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post #1501 of 1775 Old 03-06-2013, 07:00 PM
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OK, does anyone have a picture of the current Currie TJS stuffed? Link?

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The Warn clears also. But, it's not a diff cover...
crazy....it's almost like it's the stock cover, with some stuff bolted on the bottom...........

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OK, does anyone have a picture of the current Currie TJS stuffed? Link?
several in this thread....
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[QUOTE=Unlimited04;15091365]crazy....it's almost like it's the stock cover, with some stuff bolted on the bottom...........QUOTE]

Yep.

Just bolted over/in front of the bottom...
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crazy....it's almost like it's the stock cover, with some stuff bolted on the bottom...........



several in this thread....
Link to the page........still yet to find one......plenty with the JKS......nothing on the currie stuffed.
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Well, then dispense with the internet speculation and guessing.

Push the axle to full bump and find out for yourself. Post pictures.

Well, after a long hiatus the moment of truth is finally upon us lol! I'll post lots of pics. Hopefully of my bump stop cups sitting on my bump stop extensions and my riddler and Currie adj. track bar playing nice. Hehehe.
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Just a teaser...track bar clears the Riddler dif. Stay tuned....hehehe.

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I just came across this thread and WOW ... so much information!


I'm leaving for a trip on Thursday to do some wheeling and trying to get mt TJ in shape for it. This weekend I installed a (what I assume is a newer model) JKS trackbar ... and a "solid" diff cover on my TJ D30 with 3.5-4" of lift. After reading this thread, one of those may end up for sale.

I also installed adjustable LCAs that are a hair longer than stock. I had to do this because the PO put in a new front driveshaft that gets VERY tight at full droop and I don't want to toast it. Not sure why they put the newer shaft in but perhaps the old one was destroyed.

I'm going to try to do a bump test tomorrow to see how "bad" it is. I do have some RE 2" Bumpstop extensions so I am hoping for the best but expecting that I will have to order a Currie TTJ/TTS bar with the offset JJ and put the stock cover back on. Won't be the end of the world and I may "repurpose" the solid diff cover depending on how it all looks.

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Ok here we go. I made it to full bump on the P.S. with no issues what so ever. On the D.S. however, I had about 7/8" left to go before the 2" bump stop extension could contact the bump stop cup. The reason for this, despite popular opinion was NOT my Currie TB hitting my Riddler differential cover. It was actually the TB's frame end mount coming into contact with the inside face of my lower spring perch. After scratching my head for a while, I got out my tape measure. It turns out that my axle (under full load at ride height) is 1/2" off towards the P.S. By the time I figured this out it was to late to correct it and stuff the whole thing back up again. I had to run in and watch Nick Diaz get his #$% whipped by my boy GSP. But, with the axle at full bump on the P.S. and 7/8" from full bump on the D.S. my TB was still about 7/8" above and 1/2" forward of the most forward reaching point of my Riddler differential cover. I'll get the axle centered this week some time and I'm pretty sure that will clear up the contact issue between the TB and shock perch, but I'm sure as hell in no hurry to pull the whole thing apart again for another test after it's centered. At least not before I install my new Currie progressive rate springs in probably a couple months. So in closing, on (MY) Jeep the Currie TB clears the Riddler differential cover. It clears it on the street, It clears on the trails, it clears in the rocks and it clears it on the jack stands. My test may not have been 110% conclusive due to this technicality, but it was damn near and that's good enough for me. I'll stuff it again when I'm ready to change out my front springs but for now my mind is at ease. I'll be sure to post pics for you guys in this thread when I do the test again with the axle centered. As stated in a previously, I'm not calling any of you guys liars. Nor am I questioning your knowledge of Jeeps. Most of you are probably far more experienced than myself. I'm simply posting to show for the record that, as it's been said a million times here on JF, every Jeep is different. For some reason my Jeep appears to have no problem with the Currie track bar and Riddler dif. cover setup.

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I installed the jounce bumpers in these shots just to show how far off my axle was from center when partially stuffed. It travels even further to the P.S. at full stuff (Jounce bumpers removed)
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Ok here we go. I made it to full bump on the P.S. with no issues what so ever. On the D.S. however, I had about 7/8" left to go before the 2" bump stop extension could contact the bump stop cup. The reason for this, despite popular opinion was NOT my Currie TB hitting my Riddler differential cover. It was actually the TB's frame end mount coming into contact with the inside face of my lower spring perch. After scratching my head for a while, I got out my tape measure. It turns out that my axle (under full load at ride height) is 1/2" off towards the P.S. By the time I figured this out it was to late to correct it and stuff the whole thing back up again. I had to run in and watch Nick Diaz get his #$% whipped by my boy GSP. But, with the axle at full bump on the P.S. and 7/8" from full bump on the D.S. my TB was still about 7/8" above and 1/2" forward of the most forward reaching point of my Riddler differential cover. I'll get the axle centered this week some time and I'm pretty sure that will clear up the contact issue between the TB and shock perch, but I'm sure as hell in no hurry to pull the whole thing apart again for another test after it's centered. At least not before I install my new Currie progressive rate springs in probably a couple months. So in closing, on (MY) Jeep the Currie TB clears the Riddler differential cover. It clears it on the street, It clears on the trails, it clears in the rocks and it clears it on the jack stands. My test may not have been 110% conclusive due to this technicality, but it was damn near and that's good enough for me. I'll stuff it again when I'm ready to change out my front springs but for now my mind is at ease. I'll be sure to post pics for you guys in this thread when I do the test again with the axle centered. As stated in a previously, I'm not calling any of you guys liars. Nor am I questioning your knowledge of Jeeps. Most of you are probably far more experienced than myself. I'm simply posting to show for the record that, as it's been said a million times here on JF, every Jeep is different. For some reason my Jeep appears to have no problem with the Currie track bar and Riddler dif. cover setup.

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Now you need to remove the huge bump stop extinctions and jounces from the cups so we can see it clear with just factory bumps.

No one here argues it can be made not to hit. The problem is how much up travel will be lost trying to avoid contact.
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Now you need to remove the huge bump stop extinctions and jounces from the cups so we can see it clear with just factory bumps.

No one here argues it can be made not to hit. The problem is how much up travel will be lost trying to avoid contact.
2" is Huge?

The first four photos show the jounce bumpers removed. And there is no possible driving scenario in which my 2" aluminum bump stop extensions would be forced to compress to a measurement less than 2". What's the point in testing with them removed? I still have gobs of up travel in the front end. To the point that my tires are still getting into my fenders when the jeep is fully loaded with tools and the hard top on.
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Was this picture really taken with 2" bumpstop extensions?


Because this one was taken with 1" extensions and you can see how much lower the trackbar JJ is.
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2" is Huge?

The first four photos show the jounce bumpers removed. And there is no possible driving scenario in which my 2" aluminum bump stop extensions would be forced to compress to a measurement less than 2". What's the point in testing with them removed? I still have gobs of up travel in the front end. To the point that my tires are still getting into my fenders when the jeep is fully loaded with tools and the hard top on.
That's what this entire thread is about. The necessity of large extended bump stops with aftermarket track bars and diff covers. From your previous posts it sounded as if you were going to prove that wrong. Your pictures show otherwise.
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2" is Huge?

The first four photos show the jounce bumpers removed. And there is no possible driving scenario in which my 2" aluminum bump stop extensions would be forced to compress to a measurement less than 2". What's the point in testing with them removed? I still have gobs of up travel in the front end. To the point that my tires are still getting into my fenders when the jeep is fully loaded with tools and the hard top on.
Trim the coil bucket. Your bump stops look good to me.
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That's what this entire thread is about. The necessity of large extended bump stops with aftermarket track bars and diff covers. From your previous posts it sounded as if you were going to prove that wrong. Your pictures show otherwise.
I don't think that's the point of this thread. I run similar bump stops up front. There's no way around it and there's nothing 'incorrect' about it.

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2" is Huge?

The first four photos show the jounce bumpers removed. And there is no possible driving scenario in which my 2" aluminum bump stop extensions would be forced to compress to a measurement less than 2". What's the point in testing with them removed? I still have gobs of up travel in the front end. To the point that my tires are still getting into my fenders when the jeep is fully loaded with tools and the hard top on.
I understand you had them off in those pictures. My point and the point this thread has already made is these track bars don't fit an aftermarket diff cover without at least 2" of bump stop extension , and , or modifications to the cover. You have just reconfirmed what this thread has been saying.

Adjust the track bar, remove the jounces, bump stop extensions and repeat the test. It will not clear!
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