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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-14-2001, 10:25 AM
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This jeep lean thing...

Its about got the best of me...Im sick of looking at a lopsided cj5. Im going to do something about it! It sits nearly 2" lower on the drivers side.

Im either going to add a leaf on the drivers side rear or have my springs re arced on the drivers side. Any suggestions..

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-14-2001, 11:30 AM
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Find out why it sags just on the drivers side. I doubt that your springs would just sag 2" front and rear on your drivers side. If you do decide to re-arch or replace your springs remember that springs should be replaced at least two at a time (front and rear) if not all 4 at one time.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 03-14-2001, 11:47 AM
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I see you have a 75 5 too. Yours doesnt lean?

My 5 leaned with the stock leafs on it and now leans with the 2.5" lift springs too????



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Re: This jeep lean thing...

I had the same thing on the right ft. of a cj-7, I tried new springs several times, I also tried tweaking the frame on a rack, but I couldn't get rid of it. Maybe add another long leaf on that side, and try it. It's a jeep thing

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I had a 1.25 in sag on the drivers side of my 76 CJ5 with rough county 2 1/2 lift, when I bought it. I immediately said, oh must be the springs on drivers side, I went out bought a new superlift 2 1/2 lift. After the install, I was shocked to find, the exact same sag. Now $300.00 something later wasted.

I then tried taking a spring leaf out of the old springs and put it in just the driver rear. Fixed it down to about 1/2 to 3/4 of inch. I have since taken it out just to keep left and right same. Looking at my shackles in the rear I see that one has a different slope or angle, Someday I will figure the mystery out, IF YOU DO LET US ALL KNOW.

So dont just go buy new springs, I have been told that Jeep in the earlier years where designed with some sag on drivers side (FOR TORQUE OR SOMETHING" and a LARGE amount would be from tweaked frame.

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Re: This jeep lean thing...

My YJ leaned to the passengers side a bit until I swapped to a larger motor. Then it was almost level.

I recently installed the pro comp coil spring conversion kit and now it leans to the passenger side again by almost 1". After I go wheeling it leans to the drivers side by the same amount?!

My buddies CJ5 leans to the drivers side almost 2" and after he wheels its level for a couple of days.

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Try swapping the springs from side to side and see if it helps. Also, on a '75 it doesn't matter which end of the springs is front and which is rear. Now don't think I'm confused with the difference between the front springs and rear springs. On my '75 one of the springs on the front has the clamp (only one clamp per spring on mine) in front of the axle and the other side has it behind the axle. Sometimes I wonder if this is what makes mine lean 3/4 lower on the driver's side. It doesn't bother me anymore so I haven't switched on of them around to find out. I can't imagine looking at 2" of difference though.

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Re: This jeep lean thing...

My 5 didnt lean with the stock springs, but when converted to soa and yj springs its off by about 1/2". I swapped springs around and still high on pass. side. Off the ground all measurements are the same, but back on ground it off?

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Ya, that 2" looks even worse when I put my trail rack on!! I guess if looks are the only thing im worried about I could mount my trail rack crooked and it'd even things out[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]!!

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I thought y'all Jeepers would be more creative than this! Go find yourself a big fat girl, and drive her around for a week or so. If you normally are driving your Jeep by yourself, you've got at least a 150lb load or so on the driver's side. Over time, it'll have its effect. The obese passenger trick should equal it out.



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