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Unread 03-14-2014, 12:19 AM   #31
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The front end is where are the magic happens. PSC ram assist, 3 Link, Wilwood 4 piston calipers and big rotors.
Is that double piston calipers I see on that axle? If so what model is that?

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Unread 03-14-2014, 08:11 PM   #32
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Great thread, super-cool. What is the backspacing of the Walker Evans beadlocks for the RJ D60/D70 that you're using for ball joint life?
Thanks! I believe they are 4.75.
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So John Currie dialed in the suspension and we were able to flex it up and see where the tire might rub. Took the OEM flares off (replacing them anyways) so we could clearance the wheel wells. Only a very small amount of trimming was required.



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Unread 03-18-2014, 06:41 PM   #34
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man that is some flex! and those front coils looks like they aren't gonna have any trouble!
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Unread 03-18-2014, 09:50 PM   #35
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man that is some flex! and those front coils looks like they aren't gonna have any trouble!
Most lifts don't have the fore thought of keeping the springs encapsulated. Currie lifts do and the springs are held down frame and axle side so you never drop a spring flexing. I also believe that springs last long as you are working them in both directions instead of only compressing.
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Most lifts don't have the fore thought of keeping the springs encapsulated. Currie lifts do and the springs are held down frame and axle side so you never drop a spring flexing. I also believe that springs last long as you are working them in both directions instead of only compressing.
i cant say ive seen a "kit" have any problems with coils falling out. Thats part of the reason why they make the kits with shocks so they done get to long of a shock and drop coils. If the coils the correct length extended there would be no need for retainers. Yes custom lifts you can run into coil issues, but 95% off people wont go that route. But yes coils can last a very long time being stretched and compressed when retained. A decent amount of the buggies out here take this route as its alot cheaper than coilovers or ori's.
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i cant say ive seen a "kit" have any problems with coils falling out. Thats part of the reason why they make the kits with shocks so they done get to long of a shock and drop coils. If the coils the correct length extended there would be no need for retainers. Yes custom lifts you can run into coil issues, but 95% off people wont go that route. But yes coils can last a very long time being stretched and compressed when retained. A decent amount of the buggies out here take this route as its alot cheaper than coilovers or ori's.
I know I've dropped a rear rk coil, and I'm pretty sure I've seen you do it too. I will give you that yes maybe my shocks have too much travel, but my kit was sent to me as is. I blame them for just making a stiff coil instead of taking the time to do do something like currie or mc
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On a custom set up i did until i retained it. Using kits and there shocks should be no problem. What shock you have. It only takes about 11" travel (28 extended) to drop the old rks
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On a custom set up i did until i retained it. Using kits and there shocks should be no problem. What shock you have. It only takes about 11" travel to drop the old rks
I know that I'm just saying it's a shorter coil, before when I didn't know much rk was the best out there? Now knowing I dropped them on a mere 10" of travel. Oh well live and learning. Always been a huge currie fan and glad to see this rig is coming together nicely!!!
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So John Currie dialed in the suspension and we were able to flex it up and see where the tire might rub. Took the OEM flares off (replacing them anyways) so we could clearance the wheel wells. Only a very small amount of trimming was required.


I've said it before and I'll say it again, John Currie is like Bart Simpson in that he has one outfit. Sporty glasses, Currie mechanic style shirt, jeans.

Nice looking build!
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The new Savvy LHT Bumper was introduced in Moab EJS and was a big hit.



Rugged Flares installed.
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The concept behind that bumper really makes sense to me - get the winch well supported "in" the frame.
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The concept behind that bumper really makes sense to me - get the winch well supported "in" the frame.
We like it but it does have its drawbacks. You need to cut, weld and drill. The the benefits are huge as you get maximum clearance and the best approach angle. The bumper skins will be 6061 and AR400.
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We like it but it does have its drawbacks. You need to cut, weld and drill. The the benefits are huge as you get maximum clearance and the best approach angle. The bumper skins will be 6061 and AR400.
Does that require cutting the crossmember or do jks not have one in front of the grill like tj's. I want this kind of bumper on my tj but that crossmember and steering box tell me its too big of a job for now.
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Does that require cutting the crossmember or do jks not have one in front of the grill like tj's. I want this kind of bumper on my tj but that crossmember and steering box tell me its too big of a job for now.
Not easy on a TJ since the tube we use for the sway bar.
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