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Re: Damn Jeep (Dave's pitiful suspension upgrade thread)

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Thanks again for the photographic tour man...I just got all 4 O2 sensors replaced today...woohoo! I was pleasantly surprised how simple it was too...my 22mm knucklbuster was able to do the job with no drama and no more cursing than normal.
Thats good to know! I plan on doing mine in the spring, hopefully the extra 3 years worth of rust on mine doesn't make it that much more difficult.

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Re: Damn Jeep (Dave's pitiful suspension upgrade thread)

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For some reason instead of a Dr. Phil voice I couldn't get yoda out of my head...
BahhHaaaaHaaa! I was thinking Pee Wee Herman!
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Re: Damn Jeep (Dave's pitiful suspension upgrade thread)

Alright I want you guys to know I thought long and hard about not doing this mod before I even post a pic. I looked at them a few times and said no frickin way. But this mod was free,I had everything I needed right here,it needed done and fit perfectly so screw you haters I did it anyway




With great pride I present to you






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Dave's A Little Less Ugly Green Limit Strap System!





It's all I had laying around here Damn It! Perfect length,plastic covered,welded links but Green! Pretty easy install just drilled a hole in the flange that turns down from the frame and used the lower sway link attachment bolt.





I could have used an existing hole in the upper track bar mount(see above pic) but it doesn't exist on the other side so I just drilled in the same place on both sides.I have it set up to get tight about 3/4" before the spring gets loose to account for a little stretch.



Actually I plan on doing something a little beefier using a motor mount thru bolt above the hole I drilled and some bigger chain but I just wanted to see how the concept works. I don't plan to be flyin it anytime soon so I think it will be fine for now. At least it eliminates the worry for me of loosing a coil when I do a little muddin. Also I have a half decent pic of how the hose clamp looks on the shock boot now.



Another thing is that I have had my Jeep painted for almost two years now and the only good shot i have of the hood and lower grill area is from before it was even cleared. Now it always gets washed out by some reflection.I really like how the hood turned out and is one of the highlights of the Jeep for me. Since it's all dusty now i tried again.Here's a couple half @ssed phone shots.



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Re: Damn Jeep (Dave's pitiful suspension upgrade thread)

@cheapjeep: Yo, Can I borrow dat!? lol, jk
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Wow Dave the chains worked out great! The paint work is excellent too!

I especially like the color of the chains...
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Re: Damn Jeep (Dave's pitiful suspension upgrade thread)

Hey Cheep...on my TJ I had what looked like a conduit clamp (just smaller) that bolted through the bottom spring perch and over the lowest part of the coil spring to keep it from coming loose. I think it was actually stock. Might be worth looking into. Could help with your green-elimination initiative

Also...that paint work came out amazing!
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Re: Damn Jeep (Dave's pitiful suspension upgrade thread)

Yeah Tony some early WJ's I think even had them for the rear lowers but mine doesn't.The problem when you go to a long shock on a WJ is usually at the top anyway. Most people don't try to restrain them on the fronts up there cause you're just drilling into glorified sheet metal and they would just pull loose causing more damage They sell upper spring post extensions instead so when your spring gets loose there is something to keep it centered over the spring isolator and it re seats where it should instead of possibly falling out. I may go that route for a little added insurance but I will probably still run some sort of limit strap from now on.The problem you run into when lifting one of these Jeeps is they use the shocks to limit travel and you can only off the shelf 2" or 4" extended shocks you either run out of spring or run out of shock if you're in between somewhere.
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Re: Damn Jeep (Dave's pitiful suspension upgrade thread)

^^^ Thanks for the compliments guys!
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Re: Damn Jeep (Dave's pitiful suspension upgrade thread)

Well it's sure not hurting anything to run a limiter like you are...other than the color of course

Hey, good luck...I'm soooooooooooooooo tired of hearing about friggin Tebow.
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Well it's sure not hurting anything to run a limiter like you are...other than the color of course

Hey, good luck...I'm soooooooooooooooo tired of hearing about friggin Tebow.
Great game for the Giants buddy! We're in the process of choking. Right now that Tebow punk is the man.
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Well it's sure not hurting anything to run a limiter like you are...other than the color of course

Hey, good luck...I'm soooooooooooooooo tired of hearing about friggin Tebow.
Well there's 4 hours of my life I'll never get back.Damn them!@#$%^&*()! Oh well maybe I'll root for the Giants now or the Saints
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HAHAHAH...LOVE the new avatar. Sorry about your luck dude...because that loss was just bad luck in the 5th quarter. God must have wanted Denver to go to New England.
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