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Old August 19th, 2008, 11:21 AM   #81
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hell yeah! nice work Tab, glad you made your deadline. Maybe when mine is done we can trade for a bit...i can see if i like rear coilovers, you can try out Chevy power? Looks good though for sure!
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Old August 20th, 2008, 08:07 AM   #82
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Wow, this looks great Tab! Neat to see it all coming back together since the last time I saw it up on jackstands.

Thanks, hows the barn coming?
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Old August 20th, 2008, 08:08 AM   #83
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hell yeah! nice work Tab, glad you made your deadline. Maybe when mine is done we can trade for a bit...i can see if i like rear coilovers, you can try out Chevy power? Looks good though for sure!
Sounds good to me. So sometime in 2017 when yours is done we'll trade.
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Old August 20th, 2008, 08:39 AM   #84
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Thanks, hows the barn coming?
Just got the trusses and roof decking up last weekend. Here is the build thread: http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=100570

The shingles are being delivered tonight.
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Old September 8th, 2008, 08:15 PM   #85
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hey tab, i think it's time you build yourself a new cage ! ( hint, hint )
o that rear bumper aint as kool as mine !

looks great hope to see it at ostc !
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Old September 8th, 2008, 08:51 PM   #86
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Tab,

Nice work, your fabrications skills are sweeeeeeeettt!!!!
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Old September 8th, 2008, 11:05 PM   #87
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hey tab, i think it's time you build yourself a new cage ! ( hint, hint )
o that rear bumper aint as kool as mine !

looks great hope to see it at ostc !
You'll still be the first I give the option to buy my old one. I will be redoing it this winter. And my new front bumper is as cool as the rear too
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Old November 14th, 2008, 12:46 PM   #88
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Not sure how I missed this whole tread....but the TJ looks awesome Tab. Excellent Work!
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Old November 14th, 2008, 03:01 PM   #89
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Thanks! I don't know how I finished it without you over here drinking all my Since this thread I built my front bumper and redid some of the rear upper mounts on the 14bolt. Also built a diff cover for the 14b. I'll post an update when I get the tube fenders, corner guards and rockers done this winter. You going to snofari?
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Old November 14th, 2008, 03:06 PM   #90
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where did you get these tall jack stands??




PS. looks awesome.

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Old November 14th, 2008, 04:36 PM   #91
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Through one of my customers. It a warehouse that supplies all the auto value stores. I think you can get them from Napa too. These retail for around $200-300 for the pair I think. I got a much better deal though as they were a return or something. Oh and they're truck and bus jackstands. They work awesome.
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Old November 14th, 2008, 06:26 PM   #92
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those jackstands are the shiznit......they held up my ZJ for a few months over at Ironmans.

Tab, I'm pretty slow at work, I should stop by and check out the project with a 30 pack.
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Old November 15th, 2008, 11:09 AM   #93
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Northern Tool sells them for $200 a pair. I'm gonna have to pick up a set too since my 12 ton stands are maxed out on the frame of my Scrambler.
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Old November 15th, 2008, 01:47 PM   #94
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I wanted to do that but ran out of time to research a correct part number. You have one? Or at least an application?

unbolt driveshaft. take drill with 5/16 bit. drill yoke holes. go to store buy big ass ubolts and install sorry i dont have the part # for the ubolts. but napa had mine.
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Old November 15th, 2008, 02:19 PM   #95
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I wanted to do that but ran out of time to research a correct part number. You have one? Or at least an application?
as nick said, drill out the threads with 5.16 and go to chevy dealer and get them, they are like 2 bucks at the dealer last time i got some. Mine were for a 78 14 bolt out of 3/4 chevy truck
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They angle in some but the fender well bumps in a lot on a tj leaving room for a coilover. Theres no way it would fit straight up. But that brings up a question, how come trophy trucks and buggy's run them at severe angles and some vehicles even run them horizontally? I think with coilovers any change in angle can be overcome with valving and spring rates. What do you think?
Horizontally mounted shocks are typically on a cantilever style suspension and its for packaging reasons.

I have been reading a lot about pre-runners lately and they seem more concerned with "wheel rate" instead of spring rate, and then dampen from there.

I dont think the angle of the shocks is going to kill you, the tuneability of a coilover is endless, between the 4 link and coilovers and the design you have I am sure with some fooling around you will find what your looking for.


BTW I think the jeep looks great.
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I asked Will at joint clutch about drilling the yolk out and he said there isnt a ubolt for the 14b that would work on a stock yolk. I thought there was though.
As far as the coilovers being angled I think people blow it WAY out of proportion. My front are angled in about 8* and back about 8* and they work great. I feel its much more stable with angling them in so much in fact that I get very little body roll. the only time I feel I get a lot of body lean is when I'm turning onto hardpack and with the welded rear it doesnt suprise me. The rears are only angled in a few degrees (like I wanted them) and angled back a few degrees so they fit into the recess that already in the inner fenders. I love how everything turned out as far as fitment and placement and I would'nt change a thing. The only tweaking I need to do is adjust my front coil slider stop ring down a bit more and replace the bumpstops with some softer ones or hydro's. The rear is adjusted and works great.
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dammit WILL. now im going to have to look for the stupid box.
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Old November 15th, 2008, 05:52 PM   #99
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Yeah, mine work terrible too on an angle.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 11:16 AM   #100
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Wow Tab!! I haven't seen you or your Jeep for awhile (unfortunately), but that thing is looking fawking SWEEEEET!! Nice job!!

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