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Unread 12-15-2011, 12:44 PM   #1
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grind or relocate (rear shocks hit now)

Since I rotated my pinion up I noticed my rear shock cans hit at full droop.Do I go TERAFLEX lower shock extenders or just grind off some of the spring perch.Ill probably lose some shock travel with the extenders but will it make much of a differance?

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Unread 12-15-2011, 12:51 PM   #2
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Both work. I have the extenders but the extra leverage that you get allowed me to rip off the mount one time.
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Unread 12-15-2011, 01:00 PM   #3
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Just grind them!
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Unread 12-15-2011, 03:06 PM   #4
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I just ground mine twice last week and plan to do it again soon. My point is dont just do it barely enough... take the spring out of the way and grind it good (watch the brake line). I asked the same questioin about a week ago and chose to go with the cheapest....grind. Ther were a lot of replies on people extending and breaking factory mounts. Good luck!
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Unread 12-15-2011, 03:07 PM   #5
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Flipping your shocks over might do it too.
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Unread 12-15-2011, 03:14 PM   #6
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installed JKS shock extions on my TJ.
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Unread 12-15-2011, 03:24 PM   #7
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Sorry for a quick hi-jack, but beartree, are those "centrifugal balancers" on your hub ? How well do they work ? Or just a dust shield ?
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Unread 12-15-2011, 03:35 PM   #8
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Those are Centramatic wheel balancers. I have had them on my Rubicon since I brought it home from the dealer. The old MTRs looked like new ones except for less tread when I replaced the with 76,000 miles on them. I used to run them on my Kentworth back in the day when I owned my own truck.
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Unread 12-16-2011, 03:10 PM   #9
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Grind.

The shock extenders will rip off your shock mounts, eventually. Too much leverage.

And as someone said, it's handy if you take our your rear springs to do the grinding. But, IIRC, it may not be necessary.

Of course, I'd recommend doing the AEV / Nth Degree shock shifter kit. It does wonders for the handling/ride of the rear end of the TJ. I did my own by trying to reverse design the Nth kit. . . after doing that I FULLY recommend just getting the Nth kit. It'll save you boatloads of time. This is more involved than just cutting the spring perch but it'll give you a nice improvement in the ride of your TJ. No more back-end wiggle going over bumps and the rig feels more planted.

The SS mod is a step between running shocks in the stock location and doing the full frame-cut, long-travel shock mod.


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Unread 12-16-2011, 03:21 PM   #10
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Since I rotated my pinion up I noticed my rear shock cans hit at full droop.Do I go TERAFLEX lower shock extenders or just grind off some of the spring perch.Ill probably lose some shock travel with the extenders but will it make much of a differance?
Shock extenders are a bad idea. Take a cutoff disk to the back of the spring perch and you're done.
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