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Unread 12-20-2009, 04:57 PM   #31
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Well the upper spring bucket relocation is finished!!

The spring now sits nice and straight at ride height.


She's riding about 1/2" high in the rear...but the tank and skid are still out, SO..perfect!


This is the picture I am actually proudest of:
Dead level at ride height side to side!




I had planned to finish this project this weekend, but I am satisfied with the slow progress. I think my OCD payed off on this one.

Hope everyone is enjoying the read. Now I can start my shock relocation.

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Unread 12-20-2009, 05:21 PM   #32
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very nice
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Unread 12-20-2009, 05:23 PM   #33
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NICE job Joe, looking good!!
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Unread 12-20-2009, 05:30 PM   #34
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do the coils rub the track bar bolt? how do you get the track bar bolt in/out - looks like you need to pull the spring or drop the axle pretty far...??
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Unread 12-20-2009, 05:49 PM   #35
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Did you move the rear axle back at all?
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Unread 12-20-2009, 05:52 PM   #36
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do the coils rub the track bar bolt? how do you get the track bar bolt in/out - looks like you need to pull the spring or drop the axle pretty far...??
No theres a good inch inbetween the bolt and the coil at full bump.

To be honest, I didn't bother looking at how the bolt would come out. Now that I think about it, I hadn't taken it out since I put it on. I always pull the axle side when I need to do something. There is so much droop now that there is literally 6 inches of room between the top of the coil and the upper bucket on that side at full droop. I actually had to jack my axle up to get the upper currie bumpstop cup bolt in that captures the coil. Pulling the springs is easy enough if it's needed though.
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Unread 12-20-2009, 05:56 PM   #37
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Did you move the rear axle back at all?
It's already as far back as it can go with the tank in the stock location.
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Unread 12-20-2009, 06:04 PM   #38
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Isn't the short length of time it took this thread to earn five stars some kind of a JF record?
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Unread 12-20-2009, 06:05 PM   #39
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forgot about the gas tank My tank is already gone from under there.
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Unread 12-20-2009, 06:12 PM   #40
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Unread 12-20-2009, 06:16 PM   #42
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forgot about the gas tank My tank is already gone from under there.
Eventually mine will migrate into the bed behind the seats.
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Unread 12-20-2009, 06:31 PM   #43
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Great thread and nice job.
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Unread 12-20-2009, 08:27 PM   #44
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awesome job and great idea! I have already outboarded my shocks and when I did my 8.8 I pushed it back as far as it could and my coils are really curved especially at full bump... I may just have to do this soon! def crawled!!!!!
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Joe,

You going to have that done so you can come out at the end of the year?

Hope you can make it.

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