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I was going to install the lift and winch today but didn't feel like getting wet. I hope it is nice next weekend so I can get it done before the dunes trip.
if you dont feel like lifting ur jeep next weekend i got an s10 ill be lifting. you can always come help us : )
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it really depends on how stiff your springs are.. if they are kinda stifff youll prolly be ok but if there soft, every speed bump or pothoole and your gunna hit the bumps. i know you said you dont want it any higher but one more inch and a slightly stiffer spring could make all the difference.


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I think I figured out another way to gain another inch. So I might get 5, that is over 25% and should be enough. thanks for the help.
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I dont really have any bump stops, but i am going to get some on here before too long.
Have you not had bump stops since the swap, Zach?
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No i have not. I just let it hit when it wants to hit. lol

The upper control arms line right up with the old stock diff brackets, they are dented some but not destroyed.
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Im shooting for 6" of uptravel cause I might want to get a little air under the tires but Ill prolly not be able to either with out notching the frame and or upping the ride height.
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Yeah that frame is killing me. I think I will just make due for now until I can acquire the skills to make a new frame.

Now if it was a 3 link with coil overs it could be very possible. but right now I have this setup and am out of money!
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Im shooting for 6" of uptravel cause I might want to get a little air under the tires but Ill prolly not be able to either with out notching the frame and or upping the ride height.
X2. its gonna be a trial and error game when I get to it.
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I think the only thing you can compare it to is your current or 1st sas. If that was enough up travel, than stay near that. If you always seem to be bottoming out you need more up trave if you are keeping the same spring rate. Up travel gives a smoother ride, what is phase 2. More off-road or better on road? Your spring rate can playa part into this as well.
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Just stronger overall. I want to beat the crap out of it :)
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just try it, worse thing that could happen is that you have to rebuild, but I am sure you will never be "done" anyway so its not such a big deal

I mean it really depends a lot on your spring rate too. when you are playing with that little space you should have that nailed down...

Also some airbumps would help a ton but they arent cheap...
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Well after this its gonna be some coilovers. It would clean the whole setup up and I would have more room for some of this stuff. I better start looking. Some 14" or 16" should be more than enough :)
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How do you correctly measure up travel and down travel?

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by cycling your suspension up and down. measure the difference from ride high.
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by cycling your suspension up and down. measure the difference from ride high.
mmm, in a nut shell but its a bit more complicated than that. there are different types of travel but let me make it clear that I think that zach and brenton are thinking of flex travel but there is also ride travel (which someone like trent would be more concerned about). not only this but in zachs case he can calculate potential travel which obviously doesnt mean actual travel. a leaf spring supension is a little tougher to measure potential as the leaves locate the axle as well, so you cant isolate the movements without the springs.
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