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Old August 24th, 2012, 10:28 PM   #161
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Got a chance to install new used control arms. I snagged a set of arms with flex joints at one end with adjustable uppers. Big thanks to frdtruckman Rich for those. After welding all this steel to my jeep it seems that I may need to measure out every thing alignment wise. It almost feels like one of my axle is no longer positioned correctly. I wonder if my wheel base is the same on each side? Any advice using a tape measures and angle gofers to put me into spec would be helpful
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Old August 25th, 2012, 08:30 PM   #162
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This thing drives like poop
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Old August 25th, 2012, 08:33 PM   #163
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What have you done lately? Did you get the new arms in? Might be the uppers are set too long if you did put them in. What is it doing?
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Old August 25th, 2012, 09:06 PM   #164
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Everything feels soft. It also dances around my lane. I hope tomorrow I can do some measures and adjust anything out of place. I'm shooting for five degrees caster , and staying within 3° of my front drive shaft
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Old August 25th, 2012, 09:07 PM   #165
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Everything feels soft. It also dances around my lane. I hope tomorrow I can do some measures and adjust anything out of place. I'm shooting for five degrees caster , and staying within 3° of my front drive shaft
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Old August 26th, 2012, 04:18 PM   #166
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Well my toe was 1/2" out for some reason. I also measured with my magnetic angle finderon the flat spot on the diff cover and came up with 87°, my pinion was at 7° I think. I forgot to write that down after I measured. It drives much better now.

I also finished my endcaps, some more fender trimming, and a transfer case skid.
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Old August 26th, 2012, 05:31 PM   #167
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You has a happy then? I do. I drove mine a few days ago. Perfection.
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Old August 26th, 2012, 06:21 PM   #168
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Yes I am fairly happy. I may play with the toe some more and find a sweet spot.
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Old August 27th, 2012, 09:44 PM   #169
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So here they are. I spent the weekend at rocks and valleys. The jeep worked awesome! With my newly installed body protection it gave me extra confidance to try harder obsticals. I even crawled winch hill only winching once. I did find a few busted up things once arriving home. My rear drive shaft took a beating, the exhaust did also, my front axle joints need some full circle clips or an almost alloy kit, and my leafs sagged out pretty far, and my steering was bent up some. All in all a fantastic weekend! Now for pics.






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Old September 5th, 2012, 08:45 PM   #171
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Old September 5th, 2012, 08:57 PM   #172
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Scott your Jeep did awesome.
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looks good, if didnt know any better your jeep looks like Joes jeep twin.
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Yeah except that one part......... Damn under cut logs any how
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Awesome! But is that an Impala wagon body on a truck frame, and big meats, in the back?
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Ooo ps you need a locker lol
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Yes it is...... That's the G-Ma's grocery getter
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I believe it was a caprice
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I seen you heading into the hump trail nice looking rig
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