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Unread 12-24-2013, 02:13 PM   #31
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Unread 12-24-2013, 07:08 PM   #32
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Unread 12-25-2013, 08:13 AM   #33
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Jeep Christmas part 1 Shiney new Savvy parts!








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Unread 12-25-2013, 09:38 AM   #34
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When do you want to help? I'm on vacation from now until and including Sunday, then I'm on vacation again starting next Wednesday, until and including next Sunday as well.
I was supposed to be on vacation through Sunday. Boss called yesterday and wants to go to his place up at Snowshoe for the weekend, so my vacation gets cut short to fly him out there. At least I'll get to ski on Saturday I suppose.

I don't have anything on my schedule for next week. Could give you a hand after the 1st of the year. Also, I still have the drill bit we used for the frame side of the front track bar if you don't have that yet. I do not have the tap we used for the bump stops though.

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I know some guys that can help you fabricate your rear 4 link when you're ready to pull the trigger.
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Unread 12-25-2013, 04:54 PM   #35
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I was supposed to be on vacation through Sunday. Boss called yesterday and wants to go to his place up at Snowshoe for the weekend, so my vacation gets cut short to fly him out there. At least I'll get to ski on Saturday I suppose.

I don't have anything on my schedule for next week. Could give you a hand after the 1st of the year. Also, I still have the drill bit we used for the frame side of the front track bar if you don't have that yet. I do not have the tap we used for the bump stops though.



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Whenever you've got the time is fine. I'll have plenty to do on this rig for a couple of months as all of the parts I ordered trickle in.

We started installing the lift kit today, and we're hoping to finish it up tomorrow. if there's any way you could swing the drill bit for the front track bar by that would be awesome!
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Unread 12-25-2013, 06:02 PM   #36
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Slip yolk eliminator and CV driveshaft install.

One of my fellow Jeep Klub members was selling a SYE and CV driveshaft combo, so we negotiated a price for the parts, and for him to do the swap.
This is the Donor Jeep:

A half an hour after he got to my house he already had his t-case pulled.

NP231 with SYE and CV driveshaft:

My old driveshaft, and starting to take my t-case out.

I don't know why these are different, but mine is the small flat one and his is the larger more comlicated mount.


Some pics of the 8.8 that ECGS built. This thing is a beast!



The two t-cases side by side. Notice the yellow arrows.

His case bolted right into my Jeep, but mine wouldn't seat into his Jeep.

Some slight modifications had to be done to my case to work with his Jeep:




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Unread 12-27-2013, 06:22 PM   #37
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Control arms, shocks, and springs.

Up on jackstands, getting ready to have the rear trackbar, springs, shocks, and bumpstops replaced:

Removing the rear tires to better access everything:

The Savvy control arms were installed earlier this week. This is a 4" superlift coil and shock that is about to be removed:

Same for the other side:

Here is the pile of parts we're hoping to get installed today:

Greg loosening the upper trackbar bolt for the rear trackbar:

Check out the beefy axle side trackbar bracket on the ECGS 8.8 axle!

The only thing left to remove is the coil spring retainer on the ECGS 8.8:
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Unread 12-27-2013, 06:26 PM   #38
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Coil spring removed:


Some more pics of the beefy trackbar mount:



Greg removing the rear shocks:

Super lift spring on the right, Currie spring on the left:

Upper Currie bump stop/spring retainer installed:
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Unread 12-27-2013, 06:30 PM   #39
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Lower Currie bumpstop and spring retainer:

Beefy ECGS trackbar mount is to narrow to be used with the Currie JJ:

Some persuasion is needed:





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Unread 12-27-2013, 06:34 PM   #40
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Success!!!!

Coil spring, bumpstops, and shock installed!

Sticker applied!

All of this should add at least 25 horsepower at the mall!


The rear is done, sits just slightly higher than before but it will settle a bit after driving it around.

Tried to lower the front axle to remove the springs but:

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Unread 12-27-2013, 06:41 PM   #41
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It turns out that the lower control arms are binding on the lower control arm mount on the axle...

Thus not allowing the axle to droop far enough to remove the springs:

Even with the track bar unbolted:

This is what we had to do... rotate the whole axle forwards using the upper control arms until the axle dropped low enough to remove the springs:

Currie spring on the left, Superlift spring on the right. The super lift has 12 coils, the Currie has 14.5 coils and is about 2" longer unsprung:

The whole Jeep is sitting a bit higher than it started now:


Currie springs, bumpstops, and coils, with Savvy control arms, and Rancho shocks:

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Unread 12-28-2013, 07:38 AM   #42
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What year did the "smaller" trans mount come off of? Never seen a small one but I need it due to exhaust and everything being tucked up realllll tight.

How does the currie ride feel compared to the superlift ride?
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Unread 12-28-2013, 12:14 PM   #43
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Looks like you could use some Johnny joint washers on the front lower control arms

http://shop.blackmagicbrakes.com/Joh...ashers_c80.htm
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What year did the "smaller" trans mount come off of? Never seen a small one but I need it due to exhaust and everything being tucked up realllll tight.

How does the currie ride feel compared to the superlift ride?
The Jeep is a 2001, and I think the 97-2002 all had the same trans mounts, the 2003 and up are different if what I've read about is correct.

The Savvy/Currie ride is way more flexible, the Jeep was leaning badly to one side or the other depending based on no sway bars and the Detroit locker in the rear end. With the super lift there wasn't enough flex for the lack of swaybars or the Detroit to be much of a problem, but after The Savvy lift was installed the ride got really skittish. I ended up putting a used rear sway bar on the rear, and I installed a Currie Antirock swaybar on the front axle today. Now it rides pretty decent.

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Looks like you could use some Johnny joint washers on the front lower control arms

http://shop.blackmagicbrakes.com/Joh...ashers_c80.htm
Thanks! You're the second person to remind me of those today. I have a new HPD30 axle being built be ECGS with custom heavy duty brackets, so hopefully when it gets here I won't need to use those adapter washers.
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Today I went to the KMA Jeep Klub Meet and Greet:



Now that the new Savvy/Currie suspension is on, there is way to much flex in the Jeep to not run sway bars... Plus my Jeep failed safety inspection for not having them...
So, I had previously purchased a used rear sway bar from YtownTJ, but I needed nuts and bolts to get it installed. Grouchy Tim of KMA/Stone offroad, invited me to dig through his used bolts bucket, and I was able to find what I needed to install the used sway bar:



Then I came back to my house and installed a Currie AntiRock front sway bar:


Unforunately my front bumper didn't want to play nice with the AntiRock, so I had to remove it. I planned on modifying it to work but after getting it off I got to see that the bumper was hiding some pretty bad damage on the front of the frame horns:

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