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    Posted: 14 Nov. 2019 at 6:47pm
Hi all

i just put new springs on my jeep and it leans to the driver side about 1".... it leaned BEFORE i did the springs too.
i think its just the driver side rear... but its kind of annoying.

im thinking of just throwing a spacer block in there on the river rear, and calling it "fixed" but have any of you had this issue too?
what resolved it for you?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jeeper50 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Nov. 2019 at 8:01pm
Keep your old springs for spares

and search google for the jeep lean answer which has eluded so many of us over the years and we all get used to it.



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If you put the spacer on the driver side it will lean worse as you will essentially be putting a lowering block there....(unless you have done a spring over)

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stev Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Nov. 2019 at 9:53pm
I put an 11 leaf spring on the drivers rear.  Left the passenger side with a standard nine.  It sits level now.
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lol

thanks for the link
sounds like this is an OEM "feature " to have....

yeah the guy i bought this from had a 10 leaf on the driverside and 9 on the passenger side... and it still leaned!
and now i have 2 brand new 9 leafs... still leans

i think i may need that drop spacer on the passenger side then.....
like this guy made



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I added a full-length leaf to my left rear spring pack and also put a KYB gas pressurized shock on that corner.  That combo helped a lot.  This was about 4 years ago.

Jack Sprat grew way too fat, 
His jeep began to lean; 
So he lost some weight and fixed his spring, 
They're now a mean jeep team
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I don't plan on having CHUG sitting around long enough to worry about heavy side lean. LOL Course I have a HUGE Series 31 Battery, Air compressor, and will have a very well stuffed tool box all on the Right. And a Tubing header and aluminum intake manifold on the left and with a heavier Steering Box and mount.My Alternator and Starter both weigh less then the stock monsters. So who knows untilits done.

I doubt I will notice the lean from the drivers seat. LOL
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I usually handle the lean on my rig by getting in it and driving it. Still leans but I’m having so much fun I can’t bring myself to care about the Lean. 
Sometimes if I walk by it in the garage and it# leaning, and I notice, I’ll shake the roll bar a little until it doesn’t lean so much. Pretty cheap and even a terrible mechanic like me can do it successfully.
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Originally posted by smfulle smfulle wrote:

I usually handle the lean on my rig by getting in it and driving it. Still leans but I’m having so much fun I can’t bring myself to care about the Lean. 
Sometimes if I walk by it in the garage and it# leaning, and I notice, I’ll shake the roll bar a little until it doesn’t lean so much. Pretty cheap and even a terrible mechanic like me can do it successfully.



i like this
fun out-weighs a lot
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