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Savvy/Currie Aluminum Control ArmsRockridge 4WD IS Taking Zone Offroad Suspension Lift Kits ZONE 4.25" combo lift for TJ available at Rockridge4w

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Unread 04-15-2008, 07:03 AM   #61
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Hello Froggo. Nice Jeep. Did you install extenders on the bumpstops? Previous pic it doesn't look like it. Hows the ride on the taller springs? I've got the UC spring and 2.5" spacer set-up, but when I get my winch & bumper, (one of these days from Kevin's), I'm thinking I'll need to go to a taller spring to compensate for the extra weight.

My Jeep is in the shop, laid it on its side, but it looks like they're going to fix it. It will be my off-road Jeep from now on, so I have more plans for it. Loved that write-up on the regearing. Must be nice to have all those tools. Thanks for any replies/opinions.

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Unread 04-15-2008, 07:15 AM   #62
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Hello Froggo. Nice Jeep. Did you install extenders on the bumpstops? Previous pic it doesn't look like it. Hows the ride on the taller springs? I've got the UC spring and 2.25" spacer set-up, but when I get my winch & bumper, (one of these days from Kevin's), I'm thinking I'll need to go to a taller spring to compensate for the extra weight.

My Jeep is in the shop, laid it on its side, but it looks like they're going to fix it. It will be my off-road Jeep from now on, so I have more plans for it. Thanks for any replies/opinions.
Reason i got the gears was because i know i'm gonna go bigger.

No extended bumpstops. The ride is great i like it, no complaints, just get good shocks.
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Unread 04-15-2008, 07:41 AM   #63
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What setting do you use on your MX-6 shocks? I went with the middle/halfway setting. Thanks.
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Unread 04-15-2008, 09:43 AM   #64
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I use about 2 in the front and 3 in the back..going from the softer side.
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Unread 04-15-2008, 12:42 PM   #65
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Froggo, why did you set it softer up front than in the rear?
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Unread 04-15-2008, 01:58 PM   #66
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Froggo27 is right, monotubes work the same way in every position, because as the name says, they have only one tube, so no gas to escape from one chamber to the other like in twin-tubes. They advise to use them "upside down" for two reasons- to limit unsprung weight (with the weight of axle and wheels, shock body won't make much difference ) and to protect the body from damage. The second one is a bit more serious, but still I can't see many situations when you can bend it.
that makes sense, i was wondering how they are supposed to be orientated. i have my bilstein 5125s mounted with the boot down.
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Unread 04-15-2008, 07:11 PM   #67
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Froggo, why did you set it softer up front than in the rear?
So when i hit the bumps in the crappy Colorado roads the shocks can take the initial impact...
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Unread 04-15-2008, 09:40 PM   #68
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how wide are your soft 8s?
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Unread 04-15-2008, 09:42 PM   #69
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how wide are your soft 8s?
If you look at his Jeep information under his avatar you will see they are 7" wide.
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Unread 04-15-2008, 11:43 PM   #70
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So when i hit the bumps in the crappy Colorado roads the shocks can take the initial impact...
I will be up there in a month so I will know whether or not they are really that crappy cause Arkansas rodes are some of the worst.
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Unread 04-16-2008, 03:20 AM   #71
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So when i hit the bumps in the crappy Colorado roads the shocks can take the initial impact...
Yeah, but front is heavier, so to make the ride optimal fronts should usually (I don't know if that works in your case, since suspension is far from stock ) be a little harder than the rears. Try 3/3 or 3/2 F/R, I bet you'll like this setup more.
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Unread 04-16-2008, 08:05 AM   #72
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I will be up there in a month so I will know whether or not they are really that crappy cause Arkansas rodes are some of the worst.
there was a study done, it revieled that the the city that has the worst roads in the country is san fransisco.
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Unread 04-16-2008, 09:23 AM   #73
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I will be up there in a month so I will know whether or not they are really that crappy cause Arkansas rodes are some of the worst.
Arkansas roads are NIIIICE compared to the roads up here. The constant melting/freezing of snow during the winter and spring here results in some tremendous potholes and frost heaves.
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yeah colorado roads suck

now imagine driving in my ZJ on them... 4.5" lift stock CA lol... i want LAs so bad
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Arkansas roads are NIIIICE compared to the roads up here. The constant melting/freezing of snow during the winter and spring here results in some tremendous potholes and frost heaves.
They never work on our roads and all the 18 wheelers driving through at 75 over the years really beats them up but I know the freezing and melting is bad.
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