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Old December 4th, 2007, 08:46 PM   #21
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I've got the Rock Krawler 3-link on my rig, and none of the mounts mount to the crossmember, and they offer a true 4-link, utilizing the mirrored mounts: http://rockkrawler.com/pages/catalog...p?r_itemID=143

It is nice though, not having to weld on the CA mounts, and having them all tied into one.
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I've got the Rock Krawler 3-link on my rig, and none of the mounts mount to the crossmember, and they offer a true 4-link, utilizing the mirrored mounts: http://rockkrawler.com/pages/catalog...p?r_itemID=143

It is nice though, not having to weld on the CA mounts, and having them all tied into one.
Doesn't the RK kit use Heim Joints? Thats one thing that would steer me away from it.


Tim I should take better pics of the skid plate x member Ironman built for my ZJ. The front arms don't attach to it, they attach to the frame stiffeners(is that a word). Then the x member/skid bold to that.
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Doesn't the RK kit use Heim Joints? Thats one thing that would steer me away from it.


Tim I should take better pics of the skid plate x member Ironman built for my ZJ. The front arms don't attach to it, they attach to the frame stiffeners(is that a word). Then the x member/skid bold to that.
Yea...I have seen pics of your rig but not good ones of the crossmember. The wife wants me to build her a ZJ so that will be the next project....when money permits.:tonka:

I have a feeling since "she" wants it, money will be a little easier to come by.

I'm not all that worried about having to pull the crossmember to pull the trans...I mean how often do you have to pull the trans? And if you do, it's enough work already, a few extra bolts and a couple of straps to hold the axle up isn't really a big deal. I mean even with having to pull the crossmember, it would still be faster and easier to pull the trans in the XJ than it would be to pull the trans in the Taurus we did a couple of weeks ago.
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Kit adds a drop pitman arm.....very beefy.



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Old December 4th, 2007, 11:17 PM   #25
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Here is the problem I was talking about with the bump stop. According to all info, The 87-96 models had larger diameter mounts then the 97-01. But this one is a 95 and it has the smaller diameter mounts. Might be a thing with the 2 wheel drive XJ but i'm not sure.

Not a big deal, A quick message to Matt with BDS and a new set is on the way.

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Old December 4th, 2007, 11:49 PM   #26
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The BDS kit has these slick control arm skid plates. Really stiffen up the mounts and protect the ends.

They are weld on.



Cool pic, is this bad for the camera? :tonka:



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Old December 5th, 2007, 01:07 AM   #27
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Spicer joints in a d30 IMHO are overrated. I like the brute force solids. Lifetime warranty. Same with the ball joints. I am going wear this crap out, so I want lifetime warranty stuff.
Looks great so far, I haven't got a chance to see the BDS kit close up.

As far as I know everyone else is still running production joints based on the 297X design... Spicer's 760X is really a superior joint. A lifetime warranty joint doesn't mean much in a front end because while a shaft will fail about 50% of the time, a u-joint failure almost always takes out the shaft as well. Often your locker will be damaged too.

Just something to think about. I broke a couple brute force 297's before I went to Spicer 760's with no issues. Last trip out I threw a cap on one of my cryo'd spicers, so I swapped a stock one in, and wheeled the rest of the weekend without issue.

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Yea, the 760's are the goal but right now I still have the small u-joints. I have to find a set of TJ shafts or save up for the alloy shafts.

That's on the list. I haven't had any experience with any of the 297's or the 760's. All my rigs have had the smaller u-joint.
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Yea, the 760's are the goal but right now I still have the small u-joints. I have to find a set of TJ shafts or save up for the alloy shafts.

That's on the list. I haven't had any experience with any of the 297's or the 760's. All my rigs have had the smaller u-joint.
Ah ok, sorry didn't see that.

Go with alloy USA shafts when the times comes. They are very well built for the price and come with 760's (or maybe the x-joint now) already installed.
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Old December 5th, 2007, 01:52 PM   #30
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I thoroughly enjoy this thread.

Edit: Just saw the winch pictures, are you going to rebuild it or just clean it up?

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Old December 5th, 2007, 01:55 PM   #31
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How bout YOU shut the fukc up, quit taking things entirely too seriously like every other dumbass who has posted in response to my comments and then go play hide and go fukc yourself with your dumbass friends. There's an idea!
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Old December 5th, 2007, 02:46 PM   #32
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Here is the problem I was talking about with the bump stop. According to all info, The 87-96 models had larger diameter mounts then the 97-01. But this one is a 95 and it has the smaller diameter mounts. Might be a thing with the 2 wheel drive XJ but i'm not sure.

Not a big deal, A quick message to Matt with BDS and a new set is on the way.

My '95 4x4 has the smaller bump stops too. Actually, it only has one currently.
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Old December 5th, 2007, 03:22 PM   #33
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Yea...I have seen pics of your rig but not good ones of the crossmember. The wife wants me to build her a ZJ so that will be the next project....when money permits.:tonka:

I have a feeling since "she" wants it, money will be a little easier to come by.
Want to buy mine?:tonka:
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First, I am totally confused by Black Magic XJ's comment.

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My '95 4x4 has the smaller bump stops too. Actually, it only has one currently.
It's odd, I looked around...not super hard but I looked a little, and that's where most make the break for big and little.

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Want to buy mine?:tonka:
YOU Mr. jackass....are the reason she wants one "built". She saw the pics of yours and liked it. Could she want something simple like 4 inches and 31's? Noooooooooooooooooo....she wants big and bad.

BTW...that damn thing on the road yet?
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Old December 5th, 2007, 04:26 PM   #35
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BTW...that damn thing on the road yet?

Hey this thread isn't about my Jeep its about yours


























and to answer your question check post #31
http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthr...t=69234&page=2
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Old December 5th, 2007, 04:56 PM   #36
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Just noticed......this doesn't seem like it's going to fit. More on that later.

Nice buttplug.
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Old December 5th, 2007, 05:00 PM   #37
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OOps, McLovin beat me to it.
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So, how was that Buttplug, McLovin?
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Old December 5th, 2007, 07:01 PM   #39
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Got the box from BDS today. Super fast shipping for a correction. Here are the 3 bump stops. The correct one popped right in with a little help from some silicone.

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