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Yesterday 11:23 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
Quote:
Originally Posted by RKCWLER View Post
I like what you are doing here to get more travel flex to bump. And now that I see your half a$$ build thread, I've been playing a lot of ping-pong.
Yeah I need to center my rear axle more, so I ordered some heims and I need to pick up some tubing for the actual bar
Yesterday 11:19 PM
RKCWLER
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Originally Posted by iwaxmyjimmy View Post
Funny think about my springs, they are almost the same length the fronts unseat about 3/4" out back I haven't been able to fully flex it since building the control arm skids. But it should use about 11" of my travel. The lower retainers are easy, the uppers are gonna take some brain power but shouldn't be to bad. I'm going to build new shock towers up front out of 1/8 plate and try and make them fancy. I'll let you know how that goes. And I'm running $30 shocks lol
I like what you are doing here to get more travel flex to bump. And now that I see your half a$$ build thread, I've been playing a lot of ping-pong.
Yesterday 09:59 PM
Serg5000
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Originally Posted by iwaxmyjimmy View Post
How much are one of those small propane torches?
I have no idea. I will check tomorrow.

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Originally Posted by JoeBot13 View Post
Have you pulled any codes off of it? I think it would give you a code if it's the sensor.

I've never tested a sensor individually but I have replaced one with a bad code, it was easy enough. I also think that a bad MAP sensor can trick the O2s to running rich. Hopefully this problem gets flushed out, I feel your frustration.
That is part of the problem. Zero codes. Swapping out an O2 sensor would a piece of cake. I just don't want to buy one if it's not needed.

The MAP sensor I tested twice. It's good. I will keep you guy's updated as to what progress if any I make tomorrow.
Yesterday 09:38 PM
JoeBot13
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Originally Posted by Serg5000 View Post
I have been doing some reading and I found that what you mentioned here could also be a reason for whats going on. Problem is I don't know how to test an O2. I seen a video suggesting the use of a torch, I don't have a torch.
Have you pulled any codes off of it? I think it would give you a code if it's the sensor.

I've never tested a sensor individually but I have replaced one with a bad code, it was easy enough. I also think that a bad MAP sensor can trick the O2s to running rich. Hopefully this problem gets flushed out, I feel your frustration.
Yesterday 07:45 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by Serg5000 View Post
I have been doing some reading and I found that what you mentioned here could also be a reason for whats going on. Problem is I don't know how to test an O2. I seen a video suggesting the use of a torch, I don't have a torch.
How much are one of those small propane torches?
Yesterday 07:42 PM
Serg5000
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Originally Posted by JoeBot13 View Post
Serg have you checked the emissions? Bad O2 sensors or clogged catalytic converter?
I have been doing some reading and I found that what you mentioned here could also be a reason for whats going on. Problem is I don't know how to test an O2. I seen a video suggesting the use of a torch, I don't have a torch.
Yesterday 07:36 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by JoeBot13 View Post
You do the front and rear? I bumpstopped the front and measured the shocks to act as a limiter ... my springs don't unload any more ... It's just enough to keep tension on the springs at max droop ... I just lost about .5" of uptravel from the bumpstops. This last trip out to Calico confirmed it. I'm good for a while with my travel lengths, although I already have in the back of my mind going for 12" but that is going to require new springs ... I have these ones pushed far as they can go.
Funny think about my springs, they are almost the same length the fronts unseat about 3/4" out back I haven't been able to fully flex it since building the control arm skids. But it should use about 11" of my travel. The lower retainers are easy, the uppers are gonna take some brain power but shouldn't be to bad. I'm going to build new shock towers up front out of 1/8 plate and try and make them fancy. I'll let you know how that goes. And I'm running $30 shocks lol
Yesterday 07:21 PM
Zombiehunta666
Yesterday 07:21 PM
Zombiehunta666
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Originally Posted by calijudo View Post
Haha thanks
No worries...
Yesterday 06:48 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by Ditchdoc View Post
Yeap, just not as good as I think I am.
Practice makes perfect
Yesterday 06:28 PM
calijudo
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Originally Posted by Zombiehunta666 View Post



Black JKU. Yull fit right in with this crowd.
Haha thanks
Yesterday 05:57 PM
SoCalRubicon
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Originally Posted by Zombiehunta666 View Post



Black JKU. Yull fit right in with this crowd.
Yesterday 05:54 PM
Ditchdoc
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Originally Posted by Zombiehunta666 View Post
Better get in warp speed. Rubicons in July mate...
The only thing I can't outrun is the mighty dollar.
Yesterday 05:44 PM
Ditchdoc
Quote:
Originally Posted by iwaxmyjimmy View Post
You can weld and stuff right?
Yeap, just not as good as I think I am.
Yesterday 05:39 PM
JoeBot13
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Originally Posted by iwaxmyjimmy View Post
The lower spring retainers came out great, and cheap btw lol
You do the front and rear? I bumpstopped the front and measured the shocks to act as a limiter ... my springs don't unload any more ... It's just enough to keep tension on the springs at max droop ... I just lost about .5" of uptravel from the bumpstops. This last trip out to Calico confirmed it. I'm good for a while with my travel lengths, although I already have in the back of my mind going for 12" but that is going to require new springs ... I have these ones pushed far as they can go.
Yesterday 05:28 PM
Zombiehunta666
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Originally Posted by Ditchdoc View Post
Smog check passed dmv done. It's a new chapter in the jeeps life.
Better get in warp speed. Rubicons in July mate...
Yesterday 05:27 PM
Zombiehunta666
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Originally Posted by calijudo View Post
Hi socal jeepers. I'm a newb to this forum and forums in general. I just ordered a 2.5" teraflex coil lift with fox shocks and hub centric wheel spacers. I also ordered a front bumper and side steps both smitttbilt. I will install the lift this friday with my dad. I will be following the teraflex install video. Basically I'm just requesting any tips as far as greasing or lubing anything; or any other important factors I should take care of while I do the install. Also I live in covina so if anybody wants to have a jeep meet or even help me out with my install I would appreciate it. Thanks jeepers, after two years I'm excited to finally give my jeep some love!


Black JKU. Yull fit right in with this crowd.
Yesterday 05:25 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by JoeBot13 View Post
. *EDIT* Make sure that you seat the springs properly. There is a little notch in the spring mount that you need to set the end of the springs into. If you skip this step your springs will move around and cause all sorts of racket and you run the risks of popping a spring. Found this out the hard way lol
The lower spring retainers came out great, and cheap btw lol
Yesterday 05:22 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by Ditchdoc View Post
It be stretched as far back and forward as the fuel tank and steering will allow me too. The lift kit has front coil overs with hoops. The rear is just springs and shocks. I may outboard later.
You can weld and stuff right?
Yesterday 05:20 PM
JoeBot13
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Originally Posted by Serg5000 View Post
Thank you and everyone who offered input on this issue. Just wish I could pin point the issue.
At least it's not a carb ... last time I took one of those apart I marked every single vacuum tube, then double checked, and still ended up with extra tubes when I put it back together ...
Yesterday 05:15 PM
Serg5000
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Originally Posted by iwaxmyjimmy View Post
Yeah if I was there I wouldn't mind helping you out, it's hard to try and diagnose stuff thru a forum lol
Thank you and everyone who offered input on this issue. Just wish I could pin point the issue.
Yesterday 05:14 PM
JoeBot13
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Originally Posted by calijudo View Post
This is very helpful. Thank you! I will post pics soon!
Of course. I added a couple things after you read it:

Just make sure that your springs are seating properly...line it up with the notch in the spring mounts

And if you plan on running the stock track bar for now ... check the torque after the lift ... it should be 125lbs on the axle and frame side ... the axle side is easy but the frame side will probably take two people

Or just have whoever aligns it check the torque for you ...
Yesterday 05:12 PM
calijudo
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeff_in_rc View Post

Your just learning grasshopper!

Just
Empty
Every
Pocket

Have fun with your install and remember, good luck, we are ALL counting on you!
Haha. Seems like every path of modifying my jeep leads to another path of expenses. I don't think my jeep will ever be fully completed! But I can only get it closer. Thanks! I will posts pics soon.
Yesterday 05:09 PM
calijudo
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Originally Posted by JoeBot13 View Post

Welcome to the forum!

2.5" "shouldn't" require changing much of anything. Anything more than that you are gonna have to start replacing things. The lift itself is super easy ... basically you just disconnect the shocks and sway bars and drop your axle down (mind your brake lines and axle breather tube) until the old springs pop off. The new springs are going to be a little tight to get in there ... I had to step on my axle to push it down just enough ... if you have a spring compressor it will be a lot easier but it's not necessary. When you take off your old shocks the front top bolt is prone to rust over ... I had to cut mine off. Teraflex has a pretty concise set of instructions so it should be fairly easy.

It is advisable to get it aligned after you do the lift. They will recenter the steering wheel like Kenny said as well as check your toe. I didn't have much change after my lift to the steering, but my axle is slightly off center now. I still have my stock track bar, the only problem I have now is that my bumpstops rub my springs at full flex. You "shouldn't" need an adjustable tracbar just yet ... but if you start getting the deathwobble ... it's a common culprit and you might as well just bight the bullet then. Currie makes a good one for a decent price.

While you have your axles at full droop after you pull the springs make sure that the driveshaft doesn't rub against the skid plates ... that's a common problem with lifted 4 Doors.

Have fun! Post pics when you're done.
This is very helpful. Thank you! I will post pics soon!
Yesterday 05:02 PM
jeff_in_rc
Quote:
Originally Posted by calijudo View Post
So I have more money to spend?
Your just learning grasshopper!

Just
Empty
Every
Pocket

Have fun with your install and remember, good luck, we are ALL counting on you!
Yesterday 05:01 PM
JoeBot13
Quote:
Originally Posted by calijudo View Post
Hi socal jeepers. I'm a newb to this forum and forums in general. I just ordered a 2.5" teraflex coil lift with fox shocks and hub centric wheel spacers. I also ordered a front bumper and side steps both smitttbilt. I will install the lift this friday with my dad. I will be following the teraflex install video. Basically I'm just requesting any tips as far as greasing or lubing anything; or any other important factors I should take care of while I do the install. Also I live in covina so if anybody wants to have a jeep meet or even help me out with my install I would appreciate it. Thanks jeepers, after two years I'm excited to finally give my jeep some love!
Welcome to the forum!


2.5inches "shouldn't" require changing much of anything. Anything more than that you are gonna have to start replacing things. The lift itself is super easy ... basically you just disconnect the shocks and sway bars and drop your axle down (mind your brake lines and axle breather tube) until the old springs pop off. The new springs are going to be a little tight to get in there ... I had to step on my axle to push it down just enough ... if you have a spring compressor it will be a lot easier but it's not necessary. When you take off your old shocks the front top bolt is prone to rust over ... I had to cut mine off. Teraflex has a pretty concise set of instructions so it should be fairly easy.


It is advisable to get it aligned after you do the lift. They will recenter the steering wheel like Kenny said as well as check your toe. I didn't have much change after my lift to the steering, but my axle is slightly off center now. I still have my stock track bar, the only problem I have now is that my bumpstops rub my springs at full flex. You "shouldn't" need an adjustable tracbar just yet ... but if you start getting the deathwobble ... the tracbar is a common culprit and you might as well just bite the bullet and get one at that point. Currie makes a good one for a decent price. In the meantime just make sure it's torqued properly... 125 lbs


While you have your axles at full droop after you pull the springs make sure that the driveshaft doesn't rub against the skid plates ... that's a common problem with lifted 4 Doors.


Have fun! Post pics when you're done.

*EDIT* Make sure that you seat the springs properly. There is a little notch in the spring mount that you need to set the end of the springs into. If you skip this step your springs will move around and cause all sorts of racket and you run the risks of popping a spring. Found this out the hard way lol
Yesterday 04:55 PM
Ditchdoc
Quote:
Originally Posted by iwaxmyjimmy View Post
Oh the easiest way is to find an old military surplus CUCV and rob the drive train. 4.56 gears 1 tons, Detroit rear, and a 32 spline np205 tcase. The th400 needs to have a different governer spring changed out to use with a gas engine or it will shift at like 2800rpm. Are you gonna stretch it? Because those style drivetrain a get a little long.
It be stretched as far back and forward as the fuel tank and steering will allow me too. The lift kit has front coil overs with hoops. The rear is just springs and shocks. I may outboard later.
Yesterday 04:51 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by calijudo View Post
So I have more money to spend? Haha thanks. I will definetly look into it. I want to do it right the first time.
You can get by without it but your jeep will drive a little funky
Yesterday 04:48 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by Ditchdoc View Post
I'm finding more passenger drops and cheap too. The problem is I have to change transfercase now too. I was planning on going with some frankincase that Steve puts together at a later date. All this gears and splines making my head hurt. It's not like I have a gillion dollars to use as crazy glue.

Oh the easiest way is to find an old military surplus CUCV and rob the drive train. 4.56 gears 1 tons, Detroit rear, and a 32 spline np205 tcase. The th400 needs to have a different governer spring changed out to use with a gas engine or it will shift at like 2800rpm. Are you gonna stretch it? Because those style drivetrain a get a little long.

Edit: they were from 85-88 and it was a 208 or 205 I believe don't quote me on it though
Yesterday 04:44 PM
calijudo
Quote:
Originally Posted by iwaxmyjimmy View Post

Might want to look into an adjustable track bar too to center the front axle.
So I have more money to spend? Haha thanks. I will definetly look into it. I want to do it right the first time.
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