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Unread 11-24-2013, 06:17 AM   #16
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I slid everything back to where I still have to cut out the fuel skid lip for my diff cover to not hit it. I slid the coil buckets way forward and made the control arm tabs for my lowers as the coil pad gussets. It finished really clean. Front is about 3/4" forward of stock. That will probably get pushed s little once I find another driveshaft that works.
Anyways, you can see how far forward I pushed the buckets and how I tied the lower links in to it




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Unread 11-24-2013, 10:40 AM   #17
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Well if the angle was correct it wouldn't be an issue.

But again. You can readjust your arms to bring it in line. What length are your arms?

It's not the coil pads angle.. it sits ~level at ride height.

Does it matter what the arm length is.. tire is positioned 1" away from front wheelwell, can just barely get my hand in between up the knuckles. Axle is not located too far rearward.
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Unread 11-24-2013, 10:47 AM   #18
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Looks good speedbucket.

Not so good pic showing the placement of mine. Those TSM discs were sold and ZJ parts modified to fit, need to drill out the IRO trackbar through bolt at axle for 1/2" bolt.. and notch the skid to slip the bolt in as I cant from other side.

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Unread 01-24-2014, 11:04 AM   #19
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I'm ditching these shortarms, a bud is parting his ZJ out and I managed to aquire his rear Clayton setup.

Going to cut off the coil mounts, upper arm and trackbar mounts. Add these from Barnes, and probably order a new truss from Clayton. Then add a TJ swaybar as I asked about in another thread.

https://www.barnes4wd.com/Coil-Sprin...ir-_p_275.html

Anyone have any input on the Barnes mounts?
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Unread 01-24-2014, 12:07 PM   #20
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I'm ditching these shortarms, a bud is parting his ZJ out and I managed to aquire his rear Clayton setup.

Going to cut off the coil mounts, upper arm and trackbar mounts. Add these from Barnes, and probably order a new truss from Clayton. Then add a TJ swaybar as I asked about in another thread.

https://www.barnes4wd.com/Coil-Sprin...ir-_p_275.html

Anyone have any input on the Barnes mounts?
Be wary of the rise that the buckets have on them. Make sure they will work with your springs/desired height. I would also consider cutting the ears down to reach the desired height off of axle center. Also consider some gussets that tie in the coil mount lower down the axle tube. By moving the perch forward you're turning a compression load on top to a torsional load on the side.
If you don't have the ability to nickel tig the center section to the tubes then I would try to work in a foot that bolts to the pinion holes like the artec truss....
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Unread 01-25-2014, 09:31 AM   #21
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So don't redo the mistake I already did.. got it. These Barnes offset pads look as though they have the same coil seated height as the OEM pads, that'll allow me to go back to the 4.5" coils I pulled and replaced with 3.5". I could actually use a tad of lift in the rear if these sit just a touch higher (.5").. eventually a swingaway will be built.

Good input on the torsional load..

My tubes have been welded to the iron diff already, my bud took care of that without me having to ask.
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