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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-22-2002, 03:19 AM
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Leaning Samurai

My 94 Samurai leans to the drivers side front, spring has been changed and all 4 shockers, why would this be possible?, any cheap fix?
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Re: Leaning Samurai

i did a spoa in my 94 and it leans to the pass side. i checked all the spings and found my rears to be shot. parked on a leave paved area i noticed one rear leaf had less of a arch than the other. dont know if this is the case with yours but maybe you could try doing the same thing to give you an idea on where the problem is.
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Mine does the same thing it is a combination of things worn springs due to the added weight of having mainly one person in the car with soft springs, this also compresses the body rubbers it only needs to be a n inch or so and it can cause a noticably lean from corner to corner. mine was also accentuated by the way i parked. Because i had to angle park 45 degrees I had to swing into the spot and having the rear locked up it caused the rear end to twist the springs and shackles so it was actually constantly putting pressure on the springs distorting them.

The only solutions i can think of would be swap springs around, new body mount bushings and put a slightly bigger tyre on the drivers side front ; )
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Re: Leaning Samurai

Does it have a SPOA installed?

There is a possibility that whoever installed it switched around the perches on the front as this will cause a slight lean to the driver's side.

The passenger side perch on a properly-designed (and installed) SPOA is slightly shorter than the rest to compensate for the slope of the axle caused by the offset differential. If this perch is swapped with the driver's side perch when installed (!), there will be a lean to the suspension.

There's a 99% chance that this is not the problem, but it is worth checking.
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Re: Leaning Samurai

It has no spoa fitted only 2" twisting shackles and new shockers all round, the drivers side spring is visually bowed up less than the passenger side, which is still more than the original spring that was replaced.
The idea i have is to swap all springs from one side to the other and then put add-a-leafs on to raise and stiffen the standards, do you think this may work ?
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It has no spoa fitted only 2" twisting shackles and new shockers all round, the drivers side spring is visually bowed up less than the passenger side, which is still more than the original spring that was replaced.
The idea i have is to swap all springs from one side to the other and then put add-a-leafs on to raise and stiffen the standards, do you think this may work ?.
I will check all front body mounts at the same time.
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