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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-22-2001, 02:22 AM
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LIFT PROBLEM

I recently installed a 4 inch lift, problem is one side of the jeep is about 1/2 to 3/4 inch higher than the other.
Any one have a idea as to why this is happend?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-22-2001, 05:00 AM
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well mine sags on the driver's side about 1". i remember some posts about the same thing- maybe do a search but don't remember any remedy. hard to say wher the sag is coming from. i have measured to the frame, springs, body and never really came up with an explanation. i just blew it off and drive it.

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Ill bet if I had a single seat in the center of my Jeep, for my 210lb lard ass, I would solve my ongoing 1" lean on the driver side.

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Re: LIFT PROBLEM

I know my old tub sagged about an inch before I replaced the mounts . What are you measurements at each corner of the frame ?



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check the eyes of the springs to see if they might be tweaked a little. I've heard of springs coming with the eyes bent at an incorrect angle to the spring.

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Re: LIFT PROBLEM

210? That's all, Jeff? Damn, I'm pulling 215[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] How tall are you?

As for the lean, here's an interesting thing someone told me. But of course, he could of been full of you know what. And this pertained to a TJ. He said that the higher lift kits for TJ's have problems with the Jeep leaning to the right(or left, not sure) because the engine is moved slightly more to that side. Anyone got any info on this?


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Im 5-11, and I have recently got back down to a 32" waist, but I am pretty sure that I wont blow away in a stiff breeze.
I have driven a 6" long arm TJ, and experienced the passenger side climb. The owner told me to crank the wheel to the left and mash the pedal (we were in a casino parking lot durring a tough truck type competition), damn if the driver side didnt drop like a stone and the passenger side fron climbed its way skyward, in a very funky feeling shift of weight.
One of the coil spring gurus in Vegas (Greg at Maximum Off Road), explained it to me as being related to tranny torque, and the fact that the track bar, exerts more vertical support to the passenger side in some manuevers,( I think its due to the fact that it is essentialy cantilevered), so it transferes
compression and droop loads diferently as the effective angle(the combination of gravity and induced exceleration loads) changes. ???? It actualy makes sense to me, Its just hard to explain. If you could only see me as Im angeling my arms and hands to demonstrate the forces in play, Im sure it would be as clear as mud. Edit: Or you might think I was trying to take flight.

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Re: LIFT PROBLEM

jeff, my wifers tj with the re short arm kit raises the left wheel when turning left.. just like you;'d think would happen, but when turning right nothing happens..no sway at all. my tj has the re long arm kit and its rock solid... i dont notice ANY weight transfer in corners at all. even with out swaybars, it's kinda odd.
my cj did the same thing as the short arm kit when it was spring under with soft 4" springs

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I crossed my words in the last post, the driver side rose, the passenger side dropped. But it was drastic how much it the driver side would lift even without mashing the pedal. The guy who owns it, is a co owner of Maximum Off Road, in Las Vegas, and I believe it was a Tera Lift. He actually lowered it and went down to 36" tires after a couple of months, of not getting it dialed in to his satisfaction. But not before he had the drive on 2 wheels manuever down to a science.

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I think that jeep sag is based on either a bent frame or bent springs. Most jeeps (pre 95) do sag. CJs seem to be the worst. But, just watch someone bounce around while blasting through a mud bog or super twist the frame going over a rock pile and it seems logical to me that bent metal has to have something to do with it. Just my thoughts on the subject.

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