Thanks, trying to do things as good as possible. I hate things built about right
As for the wheeling, it depends.. sometimes there are only a few of us, sometimes almost 20 people. During past few years a lot of Toyota guys have swapped to Jeeps
I got the rear axle finished today, and semi- permanently mounted under the Jeep for some test fitment and to check for required mods needed on the unibody.
Things to do:
* Frame- end trackbar mount needs to be moved 1.5" towards rear
* I need a new trackbar
* Stock bumpstops were not long enough; also the stock coil tower in the rear is way too short. With the 1.75" BB there is no tower showing at all, so the coil may fall out. I will extend the coil tower a little, and use XJ/ZJ front bumpstop buckets + OEM bumpstops on the rear.
* I bought a YJ rear brake hose, it wasn't long enough although I thought I measured it right. It's only 1" short, so I'll modify the rear hardline mount so it reaches.
Gotta say I hate roadsalt.. three coats of rust- preventing paint, and things look like this after one winter. I will clean everything to bare metal and re-paint (with different stuff obviously
) when the temps get a little higher.
Anyway, rear axle at full bump; in this picture if the coils were in place they'd have a little travel left. I don't want the coils to bottom out. At full flex the tire would almost touch the fender.
This is the space where I need to fit 1.75" lift block + the stock coil (fully compressed length is very close to 5")
Just barely enough room for trackbar, but it will fit
This is the idea for the rear bumpstops. I'd love to get air- or hydraulic bumpstops, but don't have enough money at the moment. I may end up ordering two sets of JKS ACOS Pro kits, and mod the other kit to work in the rear.
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