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post #3901 of 5952 Old 10-23-2013, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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I feel your pain. My light rear is too light for my bilstiens 255/70. So I am going with a lighter valving. Try adding a bunch of weight to the rear and just see if it softens it up, then you know what you should do as far as adjustments. The front could be too soft, but the rear seems to be set for a heavier body on the back. Which gives you the kick. Any chance you know the valving?
Yeah, added the weight last week. Got a little better. The shocks are factory set at 40/60

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True, but for now I NEED to get it close. It's killing me as it is. This is my ONLY transportation at the moment.
Buy some cheap shocks for the rear, Like Rancho's or something and chuck some weight in the rear and see where that takes you for the time being

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Buy some cheap shocks for the rear, Like Rancho's or something and chuck some weight in the rear and see where that takes you for the time being
John I still have the rs9000 that came off the Flop. I can send two of them to you if you want to try.

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Buy some cheap shocks for the rear, Like Rancho's or something and chuck some weight in the rear and see where that takes you for the time being
Got a set of skyjacker shocks I am going to try for now. If they work ok, I can use them when my shocks are at Alltech.
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John I still have the rs9000 that came off the Flop. I can send two of them to you if you want to try.
Thanks, but I got it covered see above.
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Got a set of skyjacker shocks I am going to try for now. If they work ok, I can use them when my shocks are at Alltech.
Before you send the shocks out and after you have a final weight of the truck have the whole Jeep, then the front and lastly just the rear weight at a truckstop and give those numbers to Wayne, then let him do his thing with the shocks and see if he can recommend some springs for your coilovers up front.

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Before you send the shocks out and after you have a final weight of the truck have the whole Jeep, then the front and lastly just the rear weight at a truckstop and give those numbers to Wayne, then let him do his thing with the shocks and see if he can recommend some springs for your coilovers up front.
Right on Art.
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Actually the r9000's can be dialed, they might make a good stop gap measure for the time being

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Back on jackstands. I decided to jump right in tonight.

I started by setting her back on jackstands then removing the wheels and tires. Then next up the leafs. There out and ready to pull the second to main stock leaf.










I have the inner fenders trimmed to fit, I will also be bonding and welding them in this weekend.







Tomorrow night: reinstall leafs,shocks and shortend rear DS.

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Finish inner fenders, finish cage, fix gear selector, trim center console to fit, wire speakers, install top latches on top behind seats, install tailgate cables.
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You going to leave the bed fenders like that (minus paint)? They just look too boring like that, imo.
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You going to leave the bed fenders like that (minus paint)? They just look too boring like that, imo.
Recessed tool boxes and flush tie downs later on. Once the cage is in there and the spare mount, there will be storage under the spare also.
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You going to leave the bed fenders like that (minus paint)? They just look too boring like that, imo.
What would make them look "less boring?" I think they look good like that, simple and clean.

Edit: the toolbox idea would be cool and unique.

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Recessed tool boxes and flush tie downs later on. Once the cage is in there and the spare mount, there will be storage under the spare also.
Awesome. I was thinking some recessed storage would be awesome.
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The inners look good , are you going the ammo can route for sunken storage ?

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The inners look good , are you going the ammo can route for sunken storage ?
No, not enough room. I will just have the shop I used brake me some boxes and put lids on them, then weld them into the tops of the fenders. Not dry storage but added storage.
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