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post #46 of 61 Old 12-13-2012, 10:18 PM
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Yep that price is just the shock. One thing to remember, if you aren't racing it don't get sucked into the remote reservoir, double billy bad-***, doo-hickey shocks. Those things are for Baja racers, but they look complicated so it must be better for everything, right?

Coils were reasonable, considering. you'll also need bolts and mounting tabs and hoops/towers.
Well on that same site, they have King shocks with springs for like $100 more...

To be honest, I may not be baja racing, but I certainly plan to design a baja inspired suspension, again, eventually. Too many other things to design first.

I am not much into rock crawling, and I live in VA beach now, it is pretty flat, so I basically want to build a suspension that is meant for high speed, getting some air, fully capable of handling the weight of my 4BT if I do get some air, and all around driving like a wanna-be baja driver

have you guys ever seen the evo cantilever coil spring suspension on JKs

http://www.offroadevolution.com/stor...O-LEVER-04.jpg

I really want to do this on my YJ if for nothing more than it is different...

anywho, sorry for jacking your thread.....

I agree on going w leafs for now, trust me you have a lot of other things to worry about to get that thing moving under its own power first. But like I said, I would go with maybe 1.5" more lift in the front.


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post #47 of 61 Old 12-14-2012, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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Yea I agree I have allot of thing to build fab customize before I can even take this thing down the street. I would love to use the EVO coilovers and do a four link. but for now I'm going to concentrate on building this machine with leafs and yes I'm going to add a leaf or two to the front springs. I'm going to do some fabbing on it this weekend will post some pics of my progress.


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Well I did some fabricating the past few days. Got the front bumper fab up also got the spring hangers fab out as well as the new shackle hangers.
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post #49 of 61 Old 12-31-2012, 05:14 PM
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Hey you aren't using that brake parts cleaner on the metal your welding are you

90 - xj laredo- 4.5" rough country lift, 6.5" of total lift with drop brackets, zj disc brakes on c8.25, olympic winch bumper, jcr upper and lower quarter armor, IRO hack-n-tap and rock sliders and rear bumper. rugged ridge 8500lb winch. Spartan locker up front. With a jd yellow paint job, 97+ front end and bushwacker cut out flares. 35's
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post #50 of 61 Old 12-31-2012, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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No the can is just sitting there. lol


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Ok just don't want you killing your self lol

90 - xj laredo- 4.5" rough country lift, 6.5" of total lift with drop brackets, zj disc brakes on c8.25, olympic winch bumper, jcr upper and lower quarter armor, IRO hack-n-tap and rock sliders and rear bumper. rugged ridge 8500lb winch. Spartan locker up front. With a jd yellow paint job, 97+ front end and bushwacker cut out flares. 35's
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Lol I'm not that dumb. I got anti splatter and nozzle clean so I'm good. Going to Finnish welding it up tomorrow.


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Well I finished welding the front bumper up and welding in the new spring mounts, and started welding it to the frame.
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Got the shackle mounts tacked in.
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Looking really good!

Jeep 1:Used to have a 93 YJ 2.5l- 3.5" Black Diamond, Chevy TBI 5.7l V8, SM 465 4 speed, 8.8 rear( 4.10, L/S), rhinoline, Mile Marker 9000, NP 231, Had to sell it due to college
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Dre40,

I'm enjoying your build, and I'm envious of your fab skills.

That front shackle setup looks bomb proof!! Strong work, my friend.

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Dre are you going to put a stop on your shackles so they can't invert and bind up?


I haven't seen a #3 wash tub in years!!!
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lol that's my cutoff catch basin while I cutting things with my plasma cutter or torch, lol and yes that's just a temp shackle I had laying around for the pic. I'm going to have different ones on there.


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Heck yeah! Thinking about doing something like this in my YJ
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Well this build is going slow.. but now that the cooler weather is coming I can start to weld on her again with out sweating to death lol. Need to fabricate the motor mounts and test fit the engine in-between the frame rails. Does anyone have dimensions of how far back the firewall is from the end of the frame rail? So I can mock it up with out having to put the Tub back on?


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