Fixing driver side lean

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My wife's FJ has a pretty good driver side lean, it's like a little over an inch I believe. It has an Icon suspension set for a 2.5" lift. Can I adjust the driver side shock preload to raise it and level it out? Does it matter if the preload doesn't match the passenger side?
 

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3 bolts on top of the shock tower (likely 14mm) and the 19mm nut/bolt through the eyelet at the bottom of the shock. You'll have to remove the wheels and the steering tie rod (castle nut at the spindle). If your springs are spec'd for true L/R then you'll want the proper springs on each side.
 

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You won't have to disassemble the springs or anything. With the 3 on top and the one large bolt on bottom, they should drop right out of the towers (OK, maybe a little wrangling will be necessary), but it's not difficult.
 
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