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Old July 25th, 2017, 15:56
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For once, I'm gunna attempt to lose weight with this rebuild. Maybe if it's not a fat pig, it won't dent as easy.
That works for me..
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Old July 27th, 2017, 01:18
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Re: Ross's Jeep that will take longer than Rob's to build thread...

Awesome build man.... sub'ing for updates.
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Old July 29th, 2017, 04:39
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Re: Ross's Jeep that will take longer than Rob's to build thread...

Keep cutting, keep guessing!! Still not sure how the link crossmember is gunna play out but I have a plan for the UCAs.



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Old July 29th, 2017, 16:53
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Re: Ross's Jeep that will take longer than Rob's to build thread...

I put a 2X4 cross member at the B pillar and top of the frame rails. May be that would line up with the ends of the cage tubes?
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Old July 31st, 2017, 11:49
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Re: Ross's Jeep that will take longer than Rob's to build thread...

Looking good man. Following along as I plan on doing something similar.
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Old August 7th, 2017, 17:51
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Re: Ross's Jeep that will take longer than Rob's to build thread...

Sure, let's do this! Ordered the rest of the parts I need to get the rear end mocked up and cycle stuff. I think I'm just gonna cut my existing shock hoops and build new ones, time will tell.



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Old August 15th, 2017, 07:15
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Re: Ross's Jeep that will take longer than Rob's to build thread...

Bunch of little things like misalignment spacers for the coilovers, pinion guard/truss tie, and LCA brackets came in Friday/Saturday so I spent Sunday getting everything mocked up and started to cycle the suspension.







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Old August 15th, 2017, 13:15
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Re: Ross's Jeep that will take longer than Rob's to build thread...

I'd be real interested in what spring rates you end up with on the rear. What travel are those? Sway a way?
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Old August 15th, 2017, 15:26
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Re: Ross's Jeep that will take longer than Rob's to build thread...

2.0x14 Swayaway Racerunners, I'm thinking like a 200/250. Bill (RCman) had the same coilovers with 150/250 and he said he wished he had a little stiffer. Once the Jeep is all setup, I'll weigh it and get all the corners weights
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Old August 16th, 2017, 05:48
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Re: Ross's Jeep that will take longer than Rob's to build thread...

Do the math and get the correct spring rate. Soft enough to hold the weight and then valve it correctly.
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Do the math and get the correct spring rate. Soft enough to hold the weight and then valve it correctly.
x2. get your dampening from the shock, not the spring.
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Re: Ross's Jeep that will take longer than Rob's to build thread...

Looking good!
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2.0x14 Swayaway Racerunners, I'm thinking like a 200/250. Bill (RCman) had the same coilovers with 150/250 and he said he wished he had a little softer. Once the Jeep is all setup, I'll weigh it and get all the corners weights
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Mainly it was the transition to the 2nd stage that was a bit harsh at speed. Crawling was fine.
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Do the math and get the correct spring rate. Soft enough to hold the weight and then valve it correctly.
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x2. get your dampening from the shock, not the spring.
X3. Especially if you buy your own Nitrogen fill kit like you texted me about. Valving does not take that long and the shims are cheap.
Takes a little work but way worth the effort.

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Old August 25th, 2017, 18:01
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Re: Ross's Jeep that will take longer than Rob's to build thread...

so much room for activities! great idea dude
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