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The CJ Lean

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by 1965Tux, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. Mar 22, 2022
    truckee4x4

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    I’ve got that same rough country kit on mine, will be interesting to see how long it takes before it sags
     
  2. Mar 22, 2022
    Bondo

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    Ayuh,..... Up here in the back-country of Maine, the secondary/ town roads lean so much towards the ditch, even with a left leanin' Jeep, yer still lookin' down at a passenger,....
     
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    Beach66Bum

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    I’ve had my BDS suspension for over 5 1/2 years, it’s still like the day I put it on. Very happy with it!
     
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    jbjeeps

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    Here's another vote for BDS over Rough Country. We put BDS 2 1/2" springs and shocks on the '53 A1 about 5 years ago, nice ride. The '70 CJ5 Dauntless we bought last year came with a fairly new set of Rough Country 2 1/2" springs and shocks, rides like a buck board. I've loosened the shackle bolts and torqued them to 25 lbs and aired the tires down to 20 pounds, it helped some but it'll be getting a set of BDS when the budget allows.
     
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    hotdogtaco

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    not yet. I'm still rocking (what I believe to be) the original leaf springs from the 50s.... I'm sure they are extra tired after all these years.
     
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    jeepstar

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    bds. done
     
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    Eric

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    Can anyone post a photo or link to these blocks? Thank you in advance.
     
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    timgr

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    PeteL

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    I may have said this before, but "jeeplean" seems just a little bit like a First World Problem to me.

    Who the heck is going to notice if you are using your jeep off-road as God intended???
     
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    jeepstar

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    I notice when I'm 3" or so off camber. makes me think I have a flat, so I have to lean all the way out and look at my tires constantly. its annoying
     
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    duffer

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    But if you are pushing the envelope off road, it is going to be wheels up sooner in one direction than the other.
     
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    PeteL

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    Really? That's not leaning, that is falling over.
     
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    Madeline3b

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    I wheel Madeline enough, it don't really matter. But I can run the drivers front tire pressure up a bit to compensate, She's probably not a good role model though!
     
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    truckee4x4

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    Question about the CJ lean - is it worse across the rear frame crossmember (below the tailgate) than across the front forward of the grill? Now that I have completed my first test drive I’m wondering if I missed a bolt or some thing… we did check that the frame was straight when I sandblasted it, although that was three years ago at this point. My garage floor slopes down from the center but not by as much as the jeep is leaning.
    48090F53-2AC2-496A-8863-6A23211C35ED.jpeg
     
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    Lockman

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    Jack the rear bumper up & use that 4' level to ' See ' it's level. Then take a look around & ' See " what you discover. May need to add a leaf to the right rear ?..... But then again , I'm not expert on much, just supportive.
     
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    Joe Adams

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    Mine leans to the drivers side as most do I believe. We flipped the springs from side to side and it seems to have helped a little bit. Ours was also in a head on collision in the 80's where it pushed the driver side frame rail 11" out of alignment so we could have a completely different situation on our hands.
     
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    Rick Whitson

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    Get a heavy dog to ride with you. Problem solved.
     
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    timgr

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    They lean.
     
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    truckee4x4

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    Best answer yet
     
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    PeteL

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    One could always put 15" wheels on one side, and 16" on the other. If one cared, which one doesn't.
     
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