Track bar and tie rod: What hits, what doesn't?

jjvw

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So when the axles guys told me I had a "low" pinion and not a "high" one were they referring to the fact that I only have a 2" lift with no tummy tuck puts me in the low pinion group?
I'm not entirely sure what point they were trying to make. ;)

You either have a high pinion axle or a low pinion axle. What happens over on the other side with the cover is it's own discussion.
 

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Update. Removed trackbar and tested out drivers side. With the ranchos designed for a 2.5 inch lift I can reduce the bumps down to 1.5 and have 2.5 inches of clearance above the tire while having a fingers worth behind the tire in the wheel well.

With the current shocks I own I would need 3 inchs of bump stop. I have 3 inchs above the tire and 2 inchs behind.

Swapping to the smaller bodied shocks would lose me approximately 3 inchs of downtravel. But with the current shocks I have so much droop my spring can unseat... (dual coil mc?)

Seems like losing 3 inchs of downtravel for .5 inchs of uptravel (3 inch bump instead of 1.5) is a fairly big compromise.

Photo is with larger shocks.
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What springs do you have? What is the measurement between shock mounts right when the springs unseat? What is that same measurement at bump?
 

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What springs do you have? What is the measurement between shock mounts right when the springs unseat? What is that same measurement at bump?
Springs are rubicon express 3.5 in. Full droop was 27.5 and with 1.5 bumps (minimum I can run with clearance) I was at 15 compressed length.

The spring unseats at 24 inchs of droop.
 

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RE 3.5" front coils are 19" free with a 240lb/in rate.

Clayton 4" is 21.13", 165lb
MC 3.5" is 22.5", unknown
Currie 4" is 22.6", ~130lb

The Jeep seems light. I suspect all of these will result in more ride height than what you have now.

Savvy 3" was 20.25" at one time. A 1" spacer to adjust the ride height will also add that much reach.
 

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Get a longer coil, raise the upper shock mount ~.75" (or add that much more BS) and use the Rancho RS55255.
15.69" compressed
10.73" travel
26.42" extended

Or leave everything as is and use the RS55339 with a 1/2" spacer to the shock mount.
14.43" compressed
9.41" travel
23.84" extended
 
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Get a longer coil, raise the upper shock mount ~.75" (or add that much more BS) and use the Rancho RS55255.
15.69" compressed
10.73" travel
26.42" extended

Or leave everything as is and use the RS55339 with a 1/2" spacer to the shock mount.
14.43" compressed
9.41" travel
23.84" extended
I currently own both of those shocks :lol:. Im going to stick with the larger shock, increase the bump to 3 inches, and buy new springs the short term.

The extended length does not factor in the rubber grommet that sandwhiches the stem. The actual extended size of the rs55339 is 1 inch longer once you factor that piece into the equation.

With that piece being counted would the amount I would need to add to the mount be roughly 2 inches?
 
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