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Old 11-25-2005, 08:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Stretch the front or not?

Ok, newb here. Here is my project, it was an 04 Rubicon until it went back rolling and sideward a half dozen times. Much new sheetmetal and parts later it came to this point:



Installed a new 1 3/4" .120 cage that mounts the seats, harness's, and ties through the front firewall to the tube fender plates and to the frame at 4 points here:


Then I went to work stretching the rear and cut the rear frame off after reading PT's thread many times.

In went a 9" full width rear with a TrueHi9 HP center section with a Detroit, 5.38s, and Moser 40 spline axles. After cycling the suspension a few dozen times the Bighorn 15" airshocks were moved up to cage mounts through the body and I started working the 78 F250 D44 HP HD axle, it is full width w/33 spline Dutchman alloys, Detroit, and all new Chevy outers used 1.5" DOM to mount the 15" Bighorn coilovers.


After reading the board for several days I built the front truss for the upper 4 link mounts and set the 2" .50 wall links at 40" for the lowers which made the WB 106".


I am really not sure if I should move the front forward another 2" and aim for 108" on the 40" MTRs now?
Should I stay or should I extend the frame up front? I have been thinking that the 40s may be too short for the WB but the backroll thing is still haunting me?

What do you guys think?
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Old 11-25-2005, 09:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think those are the ugliest Red X's I've ever seen.

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sorry- they work for me both home and at work... what service works here?
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I hear red star works pretty well, but I know I can't talk because I don't have one yet. Either get someone to post em or use photobucket or the like.
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Who is doing all of your work, I didn't know you were that far along...
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Old 11-27-2005, 11:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Who is doing all of your work, I didn't know you were that far along...
Don- I do 100% of my own work.
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Old 11-27-2005, 12:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Posat a link for pics. I wont to see what your doing and how. I may be doing something simillar soon on a TJ.

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I should have figured...hope to see the rig sometime
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Old 11-27-2005, 01:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Moving the front 2" can only help you, if you have the room for it (steering clearance). Looks good, I like it

any info on bighorn coilovers? I've never heard of them
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Old 11-27-2005, 02:53 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Speed- this should work until Lance gets my redstar payment.
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Chris- I started using them basically on a whim. I had really bad luck with King airshocks and went to the BigHorn airshocks and liked them alot more. Have not wheeled the Bighorn Co's yet so don't have much to say. I bought them from Tod at Desert Fab:
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