post #106 of Old 07-17-2014, 10:33 AM
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Some updates, haven't had a ton of time lately, but taking a couple days off from work to get a few things done. Was up till 4 am this morning working on things. Hope to get a bit more done today and tomorrow. I really miss driving this thing.

Finishing up the front suspension, everything is painted and ready to be installed for the last time.


Close up of the front control arms.


Pics of the rear control arms.



Heim Steering Arms, I do like how they turned out. Plenty of travel left even with the maxing out the CV's and upper control arm.



Rear Control arms in and axle pushed back 1" to allow tires to better fit in the wheel arch. Still need to cut the fenders to allow the tires to hit the bumps. I have about 2.5" of material to cut away.





Rear cantilever arm tacked together



Some pics of other work being done, notching some tubes for the rear cradle assembly, sawing some tube caps, and making some chips for some other parts.

Just got done using both of those machines like 30 minutes ago.


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post #107 of Old 07-17-2014, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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Alright!!! Very Exciting!
Thanks. It's getting there.

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So much win in here. I would very much appreciate it if you would just stop the rest of your life and just work on the WK porn... all the time...
Thanks and for the pic, I had a good laugh. I wish I could do nothing, but build WK stuff. My wife is pretty understanding as it is, but she would probably kill me.

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Just got done using both of those machines like 30 minutes ago.
Ya, they are awesome, I couldn't live without them. I really want a HAAS SL20 lathe. Hopefully in a year or so.

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post #108 of Old 07-17-2014, 01:50 PM
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Ya, they are awesome, I couldn't live without them. I really want a HAAS SL20 lathe. Hopefully in a year or so.
I wish I had a shop for these sized tools, all mine are bench top sized. They do great, just limited in size.

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Mock up of cantilever location


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post #110 of Old 07-18-2014, 01:49 AM
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I was looking for prerunner wk thread, this is exactly what I've been planning on doing. I will be following your work closely. Impressive sir
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post #111 of Old 07-20-2014, 05:20 PM
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Custom Coilover suspension using 2.0 Fox 6.5" coilover shock, custom aluminum mounts and eibach springs
Whats the main difference between your custom coil over versus using the modified OME that is popular (OME springs with 5100s)
Crawl also offers Icon and King front coilovers.

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post #112 of Old 07-21-2014, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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I wish I had a shop for these sized tools, all mine are bench top sized. They do great, just limited in size.
Thanks, I feel your pain. I had a pretty small shop for quite awhile, but upgraded then last year wife wanted a new house in the worst way so had to do a small down grade, but trying to get a full size shop with a lift soon.

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I was looking for prerunner wk thread, this is exactly what I've been planning on doing. I will be following your work closely. Impressive sir
Thanks, I wanted a prerunner style WK for a long time and now it is slowly becoming a reality.

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Whats the main difference between your custom coil over versus using the modified OME that is popular (OME springs with 5100s)
Crawl also offers Icon and King front coilovers.
My coilover setup is quite a bit different than the modified OME setup. 1st like any true coilover mine can be infinitely adjustable for your end use. We can change valving, spring rate, lift height, and preload for your particular setup. This way you can get a lift, but have full control over your handling characteristics.

I see that they do, but I have only ever seen one person run each one. You can't actually go to ICON or King's website and get any info on it so I am not sure how much they support those products. Plus they don't give any info on spring rates or stroke so you don't really know what you are getting.
However, mine don't have a ton of miles on them and I still have some fine tuning to do. I will probably be putting the Fox's on my wife's Jeep shortly to get more testing and upgrade mine to a more aggressive setup. I will setup my shocks for whatever use you want. Being a simple lift 0-3" lift or running it with a modified SL setup. I have been playing with these shocks for a number of years and can do a full rebuild on them. I have all the tools to change valving and set them up.
It's still baby steps on hardcore suspension setups on the WK, but we will get there slowly and next thing you know the WK will be considered a much more hardcore rig in a few years.

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post #113 of Old 07-21-2014, 10:25 AM
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When you start making your cold air intake will there be an option to have the crank case ventilation inlet on the intake pipe? Since I live in CA I can't remove or relocate that portion because of emissions.

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When you start making your cold air intake will there be an option to have the crank case ventilation inlet on the intake pipe? Since I live in CA I can't remove or relocate that portion because of emissions.
It will be an option I will have. I will probably have to add an adapter to the stock hose as intake location will probably have to move.

Not much for updates, but got a few things. Just trying to get a few orders taken care of and work on the rear suspension.

Got my limit straps in.


Got my coils for the rear coilovers.


Trying to build a rear extended SS braided brake lines. The stock lines are way to short and I want to have braided lines. These should work just need to get a t-fitting to make it all work. Right now the limit is the speed sensor lines. Pulling about 14.5 - 15" of rear travel.


Got my plugs for the intake manifolds so I can finish those. The swirl valve holes are welded up and now I just need to make and weld up some fittings for the plugs to go in. So the internal posts in the intake manifold won't restrict the flow going to the rear cylinders.

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I can't wait to see how this rear setup turns out!!!

For the front to keep travel moving bind-free are there any high angle ball joints that could replace the lower ball joints? Now that the tie-rod ends and uppers are taken care of it seem the lowers are the last limiting factor, besides the CV's also. I know Kore Performance uses "high-angle" ball joints on there Tactical Dodge Ram front kits instead of the heim joints.

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Not sure if you've looked at the driver rear brake line, but it has 3 lines going in. We have a shop building WK braided lines in Arizona using the correct fittings, they can build any length you want.

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I can't wait to see how this rear setup turns out!!!

For the front to keep travel moving bind-free are there any high angle ball joints that could replace the lower ball joints? Now that the tie-rod ends and uppers are taken care of it seem the lowers are the last limiting factor, besides the CV's also. I know Kore Performance uses "high-angle" ball joints on there Tactical Dodge Ram front kits instead of the heim joints.

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Thanks, I hope my math is correct. It should be pretty sweet setup once I get it dialed in. Not to worried about the lower ball joints as the upper uniball joint and CV binds & hits the lower control arm well before the ball joint is maxed out. I would have to make new lower control arms to really get any more travel out of this setup and before that I would need RCV axles. When I make new lower control arms I am going to extend them and push the front axle forward 1" and probably run uni balls on the lower axle instead of ball joints.

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Not sure if you've looked at the driver rear brake line, but it has 3 lines going in. We have a shop building WK braided lines in Arizona using the correct fittings, they can build any length you want.
Yes, I have seen the rear brake line block. I thought I might get lucky and find a union that would work or just make something up. If you have some pics/info and cost on that I might be interested. However, I searched and never found anything like you mentioned. Anyone running these?

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Here is a comparison between our braided lines and the stockers. We have to reuse the factory fittings because we havent been able to find anything close otherwise. We charge $300 for the set of 4 at any length you need between +2" to +10". We can do longer but there may be an additional charge.
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so have u installed a cat delete on yours or your wifes jeep yet?
curious on sound and performance, if any

also how was the install?

feel free to PM me a price

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so have u installed a cat delete on yours or your wifes jeep yet?
curious on sound and performance, if any

also how was the install?

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I have not installed it on my wife's Jeep yet. I haven't had the time to tear into that while mine is down. I have it sitting on the shelf ready to go on. I had it on my Jeep for a short time and it does increase the sound a small amount and you do hear the pitch of the turbo as it spools. I didn't really notice much performance improvement with it. I did notice a ~ 75 degree drop in EGT's. I really designed it to get rid of the CAT's and allow for higher HP builds. I believe it will work great with my GTB2260 turbo once it get it put on. The install is not bad as long as you can get the three nuts that hold the flange on the rear of the turbo. They can be quite a pain and might even be seized. I am tweaking the design a bit that will keep the stock elbow out of the turbo, but get rid of the CAT's to make install easier. I had a request for an easier install and will offer both versions. I will send price.

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