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Unread 01-06-2012, 09:27 AM   #91
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Very good documentation, I like this Jeep a lot! Glad to see a thread

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Unread 01-07-2012, 09:01 AM   #92
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Dude, everything turned out sooo nice. The two-tone was a bit of a shocker, but it works.
Shocker!?! That's just because you never see two-tone TJ's

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Very good documentation, I like this Jeep a lot! Glad to see a thread
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Unread 01-07-2012, 09:47 AM   #93
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just curious, what were the leaf spring learning curves?
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Unread 01-07-2012, 10:17 AM   #94
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Shocker!?! That's just because you never see two-tone TJ's



Thanks!
Mine used to be two-tone........silver/black.
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Unread 01-10-2012, 08:44 PM   #95
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smoke have you bent any of your leafs wheeling? and when you're coming off rocks are you worried that you're leafs will bend when hitting it?
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Unread 01-10-2012, 09:19 PM   #96
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Huh. I need to get on here more often. Lookin good as usual smoke!
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Unread 01-10-2012, 09:29 PM   #97
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Just thought of this - did you ever do the u bolt flip?
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Unread 01-10-2012, 09:30 PM   #98
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Unread 01-11-2012, 03:57 PM   #99
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just curious, what were the leaf spring learning curves?
Much the same as Imped or Hendrix goes thru with coil+spacer, different coil etc. Being one of the first, as far as I know, to do a spring under TJ leaf conversion, it took some trying of different combinations of spring packs to get the proper height, flex, and resistance to axle wrap whilst still having a durable product.

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smoke have you bent any of your leafs wheeling? and when you're coming off rocks are you worried that you're leafs will bend when hitting it?
Bent 'em... oh yeah. Hit rocks on the departure, you bet. Bent from rocks contact... nope. I ran a combo of RE 3.5" XJ springs with stock mains for a couple months and came off a hard vertical climb backwards which bent the main leaf between the axle and the spring hanger. After that it was much more prone to the same failure mode until I went with the OME/stock packs I run today.

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Just thought of this - did you ever do the u bolt flip?
Yep, vast improvement. Depending on how much of the extra u-bolt you cut off, it's akin to driving around with an uncut 14 bolt in the rear. With the u-bolt flip, it doesn't get hung up if a rear tire slips off a rock.
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Unread 01-11-2012, 04:47 PM   #100
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Your falling to the dark side, you did a jf build thread
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Unread 01-11-2012, 11:41 PM   #101
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I thought I saw your jeep in Jp magazine few months ago, so I dug up the magazine and I was wrong. But the color scheme was close. I like your paint job much better...

http://www.jpmagazine.com/featuredve...rks/index.html
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Unread 01-12-2012, 08:13 AM   #102
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Yep, vast improvement. Depending on how much of the extra u-bolt you cut off, it's akin to driving around with an uncut 14 bolt in the rear. With the u-bolt flip, it doesn't get hung up if a rear tire slips off a rock.
mine are pretty close but they still hang lower than the diff. What kit did you use?
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Unread 01-12-2012, 09:08 PM   #103
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Build thread turned classified?
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Unread 01-17-2012, 07:37 PM   #104
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I thought I saw your jeep in Jp magazine few months ago, so I dug up the magazine and I was wrong. But the color scheme was close. I like your paint job much better...

http://www.jpmagazine.com/featuredve...rks/index.html
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mine are pretty close but they still hang lower than the diff. What kit did you use?
It was a RuffStuff swap kit. I trimmed the ubolt extra length but like the flip kit much better.

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Ah ya never know. Depends if I want to commit another 6 months of my life to a cold garage floor.
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Unread 01-17-2012, 10:17 PM   #105
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...Depends if I want to commit another 6 months of my life to a cold garage floor.
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