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Unread 08-06-2012, 09:17 PM   #76
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Kolak sold me my brothers bilsteins as well. Personally I think it comes down to what he sells. The brands he sells are all the same shock with a different sticker, except bilsteins, in that case the bilsteins are the best. Iro sells the same stuff, but with the dt line. I was told that dt is the same as all the other cheap brand, but when you have them in your hand they aren't even close. If josh likes them better in the rocks, he knows as he runs pretty much only rocks.
Well I'm hoping so, I understand Nick has to sell what he has and doesn't want to say 'nothing i have is good for what you want', but I don't believe these are the right shocks for crawling like he says.
Again, I'm not knocking him (great service), or the quality of the bilsteins on road, but they're just not for slow stuff. The more and more I search the more I'm finding that the bilsteins are way too soft for crawling. I started opening everything I'm finding saying that in new tabs to post here, but I had an easy 30+ tabs open and said screw it.

I only bought a front set for now, from what I can feel the rear seems to be fine (or not nearly as bad as the front), so I'll run 'em and see how I like them, and then replace the rears if necessary.

You think I can just use one of the washers (that sits in between the nut & rubber on the top of the studs) off my current shocks?

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Unread 08-06-2012, 09:42 PM   #77
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That's what I did on mine, then when they both started bending I put a heavy 5/16 washer on as well. Mine really just needs longer shocks, when I had the bb in it there was nearly no up travel, yet my shocks where still limiting droop. Now with around 4 inches I have a lot of up travel. I'll order some longer ones next time I'm taking it wheeling, but seriously it really is only a back up rig now so.
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Unread 08-08-2012, 08:43 AM   #78
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They should be here tomorrow
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Unread 08-08-2012, 07:41 PM   #79
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Got the tails about done just need to bolt on.
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Unread 08-08-2012, 09:13 PM   #80
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Unread 08-11-2012, 09:56 PM   #81
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:Knock Knock: Is anyone out there?
I feel like I've been talking to myself lol



Got the new front shocks in, had to get rid of the bar pin mounts finally. So I took the old shocks off

Put tabs on:

And mounted the new ones, Thought I took a pic of them next to the bilsteins, but these're MASSIVE comparatively. I'm very impressed with them for the price.



And thats it for mounting, nothing special. Underside of the heep needs a wash from the last trip out, I hate trying to clean everything off underneath it. Anyone got any good ideas or tips besides getting a brush and a bucket of soap & water?

As far as the shocks... lol the bilsteins were a joke. It rides much better on the road now, and I'm not hitting my bumpstops constantly when coming down off of 4" rocks. I'm going to be ordering a set for the rear.

I did get this in the mail today, I downloaded torque pro on my phone (htc one x) and its pretty bad ***, I wanna go through and get all the redline warnings and such setup, I figure it'll be cool to watch temps and such on the trial.





Oh and I finally fixed my OBA (link to my writeup on first page). To sum it up.
How it was before: Pump ran 100% of time, thus I had the air chuck and fittings put together so they'd leak out the end all the time (so it didn't just blow lines apart)

After: I put a spring loaded pressure release valve inline. Put simply, I can run air tools (ran my impact to take lugs off no problem) and everything else without air just blowing out the end of the hose now because it'll just vent it out here. There's more in the writeup if anyones interested
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Unread 08-11-2012, 10:06 PM   #82
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Next up is finishing the taillights: I went to check the trailer harness I had in the back corner pocket of the jeep (behind the spare) that was it in when I bought it. But the damn converters fried lol. I bought two on amazon today (one for spare) and so I gotta wait for those to get in.

I bought a set of stauns on ebay, can't wait

Going to start re-doing the rocker rails tomorrow unless something comes up.
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Unread 08-12-2012, 02:05 PM   #83
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Originally Posted by Dyn0mitemat
:Knock Knock: Is anyone out there?
I feel like I've been talking to myself lol

Got the new front shocks in, had to get rid of the bar pin mounts finally. So I took the old shocks off

Put tabs on:

And mounted the new ones, Thought I took a pic of them next to the bilsteins, but these're MASSIVE comparatively. I'm very impressed with them for the price.

And thats it for mounting, nothing special. Underside of the heep needs a wash from the last trip out, I hate trying to clean everything off underneath it. Anyone got any good ideas or tips besides getting a brush and a bucket of soap & water?

As far as the shocks... lol the bilsteins were a joke. It rides much better on the road now, and I'm not hitting my bumpstops constantly when coming down off of 4" rocks. I'm going to be ordering a set for the rear.

I did get this in the mail today, I downloaded torque pro on my phone (htc one x) and its pretty bad ***, I wanna go through and get all the redline warnings and such setup, I figure it'll be cool to watch temps and such on the trial.

Oh and I finally fixed my OBA (link to my writeup on first page). To sum it up.
How it was before: Pump ran 100% of time, thus I had the air chuck and fittings put together so they'd leak out the end all the time (so it didn't just blow lines apart)

After: I put a spring loaded pressure release valve inline. Put simply, I can run air tools (ran my impact to take lugs off no problem) and everything else without air just blowing out the end of the hose now because it'll just vent it out here. There's more in the writeup if anyones interested
I've been told they are restickered rough country shocks. Those who say that haven't seen them in person. Enjoy buddy.
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Unread 08-12-2012, 09:35 PM   #84
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Got the steps/rails for the sliders finished, just need to cut the current ones off and weld these suckers on after work one night. Quite happy with how they came out





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Unread 08-13-2012, 09:28 PM   #85
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Cut the old rails off and ground down


New v. old










painted






Tired of replacing doors and fixing sheetmetal, these should solve that
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Unread 08-14-2012, 09:09 PM   #86
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Unread 08-17-2012, 11:55 PM   #87
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finally fabbing up a new rear bumper this weekend
this one will be for sale if anyones interested
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Unread 08-18-2012, 11:20 AM   #88
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Sweet. That bumper you have on right now will be gone in no time garunteed
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Unread 08-18-2012, 09:52 PM   #89
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what do you want for the bumper?
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Unread 08-18-2012, 10:59 PM   #90
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I dont know, $250? I just want it out of the garage. New ones done, just gotta wait the night for paint to dry and then it'll be on in the morning. I"ll keep you guys waiting for the pics :P
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