post #781 of Old 11-05-2010, 12:17 PM
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John you're right on the pinion angle... I was thinking caster angle in relation to the angle from which the pinion points from the center of the axle. Caster, on the other hand, will greatly affect drivability (on the steering axle, of course).

The Matt.. A four inch lift on the Zone short arms (which are in fact longer than stock to keep caster angles w/i reason) w/ decent shocks will provide you a cushy ride or a firm ride, depending on what shocks you go with. Long arms will provide less of a sharp angle that the axle has to travel, however, you are not flying around wash board roads w/ 6 inch ruts all the time to truly tell the difference. Yes, long arms will allow more articulation. And as I've mentioned ... talk to KramerH. He has short arms & he does pretty dang well.


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post #782 of Old 11-05-2010, 12:50 PM
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Ha, well I'm sorry to have asked the same question more than once. I guess it just still doesn't make full sense to me. As I've stated in the past, I'm a total noob at the lifting 4x4 stuff - I'm out of my element. I've learned a lot but still have a loooooong way to go before I'm caught up to the rest of y'all.

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post #783 of Old 11-05-2010, 04:01 PM
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Death wobble gets a lot deeper than anyone can imagine, in fact if it happens multiple times its cause for replacing a whole bunch of crap to finally fix the problem "Just ask mine has had it a few times"

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post #784 of Old 11-05-2010, 04:30 PM
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how did you get rid of it?
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post #785 of Old 11-05-2010, 05:11 PM
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Lots & lots of trial & error. Most of the time it ends up being the trac bar but I let it go too long and it destroys my control arm bushings or wallows out the holes on either the control arm or trac bar brackets. My caster is really picky as well if i don't have it somewhere between 4 & 5 degrees it gets it as well.

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post #786 of Old 11-05-2010, 05:19 PM
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oh ok well it must be different for leaf sprung vehicles I dont have trac bars
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post #787 of Old 11-05-2010, 07:18 PM
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Ya, leaf sprung vehicles dont need them, My dad's 95 YJ came with one, but ripped it off in the parking lot after a trail in Moab, it limits articulation.

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Destroyed it somehow..... It went wobble wobble wobble boom
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post #788 of Old 11-05-2010, 08:42 PM
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ya mines been hone for 2 years same with the sway bar
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post #789 of Old 11-06-2010, 10:24 AM
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Hmm ball joints could cause it as well, also the bushings on your leaf springs. Sorry I don't much experience with leafs.

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post #790 of Old 11-06-2010, 12:26 PM
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I finally got my muffler tied back up. It broke lose on the Mineral basin run and has been floppin around since. And bought some spray paint for some color accenting on my jeep!

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post #791 of Old 11-06-2010, 12:43 PM
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After all the difficulty me and my spotter had seeing potential hang up points in the rock piles on the mineral basin run, we installed some l.e.d. rock-lights last night on my YJ. I had been meaning to do it for a while but getting stuck in the boulder field while everyone was waiting just because we couldn't see well pushed me to get it done.
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post #792 of Old 11-06-2010, 03:16 PM
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I picked this up for the Jeep:


*Project Yeti* 99 JGC Limited 4.7 w/6.5" Rockkrawler LA & IRO A-arm, Goodyear MTR 35's on MB TKO's, 4.56 Yukon's, Iceland Offroad Bumper/Flares/Sliders, Protofab Rear Carrier, SuperChips, Uniden/Firestick, Flowmaster, Smittybilt 8k Synthetic Line Winch.

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hey i got one of those... life saves i say... i washed and claybared and waxed the jeep today... what beautiful weather

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post #794 of Old 11-08-2010, 04:16 PM
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I want one of those hitch mount D-rings! Those are pretty sweet.

I sold a drive shaft today! Woohoo! Lets here it for JEEPForum Interweb Sales

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post #795 of Old 11-08-2010, 04:28 PM
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They had it for a few $ cheaper than normal. I think it was under $35 with tax at 4WP on redwood and 1700 south.

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