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Got my links set where I wanted them, even with one of my heims frozen in place- just worked around it. I cycled everything to make sure it was all good. I don't have the 40s on it(haven't decided which beadlocks I want), but it looks like they'll just barely clear.







Measured to see if I could get full bump where I want it and the lowers will be close to the frame, but won't hit. Looks like I'm cutting a hole in the floor to get that extra 2" of up travel.



Next up is cutting that hole and coilover mounts. Excited to get it sitting on its own weight again. I feel like things will move much faster when I don't have to learn about whatever it is I'm working on while I'm working on it.
 

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So as not to clog up the plus size yj thread I thought about cutting my frame before the shock mounts but that's going to screw up everything behind it. I want to buy a yj frame and tub and swap all my current crap over. This one is pretty beat up.
 

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So on day 1 of coronatpformybungholewuhanwowiequarentine2020, after making my way to the supermarket to get important supplies such as beer, whiskey, and corned beef for st. patties day, the wife gave me the rest of the day to work on my pile.

I had some ruffstuff shock towers waiting to get welded up, so I fired up the mig, gathered up what little skill I had, and got to work.



Sick, I'll just go stick these on top of my frame... rails... mmmmph! Ok, so shock towers are taller than the amount of room I had from frame to tub. I swear I measured, but whatever. Out comes the cutoff wheel!





Much better. Lets get those tacked in place and hang some shocks off of them and check clearances!



Cool, cool...



Uh oh.

I need to move this bad boy inboard or it's definitely going to hit the caliper. I need to also move it back a little bit or the spring is going to hit the back of the truss as well. I'm not a fan of frenching the shock towers into the frame( I wanted to leave it uncut in case I decided to go with trailing arms one day.), but I think that's what I'll have to do. Going to need longer towers. Back to the drawing board. Ordered some super tall 18" Artec towers that I can french in. Hopefully, UPS doesn't halt operations or drop dead of a virus before they show up.
 

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What is happening as far as a cage goes above where the shock will mount? Maybe you can build a shock mount into the cage vs get a big chungus tower in there?
It could happen, but it would be a bit too far forward compared to where I wanted to land my c-pillar. Had also planned to mount my cage to the frame using poly bushings and something tells me sending all the rear suspension hits through that would be a bad decision.
 

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Fair enough. Was just another alternative to mega tower.

Don't know how I just put together that you're in Spreckles. We lived there when I was a kid. On railroad between third and fourth. Really liked it.

Continue on.
 

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CLUTCH! FUCK YEAH. :smokin:


OP- Why not move the shock to the front of the axle, and build a flat plate on the top of the LCA bracket; then land the shock on the LCA bracket?

This is a front example, but here...
I like that idea. Probably still going to french into the frame to make sure I have tire clearance at full stuff.
 

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It could happen, but it would be a bit too far forward compared to where I wanted to land my c-pillar. Had also planned to mount my cage to the frame using poly bushings and something tells me sending all the rear suspension hits through that would be a bad decision.
Don't pretty much all factory shocks use rubber bushings in them? That's really no different than connecting a coilover to a cage that's bushed to the frame. Cage tie-in bushings are much beefier than what's sitting in a factory shock.
 

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SHELTER IN PLACE!

What if I don't like the place I'm sheltering in?
Have they dropped that one on San Diego county as well?

My parents haven't said anything about it, but they're old and don't get out much, so they might not notice even if it was in place.
 

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Have they dropped that one on San Diego county as well?

My parents haven't said anything about it, but they're old and don't get out much, so they might not notice even if it was in place.
Not really. Just banned dine in restaurants and bars. We're heading out to the sandbox soon if that happens. Might as well shelter somewhere I can have fun. Netflix and pornhub only go so far... :D
 
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