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Old 12-04-2009, 06:12 PM
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Spring Perch and shock mount

I cut off my old spring perches to put on the top for my axle swap, (my jeep is set up for soa and the doner axle was sua) Got em welded on and they look great, my new issue though, I thought I would be smart and while I was welding put on the shock mounts onto the axle, there isnt much room between the spring perch and the end of the axle so I put the shock mount all the way out. Well, not the plate that the u-bolts go through dont fit, the shock mount is in the way , I can cut the mount back off but then where do I attach it to, anyone else had this issue? I could grind some material off the mount on one side, but the other side, the one with the pumpkin is really tight. Anyone have a solution for me?
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:43 PM
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:02 PM
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Front or rear axle?
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:13 PM
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Front or rear axle?

front, sorry for the confusion
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:22 PM
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:22 PM
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Jeremy,
We've been through this before on the front post mount truck rigs.
Shoot us a pic or two.
Gambler68 is the most recent person to do this IIRC.
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:23 PM
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Never mind, I see the pic.
You are going to move the shock mount.

You should also get the HellCreek spring plate/U-bolt kit.
The setup you have is just going to be a PITA.
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:31 PM
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Never mind, I see the pic.
You are going to move the shock mount.

You should also get the HellCreek spring plate/U-bolt kit.
The setup you have is just going to be a PITA.

That would be the Ubolt flip kit? there are no pics there, what does the kit consist of? And where do I move the shock mount to? Or can it stay were it is if I get this kit?
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:32 PM
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Our u-bolt flip kit includes new plates that go on top of the springs, and new 9/16" u-bolts that go around the axle - just like on the rear axles. Since the new u-bolts would go around the bottom of the axle, you may not have to move your shock mounts. You might want to wait and see.

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Old 12-05-2009, 06:30 AM
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That would be the Ubolt flip kit? there are no pics there, what does the kit consist of? And where do I move the shock mount to? Or can it stay were it is if I get this kit?
Jeremy,
I found a pic of what I think is Tom's kit, not sure where I got it.
You may not have to move the mounts using this kit. Might need a bit of clearance to the spring plate. Pic is from a slight angle so I can't really tell the distance.
Big Pic, here's the link:
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s...llcreekKit.jpg
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Old 12-05-2009, 08:03 AM
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Could he not just use the plates he has and put them on top of the spring with the u-bolts turned up? You could use a plate similar to an older CJ with the shock mount on the plate. You'd lose several inches in shock length, but it would solve that problem.

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Old 12-05-2009, 09:35 AM
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Jeremy,
I found a pic of what I think is Tom's kit, not sure where I got it.
You may not have to move the mounts using this kit. Might need a bit of clearance to the spring plate. Pic is from a slight angle so I can't really tell the distance.
Big Pic, here's the link:
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s...llcreekKit.jpg

Hi, Tad,

Yep, that's our kit.

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Old 12-05-2009, 09:56 AM
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Jeremy,
I found a pic of what I think is Tom's kit, not sure where I got it.
You may not have to move the mounts using this kit. Might need a bit of clearance to the spring plate. Pic is from a slight angle so I can't really tell the distance.
Big Pic, here's the link:
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s...llcreekKit.jpg

Thanks a ton guys! Ill get this on the way, looks like it will save me some work in the long run!
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:17 AM
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Hi, Jeremy,

Don't forget your IFSJA discount. Just enter IFSJAHC in the space provided.

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Old 12-05-2009, 12:29 PM
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You could use a plate similar to an older CJ with the shock mount on the plate

thats what i was thinking, some fsj's had them too.
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Never mind, I see the pic.
You are going to move the shock mount.

You should also get the HellCreek spring plate/U-bolt kit.
The setup you have is just going to be a PITA.


Get the Hellcreek kit. It very stout and gets rid of that creepy old setup.
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:22 AM
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Get the Hellcreek kit. It very stout and gets rid of that creepy old setup.


Got the kit on its way, thanks for all the help guys. While I am waiting for it to arrive it gives me a chance to clean up my axle, get it painted and get started with my disk swap!
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