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Old 05-25-2012, 06:50 PM   #51
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I haven't thought about that, but rather getting something already AWD. I've been looking into trucks a lot for suspension designs and it's made me want an overlander type rig or a prerunner, then a C303. I would like this to have some more travel and I'll call it quits on suspension. I will eventually turbo it and do a couple upgrades like 8.8 and then fix all the vibrations and creaks. I really want something to take in the depths off road and something to fly through the desert. Too many wants.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:48 AM   #52
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i did some cleaning up of it today. i managed to get my iphone working again too.
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:56 AM   #53
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I'm enjoying this thread alot. keep it up. maybe mount some jerry cans somewhere and a rack of offroad lights.
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:04 AM   #54
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That's the plan. Just gotta get more money. I was thinking either 3 or 4 lights in front of the grille or 4 up on top. Eventually I'll go with tube prerunner style bumpers and skids. I plan on coilovers in the rear and figuring out a longer travel front suspension setup as well. Possibly I Beams like a ranger or figure out a way to mount a coilover in the stock strut location and extend the front arms 2" with some beefy heims and uniballs. Then Baja.
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:09 AM   #55
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I need some spacers since the tires make contact with the inner fender when flexing.



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Old 05-30-2012, 02:46 AM   #56
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This is relevant to my interests
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:04 AM   #57
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Are you extending the subframe rods? They'd be stretched far by now!
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:07 AM   #58
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Currently, that is a negative. Triangulated 4 link is in mind.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:40 PM   #59
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Tires arrived. They're quite large. I may need gears now. Dudes don't even run them on stock Jeeps. Does anyone know where I can buy 15x7 +20 steelies?
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:36 AM   #60
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diamond racing? or cragar d-lock
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:44 AM   #61
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I've used Diamonds before. D-Locks don't come in 5x108 so I'm gonna go with 25mm spacers. I'm gonna raise it up a bit more as well to clear the tires. 30's are big.
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:13 AM   #62
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I've used Diamonds before. D-Locks don't come in 5x108 so I'm gonna go with 25mm spacers. I'm gonna raise it up a bit more as well to clear the tires. 30's are big.
you dont need spacers...just order a 15x7 wheel from diamond, and say you want a -5 offset on it, they'll know what to do.
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:44 PM   #63
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I don't want to spend more than I have to. That's too negative an offset for it running the 30's. They're an 8.5" wide tire so I want to keep them inside the fender and not touch the strut. A 25mm spacer is perfecto and only $100 vs $400. Either way they're going to be heavy. The most ideal would to be redrill for 5x4.113, or redrill my 5x4.113 wheels to 5x108 but I don't think anyone around here does it.
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I don't want to spend more than I have to. That's too negative an offset for it running the 30's. They're an 8.5" wide tire so I want to keep them inside the fender and not touch the strut. A 25mm spacer is perfecto and only $100 vs $400. Either way they're going to be heavy. The most ideal would to be redrill for 5x4.113, or redrill my 5x4.113 wheels to 5x108 but I don't think anyone around here does it.
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:48 PM   #65
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can u give me some more details on the lift job i am looking to lift my 240 some pics of the front and what type of jeep cherokre did u get the springs from
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:35 PM   #66
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very nice, this is what i wanna do on the dd- 244- although id love to do it to my 744

i to would like some deail on the mods done to the front, and rear if there were any, where did you find long enough shocks for the rear?
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I'm the guy who always says "needs moar lower". But damn, I LOVE this thing!
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how many spring did you cut
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:42 AM   #70
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man this thing looks tough! you've gotta just pull the fenders with a porta power and a block of wood like the desert truck guys do. it isnt tough at all. then you'll clear bigger tires with a stock fender! and lower offset of course. and get some cheap 5x108 to 6x5.(whatever cheap alluminum wheels you find on craigslist)

i have been thinking of long-travelling this thing like my prerunner was. what does it steer like at higher speed and in braking ruts and rythm sections? is it light and responsive-ish or does it fight you? did your gas mileage change much?
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:37 AM   #72
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very nice, this is what i wanna do on the dd- 244- although id love to do it to my 744

i to would like some deail on the mods done to the front, and rear if there were any, where did you find long enough shocks for the rear?
I got the shocks off Summit. They were Pro Comp 1000 something or other. The cheap ones. I think off an S10.

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man this thing looks tough! you've gotta just pull the fenders with a porta power and a block of wood like the desert truck guys do. it isnt tough at all. then you'll clear bigger tires with a stock fender! and lower offset of course. and get some cheap 5x108 to 6x5.(whatever cheap alluminum wheels you find on craigslist)


i have been thinking of long-travelling this thing like my prerunner was. what does it steer like at higher speed and in braking ruts and rythm sections? is it light and responsive-ish or does it fight you? did your gas mileage change much?
those are my exact thoughts as well. I've just been driving it for now and haven't done much but fix electric things. I'd pull the fenders if the tires stuck out. Once they do I probably will. I want to radius them in the front. If I moved the gas tank to the spare tire carrier then I could four link the rear. I'd go full heim and make new trailing arms similar to camburg but probably much crappier. then triangulate it on top of the diff and run coilovers on the arms. I want to run them inside the car but the shock mount is where the seat is. I want 12" of travel at least.

At higher speeds it's stable and pitchable. You can throw it into corners and pin it and it will give a bit of oversteer and pull you through corners. On washboard stuff at 65mph it's smooth. It goes where I point it. Gas mileage changed a lot. I was getting around 300 a tank and that dropped to about 200. I'm sure it's a bit higher but the tires are reading different. The speedo is slow 10mph and with the 30's I'm sure the gearing will actually need to be changed. At 50 on the freeway (60) I'm at 2000 rpm.
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Here's my old car at one of my favorite times. It should satisfy your slammed car appetite. I've got a thing for cars that are driven hard.




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Old 07-05-2012, 04:25 PM   #74
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