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Old 03-13-2008
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my dad wants to know why they didn't do this from the factory then, he thinks its going to move differently when it flexes.
jeeps are very low from the factory. When trying to keep a vehicle low its easyer to put the shackle up front. Because most frames have a kick down after the engine so it would make the shackle mount lower and give more lift then they wanted.
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With the shackle in the back the spring would mount about 3-4 inches higher up in the front.
your right BUT, doing this will change pinion angle, it will point the pinion towards the ground. in this picture the pinion angle looks good, try and imagine what it would look like if reversed.

his will be spring under at first. i'm gonna mock everything together (axle/springs) then slide it under the truck and see what will be better, front or rear, its all going to depend on pinion angle.
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i picked up the tj axle shaft today and put more money in my bank account so i can buy shackles.

the axle shaft was only $50, most places want $75 for just the inner shaft without the joint and outer part.

i also cleaned my truck, but i will post pictures of that later.

getting close!

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looks like it is coming along nicely
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my new (to me) fabtech rear shocks.

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thanks joe.
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Old 03-17-2008
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does anyone know the stock 4x4 shock length (fully extended from the middle of each rubber bushing.
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my new (to me) fabtech rear shocks.



thanks joe.


hows that one shock staying closed without something holding it in?


Thats not a good sign


hope you got them for free
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Old 03-17-2008
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hows that one shock staying closed without something holding it in?


Thats not a good sign


hope you got them for free
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they are hydraulic shocks, i figured you guys would know this lol.
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they are hydraulic shocks, i figured you guys would know this lol.
lol news to me but what year shock length i have a 99 and i have my shocks out i can go measure one
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89-07 ranger rear shocks are all the same, but they are off a 98.
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28 over all and 26 1/2 eye to eye
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damn, these must be stock 2wd length, oh well.

they are 26" over all and 25 eye to eye.
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lol news to me but what year shock length i have a 99 and i have my shocks out i can go measure one
hydro shocks dont pop out like gas shocks.. they come like that new.. my brand new hydro skyjackers are the same way..
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hydro shocks dont pop out like gas shocks.. they come like that new.. my brand new hydro skyjackers are the same way..
^ what he said.


how are yours for street use?
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btw zach, you should really get some 4.10 gears, my truck is so much faster now and i seem to be getting better gas mileage.

plus i can use 5th gear on the highway.
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^ what he said.


how are yours for street use?
love them.. had them for what 2 years now.. work great..


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btw zach, you should really get some 4.10 gears, my truck is so much faster now and i seem to be getting better gas mileage.

plus i can use 5th gear on the highway.
in time.. hopefully the truck wont even be like it is now...

and been able to use 5th since i put the alcoa on lol
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we can use those on the front, we will need some front brackets from a superduty

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Looks like things are coming along nicely!
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been able to use 5th since i put the alcoa on lol
yeah, i could but it was a dog.

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we can use those on the front, we will need some front brackets from a superduty
i have a feeling they are going to be to short for that, keep in mind we have 4" lift leafs.
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Old 03-25-2008
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we tore down the spare axle but we aren't going to use it.
i thought we were going to needs parts from it but the pinion nut was loose and the pinion bearing is fine.

im not sure what the cover is made out of, i think its stainless steel but my dad seems to think its aluminum.

the last picture of the axle on the bench is the axle we are using, the empty axle is the spare.

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the d30 is done.

now we just need to get a welder and a few parts/brackets from ruffstuff.

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my dad (04 EDGE) doing what he does.
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heres more pictures, we got two of the 32's mounted today and put everything in my truck to take to my dads house.

im stuck with the 16's till we get the other mastercraft m/t because i sold my old a/t's to a guy from greatlakes4x4.

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I think you'll like those Mastercraft tires. I've been running a set of 35's for over a year now and have been impressed with both their on and off-road manners. They seem to wear well too.

Looks like you're making good progress!
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looking good man. i think it be a nice little toy once it is done

offtopic: whats up deryck how ya been? hey was you in ur patrol car yesterday in the best buy parking lot?
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