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Unread 03-09-2014, 07:23 PM   #1021
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Holy bad *** ... Really just excellent

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Unread 03-09-2014, 09:18 PM   #1022
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I like where this is going, sub'd to see more sick work.
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Unread 03-19-2014, 02:26 PM   #1023
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Updates?
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Unread 04-17-2014, 04:25 PM   #1024
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Unread 04-17-2014, 08:29 PM   #1025
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so, i guess ill give an update.

got the DP3s mounted in and i went for a drive, turns out they are the older version DP3's and don't have all the functions of the newer style. so basically they are just a really beefy air shock with the "Hill sensing" function. which means, the jeep still has body roll, with the added bonus of rear unloading during hard brdaking. soooooo....the plan is the sell them now. i went ahead and ordered a pair of new 16" stx's for the rear. they should be here mid june, and i am still waiting on the 14" stx to show up....which should be here sometime between now and may 10th. :/



needless to say, this little setback has murdered my motivation and I've had a hard time wanting to work on the jeep. so I've just been driving it around without doors, holes in the floor(more on that in a sec) no rear windows (took them out because of the welding and grinding in the back), a driver seat just partially bolted in, and no muffler (removed because of working on rear suspension)


so heres some pictures I've taken

first, me setting up the DP3's hill sensing function to operate at the angle i have them mounted


removed the cap to access the part that acts like a plum bob.


it moves side to side when on a hill and moves this valve up and down



that is what makes the hill sensing function, as it moves it changes the spring rates in the struts to increase stability. and to set it up you have to set it to where it is pointing straight down when mounted in the vehicle.
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Unread 04-17-2014, 08:43 PM   #1026
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and some random mounting pictures and how my fenders turned out.

this is an unfinished picture, the end is cut down and capped


the clearancing i had to do to the frame and gas tank cover to clear the pretty larger shock


the notch somewhat plated in and test fitting the shock


some flex shots to test clearance


clearance between the tire/body and the shock is very tight with the DP3, but will be better with the smaller diameter STX that will replace it.


i am also planning on adding more tube to increase some the the rigidity i lost when i cut the frame rails in half
here on the outside under the window



and here adding to part of the cage on the inside



and some fender pictures, need to finish and paint still





how it sits right now.
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Unread 04-17-2014, 09:12 PM   #1027
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So nice, that flex is crazy!! thoes ori's are NICE!!! Can't wait till we can do some wheeling !

Your fenders came out great too, lovin the home brew shock boxes, look perfect.
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Unread 04-17-2014, 09:14 PM   #1028
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So nice, that flex is crazy!! thoes ori's are NICE!!! Can't wait till we can do some wheeling !
they are for sale soon, lol. in the next week or two
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Unread 04-17-2014, 09:38 PM   #1029
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Brother .. don't let it kill your motovation .. **** I get the deathwobble 3-6 times a day each way to work .. no doors in the rain right there with ya .. If you drove anything else, in the end you would miss your jeep. Just hang in there and get the right stuff and it will be sweet.

I would grab them but I think a coilover would be better for me. and may 10th will be here before you know it!


If it makes you feel better, when we do my axle swap we can take my old axles and lift and wheels and tires and put them on what ever cheap POS we can find and wheel it until blows up!!! we can launch it off jumps and crash it into trees :-). A for sure good time!
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Unread 04-17-2014, 10:26 PM   #1030
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So nice, that flex is crazy!! .
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Unread 04-17-2014, 10:44 PM   #1031
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LOL .. i was looking at your pics some more.. .. You do need some new seats brother
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Unread 04-22-2014, 07:23 PM   #1032
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I understand the jk gears but why not stay with warn hubs?
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Unread 04-22-2014, 08:24 PM   #1033
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I understand the jk gears but why not stay with warn hubs?
i like the warn hubs, but the Yukon Hubs are extremely badass.
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i like the warn hubs, but the Yukon Hubs are extremely badass.
Have you blown the premiums?
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figured id give an update of what's been going on. i have a trip to Windrock in Tennessee in early August.

First, sold the DP3's and ordered a pair of 16" STX to replace them in the rear, they should be here anyway now.

Pulled the motor, trans, t case, and front axle to go through them and check for any damage or wear and to swap the motor and do some cleanup. New motor is assembled, painted and ready to go back in for the most part. i need to machine a bushing for the crank since it is an automatic motor so it doesn't have the pilot bushing adaptor.

i also bought an external slave bell housing to convert my ax15 since a blown slave will likely end my wheeling trip since its pretty involved to replace it in my jeep.

I tore the front axle down to replace a couple seals and spindle bearings, along with a fresh batch of grease everywhere. it is now back together and ready to go in.

I welded on some front frame stiffeners from LII

as soon as the motor and front axle are back in i can weld up the shock hoops and install the front ORI's

and as soon as thats done I'm going to tear apart the 8.8 to do an inspection also.

If i get a chance ill post up some pictures
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