Originally Posted by Muddy97Cherokee
Looks like it's time for a tank skid with those high clearance shock mounts. Wish I could do that with mine but I wouldn't have enough shock travel for my droop unless I put in tube mounts through the floor; which I plan to do anyway but later, maybe with coilovers. I've already got hung up on my shock mounts once before.
Your Jeep's looking great!
Damn that came out really well. Though I feel like you could have had slightly short bumps to gain some more uptravel, it will like you said, compress over time and you'll gain a little bit.
x2 on the tank skid.
Thanks guys! Ill be keeping an eye on the bump setup out back when I get the chance to do some real testing. If needed I can always trim the rubber down a bit on the frame side bump to get that last bit of uptravel out of the shocks.
X3 on the tank skid. It's basically an open target with your folded rear quarters and all that up travel
Haha I know it, tanks just hanging out back there with all the other beefed up, high clearance **** like "oh damn oh damn oh damn watch that rock."
Its on my to do list soon, actually been talking to the shop foreman at Dirtbound Offroad about potentially offering a DIY tank skid kit. I feel theres a good market for that, a lot of people out there like myself that dont want to pay full price for a skid, but dont really wanna full with all the measuring and drilling of building one.
As is though I just adapt my driving style a bit to cater to the tank being unprotected. Careful line choice goes a long way, if Im coming down off a big ledge, i usually cut the wheel last minute and ease down it at an angle so if anything hits its usually the leaf itself.
That said itd be nice to not have to worry about that, but Im just about burnt out on tweaking this thing and spending money for a little while. Ive got other hobbies and things I enjoy this time of year and the damn Jeep has left my disposable income pretty thin. Plan to finish fine tuning and just run the thing as is for a while. Just running through my head of all the things I need to pick up for this is depressing. Seems the more I perfect it, the more I recognize other things needing addressed.