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Unread 09-17-2012, 05:29 PM   #181
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I dont care for the politics myself , and I plan to run it midweek for that reason . I have used the ford towers on my samurais in the past and they work well . I need to mock one up and see if it will be tall enough . I saw someone who had really trick upper coil mounts , and I thought it was Artec but now I cant find them . Getting old and forgetful sucks ! I may try to move my uppers but I am not sure I can get them loose without destroying them . Tough decision , go cheap and fight a little or spend the money and fight a little less .

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Unread 09-17-2012, 05:31 PM   #182
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I dont care for the politics myself , and I plan to run it midweek for that reason . I have used the ford towers on my samurais in the past and they work well . I need to mock one up and see if it will be tall enough . I saw someone who had really trick upper coil mounts , and I thought it was Artec but now I cant find them . Getting old and forgetful sucks ! I may try to move my uppers but I am not sure I can get them loose without destroying them . Tough decision , go cheap and fight a little or spend the money and fight a little less .
Yeah I was thinking the same thing on the coil buckets.... I know it's a pain to get them off on the inside of the frame. Destroying them might save A LOT of frustration. I'd be willing to spend the extra on some neat aftermarket buckets... let me know if you find some!
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Unread 09-17-2012, 05:51 PM   #183
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http://www.rokmen.com/review/product...60/category/2/

I was just looking at these , still cant find the other set I saw .
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Unread 09-17-2012, 06:32 PM   #184
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http://www.rokmen.com/review/product...60/category/2/

I was just looking at these , still cant find the other set I saw .
Hmmm those look......interesting. Not what I was picturing. I don't even know how those are supposed to be installed haha.
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Unread 09-17-2012, 07:44 PM   #185
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This help ?
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Unread 09-17-2012, 08:46 PM   #186
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I'm just not seeing why on one side the mounting tabs are at a 45 degree angle??
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Unread 09-17-2012, 09:02 PM   #187
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Haha, I'm a dip. I just realized that's a photo of the actual rokmen part and not an OEM bucket..... now I get it!

But I don't know Beasley, besides the fancy bump extentions, that looks like $15 worth of 3/16 plate to me....... not $180....
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Unread 09-18-2012, 05:26 AM   #188
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Haha, I'm a dip. I just realized that's a photo of the actual rokmen part and not an OEM bucket..... now I get it!

But I don't know Beasley, besides the fancy bump extentions, that looks like $15 worth of 3/16 plate to me....... not $180....
Its a simple solution , and I am still undecided which way I am going to go . Sometimes its worth spending a little money to save some headache . For me I am thinking this may be that time . I am still digging for the other upper I found and lost . Once I find it I will post pictures . I wonder if Rokmen would sell just the plate ? I plan on profender airbumps so I dont need the bumpstop kit .
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Unread 09-18-2012, 02:58 PM   #189
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Enjoyed the read.. great build

When I straightened my coil buckets it got beat up pretty good bashing with a hammer to break the inside welds but I did the following:

Ground it completely off

tacked in place

grabbed and cut some angle iron

finished


Doing it the way I did made the ride perfectly level because if you think about it by straightening the bucket your adding about an inch of lift but by removing the bracket and welding it straight to the frame your removing about an inch of material therefore keeping it level.
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Unread 09-18-2012, 08:06 PM   #190
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Enjoyed the read.. great build

When I straightened my coil buckets it got beat up pretty good bashing with a hammer to break the inside welds but I did the following:

Doing it the way I did made the ride perfectly level because if you think about it by straightening the bucket your adding about an inch of lift but by removing the bracket and welding it straight to the frame your removing about an inch of material therefore keeping it level.

That came out really good man. Definitely a route I am willing to take. It would be NICE to find some inexpensive coil bucket "blanks" that I could just make the brackets for and avoid having to grind the bracket completely off the stock one. Thanks for posting your photos though.... very helpful.
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Unread 09-18-2012, 08:20 PM   #191
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Great looking jeep man very clean!!
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Unread 09-19-2012, 06:29 AM   #192
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Many thanks buddy.
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Unread 09-20-2012, 12:06 PM   #193
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That came out really good man. Definitely a route I am willing to take. It would be NICE to find some inexpensive coil bucket "blanks" that I could just make the brackets for and avoid having to grind the bracket completely off the stock one. Thanks for posting your photos though.... very helpful.
It wasn't difficult or very time consuming. Cutting wheel and a grinder had it cleaned up in less then 10min once I had it off the frame and in the vice.
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Unread 09-27-2012, 07:51 PM   #194
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Haven't been messing with the Jeep much lately, I've been a little focused on picking up a new DD / Tow rig for myself. Well I went ahead and took the plunge and picked a new Ram 1500 Express. Reg. cab and stripped down, just my style but still with a 390hp V8!!! Say what! Also has MDS so the gas mileage is great for a full size truck (low 20's highway). Overall very pleased so far, but hey it's new..... this feeling never lasts! Oh yeah and for anyone else interested in this type of truck. Huntington Beach Ram sold me this truck for 18,000 OUT THE DOOR. full sticker MSRP + tax / title was 27,000 (23,000 after manufacturer 4,000 rebate). How they are willing to sell at a loss I have no idea.... but also no complaints! I highly recommend them. I tried to spend my money in my own town but they were 3800 more OTD

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Unread 09-29-2012, 07:46 AM   #195
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Nice truck man! But I'm eyeing that jeep in the background
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