Front Driver Side Coil Bowing

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Hey yall all still owe me $25 a head for running that whiner off 🤣🤣🤣

That’s a deal after my Covid price increase went into effect, giving you the pre-Covid pricing.



Venmo works 😅

I’m not paying! As much as enjoy ASK ANDY G., there was quite a bit of entertainment in a ZEDD thread
 
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I’m laughing my head off- we don’t have way to “write” anyone up-

I just get on here and act like I’m the sheriff and make up stuff- I’m just a guy with a Jeep and cell phone 🤣🤣

It’s pure self entertainment- I’ve got a complete schtick of junk I’ve made up to amuse myself. My main goal lately is for Chris to fix it so I can “like” my own posts.

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Wait wait wait, you’re going to write me up for making a duplicate thread so I can possibly reach others who may not have seen it to help me?

Isn’t this about helping one another?
I can see if I posted the same question 3 times in a few days but come on

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When you put an eccentric load on a spring or a load that isn't parallel to the coil axis, the spring will bow. It's the nature of the beast. However, how much it bows varies with the spring design, end constraints, the load on it, the consistency of the coil winding, and the degree of eccentricity (how much off-center the load is). Typically, the lower the spring rate, the more it bows from the eccentric load. Seeing the pictures doesn't surprise me, but, if everything is the same from passenger to driver side, both should act similarly. Can you post a picture of the passenger side?

Edit: I meant to also say that the inherent design of the TJ suspension puts an eccentric load on the springs, so bowing is not unexpected.
 
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When you put an eccentric load on a spring or a load that isn't parallel to the coil axis, the spring will bow. It's the nature of the beast. However, how much it bows varies with the spring design, end constraints, the load on it, the consistency of the coil winding, and the degree of eccentricity (how much off-center the load is). Typically, the lower the spring rate, the more it bows from the eccentric load. Seeing the pictures doesn't surprise me, but, if everything is the same from passenger to driver side, both should act similarly. Can you post a picture of the passenger side?

Edit: I meant to also say that the inherent design of the TJ suspension puts an eccentric load on the springs, so bowing is not unexpected.

Passenger side is pretty vertical so that’s why I’m confused.
Excuse the tape I had some touch up work after trying to get that damn spring in.

Any thoughts?

A few have suggested bar CA bushings
 
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When you put an eccentric load on a spring or a load that isn't parallel to the coil axis, the spring will bow. It's the nature of the beast. However, how much it bows varies with the spring design, end constraints, the load on it, the consistency of the coil winding, and the degree of eccentricity (how much off-center the load is). Typically, the lower the spring rate, the more it bows from the eccentric load. Seeing the pictures doesn't surprise me, but, if everything is the same from passenger to driver side, both should act similarly. Can you post a picture of the passenger side?

Edit: I meant to also say that the inherent design of the TJ suspension puts an eccentric load on the springs, so bowing is not unexpected.

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When you put an eccentric load on a spring or a load that isn't parallel to the coil axis, the spring will bow. It's the nature of the beast. However, how much it bows varies with the spring design, end constraints, the load on it, the consistency of the coil winding, and the degree of eccentricity (how much off-center the load is). Typically, the lower the spring rate, the more it bows from the eccentric load. Seeing the pictures doesn't surprise me, but, if everything is the same from passenger to driver side, both should act similarly. Can you post a picture of the passenger side?

Edit: I meant to also say that the inherent design of the TJ suspension puts an eccentric load on the springs, so bowing is not unexpected.

Mind you the drivers side is so bad it’s rubbing hard against the coil tower
 

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Nothing looks obvious to me, but I’ve only just begun my TJ journey, myself, so I’ve nowhere near the experience of most on this forum. However, since you‘ve swapped springs and both look good on the passenger side, and both look bad on the driver side, I’d suspect something is up with top and bottom mounts. Can you put an angle finder on the top and bottom mounts on both sides to see if the driver side mounts are farther from parallel than the passenger side?
 

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lets see some other angles... im interested in how your track bar is affecting this. some photos from the front would. be good. is the driver coil also bending in under the frame?

if you disconnect track bar and steering does the problem go away?

you can put weight on it without the steering or track bar hooked up, there is enough triangulation in the arms to keep it from doing anything too stupid.

Your control arms look stock from what i can see.
 
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