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Old 01-30-2011, 08:51 AM   #126 (permalink)
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Sick build! Love the way that it turned out!
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:39 PM   #127 (permalink)
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Awesome rig man. I have to agree that this is one of the cleanest "big jeeps" I have seen.

As far as the ORIs... what are your lower pressures set at? I run 100 PSI in mine (the minimum recommended) and they are great on the trail, nice and soft for crawling, but body roll is an issue on the street and jumping it is... eh... They bottom out pretty hard and I have 5" of up travel, even with small jumps (a few feet in the air) it still lands hard.

I thought about raising the lowers' pressure just a touch, maybe 115 PSI or so. I know with 150 PSI (maximum is 200) they tend to bounce driving down the road; learned that from a customers rig. I was dealing with ORI directly when I bought mine, so I called for a suggestion and their response was that you cannot drive them on the street. I asked why, and was told simply because they were not designed for that. No help from them at all. So basically, I was just curious as to what you run and if you noticed any bouncing on the road at that pressure. Did you take any oil out of the uppers?
I just got my ori struts for my project and I got lucky and got them from a good source who has used them before. (007rockstar on here) It sounds to me like your running on the 2nd stage of the compression dampening all the time.

They are supposed to be installed so that half the shaft is exposed. You said you have 5 inches exposed? Charlie (rockstarmetalworks) who I got mine from said they will ride terrible like that. I wanted to install mine at 5 inches to take advantage of the built in bump stop.

If you moved one of your mounts further apart you would get out of the 2nd stage of compression and likely get the air bag ride you want.

So on a 14 inch 7 would be exposed. 3/4 of a inch of shaft isnt useable and the bump stop thats built in is a progressive deal that starts working a few inches before the last 3/4 where its solid.

ALSO not sure where you guys are getting your gas pressures from. I have the manual right here and its 35psi minimum and 600psi maximum.

All of this is on the ori site also in your manual if you still have it.

I just came accross this thread by doing a search looking for ideas on mounting my ORI's...

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Old 07-30-2011, 06:43 PM   #128 (permalink)
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October's issue of Petersen's 4 Wheel & Offroad:

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Old 07-31-2011, 07:51 AM   #129 (permalink)
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This has been quiet for a little while but it's actually almost complete now. Went and got a big new radiator (with transmission cooler) from Howe along with an electric fan (which took three weeks because Howe lost some staff):



The radiator is all mounted up:



Now it's time to pull all the tubework for full welding and paint. The skid plate needs a little more work but otherwise the suspension is pretty much ready to go. The fuel system which was a tight fit with my tall tank and arched rear seat is complete and ne 6eds to be routed to the engine. Steering is almost done and the orbital and shaft being the only things that need to get put in. Steering and brake lines need to get in too. Driveshafts (including a crazy two-piece one for the front) have been ordered from Carolina Driveline and should be here soon.
I hope you didnt poke those plastic threaded rods through that nice new aluminum radiator. If you did take the time to find another way to mount the tranny cooler. You also need some space between the radiator and the cooler so they dont help heat each other up. I myself have done it wrong so many times im an expert.
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:28 AM   #130 (permalink)
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I hope you didnt poke those plastic threaded rods through that nice new aluminum radiator. If you did take the time to find another way to mount the tranny cooler. You also need some space between the radiator and the cooler so they dont help heat each other up. I myself have done it wrong so many times im an expert.
See the 1/4" bolts going through the sides of the cooler? Its mounted to the grill support "V". It doesn't come close to that nice radiator...
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:24 AM   #131 (permalink)
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Forgot to keep people up to date on where I've been with this thing. Went to Gulches in Waterloo, SC a few weeks ago:

Some simple climbs / descents:

http://youtu.be/3L2VaioQ4T0
http://youtu.be/CxNdYPIdgKA

Long run up a pretty steep rock face (and had transmission shifting issues):

http://youtu.be/b_Od8cigkh8







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Old 06-15-2012, 12:19 PM   #132 (permalink)
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:26 PM   #133 (permalink)
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sweet build, this thing is killer! can you post a picture of your rear bumper?
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:52 AM   #134 (permalink)
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Been a while since my last update! Haven't changed a ton, just been wheeling it and seeing what needs to be changed / fixed.

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Running 42" Pitbull Rockers now, decided the Boggers were too heavy and I wanted more lateral traction. On the list to change:

- new rims, H1s are getting warped and want something lighter
- master cylinder upgrade
- raise the ORIs about 2" for better handling
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Old 12-08-2014, 02:52 PM   #135 (permalink)
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I was the one that posted your pic on Instagram this morn. I've always drulled all over this thing looks sweet on the pitbulls! Where do you go wheeling at?
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Old 12-10-2014, 08:44 PM   #136 (permalink)
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you mention that your h1 rim or getting warped ? (inner bead ,the rim ...)
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Old 12-11-2014, 06:05 AM   #137 (permalink)
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I think most of the issue with them is the previous owner of those wheels had them widened for some reason and the welding on the centers really look subpar....so who knows how well they are actually centered. Time for some lighter trail readys or race lines!
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Old 12-11-2014, 07:22 AM   #138 (permalink)
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Recent trips have been AOP, Harlan, Morris Mountain, and Choccolocco.
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:25 AM   #139 (permalink)
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what do you run for tire pressure....in those videos it looks like your tires aren't flexing at all.
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:43 AM   #140 (permalink)
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They're pretty high in those. Because the rims are banged up they leak at low-pressure and so I kept the driver front and passenger rear at 20+. Normally I'll drop down to about 12 though, especially with the new Rockers.
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Once you get some new rims, you can run 5-8 without issues
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Old 12-11-2014, 03:35 PM   #142 (permalink)
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Be careful running rockers below 10psi, I've sliced my rockers sidewalls often running lower than 10. Really sucks to because they will actually work at those pressures. Above 10 they hold up a little better
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Old 05-12-2015, 03:17 PM   #143 (permalink)
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Got some new rims:



Kept the Unimog bolt pattern, TrailWorthy had a new set of 12-bolt H1s pretty much ready to go. Standard rock rings, powdercoated yellow and black.
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Old 12-05-2015, 11:14 AM   #144 (permalink)
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Awesome rig! Did the mog axles already have the disc conversion and if so, do you know where or who made them? Building similar rig, 03 TJ with 404's also in Jan.
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Old 12-06-2015, 05:45 AM   #145 (permalink)
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Awesome rig! Did the mog axles already have the disc conversion and if so, do you know where or who made them? Building similar rig, 03 TJ with 404's also in Jan.
Thanks. Drum-to-disc and torque tube-to-pinion conversions came from Exaxt, not that big a deal to do, just more parts to buy.
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