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Unread 01-28-2012, 07:39 PM   #25981
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I should see if my sister in law in Ramona (where I'm moving my jeep to tmrw) would host a Jeep GTG. Neither of them own a jeep but they have plenty of land to BBQ on and work on Jeeps haha :P

Good acre or so.
That sure makes it easy for me

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Unread 01-28-2012, 09:59 PM   #25982
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Headed out to LW today for the first time. The plan was to head out to the desert but a few of the guys were running late. Now I know why the Marines rely on the Sailors to take them places.... we can get them there on time!!!!

We ran into a group of FJ's who told my Marine buddy's of a mud hole. An hour later after their jeeps are caked with mud, they start to overheat... My CJ is clean and running cool. We had a good time. Wanted to look around a little more but the overheating jeep needed off the trail.

Maybe next week....
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Unread 01-28-2012, 10:04 PM   #25983
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I was out there yesterday with speed-freak and we found some pretty serious climbs with deep ruts and 3 foot boulders that we decided to save for another day. If anybody wants to head out tomorrow I'm sure we could find them. They were on the complete other side of north gate that over looks the golf course.
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Unread 01-28-2012, 10:17 PM   #25984
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Steve, whats the location of the home depot ?
The one on Balboa at Clairemont Dr

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How many amps was that machine? Looking for a 40 or 50 amp, I cut a lot of thick aluminum so I need a big one..just curious.
It was a 20 I believe, not quite enough for that

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BTW anybody have any suspension springs and shocks for a lift about 3" for cheap? I need to do something to the the Jeep temporarily to get some travel until I do the Coilovers, tired of bouncing off the bumpstops all friggin day long. its getting REALLY old.

Anybody?
I have a set of 4" springs you can have, no shocks though

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What do you think of my new Samari axle?
It looks,


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Unread 01-28-2012, 10:34 PM   #25985
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That sure makes it easy for me
Do you live in Ramona?
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Unread 01-28-2012, 11:42 PM   #25986
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Do you live in Ramona?
Yep, right off the 67 near Mt Woodson.
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Unread 01-29-2012, 05:24 AM   #25987
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What do you think of my new Samari axle?
I don't like the angle of the U-bolts, or how steep the front of the leaf sits...shackle angle looks wierd, could be the pics though.... and do yourself a favor, run crossover steering, I have inverted T similar to that, it sucks.

there are people making histeer arms for the BJ knuckles if you need them... look around on pirate.

other than that it looks very cool. wide axles make me happy. any plan to delete the disconnect axle?




sorry about the GTG rik..few really seemed interested or available on such short notice, I am game for friday? Stone?

we worked on my junk until around 1120pm at Joe's...but finally got the shocks in.

joe has pics on his camera when he gets around to it.

I am posting this at 424 am because when the power came back on at my house, the fire alarm decided it needed to go off and wake me up... its not like I don't have to get up at 6am why does that happen?
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Unread 01-29-2012, 07:17 AM   #25988
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why does that happen?
The Pink did it
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Unread 01-29-2012, 09:03 AM   #25989
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thanks for coming over and supervising

finally got it all bolted in, test drove and left joe's around 12am..nothing like a full day on the jeep
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Unread 01-29-2012, 10:13 AM   #25990
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I am also not a big fan of the spring angle. Thats what happens when you do a shackle reversal and forget to changge the measurement. I am up in the air on if I want to pull the axle back out and make all new mounts now or take it wheeling once first to see what it does. right now the axle swings back a little like a toyota with IFS. The only major downfall I see is that it may push my driveshaft through my Tcase. Either that or I can go back to having shackles in the front and just put new perches on.

As for the high steer I could not find anyone that made anything for the Dodge axle. I would love to change it out but this is working fine for now. My plan for the future is probably to swap it out for a Kingpin D60 so I don't want to sink a bunch of cash into this one.
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Unread 01-29-2012, 10:26 AM   #25991
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I am also not a big fan of the spring angle. Thats what happens when you do a shackle reversal and forget to changge the measurement. I am up in the air on if I want to pull the axle back out and make all new mounts now or take it wheeling once first to see what it does. right now the axle swings back a little like a toyota with IFS. The only major downfall I see is that it may push my driveshaft through my Tcase. Either that or I can go back to having shackles in the front and just put new perches on.

As for the high steer I could not find anyone that made anything for the Dodge axle. I would love to change it out but this is working fine for now. My plan for the future is probably to swap it out for a Kingpin D60 so I don't want to sink a bunch of cash into this one.
I think some rework is in order. The spring setup is funky, the shackles could very well flip and destroy the springs. The steering will give bump steer in a bad way, might as well fix it right.
Should kinda look like this, you want the draglink flat at ride height for good street manners with a leaf spring setup

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Unread 01-29-2012, 10:48 AM   #25992
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I am also not a big fan of the spring angle. Thats what happens when you do a shackle reversal and forget to changge the measurement. I am up in the air on if I want to pull the axle back out and make all new mounts now or take it wheeling once first to see what it does. right now the axle swings back a little like a toyota with IFS. The only major downfall I see is that it may push my driveshaft through my Tcase. Either that or I can go back to having shackles in the front and just put new perches on.

As for the high steer I could not find anyone that made anything for the Dodge axle. I would love to change it out but this is working fine for now. My plan for the future is probably to swap it out for a Kingpin D60 so I don't want to sink a bunch of cash into this one.
I vote for going back to front shackles. seems to me that would be the easiest way to get the shackle angle correct and the springs more flat.

is it possible to put ford super duty BJ outers on that axle? I know somebody on pirate has done histeer on those, machining is required...

although if you can find a KP axle then you are set
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Unread 01-29-2012, 11:38 AM   #25993
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I wish i could join you guys at Joe's tomorrow but I have to work. I'll try to stop by on Sunday.
Feel free to stop on by. You can help me move around a couple axles.

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What do you think of my new Samari axle?
Thats a BIG Sammy!

Like what Taylor mentioned, we were discussing the current set-up yesterday and the concensus was that it appears like you'll be addressing some things in the future once you get it out & do some testing.

Pics of Taylors new shock mounts in a moment...............
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Unread 01-29-2012, 12:00 PM   #25994
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Taylor, Andy & I played in the garage most of the day/evening, while Steve, Justin, Jason and his son stopped on by to critique things.

Taylors "can opener" bumper. I let him tell THAT story.




New Bling-steins:



We plasma'd the lower mounts off the axle:



Added a piece of HREW tube to the lower control arm mount which allows access to the control arm bolt with a deep socket.




Clamped things in place & added a gusset:



Then made sure the spacing was correct for the shock tabs & did the welding:





We also fabricated up these upper shock conversion mounts from angle iron & some bar stock I had laying around:



Driver shock mounted:




Rinse & repeat for the passenger side.

All in all it was a very productive day while hanging out in the garage.

It was real nice to have met some neighbors (Jason & his 2.5 year old son) and have Andy, Justin, and Steve stop on by & chew the fat.

Andy got lunch & dinner (mexican food & pizza) for us which was SUPER nice of him & I certainly appreciate that.
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Unread 01-29-2012, 12:09 PM   #25995
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Taylor, Andy & I played in the garage most of the day/evening, while Steve, Justin, Jason and his son stopped on by to critique things.

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All in all it was a very productive day while hanging out in the garage.

It was real nice to have met some neighbors (Jason & his 2.5 year old son) and have Andy, Justin, and Steve stop on by & chew the fat.

Andy got lunch & dinner (mexican food & pizza) for us which was SUPER nice of him & I certainly appreciate that.
Thanks Joe... Stealing for my Build

thanks to everyone that helped out... I owe you guys.
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