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Discussion in 'Mini Lounge' started by Mighty Milt, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. Mighty Milt

    Mighty Milt Active Member

    all the guys (and girls) out there, when they found out i had only made one payment on the jeep, said the missus would freak out about me dinging it up... quite the contrary, she said "you popped your cherry!" it's just a little rock rash, i can always cover it with the armor corners...


    btw... i have a set of stock springs you can have...
     
  2. greg0187

    greg0187 Moderator Staff Member

    If you can get the measurements I may want them. Just depends on if there is room. I'm thinking not.

    -Greg
     
  3. Mighty Milt

    Mighty Milt Active Member

    what measurements do you need, they are static now, not sure how to measure them otherwise....

    can give you overall height, width and taper... but don't have much to give you as far as load testing
     
  4. Timetripper

    Timetripper Moderator

    Milt, If I hid my Sambar down in the hollow then your suspension wouldn't have as far to flex :D
    You could just roll right over me :D
     
  5. greg0187

    greg0187 Moderator Staff Member

    I was just out measuring. Its hard to tell without brackets but somewhere around 16-18" in height, I can make up any difference in excess of that. Width is where I"m thinking its not gonna work. 3". I'm thinking those springs are in the neighborhood of 4-5". If I'm right I'm thinking I'm gonna have to use 2.0 coil-overs.
     
  6. Acerguy

    Acerguy Moderator Staff Member

    I just put some 33x13.5x15's on my rig this week. Well, they're for my John Deere. :D I'll have to post pics!
     
  7. Mighty Milt

    Mighty Milt Active Member

    i got my junk back from the shop today :D body lift, new gear sets, bigger tires... i was so excited i almost peed my pants....

    i got pix of it next to my full size dodge for good perspective on how big it is now :D

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  8. Mighty Milt

    Mighty Milt Active Member


    greg,

    finally remembered to measure the springs for you...

    Fronts are 17" OAL with 5" OAD. one end is 5" seat, other end is 4" seat.

    Rears are 13" OAL with 6.75 OAD and both ends have a 4" seat.
     

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  9. MiniBrutes

    MiniBrutes Member

    Those are some wicked photos. I love the one on the fire hydrant in the middle of no where.
     
  10. kepow

    kepow Member

    Milt does your wife have a sister?
     
  11. Mighty Milt

    Mighty Milt Active Member


    she's got two in fact... but i got the best in the bunch :D
     
  12. cheepBeer

    cheepBeer Member

    JeePs!

    Milt why don’t u do what the Ball and Chains[wife] Suzuki has…Rino Liner all over inside and out! These r our Jeeps we have to have em as the “UnPaved Road” would Knock the sh*t out of a stock road roller, the Suzuki is so much fun ,6 inch lift cal-mini lift kit, 4-1 headers, weber carb ,31x11.50-15’ Super Swampers and much more ..we r doing a Pink Camo paint job on it this month Then I wont drive it any more!:eek:[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  13. cheepBeer

    cheepBeer Member

    JeePs!

    Milt why don’t u do what the Ball and Chains[wife] Suzuki has…Rino Liner all over inside and out! These r our Jeeps we have to have em as the “UnPaved Road” would Knock the sh*t out of a stock road roller, the Suzuki is so much fun ,6 inch lift cal-mini lift kit, 4-1 headers, weber carb ,31x11.50-15’ Super Swampers and much more ..we r doing a Pink Camo paint job on it this month Then I wont drive it any more!:eek:
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  14. Mighty Milt

    Mighty Milt Active Member

    i would love to rhino line the inside.. but it's like $500 and i'm saving up for a bigger lift :D
     
  15. Mighty Milt

    Mighty Milt Active Member

    so i went out wheeling again 3-21.. been having a good time out there with my better equipped rig... but bad things happen.. the dings in the body don't bother me as much as the bone head move i pulled...

    i was turtled pretty bad, couldn't go forward or backwards. i was on a good incline so i set my parking brake. i jumped out, grabbed my tow strap and hooked it to my buddy's rig. he started pulling hard, i was giving it all the little 4 banger had while yelling at the top of my lungs "GO HAMSTERS, GO!!". due to all my screaming to encourage my "little engine that could" i didn't hear the beeping or notice the big red light on the dash that said "BRAKES". with a big loud CLUNK i finally broke free of my imprisonment... while at the same time twisting all my rear brake components around the axles. completely ruined both sides and ripped the brake line off one side and the E-brake cable as well. we had to pinch off the rubber line with vice grips and zip tie those to the trailing upper trailing arm then remove all the brake hardware from the RH side to get it off the trail, then at the trailhead removed all the brake hardware from the LH side to get it home. and it was clunking really bad going around corners so assumed i broke a spider gear...


    in this pic you can see how it broke the brake line when it pulled the wheel cylinder around inside the drum
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    all the brake parts fell out when we pulled the drum
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    left side... notice how the whole backing plate has rotated a bit?
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  16. Mighty Milt

    Mighty Milt Active Member

    see how i tacoed the backing plate?
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  17. Mighty Milt

    Mighty Milt Active Member

    but, on the bright side, i am part of a jeep club with a great bunch of members... i scored a complete rear axle - drum to drum - for a case of michelobe ultra ($24). i tore into & having never opened up a diff i was on a quick learning curve. i always carry extra axles with me on the trails but have never had to install them. i got everything ready and prepped and tore into my jeep last nite... i have to say it's a lot easier working on an axle on jack stands than it is underneath.

    so here's pix of the carnage that i removed..

    who knew a 4 banger had this much potential... :D

    axle gear missing teeth
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    other axle gear missing teeth
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    broken spider gear
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    other broken spider gear & you can see some of the chunks that came out of there when i was cleaning it.. most went into the drain pan.
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  18. Mighty Milt

    Mighty Milt Active Member

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    take a look at the backing plates... you can see how oblonged the holes are where they mount to the axle tubes from turning right off the bolts... :eek:
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  19. greg0187

    greg0187 Moderator Staff Member

    Holy crap! :eek: Bet you don't ever do that again. Who would have thought that that 4 banger could do that much damage. On the bright side though at least you can get the parts you need. Thats exactly why I'm replacing everything on my truck with good ol' parts made in the USA. LOL

    -Greg
     
  20. Mighty Milt

    Mighty Milt Active Member

    4.88 ring and pinion x 2.6 transfer case x 4.46 first gear = 56.58:1 crawl ratio... that's a lot of leverage :D
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2009

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