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Unread 08-12-2008, 02:30 PM   #16
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Some under the hood relocating.














The Ford shock towers on the front and rear.












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Unread 08-12-2008, 02:37 PM   #17
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What air box did you use for your air intake setup?
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Love to know some details on this.
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Unread 08-12-2008, 02:38 PM   #18
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Some of the air intake its a ford mini van filter assy from the 90's explorers also used the same set up.




















The filter assy all snaps together. I just cut it down and slid the short end over the other longer one, snaped the inner piece in and siliconed it all up.
Its has been on my jeep for around two year no problems yet.
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Unread 08-12-2008, 03:09 PM   #19
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never seen the ford shock towers before, pretty sweet. Whats the advantage to this other than easy access?
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Unread 08-12-2008, 04:21 PM   #20
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it allows you to use longer shocks without lifting anymore so you have more down travel and in effect more flex.
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Unread 08-12-2008, 04:26 PM   #21
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The main reason I went with the shock towers was. Less bump stop more up travel.
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Unread 08-12-2008, 05:50 PM   #22
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Wow thats awesome!
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Unread 08-12-2008, 06:34 PM   #23
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A few pics of the mid arms
Lowers 27"
Upper rear 25"
Rear trackbar 35"
Front upper ?
Poly performance frame brackets. The 10deg ones work best less trimming.


















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Unread 08-13-2008, 07:14 AM   #24
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I did not take any pics of the rear wheel well.

The area to cut out is diff with every type of suspension set up IMO.
Short arms ,mid arms and long arms all have diff amounts of rear steer when fully flexed.
Not to mention shock length added to the mix.

I pulled the coils, unhooked the rear sway bar and shocks. Then put the tire on on the side I wanted to check and flexed it fully and compressed it fully.

Marked 1" above the tire and cut.

I could not count the # of times that I have pulled the front and rear coils to do all the mod that I have done.

And when you go out on the trail its diff yet.
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Unread 08-13-2008, 10:13 AM   #25
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Crawled, and subscribed. I like how you did the shock mounts a lot. That makes a lot of sense to me. With all of that downtravel, how much of that flex is useless? Do you still get decent traction even with that much droop? Were you still able to use those shock mounts without screwing with the fenders? I'm planning on doing a highline for my build, and I'm looking at the clayton LA lift. By the time it's said and done, I might just do the same with my shocks. Nice build.
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Unread 08-13-2008, 10:47 AM   #26
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The filter assy all snaps together. I just cut it down and slid the short end over the other longer one, snaped the inner piece in and siliconed it all up.
Its has been on my jeep for around two year no problems yet.

For anyone that wants to do the same, be aware that non sensor safe RTV silicone will take out your O2 sensors if it's in the air supply.
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Unread 08-13-2008, 12:36 PM   #27
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Crawled, and subscribed. I like how you did the shock mounts a lot. That makes a lot of sense to me. With all of that downtravel, how much of that flex is useless? Do you still get decent traction even with that much droop? Were you still able to use those shock mounts without screwing with the fenders? I'm planning on doing a highline for my build, and I'm looking at the clayton LA lift. By the time it's said and done, I might just do the same with my shocks. Nice build.
With the 33"tires I only rubed on the front factory fenders.
I have 5" of up 8" down travel in the front and 4" up 9" down in the rear.
The rear coils are still tight at full flex, front are loose.

Now with 35" tires highline hood I have 5/8" clearance on the front. The rear I trimmed and have about 3/4". Still have another 1/2 to 3/4 I could trim on the rear.

Full extension on front



Full compression on front

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Unread 08-15-2008, 12:48 PM   #28
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Some pics of the rear.






You can see where I moved the track bar up and out. This rid the rear from binding at full flex. Track bar is 35" long. Coils dont hit the brackets or track bar.

Man after all the work to make the track bar work I would have been time and materials ahead to four link it.





The other side track bar mount down and out . Bracket is clear of coils and shock.



Some of the front mid arms at full flex.





Some of the flat skid







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Unread 08-15-2008, 09:48 PM   #29
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Very nice, great job. I like the shock towers, that's an awesome idea.
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Unread 08-16-2008, 11:13 AM   #30
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beautiful Jeep- I'll be using a lot of your ideas. BTW I used to have a pedal car just like the one in the one pictures. I had so much fun in that
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