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Old July 14th, 2006, 04:26 PM   #1
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well i got done with the bleeding of the hydro steering and the brakes took her out on a test drive and found out there is so much bump steer its pointless to try to drive...but then i took it out to try to wheel it and blew out the rear driveshaft too much droop and the cv bounded up..anyways i need to get some straps but here are a couple of pics flame away

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Old July 14th, 2006, 04:29 PM   #2
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Does that pass Michigan bumper height laws? :tonka: Nice!
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Old July 14th, 2006, 04:36 PM   #3
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who knows, drove by 2 cops today so i feel alright but its just a trail rig
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Old July 14th, 2006, 04:38 PM   #4
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What took ya so long? Mine has been done for a few weeks. :tonka: Nice work.
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Old July 14th, 2006, 04:48 PM   #5
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Old July 14th, 2006, 04:57 PM   #6
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hell yeah that thing is sweeeeeeet!
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it took forever just gettin time to work on, well now im going to have to get some driveshaft work done or just buy another one since i want more working angle out of it and the rear just blows apart, so im doing to ditch my SYE and get a super short SYE and buy another rear drive shaft to work gosh money just wasted but thats all that im waitin to do
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I bought the tera super short sye. What did you do with the track bar drag link? Mine worked out nice. Someday we'll have to go wheelin'
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i just bought the JB super short kit, hopfuly ill gane some more room..i guess i have extra driveshafts now cas im ordering some from tom woods since i can get 35degress out of them... i used the one that came with the kit thats why it sits up as high as it does i wasnt smart at that time to make mine own dont ask...how does yours drive on the street? i got hydro assist and its all over the place but i think it has to do with the bump steer...yea well go wheelin all iwant to do is beat the shit out of this thing
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I used the bushing and heim from the kit and retubed it so it was strait and made a new axle bracket. Drives great on the street almost feels stock Heres a pic



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Old July 14th, 2006, 09:22 PM   #11
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Old July 14th, 2006, 09:53 PM   #12
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That is for sure can't you bring it down some? I would bring it down at least four inches. That would help your driveline angles.


I am also running a TJ on 60s with 38" SXs and sits at least four inches shorter than yours and when wheeling I wish it sat lower yet. Mine also drive like stock on the roads as long as I keep the sway bar hooked up.
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bump steer with hydro steering ??
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bump steer with hydro steering ??
Well it looks like it is just set up for assist, not full.

Prostock, I can't tell for sure in the pics but is your front four-linked and a panhard? Or are you running a radius arm(s)?
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That is for sure can't you bring it down some? I would bring it down at least four inches. That would help your driveline angles.
x2, for sure ... if I had to jugde by picture and what you stated, save your money and bring your COG down ... "idealy" you also want your control arms to be paralel with the ground. I'm also going to have to second ... "bumpsteer with assist?" Sound as if some geometry is off???
Hey, you said flame on...

On the other hand, drive it like you stole it ... just not on the e-way...
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x2, for sure ... if I had to jugde by picture and what you stated, save your money and bring your COG down ... "idealy" you also want your control arms to be paralel with the ground. I'm also going to have to second ... "bumpsteer with assist?" Sound as if some geometry is off???
Hey, you said flame on...

On the other hand, drive it like you stole it ... just not on the e-way...
Perhaps the panhard and draglink

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thanks for the comments...i want to bring it down but i dont want to cut the body all up, and ill have to make new shock hoops...i might bring it down if i dont like it when im wheelin, i just plan on puttin the foot to the floor and hopin for the best haha..the bump steer issue is due to my panhard bar being wrong so ill be making a new one and gettin the panhard bar level with the high steer link...also im running 4 link up front i thought it would be stronger and less strees if your only runnin one upper link
its 42in to the bottom of the door and 32in to the bottom of the bumper

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Old July 22nd, 2006, 05:49 PM   #18
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I too think you should bring it down some. Hell I'm running 37" with 6.5" long arm and 1" body lift. I don't rub on my tires, I installed longer bump stops. If you wheel in the Badlands or Canada that high I would say you have a great chance of rolling! Just my .02 but it does look cool.
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what size coil overs are you running? how much up travel do you have up front? Don't know if you saw my post but I'm running 39.5s, but I had to cut the rear up and a custom hood/fenders. I'm just using 3.5" lifted springs and I limited mine to just about 3.5" of up trave, but around 8" or more of down on the front. Big Daddy's right about limiting, that's about the only way to keep it low.
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