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Old January 29th, 2008, 06:31 AM   #161
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Probably like me he's trying to save a few bucks to achieve the proper amount of lift without buying new springs. I would guess like me you plan to convert to a four link at some point??
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Old January 30th, 2008, 03:41 PM   #162
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Running into the same issue with the H1's I just ordered... $200/pr for the 'corrected' steering arms. Ugh.

Looking great though
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Old January 31st, 2008, 12:27 AM   #163
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Sweet. Hopefully I'll see it in action this weekend.
I just took it for a road test! 70mph. I still have to dial in the alignment and I'm waiting on heims to get rid of the bushings in the trac bar.





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no kidding....10 leaves if I counted right.....is it going to flex back there Ryan?
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Yeah, why so many?
Well, I've been running the same set, in different forms, for the last 5-6 yrs. Somewhere in this bastard leaf pack is an original leaf.. Less arch or flatter spring has more flex than a springs with a huge arch. There's only two leaves in the pack from my old Commanche (thinker/ added lift), the rest are XJ, which are thin and flexible. The way I made them offer good droop and will not go negative - no need for bump stops. A little on the stiff side, but also helps keep axle wrap to a minimum - does not fully eliminate it.





Obviously can only obtain so much flex in the barn ... I need to get me a fork lift too!
Here's an old pic w/ 37"


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Running into the same issue with the H1's I just ordered... $200/pr for the 'corrected' steering arms. Ugh.

Looking great though
Thanks! I need more stability ...quiet Jim... I'm very happy that I waited and re-centered the wheel.

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Old January 31st, 2008, 12:34 AM   #164
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Looks awesome. That must've been a very cold 70mph ride!
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Old January 31st, 2008, 12:39 AM   #165
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Looks awesome. That must've been a very cold 70mph ride!
x2, looks great. but to drive it at 70 without doors is insane. its cold as hell out
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Old January 31st, 2008, 12:42 AM   #166
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After 20 minutes my hands started getting cold in knitted gloves ... it's weird when the wind swirls in and hits you in the back.

Layers and carharts.
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 12:49 PM   #167
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I got it out to wheel 2/2/08 with some of DMJC at OSTC and abused it. Everything worked great and flexed well. Trans developed a leak, but stll shifts and blew a hub (given). Other than that it literally went anywhere I wanted.

Only had a chance to snap a couple poser shots in a spot where Butler earn the right to remove his DQ status.










Looking forward to putting a cage in the spring and custom long arm in summer!

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Old February 4th, 2008, 10:44 AM   #168
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Glad you got it running. No comments about stability from me................. yet.

How were the hills at OSTC? With the deep snow in the woods, we opted not to go to OSTC Saturday and ran some other areas.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 11:19 AM   #169
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The hills were loads of fun! They turned slick quick, but it's always looks easy when you're the first one up. :tonka:

First thing I did when we got there was help Deano pull down a tree that was across Impossible. I drove up to the spring and used the winch from there, the ice on that hill makes it "Impossible."
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Old February 4th, 2008, 10:01 PM   #170
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It seems as if the transmission leak that I developed over the weekend is enough that it's going to be replaced (180mi) ... Sno*Blind is next week, I just don't feel right not having half the drivetrain out the night before ... it's been a ritual to be replacing something last minute for the last 3 years now.
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Old February 13th, 2008, 06:51 AM   #171
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I just don't feel right not having half the drivetrain out the night before ... it's been a ritual to be replacing something last minute for the last 3 years now.



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I've decided to bring extra fluid and keep it topped off ... it will be on the trailer tonight and ready to go!
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Old March 10th, 2008, 05:59 PM   #173
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I've decided to bring extra fluid and keep it topped off ... it will be on the trailer tonight and ready to go!
This makes me laugh.



Stay tuned: purchased interior cage today ... and no, I still don't know what happened to the tcase, I'll find out after the cage is in. :tonka:
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Pics of smokie burn out please. So I know if I need to send a PM to you to build my stroker. LOL
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Pics of smokie burn out please. So I know if I need to send a PM to you to build my stroker. LOL
There's evidence on the floor in the barn, but there's way more street cred done on pavement.

I'd have to dig up the part# on the cam.
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Old March 10th, 2008, 07:42 PM   #176
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'Bout time you got a cage in there.
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'Bout time you got a cage in there.
I went with DandCExtreme over the TandJperformance, because there is more protection and harness mounting option around the front seats. It's basic and easy to add to. Plus the T&J was a couple bills more.











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Nice looking cage. Did you have any problems with the fitment of it or was it pretty well pre made?
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Nice looking cage. Did you have any problems with the fitment of it or was it pretty well pre made?
It was "pre-bent." I still need to tie it into the floor, which does not look to be easy. I need to have the cage, tcase, trans pump and torque convertor done for next week. If it makes it back I'll start tieing it into the unibody.

With no structure reinforcements up until now ... this unibody is NOT very straight. :tonka:
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