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Unread 06-02-2009, 10:49 PM   #166
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Ive got jks with a 2 inch bb, and dana 44s with no contact issues. Full flex comes close but still doesnt touch.
how long are your shocks?

they act as bumptops if they are longer than 22.5" without extentions...

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Unread 06-03-2009, 04:35 AM   #167
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1)good luck with that... the jj end needs to coped and welded to the outside of the joint, otherwise, you need about 2" of bumpstops to prevent it from hitting...


2)setting proper caster actually tilts the differential pinion down and away from the front end components. in other words, the upper arms get shortened.
1) Can you explain this with a picture or a draw or something(sorry but i don't quite get it since english isn't my L1)

2) The things i changed upfront are the front lca with RE ones nonadjustable and installed cam-bolts and pushed the lca all the way back as far as the cam-bolts allowed me.upper ca are stock.I believe that what i did with the lca helped the dana 30 cover to move a little bit away from the jks trackbar,otherwise the contact imo would have been bigger...
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Unread 06-03-2009, 07:28 AM   #168
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this might be enough... I'd say it will amount to close to 2"...

yep, that is what I was thinking. I just need to do it.

THinking I will be able to still get the frame brace to work as well.
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Unread 06-03-2009, 08:45 PM   #169
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yep, that is what I was thinking. I just need to do it.

THinking I will be able to still get the frame brace to work as well.
no doubt....
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Unread 06-03-2009, 09:04 PM   #170
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1) Can you explain this with a picture or a draw or something(sorry but i don't quite get it since english isn't my L1)

2) The things i changed upfront are the front lca with RE ones nonadjustable and installed cam-bolts and pushed the lca all the way back as far as the cam-bolts allowed me.upper ca are stock.I believe that what i did with the lca helped the dana 30 cover to move a little bit away from the jks trackbar,otherwise the contact imo would have been bigger...
yep...

1....

re cope and reweld the bar back on the jj end like so...



2.....

the re uppers shorten to 15.5" max... that leaves the caster about 3-4 degrees with 16" fixed lowers...

unscrew the adjustable upper leave the jam nut on, cut a half inch off of the threads, remove and replace the jam nut.. it chases the treads, replace the adjustable end, screw it on till it bottoms out.. sorry I didn't snap any pic of it as I cut..



you can clearly see it now screws on farther... which tilts the pinion down ward and raises the degrees of caster



if that's not enough, use cam bolts to lengthen the lower arms... this particular unit is now set at 5.9 degrees caster, got rid of alot of problems including a front shaft vibration.



I did notice you have stock uppers and re fixed lowers.. they are 16", lengthening them with the cam bolts, does create more room and more caster...
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Unread 06-04-2009, 01:38 PM   #171
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will that new Currie TB work with lifts under 3"?
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Unread 06-04-2009, 04:01 PM   #172
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Mudb8:

Running a RE 4.5 SF lift with 3.5 springs so I don't know if I fall into your category since the springs net a bit more. However, I do not rub with my RE adj track bar before and after the currie steering. Btw good info in here good to see you helping out all the others with the issues. Also I only run a warn half cover diff skid may be another reason why no rubbing.
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Running a RE 4.5 SF lift with 3.5 springs so I don't know if I fall into your category since the springs net a bit more. However, I do not rub with my RE adj track bar before and after the currie steering. Btw good info in here good to see you helping out all the others with the issues. Also I only run a warn half cover diff skid may be another reason why no rubbing.

yep, the 4" lifts run a shock length that amounts to having 2" extended bumpstops wether you have em or not... one of the recent pics I posted that has the re track bar rubbing is a 4.5" re lift though... the rub is minor, but it's there..
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will that new Currie TB work with lifts under 3"?

I can't imagine that it won't... worst case is you'd just have to shorten it on the axle mount end by cutting down the bar a half inch (guessing on the 1/2" BTW)... so it'll adjust down enough to center the axles of 0-3" lifts.
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Unread 06-04-2009, 11:39 PM   #175
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question about the johnny joint. if I was to rework my JKS like the new Currie unit, how do I disassemble and reassemble the johnny joint? other than a set of snap ring pliers, will I need any other special tools? is it a pain to get the joint reassembled?
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question about the johnny joint. if I was to rework my JKS like the new Currie unit, how do I disassemble and reassemble the johnny joint? other than a set of snap ring pliers, will I need any other special tools? is it a pain to get the joint reassembled?
it's not real difficult, a vice can help alot... curries site might help you out with that, ther may even be a video you can watch..
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question about the johnny joint. if I was to rework my JKS like the new Currie unit, how do I disassemble and reassemble the johnny joint? other than a set of snap ring pliers, will I need any other special tools? is it a pain to get the joint reassembled?
I use a small press with a couple of sockets. You just need to compress the joint enought to get the snap ring out, and the rest is easy. If you had a big vice you may be able to use that.

Currie has a tool to do this if you want to go that route. http://www.currieenterprises.com/ces...t.aspx?id=2885
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I use a small press with a couple of sockets. You just need to compress the joint enought to get the snap ring out, and the rest is easy. If you had a big vice you may be able to use that.

Currie has a tool to do this if you want to go that route. http://www.currieenterprises.com/ces...t.aspx?id=2885

thank you kiwi
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Unread 06-05-2009, 09:05 PM   #179
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Stock shocks for now.

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how long are your shocks?

they act as bumptops if they are longer than 22.5" without extentions...
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Unread 06-06-2009, 07:34 PM   #180
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So, I did modify my TB mount today. I am to tired to take pics, but I did add a second sheer point to the front of the FT mount. If it does not work I can always go back to they way they designed it. I also moved teh TB mount up by about a inch. Thinking this would help with the diff contact.

It looks something like this.



At the end of the day it rides good, no bump steer.... Took it around the block.

I do need to figure out how to bend the bar back about a inch. There is some stress between the frame mount and the diff mount. That or re mount the frame mount at a 5 degree angle, something like that.

I have gone full cycle with the suspension with no contact.

I also lost my frame brace, as it sits there would be some contact. Thinking I could resolve this issue, just tired of being on my back under the jeep.

Not sure this is my long term solution.
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