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post #31 of 84 Old 06-25-2014, 07:33 AM Thread Starter
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One comment above about the shock mounts still hanging down low is spot on. This mod would be even better if you rotate up the shock mounts. I used MORE upper shock mount relocation kit, which allows a lot more clearance. You can see my setup below. I used the Dynatrac kit, but love the Chevy $20 kit:
Nice, I also raised my shock mounts when I did the 8.8.

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post #32 of 84 Old 06-25-2014, 08:39 AM
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Here's a picture of both done.

That looks clean!

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Nice job on thinking out of the box, but for me, I would not do this. You didn't really gain any ground clearance, because the shock hanger and the diff pumpkin still hang low. And you put the stressed portion of the U-bolts down where they may get deeply scratched from dragging over rocks. Scratches that are likely to lead to stress factures.

Just my opinion, and don't want to give any offense. Only offering a different viewpoint.

I guess I should worry about my u bolts on my SOA Jeep then.
Good job and thanks for sharing!

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I guess I should worry about my u bolts on my SOA Jeep then.
Good job and thanks for sharing!
Oh yeah, good point!
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post #35 of 84 Old 06-25-2014, 03:26 PM
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I guess I should worry about my u bolts on my SOA Jeep then.
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Oh yeah, good point!
On my drivers side the outside u bolt is about half what it once was. So never say never

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On my drivers side the outside u bolt is about half what it once was. So never say never
I've also broken off the bottoms of my u bolts by hitting the nuts on rocks.
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Sux hitting your nuts on the rocks. I just got back from a Junk Yard dig and got a pair off a Silverado 1500, will clean them up and they'll be ready when I put the 9" in the YJ. Thanks for the thread. I do prefer having my nuts pointing up, and this sure seems an inexpensive way to do it, even if I do get new U bolts bent up for this.

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Sux hitting your nuts on the rocks. I just got back from a Junk Yard dig and got a pair off a Silverado 1500, will clean them up and they'll be ready when I put the 9" in the YJ. Thanks for the thread. I do prefer having my nuts pointing up, and this sure seems an inexpensive way to do it, even if I do get new U bolts bent up for this.
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post #39 of 84 Old 07-06-2014, 07:00 AM
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Gonna probably get this done..... Ive snagged a few times already!!

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post #40 of 84 Old 07-06-2014, 07:21 AM
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On my drivers side the outside u bolt is about half what it once was. So never say never
Chris... not everyone wheels like you do, either...

Good job, OP. Easy and simple. I actually thought about doing a similar set up years ago when I threw in the 8.8. But at the time I wanted something that would 'slide' over the rocks better if I were to really smack one in that area. So I went with the JKS saddle plates. Not sure if anyone makes such an animal, anymore? Anywho, that set up will work quite well and is waaaay better than bolts hanging down!

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also have these on the front... https://imageshack.com/i/631001350co2j although they hand down a bit, they will slide over the rocks.


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This seems like a nice and cheap swap. I just picked me some up from the junkyard. I had just slid the u-bolts back in the plates to keep everything together, and had the spring plates setting on them. Woman at the pull-a-part took one look and charged me for 2 u-bolts Total cost for me was $3...lol

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post #42 of 84 Old 07-20-2014, 06:04 PM
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I know one person earlier pulled there off of a 1500 Silverdao. What did you pull yours off of?

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I got mine off a 99 Tahoe. There was a late 90's 1500 truck there too, but the u-bolts on it were rusty and looked like they would be a bear to get off with hand tools. The Tahoe was pretty clean and they came off pretty easy.

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I know one person earlier pulled there off of a 1500 Silverdao. What did you pull yours off of?
Mine are off of a late 90s suburban
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post #45 of 84 Old 07-21-2014, 11:41 PM
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Sweet!!! Thanks guys.

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