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post #226 of 1052 Old 09-03-2011, 09:24 AM
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now that would be funny wouldn't it? if only I knew Tim better!


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post #227 of 1052 Old 09-03-2011, 10:39 AM
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MVIGO: Did you get your 16" wheels yet? Mine just came in today!!! :-)
Damn't you guys.......I havn't bought anything yet.

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post #228 of 1052 Old 09-12-2011, 04:33 PM
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Hey guys - I gotta tell you, this thread is amazing. I have a 79 cj5 that needs these springs and this will make my jpb so much easier. If I may I have a couple questions: If I am just running a V8 in the front with no winch do you think I need to heavy rear springs on the front? I don't have a sway bar in this one (got it that way) what would you reccomend? Last, I also do not have a steering stabilizer. I have seen the brackers for the tie rod but what does it mount to on the plate side? Does mount to the plate or a special connector.

Tim, Matt, Eric and all the others....THANKS
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post #229 of 1052 Old 09-12-2011, 04:42 PM
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I didn't use the heavies and it's just fine. V8 no winch here.

I think there is a plate with a stud on it that sandwiches between the spring pack and the spring perch on the axle for the steering stabilizer.

Spent the better part of the day last Saturday pounding on the ol girl pretty hard. Me and a buddy and a couple .22s out shooting squirrels on back roads, four wheeler trails and old logging roads. This suspension ROCKS.
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post #230 of 1052 Old 09-12-2011, 05:58 PM
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If it were mine, even though you don't have a winch, doesn't mean you won't at some point.....so I would go heavy rears.

On another note, when I get more than a few minutes of free time, I will gather all of my part numbers for a final list.

Like Eastman said, there is a bracket with a mount on it that sandwiches between the spring pack and spring pad.

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post #231 of 1052 Old 09-12-2011, 08:03 PM
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Thanks guys I will look for one of those brackets from ok4wd or somewhere. Yeah a full list would be AWESOME. Why did you go with the shock extenders? I have welded brackets on mine. should I get the extenders for the ones you got? Thoughts on the SWAY BAR? I don't think my old CJ had one, But if it helps with stability I want it.

Wish I wass wheelin and shootin. I used to go out with my dad and shoot wood chucks out in the Fields in PA. I miss those days , 22-250.
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Oh yeah - The heacy crab tree hangers - do they mount into the rivet or onto the bumber bolt? just wondering if anyone put them on.
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post #233 of 1052 Old 09-12-2011, 09:07 PM
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I only went with the extended shock mounts due to the Bilstein shocks being a little bit to long. If you go with the Bilsteins, you may have to as well. Although, OE mounts were bolted to the frame, and my lower mounts are on the axle tube. I am assuming your lower mounts are on the spring plate. Matt is a good one to ask about that because his is similar to yours.

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wkglenn,

Thanks for the kind words.

You won't need shock extenders, if you buy the OME N56 shocks.

Yes, the lower shocks mount to the spring plates.

I would recommend a sway bar and a steering damper, if you take your rig on pavement. These ol' heaps aren't exactly go-carts around curves, and both of those items will help.

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So what is the opinion on the Bilstein 5100 vs the Nitro OME N56 shocks?
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The Bilstein's probably look cooler.

Actually, that's a good question. I'm very pleased with the ride of the OME's, as I'm sure Tim is with the Bilstein's. I've only had the Bilstein's on larger pickups, so I can't comment on how they compare for the CJ.

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So what is the opinion on the Bilstein 5100 vs the Nitro OME N56 shocks?
As Matt said, I too have experience with the Bilsteins on full size trucks. I have them on my Dodge CTD right now and they have been great. When I bought the suspension for my Dodge from Carli Suspension, it was or may still be the only shock they use. I guess when you are launching a 9500lb truck 6 or 8 feet in the air at the dunes for testing and they are holding up, they must be ok. I like the looks of them as well. I am sure you would be happy with either of them. As far as ride goes in the Jeep with the Bilsteins, it seems good to me. I think more of it has to do with the leaf springs you choose, the shocks will just compliment those characteristics.

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Thanks guys, I will buzz Bilstein and ask them in they have a shock that will fit the factory mounts. Mine are welded to the frame like matts and I do not want to get into cutting them off and bolting new ones on.

As for springs, Matt what did you put on?

ONE FAVOR PLEASE!! I need a couple pictures of how the sway bar mounts on the frame. my 79 did not have it, but I found one in a salvage yard. My problem is I have no idea how it mounts up to the frame. Guy said the fram should have holes. I am guessing where it goes, just want exact location from a picture. The Chilton guide did not have a location. THANKS I will post a few pictures of my ride.

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Thanks guys, I will buzz Bilstein and ask them in they have a shock that will fit the factory mounts. Mine are welded to the frame like matts and I do not want to get into cutting them off and bolting new ones on.

As for springs, Matt what did you put on?

ONE FAVOR PLEASE!! I need a couple pictures of how the sway bar mounts on the frame. my 79 did not have it, but I found one in a salvage yard. My problem is I have no idea how it mounts up to the frame. Guy said the fram should have holes. I am guessing where it goes, just want exact location from a picture. The Chilton guide did not have a location. THANKS I will post a few pictures of my ride.

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wkglenn,

I used the heavy rears all the way around.

As for the sway mounts, see if you can figure it out from some of pics I've already posted. If not, it will be a few days before I can take pics, as my Jeep is up at hunting camp.

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