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Unread 07-25-2010, 03:04 PM   #691
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Excuse me for asking.

I'm sorry I won't screw it up again kind sir.
Sorry, It wasn't meant to be taken that way at all. I wanted to know as well, but I couldn't think of the right smiley.

Lemme rephrase that.

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Well? How did the LJ do?
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Unread 07-25-2010, 03:04 PM   #692
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Actually I think that's a good question as it is untested and I want pictures!! This is the internet pictures or it didn't happen
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Unread 07-25-2010, 03:39 PM   #693
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Sorry, It wasn't meant to be taken that way at all. I wanted to know as well, but I couldn't think of the right smiley.

Lemme rephrase that.



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It's all good buddy. Just had a "WTF" moment.
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Unread 07-25-2010, 08:09 PM   #694
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I just got home from the Rubicon and checked to see where your Under Armor Kit was. It is still here! At least it is all packaged up. I'm terribly sorry and it will go out UPS tomorrow.

Sorry for the delay!

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Thanks for the update Gerald. Feel free to throw in something extra to compensate for the delay. Hope to have installed for NOVA Trailfest in few weeks.
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Unread 07-25-2010, 11:54 PM   #695
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Hey Justin,

I should have your rockers next week. I don't beleive we gained any lift by reloacting the stock perches. More to straighten out the rear coils so they don't have the funny arch in them.

Blaine also did something very simliar to the front coil buckets. You can't even see it and I didn't notice till he pointed it out to me.

I hear a surprise is coming! Can't wait!
Blaine, I'm curious, what did you do to modify the front coil buckets?
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Unread 07-26-2010, 12:06 AM   #696
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Blaine, I'm curious, what did you do to modify the front coil buckets?
The bumpstop posts tend to angle forward and because we don't run hubs very often any more, when you get the pinion angle dialed in, the springs rub on the upper bumpstop.

We made a small slice on the backside and pointed them straight down so they land better on the lower bumpstop and don't rub on the springs.
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Unread 07-26-2010, 12:42 AM   #697
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The bumpstop posts tend to angle forward and because we don't run hubs very often any more, when you get the pinion angle dialed in, the springs rub on the upper bumpstop.

We made a small slice on the backside and pointed them straight down so they land better on the lower bumpstop and don't rub on the springs.
Thanks, that's a good idea. I think I'll give that a try on mine.
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Unread 07-26-2010, 10:56 AM   #698
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How about the rear upper shock mounts? Did you make them from scratch? Or are they a replacement part for some other vehicle?

After I get all of my Savvy gear on I'm going to tackle the suspension re-work. I'm going to bring my wheelbase back in where my bumpstops will hit correctly (will likely do what you just described in the front), swap out the 6" springs for 4" spring (don't need the 6"ers with the BL), and adjust the shock mounts so that the shocks can work properly. I'd like to outboard the rear shocks when I do all of this.

So, all of that typing was just to ask where the rear upper shock mounts came from and if you could throw up some more pictures and maybe some of the lowers too (and smoe info on those as well)? Thanks!
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Unread 07-26-2010, 09:46 PM   #699
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How about the rear upper shock mounts? Did you make them from scratch? Or are they a replacement part for some other vehicle?

After I get all of my Savvy gear on I'm going to tackle the suspension re-work. I'm going to bring my wheelbase back in where my bumpstops will hit correctly (will likely do what you just described in the front), swap out the 6" springs for 4" spring (don't need the 6"ers with the BL), and adjust the shock mounts so that the shocks can work properly. I'd like to outboard the rear shocks when I do all of this.

So, all of that typing was just to ask where the rear upper shock mounts came from and if you could throw up some more pictures and maybe some of the lowers too (and smoe info on those as well)? Thanks!
If he did like on mine, they carefully cut off the stock mounts, move them to the desired location, tack em up, cycle the axle to test everything and weld em up. I didn't look close at the LJ's pic, but I assume he did the same with Gerald's.




Blaine, sorry we didn't make it over your way today...we got a late start and I wasn't looking forward to another 10 hours in the car with 5 year olds yelling the whole time.
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I've been meaning to post pics of my Gas tank skid, it gives me way more clearance , I was going to post them this weekend, but had to replace the evap and heater core.
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Unread 07-26-2010, 10:05 PM   #701
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If he did like on mine, they carefully cut off the stock mounts, move them to the desired location, tack em up, cycle the axle to test everything and weld em up. I didn't look close at the LJ's pic, but I assume he did the same with Gerald's.
Hey Blaine, is this something, along with outboarding the rear shock something that would do any good on a Jeep with 2" of lift? At the immediate time I wouldn't think so because there isn't enough lift to cause things to arch too much, and then shock I have no clue. But when I get around to doing a Currie 4" SA lift it seems like it would be nice to have all of this already done.
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Hey Blaine, is this something, along with outboarding the rear shock something that would do any good on a Jeep with 2" of lift? At the immediate time I wouldn't think so because there isn't enough lift to cause things to arch too much, and then shock I have no clue. But when I get around to doing a Currie 4" SA lift it seems like it would be nice to have all of this already done.
On Robert's rig we are currently tuning up, I outboarded his rear shocks many years ago and he changed both lift height and shocks. I will be relocating his rear spring perches AND removing the Ford shock towers in favor of the Poly kit.

My best advice is to leave it alone until you get where you're going.
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On Robert's rig we are currently tuning up, I outboarded his rear shocks many years ago and he changed both lift height and shocks. I will be relocating his rear spring perches AND removing the Ford shock towers in favor of the Poly kit.

My best advice is to leave it alone until you get where you're going.
So one day when I get to it, do it all at the same time. Thanks.
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Unread 07-26-2010, 11:20 PM   #704
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The Rubicon was such a joy! It is really fun in a Jeep that rides like this!

Currie, Savvy and Metalcloak did the trail togther


Never hit the Under Armor but hit the gas tank skid plenty



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