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I have a 1980 cj-7 and if you measure from the passenger side front shackle down it is 16 1/4 inch annd the driver side is 15 inches any ideas Thanks

 
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It is probably your springs sagging. Measure the distance from the shackle to the top of the axle. If they are different it's because the springs are flexing more on one side than another.

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Sounds like a good set up for the Indy 500. My jeep is like that in the rear, But it doesn't give any problems. Take along a heavy friend or add an extra battery. Or, do like me and don't sweat it.
Good Jeepin

 

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Most CJs lean a little, mine does. Its like the old joke about the dealer that got in 5 new CJs, 2 leaned to the right, 2 leaned to the left and one stood up right. He immediately called his service manager and made him fix the odd ball!
Like Raduckal said, don't worry about it.

 
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Even with new springs it may lean. You can make or have made simple spacers out of plate steel approx 1" thick to put between the shackle mount and the frame rail but this is borderline Mickey rigging. How about swapping the springs side for side? This may help. Good luck.



 

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This happens on older CJ's due to frame stress. You can adjust things all day long, but the reason the drivers side is lower is due to the frame being
slightly bent on that side, throwing the lines out of trueness. It can be straightened and reinforced - but is it worth the expense?
A guy on the scrambler board checked it to be around $1000 to fix.....oh, well, on the trail, who will notice anyway?


Keep on Jeepin'
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