Originally Posted by robpp
did a reputable shop DO the install.
suspension parts need tightened under load NOT DROOP.
the idea is that the vehicle sitting on its weight or under load places most of the components in the MIDDLE of their travel. so you tighten up that way.
perhaps something was tightened with the vehicle on the lift with weight off the wheels.
perhaps this is not the case but just throwing out ideas/
Yes, but they specialized in lifted trucks. The installer is a friend of mine, he left the bolts "loose" and lowered it down, and then tightened then on the alignment rack. However, he never cycled the suspension to get it to settle. He drove it to another bay and onto the alignment rack. Also, the bolts didn't seem loose enough to turn by hand.
I'm aware of timing/clocking bushings. When I read about it here ( Timing Bushings when lowering (How to) - Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
) though it seems like not all the bushings were loosened. He only loosed what he had to get the springs installed.
I'm going back to the alignment shop tomorrow morning with instructions. I'm going to personally oversee everything and their most knowledgeable employee is going to do it. All this company does are alignments. They have 6 Hunter machines.
I'm just hoping after ensuring all the bushings are loosened under load, we excessively cycle the bushings, align/tighten bolts, that the Jeep will be back to normal.
I'm not sure what else could have been messed up during the install....