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Old 05-09-2002, 09:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My Jeep's done (w/ pics)

Just in case you don't venture to gen 4x4 often, here's the link to my post.

thanks to everyone from this board who helped

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Old 05-09-2002, 09:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks good man.

How did you like how those 44044 springs came out?
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Old 05-09-2002, 09:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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How did you like how those 44044 springs came out?
They're TALL, but I like it. Definitely LOVE the added wheelbase with the extra height and width, it feels very stable. they actually ride really sweet too, not stiff at all. I can't wait to get them broke in, I can tell they'll flex like a sonofab!tch. Last night I got one tire about 40" in the air but I could tell they needed to be broke in to really flex well (like any leaf spring).

As it stands now I'm 84" tall and 84" wide, with about a 100" wheelbase.
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What backspacing did you go with?

I had a full width 44 with 38.5" SX's and 3 5/8" BS and was 85" wide.

Now with full width 60 2.5" BS and 39.5" TSL's I am 89"

Those springs will loosen up some after a few trips.
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Old 05-09-2002, 10:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Looks sweet man! Now I'm jealous........I gotta get mine done asap.......The 44044's really gave you some lift...WOW
Anything else added for lift? How much longer are your shackles?
AWESOME!!!!! Congrats!!!
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Old 05-09-2002, 10:51 AM   #6 (permalink)
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What backspacing did you go with?

I had a full width 44 with 38.5" SX's and 3 5/8" BS and was 85" wide.

Now with full width 60 2.5" BS and 39.5" TSL's I am 89"
I have 3.5" backspacing and 38x12.5 TSLs. I'm sure that with 38.5x14.5 SXs I'd be very close to 85-6" due to the sidewall buldge

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The 44044's really gave you some lift...WOW
Anything else added for lift? How much longer are your shackles?
I still have a 2" BL that I'm too lazy to remove (after spending 3 month in the garage working I want to stop ) My shackle are 5.75" hole to hole to allow for a 20 degree shackle angle.
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love it but

love the wb
love the width
but i think your steering sucks. why dont you change your pitman?

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Looks good!


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looks good but its way to tall lower that thing a little, or get 42's either way your to tall your gonna roll even with full widths.
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Old 05-09-2002, 03:31 PM   #11 (permalink)
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its nice to see sum big wheelers out there with the old 4-banger
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Man, I need to get busy.
Looks good Bigdude, nice work.
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Old 05-09-2002, 08:50 PM   #14 (permalink)
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looks good but its way to tall lower that thing a little
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but i think your steering sucks. why dont you change your pitman?
Thanks you bitch ass little newbie. You have your own rig or do you just ride the coat tails of others dumbf@ck.

I used a wagoneer pitman arm for the extra length over a YJ. The angle isn't that bad at all. I could get a waggie drop pitman for looks (drag link angle) but I'll see how this works out first. Is that OK with you? By the way it turns lock to lock and also turns well while flexed, so why does it suck considering it performs properly
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