Maertz's Half *** Build Thread - Page 50 - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > JK Wrangler Technical Forum > Maertz's Half *** Build Thread

Eliminate Hood Flutter!!!WJ Shackle Tabs: Tow-Hook Replacements2014 Spartan Locker Special - While Supplies Last! Dana 3

Reply
Unread 07-09-2014, 09:54 PM   #736
awinski
young & dumb
 
awinski's Avatar
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Gap, PA
Posts: 2,494
i was wondering how much up you'd have before you'd smack that truss on the floor. looks great man!

__________________
one more horse power than the average pentastar; http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/p...-build-2157673
twitter/IG - @Becauseracejeep
awinski is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-09-2014, 09:57 PM   #737
Maertz
Hating Jk's Since 07'
 
Maertz's Avatar
2009 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Farmington, NM
Posts: 1,704
Quote:
Originally Posted by awinski View Post
i was wondering how much up you'd have before you'd smack that truss on the floor. looks great man!
Yup luckily the rear truss doesnt limit uptravel much as with 40s and the extra i cut of the comp corners it still will be damn close
__________________
Wishing I Wasn't Part Of The 'JK' Crowd...
A JK On Junkyard 60s
Maertz is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-13-2014, 11:18 AM   #738
Maertz
Hating Jk's Since 07'
 
Maertz's Avatar
2009 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Farmington, NM
Posts: 1,704
Well i got to take a fellow new york jeeper from jkforum out and show him a little bit of what farmington has to offer. In our couple hour trip we managed to bend his drag link on just 33s and also flaten down his exhaust pipes, along with a few scratches along the way. It was a great time and i was glad to show him the area even though my rigs still down! No pictures on my end, but i know hes got some go pro footage and a few pics. It was a good getaway for yesterday, but today now i need to try and get my rig standing i cant stand not wheeling my own rig...
__________________
Wishing I Wasn't Part Of The 'JK' Crowd...
A JK On Junkyard 60s
Maertz is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-13-2014, 03:00 PM   #739
Maertz
Hating Jk's Since 07'
 
Maertz's Avatar
2009 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Farmington, NM
Posts: 1,704
Well rear shocks are in....Mounted them a little different than i planned, and may lose an inch of uptravel for now and cut extra of the body for this setup, but down the road depending where my bumps finally set in after the testing i may move the upper mount down some to regain that little bit.








Would have it standing but realized one of the tires im borrowing is not on the bead and I have no air here.... Will have to run somewhere and get it aired up then stand this pile...
__________________
Wishing I Wasn't Part Of The 'JK' Crowd...
A JK On Junkyard 60s
Maertz is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-13-2014, 05:00 PM   #740
awinski
young & dumb
 
awinski's Avatar
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Gap, PA
Posts: 2,494
regardless. i'm loving it!
__________________
one more horse power than the average pentastar; http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/p...-build-2157673
twitter/IG - @Becauseracejeep
awinski is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-13-2014, 10:00 PM   #741
Maertz
Hating Jk's Since 07'
 
Maertz's Avatar
2009 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Farmington, NM
Posts: 1,704
Quote:
Originally Posted by awinski View Post
regardless. i'm loving it!
thanks man! once i get to the fine tuning down the road i may redo them a tad to fully use the shock.
__________________
Wishing I Wasn't Part Of The 'JK' Crowd...
A JK On Junkyard 60s
Maertz is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-13-2014, 10:13 PM   #742
mtnbiker995
Livin the dream
 
mtnbiker995's Avatar
2009 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Posts: 633
Just wondering but if you lost up travel, won't moving the upper shock mount down cause you to lose more up travel?

Sent from my iPad using JeepForum
__________________
My rebuild
mtnbiker995 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-14-2014, 07:42 AM   #743
Maertz
Hating Jk's Since 07'
 
Maertz's Avatar
2009 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Farmington, NM
Posts: 1,704
Quote:
Originally Posted by mtnbiker995 View Post
Just wondering but if you lost up travel, won't moving the upper shock mount down cause you to lose more up travel?

Sent from my iPad using JeepForum
nope. at full bump i will still have about 2" shaft showing, id prefer 1/2-1" to be on the safe side, so me lowering the upper mount by about an inch would leave me where i need to be at full bump. I lost uptravel not to clearance, but to the shock position. I have to test yet to know exactly where itll be, and i may be even be able to remove a little bumpstop to makeup for it depending how far into my corners my tires get...
__________________
Wishing I Wasn't Part Of The 'JK' Crowd...
A JK On Junkyard 60s
Maertz is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-14-2014, 08:10 PM   #744
Maertz
Hating Jk's Since 07'
 
Maertz's Avatar
2009 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Farmington, NM
Posts: 1,704
Heres a quick pick of it standing, and with the shocks charged up. Still need to play with ride height and get it all level but will probably wait until i get the correct tires. These are on 37 irocks that measure out to 35... So with 40s it wont look like such a big lift... This ride height is about 4-4.5" lift

__________________
Wishing I Wasn't Part Of The 'JK' Crowd...
A JK On Junkyard 60s
Maertz is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-14-2014, 10:54 PM   #745
Randonexplosion
Trailer Queen
 
Randonexplosion's Avatar
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Cortez, Colorado
Posts: 4,417
Looking good Matt! I don't think it looks that tall...
__________________
5.3/4l60e swap

August YJOTM

Exiled Offroad - Colorado
Randonexplosion is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-15-2014, 09:34 PM   #746
Maertz
Hating Jk's Since 07'
 
Maertz's Avatar
2009 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Farmington, NM
Posts: 1,704
Quote:
Originally Posted by Randonexplosion View Post
Looking good Matt! I don't think it looks that tall...
Thanks man and I can always adjust it if needed!
__________________
Wishing I Wasn't Part Of The 'JK' Crowd...
A JK On Junkyard 60s
Maertz is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-20-2014, 12:25 PM   #747
Maertz
Hating Jk's Since 07'
 
Maertz's Avatar
2009 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Farmington, NM
Posts: 1,704
Well rolled this heavy *** thing outside to clean it just for the hell of it...







Getting close... but realistically probably a few more weeks yet...
__________________
Wishing I Wasn't Part Of The 'JK' Crowd...
A JK On Junkyard 60s
Maertz is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-20-2014, 12:53 PM   #748
awinski
young & dumb
 
awinski's Avatar
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Gap, PA
Posts: 2,494
mmmmmm dat ***!
__________________
one more horse power than the average pentastar; http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/p...-build-2157673
twitter/IG - @Becauseracejeep
awinski is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-20-2014, 01:29 PM   #749
Randonexplosion
Trailer Queen
 
Randonexplosion's Avatar
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Cortez, Colorado
Posts: 4,417
Quote:
Originally Posted by awinski View Post
mmmmmm dat ***!
x2
__________________
5.3/4l60e swap

August YJOTM

Exiled Offroad - Colorado
Randonexplosion is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-20-2014, 01:31 PM   #750
Maertz
Hating Jk's Since 07'
 
Maertz's Avatar
2009 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Farmington, NM
Posts: 1,704
Quote:
Originally Posted by Randonexplosion View Post
x2
dat *** needs some 40s to fill those gaps! lol
__________________
Wishing I Wasn't Part Of The 'JK' Crowd...
A JK On Junkyard 60s
Maertz is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools






Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.