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Unread 05-26-2009, 07:24 PM   #16
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Awesome write up!!
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Unread 05-26-2009, 07:27 PM   #17
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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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Vibration? Bump steer? Wandering? Read: Steering, suspension, and driveline basics. An article on how it works and where to look for problems.

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Unread 05-26-2009, 07:47 PM   #18
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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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Unread 05-26-2009, 09:20 PM   #19
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Best write up I've seen. Excellent work.
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Unread 05-27-2009, 07:00 AM   #20
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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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Unread 05-27-2009, 09:34 AM   #21
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Well the link worked for me....
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Unread 05-27-2009, 01:10 PM   #22
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Great write up, thanks.
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Unread 05-27-2009, 01:35 PM   #23
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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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Unread 05-28-2009, 08:48 AM   #24
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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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Unread 05-28-2009, 10:16 AM   #25
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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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Vibration? Bump steer? Wandering? Read: Steering, suspension, and driveline basics. An article on how it works and where to look for problems.

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Unread 03-02-2010, 01:20 AM   #26
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Could you please send me the link, I can't seem to get it to open,thanks
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Unread 03-02-2010, 01:35 AM   #27
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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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Unread 03-02-2010, 03:06 PM   #28
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Great !
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Unread 03-02-2010, 04:53 PM   #29
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I must be computer illiterate. The link(s) doesn't work for me either.
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Unread 03-02-2010, 06:40 PM   #30
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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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