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Old January 16th, 2016, 11:26 PM   #361
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the stamped housing of the 9" is nice in the fact that you can easily weld to it... but its also not very thick. id consider a small truss and mounting your link mounts to that before you get too far ahead. but i have to admit that ive never seen anyone mount to the stock housing, so i cant say ive seen it fail either... just food for thought, its something id be weary of.

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Old January 16th, 2016, 11:47 PM   #362
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the stamped housing of the 9" is nice in the fact that you can easily weld to it... but its also not very thick. id consider a small truss and mounting your link mounts to that before you get too far ahead. but i have to admit that ive never seen anyone mount to the stock housing, so i cant say ive seen it fail either... just food for thought, its something id be weary of.

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I got a back bone truss laser cut and it is out at the sheet metal shop right now getting bent in the press brake. As soon as I get that back I will weld it in place and tie the uppers mounts to it

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Old January 17th, 2016, 05:58 AM   #363
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They look too close to the end of the axle. Make sure you have a tire mounted up and flex it out 100% before you burn in the welds. Mine clears when I flex it and my tires still rub the shock when wheeling.

In hindsight they look about the same location as mine.



I can't find a good pic with trail tires on it.

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Old January 17th, 2016, 08:06 AM   #364
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My first time welding the driver side it was too close to the end of the axle. Got it right the first time on the passenger side and then fixed the driver side. So far the only clearence issue is the cross member but that is gone now, going to flex it out again today and make sure everything clears

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Old January 17th, 2016, 03:32 PM   #365
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Well, after a ton of time after checking clearances, everything fits.
Lower arm clearance
Tub clearance

Tire clearance
Looks like I forgot to take a picture of the frame to air shock clearance but at full droop on one side and full bump on the other side the air shock is about .5" away from the frame.
I ended up with just under 6" of up travel

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Old January 17th, 2016, 06:00 PM   #366
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I suspect in real world use you're gonna have shock contact with both frame and tires
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Old January 17th, 2016, 06:17 PM   #367
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I suspect in real world use you're gonna have shock contact with both frame and tires
ill second this only because ive already been down this road. my shocks rub my tires and i ruined a shock shaft this summer when it made contact with my bump stop, it was clear when i flexed it on the hoist but hit during wheeling.
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The picture is kind of from a funny angle but there is an inch of clearance to the tire. The frame there is about a 1/2" so the only way I see that contacting if my rod ends develop play

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Old January 17th, 2016, 08:18 PM   #369
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Your tire will rub your shock but that's not a big deal. Mine have always rubbed when wheeling with no negative results.
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Old January 18th, 2016, 05:21 AM   #370
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Your tire will rub your shock but that's not a big deal. Mine have always rubbed when wheeling with no negative results.
Cool, and if after my first time out I see evidence of the shock hitting the frame I can always just spend an afternoon and notch the frame.

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Old January 24th, 2016, 08:29 PM   #371
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Im getting closer...Transmission cooler and lines are hooked up, driveshafts lengthened and my cross member is almost built, just waiting on 2 more laser cuts.
With the new cross member I don't see it at all possibly to fit an exhaust tube on the drivers side. So I'm going to ditch my dual 2.25" set up for a single 2.5"" system that runs all the way out the back.
Other than that I'm waiting on a few more parts and it should be fired up next week sometime!

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Old January 30th, 2016, 03:18 PM   #372
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Truss


Radiator mounts

And I came up with a pretty cool way to make dual exhaust still work


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Old January 31st, 2016, 06:46 PM   #373
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Test fire was a no go tonight..
Fuel cell is pumping gas but I'm not getting spark. I'll plug a code reader in tomorrow but hopefully I just missed a sensor to plug in

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Old January 31st, 2016, 07:21 PM   #374
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Anyone know if it could possibly be the nuetral safety switch? It wasn't an issue before because there was no auto there. Now that the computer sees there is an auto transmission in place it won't let it fire?

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Old January 31st, 2016, 07:23 PM   #375
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I would think That should prevent crank, not loss of spark.
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I would think That should prevent crank, not loss of spark.
this but i guess its possible
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check crank sensor behind starter
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Crank sensor is plugged in, camshaft sensor is good. Read something online about a coolant sensor on the side of the block that could cause it. Otherwise I wouldn't be surprised if I missed a ground somewhere

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Crank sensor is plugged in, camshaft sensor is good. Read something online about a coolant sensor on the side of the block that could cause it. Otherwise I wouldn't be surprised if I missed a ground somewhere

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there is a ground on the back of the head which i believe is for the coils
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Ok, I'll have to check that. I have power at the fuse but didn't check anything after that

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