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Old February 23rd, 2016, 12:42 PM
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Leveling Vehicle Stance

for sure, to be filed under 'there-are-bigger-fish-to-fry', but let's get it out there:

my truck is pretty level front-to-back, but not left-to-right

from the front, and measured from the ground, the bottom of front bumper on passenger RH side is 23 1/8" and 22 5/8" on driver LH side

from the passenger RH side, eyebrow measures 36 3/4" front and rear...sweet

from the driver LH side, front eyebrow measures 36 1/4" and rear eyebrow is 36"...weird, but close enough

so basically sitting 1/2" lower on the driver LH side

is this worth addressing? if so, how?

thanks!

sorry for the poor cell phone image, looks worse in person



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Old February 23rd, 2016, 12:46 PM
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OME sells spring packers, I'd just grab some of them. If it were a 90 I'd say isolators.
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Old February 23rd, 2016, 12:54 PM
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Also check free length of the springs to see if swapping left and right would make it better or worse.

A 110 is heavier on the left than the right and worse if LHD.
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Old February 23rd, 2016, 12:59 PM
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Sounds as though the springs are on the wrong sides. Without anyone in it they are supposed to sit high on the drivers side so when you get in it it is level.

Or, just get a fat co-pilot.
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Old February 23rd, 2016, 12:59 PM
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OME sells spring packers, I'd just grab some of them. If it were a 90 I'd say isolators.
thanks Zack!

i had to google that and found this - heh

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...eft-13806.html
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Expedition Exchange will sell match springs (equal length).
I'm not keen on on the lean either.
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Old February 23rd, 2016, 01:16 PM
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Expedition Exchange will sell match springs (equal length).
I'm not keen on on the lean either.
You don't want equal springs. A LHD 110 is especially heavier on the left side and needs longer springs on the left. Engine, gearbox, battery and controls are all on the left.
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Old February 23rd, 2016, 01:38 PM
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You don't want equal springs. A LHD 110 is especially heavier on the left side and needs longer springs on the left. Engine, gearbox, battery and controls are all on the left.
AFAIK the gearbox and engine are pretty much in between the rails, slightly offset and I'm guessing sort of compensated by the LT230 being dropped on the right side
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1/2" puck of aluminum under the LH side spring perches. Done and not even visible.
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Old February 23rd, 2016, 01:51 PM
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AFAIK the gearbox and engine are pretty much in between the rails, slightly offset and I'm guessing sort of compensated by the LT230 being dropped on the right side
Pretty sure it is 2" or so and the engine and gearbox weigh a lot more than the transfer case.
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1/2" puck of aluminum under the LH side spring perches. Done and not even visible.
interesting

i have no idea where to begin - local machine shop ?

but interesting

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Old February 23rd, 2016, 02:04 PM
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The leveling shims are cheaper and easier than spring spacers unless it was something you were doing yourself from scrap.

Like I said, first check your springs. It is pretty common for them to being installed on the wrong sides by some previous owner...
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Sounds as though the springs are on the wrong sides. Without anyone in it they are supposed to sit high on the drivers side so when you get in it it is level.

Or, just get a fat co-pilot.
If you research the factory spring specifications you will find that factory made them different lengths from left to right. A static truck unloaded will sit differently than when it is loaded.
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