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J's up front

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by Trunk Monkey, Dec 3, 2003.

  1. Trunk Monkey

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    Is anyone running J's up front and heavies in the rear? The way my truck is set up now, it will only sit level with a bunch of weight in the back, which only happens a couple times a year. With the ARB and winch, the front is sitting pretty looooow. Thanks.
     
  2. Rogue

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    I am.

    The back of my truck is loaded up with a bunch of stuff too. I still have not removed my third row seats, have a large recovery kit(chains, straps, shackles, snatch black, etc...), a full bag of tools, and other miscellaneous junk. The truck sits level and rides quite nice even when I have several passengers in the third row. I would estimate all of this stuff weighing in between 200-300 lbs without people back there.
     
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    I'm about to do that setup because my current setup with mediums and an ARB up front gives me a pretty big rake. When you did this setup did you change anything besides longer shocks and the caster kit?
     
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    I have the OME L shocks and no caster kit. The truck is a little touchy but not too bad.
     
  5. Big_Moose

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    I have the "J's" up front and the heavy 863's in the rear, with ARB, sliders - no rear bumper, extra weight or third row seats.
    Has a slight rake that really isn't that bad, and would settle when loaded.
    I changed the brake lines, and installed the caster correction bushings.
    I haven't changed the front shocks yet since they are still new :D!
    I have no vibrations and the truck handles really well.

    Joe
     
  6. Junk

    Junk

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    [quote author=FZJFillmore link=board=2;threadid=8342;start=msg70611#msg70611 date=1070464623]
    Is anyone running J's up front and heavies in the rear? The way my truck is set up now, it will only sit level with a bunch of weight in the back, which only happens a couple times a year. With the ARB and winch, the front is sitting pretty looooow. Thanks.[/quote]

    Don't know about now, but when Christo first got the J's, that's what a lot of folks were doing.

    [move] :flipoff2:[/move]
     
  7. MGBYLR

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    Are you guys running 35's with this setup and if so any real problems?