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Unread 04-29-2013, 09:58 PM   #331
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Glad your loving the lights!

Jeep is coming out great Kat!

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Unread 04-29-2013, 10:24 PM   #332
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Question !

Were the front lower shock mounts done like that to achieve Strength, flex, or travel ?
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Unread 04-30-2013, 07:54 AM   #333
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Question !

Were the front lower shock mounts done like that to achieve Strength, flex, or travel ?
They are included in the Poly kit. I like them. They are easy to do. They are very strong and since I have to make tabs or similar to attach the lower end of the Fox reservoir shock somewhere, I use what I have.
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Unread 04-30-2013, 02:57 PM   #334
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Where did you get that wire cover?
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Unread 04-30-2013, 03:52 PM   #335
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Where did you get that wire cover?
http://shop.genuinedealz.com/Marine%...id%20Sleeving/

McMaster Carr has it also.
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Unread 04-30-2013, 04:07 PM   #336
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Unread 04-30-2013, 09:21 PM   #337
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Today's Progress!


The Passenger Side is finished



Finished Lower Shock Mount


Fox Shock Reservoir is Mounted

The entire dash is now all back together too! And the Front 14" LED Light Bar is wired and hooked up the the Light Bar switch. I forgot to take a picture of the way mrblaine ran the wire by drilling a hole in the back of the bumper hoop. I'll get one tomorrow.
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Unread 04-30-2013, 09:38 PM   #338
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wow kat that looks so nice. Blaines builds are always my favorite. once i get my surgery and heal, ill be calling you blaine. come on may 29th!
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Unread 04-30-2013, 11:32 PM   #339
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What are the compressed and extended lengths of the Fox's?
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Unread 04-30-2013, 11:40 PM   #340
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So clean. Looks great!
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Unread 05-01-2013, 07:30 AM   #341
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What are the compressed and extended lengths of the Fox's?
Roughly 28 1/8 and 17 1/8. We have enough uptravel that the barrel on the JJ is in danger of hitting the axle tube if we let the axle move any further forward.
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Unread 05-01-2013, 07:48 AM   #342
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Roughly 28 1/8 and 17 1/8. We have enough uptravel that the barrel on the JJ is in danger of hitting the axle tube if we let the axle move any further forward.
Is that with 3" or 4" springs?
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Unread 05-01-2013, 08:02 AM   #343
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is that with 3" or 4" springs?
4"
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Unread 05-01-2013, 12:21 PM   #344
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Roughly 28 1/8 and 17 1/8. We have enough uptravel that the barrel on the JJ is in danger of hitting the axle tube if we let the axle move any further forward.
Its definately a beautiful 11" shock

Side question: Did you ever consider doing a mid arm for this build, and would/could you do it with the aluminum arms?
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Unread 05-01-2013, 01:39 PM   #345
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Its definately a beautiful 11" shock

Side question: Did you ever consider doing a mid arm for this build, and would/could you do it with the aluminum arms?
I considered very strongly NOT doing a mid arm build strictly for the purpose of having a rig around continually that shows what can be done with short arms, good shocks, and JJ's.

There is a very popular misconception that JJ's transmit NVH into the cabin to a degree that it is perceptible by the driver and nothing is further from the truth. In fact I just had someone pick up their rig yesterday to drive it home about 300 miles. I called him this morning to check and he said it is perfectly stable at 75 on the freeway, no discernible NVH, and it is night and day difference from how he brought it to me.

That said, if I were to build an aluminum mid arm, I would go to the larger shank JJ's and 1.75" material for the arms.
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