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Old March 5th, 2013, 11:51 PM   #101
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To techish for me, install leafs and let her' eat with the big meats!
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Old March 6th, 2013, 08:44 AM   #102
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is it a grand for all new upper and lower arms? Front/rear? I'm in the same boat, wanting to keep a small lift for daily driving easy, and just not wanting a tall wheeler. I've got my leaf sprung postal cj for bigger stuff.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 10:11 AM   #103
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Yeah, 1000 for 8 arms
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Old March 6th, 2013, 10:50 AM   #104
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Yeah, 1000 for 8 arms
That better be one hell of a hand job!
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Old March 6th, 2013, 02:40 PM   #105
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That's 8 arms with currie Johnny joints on both ends
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Old May 11th, 2013, 08:28 PM   #106
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New bling for the waggy axles...37's on the way this week I believe. I've decided to go with currie short arms, OME 2.5" springs, and undecided on shocks yet. Should be pulling in the garage to get started on axle swap in a week or two.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 08:30 PM   #107
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Anyone with experience doing a rear disc conversion want to stop over and give me a hand, I would love some help when I get the parts here.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 08:32 PM   #108
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Anyone with experience doing a rear disc conversion want to stop over and give me a hand, I would love some help when I get the parts here.
Weld on brackets?
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Old May 11th, 2013, 08:33 PM   #109
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Yeah, that's the plan, I'm not aware of any bolt on brackets that fit the waggy 44 axle.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 09:08 PM   #110
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When I did mine I clearances the pads, calipers and brackets to get the farther in to clear my 15" wheels and pressurized the calipers to set the placement and clamped nuts between the bracket and rotor for final welding
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Old May 11th, 2013, 09:10 PM   #111
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I'm running 17" wheels, so clearance shouldn't be an issue, at least that's my hope. I'm just running small Chevy calipers in the rear.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 09:13 PM   #112
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You should have lots of room then
My 1/2 ton calipers clear my 15s
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Old May 15th, 2013, 01:56 PM   #113
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New Meats!!!!
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Old May 15th, 2013, 09:25 PM   #114
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Picked up ball joints yesterday for the front axle, caliper brackets for the rear showed up today as well, now I just need to finish up my jetta so I can start on my jeep.
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Old May 17th, 2013, 11:34 AM   #115
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Get on it! I'm liking them meats. I may see some in a 40ish size on the rig. ;)
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 05:42 PM   #116
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so...I dove headfirst into this last night, rear axle is out, new one is hooked up to the new currie arms, still have a lot to do to finish that up, pulling the front now. pics and more info will be coming.
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 09:53 PM   #117
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Axles under the jeep, calling it a night
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 10:48 PM   #118
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Sweetness! One more week you going to do it? :D
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 10:49 PM   #119
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Yeah, should be able to
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 09:39 AM   #120
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the currie arms with the jj's on both ends will flex way more than your jeep can on factory spring and shock locations. they are dirt simple, rebuildable, and strong. its a perfect setup for most rigs under 4' of lift. long arms unless frenched into the frame often drag. long arms cost way more. once u go long arm you aint going back. many off the shelf long arm kits have garbage geometry too. i just got currie arms for my rig.

i wanted to build my own arms, but the cost of all the pieces, cost near what arms do.
their welds are better than mine too.

i got lucky, and found a savvy aluminum gas tank skid, and front upper and lower currie arms for 350 used.

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