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Unread 04-04-2009, 11:01 AM   #106
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ditch the super short sye, thats an extra 200 bucks isnt it? you can sell or return your dakota digital box, I understand wanting the ss sye, but you dont NEED it, you'll be more than fine with the standard JB conv SYE, which is still shorter than anyone elses.

Do not waste your money on spacers, if you want to cut back on that portion, do what Rod just said, run the RC 2.2 kit, its damn good and will give you a great ride, and AWESOME flex. and Its only 300, you'd spend the same on spacers and new shocks if you did a budget boost.

Jerry and I are talking about making our own belly up skids. I think I've got a pretty good grasp on a design, however it is for the NV3550 tranny, you and Jerry will have to find different mounts for your tranny, I am sure they are out there. Honestly, the Rokmen is a nice skid, but really, if I am spending that amount of money on something, I want it to give me A LOT more clearance than 2". there are guys running around with completely flat bellys for way cheaper because they used some ingenuity.

Honestly, I know you will do whatever it is you want to, but I think you should sell some of the **** you bought that you dont need.....ahem....train horns....I know I know, they are awesome and HILARIOUS, but they don't follow along what you always preach, function over form.

good luck man

edit: dont you dare buy 33s, that would be the biggest waste of money yet

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Unread 04-04-2009, 02:06 PM   #107
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I THINK I've got it figured out. I went ahead and ordered the Rough Country lift with adjustable lower CAs.

Rough Country- Jeffrey
-2.5" Suspension Lift with Performance 2.2 shocks- Done
-4 X-Flex Adjustable Control Arms- Done
Order Total- 607.80 After Tax/Shipping/Discount (JF+Military)

That gets me almost where I need to be. Pat (Nevermonday) is going to sell me his used Tera belly up skid and that will get me even closer still. I should be fine. It will be close, but I'll be alright. Crisis averted.

Updated the first post in light of recent events.
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Mike, I didn't see your post when I was working on mine, so I'll respond now.

I'm still going to get the SYE, because it will make things easier for me in the future. And yeah, I've already got the dakota digital box, so it doesn't really matter. But I'd like to just run with it.

As for the belly up, Pat is going to hook me up on the cheap, so that's taken care of in the meantime. I still want to make my own in the future, and we'll get it figured out as far as a design goes. I've got some ideas.

The train horns... those make me smile every time I think about them. I am sure I will enjoy them more than some of the other mods I've listed. I'll be quite amused with them for a long time. So they are definitely staying.

And I didn't really plan on buying the 33's, I was just saying it was an option if I had to cut cost even more, it was another place I could trim. I'll most definitely be running 35's if at all possible.
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Unread 04-04-2009, 03:45 PM   #108
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awesome James, I'm glad to hear you've got it worked out brother, you wont be dissapointed with that 2.2 kit. And you made me smile when you said you are keeping the train horns.....I died a little inside when I told you to sell them.
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Unread 04-04-2009, 03:50 PM   #109
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dont forget you will need rear upper adj. control arms for that belly up
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Unread 04-04-2009, 03:51 PM   #110
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dont forget you will need rear upper adj. control arms for that belly up
you need some? I have those too.
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Unread 04-04-2009, 04:01 PM   #111
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Alright man, here's my take. Nicely done on the RC stuff--great stuff that you won't regret. Their new arms look badass, their coils and freakin slinkies and the shocks are beefy and ride awesome. Get uppers now because you will need them with the tummy tuck....I would recommend some Rokmen uppers for a CV/SYE combo. They will give you the adjustment you need and like all Rokmen products are BEEF. Get the super short SYE. I've got the regular length and everything is going to work great, but my shaft is only 16 3/16" long and my pinion angle will be just under 30 degrees when all is said and done....30 degrees (!!!) with a 2.5" lift and a non-flat tummy tuck. Get the SS SYE. When it comes to belly skids, the tera looks nice and I'm digging my Rokmen. I would love to make my own one day that is completely flat but for now, I'm happy with the Rokmen. I can't wait to see how it does in the rock garden. It's not as flat as I would like it, but it did give 2.25" over stock, which is a ton as you know. And, it's pure and simple beef like all Rokmen products. And, get the 35s man. I'm not a fan of the width but they are discounted nicely. So far, I'm gaining more and more experience of what to do and what not to do, so ask my opinion if you want it. However, if we'll be doing any welding on your rig, I'm going to be a measuring Nazi so that you don't have to go through what I'm going through right now.
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Unread 04-04-2009, 04:18 PM   #112
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I think as good of a recommendation as the Rokmen arms are, he's trying to save some doe, and those certainly won't help there.

As far as your skid Connor, its BA, I know this, and I also know that if I had the Rokmen yesterday in the rocks, I wouldnt have been scraping the living hell out of mine! Oh, side note, I took a pretty damn hard hit to one of my control arms (front lower right) and it only took off some paint, no dent at all! Rustys for the win!!
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Unread 04-04-2009, 04:31 PM   #113
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I think as good of a recommendation as the Rokmen arms are, he's trying to save some doe, and those certainly won't help there.

As far as your skid Connor, its BA, I know this, and I also know that if I had the Rokmen yesterday in the rocks, I wouldnt have been scraping the living hell out of mine! Oh, side note, I took a pretty damn hard hit to one of my control arms (front lower right) and it only took off some paint, no dent at all! Rustys for the win!!
Agreed, I didn't really think of the $$ aspect since, well, it's james moneybags bennett!! JK man. Anyway, for uppers Rustys seem awesome. I wouldn't hesistate in recommending them since I've seen Mike's and the price is excellent. But, if you're going with Currie arms then you might as well take advantage of the flex that system will give you and go with the Currie rear uppers with JJ's on both ends...why go with double JJ's on the lowers and not with the uppers? That would just make the JJ lowers sort of pointless since you won't get the full benefit of them with a rubber bushing holding you back. And yes, the Rokmen skid is sweet but I would love a FLAT skid...so please, someone do one. After looking at mine underneath for a while, it would only take a modified exhaust to go totally flat with a 1.25" body lift...and I really think that extra .25" is necessary for it. With a totally flat skid, I think it would be worth the work to lower the profile of the current tranny mount or find one for purchase. It will help with the driveshaft angle and make things less tight. James, your jeep looks like a great candidate for a flat-*** skid so keep that in mind.
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Unread 04-04-2009, 05:23 PM   #114
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you need some? I have those too.
****, I did forget about that. Yeah, I'll need those too. What kind are they?


Rod, I just realized that I forgot to say Thank You. For the brakes, and for the painting bit. I really appreciate it.

And connor, the tires are 12.50's if I don't use the wheels I've got now. Being that my wheels are 10" wide, I do NOT want to put another 12.50 on there. It's too easy to pop beads off of there, as I've proved to you all time and time again.

Thanks guys, for all the help/advice. I do appreciate it. Right now, the lift area is all about compromise. I'm ok with getting everything else that I've got planned and running my less than ideal lift in the meantime. Because it's only a matter of time before I build my own mid arm set up.

You guys should see some of the designs that I've got worked up for the TJ **** I want to make. I actually wrote up a complete product line (30-40ish? different products) that I've already went over with Rod, but if you guys are ever on Yahoo Messenger, I'd be happy to go over it with you as well. We'll need test mules too, don't forget. My name on there is Bennettj13 as well.

I'm really excited to get into school finally, and I can't even tell you how bad I can't wait to get to work on my own lift. And also to start getting some of these ideas out of my head and into the real world. I've always been an ideas man. And even if I can't make the things I want to make, I'm determined to get with someone who can. I've got far too many ideas that I think will benefit the hobby to not do so. Thanks again for the help guys.

I'm headed to the gym, so I'll be back in a bit. Still working on losing more weight. I'm down 25 lbs so far. No beer+no sex+free gym = buff James. I'll check in when I'm done.
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"LCOG" isn't cheap and it certainly isn't easy. If you think so, you are doing it wrong. If you aren't willing to put in the effort, don't label your build "LCOG". You are just a cheap ******bag.

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Unread 04-04-2009, 05:59 PM   #115
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not sure who's they were originally. I whacked the bushings off of the frame end and welded on JJ's

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Unread 04-04-2009, 06:32 PM   #116
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Make that 27 lbs lost boys! Mwahaha. Wait until it actually gets hot here. I bet I'll lose another 10 lbs.

What's up with the shock boots on there Pat? I'm sure those will work just fine for me. I'll be able to flex fine between the stock upper fronts, RC lowers F/R, and your uppers I'm sure.
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Rear Currie 4" coils - 190 shipped. (They've been sitting in the back of my Jeep for mock up but won't work out for me.)

Hornblasters Shocker S4 horn set with some extras $210 shipped. (It is not OBA, just an accessory for OBA)

"LCOG" isn't cheap and it certainly isn't easy. If you think so, you are doing it wrong. If you aren't willing to put in the effort, don't label your build "LCOG". You are just a cheap ******bag.

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Unread 04-04-2009, 06:34 PM   #117
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it's the way they came...

I did cut off the tabs to bolt you brake cables to
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Unread 04-04-2009, 06:40 PM   #118
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your 10" rim would work great with a 35x12.50, you wouldnt have any issues with it compared to your 31x10.50s on a 10" rim.
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Unread 04-04-2009, 07:25 PM   #119
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your 10" rim would work great with a 35x12.50, you wouldnt have any issues with it compared to your 31x10.50s on a 10" rim.
depends on what 12.50's. My LTB's are narrow and wouldn't work on a 10. I think 8's are a better choice.
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your 10" rim would work great with a 35x12.50, you wouldnt have any issues with it compared to your 31x10.50s on a 10" rim.
Pretty sure those land terrains are 12.50's. Almost 100%
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Rear Currie 4" coils - 190 shipped. (They've been sitting in the back of my Jeep for mock up but won't work out for me.)

Hornblasters Shocker S4 horn set with some extras $210 shipped. (It is not OBA, just an accessory for OBA)

"LCOG" isn't cheap and it certainly isn't easy. If you think so, you are doing it wrong. If you aren't willing to put in the effort, don't label your build "LCOG". You are just a cheap ******bag.

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