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Hadfield4wd
Tue Sep 11 2007, 08:47AM

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This is what I have.

http://ballisticfabrication.3dcartstores.com/One-pair-15-poly-bushings_p_15-1198.html

was going to have the poly machined but retain a small amount so there wouldn't be as much banging etc. Do you have any other suggestions. I assume the nylon will not flex as much as the poly?

Matt

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Hadfield4wd
Mon Sep 24 2007, 01:28PM

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Looks like I can get exactly what I need from McMaster. Don't have to machine it, just cut to length. Just need to turn down my bushing.

Matt

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rockcity
Mon Sep 24 2007, 05:07PM

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The nylon doesn't flex at all and is harder to wear out than the poly. Plus, it machines pretty well. I usually get most of my stuff from McMaster. Decent prices and readily available.

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Hadfield4wd
Thu Sep 27 2007, 11:34AM

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Measured for front bump stops.

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Rear's look good.

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Matt

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rockcity
Thu Sep 27 2007, 01:39PM

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ON the second to last pic, take those bolts out of the brackets keeping the leaf springs together. I've done this on my aftermarket spings on my CJ and its given me much more flex.

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Hadfield4wd
Thu Oct 04 2007, 11:40AM

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Did some grinding and used a flapper wheel on the hinge.

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Hadfield4wd
Tue Oct 09 2007, 02:40PM

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Well I've been busting rear driveshafts like it's a career. Got this from Great Lake Off Road.

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1/2" steel should do the job.

Matt

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Hadfield4wd
Wed Oct 10 2007, 01:19PM

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I don't think the springs are supposed to be wavy like this.

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sooooo..............

Matt

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gogogadgetbiker
Wed Oct 10 2007, 02:22PM

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XJ springs are known to do that. And those pinion gaurds are kind of a pain in the ass if you ask me. It's like a shovel that digs into everything. Put a 1350 or bigger joint on the axle end and you shouldn't have any problems breaking.

Good Luck

2002 GMC Sonoma ZR2 SFA
HP D60 front, 5:13's,Chevy brakes, ARB, 35 spline hubs, rotated
GM 14B FF rear 5:13's, Disk, Detroit, 3/8" diff cover
Alcan Waggie 4" front springs and ZR2 4" rear springs
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Hadfield4wd
Thu Oct 11 2007, 10:08AM

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gogogadgetbiker wrote ...

XJ springs are known to do that. And those pinion gaurds are kind of a pain in the ass if you ask me. It's like a shovel that digs into everything. Put a 1350 or bigger joint on the axle end and you shouldn't have any problems breaking.

Good Luck


Those are a combo of S10 and Rock Krawler lift springs. Sort of an experiment. I used all long leave and not short ones. Put Deaver spring liner between each leaf. Flexed great but didn't last or hold the wieght.

I'll try the pinion guard. It's not the joints that are breaking it's the yokes and the straps as I drag it across rocks.

I bought BDS springs today from DC. I'll take them apart and put the spring liner in. They have a lifetime warranty so we'll see.


Matt

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Hadfield4wd
Sat Oct 20 2007, 05:28PM

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Well got the tire carrier 99%. Just need a hotter welder for the mounting plate. Will do that on Monday. Here are the pics.

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Matt

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Hadfield4wd
Sat Oct 20 2007, 05:29PM

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And more.

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HelpMyZ
Sun Oct 21 2007, 01:12PM

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looks sharp.. I dig it!
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jmeloxj
Sun Oct 21 2007, 06:37PM
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looks really good wish i could find one like that!

2000xj with 6.5 lift 33x12.50MT mtz's ready for the build but the pockets ai n't
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Hadfield4wd
Sun Oct 21 2007, 06:47PM

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jmeloxj wrote ...

looks really good wish i could find one like that!


Just build it. Not much in steel. Mostly time. Just have fun with it.

Matt

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jmeloxj
Sun Oct 21 2007, 11:00PM
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i would if i could but gots no room or tools

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2000xj with 6.5 lift 33x12.50MT mtz's ready for the build but the pockets ai n't
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rockcity
Mon Oct 22 2007, 09:30AM

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looks good.

stick some silicone in the bolt holes for the latch before you bolt it up when finished. This will keep water from slowly leaking into the tube and slowly rusting it out from the inside.

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Hadfield4wd
Mon Oct 22 2007, 12:58PM

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rockcity wrote ...

looks good.

stick some silicone in the bolt holes for the latch before you bolt it up when finished. This will keep water from slowly leaking into the tube and slowly rusting it out from the inside.


Good idea thanks.

Matt

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Hadfield4wd
Fri Nov 02 2007, 03:37PM

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Here it is.

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Here is how I mounted the high lift. 1/2" ss wingnut to allthread.

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If you don't like it I'm going to send my ninja over to put a hurting on you.

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Matt

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bigbill
Fri Nov 02 2007, 04:29PM
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Looks like you better take that tire off before backing in garage.
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Hadfield4wd
Fri Nov 02 2007, 07:15PM

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bigbill wrote ...

Looks like you better take that tire off before backing in garage.


You are correct.

Matt

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Hadfield4wd
Thu Nov 08 2007, 07:34PM

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I took a apart my brand new BDS springs to put the Deaver spring liner in. Thats a pain.

I also managed to break the nut off inside the unibody for the front mount for the rear spring. I was going to switch to 9/16 grade 8 but it won't fit. Got the bolt and nut at the stealership. Cut the unibody up, welded my new $5 nut to the inside, welded the unibody back together and put my $7 bolt through the bushing. I should have it back on tires soon.

Getting rid of the poly bushing on the tire carrier (way too much give) and i ordered a bronze bushing from McMaster. I just need to make some pieces to strengthen the bumper.

Matt

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Hadfield4wd
Fri Nov 23 2007, 02:20PM

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Picking up the machined bronze from Clay this afternoon. All done the springs etc. Got the yoke guard on. And put the fixed drive shaft on and put the spare in the tool box. Had a missing problem and found it to be a bad injector. As I have a spare intake I just took one off of it. I gave it a tune up as well. Plugs, cap, rotor etc.

Pic of the yoke guard. Hangs down a little low, but I will hae access to the nuts for the drive shaft. This thing will laugh at rocks.

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Well I'm loaded on the trailer so I'll be going wheeling tomorrow.

Matt

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Hadfield4wd
Fri Dec 07 2007, 10:42AM

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Well haven't posted complete pictures so here you go. I cut the 60" jack down to 54", because with it being 60" when you open the carrier it apparently breaks the tail light. :evil: It doesn't rattle or move on the street or trail so I am happy with it.

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How it sits. Back is still low. I may put the lift blocks back in, as I have a traction bar I am not worried about wrap. The BDS springs are much more stable than my old bastard ones. I will wait on the blocks until I have the winch on the front. The shackle angle is pretty good as well.

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Matt

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pee-J
Sat Dec 08 2007, 12:20AM

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Any issue with blind spots?

95 XJ 4.0HO>AW-4>NP241"Roc-Trac." Rough Country 6.5" on 33's. Warn M8000, locked and armored up but (was) driven daily.
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