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post #16 of 19 Old 09-08-2011, 02:18 AM Thread Starter
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Now that the 1" body lift is on, Im out to try a flex, and see how the shackles do.

For a reason, which I suspect, its the front hangers angle, front axle is not flexing much. Maybe its the front shaft, I couldnt figure it out.






Ill cover MSD setup in a new thread.

Thanks everyone for your help, it has been a painful couple of months.


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post #17 of 19 Old 09-08-2011, 02:45 AM Thread Starter
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This is how my old setup used to look,
Shackles and springs!




After the spring lift, shocks, drop pitman and axle angle adjustments, ride quality has improved 100%. I no longer have roll when turning corners, I have more stable steering, no wandering. I used to have squeaks and crack sounds when I got over bumps, now I can hear the sound of my tires and exhaust only.

Its incredible how a couple of rod angles and geometry alteration, changes your driving quality. It wouldnt be too much if I said, its as if I have a new jeep.

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post #18 of 19 Old 09-08-2011, 09:51 AM
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Shouldn't there be a little more angle on that u-joint? You usually want a couple degrees on there to have the u-joint still flex a bit to keep the grease moving a little and so that the bearings don't just wear in the same spot the whole time. I could be wrong, since I know CV shaft angles are different from normal shaft angles.

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post #19 of 19 Old 09-08-2011, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, you are right, it did need a couple of degrees on that joint, but I do have technical difficulties in making mechanics, do the things exactly the way I want.

It is an easy thing, to take out the shims, decrease their angle then put it back on.

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