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post #211 of 731 Old 08-03-2010, 10:18 PM
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I like to get my 1/16 wide norton cut-off wheels lodged in my work so i can put a new one on. I blew up 2 cutting off my towbar on my jeep to mount the savvy front bumper. Im usually not that hard on the cut-off wheels but there was some weird angle to contend with on that job.


What is budget looking like on the rear poly shock mounts and rotating spring cups? Did you decide on rod ends or JJ for the rear?

Does this jeep see much on road driving, are you concerned with rod ends on the street, feeling every little thing?

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post #212 of 731 Old 08-03-2010, 10:32 PM
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I'm just messin with ya, I know plasma is not your cutting tool of choice.

1/8" with that much cutting, what brand disk are ya using?
In the whole job I doubt we've gone through more than two full discs. We use the Sait .045 cut off discs and they zip through some steel with very little wear on the disc. Now OTOH, if you try and horse them through the metal instead of letting the disc work, you can blow through one in one tab.

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In the whole job I doubt we've gone through more than two full discs. We use the Sait .045 cut off discs and they zip through some steel with very little wear on the disc. Now OTOH, if you try and horse them through the metal instead of letting the disc work, you can blow through one in one tab.
I should have you show me how to use a cut off wheel then. I don't burn threw them that bad, but probably more then I should. I prefer using them to the torches..

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I like to get my 1/16 wide norton cut-off wheels lodged in my work so i can put a new one on. I blew up 2 cutting off my towbar on my jeep to mount the savvy front bumper. Im usually not that hard on the cut-off wheels but there was some weird angle to contend with on that job.
Try the Sait .045's. They rock.


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What is budget looking like on the rear poly shock mounts and rotating spring cups? Did you decide on rod ends or JJ for the rear?
Don't know on the budget yet. I think we're still in good shape, but there's a few things under there that may need some relocation.

JJ's both ends of the lowers, rod ends both ends of the uppers and we'll see on the ride quality.

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I'm not sure how much he drives it on the street, but he'll pop in and let us know. No, I'm not concerned yet.

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What is budget looking like on the rear poly shock mounts and rotating spring cups? Did you decide on rod ends or JJ for the rear?

Does this jeep see much on road driving, are you concerned with rod ends on the street, feeling every little thing?
We are OK on budget. The Poly outboard kit will go in and the upper perches will get done. The question is what will we do with the uppers and can they be re-used, the modification needed to re-use the TXT truss on the 44 and our ability to work around self inflicted issues like my custom exhaust, oil cooler and a few other odds and ends. We already have a plan for the lowers and that depends on sourcing the material. After tomorrow evening, we hope to have a pretty good game plan.

As for driving, the Jeep does see road use and will continue to do so. I've had heims on it before so I understand your point but I also think this time around, given the nuance in which we are making decisions, a good compliant ride on the So Cal freeways is not out of the question.
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In the whole job I doubt we've gone through more than two full discs. We use the Sait .045 cut off discs and they zip through some steel with very little wear on the disc. Now OTOH, if you try and horse them through the metal instead of letting the disc work, you can blow through one in one tab.
Sait makes good stuff, I have a bunch of Nortons that I got cheap that work ok but Sait is the best I have used.
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anxiously awaiting the rear link setup
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Are the poly mounts preferred only when using large bodied shocks, or are they a better choice than the ford towers for all shocks?

I was planning on using a pair of Walker Evans shocks (which have a fairly small body) and there is quite a price difference in the two mounts.
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Sait makes good stuff, I have a bunch of Nortons that I got cheap that work ok but Sait is the best I have used.
We've also been trying some discs from Pearl that have the red label. They don't cut worth a crap until you lean into them and then they get after it. The Sait cut awesome without leaning into them and if you do, they just go away faster without cutting faster.

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Sure would be nice if someone would develope an alternate "off the shelf" option to that poly/genrite outboard kit.

Sure hurts everytime I ding someone 500 bucks for 75$ worth of mass produced brackets.
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Sure would be nice if someone would develope an alternate "off the shelf" option to that poly/genrite outboard kit.

Sure hurts everytime I ding someone 500 bucks for 75$ worth of mass produced brackets.
I thought the rear outboard kit is $200-250?

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I thought the rear outboard kit is $200-250?
He has to get it shipped all the way up to the great white north... that's what hurts
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Sure would be nice if someone would develope an alternate "off the shelf" option to that poly/genrite outboard kit.

Sure hurts everytime I ding someone 500 bucks for 75$ worth of mass produced brackets.

ford shock towers???

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A little progress on the rear and an interesting very cost effective solution for gaining clearance as well as working towards a solution for the rear geometry. Thanx Blaine.
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post #225 of 731 Old 08-04-2010, 11:28 PM
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arent they just redrilled up higher? Looks like good start though

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