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Old March 2nd, 2012, 04:32 PM   #81
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no havent been on, work 2 jobs so making time to get onto here is sometimes spotty specialy when most of the helpful insite has expired. rebuilt front axle asembly late last night and got the front brake lines ordered. hopefully sunday can cut out exhaust on drivers side and rerun it to give me someore clearance for starter removal. going to get tires back on it and see how it flexes and drives and if im not to happy with it then ill start saving again and think about a 3 link setup cause a 4 link will never work with the 318 and 727 trans. driver side has zero room unless i ditch the duel exhaust and im not willing to do that. so guess from here see how it goes, got enough info and insite to make me dangrous for a while and plus i have the special olympicas to start training for
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 04:35 PM   #82
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Don't look at the bars themselves, but instead draw imaginary lines between the mounting points. I can't see where the axle side track bar mount is, but I took a swag in this pic, and seems reasonable to me.

thanks i didnt relize that was how to look at it, i thought it was bars themselfs but it makes sence after u said that. like i said first time doing suspension setup so im doing the best i can whith what little i know in this dept. thanks for the help on drawing that for me.
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 10:02 PM   #83
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Let's see if this is any clearer;
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 06:47 AM   #84
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 05:02 PM   #85
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so how long is everyones trac bar? my drag link is 32". think thats long enough for my trac bar?
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Track bar is 38" in that picture.
Drag link is 36" Frame rails are 33".
But where you 'stick' it is just as important!
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Old March 14th, 2012, 04:37 PM   #87
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well figured id throw up some updates since somany people gave me some good advice. got front end all put togher sitting on her tires. flexed it out with cherrypicker and it actuall had alot more flex then i thought with the trucks weight on it. ( so everyone was right and i was wrong with the jack lmao) trac bar seems ok but the steering isnt going to fly. my tre at pitman arm is maxed out at ride heigth and i cant adj it enough to steer it full left and right so steering has to change. i got some new knuckles and a full crossover steering setup underway to help with the angles (also draglink is at 21deg at ride height). also will have to do a otk trac bar setup. the trac bar has to mount on inside of pass coil spring in order to clear the steering. so i am going to loose the big trac bar drop bracket and mount it to outside a little past unibody in order to keep the longest trac bar i can and with the amount of lift i have it should still be fairly long and go from there. hopefully have some pics up soon got rear getting done thisweekend and then ill turn it around and redo the front so it can hopefully be allaround better off.
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Old July 31st, 2012, 07:25 PM   #88
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well its finished finally. thank you guys for all imput and help along the way. i ended up making my own steering and trac bar out of 15/8 1/4 wall dom and comb of heim joint and tre. also changed pitch of upper control arms. i am happy with the results but what is ur guys thoughts. i appricate the imput positive or negitave. the tire is 31" off ground when rear tires started to lift off. new leaf pack so its stiff im shure it will get better since i had only 5 miles on it when i flexed it.
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Old July 31st, 2012, 07:33 PM   #89
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well its finished finally. thank you guys for all imput and help along the way. i ended up making my own steering and trac bar out of 15/8 1/4 wall dom and comb of heim joint and tre. also changed pitch of upper control arms. i am happy with the results but what is ur guys thoughts. i appricate the imput positive or negitave. the tire is 31" off ground when rear tires started to lift off. new leaf pack so its stiff im shure it will get better since i had only 5 miles on it when i flexed it.
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Old July 31st, 2012, 09:57 PM   #90
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put a watts link on it
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Old July 31st, 2012, 10:08 PM   #91
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How much flex do you need? You've got more than enough IMO to get through obstacles. Now it will be up to driver's ability, etc. Looks good. You'll never get the flex that Hancho's razr has, you're gonna just have to accept that :)
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i like it. sweet truck. but the PVC Snorkel??? id 86 that and buy a real one so it does not look foolish.
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Old August 1st, 2012, 08:59 AM   #93
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i am very happy with the flex. i was just saying everything is stiff still so it will get a little more later thats all. the snorkle looks better i just changed it from 2" the 3" since the v8 didnt like 2". i will paint it black like it was before just havent had the time. im to cheap to buy a nice one since i made that for under $20 lol.
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It's a good looking jeep. Did you build the hood or is that made by a company?
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Old August 1st, 2012, 01:34 PM   #95
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built it cause i couldnt find one at a desent price and made it for free except some time. its one that appears good from far but is far from good upclose lol. thank you
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318 jeep xj project homebrew - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest
that is a link to my build if u want to see how i made the hood if your interested
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318 jeep xj project homebrew - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest
that is a link to my build if u want to see how i made the hood if your interested
I'll check it out tonight. I need to do something to vent heat from electric fans better.
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Looks good, but did you run into a swingset and get it caught on your front bumper?
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Looks good, but did you run into a swingset and get it caught on your front bumper?
what you mean? thats a heavy ass bumper, but i didnt build it came on jeep. one of the only things i havent changed yet.
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Old August 1st, 2012, 03:32 PM   #100
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