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Old 02-23-2011, 06:33 PM
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Re: Puzzeled over coil and axle angle.

Ahhh, I forgot that was your username! Now I know who you are

I'll slide under mine and see if I can grab a pic for you
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:33 PM
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Re: Puzzeled over coil and axle angle.

well, I was going to suggest that if the vehicle was drivable, you go down a straight stretch of road and have someone follow behind you and they watch to see if the front and rear wheels are tracking in a straight line. regardless, something looks wonky to me.

I have rear air bags so my bump stops are removed, but my springs are straight.
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:44 PM
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Re: Puzzeled over coil and axle angle.

Here is mine from my WK - axle supported by jackstand, under full weight of the body.

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Old 02-23-2011, 06:47 PM
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Re: Puzzeled over coil and axle angle.

Yeah, that's how mine looks too ^^^^^^

I've tried to get pics, but on the ground with wheels on is bloody hard.

This is all I could manage;


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Re: Puzzeled over coil and axle angle.

Just went out and pulled the other wheel off and that spring looks much better? Measured the angle of both coil seats an they were the same as thought maybe one wasn't welded on correctly. Checked axle tube for straightness and both measured the same there as well.
Looks more and more like a partially collapsed coil you think?
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Re: Puzzeled over coil and axle angle.

Thanks for the pictures guys.
Does anyone have a angle finder and measure the coil seat angle or the back of the diff?
My diff is at 7 degrees and both coil or bumpstop plates are at 6 degrees.
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Re: Puzzeled over coil and axle angle.

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well, I was going to suggest that if the vehicle was drivable, you go down a straight stretch of road and have someone follow behind you and they watch to see if the front and rear wheels are tracking in a straight line. regardless, something looks wonky to me.

I have rear air bags so my bump stops are removed, but my springs are straight.
Have taken it for a drive but didn't know about this at the time. Front is way out of alignment anyway with a bent knuckle on one side and a bent steering rack end on the other so would have been hard to tell any tracking issues.

I am cutting all the frame mounts off anyway but was taking measurements and angles to make sure it went back together on the Willys PU frame the same. Obviously I dont want to transfer a mistake.
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:06 PM
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Re: Puzzeled over coil and axle angle.

I don't have an angle finder, but, can you find a consistent measurement from side to side to compare, ie, trying to get a wheelbase measurement not affected by the prang.
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Re: Puzzeled over coil and axle angle.

Does the shock absorber appear bent anywhere?
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Re: Puzzeled over coil and axle angle.

Measured both shock angles and are indentical. Measured from the transmission crossmember back to the lower control arm mounting points and were within 1/8" or 3 mm of each other.
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Re: Puzzeled over coil and axle angle.

I'd pop both rear springs out and take a gander at them. swap them side to side if they look the same.
It's a wierd one!
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Re: Puzzeled over coil and axle angle.

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Not at full droop but normal ride height there. The axle is fully supported on a axle stand and is carrying full weight of the body.
Would anyone be kind enough to throw an angle gauge on the diff cover, or the flat spot next to it on the back of the axle, so I can compare? Mine is at 7 degrees.

I just measured mine and got 4 degrees. I measured off the bottom off the diff just behind the drive shaft. There are 2 nodular flat sections about 1" square that come down from the diff. Hard to explain. It was tough to get up under there, I'm used to lifted wranglers.

It appears that your pinion may be way off. I know you visually check you arms and brackets, but you make have a few brackets/arms that are tweaked just enough to throw you pinion off. I would think that this would cause the ride to be a little rougher in the rear, maybe not noticeable however. Doubtful that it would be the lower control arms since they would have to extend out to create the pinion you have. I would double check your upper arms and brackets.

Let me know if you need any other measurements or readings. I can grab them for you. Best of luck!
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