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Unread 05-30-2012, 02:43 PM   #676
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I'm not looking for more travel or anything. Just thinking about what I'm going to do if my pinion angle needs to be raised so much so that the shock makes contact

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Unread 05-30-2012, 02:48 PM   #677
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Necro, not sure why your shocks were so compressed originally. Here's what mine look like with no mods to shock mounts.


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If you look, your shock body is above your spring pad, while mine are below my spring pads for some reason.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 02:53 PM   #678
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I'm not looking for more travel or anything. Just thinking about what I'm going to do if my pinion angle needs to be raised so much so that the shock makes contact
Grind down the spring perch. Easy.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 02:58 PM   #679
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Grind down the spring perch. Easy.
Yep! They also make shock relocation brackets to space them out away from the coil buckets as well. I'm pretty sure Currie makes a nice set.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 03:00 PM   #680
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Yep! They also make shock relocation brackets to space them out away from the coil buckets as well. I'm pretty sure Currie makes a nice set.
Had those for awhile. Seemed like they would increase leverage on the mounts though.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 03:07 PM   #681
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Had those for awhile. Seemed like they would increase leverage on the mounts though.
Yeah, there's that then isn't there? Anything that spaces the shock outwards will increase the load on the factory shock mounts. I think that if the bump stops are set up correctly the shock will extend and colapse without over exerting to much pressure on the factory mounts even if they're extended a bit. But if the bump stops aren't set correctly the added leverage could easily rip a shock mount off the axle IMO.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 05:03 PM   #682
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If you look, your shock body is above your spring pad, while mine are below my spring pads for some reason.
What's the length of your shock body? Distance from upper mount to spring pad?
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Unread 05-30-2012, 05:08 PM   #683
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What's the length of your shock body? Distance from upper mount to spring pad?
I've got no clue, it's been tropical storming here all day, remind me tomorrow afternoon and I'll go take a measurement.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 06:05 PM   #684
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Grind down the spring perch. Easy.
That's my plan for now, just wanted to look into alternatives. Will I be able to grind down enough of the spring perch for 3" of lift with a flat skid? With a 42rle auto? I know this set up might cause a pretty severe driveshaft angle and pinion angle. Just trying to cover my bases
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Unread 05-30-2012, 07:28 PM   #685
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That's my plan for now, just wanted to look into alternatives. Will I be able to grind down enough of the spring perch for 3" of lift with a flat skid? With a 42rle auto? I know this set up might cause a pretty severe driveshaft angle and pinion angle. Just trying to cover my bases
I have 3" springs front/2" springs rear (BDS) and UA and no problem grinding down enough. Oh, and I had 42RLE and D44 which I think results in the shortest stock driveshaft.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 07:40 PM   #686
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I have 3" springs front/2" springs rear (BDS) and UA and no problem grinding down enough. Oh, and I have 42RLE and D44 which I think results in the shortest stock driveshaft.
Good to know. Thanks.

Hopefully I can keep my output shaft as low as possible with my crossmember. While still getting everything tucked up as much as possible ( within reason)
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Unread 05-31-2012, 07:36 AM   #687
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I have 4" springs, a 42RLE, and the UA from Savvy and I was able to grind the perch enough to clear the shocks as well.
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Unread 05-31-2012, 01:44 PM   #688
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Not sure if I posted the photo link correctly, but did want to share my flat skid I recently completed with inspiration from "Imped". I used 1/4 in 6061 alum for both the engine and transfer case skid, with angle to reinforce. I have a 02 TJ with 5 sp, with 1" MML and BL. I had plenty of room and ended up using the factory transfer case mount without much trouble. The only real pain was adjusting the exhaust to clear the front control arm bracket. No vibes with lots more clearance
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Unread 05-31-2012, 01:58 PM   #689
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Looks great! Nice work!

One thing though, I notice your zerk fitting on the front lower control arm facing rock rash side down, I would flip that over if I was you so you don't break it off inside the JJ.

And I have those exact same tires on my rig, I love them! They stick like bubblegum in hair when I air them down, they flex awesome, and self clean really well. They're also pretty quiet on the street as well.
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Unread 05-31-2012, 02:10 PM   #690
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That's a mighty sexy skid there.....nicer (and lighter) than mine. You should look into a HP30 now so you can get a better mix of pinion/caster.
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