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Unread 10-07-2013, 04:08 PM   #136
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Not a single one of my wheelin pics will upload due to file size. That blows! Anyhow, the jeep handled great off road. Much more stable than before. Picked up some extra springs from a friend to play with. 250 over 300 was way to stiff.

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Unread 10-09-2013, 06:55 AM   #137
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Looks like I am going to go with 100 over 250 lbs springs. I can get the ride heights I want with the preload adjusters down about 2". The local 4WD hardware is not far away and they have a ramp. Time for the maiden voyage on the road after work.
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Unread 10-09-2013, 07:27 AM   #138
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Looks like I am going to go with 100 over 250 lbs springs. I can get the ride heights I want with the preload adjusters down about 2". The local 4WD hardware is not far away and they have a ramp. Time for the maiden voyage on the road after work.
Very cool! That's pretty light duty in the springs. You must have it pretty lightweight. We will need hardware store loading ramp pics. It looks like it needs to be jumped.
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Unread 10-09-2013, 06:56 PM   #139
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The jeep handles great on the road. Slightly more body roll with the softer springs. Zero bump steer. Handles corners great. The tires are bottoming out on the body before hitting the bump stops. So I guess I can either lengthen the bump stops or cut the body more. I can cut about another inch in the rear before I get into the inner wheel well

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Unread 10-09-2013, 06:58 PM   #140
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The steering geometry has turned out great. Not bad for eyeballing it. Lol

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Unread 10-09-2013, 08:34 PM   #141
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i would have to totally agree...along with the fact yer flexin yer pistaciao's off....
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Unread 10-09-2013, 09:08 PM   #142
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The only thing that hit was the frame side track bar mount. B/c the TB is behind the axle, when the driver side droops & the passenger side stuffs the axle swings back and to the passenger side. The spring just barely hits. The mount has another hole, so ill move the bar and trim the tab.
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Unread 10-10-2013, 08:27 AM   #143
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The jeep handles great on the road. Slightly more body roll with the softer springs. Zero bump steer. Handles corners great. The tires are bottoming out on the body before hitting the bump stops. So I guess I can either lengthen the bump stops or cut the body more. I can cut about another inch in the rear before I get into the inner wheel well
With all the work you've already done why not cut on it and raise the inner wheel well if you need to in order to get all the flex available out of it? You could take the inner flush with the top of the tub if need be.
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Unread 10-10-2013, 10:37 AM   #144
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With all the work you've already done why not cut on it and raise the inner wheel well if you need to in order to get all the flex available out of it? You could take the inner flush with the top of the tub if need be.
The wife wants her spot back in the garage. Haha. That's why this build is going so fast, she wants me done. I have some ideas. Parts on order. Shhhhh
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Unread 10-10-2013, 10:39 AM   #145
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I have decided that this I the worst looking wheel opening, ever!

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Unread 10-10-2013, 10:48 AM   #146
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So, here is the first real pic at ride height. I plan on taking some measurements tonight. As you can see, I've made my own metal cloaks by stuffing the front tires. I thought about ordering some but that doesn't address the hood. Highlines it is! I will also order some rear blanks to get rid of that ugly wheel opening.

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Unread 10-10-2013, 10:51 AM   #147
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The stretch was done so I could put the back seat back in for the kids. Now I have to decide how to protect them, otherwise the wife won't let them ride and all o this will be for nothing. I don't like the squared off look of a TJ family style cage. I love the fastback look, but it needs to cover the kids heads for safety. Any suggestions?

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Unread 10-10-2013, 10:58 AM   #148
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trailer....yep a 2 person lcog trailer...make the cage tubes u shaped and the hitch swivel that way when you flip it it just rolls over right back to its wheels..and walla...oh and wrap it in expanded metal for extra protection...hey it will work I promise..thats a fact jack........................sorry was having an uncle Si episode...now what were you asking again?
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Unread 10-10-2013, 12:15 PM   #149
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Sounds like a custom cage is in order
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Unread 10-10-2013, 02:06 PM   #150
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Sounds like a custom cage is in order
Talked to my buddy at Scotty Bobby Customs and he quoted me 2500 for a one of a kind cage and he does unbelievable work. However, it's not in the budget. Not only that, but I want to do as much of the work as I can. I think I am going to go with a Poison Spyder DIY cage and stretch it.
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