Angled Springs?

Dorkchop

Weekend Wheeler
hi all, while doing some upkeep on my JKUR, I noticed that both of my rear springs are bowed and my sway bar links are angled towards the front of the rig (they aren't straight up and down). I know that the springs can bow but mine are more like a Z shape and it almost seems like the rear axle is pushed back by an inch or two. Performance wise, all works good, the rear track bar is straight (with no weird angles) and everything is torqued correctly. Sorry for the poor quality photo and no, the spring isn't hitting the track bar, just the angle of the shot).
Any ideas?
I have a 2 inch Poly Performance Stage II lift
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Pthorpe84

Moderator
Staff member
hi all, while doing some upkeep on my JKUR, I noticed that both of my rear springs are bowed and my sway bar links are angled towards the front of the rig (they aren't straight up and down)....
Did you change out your control arms? Its possible that they may have pushed your axle back. More pictures would be great.
 

Dorkchop

Weekend Wheeler
nope, control arms haven't changed and all are tight, no play at all. i'll try to get some more photos and post them up
 

Pthorpe84

Moderator
Staff member
hmmm. I might have some angle correcting spacers I could send you to see if it helps. Im out of town right now, but I will send them to you if it will help. Also will check my sway bar links to see how they are oriented.

Maybe I can get Will to chime in here.
 

Cloaked Willys

Jeep Fanatic
Looking at your pics it looks like your pinion is too high. Normally with the stock shaft you are 3-5° below inline with the shaft and 1-2° on an aftermarket. You may want to pull a turn or 2 out of the top or ad them to the lower arm. Coil correction wedges would be an option too if that doesn't fit it.
 

Dorkchop

Weekend Wheeler
@Pthorpe84 thanks! I really appreciate the offer but I went ahead and ordered the metalcloak ones and maybe do an install write up on it

@Cloaked Willys thanks for the info! I checked the pinion angle and it is high, it's at 8 degrees but I also checked the pinion at the back of the transfer case and it's also at 8 degrees. I looked at my control arms and the upper are adjustable but they are maxed out and can't be adjusted to rotate the axle forward, only backward. I'll try the correcting spacers and see what happens.
 

Dorkchop

Weekend Wheeler
they're looking like their supposed to now; no more bendy-bendy banana shape to them. I took it for a test drive to Hollister and it all held up really well.
 
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