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Unread 04-20-2010, 01:40 PM   #16
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Ya sorry about the horrible pics! Didnt relize till they were up larger. The springs are actually softer than my buddys (90 wrangler) so im stoked on that. Ill post pics of the bump stops later today. Does it look like i should possibly swap to some better shackles? and how may i find a torque setting for em?

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Unread 04-21-2010, 07:15 PM   #17
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Here are some pictures of the bump stops that concern me there like this on all four. Maybe im wrong. What to do here guys?
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Unread 04-21-2010, 07:19 PM   #18
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I hear from another thread on here that you can open your doors and get better flex.

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Unread 04-21-2010, 08:12 PM   #19
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I saw that post. Sounds wacko to me
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Unread 04-21-2010, 11:03 PM   #20
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I hear from another thread on here that you can open your doors and get better flex.

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Unread 04-21-2010, 11:08 PM   #21
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Here are some pictures of the bump stops that concern me there like this on all four. Maybe im wrong. What to do here guys?
I cut my bump stops off after I put my lift on. Huge difference! But you have the downside of your shocks bottoming out if your not careful. Just "trim" them a little. There is prob 4in of rubber there. Maybe more.


You mean flex like dissss?
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Unread 04-22-2010, 12:21 AM   #22
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Here are some pictures of the bump stops that concern me there like this on all four. Maybe im wrong. What to do here guys?
Here is a pic of my front axle the day I finished putting on my lift:


As you can see, with only 4" springs there wasn't a whole heck of a lot of room between the rubber bump stops and the bump stop extenders included in the kit. Kind-of defeats the purpose of axle articulation.

Shortly thereafter, I removed those extentions along with the track bar and sway bars (and added 5/8" booms) and the flex is very good for a SUA setup. The shocks don't bottom out, but I would wager a guess that if I were any higher suspension-wise they probably would. (So for more room I added TJ flares and soon hope to add a 1" BL).
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Unread 04-22-2010, 03:14 PM   #23
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Here are some pictures of the bump stops that concern me there like this on all four. Maybe im wrong. What to do here guys?
Like we've been saying. Disconnect the sway and tracs and flex it out. If you have room for up travel and there's no danger of inverting the springs, then your next step would be to remove the axle bump spacer...not the rubber bump itself. The spacer can be adjusted/cut down to accomodate what you need. Again, you're more than welcome to flex it out here and I'b happy to re-weld the spacers if need be for ya. BUT GET THOSE BARS OFF AND CHECK IT FIRST!





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Unread 04-22-2010, 03:22 PM   #24
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For the OP... get yourself a set of sway disco's. IIRC I have the RE's and they work well. (when I use them. hehe.) Don't remove the bumps until you know where your springs will max out. Most likely you won't need to. Depending on what kind of shackles you have... grease them up and re-torque to no more than 50-60 lbs.

If you need to test them out, I have a nice little hill you can borrow.







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Unread 04-22-2010, 03:54 PM   #25
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Like we've been saying. Disconnect the sway and tracs and flex it out. If you have room for up travel and there's no danger of inverting the springs, then your next step would be to remove the axle bump spacer...not the rubber bump itself. The spacer can be adjusted/cut down to accomodate what you need. Again, you're more than welcome to flex it out here and I'b happy to re-weld the spacers if need be for ya. BUT GET THOSE BARS OFF AND CHECK IT FIRST!
Thanks Alot. Just got the bars off. Now going out to get the sway off. Where about do you live? I see your from my area?
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Unread 04-22-2010, 06:35 PM   #26
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Got the sway/track bars removed just now...Going out for a test run..Pics to come..Thanks guys!
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Unread 04-22-2010, 09:13 PM   #27
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Thanks Alot. Just got the bars off. Now going out to get the sway off. Where about do you live? I see your from my area?
Ranchos, just off 12. 'bout 10 min. from blackstone/herndon.
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Unread 04-22-2010, 09:18 PM   #28
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Got the sway/track bars removed just now...Going out for a test run..Pics to come..Thanks guys!
Well, at least you're an eager beaver. no need to pull the whole sway, just the links. oh well, it will be easy to pull off the links if you decide to get disco's.




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Unread 04-22-2010, 09:25 PM   #29
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yeah put the sway bar back on and get some disco's
I still need to pull my rear trac bar.
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Unread 04-22-2010, 09:45 PM   #30
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Ranchos, just off 12. 'bout 10 min. from blackstone/herndon.
Ah man your right down the 99 from me then. We need to get together so i can pick your brain about some stuff and wheel this thing. Thanks again for the help!
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