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post #6676 of 40300 Old 04-07-2008, 03:02 PM
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that's the best thing i've seen all day next to my new shocks coming soon but it does look nice and some what easy to do i imagine. for a tube that think and about that long, what does something like that cost?

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post #6677 of 40300 Old 04-07-2008, 03:09 PM
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that's the best thing i've seen all day next to my new shocks coming soon but it does look nice and some what easy to do i imagine. for a tube that think and about that long, what does something like that cost?

probably about $100 - $150.


a piece for a bumper is smaller and cost appx $35

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post #6678 of 40300 Old 04-07-2008, 03:19 PM
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Some random items

I took the padding off my roll bar yesterday and washed it. Now I can not think of a good reason to put it back on; just seems like a dirt collector.


Junkyard stuff???

trunk release or power door lock solinoid. thinking of an electric hood look.

hood vents

tow hooks from chevy trucks are supposed to have the same bolt pattern as yj hooks.

hitch receivers

york compressors

drive shaft and/or yoke for Eric.

many, many axles in various types,widths and gearing.

anything else?

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post #6679 of 40300 Old 04-07-2008, 03:30 PM
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hahah well i'm leaning towards these rough country nitro shocks. 10 stage valving 200 psi polyurethane bushings four of them for $155 dollars, what do you guys think?
I'm betting they'll shake your teeth out.

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post #6680 of 40300 Old 04-07-2008, 03:48 PM
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I'm betting they'll shake your teeth out.

could you give me some more feed back? just incase i'll give you some info on my jeep and what i'm doing with it. 95 zj 5.2L 4 wheeler and also used for towing a 22 master craft boat at times and also i own a pop up tent trailer which i use for camping and trips out to the desert which holds my dirtbike aswell with a combined weight of about 2000 lbs wet. i primarily went for the nitro shocks becuase of the towing aspects and my coils have 235,000 miles on them so they got some sag.
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post #6681 of 40300 Old 04-07-2008, 05:39 PM
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Videos from this weekend

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post #6682 of 40300 Old 04-07-2008, 05:42 PM
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could you give me some more feed back? just incase i'll give you some info on my jeep and what i'm doing with it. 95 zj 5.2L 4 wheeler and also used for towing a 22 master craft boat at times and also i own a pop up tent trailer which i use for camping and trips out to the desert which holds my dirtbike aswell with a combined weight of about 2000 lbs wet. i primarily went for the nitro shocks becuase of the towing aspects and my coils have 235,000 miles on them so they got some sag.
Like I said earlier, the nitro shocks tend to be stiff, or as Jerry said, rattle your teeth out. There's exceptions of course, some of the higher end shocks are quite good, but they'll cost ya, a lot...

I'd check out some of the adjustable shocks, the stiffer shocks may compensate some for your sag, but the ride quality will seriously suffer until you get good springs. Springs and shocks work together and one can only do so much to make up for the other, besides, bad springs can quickly use up good shocks and vise-versa

If your shocks are that bad, get some decent shocks for now to help with stability issues and get yourself some good lift springs and shocks when the budget allows
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Great videos, but

Do you want to tell the story behind this one? Gentle and quiet, I have to go home and do laundry Jason and Kim????

[yt]Yo5EcIYY7zo[/yt]


BEER BUST AT JASON'S!!!!!
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Was that LITE Beer???

Like some WILD AND CRAZY GUYS AND GALS.

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could you give me some more feed back? just incase i'll give you some info on my jeep and what i'm doing with it. 95 zj 5.2L 4 wheeler and also used for towing a 22 master craft boat at times and also i own a pop up tent trailer which i use for camping and trips out to the desert which holds my dirtbike aswell with a combined weight of about 2000 lbs wet. i primarily went for the nitro shocks becuase of the towing aspects and my coils have 235,000 miles on them so they got some sag.
Thinking out loud....

I wonder if stock shocks from a Rubicon (or even a TJ) would fit a WJ, they're a bit taller than a stock TJ, should be the same mounts and I see them on Craigslist all the time for cheap when folks put lifts on Rubi's...



Free shocks, springs, everything from an '04 TJ:
http://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/pts/631337579.html

Just might work, same springs? Make up some of the sag? Would have to measure it out but worth a shot, be fun to try it
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Great videos, but

Do you want to tell the story behind this one? Gentle and quiet, I have to go home and do laundry Jason and Kim????

BEER BUST AT JASON'S!!!!!
Yeah, we've had a party or two here. Those were some Youtube appropriate clips...

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Was that LITE Beer???

Like some WILD AND CRAZY GUYS AND GALS.
You mean Miller? No idea what you're talking about.
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W00t Ok so my Posi-Lok engages just fine (might be like a 1/4cm off from fully clicking on but does grab), needs the tire to rotate a bit to catch but otherwise it works. Put her on jacks and spun both the tires like those instructions said and the lockers caught right away. Both directions. ONLY 1 minor issue the passenger side front gave out 50% of the time and didn't pull the other tire, however the driver side caught 100% of the time.

For some humor, my friend was driving to escondido in his Z4 (while i doubt it was the cause, there was a small 1 inch long and like super narrow nail, sorry no pic in the tire when I checked it after)
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...3/IMAG1001.jpg

Here is the locker/axle
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...3/IMAG1004.jpg
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...3/IMAG1008.jpg
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...3/IMAG1007.jpg

Still want to get her on jack stands to see if the 4WD is working fine (drivetrain turned when I was playing with the front wheels, so I am guessing it is fine).

Jason, amazing work on those videos! Super cool, as for the trail that is a great looking one, It would have killed me If the friendly locker and rocks hadn't conspired while we stopped to ruin the trip before

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So ghost has a plug in his hole and opihi has a gaping hole, Do I need to worry about this hole at all? I just don't want to start her up and have something spewing out of it.
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Jason, amazing work on those videos! Super cool, as for the trail that is a great looking one, It would have killed me If the friendly locker and rocks hadn't conspired while we stopped to ruin the trip before


You would have been fine out there. **** happens though. Next time we'll make sure you're 100% before heading out
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Next time we'll make sure you're 100% before heading out
Yeah you know, like brakes working, things like that

On to the Axle. Click free; name that locker...



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Minor Victory, got the locker types-ish kinda....
• Power Trax-No slip locker in the back
• Lock-right limited slip up front

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So ghost has a plug in his hole and opihi has a gaping hole, Do I need to worry about this hole at all? I just don't want to start her up and have something spewing out of it.
Side Effects may include dry mouth, nausea, vomitting, water retention, painful recolage, hallucination, dementia, psycosis, coma, death, and halitosus. YJs are not for everyone please consult your physician before use.
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