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Today 06:18 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
OK all the HO HO HO stuff is over.. I bought this bumper for my jeep. https://www.purejeep.com/proddetail.php?prod=PJ1005 Now I need to buy my winch, then my new lift. I am fighting myself over the Long, short arguments. I am leaning towards the RK pro long arm 3 link kit. http://www.rockkrawler.com/ProductDe...Code=RKJK35ORP But i am just not certain I will ever use it hard enough to warrant it. Maybe I could just get by with the normal 8 short arms to replace my 4 used RK short arms with stock uppers. New springs either way to go with the new 12 inch shocks. Anyone got some feed back. You all know I have to buy it so building my own is out of the question. I can have Stan build me a killer one but it is a lot of work to do what kenny did which costs big bucks. i'm also going to 37's with headlocks. Looking at the Rock Monsters right now.
Personally I fancy how Savvy has refined the Currie kit. They do offer the parts to run the 3 link front, all though I'm pretty sure Stan can get you a killer deal on a RK long arm kit. 12" of shock travel doesn't warrant long arms in my book, since the 24" lower front arms and 20" long lower rear arms. A rear 3 link on a RK kit does flex well, but needs a heavy rate anti rock bar to keep things stable. They lean like a nobodies business, Stan can attest to that. Look at any pictures of the big yellow 4 door on an RTI ramp, rear is working a lot more than the front which just aint my thing. Not taking away from Stan's setup, I just the front doing its thing first.


Biggest word of advice I feel that I can offer, maximizing travel within the spring parameters and using added bumpstops only for tire clearance. Bumpstops to fix a shock from bottoming out is the wrong answer. I don't care who you are, using a 12" travel shock you will unseat a RK spring on a JK, I'll even put money on it. Curries are considerably longer free length and I believe the fronts can handle 15" of travel and 13" out back without unseating. MetalCloak makes good stuff too. I personally like the ride of their springs but haven't rode in a Savvy/Currie setup yet. Personally, Cloak/Currie springs, Savvy arms(front 3 link), and Get someone to properly valve some good 12" travel shocks and you'll me more than happy.

But I really am on the verge of stretching the front, ORI struts, and sucking up all the mounts to be even with the bottom of the frame or axle tube. Smooth like butter is what I like lol
Today 05:22 PM
Dougzin
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Originally Posted by Socaltrailrider View Post

Nice!... Regarding suspension just take a look at Gerald's (Savvy Offroad) JKU he has it on Savvy's 4in. mid arm lift with King adjustable shocks. And those Rock Monsters have got to be the sexiest looking bead locks on earth but do weight a ton though.
I personally don't like the rock monster bead locks, my only reason is those bolts stick out and one more thing to get hung up on and if you end up breaking one off etc. That's just my .02 though. My dad loves his ATX slabs, I love my Trail Readys. I've heard a lot of good things about Racelines also.
Today 05:21 PM
Gunner I'll go check it out. I thought they just used currie stuff.
Today 05:13 PM
Socaltrailrider
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Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
OK all the HO HO HO stuff is over.. I bought this bumper for my jeep. https://www.purejeep.com/proddetail.php?prod=PJ1005 Now I need to buy my winch, then my new lift. I am fighting myself over the Long, short arguments. I am leaning towards the RK pro long arm 3 link kit. http://www.rockkrawler.com/ProductDe...Code=RKJK35ORP But i am just not certain I will ever use it hard enough to warrant it. Maybe I could just get by with the normal 8 short arms to replace my 4 used RK short arms with stock uppers. New springs either way to go with the new 12 inch shocks. Anyone got some feed back. You all know I have to buy it so building my own is out of the question. I can have Stan build me a killer one but it is a lot of work to do what kenny did which costs big bucks. i'm also going to 37's with headlocks. Looking at the Rock Monsters right now.
Nice!... Regarding suspension just take a look at Gerald's (Savvy Offroad) JKU he has it on Savvy's 4in. mid arm lift with King adjustable shocks. And those Rock Monsters have got to be the sexiest looking bead locks on earth but do weight a ton though.
Today 04:56 PM
Gunner OK all the HO HO HO stuff is over.. I bought this bumper for my jeep.

https://www.purejeep.com/proddetail.php?prod=PJ1005

Now I need to buy my winch, then my new lift. I am fighting myself over the Long, short arguments. I am leaning towards the RK pro long arm 3 link kit.

http://www.rockkrawler.com/ProductDe...Code=RKJK35ORP

But i am just not certain I will ever use it hard enough to warrant it. Maybe I could just get by with the normal 8 short arms to replace my 4 used RK short arms with stock uppers. New springs either way to go with the new 12 inch shocks. Anyone got some feed back. You all know I have to buy it so building my own is out of the question. I can have Stan build me a killer one but it is a lot of work to do what kenny did which costs big bucks. i'm also going to 37's with headlocks. Looking at the Rock Monsters right now.
Today 04:13 PM
Serg5000 Hello everyone.

I'm hoping everyone had a great time with family and friends.
Yesterday 04:35 PM
tkfx
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Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
Dude your Jeep is becoming a total Bad Ass.
Thanks Gunner!



Merry Christmas Jeepers! Hope everyone has a great holiday and stays safe wheelin!
Yesterday 01:54 PM
Heuster Merry Christmas So Cal!

Patrick
Yesterday 11:41 AM
Gunner
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Originally Posted by tkfx View Post
Got some cool mirrors installed! I was lucky to get the first ever pair on my jeep (Well Campbell Racing got only one)! What makes them so special is that they are spring-loaded, so if they hit something like a tree or a rock cliff, they deform and snap back into place instead of breaking off.

Dude your Jeep is becoming a total Bad Ass.
Yesterday 11:40 AM
Gunner Merry Christmas to everyone. Enjoy the day.
Yesterday 11:11 AM
XJ_Phil Merry Christmas everybody................& a Happy New Year too!!!!
Yesterday 11:06 AM
Dougzin Merry Christmas y'all. Hope the tree has a ton of jeep parts under it
Yesterday 03:12 AM
RKCWLER Merry Christmas!
12-24-2014 11:45 PM
Moabrubi Hey if you want to sell your old drivers side mirror I need one! Broke mine off wheelin
12-24-2014 10:41 PM
tkfx
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Originally Posted by Socaltrailrider View Post

Nice!..I like how they mount to the windshield instead of the door so you can flip flop between full or half doors
And doorless without having to put on replacment mirrors!
12-24-2014 09:54 PM
Socaltrailrider
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Originally Posted by tkfx View Post
Got some cool mirrors installed! I was lucky to get the first ever pair on my jeep (Well Campbell Racing got only one)! What makes them so special is that they are spring-loaded, so if they hit something like a tree or a rock cliff, they deform and snap back into place instead of breaking off.
Nice!..I like how they mount to the windshield instead of the door so you can flip flop between full or half doors
12-24-2014 09:25 PM
tkfx Got some cool mirrors installed! I was lucky to get the first ever pair on my jeep (Well Campbell Racing got only one)! What makes them so special is that they are spring-loaded, so if they hit something like a tree or a rock cliff, they deform and snap back into place instead of breaking off.

12-24-2014 08:35 PM
goin camping Merry Christmas everyone!
12-24-2014 08:29 PM
goin camping
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Originally Posted by Serg5000 View Post
Well, she's mine.

A 1965 Stevens M416.
Congrats on the trailer.

I grabbed a 67 Johnson. Had a tailgate put on it. A lot easier to load and unload.

I've been using it to move and haul but it will be set to do that and camp.

Let me know if you want the military taillights. A buddy sells military stuff and they are water proof and pretty durable.

Arn't short trailers a joy to back up?
12-24-2014 06:24 PM
Woody3 Merry Christmas from the Woody family to yours. We hope you all have a wonderful day and New Year.
12-24-2014 04:04 PM
jeff_in_rc X3 from Jeff and his family!

Merry Christmas!
12-24-2014 03:59 PM
XJ_Phil X2 from XJ_Phil & his Flock...........Merry Christmas Y'all
12-24-2014 03:04 PM
WOKNROX I hope everyone has a Very Merry Christmas and good health fines you well and good for the new year.

From the WOKNROX family. .
SteveO!
12-24-2014 12:31 PM
Aftahour Good morning Jeff and fellow forum members. Also a merry Christmas. I'll be at work tomorrow!
12-24-2014 12:26 PM
jeff_in_rc Good morning everyone!
12-23-2014 04:29 PM
Ditchdoc Look up Australian built stuff. They have mastered living off road South Africa too have some crazy geniuses ways to live off the trail.
12-23-2014 03:00 PM
RKCWLER I would like to make a nice camp trailer behind the jeep. I have a harbor freight in pieces right now. I would like to make a teardrop type where you could sleep in it and have the cooking on the rear.
12-23-2014 02:30 PM
Gunner Those trailers look sweet. All I see is camping rigs in the rough.
I love talking engines. I really miss it. I worked for a Winston West nascar engine shop for a while. I was very surprised to find out the they didn't have many tricks I already knew. It was a fun career.
12-23-2014 10:16 AM
Moabrubi
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Originally Posted by Serg5000 View Post
for now I'm just going to use it to haul firewood. The one issue I see is the lack of tailgate. I might put one in. Other then that I'm not doing anything. Yet that is.
At least you said yet, because I said the same thing. The reason I got the Bantam is the factory tailgate.

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Originally Posted by R8DRIZD View Post

Looks good JC!
Thanks man.

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Originally Posted by WOKNROX View Post
The new drivers side mirror looks nice too!
Lol I still haven't gotten one, I've just been moving the mirror from the full doors around.
12-23-2014 09:17 AM
WOKNROX The new drivers side mirror looks nice too!
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