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mrpistol
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2004 10:22 pm    Post subject: front spring is rubbing Reply with quote

after hearing an occasional knocking sound coming from the front right area I took a closer look.
i've noticed that the top forward facing section of my OME spring is rubbing up against the "housing" (for lack of a better word)
the driver's side spring has plenty of space on both sides so i'm wondering what the problem is with the passenger's side spring.

any ideas or fixes?
thanks
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2004 10:36 pm    Post subject: Re: front spring is rubbing Reply with quote

mrpistol wrote:
after hearing an occasional knocking sound coming from the front right area I took a closer look.
i've noticed that the top forward facing section of my OME spring is rubbing up against the "housing" (for lack of a better word)
the driver's side spring has plenty of space on both sides so i'm wondering what the problem is with the passenger's side spring.

any ideas or fixes?
thanks


Are you sure that the spring has not come unseated in some way? On our '02 Sport, there are no spring retainers. So it's possible that the spring has shifted out of the notch/seat. I don't think it's a control arm problem cause 2.5" is not enough to cause them to "pull the axle back" that much...unless one is bent or something.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2004 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i don't have spring retainer clips on either side...but i don't think it's come loose....it looked like the bottom was tucked all the way into the notch...
i'll give it another look-see though
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2004 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mine did the same thing, I had the OME lift and no adj trackbar up front. looking at the passenger side post that the spring goes around and the bumpstop goes on, it was bent from factory when compared to the drivers side. I installed a JKS adjustable trackbar up front, it centered the axle, and moved the coil away from the post, and now the coil doesn't contact that post anymore, even when disconnected and at full flex
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2004 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

roadkill wrote:
mine did the same thing, I had the OME lift and no adj trackbar up front. looking at the passenger side post that the spring goes around and the bumpstop goes on, it was bent from factory when compared to the drivers side. I installed a JKS adjustable trackbar up front, it centered the axle, and moved the coil away from the post, and now the coil doesn't contact that post anymore, even when disconnected and at full flex

This is exactly what I was going to ask. Is your front axle centered?

When you lift a TJ, the front axle will shift towards the driver's side unless you lengthen the effective length of the trackbar. There's 2 ways. Either get yourself and adjustable trackbar (Currie, RE, and JKS are all good reliable units) or redrill the mount hole on the axle bracket towards the passenger side.

I recommend getting an adjustable trackbar.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2004 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks guys, that's probably it
an re adjustable front trackbar is on "the list".....but behind a few other things.....it's only money Crying or Very sad
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