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Old April 2nd, 2020, 10:49
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True.

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Old April 2nd, 2020, 11:33
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Even good bushings are confined by there mount poly bushings will deflect less than rubber.

I wondered about lateral movement to. As heims would allow a fair amount at full drop and compression on the other side. Maybe a undesirable characteristic on a street rig. Maybe it would be unnoticed except for in extremes of articulation. Might not even be any benefit there worthwhile as the factory shackles at ,near 90 and flat springs have plenty of articulation.

So think I'll run what I have provide shackle location for flat springs 60deg or so and a few holes for 45 or to change if I ever run arched packs. That will get longer under compression.

I read on shackle angle till I was blue last night decided I'll just have to play with it t find what I like.

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Old April 2nd, 2020, 13:17
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Re: My jeep build with photos over the last few years.

Yaw is the biggest and hardest thing you will fight with. Banded leaves will restrict the flex and giant u-bolts still can't control it. The leaves "need" to be able to fan if you want maximum/stress free flex. I just got used to idea of straightening my packs every now and then. What you have to watch for is possible tire rub if you have a lot of backspacing.
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Old April 2nd, 2020, 14:48
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Doesnt appear to be any clamps on my packs. I have added a leaf in the passed maybe I took the clamps off.

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Old April 2nd, 2020, 16:19
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The bushings I I orderd for the motor mounts.
Far beefier than bushings that came with my K Suspension DIY shackles.
Honesty I could do without the grease zerk these are beef.
Orderd another set. just to have on hand . Incase I want to build another set of shackles or control arms trans cross member

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Old April 3rd, 2020, 13:39
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Scored some decent shocks . At least I hope they're decent

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Old April 3rd, 2020, 16:14
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Suposebly shocks and coils off a Rubicon
Coil on the left is a factory xj coil. These front coils appear to be same length as xj. Though I'm sure different spring rate

I'm trying to pull part numbers off shocks and coils so far with no luck.

The shock in hand seem to get stiffer valveing at about half stroke. Wich I like. I'm also kinda liking the dust covers with holes in bottom for debris to get out of.

Pretty sure these shocks are designed to run body up.

I'm beside myself as these look like will be a good match on my xj

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Old April 3rd, 2020, 18:10
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Re: My jeep build with photos over the last few years.

Start with the basics, what are the extended and compressed length's?
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Old April 3rd, 2020, 18:25
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23 and 17.5
8" stroke. Roughly 3" longer compressed than what I have on the rear.

Fabbing a bar pin elimanator eats up a couple inches ugh

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Old April 3rd, 2020, 18:32
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Poops I was wrong. Rears are 26ext 17.5 compressed

I better just cool it with the shocks already been eyeing the rear fenders thinking about mounting shocks on top of spring pack.

Rear is all bolted together. Toss tires on and go for a test run on the shackles. Ended up hitting my height almost perfect shes 1/2" lower now that 3" block is removed.

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Old April 3rd, 2020, 20:01
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Those are probably to long, even if they had the right stem/bar-pin mounts. You would need the make adapters on both axles which would mean even a shorter shock.
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Old April 3rd, 2020, 20:32
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Re: My jeep build with photos over the last few years.

I looked up the specs for what I run. At 5.5" with all factory mounting and the proper bump-stops I run these.....
Front - 15.867"/25.875"
Rear - 15.125"/24.00"
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Old April 3rd, 2020, 20:51
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I seem to be happy bump stopping on the fenders but I doubt these springs are. They're bending over backwards.
Droops alittle more front seems to move alittle more drops grunt coil a few inches off the upper seat.
Front fenders have a perfect inner bump stop.

Rear I need to clean up and finish. And may toss a bump stop in dont really need this much articulation.
In these pics the front has bottomd out one shock and other side is hanging on it fully extended.
These have 4" of up travel available at ride height.

The shackles seem different maybe not smoother but different. Maybe less choppy
But that's just a quick outing. Will know more ounce I put some miles in the dirt.

I'm pretty pleased all that work and about the only upgrade made was the rear brake line I replaced with a longer one because I ripped the factory one off.

Regardless see doesnt do to bad for a budget built rig

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Old April 4th, 2020, 02:17
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Cant sleep

Rcp these fronts are roughly the same measurements as yours. Looks like fudging mounts around will get them in.


Hope these shocks are worth it. I'd never be able to afford 700 dollar shocks that bolt on.

Actually think the rear will be easier once I get up the nerve to bring them through the fenders.

Then 2019 Rubicon shocks will be bolt ons.

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Old April 4th, 2020, 07:01
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Re: My jeep build with photos over the last few years.

Your going to be bottoming those shocks out. Instead of whigger rigging those in, you should focus on doing things right. Right now you have serious safety concerns you should be working on, example I could play a tune on your brake lines!
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