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I should have mentioned I have about 12" + or - in the rear and about 13 1/4" in the front I know my front shocks are to stiff I stood on it last night doesnt droop much. I am concerned that the rear might be to soft and low. THE GUYS AT Fox want me to drive it then call them. I measure at the firewall bottom most forward tube and same spot in rear

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IMHO, soft is better than hard for off-roading & rock crawling. This is even true in racing. When I race/raced in the dirt vs pavement, I ran a much softer setup. This is even true for racing in the rain. Soften & pull the swaybar links. Soft is GOOD in this case, LOL!

rocmoc n AZ/Mexico

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ok rocmoc I guess Ill try it thats what I was thinking I ride a lot at lower speeds is and I want my suspension to work and not feel the bump threw out the trooper as u do from factory setup. When I go over rock or roots or a low spot I wasnt my wheels to travel up or down wich ever way they need to go and not feel like im bouncing over the stuff thats not how it should work. I know Im being a little picky I havntt been on the trooper in a mounth and an 1" to 1 1/2 even tow isnt a lot but man it looks like it I do have 30" tires and Id say 12" at the lowest spot is were I am and Id rather it be a little soft than stiff as u said as well. So you think the ride hieght will be ok???????????????????

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Rocmoc have u had any trouble with the rear diff locker pin nOt sliding back in on it's own?? I took cable off and lubed it he best I could I think the cable feels ok I held it with pliers while working the locker lever and didn't take much force in eathier direction! I had it jacked up wheels off ground and I spun tires and pulled pin till they were at what I feel is full lock I let go of pin doesn't really wanna go back in on it's own Enless I keep the wheels moving the. It slowl goes back did the a couple times. Then I hook It all back up have the cable adjusts to what I feel is locked and release cable and it's basically the same result I assist the pin with a screw driver goes back in! I even drove it up down driveway same result kinda at a loss any help???

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Never had any of those problems. Lenny is more the expert of playing around with the diff & the locker setup. I'm sure he will join in when he can. I would check the cable to make sure it is not coming apart inside of the protective/slide tube. Water can get inside and rust the cable causing the cable to slide poorly. After time the cable can rust all the way thu & break.

rocmoc n AZ/Mexico

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Been out for a few days so couldn't answer sooner. I run 10 to 12 pounds in the rear for general trail and hot rodding trails. Rock crawling and sand dunes I like about 8 pounds and if I load it down with survival gear and my dogs and lots of tools, spare etc, I'll run maybe 13-14 pounds. I will also tighten up my spring preload when riding heavy. I'm running 31" tires. The front is generally about 2 psi less in each case then the rears. My throttle cable was rusted with individual strans broken and catching inside the sheathing. Going to stainless steel in a teflon sleeve made things much more free.

Lenny

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I use 15" wheels that have flat centers. these can be redrilled to the Trooper pattern. I found four on Ebay that weigh only 11 ounds each. 15" tires are easy to find, selection is unlimited nearly and lots of good used ones out there for next to nothing. Just bought a pair of like new 31x10.5-15 off road tires for $25 each at a thrift store.

Lenny

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Thanks Kinarfi. I'll be flying to Florida soon, and I've thought of buying two tires, taping them together and bringing them on the plane. I'm that desperate. UTV tires are VERY expensive here, and there's only one tire available at 14" - an ITP that a small Costa Rica dealer has at the border. $165 for the fronts (I have the two rears -$180 each!!!, purchase when an egg showed up on my sidewall) The ITPs look nice and relatively flat when off the rim, but turn into a bubble when on it. I'm guessing it won't last in this terrain, but had no choice.

Ahhh 15 inch rims. I may have to go that route / with agressive truck tires. $25 / tire??? Not here. Used tires here are IN DEMAND, which is why people will pay $25 for a mediocre well used car tire. I gave away a tire that had 9 patches on it, including the sidewall (came with my used car) and I KNOW the guy would have bought it from me had I asked for $10.

I know the original Joyner tires are $100 for a rear, and I'm fine with mine - at 2900 miles the thread is at half. But I can't get them here, and shipping is ridiculous.

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Agreed shipping sucks.

Tinman

If you really want tires, it will be a bit but when i get new tires on my trooper, my old all 4 tires are yours if you pay just shipping (if shipping is reasonable) front tires are still meaty and rear are at 40-60% if u want photos just ask.

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