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Old 01-11-2013, 04:55 PM   #61
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So I didn't end up going with the super lift, but did end up going with a ProComp 4" lift. He found me a pretty good deal on it and since my cost was up so much I couldn't really do a better lift and after reading about how bad the rubicon express control arms are I was a little turned off. Everything I've read on pro comp is they have great springs. Shocks suck and control arms aren't great either (apparently RE isn't either lol). Since I am running the 9000xls I should be go in terms of ride quality. I figured down the road when I pay all this off I can put on some Currie adjustable control arms and then my set up would be pretty perfect. I am getting the SYE and am going to run a rubicon express front adjustable track bar. So the set up will be:
Pro Comp 4" lift
Rancho 9000xl
Advance Adapters SYE and a Spider (i think thats the name) driveshaft
Rubicon Express Adjustable Front track bar

and then planning on running some 33" duratracs once I get the jeep back.

What do you think? For daily street driving, going to the snow, and some pretty occasional mild off road use, does that seem like it would be a fairly decent set up?

I should get it back by tuesday, so I"ll get you guys some pictures on how they fixed it then! I'm pretty pumped.

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Old 01-12-2013, 02:20 PM   #62
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What do you think? For daily street driving, going to the snow, and some pretty occasional mild off road use, does that seem like it would be a fairly decent set up?

I should get it back by tuesday, so I"ll get you guys some pictures on how they fixed it then! I'm pretty pumped.
rear springs are gonna sag after a few years....all the Procomp spring'd rigs I've seen look like they're towing a giant trailer after the rears sag for some reason.

also, the RE front track bar is a liability IMHO. As I mentioned earlier, you need to be careful with front diff clearance. Here's the big thread, a few years running, talking about the issues... Make sure the installer pushes both front and rear axles to FULL BUMP with the track bars installed to verify clearances (after they fabricate & weld on all new spring perches and bumpstop components as I described earlier). Otherwise you're going to continually blow the shocks & shock mounts and other components.

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Old 01-12-2013, 11:32 PM   #63
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the Pro-comp 2" lift springs I ran on my '97 TJ I ended up selling because of the bad off road ride. they limited my suspension travel more than my stock springs. I ended up selling mine 3 weeks after I bought them and only had them on my jeep for a week.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:16 AM   #64
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Bagged wrangler, crazyness!
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:47 PM   #65
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Not anymore!

Now I just gotta get some 33s and I'll be done.

....not really, lol it's only just begun.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:25 PM   #66
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Not anymore!

Now I just gotta get some 33s and I'll be done.

....not really, lol it's only just begun.
there's no bumpstops in front...
still on stock brake lines...

still gonna need to address some issues...
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Looks good! what the shop end up doing to it now that its "done".
What ya doing with the old air bags and tank and compressor?
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still gonna need to address some issues...
Don't we all.
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:30 AM   #69
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How does it ride?
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:32 PM   #70
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there's no bumpstops in front...
still on stock brake lines...

still gonna need to address some issues...
There is bump stops on both front and back, he used these polyurethane ones that he said would work fine. Since I probably won't be bottoming this thing out I believe they will work fine. I attached a picture of the "bump stop"

I'm curious, what's bad about using the stock brake lines? It brakes fine, turns fine, I even tested it by doing tight u-turns and everything seems to be in good working order to me.


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Looks good! what the shop end up doing to it now that its "done".
What ya doing with the old air bags and tank and compressor?
Thanks man! I'm so stoked on it. Now I just need new tires! They added the bump stop and bump stop mounts all around. Removed all the air bag system mounts and bags, added the 4" lift, adjustable front track bar, SYE kit, Rancho 9000 shocks, and I think that's about it. They basically cut the bags and mounts off, smoothed it up, and modified what was left for the spring perches and welded on new bump stop mounts.

The owner of the shop might be interested in buying it for his El Camino he wants to bag. My usual mechanic was also interested in it. Definitely selling it though. I thought about using the compressor and tank and set it up as an on board air compressor to air up my tires. But it just takes up too much room. Would be cool though.

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Don't we all.
For real.

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How does it ride?
Rides so much better! Very solid, doesn't bounce around nearly as much. It's way smoother than I thought it was going to be. My street is awful and has a lot of pot holes, this thing handles them like a champ now. The bags use to bounce all over the place, the new set up just kind of soaks it up and powers through it. Same with rail road tracks. Doesn't bounce all around anymore. The bags had a lot of side to side bounce which is eliminated now. I'm very happy with it.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:48 PM   #71
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Glock, I think the stock brake lines aren't very long, so if you flex a good bit, they could snap.
Is that what you were talking about unlimitedlj04?
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Glock, I think the stock brake lines aren't very long, so if you flex a good bit, they could snap.
Is that what you were talking about unlimitedlj04?
Ahh, that makes sense. Any way to do this without spending over $100?
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Ahh, that makes sense. Any way to do this without spending over $100?
I don't know a lot about it, just stumbled into that little bit of info one day. I'd guess you'd just have to lengthen the brake lines which doesn't sound too hard, but definetely check up on it some. I'm just guessing here.

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