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Discussion in 'Quitters' Club' started by jzeber, Jul 28, 2020.

  1. Nov 16, 2021
    duffer

    duffer Rodent Power

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    This is what I modified slightly to work on my 3B:
    Quicker Disconnect Sway Bar Links | 0"-2" Lift | Wrangler JK

    I replaced the squared off pin with another of the tapered ones (1/2-20 thread). These have spherical bushings on the ends. Sort of pricey but I got the set I used from a friend who had sold his version of POS.

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  2. Nov 18, 2021
    jzeber

    jzeber Well-Known Member 2022 Sponsor

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    Nice set up, but since I really haven't noticed a difference with it disconnected I am just going to remove it.
     
  3. Nov 21, 2021
    bigjohn

    bigjohn Active Member

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    I’m guessing you’re not planning to get this fancy but have you looked at the Currie anti rock setup? I think we’re going to change the wife’s tj to that. Had a spooky incident at the early cj tillamook run this summer where the suspension kind of unloaded and put the jeep nearly on two tires. I didn’t like the looks of that. I love the handling of the full sway bar but I think that off road control would be beneficial.
     
  4. Nov 21, 2021
    jzeber

    jzeber Well-Known Member 2022 Sponsor

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    Way over my budget. I'm just going to leave it disconnected
     
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  5. Nov 21, 2021
    bigjohn

    bigjohn Active Member

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    Well if/when we do the Currie I could drop the jks quick connect links that are on it now in the the Mail to you if you want them.
     
  6. Nov 29, 2021
    txtoller

    txtoller Member 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

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    You are going to really like the Currie set up, I have it on both the front and rear of my JKU.
     
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  7. Nov 29, 2021
    jzeber

    jzeber Well-Known Member 2022 Sponsor

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    I removed my front sway bar completely this weekend.
     
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  8. Jan 3, 2022
    jzeber

    jzeber Well-Known Member 2022 Sponsor

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    Plan to install the Savvy transfer case shifter cable today. Hoping it goes well.
     
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  9. Jan 3, 2022
    jzeber

    jzeber Well-Known Member 2022 Sponsor

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    Finished. It was a little challenging since I did not drop the skid plate. Seems to be much better shifting and hopefully I will not have the same problem with anything coming loose.
     
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  10. Jan 11, 2022
    jzeber

    jzeber Well-Known Member 2022 Sponsor

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  11. Jan 11, 2022
    hudsonhawk

    hudsonhawk Well-Known Member

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    Ask yourself one question, are you willing to bet your life on either of those in the event of a roll over?

    Of the 2, the poison spider is the better kit because it is a weld in. I would never trust a bolt in cage.
     
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  12. Jan 12, 2022
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

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    I mean, technically, aren’t all cages bolt in?
    I know it’s not ideal to have bolted connections at the high-stress points, but I’ve seen some cages with welds where bolted connections would have been a major improvement.

    I’m in the school of thought that we're not building race cars where the cage will be depended on at 80 mph impact. The slow flops and rolls that we see can usually be supported by the windshield frame alone. The thin tubing windshield on a 2a saved my life once.

    Show me a cage I’d feel safe in while barrel rolling down a mountainside, and it won’t look anything like a standard 6-point cage, welded or not. We’re mostly aiming for single use, life-saving protection in the event of an accident. To expect anything more will require input from mechanical engineers.

    Just my $.02
     
  13. Jan 12, 2022
    SFaulken

    SFaulken Active Member

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    Yes, in fact, I would, can, and have, a number of times, and they've worked just fine. Is a bolt together cage "Race Legal" No. But for the low-speed use that I want a cage in my CJ to offer protection in? A properly designed bolt-together cage, built from good material works just fine, and it's a damn sight better than not running any cage at all, just because you don't have the Time, Money, Tooling, or Skills to do a weld-together cage on your own, or Pay somebody else to do it.
     
  14. Jan 12, 2022
    Lockman

    Lockman OK.....Now I Get It . 2024 Sponsor 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

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    Very good advice from this Group. I couldn't resist this: ' Don't do it like this ' . Pic . :bananatool:
    The Plumber.jpg
     
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  15. Nov 18, 2022
    jzeber

    jzeber Well-Known Member 2022 Sponsor

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    I have a wild hair to lift my TJ and upgrading to at least 33's. I hope to be getting some "bonus" funds by years end. I don't want to go overboard so looking at the Rubicon Express 3.5". With the Rubicon will I still need a SYE kit, new driveshafts? The 3.5 kit I am thinking of comes with new brake lines. Adjustable or fixed upper control arms? The SYE kit from AA comes with drive shafts. Decisions, decisions.
    https://rubiconexpress.com/Suspensi...M.aspx?t_c=1&t_s=38&t_pt=3533&t_pn=R/ERE7003M
    https://www.adamsdriveshaftoffroad.com/advance-adapters-sye-kit/
     
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  16. Nov 18, 2022
    FinoCJ

    FinoCJ 1970 CJ5 Staff Member

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    what are you running right now? 32s? I would think the RE kit would get you close to 35s, or some pmetric equivalent in the 34+ range....and I'd say that is a good thing over 33s unless you are worried about gearing (I think a rubicon is 4.10 OEM gearss?).
     
  17. Nov 18, 2022
    jzeber

    jzeber Well-Known Member 2022 Sponsor

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    32's now. I saw Posimoto at Deer Valley and he told me the 4:10 Rubicons are OK on 35's. I am leaning towards 35's but of course everything is more expensive! RE says you need 4.5" for 35's. Only $200 more for the 4.5"
     
  18. Nov 18, 2022
    FinoCJ

    FinoCJ 1970 CJ5 Staff Member

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    Guess my thinking was doing all that expense and install for the RE 3.5 kit and only getting to upsize to 33s might not be much bang for the buck if you already have 32s? Decisions...decisions. I am kind of wondering how big of a tire you can go with a 3.5 kit.....probably could get 295/75/16 (assuming stock 16" rims), that would get you to 33.5" or maybe a 315/75/16 would get you to 34+" and might not require the RE4.5 kit?
     
  19. Nov 18, 2022
    jzeber

    jzeber Well-Known Member 2022 Sponsor

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    I checked and even with the 4.5 it says max tire is a 33. I currently have 32x11.5x15 on non stock rims. I really don't want to do a body lift. More research is needed and I agree, why go to the expense and time for 33's
     
  20. Nov 18, 2022
    jzeber

    jzeber Well-Known Member 2022 Sponsor

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    I think I'll pick Posimoto's brain a little on this. Most of the TJ's running 35's have 3" suspension and 1" body lift. Trying to stay away from body lifts
     
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