A TJ truck build named "Dumpster Dive" - Page 272 - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > General Jeep Forums > Jeep Builds > A TJ truck build named "Dumpster Dive"

XHD Heavy-Duty Hood Latches for JK and TJ available at OcoSYE Kits from CCOR! 706-207-4140Stainless Steel Door Hinge Pins

Reply
Unread 11-02-2013, 03:34 PM   #4066
Hendrix
TJOTY 2013
 
Hendrix's Avatar
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Nashville
Posts: 4,710
Quote:
Originally Posted by ashland82391
They will raise it for a little while but will sag in the long run and the ride will get stiffer...
afraid of that
Quote:
Originally Posted by kyle_craig
Add a leaf on each side and see how it rides. More leafs=firmer ride. You should be able to find a sweet spot balancing desired ride height and a fairly comfortable ride.
They are actually bowed past flat now, hopefully a couple leafs will fix that.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Imped
Drop the front? It may not be worth messing with the rear much more.
Could do that, but as of now the rear only has 1" of up travel.

Quote:
Originally Posted by AngryTJ
Convert to links and coils...boom done
Thought about COs already, but then I lose my nice long semi quiet exhaust.

Hendrix is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-02-2013, 03:45 PM   #4067
jforse
Web Wheeler
 
jforse's Avatar
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Duluth, Minnesota
Posts: 2,007
Get some OME leafs or put a small block in the rear or longer shackles.
__________________
1997 TJ - Build in process.
2004 WJ Freedom Edition 4.7HO
jforse is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-02-2013, 04:13 PM   #4068
kyle_craig
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: White Bear Laaake, Minnesooota
Posts: 2,629
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hendrix View Post
They are actually bowed past flat now, hopefully a couple leafs will fix that.
Adding some leafs should fix that. Mine have a nice arch to them, but bow past flat when flexing upward. While my wheelbase is considerably shorter than yours, it rides similar to how it was on stock coils.

You should be able to add a leaf or two and get some height out of the rear and still maintain a decent ride, unless the leaf hanger/shackle hanger are just too high .
kyle_craig is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-02-2013, 04:15 PM   #4069
IEcrawlerTJ01
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: lake elsinore, southern california
Posts: 1,195
Any aftermarket leaf pack is gonna be stiffer than what he has.

I think you need to quit messing with it until you put some weight in the back that your gonna be hauling. Add a stock main leaf and get some fox shocks tuned
__________________
[CENTER]SAVVY,CURRIE,GOODYEAR

Nuff said...[/CENTER]
IEcrawlerTJ01 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-02-2013, 04:23 PM   #4070
Hendrix
TJOTY 2013
 
Hendrix's Avatar
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Nashville
Posts: 4,710
Quote:
Originally Posted by jforse
Get some OME leafs or put a small block in the rear or longer shackles.
Spring under so a block will just lower it. Longer shackles not happening. So leafs or changing suspension.

Quote:
Originally Posted by kyle_craig
Adding some leafs should fix that. Mine have a nice arch to them, but bow past flat when flexing upward. While my wheelbase is considerably shorter than yours, it rides similar to how it was on stock coils. You should be able to add a leaf or two and get some height out of the rear and still maintain a decent ride, unless the leaf hanger/shackle hanger are just too high .
Yep, everything is high clearance , so adding leafs is the only option.

Quote:
Originally Posted by IEcrawlerTJ01
Any aftermarket leaf pack is gonna be stiffer than what he has. I think you need to quit messing with it until you put some weight in the back that your gonna be hauling. Add a stock main leaf and get some fox shocks tuned
I only added the stock packs to see a baseline. I plan on adding leafs tomorrow and report back, the only added weight is a spare. And there is one laying in the bed now. Hopefully I can sort it out tomorrow.
Hendrix is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-02-2013, 06:29 PM   #4071
RockRodHooligan
Web Wheeler
 
RockRodHooligan's Avatar
1996 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Noblesville, Indiana
Posts: 5,288
Quote:
Originally Posted by jforse View Post
Get some OME leafs
OME makes a 2" light duty, or you can look into doing a bastard pack, rather than adding more leafs, you substitute with leafs with more arch, like leafs from a MJ, S10, Dakota, etc.... Something that is spring under.
__________________
96 XJ:Parking lot Pre-Runner

89 MJ: Project: Ground up - Sold
01 XJ: Project: Silverback - Totaled

Quote:
Originally Posted by Apex View Post
Penis inches...
Good god man. Indyorv :rofl: d**k and fart jokes. :rofl:
RockRodHooligan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-02-2013, 06:42 PM   #4072
Hendrix
TJOTY 2013
 
Hendrix's Avatar
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Nashville
Posts: 4,710
Quote:
Originally Posted by RockRodHooligan
OME makes a 2" light duty, or you can look into doing a bastard pack, rather than adding more leafs, you substitute with leafs with more arch, like leafs from a MJ, S10, Dakota, etc.... Something that is spring under.
Looking into a 2" OME if this added main leaf does not work.

Going to add a eyeless main leaf, and a second leaf to the pack. Then go for a drive.
Hendrix is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-02-2013, 07:17 PM   #4073
soonermatt
Registered User
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Norman, OK
Posts: 1,407
XJ leafs don't have much arch. I believe you should grab some that had more arch and put those below your mains. I'd give you some old YJ mains you could cut in if you were local. You can also add a little shackle. All this is completely customisable.
soonermatt is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-02-2013, 09:23 PM   #4074
aw12345
Web Wheeler
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: ontario, Cali
Posts: 6,528
You can always add more arch to leaves, pretty simple to do with some patience and a shop press
__________________
My Tinkering and wheeling thread http://tinyurl.com/pbwdm5u
aw12345 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-03-2013, 10:02 AM   #4075
Hendrix
TJOTY 2013
 
Hendrix's Avatar
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Nashville
Posts: 4,710
Anyone wondering what Dumpster looks like with 33s.

image-831742905.jpg
Hendrix is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-03-2013, 12:17 PM   #4076
twinstickd20
Cause 2 is better than 1
 
twinstickd20's Avatar
1979 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: nashville
Posts: 1,856
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hendrix
Anyone wondering what Dumpster looks like with 33s.
Ewwww!
__________________
My Build Threadhttp://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/p...seven-1090289/
twinstickd20 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-03-2013, 12:20 PM   #4077
Jeffro06
October 2012 TJOTM
 
Jeffro06's Avatar
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Total, Confusion
Posts: 9,667
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hendrix View Post
Anyone wondering what Dumpster looks like with 33s.
Um, no. Nothing shorter than 35's should ever be on Dumpster.
__________________
Member of JGW (Jeff's Gone Wheeling) and IndyORV
My Old YJ Build My Mods My YouTube Channel

Moab Trails I've done: Onion Creek, Long Canyon, Dome Plateau, Top of The World (2), Fins-N-Things (2), Poison Spider,
Golden Spike, Gold Bar Rim, Hell's Revenge (2), Baby Lion Back, Cliff Hanger, Moab Rim, Kane Creek Canyon, Strike Ravine

Shortcuts to key points in my build: MTRk's OME 2" HD Lift Antirock Skidrow steering box & radiator skids LoD rear bumper
Rokmen Mercenary bumper w/Superwinch Rokmen sliders Skidrow engine skid Rampage Top CB set up
Custom trunk Rokmen 1" Billet spacers JJ track bar Rokmen Adjustable Control Arms Currectlync Steering
Rokmen Trail Corners Metalcloak Overlines Kentrol Hood Latches JK Turn Signals Xenon 4" Flat Flares Hood Decal Duratracs
Derale Tranny Cooler DieHard Factor 55 Thimble Ten Factory Front Chromo Shafts

Get your build sheet here.
Jeffro06 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-03-2013, 12:21 PM   #4078
Hendrix
TJOTY 2013
 
Hendrix's Avatar
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Nashville
Posts: 4,710
Quote:
Originally Posted by twinstickd20
Ewwww!
Exactly what I thought.


It's gonna get torched if I don't get this suspension figured out soon.
Hendrix is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-03-2013, 12:25 PM   #4079
BamaJeepman21
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Posts: 3,932
Put some 42's on there. :rock2:
__________________
Wanted: Savvy/Currie 3" front springs

-Jack
BamaJeepman21 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-03-2013, 12:52 PM   #4080
jforse
Web Wheeler
 
jforse's Avatar
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Duluth, Minnesota
Posts: 2,007
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hendrix View Post
Exactly what I thought.


It's gonna get torched if I don't get this suspension figured out soon.

Try some Dakota leafs in there. They have a higher arch.
__________________
1997 TJ - Build in process.
2004 WJ Freedom Edition 4.7HO
jforse is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Tags
aev , brute , custom , homebrute tj truck , indyorv , rokmen , tnjeeps

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.