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post #5011 of 8099 Old 06-28-2013, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Can you check something for me? When you get your front shocks back on, can you measure the shocks length at ride height? Measure from bottom side of the shock tower where the stud bushing meets the underside of the tower to the bar pin flats on the bottom. My shock measures out 19" at ride height. Thanks.
You're in luck, bro-ham; I measured them earlier and they came out at 19.125"...so they're pretty close to yours.

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Glad to hear they are taking care of you with two new shocks . Whens the jeephop / no shocks ride taking place ?
I'll probably do that later today or tomorrow morning. In related driving-without-important-stuff news, I actually disconnected the front swaybar and drove for a couple of miles just to make sure that something wasn't seized up in that area and causing part of the problem; amazingly enough, the ride was somewhat better...even though the swaybar itself isn't frozen or stuck at all. Weird.


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You're in luck, bro-ham; I measured them earlier and they came out at 19.125"...so they're pretty close to yours.



I'll probably do that later today or tomorrow morning. In related driving-without-important-stuff news, I actually disconnected the front swaybar and drove for a couple of miles just to make sure that something wasn't seized up in that area and causing part of the problem; amazingly enough, the ride was somewhat better...even though the swaybar itself isn't frozen or stuck at all. Weird.
I'm not surprised. I find the ride to be considerably better, when disco'd, especially driving in town and lower speeds.

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I'm not surprised. I find the ride to be considerably better, when disco'd, especially driving in town and lower speeds.
Well, the handling went all to hell - which wasn't good - but I was surprised that there was a softening effect in the front, and it was noticeable when both sides of the axle were compressing...not just one side or the other. I'm not sure why that would be the case...and this is starting to be a rather interesting mystery. Somebody with some swaybar skillz needs to educate me.

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Well, the handling went all to hell - which wasn't good - but I was surprised that there was a softening effect in the front, and it was noticeable when both sides of the axle were compressing...not just one side or the other. I'm not sure why that would be the case...and this is starting to be a rather interesting mystery. Somebody with some swaybar skillz needs to educate me.
The anti sway bar is going to resist independent moment. If one side needs to move up and the other side doesn't, the sway bar will resist that, in effect increasing the spring rate on that side.
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The anti sway bar is going to resist independent moment. If one side needs to move up and the other side doesn't, the sway bar will resist that, in effect increasing the spring rate on that side.
That clarified it; thank you!

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So did y'all buy the vic?

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so did y'all buy the vic?

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Thanks to a generous donation from our friends at BeasleyInc, Muppet Labs has ended up with some control arms to play with. These will get cleaned up and have some new bushings pressed into place, and they'll serve until the Custom Hotness can be afforded. Also, some rear shocks.

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I am curious to what your approach will be when you install the control arms . After pushing down on your bumper today and getting the sensation that I was going to shatter my radius and ulna bones simultaneously I dont think the JKS arms can do anything other than help ! Good lord your suspension is stiff , once you start wrenching I think it will very quickly become apparent whats wrong .

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I am curious to what your approach will be when you install the control arms . After pushing down on your bumper today and getting the sensation that I was going to shatter my radius and ulna bones simultaneously I dont think the JKS arms can do anything other than help ! Good lord your suspension is stiff , once you start wrenching I think it will very quickly become apparent whats wrong .
And that's with 140-lb. springs, the soft-as-f*** N66 shocks and a swaybar that I know to be articulating as freely as is possible. The only thing left is the control arms, it seems.

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And that's with 140-lb. springs, the soft-as-f*** N66 shocks and a swaybar that I know to be articulating as freely as is possible. The only thing left is the control arms, it seems.
My short term disability claim has been sent to the Republic ... I cant feel my arms man !

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My short term disability claim has been sent to the Republic ... I cant feel my arms man !
I'm just glad that someone can back me up on how stiff the front suspension has gotten!

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I'm just glad that someone can back me up on how stiff the front suspension has gotten!
Its awful , I was truly surprised by how rough it was .

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Its awful , I was truly surprised by how rough it was .
Yeah, I seriously wasn't exaggerating.

Today's Jeeping: Anyone got suggestions for some decent replacement bushings?

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Today's Jeeping: I'm going to start cleaning up the control arms and trying to remove the old bushings...without a press. I don't think it'll go well, but I'm going to give it a shot anyway. Coverage at 11:00.

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