Sort of like a Jeepspeed XJ

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SByota

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I just put these back together tonite and I’ll tell you I needed a body suit when I took them apart, nothing better then a floating piston bypassing oil/nitro... They looking good now!!View attachment 218709
Every time I do shocks I end up covered in shock oil...never fails. I like the acro bins on the work bench. I need to move some stuff out of my toolbox.
 
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Every time I do shocks I end up covered in shock oil...never fails. I like the acro bins on the work bench. I need to move some stuff out of my toolbox.
yeah these made a bit of a mess going together but still look good

Those bins are the set from HarborFreight. It comes twice as wide. But I cut the back carrier in half since I didn’t need to take up that much real estate. Definitely nice to have everything at my disposal. I’ve got about 400 shims also that are all just zip tied together . Need some free time to mic all of them and sort them out
 

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Man I’ve been MIA for a while. Little update. Revalved the shocks again, more compression in the back and less rebound in the front....more on that later.

Did a few trips with the boy and another with the buddies. Jeep is working great, valving changes definitely helped. Been slowly trying to get the interior back together.

Knocked out a few side jobs too. Welded sliders on a newer Tacoma and did a frame plate on an older K10 Suburban. The burb is a diesel, what a fucking greasy nasty mess.

Also working on a 2x72 grinder build with a 2.5 HP treadmill motor I got for free. I’ll post more when I get some more work done on it.

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XJ valving.

2.5” Kings on both ends
2.0 SAW air bumps on back. 2” travel 40 psi in them

Front
.015 on comp
.010 on reb
3 bleeds open 200 psi

Rear

.012 cover shim/ rest are .015
.008 on reb
3 bleeds open 200 psi

I have made the front stiffer 3 times now, it just keeps working better. I moved the rebound from 12’s to 10’s and it helped a ton! I want to keep the same crack pressure but add some more high speed damping....possible? Flexible rate plate?

Rear is still a little harsh on small bumps. Going fast it works good, but when I slow down it feels too firm. Bushing move free, bumps don’t get much use and never bottom. I’m thinking a 12/15 combo on compression. Maybe the 1st two shims 12’s the the rest 15’s. Thoughts?
 
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SByota

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Rear shocks re-valved and re-installed. They got all new uniballs too, old ones were hammered. Changed another fucking front axle seal, trying Timken seal this time. No idea what they keep shitting the bed. It’s averaging about every other trip.

Pulling the front shocks off today, I’m undecided on the front valving. I’m thinking either swap of the top 3 shims to .20’s or add a big .20 to the top of the stack as a flexible rate plate.

Also the power steering pressure line was leaking, luckily I got it changed before it blew up. I changed both of them for good measure.

Hopefully I’ll get my new China light bars mounted today too.

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