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suspension tuning
02-23-2010, 03:11 PM,
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suspension tuning
been doing some measuring and tuning on my junk,to see if I can sqeak out a little more articulation. The geometry on the rear needs work. The previous owner re-located the shocks and I need to figure this out. Front is good,except I need to trim inside wells on the bushwackers,as tires hit at 32" vertical lift. Heres a couple pics[Image: xjarticulation006.jpg][Image: xjarticulation007.jpg][Image: xjarticulation008.jpg]
95 Suzuki Sidekick, 4" lift on 32"s. Spooled Rear. Superwinch. Choose a road wisely!! Wide the road that leads to destruction and many will choose it. Narrow the road that leads to life, but few will find it. Math.7:13-14
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02-23-2010, 03:20 PM,
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RE: suspension tuning
Oh man, the rear looks stiff. All of your articulation is in the front suspension.
How long are your rear shackles. A longer shackle and flatter spring will help loosen up the rear end.

I want your bumpers.
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02-23-2010, 03:45 PM,
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RE: suspension tuning
Simple solution Dave - force the rear to do some work:

http://www.currieenterprises.com/cestore...px?id=3150

It's a common XJ thing to have little rear flex.
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02-23-2010, 03:57 PM,
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RE: suspension tuning
Hahahaha, I got some Tera-flex revolvers i could sell you!
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02-23-2010, 04:14 PM,
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RE: suspension tuning
Also may want to loosen up the rear spring eye bolts a bit, it may help.
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02-23-2010, 05:50 PM,
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RE: suspension tuning
Dave,
How do you like the BDS 3 link. Is it worth the monies?
I've been eye balling this setup for a while.
http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/Merchant2...e=IR-X_LAK
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02-23-2010, 06:16 PM,
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RE: suspension tuning
(02-23-2010, 05:50 PM)RedRooster Wrote: Dave,
How do you like the BDS 3 link. Is it worth the monies?
I've been eye balling this setup for a while.
http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/Merchant2...e=IR-X_LAK

so far, seems good. smooth when I leave it diconnected. In the picture of the front articulation, this is almost maxed as the top link is very close to the front shaft u joint. I can get more lift on the pas side. I also trussed the axle-looks similar to tnt truss except I used 1/8 plate and formed it into an A, trussed from top center link on diff to spring mount on p side. As for the rear springs, they are 4 1/2" Rubicon Express that are sucked up way too tight. He used monroe stock shocks and relocated them 20 1/4 ex / 12 1/4 ret. I have a set of stock JK rears that I may look at.
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02-23-2010, 08:55 PM,
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RE: suspension tuning
so, correct me if i'm wrong, are your shocks limiting your rear travel then?
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02-23-2010, 09:55 PM, (This post was last modified: 02-23-2010, 09:57 PM by OBWHON.)
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(02-23-2010, 08:55 PM)RedRooster Wrote: so, correct me if i'm wrong, are your shocks limiting your rear travel then?
as far as I can tell, on compression it is stopped by bumpstop.In the neutral(as it sits) there is only 3 1/2" bumpstop clearance. I still have 1 1/2" of tire clearance when this happens. The shocks only have 8" max travel. If you look at the pic taken from the front, the ps rear shock is on the stop and the ds is almost max ext.
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02-23-2010, 11:19 PM,
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RE: suspension tuning
(02-23-2010, 09:55 PM)O.B.WHON Wrote:
(02-23-2010, 08:55 PM)RedRooster Wrote: so, correct me if i'm wrong, are your shocks limiting your rear travel then?
as far as I can tell, on compression it is stopped by bumpstop.In the neutral(as it sits) there is only 3 1/2" bumpstop clearance. I still have 1 1/2" of tire clearance when this happens. The shocks only have 8" max travel. If you look at the pic taken from the front, the ps rear shock is on the stop and the ds is almost max ext.

Ah ha. The rear shocks need to be longer.

I have some long ProComps in my shop you can have, they'll fit. Free if you come and drink a beer with me someday.
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02-23-2010, 11:36 PM,
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RE: suspension tuning
(02-23-2010, 11:19 PM)YJ_and_Corey Wrote:
(02-23-2010, 09:55 PM)O.B.WHON Wrote:
(02-23-2010, 08:55 PM)RedRooster Wrote: so, correct me if i'm wrong, are your shocks limiting your rear travel then?
as far as I can tell, on compression it is stopped by bumpstop.In the neutral(as it sits) there is only 3 1/2" bumpstop clearance. I still have 1 1/2" of tire clearance when this happens. The shocks only have 8" max travel. If you look at the pic taken from the front, the ps rear shock is on the stop and the ds is almost max ext.

Ah ha. The rear shocks need to be longer.

I have some long ProComps in my shop you can have, they'll fit. Free if you come and drink a beer with me someday.
next time i'm in town! This time I'll call and make sure you're around
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