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Today 02:23 AM
tkfx
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Originally Posted by iwaxmyjimmy View Post

Man I don't remember it, was that the run i did with one rear shock?
Lol I busted my front shock in Calico when my spring popped out and I didnt put it in after a couple obstacles
Today 01:54 AM
bbarron88 Hey fellow SoCali's! New to the forum and from Fullerton CA. So glad to see this thread dedicated to SoCal.

Any of you guys going off-roading for New Years? We were thinking of heading out to Rasor Road for a few days unless there's a jeep gathering elsewhere we can join...
Today 12:00 AM
PhilNDebsJK Hi Bob!
Yesterday 11:57 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by JoeBot13 View Post
Ha I remember that. And I'm usually such a sweet guy! LMAO

Man I don't remember it, was that the run i did with one rear shock?
Yesterday 11:52 PM
JoeBot13
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Originally Posted by R8DRIZD View Post
Don't know if it was you Jimmy or not but I remember a group of people from fort Irwin came out to join the group. A blue bone stock jeep with a broken shock tearing it up and pushing forward. A bunch of not so nice jeeps coming down as we were going up when Mo's lockers failed and we had to turn him around. Joebot almost popped the big mouth guy in the jaw. Good times.
Ha I remember that. And I'm usually such a sweet guy! LMAO
Yesterday 10:34 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by R8DRIZD View Post
You finished with a broken shock.
I did do a run with just one rear shock right after i got my jeep back but i was running a lift and a few other things.
Yesterday 10:15 PM
R8DRIZD
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Originally Posted by R8DRIZD View Post

You finished with a broken shock.
Don't know if it was you Jimmy or not but I remember a group of people from fort Irwin came out to join the group. A blue bone stock jeep with a broken shock tearing it up and pushing forward. A bunch of not so nice jeeps coming down as we were going up when Mo's lockers failed and we had to turn him around. Joebot almost popped the big mouth guy in the jaw. Good times.
Yesterday 09:54 PM
Dougzin Lol Ole Jimmy Waxer is just talking trash we're good buddies. But thanks R8drized my jeep and o have grown a long way in the last 2 years. I remember being terrified of Calico and now I'm itching for some of the hardest stuff out in JV. It has been an absolute blast and I've met some great people yourself included. By far the best hobby/sport to be a part of
Yesterday 09:50 PM
R8DRIZD
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Originally Posted by iwaxmyjimmy View Post

He's still a homo lol he has learned a lot the past 2 years. Remember him getting strapped up one of the duran falls on my first run with my bone stock rubicon lol
You finished with a broken shock.
Yesterday 09:27 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by R8DRIZD View Post
Doug, your jeep is unrecognizable from the WF calico video I watched last night. It took you almost 3 minutes to go down one of the waterfalls. You've come a long way young man.
He's still a homo lol he has learned a lot the past 2 years. Remember him getting strapped up one of the duran falls on my first run with my bone stock rubicon lol
Yesterday 08:31 PM
R8DRIZD
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Originally Posted by Dougzin View Post

Yesterday was less of a struggle going than what I thought the swampers I'm running now are pretty damn bald, but at 5 psi I guess they had no choice but to grip lol. I ordered some new Swampers bias ply iroks that should be here this week.
Doug, your jeep is unrecognizable from the WF calico video I watched last night. It took you almost 3 minutes to go down one of the waterfalls. You've come a long way young man.
Yesterday 07:43 PM
Dougzin
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Originally Posted by tkfx View Post

Nice! Can't wait to try the gatekeep!
Yesterday was less of a struggle going than what I thought the swampers I'm running now are pretty damn bald, but at 5 psi I guess they had no choice but to grip lol. I ordered some new Swampers bias ply iroks that should be here this week.
Yesterday 07:27 PM
tkfx
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Originally Posted by Dougzin View Post
Figured I'd share with y'all what I thought was a pretty cool picture of me conquering the gatekeeper yesterday. Was a beautiful day for sure. And we didn't have near the excitement Rick's run did.
Nice! Can't wait to try the gatekeep!
Yesterday 06:56 PM
Dougzin Figured I'd share with y'all what I thought was a pretty cool picture of me conquering the gatekeeper yesterday. Was a beautiful day for sure. And we didn't have near the excitement Rick's run did.
Yesterday 05:25 PM
Gunner Makes sense that a bump stop would have a lower duty cycle than a shock. I would guess that my speed bumps might get pretty hot on a long fast bumpy road. They are just compressing foam inside two aluminum cans. But they do seem to help quite a bit.
Yesterday 04:14 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
So i've been following on this discussion about bumps and I am wondering just how do they keep them cool in a race. I don't see either the air or oil ones with remote res unless i'm just not reading deeply enough. But I did notice a pretty significant difference in comfort and speed when I added the speed bumps to my Jeep over factory bump's. But only on higher speed trails where it got into Whoop's. There was a much more controlled feel when the suspension bottom's out and now with the 2.5's it is even better.
Think about it like this, you're shock moves alot more than air/hydro bumps. You're not using your bumps the whole time. So no need for reservoirs. Hell people with jeeps on coilovers didn't run any air/hydro bumps up until a few years ago now it's a big trend for them. Then again most people going to coilovers now are kinda cobbling things together and not building balanced suspensions. Manufacturers are just trying to make 12" coilovers fit without having to cut to much. People think its cool to have race jeep stuff on a mall crawler.


What I'm getting at, saw some big money JKs this weekend running 3" King coilovers. On the rear they were at almost a 35 degree angle. Just curious but what the hell is the point of that? Dampen the movement of the axle moving backwards? A well thought out suspension utilizing 50/50 travel hell even 45/55 travel you won't be riding on bumps much unless you're jumping 3 foot whoops and hard/really hard landings. Sometimes a 12" travel shock aint what you need because you'll be running so much bumpstop you've got 2" of up travel.
Yesterday 04:09 PM
tkfx
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Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
So i've been following on this discussion about bumps and I am wondering just how do they keep them cool in a race. I don't see either the air or oil ones with remote res unless i'm just not reading deeply enough. But I did notice a pretty significant difference in comfort and speed when I added the speed bumps to my Jeep over factory bump's. But only on higher speed trails where it got into Whoop's. There was a much more controlled feel when the suspension bottom's out and now with the 2.5's it is even better.
I think they stay cool better then shocks because the bumps are only being used at near full bump. When they arent bottoming out they have a chance to cool. Where as the shocks are always compressing and rebounding at all times when the vehicle is moving. Thats my theory on it.
Yesterday 03:37 PM
Gunner So i've been following on this discussion about bumps and I am wondering just how do they keep them cool in a race. I don't see either the air or oil ones with remote res unless i'm just not reading deeply enough. But I did notice a pretty significant difference in comfort and speed when I added the speed bumps to my Jeep over factory bump's. But only on higher speed trails where it got into Whoop's. There was a much more controlled feel when the suspension bottom's out and now with the 2.5's it is even better.
Yesterday 02:56 PM
R8DRIZD
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Originally Posted by Aftahour View Post
ill keep an eye out on fb. There's a few pages on there that sells items. What's your budget bud.
No budget...just need the doors.
Yesterday 02:29 PM
Aftahour
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Originally Posted by R8DRIZD View Post
Anyone know where I might pick up a pair of 97 TJ hard doors? Color is not important. Thanks, Nick
ill keep an eye out on fb. There's a few pages on there that sells items. What's your budget bud.
Yesterday 01:43 PM
tkfx
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Originally Posted by Ditchdoc View Post
What's still open in hungry valley? I haven't been there in while.
Everything as far I saw was open. Didnt see anything closed.
Yesterday 01:41 PM
Ditchdoc What's still open in hungry valley? I haven't been there in while.
Yesterday 02:18 AM
tkfx That didn't take long to change my mind . As for which type of bumpstop ill use, either the synergy budget cans, or the ones linked above this post will largely be determined by the gap between the frame and the axle, and currently it is pretty big.

Thanks guys!
Yesterday 01:55 AM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by tkfx View Post
Dam, I didn't think about the possibility of a internal bypass coilover. I did some searching and couldn't find any Fox internal bypass coilovers in the 2.0 flavor, only in the 2.5. Even King starts their IB Coilovers from 2.5 and up. I wonder if it really is internal bypassed or if they just put it on text just because. The reason I don't want to run the factory style pad and bump is because of space limitations. If I wanted to do it right where I would be able to upgrade to hydros down the line, I would have to use bump cans paired with this: POLY PERFORMANCE OFF-ROAD PARTS┬*::┬*Suspension┬*::┬*Bump Stops & Mounts┬*::┬*Synergy Budget Bump Stop Which is effectively a rubber and pad, but a hybrid between a hydro and a rubber bumpstop. Can't disagree with you here. Today at Hungry Valley I took a deep pit too fast and bottomed out my front shocks, luckly I started braking right before I hit so I didn't damage the shock.
I wasn't saying it was an internal bypass coilover, pretty sure they would have mentioned that in the 4 page article on it. You dont have room for a 2" by 2" bumpstop pad above the diff and possibly build off of the upper control arm mount on the other side? Don't get stuck thinking it has to be right by the shock, right on the tube for the axle. But bumpstops should have gotten figured out a long time ago when you first set up your coilovers. Personally air/hydro bumps are a waste if youre not trying to think you're in the KOH. I get it you might hit some chop or wild hair up your ass going down a fire road, but thats not what they are meant for. Some of the race car tech is wayyyy too much overkill for what anyone needs, especially if you're building a rig for rock crawling.



God I could fit these damn near anywhere http://m.summitracing.com/parts/ens-9-9137g

Proper valving of your coilovers and you could make them just kiss them. But that will take a lot of research and some know how.
Yesterday 01:28 AM
tkfx
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Originally Posted by iwaxmyjimmy View Post
Just to add do this, bypass shocks dont have hydraulic bumpstops built in. How some people tune them is to make them stiffen up through the compressions stroke of the shock. Closer it reaches up the stiffer it is to the point where it barely compress. Also I found an old Crawl magazine and found daddy long legs specs for you
Dam, I didn't think about the possibility of a internal bypass coilover. I did some searching and couldn't find any Fox internal bypass coilovers in the 2.0 flavor, only in the 2.5. Even King starts their IB Coilovers from 2.5 and up. I wonder if it really is internal bypassed or if they just put it on text just because.

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Originally Posted by iwaxmyjimmy View Post
Why not run a factory style foam one or even just small rubber ones? Air bumps/hydraulic bumpstops really are for like prerunning kinda stuff. But bottoming out a coilover just doesnt sound to great to me but I could see how if the travel is pretty 50/50 or so. Also i would double check on daddy long legs, believe the bumpstops are internal in his coilovers.
The reason I don't want to run the factory style pad and bump is because of space limitations. If I wanted to do it right where I would be able to upgrade to hydros down the line, I would have to use bump cans paired with this:

POLY PERFORMANCE OFF-ROAD PARTS┬*::┬*Suspension┬*::┬*Bump Stops & Mounts┬*::┬*Synergy Budget Bump Stop

Which is effectively a rubber and pad, but a hybrid between a hydro and a rubber bumpstop.

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Originally Posted by Ditchdoc View Post
I'm a believer in bump stops a limit straps not because you need them all the time but that one time you can't stop in time and bam you bottom out hard or eject a spring. They are fairly inexpensive and protect the high priced stuff.

Can't disagree with you here. Today at Hungry Valley I took a deep pit too fast and bottomed out my front shocks, luckly I started braking right before I hit so I didn't damage the shock.
Yesterday 12:12 AM
Ditchdoc I'm a believer in bump stops a limit straps not because you need them all the time but that one time you can't stop in time and bam you bottom out hard or eject a spring. They are fairly inexpensive and protect the high priced stuff.
Yesterday 12:05 AM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by tkfx View Post
Went out to Gorman today with a group led by Lorie to test out my LJ before I go balls deep into some harder trails. I was playing around in the practice area, specifically the big rock garden, and im impress with how I was able to handle those rocks without locking an axle. I can't wait to do some real rock crawling now that I know how my jeep will perform. Im going to post a video of the rock garden section that I recorded via my dashcam when I get home. Also, looking for your guys opinion, Im thinking of not running any bumpstops. Reason I say this is because I know of two LJs that run CO's and do primarily rock crawling (Rock Krawler Stretch LJ, and PSC Larry's orange LJ) and they do not have any bumpstops. Im thinking that they adjust their spring stop rings so that their main stiffer spring acts as a passive bumpstop. What do you guys think, is it worth the huge investment for bumpstops or is it manageable without them? (Also both LJs above don't have any bypass shocks with built in hydrobumps).
Just to add do this, bypass shocks dont have hydraulic bumpstops built in. How some people tune them is to make them stiffen up through the compressions stroke of the shock. Closer it reaches up the stiffer it is to the point where it barely compress. Also I found an old Crawl magazine and found daddy long legs specs for you


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12-27-2014 11:52 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by tkfx View Post
Went out to Gorman today with a group led by Lorie to test out my LJ before I go balls deep into some harder trails. I was playing around in the practice area, specifically the big rock garden, and im impress with how I was able to handle those rocks without locking an axle. I can't wait to do some real rock crawling now that I know how my jeep will perform. Im going to post a video of the rock garden section that I recorded via my dashcam when I get home. Also, looking for your guys opinion, Im thinking of not running any bumpstops. Reason I say this is because I know of two LJs that run CO's and do primarily rock crawling (Rock Krawler Stretch LJ, and PSC Larry's orange LJ) and they do not have any bumpstops. Im thinking that they adjust their spring stop rings so that their main stiffer spring acts as a passive bumpstop. What do you guys think, is it worth the huge investment for bumpstops or is it manageable without them? (Also both LJs above don't have any bypass shocks with built in hydrobumps).

Why not run a factory style foam one or even just small rubber ones? Air bumps/hydraulic bumpstops really are for like prerunning kinda stuff. But bottoming out a coilover just doesnt sound to great to me but I could see how if the travel is pretty 50/50 or so. Also i would double check on daddy long legs, believe the bumpstops are internal in his coilovers.
12-27-2014 11:34 PM
tkfx Went out to Gorman today with a group led by Lorie to test out my LJ before I go balls deep into some harder trails. I was playing around in the practice area, specifically the big rock garden, and im impress with how I was able to handle those rocks without locking an axle. I can't wait to do some real rock crawling now that I know how my jeep will perform. Im going to post a video of the rock garden section that I recorded via my dashcam when I get home.

Also, looking for your guys opinion, Im thinking of not running any bumpstops. Reason I say this is because I know of two LJs that run CO's and do primarily rock crawling (Rock Krawler Stretch LJ, and PSC Larry's orange LJ) and they do not have any bumpstops. Im thinking that they adjust their spring stop rings so that their main stiffer spring acts as a passive bumpstop. What do you guys think, is it worth the huge investment for bumpstops or is it manageable without them? (Also both LJs above don't have any bypass shocks with built in hydrobumps).
12-27-2014 11:15 PM
R8DRIZD
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Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
We had a flop on 2N17X today. No injuries but he flopped about 200 feet up a long narrow run with a big step. We had to winch him all the way down on his side and then right him. He drove it the rest of the way to trails end but he has about 10K of damages on a 2013 JK. No one got hurt and everyone helped.
Sounds like I missed another exciting run. Good to hear nobody was hurt. A good group of people hear on the WF. I truly enjoy wheeling with everyone.
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