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post #1 of 14 Old 05-05-2014, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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08 JKR Auto
Currently on the jeep
4:88 gears
Pro comp 2.5 inch springs
Pro comp shocks
9/16 bolt kit
35x12.50r17 km2's

Within the next couple weeks:
Ruff stuff 1 ton tie rod
Synergy 3inch springs or metal cloak 3.5 inch springs
Fox 2.0 evolution shocks
Synergy track bar, bracket and sector brace
Synergy drag link kit
Metal cloak upper control arms front and rear (running stock lowers for now, will complete the arm set towards the end of the year)
Extended brake lines

Anything I've overlooked? Daily driver, part time rock crawler.



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post #2 of 14 Old 05-07-2014, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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Got the Fox shocks on there yesterday, very very stiff shock couldn't push them in by hand(might be time to hit the gym haha). Coming from the twin tube pro comp shocks it felt like my jeep was a barge floating down the river. I would hit a bump and swear I was still feeling the after shocks 5 miles down the road. Probably needless to say but the Fox shocks definitely took care of that problem. After having, in my opinion, a too soft feeling Jeep for two years, I'm loving the new ride. Now to get a day off to drive over some rocks.

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post #3 of 14 Old 05-29-2014, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Still haven't made it wheeling yet but got some time to drive out to a spot to check out the shocks at full flex. With the longer Fox made a big difference, the old rear procomp shocks were holding me back quite a bit, hitting the bump stops now and full stuff in the rear tire.

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post #4 of 14 Old 05-29-2014, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Need to get a reamer or inserts to put on my ruff stuff tie rod, then hopefully get the synergy drag link and track bar ordered soon.

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Looks good man. How much bump stop are you running?


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post #6 of 14 Old 05-30-2014, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! 3 inch bump stops, my brake lines in the rear were tight tight so need to get those ordered soon too.

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Nice. Lookin good.

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post #9 of 14 Old 05-30-2014, 09:49 PM
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If you need anything else, let us know.. thanks, Christian
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post #10 of 14 Old 08-09-2014, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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Alright, finally got around too the synergy drag link and track bar. My old drag link was bent to $%%& haha. After the drag link and track bar went on, I can't even describe how much it improved the steering. Was getting lots of wobbles in the wheel, completely gone now. Also installed some Ace rock sliders, took a brutal hit passenger side when I slid off a rock, just flaked some powdercoat off them.



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post #11 of 14 Old 08-09-2014, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Couple shots from testing the stuff out haha, all parts came from Marcus at river city offroad, great prices even better customer service

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post #12 of 14 Old 08-18-2014, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
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Up next was going to be control arms, but it seems my clockspring decided to stop working. Best I found was 170$ on Amazon, anyone know of any cheaper?
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Looks good! I run Fox's too great riding shock on and off road. Good looking rig tho!

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post #14 of 14 Old 08-18-2014, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! Yep still lovin the Fox shocks.
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