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post #31 of 58 Old 03-02-2010, 10:28 PM
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Thanks works great now! Good info!!!


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post #32 of 58 Old 03-03-2010, 11:59 AM
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Hooray! It is fixed! That sure is a lot of information condensed into one source! This must have taken you some time to compile all this info. I have seen some of this through out many workshop manuals, but as you know, it is spread out through many pages. We owe you our gratitude for your service and hard work in taking the time to compile this information.
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post #33 of 58 Old 04-01-2010, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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A few months ago I put together an article from the individual responses I've made and the topics that seem to repeat over and over. I finally got finished working on the CJ for long enough to write it.

Over the past 6 months and a deployment, I added several new sections, to include: how leaf suspensions behave (stock setup and with suspension reversal kit) and coil/link suspension.


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I deleted the resolution XPS version... the two versions took too much room.

Vibration? Bump steer? Wandering? Read the article (sticky) on Steering, suspension, and driveline.

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There are many topics related to DW on the JK boards. I think that your article would be very important to share with them. I just went through some DW with my wifes '07 JK, and I finally have it under control. There are so many others out there who are lost and frustrated and could use this valuable information. If you have already done so, then ignore my plea. But if you haven't done so yet, may I suggest that you do?

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post #35 of 58 Old 04-11-2010, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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A few months ago I put together an article from the individual responses I've made and the topics that seem to repeat over and over. I finally got finished working on the CJ for long enough to write it.

Over the past 6 months and a deployment, I added several new sections, to include: how leaf suspensions behave (stock setup and with suspension reversal kit) and coil/link suspension.

Be patient, you'll download a PDF article... (updated 18 Sep 11)

Steering-and-suspension-basics

I deleted the resolution XPS version... the two versions took too much room.

Vibration? Bump steer? Wandering? Read the article (sticky) on Steering, suspension, and driveline.

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post #36 of 58 Old 07-18-2010, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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I fixed the broken links... I guess I didn't upload the files right last time.

Vibration? Bump steer? Wandering? Read the article (sticky) on Steering, suspension, and driveline.
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That is an awesome guide, someone should stick that.

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post #38 of 58 Old 12-29-2010, 07:15 PM
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excellent write up. glad i found that one
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post #39 of 58 Old 12-29-2010, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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Glad you like it. This article, like the other stickies, sometimes get missed.

I seemed to be answering the same questions over and over, so I started making standard answers to paste in replies.

One of the guys in my local club suggested I compile everything I'd put together. So I decided to write the article and add the illustrations to better pass on the info.

I update it periodically.

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post #40 of 58 Old 12-29-2010, 08:29 PM
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Can't believe I missed this the first few times around. Fantastic composition Mike. And THANK YOU for your service.

If you don't have time to do it right, how will you ever find time to do it again?
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Yeah its going to help me considerably, just got my 4" bds kit installed and ive got some vibrations going on in the rear and seem to have lost most of my mechanical trail advantages...
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Wow.....can a mod make this a sticky in the YJ section, please? I wish I had known all this before my lift. I think a lot of people want to lift, but don't know what it affects.

Bravo!


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Wow.....can a mod make this a sticky in the YJ section, please? I wish I had known all this before my lift. I think a lot of people want to lift, but don't know what it affects.

Bravo!
You know, one of the issues I didn't cover was how the NP 231's slip yoke creates problems with higher driveline angles.

I've worked on the NP 231 and any time I've installed a lift, I've also installed in fixed yokes to fix driveline issues.

Since I never address it in the article, I may make it another topic or possibly add it to the driveshaft section.

Vibration? Bump steer? Wandering? Read the article (sticky) on Steering, suspension, and driveline.
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Updated... today. Added some content here and there plus one new section on pitman arm affect on turning radius and the Ackerman angle.

Be patient, you'll download a PDF article... (updated 18 Sep 11)

Steering-and-suspension-basics

I deleted the resolution XPS version... the two versions took too much room.

Vibration? Bump steer? Wandering? Read the article (sticky) on Steering, suspension, and driveline.
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Updated... today. Added some content here and there plus one new section on pitman arm affect on turning radius and the Ackerman angle.

Be patient, you'll download a PDF article... (updated 18 Sep 11)

Steering-and-suspension-basics

I deleted the resolution XPS version... the two versions took too much room.
That's what I don't understand.
I keep hearing about the dropped arm reducing your steering radius. I can still turn far enough to get the tires into the springs (without stops adjusted) with my 4" dropped arm.
Wouldn't most steering boxes go alot farther than the stops will allow? Enough to make up for the shorter throw of the dropped arm? Mine sure does.



BTW...Great read. It helped me alot with my SOA conversion.
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