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Offline Ta Tonka

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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - December 2019
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2019, 04:45:19 PM »


Added the PS hood louvre kit.


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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - December 2019
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2019, 07:51:58 AM »
Thanks to Rich, my wallet is a lot lighter, but the Freebird is a lot cooler:


I also started the install of the MC springs and OME shocks. Rear first:


Hope to finish the fronts over the weekend in addition to the MC CAs all the way around.

Sarkis


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Freebird - 2000 TJ SE
5" total lift (3.75" SL and 1.25"BL)
35's Cooper SST Pro's
Rear D44 with ARB locker and 33 spline chromo shafts and 4.88 gears
Front HP D30 with Aussie Locker and 4.88 gears
UCF Tummy Tuck
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Offline RFH_98TJ

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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - December 2019
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2019, 07:52:18 AM »
Looks great Dan!  Is it crooked?  Haha!
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - December 2019
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2019, 07:58:39 AM »
Looks great Dan!  Is it crooked?  Haha!

Of course it is! Now I'm gonna go knock it back straight at The Cove!

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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - December 2019
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2019, 08:16:56 AM »
Wish I was going.  I did get my rear rebuilt at least.  Too much to do with mom coming in next week from MB.
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What did you do to your Jeep today? - December 2019
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2019, 09:38:06 AM »
Thanks to Rich, my wallet is a lot lighter, but the Freebird is a lot cooler:


I also started the install of the MC springs and OME shocks. Rear first:


Hope to finish the fronts over the weekend in addition to the MC CAs all the way around.

Sarkis


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That bumper looks great on there, Sarkis!

Also, we're looking pretty similar with the OMEs
2000 TJ Sport
~3.75" total lift
33x12.5R15
Truetrac D30/Locked D44

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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - December 2019
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2019, 09:42:19 AM »
Very Cool Patrick, looks great!!  I see you are running stock control arms.  Let me know if you are interested in the JKS adjustables you see in my picture.  I'll be putting on the Metal Cloak arms sometime soon.  Let me know.

Sarkis
Freebird - 2000 TJ SE
5" total lift (3.75" SL and 1.25"BL)
35's Cooper SST Pro's
Rear D44 with ARB locker and 33 spline chromo shafts and 4.88 gears
Front HP D30 with Aussie Locker and 4.88 gears
UCF Tummy Tuck
X20 10K Synthetic Winch

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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - December 2019
« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2019, 10:01:38 AM »
Very Cool Patrick, looks great!!  I see you are running stock control arms.  Let me know if you are interested in the JKS adjustables you see in my picture.  I'll be putting on the Metal Cloak arms sometime soon.  Let me know.

Sarkis
I've got some JKS already, thanks though.  I couldn't get the upper frame side bolts out, and just wanted to get the axle on for now.  Will be adjusting the pinion angle and hopefully installing driveshaft this weekend.  Good luck with the metalcloaks.  Are you putting them in all around?
2000 TJ Sport
~3.75" total lift
33x12.5R15
Truetrac D30/Locked D44

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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - December 2019
« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2019, 10:17:18 AM »
Very Cool Patrick, looks great!!  I see you are running stock control arms.  Let me know if you are interested in the JKS adjustables you see in my picture.  I'll be putting on the Metal Cloak arms sometime soon.  Let me know.

Sarkis
I've got some JKS already, thanks though.  I couldn't get the upper frame side bolts out, and just wanted to get the axle on for now.  Will be adjusting the pinion angle and hopefully installing driveshaft this weekend.  Good luck with the metalcloaks.  Are you putting them in all around?
Awesome.  Yes, I'll be installing all 8.
Freebird - 2000 TJ SE
5" total lift (3.75" SL and 1.25"BL)
35's Cooper SST Pro's
Rear D44 with ARB locker and 33 spline chromo shafts and 4.88 gears
Front HP D30 with Aussie Locker and 4.88 gears
UCF Tummy Tuck
X20 10K Synthetic Winch

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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - December 2019
« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2019, 04:29:10 PM »
Thanks to Rich, my wallet is a lot lighter, but the Freebird is a lot cooler:


I also started the install of the MC springs and OME shocks. Rear first:


Hope to finish the fronts over the weekend in addition to the MC CAs all the way around.

Sarkis


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Just out of curiosity, what made you choose the OME shocks with the MC springs?

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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - December 2019
« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2019, 04:37:03 PM »
Thanks to Rich, my wallet is a lot lighter, but the Freebird is a lot cooler:


I also started the install of the MC springs and OME shocks. Rear first:


Hope to finish the fronts over the weekend in addition to the MC CAs all the way around.

Sarkis


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Just out of curiosity, what made you choose the OME shocks with the MC springs?
That’s what Rich sold me 🤣🤣. Also, with my rear lower mounts outboarded I need a little stiffer shock. I’m still going to run my Rancho 5000X shocks in the front. If those are to soft, then I’ll try the OME since I have them.


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Freebird - 2000 TJ SE
5" total lift (3.75" SL and 1.25"BL)
35's Cooper SST Pro's
Rear D44 with ARB locker and 33 spline chromo shafts and 4.88 gears
Front HP D30 with Aussie Locker and 4.88 gears
UCF Tummy Tuck
X20 10K Synthetic Winch

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Re: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - December 2019
« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2019, 05:01:13 PM »
Thanks to Rich, my wallet is a lot lighter, but the Freebird is a lot cooler:


I also started the install of the MC springs and OME shocks. Rear first:


Hope to finish the fronts over the weekend in addition to the MC CAs all the way around.

Sarkis


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Just out of curiosity, what made you choose the OME shocks with the MC springs?
That’s what Rich sold me 🤣🤣. Also, with my rear lower mounts outboarded I need a little stiffer shock. I’m still going to run my Rancho 5000X shocks in the front. If those are to soft, then I’ll try the OME since I have them.


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Are the OMEs that soft? I thought the reason MC recommended them is because their springs are stiff. For example they tell you to absolutely not use off the shelf Fox shocks because paired with their springs it's a rough ride.

I know that I ran both fox and OME springs on the JK. No complaints with the Fox but the OMEs where the perfect.

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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - December 2019
« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2019, 05:11:15 PM »
Thanks to Rich, my wallet is a lot lighter, but the Freebird is a lot cooler:


I also started the install of the MC springs and OME shocks. Rear first:


Hope to finish the fronts over the weekend in addition to the MC CAs all the way around.

Sarkis


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Just out of curiosity, what made you choose the OME shocks with the MC springs?
That’s what Rich sold me 🤣🤣. Also, with my rear lower mounts outboarded I need a little stiffer shock. I’m still going to run my Rancho 5000X shocks in the front. If those are to soft, then I’ll try the OME since I have them.


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Are the OMEs that soft? I thought the reason MC recommended them is because their springs are stiff. For example they tell you to absolutely not use off the shelf Fox shocks because paired with their springs it's a rough ride.

I know that I ran both fox and OME springs on the JK. No complaints with the Fox but the OMEs where the perfect.
My understanding is the OMEs are in between the Rancho 5000X and the Bilstein 5100s.  I have the option on the front since I have some Rancho’s in the right length already. I’ll try them both and see. My rig is pretty light so I figure the softer the better. We shall see.


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Freebird - 2000 TJ SE
5" total lift (3.75" SL and 1.25"BL)
35's Cooper SST Pro's
Rear D44 with ARB locker and 33 spline chromo shafts and 4.88 gears
Front HP D30 with Aussie Locker and 4.88 gears
UCF Tummy Tuck
X20 10K Synthetic Winch

Offline gravitywell

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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - December 2019
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2019, 10:48:17 PM »
Ordered a small pallet of Metalcloak parts.

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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - December 2019
« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2019, 08:00:53 AM »

That’s what Rich sold me 🤣🤣. Also, with my rear lower mounts outboarded I need a little stiffer shock. I’m still going to run my Rancho 5000X shocks in the front. If those are to soft, then I’ll try the OME since I have them.

My understanding is the OMEs are in between the Rancho 5000X and the Bilstein 5100s.  I have the option on the front since I have some Rancho’s in the right length already. I’ll try them both and see. My rig is pretty light so I figure the softer the better. We shall see.


I've run Ranchos, Bilsteins, and OME springs with Metalcloak 3.5" springs.  Out of the three, the OME shocks were the best ride. They are soft, but not to soft, and have great downward travel. The only negative side to them is that the shock body is huge. The Rancho 5000x is my next choice and I'd never run a Bilstein on a TJ. The Bilsteins do work on an LJ, but are way to stiff on a TJ running Metalcloak springs.

BTW, your wallet may be a little lighter, but you're going to end up with a rig that will flex awesome for a SA suspension!   ;)
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