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Old 05-31-2008
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you could sell those to a low rider as dearched springs.
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Kevin I think you will like those coils. They did pretty well this weekend, got a good workout.
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damn i wanna see this one
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I got some pics of my front leafs so ya'll could see just how bad they are lookin'. The left side is the worse one.


hey kev i think some of ur problem of why the sagged so much is partly due to ur shackle angle being that extreme i talked to carlos and he thinks that could be the reason also if u moved the hanger back about 2 in u should be golden

but hey good luck on the coil swap u gotta get this done so u can some run with us
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i think its angled like that because his springs sagged so much.
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i think its angled like that because his springs sagged so much.
not really those srings dont get that much longer im pretty much running the same springs and the guy carlos i refered to above works for the company that sells them
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weird, but i guess you are right.

my shackles are only angled like / at ride hight.
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weird, but i guess you are right.

my shackles are only angled like / at ride hight.
ur shackle are in the front right
u used the jeep susp??
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Old 06-02-2008
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ur shackle are in the front right
u used the jeep susp??
yeah, wrangler leafs and front shackles.
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hey kev i think some of ur problem of why the sagged so much is partly due to ur shackle angle being that extreme i talked to carlos and he thinks that could be the reason also if u moved the hanger back about 2 in u should be golden

but hey good luck on the coil swap u gotta get this done so u can some run with us
I think its abit of everything Justin. Regarding the shackle angle, your/Carlos's suggestion could be somewhat of the culprit. To my own falt I actually moved the rear hanger forward (probably about 2", ironically) to lower the front when I should have gone with a shorter shackle. Shackle aside, I still think its more the spring rate and my 4.0. Also, as compared to All Pro's rear leafs, which have (I believe) two more leafs.

Anyhow, yeah I'm excited to go to coils/links and get it done to wheel with you guys. I saw the pics from Memorial weekend; looked like alot of fun!
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ya man i dont know if ur interested but i think sometime in september theres a big run up to the rubicon mcr roundup i think most of us are planning on going
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Thanks dood. I'll definitely keep it in mind and keep up on it with the rockbrawlers site.
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Old 06-03-2008
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I'm keeping an eye out on this!

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Old 06-04-2008
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hey kev the 13th of this month theres a run in the new place in murrietta
if ur interested if u havent torn ur junk apart yet its a night run
it hasnt been posted on the brawler forum yet but a bunch of us are going
http://rockgardenoffroad.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=36
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Old 06-04-2008
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WOW! Glad you are switching to the "good" side with those coils! You will like the ride and flex a lot better.
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Old 06-15-2008
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Update!

My Ballistic packages arrived last week. I cleaned up the brackets/pieces and tacked 'em together. Then set up each 'side' with the coils on a mock axle tube (yes, unbelievably and remarkably, there was a 3" diameter tube in the scrap bin at work). The spacing between them is arbitrary, so don't ask/read into it..






















^ Upper link frame mount. (I realize after uploading the pics the bracket is upside down from how it will be mounted).



^ Upper link frame mount.



^ Panhard axle and frame brackets.



^ Panhard axle and frame brackets.
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looks sweet
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Looks good man, but what is the benefit of having an adjustable coil buckets?

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Looks good man, but what is the benefit of having an adjustable coil buckets?

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to make it level!

hey Kevin, for those lower spring mounts put/weld a ring on there to keep the coil in the center, i need to do it to mine, what happens is atleast for me the coil likes to slide around and not stay centered.
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Old 07-01-2008
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Well unfortunately this update doesn't bring quite the best of news..

After the last pics I posted, I was able to fully weld the brackets. However, the next day for unknown reasons the 'priveledge' myself and others had to work on personal projects at work after-hours was suspensed until Septemper-ish. Unless I can get some work done at home (my Dad has a pretty good supplement of metal working tools, plus a Miller 130, but not nearly some of the better equipment) I don't know just what I can get done in the interum. I'm gonna see what I can do..
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Old 07-02-2008
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my buddy is running 5" All Pros on his 94 Taco with a 3.0 V6


is there much or any difference in weight between the SOHC and OHV?

this problem is probably going to influence my choice between leaves and coil overs...


do you have any pics of your whole truck with them flat like that?
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Old 07-02-2008
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Remember Matt I have the 4.0. That plus the weight of my front bumper and my winch add to the weight issue.

Check out the finished pics in my sliders thread for an overall pic of the truck from several different angles.
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yea... forgot about that huge bumper lol
and another reason i'll be doing a front receiver.
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aww that sucks Kevin...someone screw it up for everyone at work to get those privs revoked? Or just some random managerial decision
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