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Old July 16th, 2020, 06:54
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Re: JK 44s and other Fun Stuff

Ordered RCV Rebuild kits, was happy to discover the RCV willl clear the knuckles if you take off the boot... I was about to pull the knuckles.



Disassembled and cleaned out



Back together with fresh grease.



After taking it out the last time, It was clear the rear suspension needed some work. I have been running HD shackle brackets, Rusty's .75 shackles, and Big Off Road 4.5 flexy packs. These leafs did great for the last 8 years but one side has started to sag.... so time for a new setup.

Settled on Deaver 4" G9s



Comparison to the BOR packs, quite a different design.



SFR shackles



The Deavers have a longer main leaf then the BOR packs, and combined with the longer SFR shackle, I really didn't need the the drop brackets any more. In fact I liked the setup best with the shackle in the factory location... I would have put it there but one of the weld nuts broke off. Decided the SFR shackle boxes would go in to replace, but I was trying to go wheeling over the weekend so I put the drops back in.



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Old July 16th, 2020, 08:21
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Re: JK 44s and other Fun Stuff

Good choice on the Deavers. I haven't really gotten to take mine out yet to use them, but man do they ride better on the street.
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Old July 16th, 2020, 15:57
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I've never noticed main leafs to be wrapped around the bushing so that the are over the eye. That seems like a superb design IMHO...

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Old July 17th, 2020, 05:03
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Got it out for a 2nd wheeling day, still missing a rear shock...

No clicking from the RCVs, got the first rock rash on the new wheels.

Starting to perform like I want, drove 3 hours there at 75 mph, air down, adjust anti rock and wheel all day. Air up, tighten antiknock and it does 75 mph for 3 hours home with no issues!









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Old July 17th, 2020, 11:04
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Yep thatís the goal! Trailer queens are cool n all but Iím all about run what ya brung and make it back home. Iíd expect nothing less with such a solid setup... then Deavers are sexy too!
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Trailer queens are cool n all but Iím all about run what ya brung and make it back home.
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dig the rig man. very nice work.
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Old July 27th, 2020, 16:02
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Added the SFR shackle boxes. I welded the side nuts to a backing plate to aid in installation as well as made a top plate for inside the cabin.













And finally after another +1 hour call to 4wp I got a replacement shock in.

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Old July 27th, 2020, 19:17
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Ftw!
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Old August 1st, 2020, 12:49
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Ya Iím sold on the SFR srb... quality design and stout

Looks good!

So this thread is now current ya? Those brackets are fairly new... and I know the beginning of the thread was after you finished the build looking back... right?
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Old August 2nd, 2020, 12:37
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Ya Iím sold on the SFR srb... quality design and stout

Looks good!

So this thread is now current ya? Those brackets are fairly new... and I know the beginning of the thread was after you finished the build looking back... right?
Yep, up to current now.
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