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Unread 09-06-2012, 07:12 PM   #796
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I just cut a bunch off the rear of the spring bucket.

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Unread 09-07-2012, 05:25 AM   #797
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So recently I installed a UCF ultra hi t-case skid and need to address some issues. My shock are dam near the coil buckets so should I notch the bucket or relocate shock location? And my rear trac bar is bound because of the rear upper control arms being adjusted for the proper pinion angle. So can I modify my drop down bracket I have by heating and bending it? I`m kind of tapped out after all the upgrades so not looking to spend alot right now. Thanks
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though the track bar bracket may not work for you with as much lift as you have. might want to play it safe with a new CV style one. though i'm not sure if an OEM track bar will fit the CV style brackets.
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Unread 09-07-2012, 07:28 AM   #798
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Thanks guys, I`m gonna trim the buckets and I ordered a JKS angled trac bar bracket from Quadratec for $50.
My Clayton lower control arms are as short as posible and my uppers are out as far as they can be safely. I`m hope`n I dont get a driveline vibration. I`m running a 17 inch cv Tatton shaft. But the breakover angle with 35`s and that UCF ultra hi clearance skid is amazing!
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Unread 09-08-2012, 06:45 AM   #799
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Cut the buckets and installed the shaft. I'm afraid it may be a little short. Also barely binds on full droop on jack stands. Any suggestions?
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Unread 09-08-2012, 06:55 AM   #800
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Also barely binds on full droop on jack stands. Any suggestions?
Limit droop with a center limit strap so that it doesn't bind. As for length, how long is the total slip section and how much of it is exposed @ ride height? How much is still engaged at full droop? I have a Tattons shaft, as well.....yours looks fine.
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Unread 09-08-2012, 07:12 AM   #801
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Another pic. Only about 2 inches left at full droop on stands. Worried it will droop more when forced to in offroading senerios.
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Unread 09-08-2012, 07:18 AM   #802
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Limit droop with a center limit strap so that it doesn't bind. As for length, how long is the total slip section and how much of it is exposed @ ride height? How much is still engaged at full droop? I have a Tattons shaft, as well.....yours looks fine.
Thanks, I was thinking of that but thought it would be rigging it and not the proper thing to do. But if its ok, I`m all for it. That binding would be realy bad on the trail.
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Unread 09-09-2012, 06:22 PM   #803
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I`m getting close to finished with my tummy tuck. I need to make a limiting strap and I guess bend my gear shifter. Its really close to my dash. Any ideas, pics or suggestions are appreciated.
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Unread 09-10-2012, 12:29 AM   #804
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As for the limit strap, I just threw on a set of 4" springs last weekend, and with my transfer case stuffed up so high, I suspect I'll need a limit strap on the rear pumpking as well. How does one mount a limit strap onto a stock D44 in the center? It's been hot out on the trails, so I've not really had the jeep out much lately, waiting for things to cool down.


as for the shifter, I took my gear shifter out, heated it for a few minutes until it started to glow where I wanted the bend, then and bent it back using the bench vice and a piece of pipe for leverage.
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Unread 09-10-2012, 07:22 AM   #805
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Currie vs Rough Country! Both are 4 inch lift springs.
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Unread 09-10-2012, 07:33 AM   #806
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One is progressive or dual rate, the other is not.

What are the spring rates for each?
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Unread 09-10-2012, 07:51 AM   #807
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One is progressive or dual rate, the other is not.

What are the spring rates for each?
Hell if I know! The Currie is 4 inch heavy duty from Savvy. And the Rough Country was supposed to be progressive rate from their 4 inch standard kit which is far away from my Jeep now.
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Unread 09-10-2012, 08:20 AM   #808
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Those RC coils are linear and relatively stiff. The Curries have a lighter rate that progressively gets heavier at the top. The longer free length is a good thing and is just one small reason Currie parts stand above RC parts.
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Unread 09-10-2012, 09:01 AM   #809
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Currie's rear springs are rated at 195lbs per inch
From the collapsed spring thread.
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Unread 09-10-2012, 03:13 PM   #810
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Those RC coils are linear and relatively stiff. The Curries have a lighter rate that progressively gets heavier at the top. The longer free length is a good thing and is just one small reason Currie parts stand above RC parts.
If you don't mind me asking what are the differences between progressive, and regular springs? and do you lose some height from one compared ot the other?
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