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post #1 of 18 Old 07-13-2009, 01:26 AM Thread Starter
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So i have started to upgrade from the 2.5 budget boost

well i found a little cash and decided to get a better lift on the ol jeep . bought a jks front track bar and I found some 12" king coilovers at a good price and then i said well how can i get them under the jeep well i want bolt on so i headed over to see bond at out law and got the alpha 1 front coilover set up and i picked up some evo c2 gussets sense dodge just replaced my front end after the brake . well now i think i am done go home bolt those in and have a good day well i was wrong 1st i welded the c2 gussets in after remove the old springs and shocks and track bar made some track bar support brackets and upper control arm supports . then i set up the upper hoops and and marked all the holes to start drilling and bolt this in well you cant really see where to drill the holes in the spring perch so busted out the plasma cutter and blow some holes throw and then drilled up to make the holes the right side the rest of the hole where not a prob bolted the hoop in that was done no to work on the bottom . well the kits lower bracket does not work with the evo c2 gussets so we modified it and the welded it on in the place where it should be not to bad then i set up the coil overs and when to put them in well the opening is to big for the coilover i need spacers call all over the place for king spacers cant find any well i have some dom the is the perfect size so i go and make the spacers and then install the coil overs nice they look great so got every thing back together and set the track bar . so i started to drive home and there is a noise the tires are rubbing on some thing get out and look and there is no way they can do that so started to go again and same noise i get out and look and it is the drive shaft hitting the tranny skid damn so i call je reel and they made me a drive shaft the next day so i took it and the 5:13 gears i got from wood and had oc motorsports install them for 250 and axle was not to bad .




so now the front is about at 5" lift and the rear is still 2.5 puck so i went down and got some 4" rear springs and the jeep is almost level and i have some alinement issues well my wheel base is 2 inches short and my caster is at 9 degrees so i just ordered some lower control arms from rock krawler and i am going to cut and lengthen the upper arms a little .

i hope it all works out but it cost me a lot more then i thought it would but i can suffer financially for a bit .

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Looks good, Harry.

Have you gotten the DW issue figured out yet?



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Looks nice.
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No bump stop extensions?

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dw is down to the shimmy right now and i will get the control arms in on Wednesday and then get an alinement see what happens . and the bump stops i have not been able to get out and cycle the suspension to see what i need yet that will be next but i think the only thing a bump stop is going to do is get in the way at full compression they will sit at about 19" at full compression and my tire will not hit at the length so imite just put in so extention spacers on the bottom so i dont hurt the coilover

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So how much did Eddie let them go for???

Hell I need a deal soon too.
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So how much did Eddie let them go for???

Hell I need a deal soon too.
600 for the set

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600 for the set
So Eddie made a $600 profit

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So Eddie made a $600 profit
He's gotta pay for that new Jeep somehow.

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He's gotta pay for that new Jeep somehow.
i hear that one but it saved me 600.00

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So Eddie made a $600 profit
It was for CHARITY

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i hear that one but it saved me 600.00
Hey Harry

Where were you the day of the JK Summerfest, had alot of great items given away and lots of cold 's too.
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i was at that damn mega meet thing but i got the coilovers and i want to go wheeling sense i just got my axle fixed and had not wheeled in a few weeks but i heard it was a great event
from woods ill make the next one . how are you doing puddlz? you have any wheeling planed ?

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i was at that damn mega meet thing but i got the coilovers and i want to go wheeling sense i just got my axle fixed and had not wheeled in a few weeks but i heard it was a great event
from woods ill make the next one . how are you doing puddlz? you have any wheeling planed ?
Good Harry and as far as the wheeling got a couple trips coming up in the next few weeks.
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Good Harry and as far as the wheeling got a couple trips coming up in the next few weeks.
let me know see what i can do

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here is a good picture

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have you bought the bump stops yet? did you think about the rear of the same shocks? will you do that one day since you like the front ones?
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have you bought the bump stops yet? did you think about the rear of the same shocks? will you do that one day since you like the front ones?
still no bump stops or straps and i got some 12" rear coils waiting for me and i plan to install them ion the rear

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