Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Rig Builds and Pics
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

Rig Builds and Pics Introduce your rig or post a buildup here.







Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old October 22nd, 2012, 07:18 PM   #141
RDK_YJ88
Never Lift
 
RDK_YJ88's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-16-06
Location: Fenton, MI
Posts: 2,878
iTrader: (40)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to RDK_YJ88
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kmanxj5011 View Post
I love how those 17's look!

Ya, they look good. I almost went with an aluminum wheel, but decided to go with steel at the last minute for strength. And I can always add beadlocks to these.




Quote:
Originally Posted by kmanxj5011 View Post
Take it off any sweet jumps?

All of the hills were pretty steep from the wind, but we found a few. Waiting on pics and vids from some friends.
RDK_YJ88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 22nd, 2012, 07:55 PM   #142
kmanxj5011
Senior Member
 
kmanxj5011's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-17-08
Location: Reed City, Michigan
Posts: 2,076
iTrader: (12)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RDK_YJ88 View Post
Ya, they look good. I almost went with an aluminum wheel, but decided to go with steel at the last minute for strength. And I can always add beadlocks to these.







All of the hills were pretty steep from the wind, but we found a few. Waiting on pics and vids from some friends.

Waiting
kmanxj5011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 22nd, 2012, 08:09 PM   #143
wadey
┌∩┐(_)┌∩┐
 
wadey's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-31-11
Location: White Lake / Mt. Pleasant
Posts: 1,630
iTrader: (7)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

What about something like this for the steering? Should be able to match up the angles and keep the same tie rod.

wadey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 22nd, 2012, 08:13 PM   #144
RDK_YJ88
Never Lift
 
RDK_YJ88's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-16-06
Location: Fenton, MI
Posts: 2,878
iTrader: (40)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to RDK_YJ88
Default

This steering is in pretty rough shape. I've had Heims on a few rigs for steering, and I wanted to get back to TRE's on this one.
RDK_YJ88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 22nd, 2012, 08:18 PM   #145
wadey
┌∩┐(_)┌∩┐
 
wadey's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-31-11
Location: White Lake / Mt. Pleasant
Posts: 1,630
iTrader: (7)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Just out of curiosity whats the reasoning for going back to TREs?
wadey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 22nd, 2012, 08:20 PM   #146
kmanxj5011
Senior Member
 
kmanxj5011's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-17-08
Location: Reed City, Michigan
Posts: 2,076
iTrader: (12)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

X2. I love my heims.
kmanxj5011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 22nd, 2012, 08:26 PM   #147
RDK_YJ88
Never Lift
 
RDK_YJ88's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-16-06
Location: Fenton, MI
Posts: 2,878
iTrader: (40)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to RDK_YJ88
Default

No real reason. Just wanted to try them out. I think they look a little better too
RDK_YJ88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 23rd, 2012, 07:25 PM   #148
cj7on44's
[
 
cj7on44's's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-06-07
Location: fenton mi
Posts: 1,710
iTrader: (15)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Default

I seen you guys at silver lake jeep looks good. Wish I had mine up there but had a blast on my bike.
cj7on44's is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 23rd, 2012, 07:42 PM   #149
RDK_YJ88
Never Lift
 
RDK_YJ88's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-16-06
Location: Fenton, MI
Posts: 2,878
iTrader: (40)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to RDK_YJ88
Default

Thanks!
RDK_YJ88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 24th, 2012, 10:59 AM   #150
alumcj
Senior Member
 
alumcj's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-21-06
Location: Fenton MI
Posts: 401
iTrader: (8)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

glad the springs were good! tighten up the valving a bit on compression (maybe loosen rebound too)

Let me know if you decide you want bumps for it - PAC has bumps too!
alumcj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 24th, 2012, 03:23 PM   #151
RDK_YJ88
Never Lift
 
RDK_YJ88's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-16-06
Location: Fenton, MI
Posts: 2,878
iTrader: (40)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to RDK_YJ88
Default

Thanks Mike. I'm looking into valving now.
RDK_YJ88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 30th, 2012, 07:52 PM   #152
RDK_YJ88
Never Lift
 
RDK_YJ88's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-16-06
Location: Fenton, MI
Posts: 2,878
iTrader: (40)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to RDK_YJ88
Default

Added some bump stops. We'll see how they hold up.

RDK_YJ88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 30th, 2012, 08:30 PM   #153
Modestmar00Xj
Show me the trails!
 
Modestmar00Xj's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-10-10
Location: Waterford, Mi
Posts: 236
iTrader: (5)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to Modestmar00Xj Send a message via Skype™ to Modestmar00Xj
Default

Man, what a nice set-up! your xj looks really good!!!
Modestmar00Xj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 31st, 2012, 05:10 AM   #154
RDK_YJ88
Never Lift
 
RDK_YJ88's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-16-06
Location: Fenton, MI
Posts: 2,878
iTrader: (40)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to RDK_YJ88
Default

Thanks!
RDK_YJ88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 31st, 2012, 08:07 AM   #155
Asher
Jack stand wheeler
 
Asher's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-27-08
Location: Metamora,MI
Posts: 248
iTrader: (6)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Looking good.
Asher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 31st, 2012, 08:55 AM   #156
CHEROKEEMUDMAN01
Senior Member
 
CHEROKEEMUDMAN01's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-03-09
Location: warren mi
Posts: 728
iTrader: (13)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

[QUOTE=wadey;3195304]What about something like this for the steering? Should be able to match up the angles and keep the same tie rod.

[/QUOTE

That pic looks familiar lol. this steering works great. it has tre's at the steering knuckle and heim joints on drag link and trac bar. was only way i could get jeep to do a full steer left to right. drives better than new and best it has ever been even with 9" of lift and no sway bar. i used 1 5/8 1/4 WALL DOM on all bars . best part no bump steer finally
CHEROKEEMUDMAN01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 31st, 2012, 03:54 PM   #157
RDK_YJ88
Never Lift
 
RDK_YJ88's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-16-06
Location: Fenton, MI
Posts: 2,878
iTrader: (40)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to RDK_YJ88
Default

Thanks guys! I'm looking into the RuffStuff TRE steering. It's a ways away, Jeep needs other things first, and the steering on there works for now.
RDK_YJ88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 3rd, 2012, 04:58 PM   #158
threeEs99
Senior Member
 
threeEs99's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-10-09
Location: Redford MI
Posts: 224
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Very cool build. Will be taking pointers off yours during my swap. That is if I keep it.lol
threeEs99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 3rd, 2012, 07:35 PM   #159
RDK_YJ88
Never Lift
 
RDK_YJ88's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-16-06
Location: Fenton, MI
Posts: 2,878
iTrader: (40)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to RDK_YJ88
Default

Thanks!
RDK_YJ88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 3rd, 2012, 08:53 PM   #160
OnlyInMyXJ22
No Money = No Fun
 
OnlyInMyXJ22's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-08-06
Location: Brighton, MI
Posts: 7,242
iTrader: (61)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to OnlyInMyXJ22 Send a message via Skype™ to OnlyInMyXJ22
Default

Meh, it does decent.

I'm jealous!
__________________
*1999 XJ
*1998 Ram
*2006 Duramax

Quote:
Originally Posted by snocross2xtremes View Post
Mine is just sloppy
OnlyInMyXJ22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Rig Builds and Pics
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:11 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Copyright 2005 - 2012 Cracker Enterprises - Powered by Linux
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=
Page generated in 0.20455 seconds with 51 queries