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Old June 13th, 2009, 08:44 AM   #121
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cant wait to see it dude, why did you decide on coilovers and not something like air shocks or emulsion?
i chose coilovers because this Jeep isnt on any diet, its a fat pig. Plus it will still see plenty of street time.

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its looking good - nice work

on the 90 hoops; are your coils going to clear the frame ok when its flexed out ? i dig'em stealth - tucked inside like that
It appears that they will At this moment im more conserned about the steering hitting the frame.

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Old June 13th, 2009, 09:00 AM   #122
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its hard to notice but the tierod is sitting on the frame, ive used bolts for lower shock tabs and did everything real ghetto/slopply just to mock things up. Alot more work needs to be done today.
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Old June 13th, 2009, 09:05 AM   #123
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Also, I'm glad the kustom paint we did on your knuckles and steering held up and you took good care of it.
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Old June 13th, 2009, 09:52 AM   #124
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Also, I'm glad the kustom paint we did on your knuckles and steering held up and you took good care of it.
ya, wtf did you tards use, cause it sucked!
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Old June 13th, 2009, 03:59 PM   #125
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Did you flex it out at all or just check it at ride ht?
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Old June 13th, 2009, 04:19 PM   #126
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Yep, like everyone says, really check the worst cases for clearance. Its a balancaning act of getting them not to hit the frame at droop or the tires at full stuff.
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ya, itss gonna be a real tight fit, i did flex it but it hits the high steer tie rod real fast, so i have to modify the front frame section. I always knew this was going to be the trouble but i have seen a few solutions that others have done or i cut off the factory frame right after the motor mounts and build my own.
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ya, itss gonna be a real tight fit, i did flex it but it hits the high steer tie rod real fast, so i have to modify the front frame section. I always knew this was going to be the trouble but i have seen a few solutions that others have done or i cut off the factory frame right after the motor mounts and build my own.
If you are going to cut the frame its hard to do after the motor mounts because of the funky shape to the frame and the angles it comes out at. I planned on doing that but then decided doing the pie cuts to straighten the front out was going to be a better choice in the long run.
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If you are going to cut the frame its hard to do after the motor mounts because of the funky shape to the frame and the angles it comes out at. I planned on doing that but then decided doing the pie cuts to straighten the front out was going to be a better choice in the long run.
ya, after looking it over i first will start by lowering my coilover hoops down 3" and then will pie cut the frame like you did.

Today im gonna strip down the rear axle, chop the rear frame off, and start mocking up the rear suspension & coilovers.
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Heh, on my CJ, I ended up having to add 6" of width to my axles to get the shocks to clear. Its certainly a PITA to get it all t fit...
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Lookin good Andy.

Based on this picture I'd put money on the fact that your coilovers are gonna hit the frame and tires when flexed.

Looks like you just don't have enough space to clear no matter how you angle them. I have a narrowed frame and fullwidth axles and can still just barely kiss my coilovers on the frame and tire at worst-case....but I also have bigger coilovers. Between that and the steering I'd say you've got some frame mods in your future.
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Lookin good Andy.

Based on this picture I'd put money on the fact that your coilovers are gonna hit the frame and tires when flexed.

Looks like you just don't have enough space to clear no matter how you angle them. I have a narrowed frame and fullwidth axles and can still just barely kiss my coilovers on the frame and tire at worst-case....but I also have bigger coilovers. Between that and the steering I'd say you've got some frame mods in your future.
ya i will have to take that into consideration. Since i have to lower the coilover hoops i will be angling them out, somewhere 5-20 degrees out. Plus i can always move up the axle mount.

I started stipping the rear axle yesterday, and all i have to say is DAMN! the brackets from Rock Crusher are thick. I have the same rear axle that Doc Brad has
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ya, after looking it over i first will start by lowering my coilover hoops down 3" and then will pie cut the frame like you did.
Measurements I used for the frame notch here if it helps at all.
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Loving those loovers, haven't figured out a way to make my own yet
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Loving those loovers, haven't figured out a way to make my own yet
Thanks, and just wait till you see what im having done to the hood.
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Old June 15th, 2009, 03:48 PM   #135
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arent u replaceing that front axle anyway?
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arent u replaceing that front axle anyway?
yes, next year/this winter. I could cut the brackets off of it but that would make it more difficult to sell later on. Its a complete bolt in unit right now, so i will work with its limits.

I almost finished stripping/grinding down the rear axle. GOT DAMN!!! Rockcrusher axle manufacturing sucked ass with welding, goober welds almost 3/4" thick for the fawking shock mounts, just plain sloppy welds. However a plasma torch and grinder takes care of everything. I placed the truss on the axle and only have some slight trimming to fit it perfectly.
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ya i will have to take that into consideration. Since i have to lower the coilover hoops i will be angling them out, somewhere 5-20 degrees out. Plus i can always move up the axle mount.

I started stipping the rear axle yesterday, and all i have to say is DAMN! the brackets from Rock Crusher are thick. I have the same rear axle that Doc Brad has
You're gonna angle the top of the coilovers out further? Am I reading that right? Besides the fact that they'll be operating at weird angles, especially under flex, the tires will crash into them BAD.
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Very impressive I am inspired to say the least!
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more work done today, rear axle is stripped clean. I have never seen such shitty welds on an "expensive" axle before. There were goober welds 3/4" wide, 3/4" thick holding on the shock mounts and a few other brackets.

I tacked the truss on to mock the rear suspension up. Im not 100% happy on how the rear truss is sitting, due to how the axle is cast. Im thinking of having the top milled/ground down so the truss sits flat and i could use the 4 mounting spots on top of the axle. I can only take 1/4" out of the back of the truss and that isnt enough.

I also cut off the rear suspension mounts off the frame. Just need to grind things down and fill in a few holes.






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Just wondering, why didnt you just make a truss that went and bolted to the 8 bolt on the houseing. Thats what they are there for..
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