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Unread 01-19-2013, 11:55 AM   #1
grenade187
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Thoughts on this build?

Hi there, fairly new around here, getting ready to order parts for my early '02 KJ Limited 3.7L, 225000km. Thinking of throwing in JBA UCAs, JBA coilovers 2.5" front, Bilstein package for the rear with heavy springs, JBA CV axles. In a year or so, I'd like to replace the rear diff with a D30.

This will be my first build, so I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts or suggestions as far as what to get and things to watch for when installing. I don't have much experience with suspension work but I'm a machinist, so I do have some idea what I'm doing. The truck is my daily driver, mostly highway. During the summer, we race downhill bikes, so the truck sees alot of mountain service roads with 150-200 lbs of bikes hanging off the back. Not looking for tons of lift, just good quality parts so I don't have to worry about breaking stuff.

Thanks alot for any advice you can give.

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Unread 01-19-2013, 06:41 PM   #2
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First replace the rear diff with a 30 ?? Did I read that right?
Second the JBA coilovers are a great setup for sure
lots of options with JBA from cheaper 650 Ironman, OME at 750 or so and you can add to each of them for up to 3.5 or so inches of real lift over new stock
Then on up to his coilover setups
Don't have to go to the cut CVs unless you just want to upgrade
JBA UCAs are a real good idea though
add 245-75-16 tires to any of the above and you're good to go
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Unread 01-19-2013, 07:02 PM   #3
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I'd skip the Bilstein shocks and go for Rancho 9000's
The Bilsteins are rather mushy on road and suck off road.
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Unread 01-20-2013, 02:55 PM   #4
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Great, thanks alot for the input
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