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post #181 of 209 Old 03-30-2013, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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I bought the relay needed for LEDs and nothing. So I pulled both relays under dash, polished up spades on them. Put em back in now everything works fine. My front side marker lights never worked and now they do. I don't get it lol

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post #182 of 209 Old 03-30-2013, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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Picked up LED plate bolts at autozone. Now I'm legal. Found some 2 1/4 side marker lights "red" for rear. That be next.

Been thinking about a TJ grill swap with round LED turn signals. Anyone done it?
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post #183 of 209 Old 04-01-2013, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Now I got fancy lights I have another problem.


Getting a hazy smoke in cab, had window open and it got all smoky. A bit of a oil smell. What to do?
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post #184 of 209 Old 04-02-2013, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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Maybe someone will respond to this!

I need a lil guidance please. I've read the term "stretched" and "reverse shackle". I've tried the search. Maybe I'm not narrowing it down. I can ever get close to what I'm wanting to know.

I posted I have swaggy springs. Been thinkin about bastard pack, but what's the stretch, were or how does it come into play? Same with the reverse shackle that eliminate the "fangs" up front?

Stock axles, SOA, 35-12.50-15 is current set up.

Thanks
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post #185 of 209 Old 04-02-2013, 06:26 PM
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Smoky engine? how bad? could be okay for years, could not. Mine got that way and then started knocking, so I replaced the engine...

Stretch moves either your front axle forward or your rear axle backwards, or both, thus stretching your wheelbase. IIRC, with the waggy springs, the pin is offset (not centered between the spring eyes) and that is where your stretch comes from. <-Not 100% sure that's what I've read about waggy springs, but I'm like 90% sure

The shackle reversal does exactly as the name implies, moves the shackles to the reverse side of the spring. This will offer benefits of ride quality, and maybe offroad ability (again, not sure) because when your tire hits a bump, it moves rearward (the natural direction it wants to) vs stock, where it wants to move forward

Hope that helps some

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post #186 of 209 Old 04-05-2013, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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Awesome afternoon with my kiddos and YJ first time with top off.





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post #187 of 209 Old 04-05-2013, 07:21 PM
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post #188 of 209 Old 04-05-2013, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks. It is my work in progress. First time with top off. I love it. Gotta put it back on Sunday unfortunately. Callin for rain Monday here.
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post #189 of 209 Old 04-10-2013, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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post #190 of 209 Old 04-10-2013, 01:03 PM
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Maybe someone will respond to this!

I need a lil guidance please. I've read the term "stretched" and "reverse shackle". I've tried the search. Maybe I'm not narrowing it down. I can ever get close to what I'm wanting to know.

I posted I have swaggy springs. Been thinkin about bastard pack, but what's the stretch, were or how does it come into play? Same with the reverse shackle that eliminate the "fangs" up front?

Stock axles, SOA, 35-12.50-15 is current set up.

Thanks
The previous poster was correct about the stretch. Opinions vary about shackle reversals. If it's a strictly offroad rig, I'd do a shackle reversal in an instant. They seem to flex better in this configuration and they seem to climb obstacles better. On road however, they create nasty bump steer that will scare the crap out of you.

If you're running 35s on stock axles, I'd start looking at a rear axle swap before thinking about a shackle reversal. On road the life span of a D35 turning 35s not real healthy. Off road, it's not "if" you're going to break it, but "when".

Edit:
I feel dumb. I didn't hit the links on your last post until I posted... If you're not going bigger than 35s, I wouldn't bother swapping the front axle. The low pinion D44 isn't that much stronger than the D30 that you have and you're going to lose so much ground clearance running a 44/60 or a 60/60 that you might as well go with bigger tires (i.e. you're robbing peter to pay paul). If you're staying on 35s, I'd just do an Explorer 8.8 swap and be done with it. If you're going bigger than 35s, you'll want a minimum of a high pinion D44 up front.

Personally, If I were going to go bigger than 35s, I'd go way bigger. Once you get all the mods in place to run 37s, you might as well set it up for 40s (just my opinion) because the price point on components isn't that much different.

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post #191 of 209 Old 04-10-2013, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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I think I'm gonna go with 8.8. Just keep the 35s. It had 37-14.50 on it when I drove it home.
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post #192 of 209 Old 04-10-2013, 08:37 PM
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Subscribed!! Great Job so far. If you have any questions about the Waggy springs or the shackle reversal, dont be afraid to ask. I am currently building one with both. I feel like a walking encyclopedia with all the info I have gained. Some things are definetly debatable but I have no problem giving you my opinion and things that I have learned.

The OP was right about the waggy springs, the center pin is 2" offset so it gives you a stretch, they also give you 2" of lift. Since you are already SOA, you should build or buy an antiwrap bar so you dont bend the springs. And for wheel hop.

The local guys that I wheel with swear by reverse shackle if you are SOA. As far as the bump steer and the nose dive issues ( those are the cons) if its built right, you wont have problems. I know Chevys for sure came stock with reverse shackles and they sold trucks so there must be a way around the problems. Like you discovered from fixing your steering...both work, one just works right.

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post #193 of 209 Old 04-10-2013, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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I've been told by many that BDS 2" on my SOA is gonna be to much. So I may do bastard S10 packs with the 5/8s booms. I have no junkyards around me with jeeps. Only jeep I've found is a late 90s and it's been picked clean. S10s are plentyful at the PP yards. I've read I could gain up to 2" lift with the bastard pack, and that the BDS even though sold as 2" will most likely be 3"+.

I'm to the point idk what exactly to do. I would like a tad bit more lift to level it out plus I want a little smoother ride. I have a $1200 budget. I was gonna try to pick up everything for 8.8 swap, get front DS made, and do something to springs.

Right now I'm lookin at

BDS 2" springs $95 ea (4)
U bolts $10 ea (8)
Bushings $70
8.8 from PP $100
DS from local shop for front $150
MORE 5/8 boomerang shackles $101.99
MORE 8.8 axle swap kit $165.99
MORE Driveshaft flange adapter $56.99

Autozone
F350 m/c NM3021 $47.99
03 Wrangler pass front brake line 78125 $15.99 (x2)
Water pump $45.99
Water pump gasket $1.49
Front brakes $34.99

Rugged Ridge SYE $173.95 "EBay store"

Water pump isn't needed but I'm replacing fan clutch, timing set, so might as well while I'm in there.

Sorry to drag it out but I'm really not sure how to spend my limit wisely. Bastard packs would save me and allow me to ditch sky jacker shocks and get something better.

Any input guys, thank you
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post #194 of 209 Old 04-10-2013, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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I haven't figured new rotors, pads, calipers for 8.8 yet either. So on that note I may have to wait on shocks a bit longer. I bought jeep feb 1 for $2200 and have put $2500 in it. I'm $4700 in it so far. I plan on keeping it so why not build it how I want it right. I gotta ditch the D35 before it has a come apart with my 35s I've already been warned enough. Lol
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post #195 of 209 Old 04-10-2013, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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http://bds-suspension.com/product-display?ma=7&yr=1990

BDS helper kit.

Same idea as bastard pack I think.
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