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Old 11-10-2012, 09:54 PM   #5911
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Homemade "bounce" stops
Parts needed- a couple of valve springs and a big bolt with nut and washers.

Used a unibit to drill out factory threads.

Bolt dropped in.

Springs assembled together

Bolted together just tight enough to put a little tension on inner spring.

Add your choice of rubber or poly bumpstop cut to the proper length and you're done.
Of topic, how do you like those shocks?

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Old 11-10-2012, 10:05 PM   #5912
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Of topic, how do you like those shocks?
I love these shocks, I'd run them on everything I own if I could afford to. I've run fox's and kings on the rock buggies I've had in the past and if money wasn't an issue I'd run the king OE replacements but the fox's never disappoint.

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Old 11-10-2012, 10:33 PM   #5913
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when you bedlined parts of the body did you have to sand them down first or just go at it and tape it off?
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:09 PM   #5914
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I love these shocks, I'd run them on everything I own if I could afford to. I've run fox's and kings on the rock buggies I've had in the past and if money wasn't an issue I'd run the king OE replacements but the fox's never disappoint.
Are those the fox 2.0? I've been looking at them recently.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:33 PM   #5915
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Are those the fox 2.0? I've been looking at them recently.
They are the 2.0 OE replacement shocks from BDS. I'm really not sure how much difference there is, if any, between these and a true fox 2.0. I don't think you can beat them for the price (I can buy them for around $85 each)
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:11 AM   #5916
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Yes please
I did something very similar. The wire comes out of the vent along the windshield and goes straight into a phone dock stuck to the windshield. Love it.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:34 PM   #5919
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Homemade "bounce" stops
Parts needed- a couple of valve springs and a big bolt with nut and washers.
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Used a unibit to drill out factory threads.
Attachment 177103


Bolt dropped in.
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Springs assembled together
Attachment 177105


Bolted together just tight enough to put a little tension on inner spring.
Attachment 177101

Add your choice of rubber or poly bumpstop cut to the proper length and you're done.
I love it, I really need to do this
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:48 PM   #5920
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Homemade "bounce" stops
Parts needed- a couple of valve springs and a big bolt with nut and washers.

Used a unibit to drill out factory threads.

Bolt dropped in.

Springs assembled together

Bolted together just tight enough to put a little tension on inner spring.

Add your choice of rubber or poly bumpstop cut to the proper length and you're done.
Sooo what's the actual benefit of this mod?
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sooo what's the actual benefit of this mod?
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:20 PM   #5922
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Sooo what's the actual benefit of this mod?
My jeep sees a lot of high speed offroading and I got tired of the bone jarring bottoming out due to the soft coils. I tried a few different sets of shocks and the fox's definitely helped but a shock can only due so much. I've had some high dollar jounce stops on some rigs in the past that do the job but I really don't have that kind of money anymore. Adding these really doesn't act any different than making it a progressive rate spring I guess but it works good enough for me. I can still bottom out the suspension but it is much, much smoother when I do.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:46 PM   #5923
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Bought a piece of gutter guard from Lowe's, removed the chrome grill insert and traced out the pattern, cut them out and zipped tied them to the insert and popped them back in the grill.
How did you remove the grill inserts?
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:56 PM   #5924
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My jeep sees a lot of high speed offroading and I got tired of the bone jarring bottoming out due to the soft coils. I tried a few different sets of shocks and the fox's definitely helped but a shock can only due so much. I've had some high dollar jounce stops on some rigs in the past that do the job but I really don't have that kind of money anymore. Adding these really doesn't act any different than making it a progressive rate spring I guess but it works good enough for me. I can still bottom out the suspension but it is much, much smoother when I do.
Okay, I can see the benefit especially in the sand dune world.

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They pop out
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:51 AM   #5925
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The sad thing is very few people will ever see this mod because it's posted in this thread that's already at 198 pages and growing. It would be great if you would do a separate write-up on it.
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The sad thing is very few people will ever see this mod because it's posted in this thread that's already at 198 pages and growing. It would be great if you would do a separate write-up on it.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:02 AM   #5927
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I have two Jeep keys on my keyring. I clip my bunch of keys to my belt and have just the one key in the ignition. Otherwise the sound of my keys smashing the dash at every bump drives me nuts while off road. Also gives u a spare if you lock yourself out
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:09 AM   #5928
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I have two Jeep keys on my keyring. I clip my bunch of keys to my belt and have just the one key in the ignition. Otherwise the sound of my keys smashing the dash at every bump drives me nuts while off road. Also gives u a spare if you lock yourself out
I have soft windows lol I can just unzip my window from the outside
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:22 AM   #5929
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I have two Jeep keys on my keyring. I clip my bunch of keys to my belt and have just the one key in the ignition. Otherwise the sound of my keys smashing the dash at every bump drives me nuts while off road. Also gives u a spare if you lock yourself out
Also, this is a good idea because it tends to wear the ignition switch in weird ways if you have 85 lbs of keys dangling off the end of it.
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Ya except my spare chip key I got from the stealership was like $200 by the time I had it :@
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Ya except my spare chip key I got from the stealership was like $200 by the time I had it :@
Thats not cheap easy or fun
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:30 AM   #5932
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I have two Jeep keys on my keyring. I clip my bunch of keys to my belt and have just the one key in the ignition. Otherwise the sound of my keys smashing the dash at every bump drives me nuts while off road. Also gives u a spare if you lock yourself out
X3! I've already replaced my ignition switch because of that. Got so worn out from the ring of keys dangling, the Jeep used to shut off when I hit a bump. Now I just use a single spare key when I'm wheelin'. Luckily I don't have a chip, so a buddy of mine who's a locksmith cut me a nice flat key, with no plastic on it or anything. Tucks into my wallet perfectly.
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Ya except my spare chip key I got from the stealership was like $200 by the time I had it :@
Call around to some local locksmiths for VATS / PASS keys. Many locksmiths have the same machine to make them as the dealerships and you can save around $30 to $50 bucks off the price. Their still expensive, but I rather save a couple bucks and put money into a local small business than give it to a "Stealership"
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I did my LED brake lights and Lp light, thanks for the idea, they look good.
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Looks good. Think you should rotate the tire cover though.
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I think cheap creative mods are the most fun. I would like to hear some more creative mods people have done. Bedliner and plexi dip have been discussed enough.
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I think cheap creative mods are the most fun. I would like to hear some more creative mods people have done. Bedliner and plexi dip have been discussed enough.
Start from page one. You should be good.
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Looks good. Think you should rotate the tire cover though.
Supposed to say beer


Today I dropped my transfer case 2 washers and eliminated 95% of the vibes. Didnt really want to... I did a MML to avoid this
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Supposed to say beer

Today I dropped my transfer case 2 washers and eliminated 95% of the vibes. Didnt really want to... I did a MML to avoid this
But with that logic it says deer, Or is that the joke?

Sucks you had to do an MML and tcase drop, did you do a body lift also?
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But with that logic it says deer, Or is that the joke?

Sucks you had to do an MML and tcase drop, did you do a body lift also?
Yea it's like a 1.2" BL. Gonna need another washer... Vibes are there during turns

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