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Unread 10-13-2011, 10:03 AM   #23971
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Well... Starting my job at Toyota today.. Wish me luck, my Jeep needs the income

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Unread 10-13-2011, 10:53 AM   #23972
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well, I'll be in el-centro all weekend, something needs lights pointed at, so I'll be there telling other people to do it... wish I was going out.

trying to make a trip to joshua tree next weekend. we shall see.

got some more peices for the Jeep. one more order from Ruffstuff and I will be ready to do my histeer swap!

using joes MORE steering bracket?
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Unread 10-13-2011, 11:34 AM   #23973
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using joes MORE steering bracket?
no, Chris has that. I cant use it because it would make the Drag link too long, there is no easy way to get a track bar that long on our suspensions because of where the coil seats.

It has been done, but I am not interested in cutting the coil buckets off. I'll wait until I do an axle swap and completely re-design the suspension for that.


now if some coilovers happened to fall off a truck things would be different
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Unread 10-13-2011, 11:54 AM   #23974
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using joes MORE steering bracket?
nope!!! thats me

i snagged joes old steering bracket and all steering components.

i bought all new 5/8" hiems and just made a custom drag link yesterday out of 1 1/2 .250 DOM and sleeved the tie rod with the same.

should be installing on sat hopefully

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P.S. just got off the phone with Doetsch tech. ordered some Prerunner 8000 series shocks for the rear of my YJ
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Unread 10-13-2011, 11:59 AM   #23975
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Well... Starting my job at Toyota today.. Wish me luck, my Jeep needs the income
good luck


i remember my first day at the dodge dealership i worked at when i was 17.

i was a service porter. got to drive a suped up race Viper
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Unread 10-13-2011, 12:15 PM   #23976
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Well... Starting my job at Toyota today.. Wish me luck, my Jeep needs the income
Good luck, how did you get that job?

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Unread 10-13-2011, 12:53 PM   #23977
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I saw on here someone is having their rear shocks outboarded. I was wondering does it make a big difference? I have found lots of articles of people doing it but can't find why or how big of a difference it makes. I'm running a 2003 TJ 4"lift 35"tires with stock wheelbase just trying to figure if I should do to mine or not.
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Unread 10-13-2011, 01:13 PM   #23978
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I have Doestch Shocks on the tJ and the f-250, very good shocks for the price..


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I saw on here someone is having their rear shocks outboarded. I was wondering does it make a big difference? I have found lots of articles of people doing it but can't find why or how big of a difference it makes. I'm running a 2003 TJ 4"lift 35"tires with stock wheelbase just trying to figure if I should do to mine or not.

Here's a long, but one of the better reads, on outboarding: Humboldt's Outboarding Thread

I've driven a couple of TJ's that were outboarded including the Blaine Original

Considerable difference in ride quality, especially with the Fox shocks on the desert washboards, with the added benefit of getting the shock mounts above the axle.

If you're considering outboarding, do the spring relocation at the same time and get the Fox 2.0 shocks from Savvy. Blaine set up the valving for that shock specifically for a TJ, well worth the money.

My plan was to start mine in two weeks but that's off until after Thanksgiving at least due to out-of-state work commitments. I'll be putting all new brackets on the rear axle for now so I can at least get rolling again.

The process looks harder than it is. The most difficult part is making the first cut on the frame, piece of cake from there.

Spend the dinero and get quality brackets, forget the Ford towers. TNT makes about the best tower, but pricey. I've talked with a rep at ORW, they may be able to get tower made for a good price., I'll check with him when I get back next week. As for the relocation, there's lots of kits but again, pricey. With some careful trimming you can re-use the existing coil stop.

It can be a worthwhile project
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Unread 10-13-2011, 01:32 PM   #23979
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I got them based off of your reviews steve

I needed some new rear shocks on the cheap. I got both rear shocks with 11.25" stroke travel for the price of ONE bilstein
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Unread 10-13-2011, 02:00 PM   #23980
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Thanks for the info StvDiego, Now my biggest decision is whether to stick with the TJ or switch to an LJ for the extra room (Have a new little one due end of Nov). I hate to start all over after all the work Ive put it to this jeep but it sure would be nice to have more room.
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Unread 10-13-2011, 02:53 PM   #23981
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Thanks for the info StvDiego, Now my biggest decision is whether to stick with the TJ or switch to an LJ for the extra room (Have a new little one due end of Nov). I hate to start all over after all the work Ive put it to this jeep but it sure would be nice to have more room.
Your the person that has been selling some armor on craiglist right? That jeep looks familiar to the one selling the armor

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Unread 10-13-2011, 03:01 PM   #23982
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Yeah probably was me. I redid the whole jeep the way I wanted it & sold all the old stuff off on craigslist.
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Unread 10-13-2011, 03:02 PM   #23983
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Polyperformance also makes shock towers that are awesome. Joe had a set, and now they are on Mike's jeep I believe. unless something changed from when I heard about it
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Unread 10-13-2011, 03:03 PM   #23984
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This is what it looked like when I first bought it 6" long arm with 37" BFGs
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Unread 10-13-2011, 03:07 PM   #23985
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Now with 4" long arm on 35"s
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