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Old March 31st, 2009, 11:00 AM   #21
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ya, i welded the bracket to the sub frame later that day!
should have taking pictures of it after that.
still, why did you re-use the factory crossmember? instead of making a whole new one, and gusseting the link mounts to it
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Old March 31st, 2009, 11:48 AM   #22
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still, why did you re-use the factory crossmember? instead of making a whole new one, and gusseting the link mounts to it
i could have, but it works either way.i know it would be stronger. i personally think that i will not have any problems. if i do, thats what i will do.
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Old March 31st, 2009, 12:04 PM   #23
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i could have, but it works either way.i know it would be stronger. i personally think that i will not have any problems. if i do, thats what i will do.
Why leave yourself a margin for error and not just do it right the first time?
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Old March 31st, 2009, 12:15 PM   #24
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i appreciate your concern! i'll look in to it
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 05:11 PM   #25
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any pics of just the long arms like not installed or any other pics of the arms just curious might have to build a pair
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Old April 4th, 2009, 10:41 AM   #26
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i don't have any before pictures . but i'll get some pictures of just the long arm for you!!
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Old April 4th, 2009, 10:42 AM   #27
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swwet thanks
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Old April 14th, 2009, 02:06 PM   #28
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Was this in Shelby Michigan today? I swear i seen this parked in a driveway. I passed it in my 99 white XJ.
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Old April 14th, 2009, 06:12 PM   #29
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i dont think cody was in shelby today. i dont think its too bad of a job for your first longarm build. we got some new stuff at the park for you to try.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 02:13 PM   #30
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Was this in Shelby Michigan today? I swear i seen this parked in a driveway. I passed it in my 99 white XJ.
wasn't me
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Old April 15th, 2009, 06:54 PM   #31
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You cut up the original lower control arms, and used the ends on the new long arms?
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Old April 16th, 2009, 12:54 PM   #32
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You cut up the original lower control arms, and used the ends on the new long arms?
yes, but they were aftermaket lower control arms

as seen in picture eleven.
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Old April 17th, 2009, 02:46 PM   #33
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drew91xj Heres some more pictures sorry it took so long. its a little dirty and dark sorry.



as you can see i need some new wheels they rub a bit






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Old April 17th, 2009, 02:50 PM   #34
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I am putting mine on tomorrow. I can not wait.
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Old April 17th, 2009, 02:52 PM   #35
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ten times better with the long arm.(well i like it)
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Old April 18th, 2009, 07:52 AM   #36
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thakns you have a pm
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Old April 18th, 2009, 10:31 PM   #37
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Got it done tonight, took it for a ride, No shocks waiting for them to come in. So far I love it. Rides much better!!
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Old April 18th, 2009, 11:11 PM   #38
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I will not rip on a guy for fabricating things for his rig.Everyone starts out somewhere but consider this some constructive criticism.The unibody on an XJ is roughly 1/16 thick so by welding what looks to be 3/8 to 1/2 to it for the long arm attach point and not tying it back into a solid cross member from side to side you will fatigue the unibody around the area you welded it to and it will crack and bust.If you take what you have there and connect your two sides together it will help distribute some of that load you are putting on that one spot.If a guy don't want to take the time to build an elaborate bracket like Rusty's Offroad uses for there cross member slash long arm bracket then at bare minimum plate the area in front and behind where you attach the control arm to with 1/8 and plug weld every few inches.That method may not be the ideal way of doing it but it will help immensely.I'm not trying to take anything away from you because it looks like it works great but there is a few things to think about especially if you drive this on the road.Keep the wheels turnin and great work.
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Old April 19th, 2009, 10:22 AM   #39
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Good work Cody, it looks way better than when I had it. Great job. We need to hook up next time I am up there and drink a beer.
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Old April 19th, 2009, 09:07 PM   #40
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Got it done tonight, took it for a ride, No shocks waiting for them to come in. So far I love it. Rides much better!!
you will half to send me some pictures of it
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