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Old 12-10-2011, 04:22 PM   #76 (permalink)
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That's eye to eye. Too short?
no i dont think so.. Did you strech the front at all? i didnt read back to see. also depends where you placed your link mounts. mine are on the crossmember you look like it is just ahead of member. i think you would be just fine.. Any one else thoughts?

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Old 12-10-2011, 04:41 PM   #77 (permalink)
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Yea, front will be stretched a few and inches and the mounts sit right in front of the crossmember.
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:44 PM   #78 (permalink)
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Yeah see that should make it the same as mine. Hope it works lol. Should have my links back by Monday.
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:35 PM   #79 (permalink)
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That's eye to eye. Too short?
I hope not, because my upper CA is only 32" and 30" lowers, eye to eye.
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Old 12-11-2011, 04:55 AM   #80 (permalink)
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Have you checked tire clearance at full lock? Looks to me like yout tires will rub your lower links prolly 3/4 of the way threw your steering cycle.

And your link length is fine.
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:41 AM   #81 (permalink)
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Have you checked tire clearance at full lock? Looks to me like yout tires will rub your lower links prolly 3/4 of the way threw your steering cylce.

Here is a pic. It's just shy of the steering stops touching. Running a waggy pitman arm but would like to gain that extra bit.


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Old 12-12-2011, 02:22 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Got the pass side frame stiffener and link mount on today. Plan on picking up 2" tubing on Wednesday to make the control arms.

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Old 12-18-2011, 06:21 PM   #83 (permalink)
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Got the lower links together today. Decided to use Johnny Joints on both ends so I also placed an order for 2 more joints, nuts and tube inserts for the upper link. Lowers ended up at 36.75" and the wheelbase is at 106.5"






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Old 12-31-2011, 07:43 AM   #84 (permalink)
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:49 AM   #85 (permalink)
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Looking good, keep it up
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:32 AM   #86 (permalink)
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Are you still intending to use the Ruff Stuff panhard bracket, as pictured:




I have the same kit, but ditched both brackets it came with.. The axleside was too short to work with my high steer, and the frameside, well, as you may have noticed there's not a lot of material to weld on because of the contour of the frame.
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Any reason you can't push the axleside trackbar mount out in front of the coil? Or at least further over?

Can't tell from the pics.
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:48 PM   #88 (permalink)
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:52 PM   #89 (permalink)
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Are you still intending to use the Ruff Stuff panhard bracket...... and the frameside, well, as you may have noticed there's not a lot of material to weld on because of the contour of the frame.
Yes, going to use that bracket. The plan is to make some gussets to extend the lower part of the bracket. Since it came with the kit I figured it would be easier to modify it than make a whole new one.
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:54 PM   #90 (permalink)
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Any reason you can't push the axleside trackbar mount out in front of the coil? Or at least further over?

Can't tell from the pics.

I could have put the mount in front of the coil but I would not be able to use my high steer with it there.
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:20 PM   #91 (permalink)
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Picked up 2 XJ front driveshafts and a new yoke today. Hopefully I won't destroy the 1310 joints.






Made a list of what needs to be done to get a test drive in:

Finish trans crossmember
Flex suspension one more time to make sure everything clears
Weld up all the suspension components
Weld rear spring perches
Weld front frame stiffeners
Bleed brake lines
Replace freeze plugs
Modify driveshafts
Plus all the little things pop up


What needs to be done to wheel it:

Shocks
Bump stops
Axle vent hoses
Exhaust
Transfer case shifters
Front bumper or at least make some recovery points for the front
CB
Finish cutting down the runflats for beadlock wheels
Plus whatever little things pop up


And future projects:

Rebuild rear fenders and front floor pan
Durango gear box w/ hydro assist
Front and rear bumpers
Traction bar
Roll cage
Boatsides
Winch
Raise gas tank
New drag link and tie rod

Some members from my club are planning a trip to Gray Rock, Choccolocco Mountain, or Coal Creek this June so hopefully I'll make it pretty far down the lists.
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is that 3x3 angle you used to plate the frame? did you plate the inner part of the frame? if so do you have pics?
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:40 AM   #93 (permalink)
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is that 3x3 angle you used to plate the frame? did you plate the inner part of the frame? if so do you have pics?
3x3x3/16 angle. The only inner frame I plated is where the upper 3 link bracket is.
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:59 AM   #94 (permalink)
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Hey buddy i've been watchn your build on here and jeepforum, let me know if you need any help im over in n lakeland by lake gibson. Im building a 91 xj, its sittin on 4.5 and 33s right now.
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this looks familiar..

Here's what I did...


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Old 01-13-2012, 06:12 AM   #96 (permalink)
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let me know if you need any help im over in n lakeland by lake gibson. Im building a 91 xj, its sittin on 4.5 and 33s right now.
Will do, and if you need any help with yours let me know.


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this looks familiar..
Your Jeep is one of the ones I looked at when I was doing the brackets
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Will do, and if you need any help with yours let me know.
Sounds good buddy!
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Pulled the front end this morning and working on getting everything welded up.

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jkl, I love this build I plan on stealing more than one idea from you I have two questions, Why the DRW front end, just because you had it in the CJ8? Also are those stock height 52" springs? thanks alot

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Old 01-25-2012, 10:47 AM   #100 (permalink)
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Why the DRW front end, just because you had it in the CJ8?
Yes, but orginally bought the axle cause it was cheaper than a SRW version and allowed me to run the H1 wheels w/o a lot of clearance issues.


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Also are those stock height 52" springs?
They are suppose to be, bought them used so can't be 100% sure


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