Lorenzo! Well done sir! I am really looking forward to meeting you and seeing this beast first hand.
Floor to bottom of the frame right below the B-pillar is just about 26 1/2" at street tire pressure.Jonesy said:anymore updates?
How are things working out for you? What is your frame height on this thing? Say, right below the B pillar? Just curious how tall it is compared to my truck.
Very interesting that you mention this....I had the EXACT same feeling with mine after changing to 225/225 springs (from 225/300) The front would be jarring when hitting potholes or manhole covers...or any "sudden" hole/bump. I pulled it into the shop this weekend thinking it was valving or too light a spring rate....but I found that my 2 front body mounts (under the corner lights) were gone...the passenger side rubber between the frame mount and body was completely gone, and the driver side was rotted away that it was just about detached from the sleeve. I found some stock bumpstop material that we had laying around form some truck that was close to the size...then cut it down to fit. Put new sleeves in the lower body mount and new hardware and the harshness is gone. You may want to check those. I think the rock crawling is slow enough that maybe the body isn't contacting the frame....but on the slightly faster hits it's smashing it pretty good.lorenzo816 said:Even when backing out of my driveway, the front feels harsh when it meets the pavement from the dip if I am moving even relatively fast, Not sure if its the valving or the spring rates.
Wheeling everything feels fine though. Big Chris told me how they measure spring rate and I forget now the specifics but I'll ask.
I'll drop by the shop one day and get the details. I forget now if I am stiff then soft or vice versa for the two springs.
Looks good with the wheels.lorenzo816 said:Hey Jonesy, I noticed the other day while under my fenders that the lb rate on the springs are printed on them. Stupid me!
I think it said 250 lower and 200 or 150 (ICR right now) on the upper.
BTW, I did tighten up all the BMs and the harshness has improved. You may have been right there.
Oh and one more super cool update.
I followed along with Paul's super awesome Blem deal on the interco birddogs.
Bad asss deal at a great cost. So I'm not worried about beadlocks no more!
Fixed my spacing issue now too. I'm only 2" wider now in the front than the rear. Almost perfect.
I was running 14 psi all weekend last time we went out and I'm thinking I could go lower and not care but don't want to lose the height.
Now, only to find someone to buy those nissan supercharged 17" rims. Any takers? I'll make a deal!
oh and trick or treat came early for me.
I picked this up earlier in October.
It will probably sit around until I have the time and money to swap but you damn right, its a full float FJ80 rear end with center drop out, disc brakes and perfect 63" wms to match with my front.
I'll be full float one day fo sho!
The plan is to cut all that mess off and get a 'real' CV shaft for the rear output of the driveline since its offset to the passenger side a little.
Or I could scrap the housing, keep the outer brackets, sell the shafts, triangulate the suspension and well I still have to regear the front and rear to match eventually. May go detroit at that point or just leave it open. Haven't decided yet.
Either way, we're talking thousands here... $$$
At least I got an axle for a good deal. They are hard to find around here.
Could just be a pipe dream and the truck takes a poop one day.