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Messages - Bearcat 74

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Links and Deals / Re: Chrome OEM brush guard
Looked everywhere I could think of to find the brackets and could not locate them.  Thought it over and made one last sweep.  Found them in the last place I looked, they are still attached to the vehicle.  LOL
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Links and Deals / Re: Chrome OEM brush guard
I'm not sure.  It was mounted on my samurai and I took it off.  I'll have to look.
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Links and Deals / Re: Chrome OEM brush guard
I have one of those guards behind my garage.  
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Pix and Vids / Re: Spartan locker install aftermath
You guys using Trackick power steering?  That's what I have in the garage
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Pix and Vids / Re: Spartan locker install aftermath
Thanks for the info.  I have a mini-spool in the back of mine and while I don't really need a front locker I don't know that I actually needed the mini-spool.   ;D


Power steering is in a box in the garage but I'm not putting it on until I re-tire and re-gear.  There's a set of 4.30's in the floor waiting for some 30x9.5's if my old tires ever wear out.
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Pix and Vids / Re: Spartan locker install aftermath
How much harder is it to steer and how much did your turning radius increase?
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Suzuki Brute, LJ10, LJ20,LJ50, LJ80 / Re: Latest LJ
Looks great
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Pix and Vids / Re: Stripe - yes or no ??
I removed mine and I like it mo'betta:


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Samurai Tech / Re: 1.3L Flat top pistons or not?
I really don't like bringing old threads back from the dead, but holy moly I really could use some info on where to source these pistons since Lee Built seems to have imploded on itself.
My current stock bottom end is in a sad state of compression and oil burning.  Wan't the best possible piston without going custom for my turbo setup.
When I built my 1.3L I ordered flat tops .020" over from Myron.  He went through the makers from crap to bestest most goodest and prices for them with me.  I got bestest most goodest and am more than pleased with the pistons and my dealings with Myron at Zuksoffroad.
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Samurai Tech / Re: Stage 1 Suzuki Samurai cup holder!
I screwed a 4.25" center bore hub cover to my trans tunnel for a cup holder.  I use mine to carry my thermos with coffee and if I carry something in a 20oz bottle or a can I slip it in an old koozy.  
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I noticed that I was getting some inversion when my tires were fully stuffed with the CJ/RUF.  I'm wanting to go to a bigger tire eventually so my bump stops needed some attention.  I went to the junkyard and spied a Dodge D50 and checked out the rear bump stops.  After some blood, many cuss words and summoning the strength of the junkyard pickers of old off came a pair of bump stops for $5.


These should work, bigly.


Compared to the stock ones: 




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Samurai Tech / Re: Is it a must to re-gear my transfer case?
NO! I would not use an aluminum carrier in the rear simply because of the strength issue.
You use the rear ALL THE TIME, and the front is only occasional. Even in 4wd, the rear still gets more stress.

Best bet is to get a "set" of 3rds.
AFAIK, all track/kick front 3rds are aluminum, all rear 3rds are steel.
Hopefully someone will confirm or correct.

Matt

BTW-Funny thing about my set of 3rds, I got them from my good wheelin' buddy Surly (RIP).
        He had them in two 5 gallon pickle buckets. They smelled like dill pickles for weeks!

Thanks.  Rear 3rds are steel but they are much larger and won't fit a sami housing. 

Guess I'll be switching out some gears.
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Samurai Tech / Re: Is it a must to re-gear my transfer case?
Are you running a kick 3rd in the rear or did you swap to the sami steel housing?  I've read that the aluminum kick 3rds won't work in the rear because they don't oil properly? 


I have a set of kick 4.30's that ask me everyday, "daddy, will you install me?"  If I don't have to swap into a steel case for the rear they're headed for some housings this weekend.
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Samurai Tech / Re: Question on a spring swap
My partner in crime held the tape on the front of the shackle instead of the center of the bolt. From center to center I'm 1" too short with the 43" spring.
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Samurai Tech / Re: Question on a spring swap
After a remeasure I don't think they're gonna fit.
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Samurai Tech / Re: Question on a spring swap
Rears
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Samurai Tech / Re: Question on a spring swap
I measured my cj's and I would still have to use missing links or extend the frame I think.
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Samurai Tech / Re: Question on a spring swap
The hammer man, I should have quoted him.


You in Greenville, TN?  I went to college at ETSU so I've been through there.
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Samurai Tech / Re: Question on a spring swap
I'm not far from you either.  Ain't you in Maryville?
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Samurai Tech / Re: Question on a spring swap
I'm going to pull the tie bolts and wire wheel the old springs and put them back together and then get started on the project.


I'll update with some pics