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post #121 of 2765 Old 09-14-2011, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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Take one of the bolts out that hold the bellhousing on. You'll probaley need 4 about 2 to 2.5" longer.

I believe I put the chain, were I'm pointing.
On painting the frame, it doesn't look quite as good, I feel brushing works paint in better.
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Huge help, thanks, I appreciate it.

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post #122 of 2765 Old 09-14-2011, 01:23 PM
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Mine is going right back down to the stock height with stock tires. No more lift for me.

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Hmmm. Food for thought. Have fun!

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Mine is going right back down to the stock height with stock tires. No more lift for me.

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Fred,

FYI, I'm with you on keeping the center of gravity as low as possible on these heaps.

That said, I've always liked the looks of a slightly larger than stock tire. That's why I went with the 2.5" Old Man Emu YJ springs. They gave me plenty of lift to run 32"/11.5's, but I didn't have to change any of the stock steering or driveline components.

As for drivability, I can confidently let go of the wheel on a straight-away, at highway speeds, and she'll track dead straight. Not that I make a habit of doing that, but it's nice to not have to constantly correct for wandering.

Anyway, I think your goal to win both "Ugliest" and "Jeep of the Month" is commendable. I'll certainly be following along on this one.

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Thanks, Matt.

BTW, if you ever decide to get rid of that Warn winch, you can send it on down this way anytime

This is what I envision mine looking like, when it's done.

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Nice...love the bandana!!

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Brooke told me to go to Hell, when I told her I wanted to recreate the pic, once the CJ is done!

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Okay, so here's the video of my axle....sorry for the poor quality, but you can still see what's going on. Anyone have any ideas as to why it's moving, and could this be the reason for the axle leaf spring twisting? I took the sound out, because it's really windy today.



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Hard to say with the video. Might want to put it on a tripod or something.. of course, my eyes are tired right now...

As for the body lift and handling, I doubt that is why it is squirrelly. I have a 1" with maybe a smidge more lift on mine, and it handles fine. The new springs, bushings, solid frame, solid steering box mount, etc I think is what made mine ride so nice - to where I was averaging 65-70 today for maybe 40 miles. Same when I drove it to Chattanooga, I was going sped limit at least (65-70). I've hit 75 once or twice, but not intentionally. It handles like my Ranger now, where before it was all over the place, especially if you hit a dip in the road or bump. Trailer towing was a white-knuckle death ride. Now it is so smooth and easy,. you can almost forget it's back there.

I don't think a body lift would affect the handling very much. I think it may just be the worn or weak frame and suspension systems.

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I think it would look even sweeter with the top off and a set of BFG KM2's.


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In the video it looks like the entire axle tube is moving. Is that correct? If so my guess is the weld the holds the tube in place broke. Also looks like u-bolts are loose, but you may have done that. I believe the broken weld on the axle tube is the weak point in the AMC 20.
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I think it would look even sweeter with the top off and a set of BFT KM2's.

A bikini wouldn't be bad either, but I agree, topless would be even better.

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Notice her scarf? I wonder what it's hiding? Maybe her necklace? Could it be pearl?
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In you vedio it looks like to me that the u bolts are loose. i would change them out when you get that far. you can also check to make sure the welds on the perches are not broken as that would let it rotate also.
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I think it would look even sweeter with the top off and a set of BFG KM2's.

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In the video it looks like the entire axle tube is moving. Is that correct? If so my guess is the weld the holds the tube in place broke. Also looks like u-bolts are loose, but you may have done that. I believe the broken weld on the axle tube is the weak point in the AMC 20.
No, the axle tube isn't moving....I think that the other concensus of the u-bolts being loose is why it's moving....fyi, I haven't touched them yet, so that worries me a bit.

I'm not allowed to use the new camera, because of greasy hands, so I have to use the 6 year-old HP...kids were doing homework, otherwise I would have had one of them hold it, while I wiggled the axle....no tripod, it got lost in the move from Maryland.

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