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post #991 of 6493 Old 06-06-2011, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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No worries Brad, I needed another welding project! My welder has been unplugged for a couple months since the cage was finished and junk is beginning to pile up around it. I'm planning a lot more fab work soon though after this end of June wheeling trip.



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post #992 of 6493 Old 06-08-2011, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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Freshened up the D30 a little today. Repainted the axle housing and the diff cover. Also straightened up my passenger UCA mount and reinforced it a little as it looked like it was starting to get tweaked slightly.



New U-joints came and I installed those.



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post #993 of 6493 Old 06-08-2011, 07:37 PM
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Very nice. i will go ahead and pull the front axle when i pull the back and work on it also and to the same thing with the upper mounts.


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post #994 of 6493 Old 06-08-2011, 08:25 PM
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For the upper mount on my other jeep's front axle, I welded in a square piece of tubing, like 1.5"x1.5" or whatever fits in the mount nice and tight. Then I did as you have and welded a piece on the front too. I figured there would be no way for it to cave in at all, it had already started to before I decided to beef it up, with the square tube in there to keep it shaped.
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Very nice. i will go ahead and pull the front axle when i pull the back and work on it also and to the same thing with the upper mounts.
Sounds good man. I'v had the axles out from under my jeep so much it almost just seems like routine maintenance . I didn't even need to pull it this time but I didn't feel like drilling and tapping the spring pads under the jeep and it only takes like a half hour with air tools to have the entire axle out.
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For the upper mount on my other jeep's front axle, I welded in a square piece of tubing, like 1.5"x1.5" or whatever fits in the mount nice and tight. Then I did as you have and welded a piece on the front too. I figured there would be no way for it to cave in at all, it had already started to before I decided to beef it up, with the square tube in there to keep it shaped.
Yea, that's the same thing that was happening with mine. It had started to partially collapse on the front side. So I spread it back apart and welded that piece of 3/16 in there, should keep it from happening again and give the mount a little more strength.


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post #996 of 6493 Old 06-08-2011, 09:26 PM
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Yeah, mine had tacoed in pretty good. I wasn't sure it would bend back right, but it worked like a champ. You should be good to go.
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While I'm waiting for things to finish up the front, I got to work on relocating the rear spring perches and swapping the 4" Fabtech springs for the 2.5" RC coils I have.

RC 2.5" on the left, Fabtech 4" on the right. Like I'v heard, the RC coil is every bit as long as the 4" coil extended.


Removed the coil buckets and cleaned up the frame



Nice good contact with the bump pad


The more I dig into the suspension and modify/replace the Fabtech lift I originally purchased 3 years ago, the more I regret wasting the money on it. When I started working on the coil bucket relocation I came to discover that the shocks that came with the kit are reaching full compression before the bump stops that came with the kit make contact with the bump pad. I'd like to know what they were thinking when they designed the kit

I was actually hoping to remove some bump in the rear because I have tons of room in the wheel well for more stuff but my current shocks are too long. They are 25" extended, 16" collapsed, 9" stroke. For now I'm just going to have to run it as-is since I'm not ordering new shocks till I get the 4 link finished, outboard and figure out what shocks I want for that. I thought about relocating shock mounts or something to get this to work but it's not worth the time since I'll be re-doing the suspension very soon anyway...

With the shocks at full compression, bumps still 1/4-3/8" from even making contact



Still room for more stuff at bump




Whatever, I got both sides done and springs in. This isn't ride height but with some weight on the springs things look good Looking at that exhaust makes me feel like chopping it off before the rocks tear it off...




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post #998 of 6493 Old 06-14-2011, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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Hoping to have the jeep back on all 4 tires by sometime tomorrow


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Those springs look perrty! You will like RC's progressive 2.5" coils a lot! They are very flexy / long and provide a really smooth ride on and off road fo sho.

The only complaint I had was with the front 2.5" coils not holding true to 2.5" of lift after settling and adding a heavy front bumper. The rears will gain you about 3" of lift and the fronts about 2". I swapped my fronts for RC 4" coils and now my jeep sits perfectly level.


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The rears will gain you about 3" of lift
I'm hoping for right around 3" in the rear so thats good. I only bought RC coils for the rear. I have 3" BDS coils I'm going to try in the front and see where that puts me.


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What did you used to move the coils? Grinder, dremel and such? Im doing this while the axle is out this weekend.


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What did you used to move the coils? Grinder, dremel and such? Im doing this while the axle is out this weekend.
Yea pretty much. I cut the welds I could reach and then smacked the mount with a BFH to break the remaining welds. Then I modified the coil bucket to get them to fit the way I wanted and welded them right back on


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Just built these beefy things




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post #1004 of 6493 Old 06-14-2011, 05:01 PM
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Good work on those control arms!


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post #1005 of 6493 Old 06-14-2011, 05:11 PM
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Want to make me a pair?


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