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10-20-2019 01:16 PM
sweeperstang
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Originally Posted by RWassink View Post
Wow that looks good. What did you use for the center in the front? 37s?
PEM manufacturing nodular housing with 4.56 gears and a 35 spline spool.

35" maxxis trepadors

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Do you have a write up on that front axle? Did you run reverse cut gears or flip the housing or what? (if you don't mind me asking)
10-20-2019 01:06 PM
RWassink
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Originally Posted by sweeperstang View Post
[QUOTE

I used 04 super duty dana 60 outers and sleeved the housing with 3.5" od x .25" wall DOM



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Wow that looks good. What did you use for the center in the front? 37s?[/QUOTE]PEM manufacturing nodular housing with 4.56 gears and a 35 spline spool.

35" maxxis trepadors

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10-20-2019 01:02 PM
sweeperstang [QUOTE
I used 04 super duty dana 60 outers and sleeved the housing with 3.5" od x .25" wall DOM

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Wow that looks good. What did you use for the center in the front? 37s?
10-20-2019 12:58 PM
RWassink
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What wheelbase is this? How did you do your front 9?
109"
I used 04 super duty dana 60 outers and sleeved the housing with 3.5" od x .25" wall DOM


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10-20-2019 12:51 PM
sweeperstang
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12" to the frame rail at full bump. Probably will set it to about 7" of uptravel, 4 link front and rear on ford 9s.

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What wheelbase is this? How did you do your front 9?
02-05-2019 08:33 AM
jeepertrains 42" tires, 82' tall
02-05-2019 07:13 AM
RWassink 12" to the frame rail at full bump. Probably will set it to about 7" of uptravel, 4 link front and rear on ford 9s.

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02-05-2019 07:01 AM
littlecrawler 51 Attachment 2918702

Attachment 2918704

Attachment 2918706

My TJ before the LJ Stretch. 73 6 of uptravel
08-28-2018 09:58 AM
HankScorpi0 Not a TJ but 21" to the frame rail



08-22-2018 02:13 PM
Tommy R
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Running a 14bolt? Any idea how far you have the pinion up and how your driveshaft length? I think mine is going to be 19" on a 100" wheelbase
Nope, just a Dana 44. I have a Sterling 10.5" waiting to go in sometime next year.

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Your mount points don't look THAT bad..... Maybe you just need larger tires !!!

For comparo, here's mine on 40's. I'm 23" to the frame rails, which puts you actually lower taking into account the tire size difference.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o6T...ew?usp=sharing

Yes, I definitely need bigger tires, but not until I get bigger axles installed. But regardless, I think the benefit of running a lower link mount that's higher up will be a big win in for belly clearance!
08-22-2018 01:07 PM
jimmih Your mount points don't look THAT bad..... Maybe you just need larger tires !!!

For comparo, here's mine on 40's. I'm 23" to the frame rails, which puts you actually lower taking into account the tire size difference.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o6T...ew?usp=sharing

08-22-2018 12:59 PM
HankScorpi0 Running a 14bolt? Any idea how far you have the pinion up and how your driveshaft length? I think mine is going to be 19" on a 100" wheelbase
08-22-2018 12:25 PM
Tommy R
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Originally Posted by HankScorpi0 View Post
You are catching the lower rear link mounts on the frame side? Your jeep looks exactly like my current ride height on 37's. Did you mount the rear of the gas tank skid to the bumper? im digging the current look. why shorten the rear arm stretch?
Yeah, catching the lower link mounts on the frame pretty frequently. Right now I'm on the long end of the "mid-arm" spectrum and am thinking a shorter arm would be okay if my geometry doesn't get much worse. But I'd prefer to keep the arm length and mount the brackets up higher. The wheelbase won't get shorter, though.

Yeah, the gas tank (Gen Right) bolts directly to the Undercover Fab backhalf kit after a lot of work. Here's a pic in process:


Here's a better pic:
08-22-2018 11:31 AM
HankScorpi0 You are catching the lower rear link mounts on the frame side? Your jeep looks exactly like my current ride height on 37's. Did you mount the rear of the gas tank skid to the bumper? im digging the current look. why shorten the rear arm stretch?
08-22-2018 10:43 AM
Tommy R Let's bring this one back from the dead. I'm about to put my Jeep under the knife again. In '08 I built a long arm for it and it was NOT a LCG build at all. In '16 I stretched/backhalved the rear and started focusing on a lower cg. Since I'm currently only running 37s I can't go too low because I'll drag my belly and/or link mounts on sharp breakovers/ledges....which I come across a lot.

Since I was tired of catching my long arms on these ledges I built the rear into more of a mid-length arm setup when I stretched it (99" now). That helped, but with my lower ride height I catch my lower link mounts too frequently. In the coming months I'll be converting the Jeep to a TJ-6 and want to address the rear suspension....again. Ideally I'd like to inboard or outboard the lower mounts for a smooth transition from belly to links.

I see some folks have achieved this and I'd love to see more pics of how you did it (preferably without heims as I daily this thing a lot). Most look to have bridged the gap between the chassis link mounts with steel plate and while this would provide a smooth transition, it also kills belly clearance so I'm hoping to avoid that option.

FYI, my chassis is currently at 19.5" (framerail to ground). Not what I'd call "LCG", especially since I need to raise it up a bit for more clearance. I'm also planning on going with a shorter rear arm (again) and will do the same up front when I re-do that end of the Jeep.

Here you can see my lower link mounts which catch everything:


Current ride height:
02-16-2018 01:35 PM
Mihlfeldl2005 I'll throw some pictures of mine up.

Snow picture is final ride height.

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02-16-2018 12:40 PM
Makers_Mark
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We had to cut the floor out to get proper separation on the frame side. Running 4 up 12 down in the rear.


Rexy doesn't look low without front fenders.
What part of MD are you located?
Harford county.

Here is a picture of my TJ next to a friend's, whose running a 3" lift with 32's.
01-30-2018 04:34 PM
SledgeHammer
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Originally Posted by Makers_Mark View Post
We had to cut the floor out to get proper separation on the frame side. Running 4 up 12 down in the rear.


Rexy doesn't look low without front fenders.
What part of MD are you located?
11-03-2017 04:14 AM
Makers_Mark We had to cut the floor out to get proper separation on the frame side. Running 4 up 12 down in the rear.


Rexy doesn't look low without front fenders.




11-02-2017 11:02 AM
caryt Just asking for a reference thats all...
10-31-2017 05:26 PM
over's tj Find stock one on a used car lot or something & take some measurements.

Not going to find a lot of stock TJ's around here

.. in the end when you're done with your build you'll probably realize getting these exact numbers really isn't necessary
10-31-2017 05:15 PM
stan o Can't tell ya, #1, sold the rig. #2, I chopped the rear frame off and raised it probably 4 inches and used 2" tube, so those numbers wouldn't help u any.


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10-31-2017 08:30 AM
caryt So what your axle to frame #?
10-30-2017 07:40 PM
stan o [QUOTE=caryt;42289146]Just a question what is the top of axle to bottom of frame measurement of a stock TJ?



What are you guys thinking for a Low COG[/

There is no magic number for low cog. It's all relative to region and type of wheeling. I liked boulder crawling. I kept my belly at 19" with 40's and 7" and 7" down travel. That's too low for mud, but I hate mud. It was too low a few other times and I turtles on big ledges, but it sure side hilled like a goat.


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10-30-2017 08:24 AM
caryt Just a question what is the top of axle to bottom of frame measurement of a stock TJ?

What are you guys thinking for a Low COG
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