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Unread 08-26-2013, 07:09 AM   #1066
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Soooo..... Can we go wheeling yet? I'm tired of being a mall crawler.
I'm not even sure I know why wheeling is anymore. But yes, I am pretty much ready. I want to hit a few trails at sicily to compare the seat of the pants feel of the before and after suspension overhaul before I go somewhere else to wheel.

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Unread 08-26-2013, 08:02 AM   #1067
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So did everything clear once you made the control arm adjustment and trimmed the gusset? Are you able to get to full bump (no jounce bumper in the upper cup) without contact?

There's no doubt that the axle still needs to move back 1/2" or so, maybe a hair more. I just installed a full Savvy/Currie 4" setup on a TJ this weekend and with the axle properly in place (lowers ended up at ~15.875" IIRC) and caster set to 6* the track bar and stock diff cover cleared with a little room to spare and that was with the Currie bump stops supporting the full weight of the front end (they'll compress another 1/2" or so beyond).

I think if you took a little length out of your Rokmen lowers, you'd be set. Assuming they're threaded deeper than the JJ shank length, you should be able to do it with no issues.
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Unread 08-26-2013, 02:19 PM   #1068
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So did everything clear once you made the control arm adjustment and trimmed the gusset? Are you able to get to full bump (no jounce bumper in the upper cup) without contact?
At full bump, everything cleared by 1/4" or so. No contact thru the range of movement.

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There's no doubt that the axle still needs to move back 1/2" or so, maybe a hair more. I just installed a full Savvy/Currie 4" setup on a TJ this weekend and with the axle properly in place (lowers ended up at ~15.875" IIRC) and caster set to 6* the track bar and stock diff cover cleared with a little room to spare and that was with the Currie bump stops supporting the full weight of the front end (they'll compress another 1/2" or so beyond).


I think if you took a little length out of your Rokmen lowers, you'd be set. Assuming they're threaded deeper than the JJ shank length, you should be able to do it with no issues.
Why are you saying to move my axle back more? My lowers are at 15.75" still.

Do you remember what the approximate upper length is set to (that you setup this weekend)?
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Unread 08-26-2013, 03:15 PM   #1069
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Nevermind, I thought for some reason that your lowers would only shorten to 16"......15.75" is perfect for you. If everything clears, you're good. The added caster should definitely improve the steering.

As for the uppers, no I didn't measure them. I never measure the uppers, I just set to to length so that the bolts slide through with the axle centered, square and rotated correctly at ride height. The length ends up being whatever it is.
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Unread 08-27-2013, 06:06 AM   #1070
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Just finished reading your thread. Great jeep and vision for what you wanted/want it to be. Looking forward to your continued postings. I am staying mild this time around but really enjoy the work and creativity that has gone into your rig.

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Unread 08-27-2013, 07:08 AM   #1071
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Nevermind, I thought for some reason that your lowers would only shorten to 16"......15.75" is perfect for you. If everything clears, you're good. The added caster should definitely improve the steering.

As for the uppers, no I didn't measure them. I never measure the uppers, I just set to to length so that the bolts slide through with the axle centered, square and rotated correctly at ride height. The length ends up being whatever it is.
I know the uppers are whatever they end up being, just didn't know if you knew the length. All of the steering wobble is gone and it steers and drives better than I remember. At higher speeds, there is a bit of a shake, but I think it is an unbalanced wheel in the back or something even tho I used dynobeads.

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Just finished reading your thread. Great jeep and vision for what you wanted/want it to be. Looking forward to your continued postings. I am staying mild this time around but really enjoy the work and creativity that has gone into your rig.

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Thanks man. I am trying built it to where I wheel and not repeatedly buy parts over and over. Hopefully, I will have some wheel pictures soon.
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Unread 08-27-2013, 08:42 AM   #1072
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Hopefully, I will have some wheel pictures soon.
LEZ DO IT. We're planning a trip to K2 in late October (if you're interested), but we all need to get on the trail before then and shake our rigs down. September weekends are pretty much shot for me, but I may have one come available. If not then, early October. If not then, well ****...there's some great malls around here.


EDIT: Just saw your post in my brother's thread. One of those Friday's next month may work out for me, but I already 2 weekend flights on my schedule.
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Unread 08-27-2013, 11:44 AM   #1073
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LEZ DO IT. We're planning a trip to K2 in late October (if you're interested), but we all need to get on the trail before then and shake our rigs down. September weekends are pretty much shot for me, but I may have one come available. If not then, early October. If not then, well ****...there's some great malls around here.


EDIT: Just saw your post in my brother's thread. One of those Friday's next month may work out for me, but I already 2 weekend flights on my schedule.
Details on K2 and maybe. Definitely need some shake down before since not all of us trailer.

I will be wheeling about every weekend* I can until about late nov because this is my favorite time to wheel in our climate. I will be working up to a Jeep Jambo in Hot Springs late oct. which I have wanted to do for the last 2 years now, since cajun jambo.

Worst come to worst B, we have a large car show in late sept here. You can come up and we can show off the rigs again with people that still don't appreciate them.

*as long as my rig can take it.
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Unread 08-29-2013, 10:45 AM   #1074
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First topless driving in a while this morning. Now I remember why I did all that junk that stressed me for months.

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Unread 08-29-2013, 03:13 PM   #1075
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Unread 08-29-2013, 11:09 PM   #1076
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Nice to drive it again isnt it ... now order up some paint
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Unread 09-02-2013, 10:44 PM   #1077
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I am absolutely in love with modded LJs but yours takes the cake. Incredible. You should be proud of all of your work.
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Unread 09-03-2013, 07:32 AM   #1078
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Thanks. I have something in the works.

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Thank you and I am. Very much so, as long as you look at the work from 10' away, it looks nice.

Picked up a bunch of parts this weekend including the main parts of a bestop tire carrier. And I should be picking up another 8274 today too. And the price for all of it was FREE. I installed the stock flares (that have seen a better day) back on the rear for looks. I moved them up a couple inches to kind-of justify the front ones being so high. I think it looks good - something you wouldn't have convinced me without trying it on. O, and I only had to drill one hole per side.
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Rig looks great, nothing like having your girl topless!
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Nice looking LJ bud. My sway bar broke in the exact same way yours did. I'm going to dig into this thread in while and see all that you did.
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