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Unread 04-23-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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4wd cable swap

Swapping my 4wd to cable activation rather than vacuum! Good idea or no?

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Unread 04-23-2013, 04:54 PM   #2
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Unread 04-23-2013, 04:56 PM   #3
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No harm, but why? Is the vacuum system broken?
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I would pass

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I have it on my Jeep. However, if you buy the posi-lok kit, you will need to plan ahead for lift height because there are two different cable lengths. It works fine and I have no complaints but so far my Jeep has not been beaten on with the kit on.
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Unread 04-23-2013, 05:26 PM   #6
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I have it, it's somewhat cheap but you could just reverse the fork and it'll always work anyway. If you're not in 4wd you wont realize its locked anyway so I just leave mine pulled anyway.

Plus it's a ***** to route. It's not as flexible as I imagined it would be
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Unread 04-23-2013, 06:25 PM   #7
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Yes vacuum system is broke. It currently has BFG A/T 33s with 3in body lift. I bought it with both on like that. I'm planning on 4 in rough country lift, bumper, winch, lockers eventually. Should I keep the body lift when I put on the 4in suspension lift or take it off
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Unread 04-23-2013, 06:30 PM   #8
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And there isn't much places to rock crawl around here so I'm mostly gunna be going thru water/mud/trails/muddy trails
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I have the Posi-lock on my 87 and I like it alot.
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Yes vacuum system is broke. It currently has BFG A/T 33s with 3in body lift. I bought it with both on like that. I'm planning on 4 in rough country lift, bumper, winch, lockers eventually. Should I keep the body lift when I put on the 4in suspension lift or take it off
skip the rough country and get another mfg of lift springs.. they all sag but rough country just doesnt hold up at all.
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Unread 04-23-2013, 06:47 PM   #11
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skip the rough country and get another mfg of lift springs.. they all sag but rough country just doesnt hold up at all.
He's right. The 6" springs are the only 'heavier duty' ones but if I was gonna do it again I'd say bds or ...anything else
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Swapping my 4wd to cable activation rather than vacuum! Good idea or no?
The vacuum system is fine. Just fix it. It's not rocket science.
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