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Snooty Poser
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Looking at the front upper mounts, it seems counterintuitive to place the joints on their "side". Wouldn't that cause more wear in the ball? I admit I know little, just trying to understand the thinking.
 

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Shouldn’t be an issue. With Heims I’ve seen claims that this orientation is “more correct” due to the fact that they are mostly side loaded. Several engineers have told me it’s bs. I’ve seen this done many times before and imo it makes for a stronger bracket. I’m not worried about it, if it fails I will post up.
 

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Yeah, the advantage in the bracket seems obvious.
 

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I like that bump stop mount/landing pad! May steal the idea for my TJ stretch. Originally I was looking at doing something similar to what you had on the white Jeep with the extended can mount, but I like this better, assuming that I have enough room to clear the tire at full flex. If not, I guess I'm back to the original plan.
 

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Discussion Starter · #130 · (Edited)
I like that bump stop mount/landing pad! May steal the idea for my TJ stretch. Originally I was looking at doing something similar to what you had on the white Jeep with the extended can mount, but I like this better, assuming that I have enough room to clear the tire at full flex. If not, I guess I'm back to the original plan.
Yeah, I was happy with what I had, then I saw this. I prefer the less stick out (less leverage on the frame). Mike came up with it and I am happy. Having JK width axles opens up some options.

Also the bump is more inline w/ shock which I prefer.

Edit: found pics of old setup, shocks were inline w/ bumps pretty good.
 

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What air bumps are those? Don't think I have ever seen any with that style pad on them before. It almost looks like a secondary bump stop. Am I seeing things?
 

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What air bumps are those? Don't think I have ever seen any with that style pad on them before. It almost looks like a secondary bump stop. Am I seeing things?
Longfranks has Synergy budget bumpstops.
https://www.polyperformance.com/sus...raps/synergy-budget-bumpstop-for-air-bump-can
The are aluminum bar with a daystar bumper.

The white Jeep had Edelbrock bumps that I made way back when.

LongFranks was done this way in case I decide I want an airbump down the road. The fabrication is done.
 

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Longfranks has Synergy budget bumpstops.
https://www.polyperformance.com/sus...raps/synergy-budget-bumpstop-for-air-bump-can
The are aluminum bar with a daystar bumper.

The white Jeep had Edelbrock bumps that I made way back when.

LongFranks was done this way in case I decide I want an airbump down the road. The fabrication is done.
Funny I just ordered all the stuff to do this. I’m still trying to find a clean way to do a landing pad on my leaf springs.

Anyways awesome rig.
 

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I am 99% sure they are custom. The rear JK bump bracket is for a straight frame vs the curved TJ frame.

It is hard to have off the shelf parts like that due to how much people's setup varies. Not many people have their axle in roughly the stock position to make plates for.

I did a similar deal on my jeep, just made them from 3/16, but did add a rib behind the can to the bottom of the frame. I felt that was important.

Been 2-3 years like that with a lot of hard bump hits and they're still solid.
 
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