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Unread 06-21-2011, 10:41 PM   #46
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Update:
Took it to RC a couple times did blacks fine. Still have to build some sliders but it works! The rear brackets are being cut out this week so it looks like my wallet will be very empty soon.



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Unread 06-24-2011, 04:40 PM   #47
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loveeeeee the set up.

in the very distant future i would love to do the same
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Unread 06-30-2011, 09:06 AM   #48
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great looking jeep .What the part number on the shock and shock springs .
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Unread 06-30-2011, 09:28 AM   #49
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Took it to RC a couple times did blacks fine. Still have to build some sliders but it works! The rear brackets are being cut out this week so it looks like my wallet will be very empty soon.
Awesome. Looks great. I'm surprised you haven't gotten use to the empty wallet yet. I thought all jeep owners were used to it.
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Unread 06-30-2011, 09:55 AM   #50
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Shocks are Fox remote reservoir coilovers 2" body 12" travel. Springs are QA1 2.5" ID.

the brackets and joints were picked up last night. Its going to raucsh next weekend, then probably starting the rear 4 link after that.
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Unread 07-19-2011, 06:36 PM   #51
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great looking jeep .What the part number on the shock and shock springs .
Thanks like 1 ton yj said 12" 2.0 fox remote res coilovers with tender coils and 10" 200lb over 12" 300lb springs.

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Awesome. Looks great. I'm surprised you haven't gotten use to the empty wallet yet. I thought all jeep owners were used to it.
Yeah I'm used to it. Just trying to spread out some of the cost buying everything I need in one lump some would be painful. Ordering rear shocks and stuff next week.
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Unread 07-28-2011, 01:16 PM   #52
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How much for the frame brackets?
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Unread 07-28-2011, 01:33 PM   #53
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Awesome Jeep dude!
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Unread 08-13-2011, 08:51 AM   #54
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Been stock piling some parts for the last month. I've got just about everything I need. The list is atlas 4.3, rear coilovers, ufc truss, custom 4link brackets, corbeau ultra's and a real cage from AtoZ.

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Unread 08-22-2011, 07:28 PM   #55
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Unread 10-02-2011, 02:44 PM   #56
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linked the back this weekend pictures in a bit!!!
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Unread 10-03-2011, 06:49 AM   #57
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We rolled it in the garage aroun 9am saturday morning and had it on the trailer by 3 sunday. It was all pretty easy just alot of grinding old mounts off. Its set up with a 3" stretch for about 99"wheelbase. I had to cut the rear gas tank crossmember out for the uppers to clear. At full bump with 5" up travel the uppers hit the floor and the lowers hit the framerail at the same time. I have a ton of painting todo and have to redo the brakes, cut down a shaft and figure out the tank.



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Unread 10-03-2011, 08:35 AM   #58
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Don't forget the exhaust also.
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Unread 10-03-2011, 04:48 PM   #59
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A lot of grinding on Saturday, I'm still blowing black boogers. This 8.8 has been around over the years. It's been sprung under, sprung over, shaved, had a traction bar, and of course everything was welded inside and out. Additionally, my plasma cutter is currently out of commission, so we were working like cavemen with sawzalls and grinders. We worked on it total of 14 hours this weekend, and probably spent 4 or 5 of that just cleaning old crap off of the axle and running to the store for more cut off disks . In retrospect it would have been easier to start with a fresh housing and transfer the guts and brakes over.

There's a couple other minor details. We had to swap the caliper brackets side to side to get the calipers in front of the axle in order to clear the lower shock mounts behind the axle. Because of this, new brake lines need to be made which is no big deal. We had to cut the exhaust off to clear the uppers, so a new muffler and tailpipe will have to be made. We also had to cut the gas tank cross member out because as mentioned, the uppers almost touch the floor at full bump. There's no way a stock tank or even a Gen-Right stretch tank would work in this, so it's getting a fuel cell of some sort in or through the bed soon enough. The rear driveshaft is going to be made from a front driveshaft out of a 94 or 95 Ram 2500 with a 5.9 diesel and a 5 speed trans. It's 1330 at both ends with a CV at the top. Between the shorter Atlas case, and the rear axle being moved back, it may not even have to be shortened. There's a lot of room for a rear driveshaft.

I also want to re-design the belly situation with a tube sub structure from oil pan to rear output, skinned with plastic, just like my buggy only removable. We're also going to add a rear support for the Atlas since it's cheap insurance. That's down the road though, maybe over the winter.

It should work well. At ride height, it's got 5" of up travel with almost-flat lowers and the uppers are perfectly flat. There's plenty of vert separation at the frame end too, so it should climb like a goat. I don't like body lifts but the 1" set on this Jeep has actually allowed us to improve link geometry over typical off-the-shelf 4 link kits. Once we dial in the springs and valving it should really haul butt on the fire roads too. It already kinda does but the rear SOA was giving up right about the speed when the front started to work really well. It would be sweet to get air bumps on it too, but I can't find a way to fit them in the front, so shock shaft bumps may have to suffice.

Either way it's a cool sleeper of a Jeep. It drives down the highway at 70 better than any lifted TJ I've been in, and with the suspension, lockers, smooth belly, and capabilities of the Atlas, it should keep up with the bigger rigs on the trails.
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