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post #44641 of 70950 Old 05-25-2013, 05:00 PM
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Question. Today when I was tinkering on the YJ, I noticed that it would be pretty easy to put the springs on top of the axle. I know this is a mod that can be done.. BUT, in doing so, does the driveshaft, or anything else need to be done?


I will start searching the forum, but was wondering from people that have actually done this, what they ran into. and possible things to watch out for?

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post #44642 of 70950 Old 05-25-2013, 05:16 PM
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Question. Today when I was tinkering on the YJ, I noticed that it would be pretty easy to put the springs on top of the axle. I know this is a mod that can be done.. BUT, in doing so, does the driveshaft, or anything else need to be done?

I will start searching the forum, but was wondering from people that have actually done this, what they ran into. and possible things to watch out for?
You will have to set your pinion angle correct but I know people who have gone soa without changing the driveshaft...all this said I would recommend a slip yoke eliminator and slip driveshaft of some sort to avoid driveline problems

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Question. Today when I was tinkering on the YJ, I noticed that it would be pretty easy to put the springs on top of the axle. I know this is a mod that can be done.. BUT, in doing so, does the driveshaft, or anything else need to be done?


I will start searching the forum, but was wondering from people that have actually done this, what they ran into. and possible things to watch out for?
Here's a thread on parts and such for an idea of what it entails
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/s...-guide-471769/

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Changed the oil , took it in for an emissions test and it passed even with a few fouled plugs. Removed the swaybar and trackbars. Replaced the engine mounts.

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post #44645 of 70950 Old 05-25-2013, 05:41 PM
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post #44646 of 70950 Old 05-25-2013, 05:44 PM
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Took my son on a spur of the moment camping trip. Do some wheeling and launch his model rocket tomorrow.

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Dude your a great dad. Its rare to come across a good dad and really rare for a great dad. Your the rarest of the rare. Thanks for setting a good example for your kids and the kids of people around you. Hopefully Ill be as good of a dad as you when I have kids. The closest I have been is the ex's kids. I really miss them

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. It started with a $200 axle, and a few thousand dollars later I was done :)
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diagnose the real issue before you start going all Obama on it - spending mad cash you'll need for other important things.

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this is also my second set of RC springs this year. I'd rather spend the money again and get something that will last.
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post #44647 of 70950 Old 05-25-2013, 05:59 PM
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As far as those mounts go, I would personally replace them both at the same time. http://www.quadratec.com/products/56...FVGf4AodM2UADA,
If you decide to make them, post the photos because that would interesting to see how it came out.
I welded one of those mounts in and within 2 weeks the metal around the stud flexed and broke off. I wasn't bottoming the shock, the patch I welded in to cover the rot hole in the frame was 3/16" thick and the shock wasn't that close to full compression. I ended up making one out of 3/16"x2" angle with gussets, and welding on the stud from the broken mount. That one got the living crap hammered out of it and hasn't shown any sign of weakening. The Quadratec ones are really cheesy and weren't much more than 1/16" thick.

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post #44648 of 70950 Old 05-25-2013, 06:03 PM
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Turned it into a jungle gym. Just built a new $600 playset and the dang kids would rather play on the jeep. LOL


I hear ya! The nieces & nephew like climbing on it as much as they like going wheelin' LOL


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Bought one of those BBQ mats to serve as a bed mat in the back of the jeep. Bought a bunch of MDF, some nails, glue etc for the new sub enclosure and some 4ga cable for the amp to replace the "8" (more like 10!)gauge that's there at the moment.



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post #44650 of 70950 Old 05-25-2013, 07:07 PM
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today - rotors, pads and calipers. tomorrow - master cylinder and booster. fun fun fun
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post #44651 of 70950 Old 05-25-2013, 07:24 PM
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Is that down there somewhere?
Its off the Mojave Hwy (Route 66) Private pond and land - LOTS of sand. We never got stuck, nothing broke, but we didn't catch any fish - so it all evened out in the end. Rocketing went very well. Kid launched it twice, one engine was a dud until we tossed it in the fire. THAT was fun.



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Dude your a great dad. Its rare to come across a good dad and really rare for a great dad. Your the rarest of the rare. Thanks for setting a good example for your kids and the kids of people around you. Hopefully Ill be as good of a dad as you when I have kids. The closest I have been is the ex's kids. I really miss them

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I'm not sure a grab-n-go camping trip, overnight, qualifies me as father of the year, but I DID let him kayak with a cast on his arm... alone. That earned me a hug. If he woulda flipped, momma would have had my hide. He had fun, ran around barefoot for a full day.. IMO that's what kids need. Less computer time, more dirt time. Thanks for the compliment.


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post #44652 of 70950 Old 05-25-2013, 07:57 PM
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Heres what I did the past 2 saturdays...

After the accident:


After first round of dent pulling:


Decided to redo my hardtop because it was supposed to be black...


Decided to apply bedliner to my stock chrome rims to give them new life.


Onto the bondo and sanding






Everything is all smooth and ready for paint and primer.


For some reason I did not take any pics of the finished repair so I will post some tomorrow.

But I finished painting the corner, fender flares, hard top and rims. Also replaced my windshield. it has been a productive 2 saturdays.

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post #44653 of 70950 Old 05-25-2013, 08:28 PM
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Justin what did you paint your hard top with ????

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post #44654 of 70950 Old 05-25-2013, 08:35 PM
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2 coats of wally world bedliner and then satin black spray can to finish it off. the last picture was pre-rattle can and was still a little wet so it looks blotchy. I will get some pics tomorrow of the finished hard top. Turned out nice and even when it was all dry.
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post #44655 of 70950 Old 05-25-2013, 09:07 PM
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Cut down my 8" rear flares, hit them with some paint, and mounted them up. Looks more "finished" and "cleaner," until I can order up some corner armor/flares...



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