Low Range Drifter
if it's too stiff, just take a little off on the lathe. if it breaks then you've made it too small.
awesome! And thank you. I'm really impressed with its street manners. I don't plan to ever add one to the front as I do not see a need. I'm sure once I get my steering aligned and tires aired up it will drive even better. I bought the steel as I figured they might have a better longevity? Though the bling factor would have been cool. Once I get some skid plates mounted I'll be able to take it out and test it on rocks and see how it flexes.You'll be fine with the shorter arms. I had front and rear anti-rock style bars(Rock Equipment), both hard arms shortened to around 13" IIRC due to packaging limitations. It handled great and had zero issues using all 14" of travel throughout articulation. I eventually cracked one of the aluminum front arms around the spline clamp likely due to overtightening and just took it off entirely. I actually like the street handling better with only the rear bar so I haven't bothered to fix it.
Jeep looks great by the way!
I plan to replace the dinky 1/2 threaded rod with DOM tubing to hopefully help keep things together. I could see how the splines would deform...that's why I went with steel. Like you said, time will tell. I do know I need a sway bar as its scary without it off-road. Great feedback though! I now you have been and done a lot so you defiantly have great knowledge.I'm sure the streetability is awesome. Maybe the short arms will be OK offroad - maybe not. You really won't know till you start wheeling it hard. If you are too limited, things can bend or you will see that you really don't flex as much as you had hoped. Hanging a one ton axle and big tire in the air from a sway bar will quickly deform the splines. (ask me how I know) There is a reason people use sway bar disconnects.....................................