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Unread 05-07-2010, 07:57 PM   #76
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yep that's the reason.... and no I don't recomend RC's SS shock brackets... they put the shocks into the exhaust and the fuel tank not to metion decrease the uptravel. Just as Currie's, and tera's do also... I hack em off and reweld them slightly outboard behind the Lower CA's.

Okay, I read your other thread and I understand what you are saying. You remove the bracket and weld it on the CA bracket to gain more uptravel and lose a little bit of down travel. I saw that Clayton has similar brackets but I don't believe that they shifted down like your home made ones. Perhaps you have some info on this? Perhaps you have a template you could PM me? Thanks for your help!

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Unread 05-07-2010, 08:04 PM   #77
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Okay, I read your other thread and I understand what you are saying. You remove the bracket and weld it on the CA bracket to gain more uptravel and lose a little bit of down travel. I saw that Clayton has similar brackets but I don't believe that they shifted down like your home made ones. Perhaps you have some info on this? Perhaps you have a template you could PM me? Thanks for your help!
Clayton brackets, if used as they are intended, don't give any extra up travel or soak up down travel that unseats springs... they are an excellent bracket to use with correct length shocks tho.

I have a PDF that can be emailed of my tube brackets, the others pictured above are stock mounts welded to a plate which is then welded to the CA mounts in the ideal position.
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Unread 05-18-2010, 08:06 PM   #78
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ChrisTJCO....
your question is good here...

"So reading this thread, I'm still confused.

With 245/75/16 BFG ATs (about 30.7"), with 2.5" OME HD Springs, and Skyjacker
Hydros with the following measurables:

Rears: *8.81 Shock Stroke (in.)
13.71 Collapsed Length (in.)
24.75 Extended Length (in.)
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Fronts: *9.20 Shock Stroke (in.)
13.54 Collapsed Length (in.)
22.75 Extended Length (in.)

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What kinda bumpstops am I looking at? Any??"

minimum 1.5" rear bumpstop extensions ........... I'd be inclined to say your rears aren't 24.75", they are 22.5"....

And NONE up front, 13.5" collapsed is the maximum length you can run stock front bumpstop extensions with. the tire size will be the problem needing bumpstop extension although the 245's shouldn't need any at all....
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Unread 05-18-2010, 09:48 PM   #79
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ChrisTJCO....
your question is good here...

"So reading this thread, I'm still confused.

With 245/75/16 BFG ATs (about 30.7"), with 2.5" OME HD Springs, and Skyjacker
Hydros with the following measurables:

Rears: *8.81 Shock Stroke (in.)
13.71 Collapsed Length (in.)
24.75 Extended Length (in.)
*

Fronts: *9.20 Shock Stroke (in.)
13.54 Collapsed Length (in.)
22.75 Extended Length (in.)

*

What kinda bumpstops am I looking at? Any??"

minimum 1.5" rear bumpstop extensions ........... I'd be inclined to say your rears aren't 24.75", they are 22.5"....

And NONE up front, 13.5" collapsed is the maximum length you can run stock front bumpstop extensions with. the tire size will be the problem needing bumpstop extension although the 245's shouldn't need any at all....
Ok so 1.5" in the rear...got it. Any recommendations on where to buy them?
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Unread 05-19-2010, 07:57 PM   #80
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Ok so 1.5" in the rear...got it. Any recommendations on where to buy them?
RE1385...

They are 2", cut them down as/if needed.
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Unread 05-20-2010, 11:17 AM   #81
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RE1385...

They are 2", cut them down as/if needed.
Thank you for being so helpful - I really appreciate it.
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Unread 05-24-2010, 09:35 AM   #82
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I need to come back to this thread and search for something... Very Informative
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Unread 06-15-2010, 08:05 AM   #83
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mudb8, for those of us who have lost their metal cups do you know what the measurement is for the metal cup? I am trying to figure out how that relates to the currie rear bumpstops. I believe that the currie rear bumpstops measure about 5 3/4". Is that too much bumpstop for the rear or does that equate to 2.5" of additional bumpstop using the factory metal cup in place? I have relocated my rear shock brackets and I am wondering if I need to remove some of the currie bumpstop or is it right where it needs to be for 5" uptravel. I have a 4" lift with OME 67L shocks.
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Unread 06-18-2010, 09:19 PM   #84
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mudb8, for those of us who have lost their metal cups do you know what the measurement is for the metal cup? I am trying to figure out how that relates to the currie rear bumpstops. I believe that the currie rear bumpstops measure about 5 3/4". Is that too much bumpstop for the rear or does that equate to 2.5" of additional bumpstop using the factory metal cup in place? I have relocated my rear shock brackets and I am wondering if I need to remove some of the currie bumpstop or is it right where it needs to be for 5" uptravel. I have a 4" lift with OME 67L shocks.
the cup is 1.75" I don't have a currie stop handy to measure.

Sorry for the delay, I've been working late on the race truck and just haven't had time for anything else.
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My Jeep is yelling at me right now: "I wanna go to Estacada to play with mud in his shop!".
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My Jeep is yelling at me right now: "I wanna go to Estacada to play with mud in his shop!".
I'm waiting! LOL.
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I'm waiting! LOL.
You're just waiting for my money!

Seriously though, I do plan on getting it down to you as soon as I can. I'll give you a couple days with it while I go explore Estacada and Portland in YOUR TJ!
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I know I'm resurecting a long dead thread here, but...

I'm preparing to lower my TJ from a 6" SA to a 4" SA and install a 1.25" BL. I'm running 35s. So, I can expext to run 3" front and 4" rear bump stop extensions?

I'm not lookitng for an exact definitive answer. I'm also not concerned about shock length at this time.

My plan is to set my wheel base to where my bump stopd line up properly at full bump, then add bump stopp extension as nescessary to prevent rubbing (I'm tired of the tire cuts from the body), and then figure out my shocks (hoping to outboard the rear).

I was just hoping for a round about estimate of what I will need for bump stop extensions to prevent rubbing with out cutting shet metal (I don't care if I run flares or not).
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You're just waiting for my money!

Seriously though, I do plan on getting it down to you as soon as I can. I'll give you a couple days with it while I go explore Estacada and Portland in YOUR TJ!

nothing to do with money for me!...

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I know I'm resurecting a long dead thread here, but...

I'm preparing to lower my TJ from a 6" SA to a 4" SA and install a 1.25" BL. I'm running 35s. So, I can expext to run 3" front and 4" rear bump stop extensions?

I'm not lookitng for an exact definitive answer. I'm also not concerned about shock length at this time.

My plan is to set my wheel base to where my bump stopd line up properly at full bump, then add bump stopp extension as nescessary to prevent rubbing (I'm tired of the tire cuts from the body), and then figure out my shocks (hoping to outboard the rear).

I was just hoping for a round about estimate of what I will need for bump stop extensions to prevent rubbing with out cutting shet metal (I don't care if I run flares or not).
2" rear extension has been all I've ever needed for the rear with a 35" tire, you'll only need to trim the rear most part of the wheel well. 03 and up have the vapor canister on the right rear corner which will also need to be moved a bit or deleted, the tire will eventually rub a hole in it from flex.. 3" is close for the front, a BL helps out a bunch there.
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Unread 08-28-2010, 09:46 PM   #90
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I need a shock length on some ome n66l's

im currently running 2.2's with about 5" of up travel after I put a 1" spacer in up front. Im looking to go to a longer shock and see if I can get about 6" or so of up travel. im considering making shock tabe to mount to the lca instead of the stock mount to get this up travel. out back i think I'll retain the 2.2's for a while as I have them out boarded using the oem mounts on 1/4" plate welded to the back of the lca mount.

any reccomendations?
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