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post #106 of 8099 Old 03-24-2012, 06:57 PM
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Hopefully, ARB will make good and send you a new shock.


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post #107 of 8099 Old 03-24-2012, 07:18 PM
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Another excellent OME build. I can't wait to start mine, I am eager (and a tad nervous) to see how it sits with the slightly heavier 934 spring before I start loading up the front with bumper, winch, and armor.
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Another excellent OME build. I can't wait to start mine, I am eager (and a tad nervous) to see how it sits with the slightly heavier 934 spring before I start loading up the front with bumper, winch, and armor.
Oh, it's far from over...

The question of how it sits isn't the issue...you'll have a bit more height, I'm sure, but my concern would be one of ride quality. I'm not sure whether or not that heavier spring will be more harsh than the 933's. I'm actually wanting to get a heavier bumper on mine and throw about 20mm of spacer in the front to level it out perfectly. That would soften the front suspension's ride considerably.

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post #109 of 8099 Old 03-24-2012, 08:13 PM
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Oh, it's far from over...

The question of how it sits isn't the issue...you'll have a bit more height, I'm sure, but my concern would be one of ride quality. I'm not sure whether or not that heavier spring will be more harsh than the 933's. I'm actually wanting to get a heavier bumper on mine and throw about 20mm of spacer in the front to level it out perfectly. That would soften the front suspension's ride considerably.
I've considered the same thing. I have a bit of a rake, and have considered adding a spacer to the front.

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The question of how it sits isn't the issue...you'll have a bit more height, I'm sure, but my concern would be one of ride quality.
Yeah. Time will tell I guess. I will be putting the 934's in the front, which was recommended to me by Unlimited04. I wanted to avoid the rake some 933 users, Boring Bob being one, experience after adding a winch.
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Never laughed so hard reading any build thread. I really appreciate your sense of humor - and love of Residen Evil And Fallout.

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Yeah. Time will tell I guess. I will be putting the 934's in the front, which was recommended to me by Unlimited04. I wanted to avoid the rake some 933 users, Boring Bob being one, experience after adding a winch.
Hmmm, compromise? Even with the rake, I'm pretty happy with the ride quality. Isn't that what it's all about?

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Awesome thread man. Very entertaining!

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Hmmm, compromise? Even with the rake, I'm pretty happy with the ride quality. Isn't that what it's all about?
Yup, and there is nothing wrong with a little rake I just don't like it from a visual perspective and yeah, I'm a bit picky like that. We'll see, I don't think the 934s will be extremely rough. I have the springs already so it'd be hard to change my mind now.

In any event, sorry Sundowner for the thread hijack. We need to get back to the Annabelle show.. oh wait, this is a Jeep build thread.
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Yup, and there is nothing wrong with a little rake I just don't like it from a visual perspective and yeah, I'm a bit picky like that. We'll see, I don't think the 934s will be extremely rough. I have the springs already so it'd be hard to change my mind now.
I'm actually of the same mind, in both ways. The ride quality and performance is the most important aspect of it...but I want my Jeep looking a certain way as well. I'll be getting rid of the rake on mine. It's not severe - probably nothing the OME 10mm spacers wouldn't fix, one per side - but a front bumper and winch is going to push the nose down. I'll throw two 3/4" spacers in the top of the spring and be fine...

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In any event, sorry Sundowner for the thread hijack. We need to get back to the Annabelle show.. oh wait, this is a Jeep build thread.
...or will I? I'd prefer some discussion over these kind of things, and this is why there's no reason to apologize: it's not a hijack at all. Think of it this way: if you get those 934's installed before I get a bumper and winch combo on Greta's front end, I may elect to go with those springs instead of the spacers that I'd planned on using. That decision won't be made without seeing what other people are doing, so getting some commentary and feedback is vital and much appreciated.

We'll be back to The Annabelle Show in full force once the new hotness arrives from Savvy. Until then I'm going to work on a few smaller updates that are more Jeep-centric...

Centric...the brake upgrade has Centric rotors! Ha! I'M FUNNY.

...namely, getting ready to relocate the locker compressors.

Also, I'm thinking of doing two additional projects within the greater build thread: photo essays on my TJ-specific tool kit and spare parts load-out. These are every bit as vital to the build as the parts I needed to clear the 35" Falkens...and in some cases, much more so.

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Your choice of words is perfect. Your grammatical errors are nonexistent. Your humor is tasteful.

While this may not be the most hardcore rig on JF, your build thread is my new favorite.

Thanks for the info and entertainment.

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While this may not be the most hardcore rig on JF, your build thread is my new favorite.
Greta won't be a typical "hardcore" rig at any point in time, I think. I'm not looking to create a rock-monster on 40's that can't be driven down the street, but I think I can give her a little bit of bite where she needs it. We'll see. Compliments are much appreciated.

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just read up on all the progress made in the last few days. Good stuff, great info and as always: an entertaining read.

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Thought it might be worth mentioning that I wasn't chasing your specific VIN, I was just interested in the TJ blueprint it was created from, if you catch my drift. lol

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just read up on all the progress made in the last few days. Good stuff, great info and as always: an entertaining read.



Thought it might be worth mentioning that I wasn't chasing your specific VIN, I was just interested in the TJ blueprint it was created from, if you catch my drift. lol
And great pics too.

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