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post #526 of 732 Old 06-24-2013, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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I had the same issue, I purchased the Currie shock extenders but my shocks were too long to use them so I just trimmed the bucket. No issues with the brakeline I just put a piece of steel over it while I trimmed. If you want I can take pics of how much I ground off.

I still have those extenders sitting in the garage. My plan is to outboard later as well.
Post away. It'll be nice to see some pictures. Since the extenders are cheap I'm thinking I'll order some up and try them out. If they don't work I guess I'll have to get creative.


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post #527 of 732 Old 06-24-2013, 08:51 PM
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Andy, just rent a car trailer, tow the jeep to angry's, and then the camaro to my house

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post #528 of 732 Old 06-24-2013, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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I'd be willing to help ya out man and let you use my welder but I dont have any means of getting it to you so if you can somehow get the jeep to me your in business.
I appreciate it. But I don't really have anyway to move the Jeep anywhere. However, I'm going to make some inquiries and see if I can't use this as an excuse to get a welder in the near future so I can fix it right. But until then...extenders...

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post #529 of 732 Old 06-24-2013, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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Andy, just rent a car trailer, tow the jeep to angry's,
shhh, I might be able to use this to my advantage.

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and then the camaro to my house
You could always buy it and then contract me to tow it for you.

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Since they were dirt cheap I went ahead and ordered the Currie extenders. However tomorrow I'm going to further investigate grinding/cutting the lower spring perches. If that doesn't work I'll use the extenders temporally.

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post #531 of 732 Old 06-24-2013, 09:41 PM
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I ground the lower perch on mine and everything has just enough room . I did make a keeper to attach the lower coil spring in place so it wouldnt be able to rotate off of the perch . I didnt like the additional leverage that the extenders were going to put on the stock mounts .

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I ground the lower perch on mine and everything has just enough room . I did make a keeper to attach the lower coil spring in place so it wouldnt be able to rotate off of the perch . I didnt like the additional leverage that the extenders were going to put on the stock mounts .
Believe me, the extenders are not my first choice. But, if I can't get enough clearance by grinding the perches they'll allow me to get the Jeep on the road till I can A: get my own welder or B: get the Jeep to someone with a welder.

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Kind of hard to see , but the lower spring perch has been clearanced in this picture. I have over 10k miles on the Jeep since this mod with no issues .

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Kind of hard to see , but the lower spring perch has been clearanced in this picture. I have over 10k miles on the Jeep since this mod with no issues .
Nice. Once it cools down a bit more I'm going to head out and got to work on the perches. Hopefully I can get everything to clear...

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Have you test flexed the axle to see if that will work?

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post #537 of 732 Old 06-25-2013, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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Have you test flexed the axle to see if that will work?
Not yet. I hope it works though. It's hard to see in the 3rd picture, but the shock is touching the hard line and the hard line is back as far it will go against the axle tube. So if I need more clearance I'll most likely have to reroute the hard line.

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post #538 of 732 Old 06-25-2013, 07:43 PM
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I wonder if you can get away with a little less pinion angle, that's the most i've ever seen a shock want to interfere with a coil bucket.


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I wonder if you can get away with a little less pinion angle, that's the most i've ever seen a shock want to interfere with a coil bucket.
Here's the current angle at ride height.


I could probably turn it down a couple degrees, and I'm considering doing just that. But without having driven it yet I not sure how much I can get away with.

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post #540 of 732 Old 06-25-2013, 08:03 PM
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what degree are you at? Mine is around 16 and I think that's pretty high.


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