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Unread 03-22-2010, 07:50 PM   #61
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Unread 03-22-2010, 07:54 PM   #62
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See that's the kind of photography I WANT to be doing...Gotta love over priced Hobbies...


Ok So let's pretend...pretend were making a build sheet..your RK triangulated rear uppers...RC 3.75" lift I glanced at AEV stuff soon as I saw the prices I knew I was out of my league... The gist is I want the best performance for about 2000 dollars 2500 TOPS

4 33" **** Cepek crushers and/or GY Wrangler kevlars (still running stock rims but I can get some steel rims for like 250 bucks for a set.)

PS For stock or stock man that's pretty dam# good flex for those boxy Control arms
Look at other options before you make a decision man--the rear Currie track bar looks great, too. It uses a JJ so no binding would occur. But if you want to go RK, call around (hint, tellico4x4.com). Do know that it won't do anything for you unless you have some nice lower arms back there as well. I don't think there is a better VALUE than the RC 2.5" springs and shocks. But they aren't the best. And don't forget the MML. You're on the right track.
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Unread 03-22-2010, 08:11 PM   #63
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Well my thought is go 3.75" lift from RC shocks or not I think it's a great value and one that would work as well as most of the high dollar kits like OME springs. that's 400. Rims tires 1000...anyone know where I can get currie JJ's for around 700? lol

That would be 3.75" lift 33" tires (or 35's if I knew someone near me that could show me how to cut and trim) full Johnny Joint Control Arms a drop bracket in the rear and adjustable up front I think would be necessary to get with the RC Kit though?

I really like the idea of Wrangler Kevlars too...Anyone have a set up similar to that? how much were your AEV springs? 360 for front and rear 3" springs....hmmmm
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Unread 03-22-2010, 08:30 PM   #64
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Well my thought is go 3.75" lift from RC shocks or not I think it's a great value and one that would work as well as most of the high dollar kits like OME springs. that's 400. Rims tires 1000...anyone know where I can get currie JJ's for around 700? lol

That would be 3.75" lift 33" tires (or 35's if I knew someone near me that could show me how to cut and trim) full Johnny Joint Control Arms a drop bracket in the rear and adjustable up front I think would be necessary to get with the RC Kit though?

I really like the idea of Wrangler Kevlars too...Anyone have a set up similar to that? how much were your AEV springs? 360 for front and rear 3" springs....hmmmm
If you are on a budget, the goodyear wrangler MT/R with Kevlar may not be the greatest choice, the cheapest I have found was $204 per tire. That is $1000 for just tires...no wheels, not mounted, not balanced.

Add cheap Cragar Soft 8's and you're at $1200...factor in mounted and balanced and you're at $1300+.

You can do 5 33" tires mounted and balanced for MUCH cheaper if you choose a different tire. Just throwin it out there.
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Unread 03-22-2010, 08:42 PM   #65
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Unread 03-23-2010, 06:35 AM   #66
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back on track with some sa action ! great pics so far
fellas... come on out of the closet the rest of ya's...
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Unread 03-23-2010, 10:05 AM   #67
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nod to the closet comment ^^
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Unread 03-23-2010, 07:42 PM   #68
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AEV 3 inch coils OME long travel shocks and rockmen dual JJ arms.

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Unread 03-23-2010, 08:49 PM   #69
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Ooh how are the long travels? looks like your coil is even drooped off the perch from my angle.. What kind of travel do they provide?
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Old set up. still no time to test the Rokmen arms.
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Rubicon Express 4.5"SF w/3.5" springs. RE trackbars front and rear. Does everything I need it too. That last 10% my friend Imped is after............will wait for my next rig, not this one.



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Unread 03-24-2010, 08:20 AM   #72
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That last 10% is pretty expensive lol and I think in your case it might be the last 5% since your wheelbase helps a lot

Hendrix looks like your Jeep is getting it done right there sure isn't leaving you stranded lol...well at least not in that pic
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Unread 03-24-2010, 09:32 PM   #73
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Ooh how are the long travels? looks like your coil is even drooped off the perch from my angle.. What kind of travel do they provide?
I have not measured it out but they are for up to 4 inch lifts and I have 3.25 suspension. I am happy with them. The setup rides better than my stock shocks did, less bouncy so it rides solid but not rough.If that makes sense
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Unread 03-24-2010, 09:52 PM   #74
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Check out the RC 4in "X" kit(i just ordered it today,wednsday). All 8 control arms are adjustable,greasable,and rebuildable, and have flex joints. Front adj track bar, front discos, s.s brake lines,shocks,etc. A really nice kit for $999.99
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Unread 03-25-2010, 12:11 AM   #75
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Here is the best flexing pictures I have of my RC 2.5 kit. Stock arms and stock track bars in this picture. I now have the RC track bars




Not quite maxing out the suspension, but where I live (rather where the jeep lives now) there is not a whole lot of things to flex on.
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