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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-13-2000, 12:57 PM
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CJ Driver Side \"Hangin Low\"

My driver side rear sits lower than the rest of the jeep, if I pull up on the jeep it evens out...I have seen some posts on this "Sag(a)". There was some posts on checking the frame for alignment (measuring the shackle mounts versus ??) Or are there any corrective tricks I can do to even things out?? Maybe a diet??

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Re: CJ Driver Side \"Hangin Low\"

My '83 CJ-7 does the same thing. You can have the frame checked to make sure it's not twisted, but it is most likely old saggy springs. It's time for a lift anyways, isnt it? The diet thing would probably work for me as well as new springs. Maybe 2.5" lift on the right and 4" springs on the left to counter the extra drivers weight? [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img](kidding)

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Re: CJ Driver Side \"Hangin Low\"

My 77 CJ is the same way. I just put a new lift on it and it helped somewhat. I still have a slight sag and after further investigation I found that my right rear body bolt is lose. So far I havent been able to tighten it because the bolt plate has broken lose and just spins. In my case I think that if I can tighten the bolt it would level out.

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Re: CJ Driver Side \"Hangin Low\"

I think all of the jeeps do that.That must be a flaw in the manufacturing of the jeep. I bought a brand new 1979 CJ-5 and it had a bad "list" (that is boat talk)to the driver's side. When I took it to my dealer he said " No problem we can fix that". Hell, he was the dealer and I was only 17 years old I just figured they would put on a new spring>>>. When I went back to get my jeep it sure was sitting even. When I looked underneath the *******s put a spacer to lower the passenger side. That was the last time my jeep saw the dealer. Warranty or no warranty they did not have a clue. I later found out that is really the only fix for the stock suspension. I put a Rough Country on it anyway later so it was not that big of a deal.That is my $.02...seeya...
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Re: CJ Driver Side \"Hangin Low\"

Its like the old joke: The dealer gets 5 new CJs, 2 lean to the right, 2 lean to the left and one sits straight up.
The first thing the does is call the service manager and tells him to fix that "odd ball" jeep!

My 79 CJ7 has always leaned to the driver's side. Most CJs I have seen do the same thing. Its a jeep thing...

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Re: CJ Driver Side \"Hangin Low\"

Another thing you might want to look for is bending of the body tub. My CJ5 didn't have a mounts in the rear drivers corner. I always wondered what the clunk was when i went over bumps. It went on for about 4 months when i owned it, i couldn't tell how many months before me. Well the channel that supports the body and where the body mounts the frame was cracked and the body sagged from the weight. I finally got a piece of tubing and cut it to the width of the tub and bolted it up and the body straightned right away. It sits straight and level now.
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Re: CJ Driver Side \"Hangin Low\"

New lift and all , mine does the same thing.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]

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Re: CJ Driver Side \"Hangin Low\"

Mine is always passenger side low. I always thought the twist from the driveline caused it.

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Re: CJ Driver Side \"Hangin Low\"

Ill be putting a 2.5" lift on in the next month so we'll see what gives?? Anyway I guess I just need to keep giving an upward tug on the rear driver side fender to level er out.....Thanks for the info.

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