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post #16 of 58 Old 05-26-2009, 08:24 PM
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Awesome write up!!
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Thanks for reposting the link... I tried for hours to find somewhere I could put a PDF file... I put it on my family tree site... I guess they got wise to me.

Oh RATZ! I just noticed that I uploaded an old version... part of the driveline section was omitted in this one.

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Nice job. Like the( keep it simple stupid.) easy to understand. well done. gonna print it for future needs. thanks for writing it.
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Best write up I've seen. Excellent work.
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post #20 of 58 Old 05-27-2009, 08:00 AM
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I read the entire thing beginning to end! Great write up and the pictures really make it easy to understand! Awesome!!!
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post #21 of 58 Old 05-27-2009, 10:34 AM
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Well the link worked for me....


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Great write up, thanks.

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Great writeup Mike!! I linked to this in the CJ FAQ Sticky. I can link directly to the writeup if you're gonna keep it hosted there for a long time. Just let me know..

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The only thing I don't like about this article is it assumes that longer shackles are always used with lift springs.

Some statement needs to be made that lift springs, in and of themselves, do nothing to change caster as long as the shackle length remains the same as stock, or close to the same. Longer shackles are not required to get lift springs to flex either.
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post #25 of 58 Old 05-28-2009, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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The only thing I don't like about this article is it assumes that longer shackles are always used with lift springs.

Some statement needs to be made that lift springs, in and of themselves, do nothing to change caster as long as the shackle length remains the same as stock, or close to the same. Longer shackles are not required to get lift springs to flex either.
Fair enough... some do, some don't. Spring shape and axle position on that arch could change it... or not.

As far as longer shackles go... you need some room for the extra length of the lift spring when it flattens. I'm not talking about "lift shackles" here, just those that are about .5" to .75" longer. That's all you'd need. I used a 4" lift as an example. For a 2" or 2.5" there'd be no reason to change unless you just wanted a stronger shackle.

Thanks for the input... I'll adjust it a bit. I'm adding a section on link suspensions and shackle reversals anyway.

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GOJEEPIN:
Could you please send me the link, I can't seem to get it to open,thanks

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post #27 of 58 Old 03-02-2010, 02:35 AM Thread Starter
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Hmmm... The link doesn't work now. I'll see what I can do but I'm deployed right now. I'll see if I can get some help... otherwise I'll do it when I get back in the USA in a couple of weeks.

p.s. I almost have the updated version done... I may post it instead.

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Great !
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I must be computer illiterate. The link(s) doesn't work for me either.
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post #30 of 58 Old 03-02-2010, 07:40 PM
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yeah, I was hosting it for GoJeepin but forgot when I changed internet providers. Working on setting up a new link to the article...
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