Front coil spring bow just like the JL once lifted

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    After lifting my gladiator, I have a severe bow in my front cool springs. However, from what I’ve seen on the JLs, the coil bows outward away from the from. However, mine are bowing toward the frame on both sides. Anybody else having this issue?
     
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    Did you change control arms?
     
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    Did you replace the lower coil spring isolators? Do you have them indexed properly? Are the springs indexed to the isolators correctly? Are the upper spring isolators installed/indexed properly with the nubs in the correct holes? Got any pictures? <insert popcorn emoji>
     
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    Yes, upper and lower.

    I did replace the lower isolators with the ones that came with the evo Coils. I confirmed with Evo that they are daystar could isolators. Yes they are indexed at both the upper and lower indexes. Isolators are also indexed into their factory locations. I’ll try to get some pictures.

    Here is my best guess. So on the JLs, from what I’ve seen. The coils actually bow away from the from. Mine are bowing toward the frame almost touching the game actually. So I’m kind of guessing that the daystar isolators account for the outward bow and have added height on the side each isolator away from the frame ,vs the factory isolators. And it may be over compensating and pushing the coils too far toward the frame.

    I can’t imagine anybody can visualize what I just typed lol.
     
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    just curious what lift you installed?
     
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    Evo 4.5” Engorcer Overland stage 4 Plus

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    Adjust your trackbar.... Hard to tell from the pictures but what I see is the axle being too far to the driver side causing the springs to be all wonky.
     
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    It looks off center to me as well, but could just be the angle of the pics.
    Also daystar makes two different isolators. One for the Mopar coils, and another set for "aftermarket" coils. The Mopar coils are notorious for their extreme outwards bow while most aftermarket I've tried are not.
     
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    What did EVO say?
     
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    Any updates I'm having the same issue. Looks identical on 2.5 inch kit.
     
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    Do you have an electronic sway bar disconnect?

    With that much lift did it come with longer sway bar quick connects?
     
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    Have been working with EVO on this. Have gotten three alignments adjusting things to try and correct it with no luck. EVO has sent me a replacement coil, Will report back if that is the issue. As of now, bow remains
     
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    I see a stock sway bar disconnect in pic and eco kit says it comes with replacement ones. I could be wrong but springs do that when the track bar needs adjustment or they are being limited but I don't think anyone would have gotten the spring back in if something was being limited that much.
     
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    axle needs to go towards pass side would help but not sure it would make it perfect. those coils are stuffed in there, they look like they are being restricted.
     
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