I have a 95 YJ with 5-6'' lift, Revolver shackles, and SUA.
I purchased RuffStuff's 7/8'' heim steering kit, also Blue Torch Fab's steering bracket for Dana 30.
Everything fits great and operates silky smooth, but my draglink hits my frame.
Ive heard of notching your frame to allow the steering to come up more, but im leaning toward some heavy duty bump stops to keep the axle further from the frame, or should i just go spring over... Help me O'Mighty suspension lords
Soa or sua it'll still hit the frame if you have the same amount of uptravel.
How hard is it getting into your frame compared to your tires wanting to rip the fenders off? If it hits at about the same time extend the bumpstops. If not just notch the frame with a small piece of tube.
I think you have your options covered. If max articulation is what you want, notch the frame if its going to get you more uptravel. If its only an extra 1/2" bumpstops would be easier/quicker and hacking the frame might not be worth it. a combo might be the winning ticket.
on a side note, why do you have your MTRs mounted wrong on the passenger side? the tires clearly read... they are asymetrical, but not directional.
We notched one yesterday (to make room for a custom hydro assist steering set-up on a Rock Jock HPD60) which went upwards at ~45* angle, then flat for ~4", then back down at ~45* angle. The D60 is set-up with F450 knuckles and hysteer arms making northern room a premium between the links and frame. So we frenched it.
I didn't get a pic of it, but I'll be working on it again tomorrow if you'd like to see a pic.
didn't get a pic of it, but I'll be working on it again tomorrow if you'd like to see a pic.
sure would like to to see it.
Im in the beginning stages of notching my frame, but it doesnt look to hard.
From that google pic it looks like they also welded a flat plate on top of the 'french' for some reinforcment...