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Old March 17th, 2016, 12:37 PM   #161
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Why would you build new control arms if your going to stretch soon?

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I'm building them from 1.75" DOM then when I stretch I'll use 2.25" x .25" wall DOM and just lengthen the center of my control arms by sleeving

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Old March 17th, 2016, 12:42 PM   #162
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Is it really that bad that you can't run with what you got for the time being? Your idea will work but you creating more work for yourself to build a weaker control arm in the end..

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Old March 17th, 2016, 12:47 PM   #163
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It's the reason I keep twisting driveshafts and going thru rear u joints. I need to make arms ASAP no matter what. Maybe I'll just cut the ends off the arms and use them to make new arms when I stretch, idk. But it's not Street drivable right now and I go thru a rear d shaft every wheeling trip

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It's the reason I keep twisting driveshafts and going thru rear u joints. I need to make arms ASAP no matter what. Maybe I'll just cut the ends off the arms and use them to make new arms when I stretch, idk. But it's not Street drivable right now and I go thru a rear d shaft every wheeling trip

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I think thats just the overwhelming power of the mini van motor.

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Old March 17th, 2016, 12:53 PM   #165
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I think thats just the overwhelming power of the mini van motor.

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Hey don't make fun of my two stroke minivan

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Old March 17th, 2016, 01:02 PM   #166
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What else do you need before you can start the stretch?

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Old March 17th, 2016, 01:04 PM   #167
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Buy a welder

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Old March 17th, 2016, 01:10 PM   #168
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Buy Adams from him haha, I don't think he has used it yet

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Old March 17th, 2016, 01:13 PM   #169
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Buy Adams from him haha, I don't think he has used it yet

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I doubt it'll ever get used lol I need money though. And I'd prefer a 220

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Old March 17th, 2016, 01:17 PM   #170
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Yea I bet your right haha, I thought it was 220 for some reason. If it's not definitely don't get it haha. I have needed to keep my 180 lincoln maxed out for most of the stuff I'm doing

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Old March 17th, 2016, 01:20 PM   #171
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Yea if it's Curt's old welder I know for sure it's only 120 because he plugged it in to our garage haha

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Old March 17th, 2016, 01:24 PM   #172
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Yea if it's Curt's old welder I know for sure it's only 120 because he plugged it in to our garage haha

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Yea it's curts but I thought it was one of those welders that did both

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I just texted Curt, it's 120. So no on that idea

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A welder is the next big ticket tool I buy, too. How much do you planto stretch it? I've stretched mine an inch in the rear as another 1-2" up front with my axle swap
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Old March 18th, 2016, 04:54 PM   #175
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A welder is the next big ticket tool I buy, too. How much do you planto stretch it? I've stretched mine an inch in the rear as another 1-2" up front with my axle swap
Ideally prolly 11 inches. It's already 1 in front and 1 in rear so that'd put me at 13 total giving me a 109" wheelbase. We'll see what happens. I wanna go forwards too but much further and I'll need full hydro. I also wanna go flat belly when I do an engine swap in a year or two. Everything requires money though... And a welder. So I'm kinda stuck where I'm at until I get a welder and more money haha

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Everything requires money though... And a welder. So I'm kinda stuck where I'm at until I get a welder and more money haha
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Old March 21st, 2016, 10:16 PM   #177
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Today I got ahold of dxf files for a Dana 44, Dana 60 rear, Dana 60 front, and 14 bolt housing. Time to start drawing up my trusses!

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I cut out the dana 44 and dana 60 templates I was given so I could see how well they fit to my housings. The rear template is pretty damn close, I'll have to modify the front a little bit. I just cut them out of 16 gage for now.



I also got around the swapping in my new front coils, I sit about an inch higher now which I'm not sure if I like but for free, I can't complain.





I'm also selling my complete rear JCR tire carrier & bumper set up for a JK if anyone is interested.





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In the garage pulling the front axle and drinking beer if anyone wants to stop by. I'll be cleaning it up redoing mounts, seals and new gears in the next couple weeks

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Old March 24th, 2016, 05:04 PM   #180
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Well that took less time than I thought it would. Got it pulled and opened up everything is looking pretty good

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