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post #541 of 732 Old 06-25-2013, 07:03 PM
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You could run it without the rear shocks just to see if you'll get any vibes and then adjust the pinion angle to suit, then install the shocks to see where you stand.


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post #542 of 732 Old 06-25-2013, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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what degree are you at? Mine is around 16 and I think that's pretty high.
I'm in the 16 to 17 degree neighborhood I believe. Once I get the tires back on I need to get a proper measurement.

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You could run it without the rear shocks just to see if you'll get any vibes and then adjust the pinion angle to suit, then install the shocks to see where you stand.
True. Depending on the results of tomorrows cycling I might end up doing it that way.

Sometimes I can't help but thing that my rear axle brackets were installed on a Monday or Friday.
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post #543 of 732 Old 06-25-2013, 08:29 PM
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The Bilsteins must have a larger od than the OME's ? My shocks clear fine , though I did push the brake line in and down a bit .

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post #544 of 732 Old 06-26-2013, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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Passenger side all ready to go.


I was on track to finish the drivers side until this happened. The brand new bolt decided to snap while I was installing the shock.



Not sure if I want to try and drill it out, or break the nut off completely and use a new one.
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post #545 of 732 Old 06-27-2013, 08:09 AM
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Not sure if I want to try and drill it out, or break the nut off completely and use a new one.
Thats entirely frustrating. Also- do you know why you had clearance issues with your rear shocks?

I forgot how pretty the Bilstein's looked new. I can't look away.

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post #546 of 732 Old 06-27-2013, 10:25 AM
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Thats entirely frustrating. Also- do you know why you had clearance issues with your rear shocks?
I had the same issue when I tilted my pinion up . As you rotate the pinion up , the lower shock mounts rotate farther under the axle which pushes the shock body into the lower spring perch .

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post #547 of 732 Old 06-27-2013, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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I had the same issue when I tilted my pinion up . As you rotate the pinion up , the lower shock mounts rotate farther under the axle which pushes the shock body into the lower spring perch .
What he said.
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post #548 of 732 Old 06-28-2013, 01:16 PM
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Make sure you cut off more then you need. I cut and fit mine with the springs pulled but in the real world things get a lot closer. I had to go back and trim more.
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post #550 of 732 Old 06-29-2013, 05:01 PM
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I had to flip mine because of that...

... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….

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post #552 of 732 Old 06-29-2013, 07:07 PM
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Lookin sweet. Feels good probably to get the wheels on. You've done a lot of work.
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This is an awful thing to post up , really ? A photochop ? I expected better of you

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This is an awful thing to post up , really ? A photochop ? I expected better of you

Is it Beasley??? haha.... well he got me.
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Is it Beasley??? haha.... well he got me.
It has to be , theres no Jeep of that age that perfect ... or is there ?

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