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post #241 of 844 Old 08-06-2011, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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Overall suspension compression? Or bumpstop compression?

Is this a class rule thing or because you are staying so low?
2" of compression is the bumpstops. The shocks we can go to 14" of travel in a 2.5" shock body.


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Hmm I haven't measured exactly how much they compress on mine, but then again I just have the Currie 4" springs and 33s.

What springs will you be running, 3" or 4"? And what tire size? I know the other LJ has the 3" springs with 37s, but that doesn't seem like a whole lot of uptravel for racing out in the desert. Or is that classified
Restricted to 35" tires. Springs will be custom and classified. We have the ability to manufacture our own so we'll have plenty on hand to test while tuning the shocks.

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2" of compression is the bumpstops. The shocks we can go to 14" of travel in a 2.5" shock body.

You going to rework the fenders or lift it or something? 2 inches of bump in the desert seems like it'll be one hell of a bronco ride...

I've got 4 inch springs and about 5-6 inches of uptravel front and rear.


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No the bumpstops themselves can have 2" of compression.

Custom springs.. Hmm interesting. If your interested in the Prothanes I can try to get some measurements for you.

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You going to rework the fenders or lift it or something? 2 inches of bump in the desert seems like it'll be one hell of a bronco ride...

I've got 4 inch springs and about 5-6 inches of uptravel front and rear.
The Curries raced Jeepspeed and they were damn fast with only 10" travel shocks. I don't think we'll have any problems with 14" shocks and better technology.

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The Curries raced Jeepspeed and they were damn fast with only 10" travel shocks. I don't think we'll have any problems with 14" shocks and better technology.
Wasn't worried about the shock length, I just thought you only had 2 inches of total uptravel. My mistake...


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Wasn't worried about the shock length, I just thought you only had 2 inches of total uptravel. My mistake...
That would be bad. Believe or not some of the KOH rigs had that and they were pretty slow thru the desert sections.

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I doubt the Prothanes would work for you if it's 2" of compression max. I have 4.75" of uptravel, and a 1.25" gap between the bumpstops and upper plate. That puts me at about 3.5" of compression.

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I think they work good. What I like about them is they have no rebound. We are going to get some to test.

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Good luck with them. Also, let me know how you get them into the rear. The pig tail on the rear Currie springs is too narrow to get them in, and once in the coils they apparently tilt a lot since the rear coils are a lot wider.

Chmo did a write up on here, IIRC he squeezed them in through the coils, and wrapped them in foam or rubber or something to make their overall diameter wider and have them bounce around less.

I've got some videos of them in action in my build thread. Easily the best bang for my buck I've spent on the Jeep yet.

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Time for a little update. The Unlimited Black Hole is truly living up to it's name!

Drivetrain is in and cage is mostly complete.
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Time for a little update. The Unlimited Black Hole is truly living up to it's name!

Drivetrain is in and cage is mostly complete.
Gerald, do you think it would be at all difficult to make those PSC fenders work with your rocker guards? All the uproar over in PSC's giveway thread was entertaining, but getting past that the fenders seemed interesting and they look good on the Black Hole. Looks like a front axle swap is my next project (which is likely going to require a few things from you - I'll know on Tuesday after I pick it up), but maybe fenders after that.

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I'll let you know this afternoon on the rockers as I can test one today.

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I'll let you know this afternoon on the rockers as I can test one today.
Interested too...I like the PSC look and Aluminum option! Enterered the giveaway with zero hope of getting picked.


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