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  • Help! My Jeep leans.

    I just installed a Rubicon Express 5-1/5" lift and now my Jeep is 1" higher on the driver side. Both coils are sitting in the buckets correctly and I've driven it around and it didn't settle. Before I call Rubicon Express would anyone like to help diagnose the problem. I'm in Tyler. You can either come to my house or I can come to you or I'm open to any suggestion. Thanks in advance.

  • #2
    Whole driver side or just one corner higher?
    Was there any lift on previously?


    • #3
      I just checked. 5/8" high at the driver side rear and 1" high at the driver side front.
      Yes. There was a crappy 4" Rough Country.


      • #4
        Have you cycled the suspension? Any binding?
        - 1988 XJ Base - I don't actually drive it. It just sits in the driveway while I throw parts at it.

        - 1990 XJ Laredo - Old and busted, but it'll get the job done!

        - 1996 XJ Sport - It's red. What else can I say?

        - 1997 XJ Country - My wife wanted something "pretty".

        - 1998 XJ Limited - Cheap and leathery.


        • #5
          I did a quick Google search. Apparently not all that uncommon on a JK. There are a few things mentioned in the post below that you can check. I've also read where someone disconnected the rear sway bar and it evened out so they went and bought adjustable sway bar links... though I'm not sure what to think about that. Hope you figure it out.

          2004 TJ ex-X Model :
          3.5" Rock Krawler Springs, Rock Krawler Adj. Control Arms, Fox 2.0 Shocks, 33x12.50R15 MTRs, TeraFlex High Steer System, TeraFlex 2WD Low Range Kit, TeraFlex Extreme Short SYE, Adam's CV Rear Driveshaft, G2 4.10 Gears, Dana 30 front with G2 Chromoly Shafts & Aussie Locker, Rubicon Dana 44 rear with G2 Chromoly Shafts & Detroit Locker, Durango 160A Alternator, Rugged Ridge Nautic 9500lb Winch with Synthetic Rope


          • #6
            Thanks Guys. I've put 10 or 20 miles on it and it has settled a little but still about 5/8" off. I would normally say that's not enough to worry about but you can see it. I will try to flex it this weekend and see if that helps.


            • #7
              I have a Metalcloak lift and mine leans right also. We worked on several at the shop and they all leaned.
              2016 JKU Rubicon Hardrock
              3.5 MetalCloak game changer ARB edition
              35" BFG KM2
              17x9 Mayhem Monstir wheels


              • #8
                Any update, OP? Did you check all the springs if they are seated correctly?


                • #9
                  I would suggest some Fall Guys style jumps to get everything to settle in nice:
                  2004 Grand Cherokee (WJ), Laredo 4.0
                  4.5" Frankenstein Short Arm lift, Rusty ADJ CA's, trussed Waggy 44 Front & 44HD Rear; 35x12.50 Hercules M/T mounted on Micky Thompson Classic Lock II 17x9


                  • sjlplat
                    sjlplat commented
                    Editing a comment
                    I noticed the Fall Guy truck always sits perfectly level. This is surely the solution!