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Old 11-22-2007, 11:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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home fabed long arms.

(1) 1/4" thick 2"x5" rectangle 40" long (cross member)$40
(2) 6"x4" angle iron (holds the cross member to the unibody rails) $15 each
(2) 1/4" 1 1/2"x1 1/2" square tubing 32" long (arms) $35
(4) LCA mount tabs free (scrap)
(2) johnny joints $44 each
(2) fixed joints $12 each
(2) rustys adjustable UCAs $150 used



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Old 11-22-2007, 12:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh boy! Here we go, Happy Thanksgiving. What did you trim the front fenders with, a honda civic? Your rock rails don't look bad at least.

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Old 11-22-2007, 12:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 11-22-2007, 01:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Why would you do that?
because booger welding is funner then that bolt on shit!
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the front fenders look like they were cut with an axe
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Old 11-22-2007, 01:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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the front fenders look like they were cut with an axe
hahaha

not to mention the UCA's are attached to the stock mounts.

you think he is friends with this guy??
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I shouldnt be making jokes, you should see my fabrications skillz
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Old 11-22-2007, 04:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
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PSSSSSSST You forgot to put the shocks back on......
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Old 11-22-2007, 06:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Holy loss of ground clearance Batman! I wonder if the driveshaft will clear the lower mount when the driver side droops out saying the change in the pinion doesnt blow the shaft up first.

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Old 11-22-2007, 06:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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He only lost 12" of clearance, he still has 6 more inches to go
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California's roads just got a bit more dangerous.
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Oh boy! Here we go, Happy Thanksgiving. What did you trim the front fenders with, a honda civic? Your rock rails don't look bad at least.
actually i was chewing up the tires w/ only 2" blocks on a trail so a guy w/ a cut-off wheel let me have at.

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PSSSSSSST You forgot to put the shocks back on......
i didnt forget i just didnt have extra steel to make shock brackets. it was a fun drive home.

its just progress i still have more work to do. becuase i wont be wheeling any time soon i just need 2 b able 2 drive it on the street.

the upper control arms will b welded onto the lowers sometime soon.
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becuase i wont be wheeling any time soon i just need 2 b able 2 drive it on the street.
All I can say is try and stay away from the fairfield and vacaville area 'cause when it goes I don't want my family around it.
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Old 11-22-2007, 11:21 PM   #14 (permalink)
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You just decreased the trail capabilty of your XJ by the massive decrease in ground clearance. A lot of work for nothing. You'd have been better off with drop brackets.

It is very difficult to design and build a long arm set up for an XJ that really works, and not that many have been able to do it. Many XJ long arm setups are useless. Getting hung up on a rock or berm is what stops you on a trail most often, so a considerable loss of ground clearance in order to get a better ride on the street is senseless. Design it with the mounting points tucked up inside the frame and now you're talking.
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I just laughed so hard I cried.
P.S. You might want to leave those LCA mounts there for when you get tired of being laughed at
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What loss of ground clearance? From the crossmember?
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Old 11-23-2007, 09:32 AM   #18 (permalink)
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What loss of ground clearance? From the crossmember?

Yes. Also, since the crossmember is low, the arms are also lower and can get hung up. They don't always slide nicely down the rocks.

Modifications should always be to get better performance....not just to do them.
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