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Old 06-01-2006, 02:02 PM   #1
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Love my TJ, need SB discos

Howdy Ya'll.

The more I drive this abused, stock except for 32's TJ, the more I love it. I'm out here in west texas, and today I went 4 wheeling. Pulled the kiddy seats out of the back, folded the rear seat up, unzipped all that's unzippable, loaded the lab, and went out to the local lake. I found some wicked jeep trails. I tried some that I felt I'd be capable of doing in my old CJ (V8, lockers, winches, full cage, lift, shackles, etc) and I was stunned at the go-ability of this little 4 cyl. My 32's were aired down to about 14lbs, so they're really wide and soft. 4low and 1st gear is unbelievable for downhills, and 2nd gear uphill was just as amazing. I passed on most of the uphills because I don't yet have a rear locker and one 2 occasions today the rear started spinning just as I was reaching the zenith of the uphill. I'm past the stage where I want to spin all the way uphill.....slow and steady is where I feel comfortable now (I've given up mostly on MX, and now am a trials rider).

There were lots of run off ditches and rocks to climb about on, and I really got to flex the suspension. I think this suspension is amazing. It is so much better than anything I've ever experienced in the CJ's and the YJ I've owned. Hence, while flexing today, I heard a couple of big bangs from underneath. Not Ujoint or other catastrophic bangs, but not rocks on the bashplate either. After playing, I checked out the front end and noticed that on the drivers side, I had pulled the sway bar lower connecting bar from the axle mount. Hmmmmmmm.

Haven't yet checked the rear, but I reckon something there is also toast. This TJ has already had a tough life. It's been a ranch jeep for most of it''s life, and I've spent a couple of bucks and many hours bringing it back to life.

I thought that I was going to leave this one as is. I guess not. I'm going to have to get some SB discos. I like the height of the jeep as it sits (I really don't know if it has a lift on it or not, I've been under it on numerous occasions and it doesn't have any painted coils or fancy named shocks on it. It could have a lift, but I'm just not sure) and I don't mind the 32's rubbing on the SB at full lock. I'd like to get some more droop out of the suspension, and I'm seriously considering a lunch box locker (lock right, etc).

So, any recommendations on the SB discos, which locker has worked best for you, and maybe (maybe) a small lift. This jeep is my wife's DD, and once she returns from her deployment, me and the kids move back into the 99 XJ.

regards from San Angelo

Harry

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Old 06-01-2006, 05:50 PM   #2
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Yeah, those stock sway bar links can't take a whole lot of punishment before they give in. Personally I've never ran sway bar disco's because I have a Currie Anti-Rock on mine I've heard a lot of people happy with JKS disco's however. But as far as lockers go a lockright won't treat you bad ever.

As for lift you might take a look at the top of your coils to see if there is what looks like a 1/8 little spacer or more like a 2" spacer on there. That might tell you if you have any lift or not.

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Old 06-10-2006, 01:35 AM   #3
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to run 32's you probably have 2 inch spacers or extended coils
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I just put the JKS Quicker Disconnects on last night and they work great.Easy install and very easy to use.Bill
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Well hows it going harry from san angelo this is josh from san angelo. I'you can get a 2" coil suspension lift and a 1" body lift together for 196$ shipped. I'm about to put one on mine.
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