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    Leveling Jeep with Coilover Preload

    After a wheeling trip six months ago I had a really bad passenger side lean, primarily up front. It was about 1.25" lower on the passenger side and after a thorough inspection nothing is broken or loose. I have since adjusted my preload in the front to level the Jeep, 1-1/8" driver side & 2" passenger side.

    Does the difference between the two seem excessive? Is it possible that I have a bad spring on the passenger side? Is there a way to test that?

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    Here is what I have for preload:

    FD: 0.727 FP: 1.362
    RD: 1.784 RP: 2.42

    Easiest way to test for a messed up spring is to swap sides and see if the lean follows.
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    Another note...

    I had an issue with lean when I first built my Jeep.

    It ended up being the rear upper control arms causing the suspension to be in a bind.

    I removed one of the upper rear control arms and leveled everything out. Once it was sitting good I changed the length of the removed control arm to line up with the bolt hole. Everything has been great since then. It was only off by like 3/8" but that was enough to cause a 2" lean!
    Byron Haner - Wickersham, Wa
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    Dynatrac Elite ProRock XD60/80
    40" Procomp MT, 17" B.A.D. Wheels

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