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Old 12-06-2010, 09:26 AM
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4-link lift question

I installed the Pure Performance Triple threat 4.5" lift.

This is the problem......

My driver side stabilizing end link is touching my coil spring.
The passenger side is about 5/8" away from the spring. (I think that's ok)

My track seems to be within 1/4", so thats not the problem.
I measured between the front tire and the front bumper on both sides, and theres about 3/4" difference. The driver side is 3/4 closer to the front bumper.

However, the measurements between the axle and the radius arm brackets are within a 1/16" from each side?

Not sure what the problem is?

Any advice?

Note: I haven't gone for an alignment yet, but theres no directional pull in the front end while driving.

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Blair
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Sir

From what I think you are saying, the sway bar end links are making contact with one coil and not the other coil. Hopefully, that is correct.

It could be several things and or a combination of them. The coil spring on the one side could possibly be not sitting in the spring seats properly causing it to bow forward more than it should and or it could be caster (axle rotation) related or axle position related through adjustments with the control arms and or track bar.

A few digital pictures would help a great deal...

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Old 12-06-2010, 11:20 AM
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Yes, that is correct!

The Coil spring is seated properly as it only fits one way, at least on my vehicle it does.

I'll try and get some pictures soon!

Thanks,
Blair
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Sir

From what I think you are saying, the sway bar end links are making contact with one coil and not the other coil. Hopefully, that is correct.

It could be several things and or a combination of them. The coil spring on the one side could possibly be not sitting in the spring seats properly causing it to bow forward more than it should and or it could be caster (axle rotation) related or axle position related through adjustments with the control arms and or track bar.

A few digital pictures would help a great deal...

JP
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:25 AM
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Sounds good. Is one coil bowing more than the other? Is there anything that is noticeable to you?

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Old 12-06-2010, 11:47 AM
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No, the coils seem to be fine in my opinion.

But like I said, the driver's side of the axle is about .75" closer to the front bumper than the passenger side. However, when measuring from the back side of the axle, the distance from the axle to the radius arm bracket is the same on both sides (1/16" difference)

So is the front bumper not perfectly aligned on both sides? or is it just a coincidence?

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Sounds good. Is one coil bowing more than the other? Is there anything that is noticeable to you?

JP
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:57 AM
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Are the 4 link arms adjusted properly? Are they the same length side to side?
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They are exactly the same, that's why the distance from the rear of the Axle to the Radius mounting brackets are the same on both sides. Actually, there is a 1/16" difference, so I assume that the one bar is slightly longer? But they certainly appear to be the same.

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Are the 4 link arms adjusted properly? Are they the same length side to side?
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Here are some pictures.....

Note: "Driver side picture(2)" appears as though the spring has a curve in it, but it does not, its just the way it looks in the picture.ATTACH]20206[/ATTACH]

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4-link lift question-passenger-side.jpg

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