Suspension pop while turning or hitting a bump

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  1. Daltong2000

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    How's the price on those? I'm looking for the best possible ones for as little money spent as possible. I'm going make my own version of the renegade lightbar out of 5 or 6 of them as well. Attached to my roof basket
     
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    $60 for a pair, including the white covers. Check it out on Amazon. That’s where I got mine.

    You could get six of them for under $200.
     
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    Thank you. I was looking for a more affordable option compared to KC and PIAA
     
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    That wheel will set them out more than you want
    8 inch with 5 inches of backspacing sits them out to edge of flare
    any more and you'll be ripping flares off unless you run more bumpstop
    Wrangler Moabs ( 03-06) is what I run with 265-70-16s , sits them out to edge of flares width and backspacing above.
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    If you go " more affordable " then you are getting into the cheap and worthless line of lights. I used to run ( still have them ) Hella 700s, good light but with the Vision X Light Cannons no longer needed
     
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    I think he'd be good to go with the 500ff's like I have... They're as budget as I'd ever go or recommend going. Upgrade 100w bulbs in there and they're quite bright. No LED of course....

    I think 6 of them on a KJ would be overkill and also task the alternator too much though.
     
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    Is there a full led alternative that isnt going to break the bank? I have LED headlights and maybe sticking with the whole LED theme wouldn't be so bad
     
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    To get " good " LEDs it costs a good bit, unless you want them for looks. I have several sets of LEDs that have been sent to me to test over the years and while they do look bright, they do nothing but scatter a bunch of light in front of you , not out where you need it. Well just like LEDs in our headlight housings, do not work
     
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    Not that aren't garbage. You want quality led lights, like what Tom, Troy, a few others on here use... You'll spend as much on those as you will on a full OME spring lift.
     
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    Personally, I'd recommend getting the thing in driving condition before I went shopping for lights. ;)

    For what it's worth, I have some relatively inexpensive (it's complicated) lights up on my roof rack. I use them about ten days out of the year; a week or so during deer season coming back through some farm fields, then another 3-4 days during turkey season. I enjoy my Bilstein/OME lift ever time I drive it.
     
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    I'm getting it in running order before I do anything else. I was just asking advice for future reference
     
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    The fact the shop let you drive out with the spring like that is blowing my mind
     
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    Absolutely... I've seem shops mark a vehicle as unsafe to drive on the repair order for tires at 2/32" tread or for 1mm thick brake pads...

    This is at LEAST as dangerous. That shop ought to be fined or shut down if that's how they normally operate.
     
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    Over the last 40 years I have seen some really screwed up work that so-called auto repair shops did. But this has to be in about the top fifteen or maybe ten.
     
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    Got everything sorted out today. Spinning the isolator fixed the curve. Shop said I'd eventually need new sway bar links. So I'm going to replace those today
     
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    So who fixed it? The dumdum shop? I'm curious as to what they have to say for their sloppy installation work... plus the whole blaming it on the alignment guy. Every single technician that worked on that vehicle during and afterwards should have seen that and ID'd it as the problem within MINUTES.

    I mean, Cheese and Crackers bud, I called it before even seeing it, and then it took one picture on a 5.9" phone screen in the parking lot of Kroger and I could see it while distracted be the pretty girl in front of me in about 30 seconds.
     
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    In running the spring and shock like that even for a few days it has done reversible damage to both of them.
    That is what you get when you go to a shop that has no idea what they are doing.
    4x4 shop close to where I used to live, had been in business 25-30 years did not like KJs, said they could never be lifted, got a lot of work from them. Used to go there just so the Techs could crawl around underneath and ooo and ahhh LOL
     
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    Those can cause a popping too.

    That spring had a nasty curve to it. Glad you got it fixed. Someone post the welded up spring perch! I gotta see this.
     
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    The shop I initially took it to for the lift straightened it out. After 2 trips back over there telling them to fix it.

    From what I can see and feel, theres no permanent damage to shock or spring. thank God.

    Thing is this shop claims they've done 5-6 libertys over the past decade. I have no idea how this slipped through their look.

    Shop did make a snarky comment when I was leaving that has me paranoid they did something to intentionally mess it up though. One of the technicians said "I have a feeling you'll be bringing it back to us soon for some more work or repairs. You got me this time but I'll get you next time" and just laughed.
     
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    Welded studs on top plate.