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post #556 of 640 Old 09-20-2019, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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Still haven't had the Jeep back out since June. It's just been too hot around here. Instead I spent some of that time working on my trailer. I had previously coated the floor and primed the walls. Since then I added a later of insulation to the roof, installed an ac on the roof, then painted the walls and added a ceiling. Up next will be cabinets and a counter top in the v-nose, then a bed mounted on the fender that will fold up against the wall. It's coming together slowly.

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post #557 of 640 Old 09-29-2019, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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I picked up some Yukon hubs for the crawler. Ready to hit the mall now.
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post #558 of 640 Old 11-01-2019, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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Last weekend I pulled the shocks off my Jeep to take a stab at a valving change. While I had them off I ordered a pair of 150lb springs to swap in place of my uppers to raise the ride height.

For valving, I increased the compression and reduced the rebound dampening.



This morning I put everything back together. I'm hoping the new springs will settle a bit as it's over an inch higher than I was expecting. Still looks plenty low. New valving feels good on the speed humps in the neighborhood but I'll have to get out wheeling to see how it really works.
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post #559 of 640 Old 11-01-2019, 03:17 PM
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What rate were you running on the uppers before the change?

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post #560 of 640 Old 11-02-2019, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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What rate were you running on the uppers before the change?
It was 110/175 before. Now 150/175. I'd like it to settle about an inch which is probably more than I'll get. Worst case I can drop to a 130 upper and try to split the difference. I'll wait until I get out wheeling and cycle them fully to see how it works out.


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post #561 of 640 Old 11-03-2019, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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Checked the Jeep today and it's settled back to 7" of up travel which I'm ok with. If it ends up between 6 and 7" I'll be happy with it. I pulled in the front suck down winch a bit to help settle the springs.


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post #562 of 640 Old 11-22-2019, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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I took the Jeep out wheeling a couple weeks ago. Everything with the suspension updates worked well. The ride on the trails was much better. Being a little higher that before highlighted the need for a sway bar in the rear which I already had planned. That'll be coming soon.

Today I finished up adding a torque converter lockup switch for the aw4. I've been fine for the past year without one, but I drove on the road the other weekend and at higher speeds the lockup seemed like it would really help. I think I'll only ever use it in high range, 3rd or 4th gear, but it'll be nice to have the option. The switch is a dual throw. Intermittent forward, and on back, off in the middle. I haven't driven with it yet, but a quick test in the garage confirmed it would stall the Jeep when I activated the switch while in gear.
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post #563 of 640 Old 12-01-2019, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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My truck got hit by a drunk driver last week so I wasn't able to take my rig to Harlan for Thanksgiving. I rode shotgun with my buddy and still had a good time.

Can't tell from this picture but the front bumper is against the tire. That was fun to hear at 10:30 at night.
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Things are happening at RCM Fab.
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I understand the front, Red, but whatís the reason for hacking off the rear?

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I understand the front, Red, but whatís the reason for hacking off the rear?
Sway bar. There was no room to add one in front of the axle. To add it in the back it needed to be a few inches lower and further back than the old setup. I'll post an updated picture later that will show where it's going. Storage will be great, and it's going to make adding bumps later a breeze.


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Progress. Shocks are going to move, and more bracing to come of course. I ordered the sway bar from tk1 yesterday. Cole probably talked me into buying more air bumps for the rear as well 😂
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Yesterday I hung out and helped Cole for a bit. He finished welding in the rear tubes and capped the top tube. Cole decided to move the upper shock mount so he has room to add in the supports he wants for the chassis, so we chopped out the current mounts. We cleaned up the old location and added a new cross bar that will be the case for the shock mounts.

We are currently waiting on parts before we can continue on the rear. I ordered a pair of Radflo 2" bumps and cans from my buddy Jake so we should have those later this week. The tk1 sway bar has shipped so hopefully that will be in by Monday. Since all these parts will live in very close proximity to each other we need everything before we continue. The sway bar is the key item since it's location is set in the chassis. Once we get that mounted we can plan and mount the bumps and shocks.

I'm so excited to get this back on the trail
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Bumps showed up last week, and the sway bar finally got here on the 2nd. Now we are moving again. Yesterday we got the sway bar installed, and Cole will be installing the bumps, chassis bracing, and shocks next.

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This weekend I made some progress on my trailer. I've been trying to knock a few items off the list while Cole has the Jeep since I don't have room for these things normally. I got installed the cabinets I had planned for the v-nose. I still need to build a countertop which I'll start this week.

I also installed the bed frame. I need to add some spots to tie this up to the wall, and get a mattress. It's shaping up pretty good.
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