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06-22-2013 10:35 PM
Walkingstick
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Originally Posted by Full Spool View Post

I actually liked the ride of the procomp better than the bilstiens I have on now. But I'm in the cool crowd with the bilstiens now.
My pro comps suck.
03-13-2013 08:01 PM
Full Spool
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Originally Posted by Black Magic Brakes View Post
Those are 8x8x16 CMU's and based on that pic, you do NOT have the left front on top of the last block, the tire is just gripping it with the forward half of the compressed contact patch and it's very clear in that pic at least that the right front is NOT firmly planted on the ground.

and the bottom layer of bricks are lower than the ground around them.

Kick his ass sea bass.
03-13-2013 10:15 AM
Aleater Yeah the original info was prior to getting the taller tires.. still happy with it for what i plan to do with it.... fl doesnt have anything to extreme lok
03-13-2013 10:07 AM
Black Magic Brakes
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I have a 4" short arm lift with swaybar disconnects. I have had the left front tire 44"'s off the ground with all three of the other tires still firmly planted. Tried to push the jeep over and it wouldnt budge. Unless you plan to do some serious rock crawling i dont see the point in going long arm. Thats my limited exper. Food for thought if you will. It was concrete blocks. 5 high and they were stacked on a pallet.
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Its a video. And we stopped at 4 blocks and i stopped recording. Then we rearranged the blocks and went up to the fith one. Let me see if i can recreate it and get some picks.
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Took me some time but this is what im getting with a short arm suspension.

You might want to either proofread your posts a tad or buy a tape measure for the sake of accuracy.

Those are 8x8x16 CMU's and based on that pic, you do NOT have the left front on top of the last block, the tire is just gripping it with the forward half of the compressed contact patch and it's very clear in that pic at least that the right front is NOT firmly planted on the ground.
03-13-2013 09:56 AM
Imped Not surprised at that answer.
03-13-2013 08:44 AM
Aleater Have a great day Imped
03-13-2013 08:31 AM
Imped But what are those pictures supposed to show? Any Jeep with X" length shocks can do the same thing. No offense but they aren't providing anything of value and what you're doing in that picture has little to do with the length of the arms. I'm simply asking what are people supposed to gain from seeing those pictures?
03-13-2013 08:01 AM
Aleater Seen the pictures when you posted them. Great job on the jeep. I told my exp. You made your comments. People asked for pictures of my jeep flexed. I provided them. Simple lift on a budget. Its info to help the OP make his decision.... thats what the forum is for right?
03-13-2013 07:35 AM
Imped
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Originally Posted by Aleater View Post
Scroll back and re-read..... do you really expect me to repeat the thread for you?
Do you really think my question was that shallow? Please refer to post #31. If you'd like refreshed pictures I'd be happy to oblige.
03-13-2013 07:31 AM
UFOtestpilot
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So what are those pictures supposed to be showing again? Maybe I'm missing something.....
Duh, that when one side of the axle goes up, the other side goes down, and the jeep will twist it's self to balance in between space and time.
03-13-2013 07:24 AM
Aleater Scroll back and re-read..... do you really expect me to repeat the thread for you?
03-13-2013 07:16 AM
Imped So what are those pictures supposed to be showing again? Maybe I'm missing something.....
03-12-2013 11:39 PM
Jeeplover1 Simple alot of money or little bit of money
03-12-2013 11:36 PM
cully Alot of good infomation on this thread. After running the including rough country shocks for a bit I may have to try some Fox shocks from Currie. I installed their tie rod system and my rubicon drives like a new rig!
03-12-2013 10:30 PM
2003 wrangler Thats pretty impressive thanks for sharing I just installed my currie 4 lift so im excited to get it flexed out for the first time lol.
03-12-2013 07:54 PM
Aleater However this is the first time ive flexed it since i got the 33's on. Found out i will need to extend the bump stops a little.
03-12-2013 07:52 PM
Aleater Took me some time but this is what im getting with a short arm suspension.
03-09-2013 06:53 PM
Savvy Off Road
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Originally Posted by Full Spool View Post
What specifics/model to use for stock placement, 4 inch suspension lift?
We get the 643 and 645 models and valve them for TJ/LJ.
03-09-2013 06:42 PM
Full Spool
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Originally Posted by Savvy Off Road View Post
The Fox IFP shocks are the best value for the money.
What specifics/model to use for stock placement, 4 inch suspension lift?
03-09-2013 05:33 PM
Savvy Off Road The Fox IFP shocks are the best value for the money. Ride is a subjective component and really depends on what you do with your Jeep and your driving habits. Some people like Bilstein while others Rancho and many like Fox. For me these are all good shocks and offer good warranties. Compare them physically side by side and you will instantly see the difference in build quality.

Price wise they are all very close in cost.

Hands down Fox IFP shocks win in the build quality. Aluminum bodies transfer the heat from the oil quicker. The machined ends and coated hardware. The Fox can also be revalved or valved differently.
03-09-2013 02:19 AM
PHILDABEAST Nothing that I'm aware of. Just the same vehicle specific Fox's that a lot of other places carry as far as I know.
03-09-2013 02:08 AM
JReed615
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Originally Posted by PHILDABEAST View Post
Just sayin bds sells the fox 2.0's
True. What's the difference?
03-09-2013 12:33 AM
PHILDABEAST Just sayin bds sells the fox 2.0's
03-09-2013 12:27 AM
JReed615
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Originally Posted by PHILDABEAST View Post
All I can recommend is to make sure you get the right length, don't necessarily go by what size lift they say they fit. Measure twice and buy once. And I think bds usually has them chespest online at $105 each, I bought mine local for considerably cheaper so shop around.
I'm trying to stay away from BDS. It's not bad quality, but I'm gonna upgrade. I'm gonna go with either savvy or metalcloak springs, I haven't decided yet
03-09-2013 12:21 AM
PHILDABEAST All I can recommend is to make sure you get the right length, don't necessarily go by what size lift they say they fit. Measure twice and buy once. And I think bds usually has them chespest online at $105 each, I bought mine local for considerably cheaper so shop around.
03-09-2013 12:13 AM
JReed615
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Originally Posted by PHILDABEAST View Post

Yes the 2.0 without res. Imo they ride extremely well on road and off. They seemed extremely stiff while I was installing them which had me worried but I can't complain about the ride at all. My lj isn't my dd since I have a company truck but I drive it every chance I get and take off road often, and as soon as I hit dirt it gets driven like a trophy truck or at least an ultra4 car and the Fox's have far outlasted the last 2 sets of shocks I ran.
That's great to hear. I'm definitely get them now, along with some new springs at some point. I'm afraid I'm gonna wear out my seats from bouncing so much in them
03-09-2013 12:10 AM
PHILDABEAST
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Originally Posted by JReed615 View Post

You have the fox 2.0's right (without the res)? Do they ride rough? Handle bumps well?
Yes the 2.0 without res. Imo they ride extremely well on road and off. They seemed extremely stiff while I was installing them which had me worried but I can't complain about the ride at all. My lj isn't my dd since I have a company truck but I drive it every chance I get and take off road often, and as soon as I hit dirt it gets driven like a trophy truck or at least an ultra4 car and the Fox's have far outlasted the last 2 sets of shocks I ran.
03-08-2013 11:36 PM
JReed615
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Originally Posted by PHILDABEAST View Post
People seem to like the bilstiens so much its almost got me curious enough to try a set, but I can get Fox's so cheap I think they'd be hard to beat for the price.
You have the fox 2.0's right (without the res)? Do they ride rough? Handle bumps well?
03-08-2013 11:34 PM
PHILDABEAST People seem to like the bilstiens so much its almost got me curious enough to try a set, but I can get Fox's so cheap I think they'd be hard to beat for the price.
03-08-2013 11:27 PM
JReed615
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Originally Posted by PHILDABEAST View Post

Lol! I wasn't cool enough for bilstiens so I went with fox instead. I liked my OME's ok, liked my teraflex 9500's even more, but I love my Fox's.
Good to hear you like them. I will go the same route eventually. I have BDS shocks now and I don't like the ride at all. I was going to get Bilstein, but I changed my mind.
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