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Green Hell...the Never Ending Project

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by johneyboy03, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. Jun 27, 2012
    '72CJ5

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    Glad everything (but the stiff springs and short shocks) worked out well for you. Those cherokee springs should do the trick for you. Which shocks are you having an issue with being too short? I just received a set of skyjacker 7000's from JCwhitney.com. I beleive it was $86 for TWO shocks with a 12" stroke. You can see them on the last page of my build thread. Seem like well built shocks for the price. Im happy with them.
     
  2. Jul 3, 2012
    johneyboy03

    johneyboy03 The green beast

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    I do have skyjacker hydro 8000 on the ride right now...all corner are too short on up-travel (7 inch total travel). For summer i'll keep the set-up i have right now (i just want to drive it not always being in the garage). I will check for at least 10 inch travel next winter. I also made a mistake while fab my rear trac bar, i did it the same way as the front but suppose to be at the opposite so both of them are suposed to form a " X " if you're looking at the front....
     
  3. Jul 3, 2012
    johneyboy03

    johneyboy03 The green beast

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    Here,s the front [​IMG]


    Here's he rear....[​IMG]

    Supposer to be mounted opposed that way, i wounder if it's a major problem....
     
  4. Jul 3, 2012
    johneyboy03

    johneyboy03 The green beast

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    Here's other pic for you're fun
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  5. Jul 3, 2012
    '72CJ5

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    I like the flares, jeep is looking really good. The trac bar situation should be an easy fix with just cutting the brackets off and swapping them. How much stroke do your current shocks have now? you mentioned finding 10" stroke shocks so does that mean that you have like an 8" stroke now? I wanted to make sure I had enough and went with the 12" stroke shocks in the front of mine. The rears are 10" stroke bilsteins that i had angled.
     
  6. Jul 3, 2012
    johneyboy03

    johneyboy03 The green beast

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    i have 7 inch travel by now....12 inch should more than good for you....i know it's pretty easy to switch the brakect for the trac bar but doing 100 hours a week for 3 weeks in a row took a lot a energy from me so i'm taking it easy for now
     
  7. Jul 4, 2012
    '72CJ5

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    Ya that would take alot of energy from you for sure. Your jeep has a lot of flex and i would personally go with a 12" stroke shock just to be safe. better yet, since you have access to a fork lift just take measurments at full flex of the drop and compression and that way you know exactly what size you need. (make sure the shocks you have now are taken out when you do this to acheive full flex.)
     
  8. Jul 4, 2012
    johneyboy03

    johneyboy03 The green beast

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    Hum sound good to me. ThanK's for advice. I'm looking over you're project too you are making good progress!!
     
  9. Jul 4, 2012
    '72CJ5

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    Well thank you very much. Hopefully soon i will have able to take it for a shake down run and the local park and see how she does.
     
  10. Aug 10, 2012
    johneyboy03

    johneyboy03 The green beast

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    Ok a little update, since 1 month and a half since the end of the built, i've done 6 days off-roading since without any issu the involed the suspension. I've changed yesterday the front coil spring (bronco 1979) for front Jeep Tj 4 inch coil spring. Little bit smooter on the front but i will need to bring to jeep off-roading to see if i gain something good with those coil.

    Also i would like to thank's everybody that help me here during my built. I was reading all the thread this morning and i can tell now that a lot of advice from you guy's help me during the project event with my poor english skills!!! Hope i can help you back guy's!!!
     
  11. Aug 10, 2012
    Posimoto

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    Glad to hear you are happy with all your work. When you are building something from scratch it always seems like what you are doing is the best way to go. But there is always a question until you actually get to take it out wheeling. Congratulations! I'm sure you will be making little adjustments to things as you use it more. It never really ends. Ha Ha :beer:
     
  12. Aug 10, 2012
    '72CJ5

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    Congrates Johneyboy! Glad to hear everything is working out alright at this point. And as posi said, it aint ever really done.
     
  13. Sep 17, 2012
    johneyboy03

    johneyboy03 The green beast

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    A litle pic that worth a thousand word...

    IMG_1104.JPG
     
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  14. Sep 17, 2012
    Posimoto

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    Yes, it is! Awesome!
     
  15. Sep 20, 2012
    TexasBlues

    TexasBlues JEEP-Hockey-Holic

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    INSANE!!

    go johney!!!

    she looks fantastic!!
     
  16. Sep 20, 2012
    johneyboy03

    johneyboy03 The green beast

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    Yes thank you guy's i really appreciate it!!!!
     
  17. Sep 25, 2012
    shmober

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    There's a CJ2a in my area that has front and rear radius arms. Strange setup but it looked like it worked good to me
     
  18. Sep 26, 2012
    johneyboy03

    johneyboy03 The green beast

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    The thing about radius arm is the way there are mounted to the frame, the pin with the big rubber washer limit the flex a lot, i replace that with a johnny joint and it worked really good.
     
  19. Sep 26, 2012
    shmober

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    It was definitely different to see a rear radius arm set up.
     
  20. Oct 15, 2012
    johneyboy03

    johneyboy03 The green beast

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    Here's a little video you can see the suspension working!!
    [video=youtube;aBMwLT5cXB0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBMwLT5cXB0&feature=share[/video]

    Little flex pic
    [​IMG]
     

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