Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5/6/7/8' started by TB73CJ, Oct 10, 2019.
Just not Ilene Dover
I’ve thought about adding slightly taller body mounts on one side to correct the lean a bit. Is this totally wrong?
I wouldn't change the balance of the Jeep without checking 1st all parameters. It can be worse.
Just drive it on a flat road to feel is there is something wrong.
Then drive it in turns, left, right, to feel the situation.
And you come back on the forum to get advices from specialists. (Not me!, I am just a testing man).
Have you determined that the frame is not twisted? Are your bumpers level, but the Jeep body has the lean? Are all the body mounts solid and not collapsed?
I myself would not have different lengths for body mounts to compensate for lean.
As for me - I think it’s the frame. Everything leans.
The lean is parallel with the body and bumper, so that rules out a bad body mount.
Does the front have exactly the same lean, or level? Trying to eliminate the frame as being the culprit.
Same lean at the front.
Ok, to me the suspension is what’s causing the lean, not the frame being tweaked or twisted.
I had the same lean on the drivers side, same front to back. When I replaced all the suspension (BDS 2.5” lift with shocks) the lean was corrected. I also had frozen shackles, so replaced all hardware, etc.
I think the typical reason for the characteristic lean is in the suspension, not in the frame. Back in 1972, Jeep was replacing a lot of springs under warranty to correct for lean ... when customers complained. They developed a kit targeted at these warranty repairs that would lower the high side of any lean. It included a steel block that went between the spring and pad on the high side, along with slightly longer u-bolts to account for the block. Worked, and a lot cheaper than replacing springs. Post 25 here Jeep Lean, My Attempt To Band Aid? and instructions on the previous page.
Yes! I would have done this had the components not been worn out on my Jeep. Even on truck forums, I see guys talking about the “lean” on their trucks.
Yep, this seems like an evergreen topic. It keeps coming up no matter how many times we go over it. They lean.
Unless you live in China, then it's Irene.
I made the mod Tim mentioned for leveling the stance on my 73 CJ5. It worked perfectly. I had also replaced all the leaf springs to get back to normal lift. My old springs had flattened out.
Naaaaa. It has to be that the coriolis effect is backward.
That said, I'm another believer that it's just due to the uneven weight distribution. Anyone ever put an early/flat fender on wheel scales? I'm guessing the front-rear distribution will not be too even either. And yes, a sway bar neutralizes a lot of that. Just need one you can disconnect for off-roading.
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