Sway bar end link in contact with the spring?

SWRUBI

Member
Just noticed this on my rig and wondering what it may be? What would you techies be looking for to see what's off? Can't see it clearly in the photo but it there is about a 1/32" clearance between the link and spring but some scuffing on the spring from rubbing. Bad sway bar bushings? Spring needs to be rest?? Normal don't lose sleep over it???
 

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BaddestCross

Active Member
Need more photos. Looks like spring isn't seated or your axle is pushed forward, but at this point we're guessing.
 

SWRUBI

Member
I should add - 2" Old Man Emu lift
Kinda looks like the coil is bending forward.
Bingo. Closer look there is a slight bow to the spring bulging towards the front of the vehicle. Springs have maybe 10,000 miles on them. I guess we'll ping the manufacture to see if there is a warranty possibility.
 

MericaMade

Active Member
I should add - 2" Old Man Emu lift

Bingo. Closer look there is a slight bow to the spring bulging towards the front of the vehicle. Springs have maybe 10,000 miles on them. I guess we'll ping the manufacture to see if there is a warranty possibility.
Glad its a easy fix.
 

JKbrick

Active Member
I should add - 2" Old Man Emu lift

Bingo. Closer look there is a slight bow to the spring bulging towards the front of the vehicle. Springs have maybe 10,000 miles on them. I guess we'll ping the manufacture to see if there is a warranty possibility.
I wonder what the actual lift is even though it says 2”? If you have a 2 door you may have gotten 3” or 3.5” of lift. With that said having stock control arms with no drop brackets or adjustable control arms your axle is probably tilted forward causing your springs to bow forward as well
 

bmkrinne

Caught the Bug
Sway bar links need to be about 1-2” longer to get the sway bar up slightly. You’ll have no more rubs with longer links.
 

SWRUBI

Member
Gents - thanks for all the information. Over the weekend I pulled the springs to see if there wasn't something glaring right at me. I had10mm spacers that we're sent to me after the fact and never put them in so I took this as a good opportunity to do so and what a great excuse to do just that!

With the springs pulled I measured each of them. The passenger was 1/4 - 3/8" longer than the driver side spring. The passenger measured around 19.25", the drive side was under 19" in the neighborhood of 18 7/8". Secondly, the coil isolator on the passenger side just seemed to fit right. Rotating it on top of the spring seated really nicely. The driver side seemed a little odd to me in that it didn't really have a glove like fit like the passenger side did.

Question is could these be possible culprits (shorter spring on the driver side, coil isolator)? I do have JKS adjustable track bars front and rear so don't think the drop bracket would do anything more than the JKS is accomplishing (am I right, wrong in this thinking)? Does it appear to be that I need adjustable control arms (would I need uppers, lowers, both or just one?). I'm not thinking the latter as if this were truly the case, wouldn't both sides be off to a similar extent? My hiccup appears to be isolated on the driver side only.

Thanks gang...
 
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