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post #376 of 487 Old 07-23-2014, 09:42 PM
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I didn't know you were still undersprung. I must have forgotten. I need to install my Daystar lift. May do it this weekend as looking at pictures of your Jeep have inspired me again!


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post #377 of 487 Old 07-23-2014, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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I didn't know you were still undersprung. I must have forgotten. I need to install my Daystar lift. May do it this weekend as looking at pictures of your Jeep have inspired me again!
Yea I'm still spring under. Only way I'll do spring over is on 1 ton axles. Maybe in the far future, but no immediate plans as most trails in CA are narrow.

Daystar bodylift is almost a must in my opinion, lots of benefits for little money

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post #378 of 487 Old 07-24-2014, 06:47 AM
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I also need to get a solid cover for my front Dana 44 as my HD steering rubs. I'd snap a pic for you if I had my jeep at my house right now.

When are you installing those new fenders?

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post #379 of 487 Old 07-28-2014, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Solid cover is definitely nice, looks like can take a beating. I haven't got the fenders in mail yet, got the family bars from KOZ though.

I was kicking around the idea of keeping the OME springs and going crazy on fenders and cutting. I also didn't like the idea of losing height due to 8.8 axle. The 5" BDS or 4.5" RE were on the list of choices if OME were to go. I finally decided to part with the OME and go BDS. I went ahead and ordered a set of BDS 5" leafs part number 004500.

I also slightly modified my fender order from C&C fab. No longer doing the hi-line that require cutting, rather doing the hood line with 3" flare that will still allow more flex without cutting 4" off my hood!!

Old Man Emu 36R leafs are for sale. They will come with OME yellow bushings preloaded

89 YJ 4.2L http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/kgb-89-yj-storyline-build-thread-1520814/
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post #380 of 487 Old 07-29-2014, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
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Been trying to figure couple of things out, would like some feedback.

1. Dana 30 axle upgrade. I have 89 style u-joints and 2 piece axles with the disconnect. I've upgraded to posi-lock cable to rid vacuum, however 1 piece axles I'm assuming are stronger and the way to go. Is there any way to have 1 piece axles without having the front driveshaft spinning and without locking hubs upgrade?

2. Transmission mount. I was considering doing tube crossmember with independent flat skid underneath. I also saw some examples of flat skid used with energy poly trans mount. I have auto trans, trying to figure out which way to go on this one.

89 YJ 4.2L http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/kgb-89-yj-storyline-build-thread-1520814/
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post #381 of 487 Old 07-29-2014, 02:40 PM
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Solid cover is definitely nice, looks like can take a beating. I haven't got the fenders in mail yet, got the family bars from KOZ though.

I was kicking around the idea of keeping the OME springs and going crazy on fenders and cutting. I also didn't like the idea of losing height due to 8.8 axle. The 5" BDS or 4.5" RE were on the list of choices if OME were to go. I finally decided to part with the OME and go BDS. I went ahead and ordered a set of BDS 5" leafs part number 004500.

I also slightly modified my fender order from C&C fab. No longer doing the hi-line that require cutting, rather doing the hood line with 3" flare that will still allow more flex without cutting 4" off my hood!!

Old Man Emu 36R leafs are for sale. They will come with OME yellow bushings preloaded
Can you tell me what I would need to do to make them work with my Dana 44 and Ford 9"? Likely just weld up new shackles? There is a crap RC 4" kit on there now.

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2014 wishlist: 4:88 gears, 5.3L/TH400 swap, 35" MT/Rs
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Can you tell me what I would need to do to make them work with my Dana 44 and Ford 9"? Likely just weld up new shackles? There is a crap RC 4" kit on there now.
Do you already have YJ spring perches welded onto dana 44 and 9"? If so you're pretty much set. Just check your pinion angle, shouldn't change much if any with OME over RC.

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Yes. Send me a price shipped to 78640. What is the lift on them?

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post #384 of 487 Old 07-30-2014, 02:15 AM Thread Starter
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Yes. Send me a price shipped to 78640. What is the lift on them?
The lift isn't really officially advertised on the 36R. 14R are 2.5" and 36R are said to be ~3"

I would have to check shipping, but I'm looking for $440 with bushings before shipping.

89 YJ 4.2L http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/kgb-89-yj-storyline-build-thread-1520814/
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Some more goodies came in today. Since I'm building the transmission crossmember and been reading a few things on cracked transmission housing. Decided to use Energy poly trans mount in conjunction with a custom made DOM crossmember. Once that's in, flat 3/16" or 1/4" (haven't decided yet) for skid plate. Pro-Comp drop pitman arm will get the angles close to where I need them and new Spicer ball joints should work well with 35s. I also got a set of black Pro-comp lugs to replace some old beat up ones:





I dig the stainless steel look:

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post #386 of 487 Old 07-30-2014, 09:23 PM
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Do a tie rod flip first and see if you need that DPA

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Do a tie rod flip first and see if you need that DPA
How would the flip work with RR HD kit? The passenger side tie rod has a bend in it where the drag link's lower tie rod connects. If I was to do a flip, that bend would now face the opposite way and would have to be cut, also flipped and welded. Any other way?

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How would the flip work with RR HD kit? The passenger side tie rod has a bend in it where the drag link's lower tie rod connects. If I was to do a flip, that bend would now face the opposite way and would have to be cut, also flipped and welded. Any other way?
I forgot you got the rr kit. Most people go with rustys which can be ran either way. My bad.

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I forgot you got the rr kit. Most people go with rustys which can be ran either way. My bad.
Good looking out man, I appreciate any info, tips, etc..

I actually ordered rustys originally, then decided to go with RR. RR looks to be very high quality and 1 ton "strength" with original taper looks like the way to go for me. I decided against honing out the knuckles for GM 1 ton as well for now.

89 YJ 4.2L http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/kgb-89-yj-storyline-build-thread-1520814/
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Yeah, you'd have to drill out and use the goferit inserts to flip it. Or ream them out to reverse the taper.

RR uses off the shelf TRES?

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