Sometimes it depends on the type of mount you have, as well as the body size of the shock. It takes some tweaking to find the right spot. Have someone inside turning the wheels on your command. Attach all the hardware but don't tighten it down. Watch for where it hits at. You may have to angle the shock slightly downward on the tie rod end so it misses the bulge of the cover. Do you have any pics that may help us see your setup? There are different mounts, axle tube or spring post (stock).
I'll post some pictures tomorrow of the setup. I read some articles online on how to set it up, but if i disconnect the steering stabilizer and swing it out of the way I get another 1/4 to 1/2 more turn.
Mojave heater (christmas present) is in! Finally have heat
Pics of the heater. The om617 actually has an auxiliary coolant pump that circulates coolant through the heater, so I pulled that off the body and installed that. Calibrated the temp gauge with some resistors and an IR thermometer. Have 2500 miles on it so far and no problems to date.
Turns out diesel gells at -8*F around here. Died 3 times and the last I couldn't restart. Got towed to school, sat in the sun and warmed up to around 3*F and it restarted. The anti gelling agent went in seconds later
What a day. I ended up getting a little frostbite on one of my fingers. But all better now.
Jeep is off the road for college, it'll be a few years until it gets worked on again. Goal tire size is 35's on the stock amc20 and lp d30. I'll use those until something gives. Front end will be fiberglass, going with the correct lift springs up front to level it correctly (ditch the huge shackles.) OBA and a hydraulic winch are on the list, along with a snorkel and light bar. I had a jeep bud give me a junk hardtop that'll become a hard halftop, after I add to the current sportbar and get race buckets/5 pts. Lockers are on the list too.
Engine will stay stock, although I'l going to have the crank balanced, new rings, and do a timing chain while I'm in there.
Got 22-25MPG all the way up till I parked it (indoors.) LOVE the swap. Running doorless and topless, you could hear the turbo spool really audibly, and it really turned some heads.
1: Nice rig and write up, very impressive for any age. 2: I've got a 77 CJ5 I'm trying to swap the 258 for the OM617 next year, so I'd love a "how to" write up. 3: Try to get some jeeping in! It's be a shame to let that beast sit for years!
4" lift springs are in, looks like my front driveshafts is maxed out :/ not interested in doing a t case drop. Are there any stock driveshafts off another rig that are a few inches longer than a stock cj shaft? I'll probably do a xj shady (shortened) in the rear
Work has started again! Got the axles pulled out, 4.10's will start going in tomorrow, new clutch parts on the way, then it's time to do the body, wiring and hit the roads. Parts I'm looking for: Flat (tube) fenders, rear armor, rock sliders, extended drive shaft for the front, double cardan joint driveshaft for the rear, full cage, 16" wheels (5x5.5 pattern)
My old 33's are for sale (wheels included.) Two of the tires are worn out, but the other 2 are probably 50%. Pro comp mud terrains