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Unread 01-05-2012, 04:05 PM   #6796
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Unread 01-05-2012, 04:07 PM   #6797
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I think it would be up to the correct pinion angle + where you want your wheel to sit in the wheel well. Without changing the uppers you could get some nice vibes. There really isn't any exact number for all ZJ's
yeah, imma make some uppers also. I was just looking to see if 42" is too long or too short for some long arms. Just a question before i butcher my short arms and start sleeving and welding them.....
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Unread 01-05-2012, 04:57 PM   #6798
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@PolkaPower; im sorry i should have been more clear. i have it hooked up just need to get 2 of those bolt types with that ring in the middle cuz now i have 1 grade 8 bolt in there and on the other side the original bolts. it looks like there was a tow before since those bolts are in. any help please? oreilly didnt know what who where
and no i have those chain hookups on it but i am getting a ball for in the 2" im aiming at those rings u can put on the tow hitch itself. ive see nit before one on eace side they are bolted on a little plate that again will be bolted thru the whole thing u see? and i have seen them being welded on. <<<<LOL just noticed that what i have in mind is not possible unless i take the bumper cover off lol ill post a pic ull see what i mean. AAAAAAAH DIAL UP KEEPS MESSING UP ill put the pic on later i guess
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Unread 01-05-2012, 05:05 PM   #6799
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Unread 01-05-2012, 05:16 PM   #6800
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yeah, imma make some uppers also. I was just looking to see if 42" is too long or too short for some long arms. Just a question before i butcher my short arms and start sleeving and welding them.....
I'd have to measure mine but mine pivot from the back of the tcase, so you could measure that length. I would rethink it though because long arms are a lot heavier tube, and ends then short arms. Not sure those will be strong enough.
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Unread 01-05-2012, 05:21 PM   #6801
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I'd have to measure mine but mine pivot from the back of the tcase, so you could measure that length. I would rethink it though because long arms are a lot heavier tube, and ends then short arms. Not sure those will be strong enough.
That's true. You can bend the stock arms fairly easily compared to the tube used for long arms. They have to be stronger to carry all of that weight and force.
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Unread 01-05-2012, 05:31 PM   #6802
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That's true. You can bend the stock arms fairly easily compared to the tube used for long arms. They have to be stronger to carry all of that weight and force.
true, I have some 2" pipe, .25 wall that i will use to extend them, and also going to sleeve them with another tube inside. total wall at .50 (1/2").

so at that point, My weakest point would be the ends where the bushings are, right??? if i understand you guys correctly.

what is the most likely outcome. bushings wearing fast? broken ends? ill take any and all advice. thank you guys...
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Unread 01-05-2012, 05:33 PM   #6803
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I would think that the ends would bend like crazy but who knows.
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Unread 01-05-2012, 05:55 PM   #6804
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I would think that the ends would bend like crazy but who knows.
hmm, right? i wonder how they would act. Im a very curious person. Maybe ill just do it anyways.

i am slightly OCD. i WANNA know if it works or what would happen. .
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Unread 01-05-2012, 06:19 PM   #6806
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hmm, right? i wonder how they would act. Im a very curious person. Maybe ill just do it anyways.

i am slightly OCD. i WANNA know if it works or what would happen. .
To me it would be up to if it's a street truck doing 70 down the highway, or trail only. My las are guess around 2 in pipe with thin wall. It's thicker than exhaust pipe but not a lot. The ends I would think would be a problem, but maybe in wrong. There is a lot of flex, and twist at the joints. Personally I would buy some good heavy adjustable ends, and start from scratch, then you could sell the arms you have, most likely for more than the adjustable joints will cost.
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Unread 01-05-2012, 06:46 PM   #6807
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To me it would be up to if it's a street truck doing 70 down the highway, or trail only. My las are guess around 2 in pipe with thin wall. It's thicker than exhaust pipe but not a lot. The ends I would think would be a problem, but maybe in wrong. There is a lot of flex, and twist at the joints. Personally I would buy some good heavy adjustable ends, and start from scratch, then you could sell the arms you have, most likely for more than the adjustable joints will cost.
also thinking that. what would be better for road manners. It is my daily driver, weekend wheeler. rubber bushings on both ends, all around(uppers and lowers).

ive read that for road manners, dont put JJ. just what ive read. ????
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also thinking that. what would be better for road manners. It is my daily driver, weekend wheeler. rubber bushings on both ends, all around(uppers and lowers).

ive read that for road manners, dont put JJ. just what ive read. ????
In my opinion, I'd stick with rubber because of how much you drive on the street. If it was more to the side of being a wheeler, I'd go with JJs.
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Unread 01-05-2012, 07:02 PM   #6809
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also thinking that. what would be better for road manners. It is my daily driver, weekend wheeler. rubber bushings on both ends, all around(uppers and lowers).

ive read that for road manners, dont put JJ. just what ive read. ????
That's right. I was talking safety wise. My trans am had jj like joints in the control arms, and you feel a lot more of the road. Research what iro uses, they are renowned for their long arm road manners. I would think it would be less noticeable on a la rig then my ta as the longer arm can take up some vibration.
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Unread 01-05-2012, 07:06 PM   #6810
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I don't know of a long arm rubber setup, or poly for that matter. Rubber wouldn't work good for the up and down, poly wouldn't work good for twist. For a 90% street truck I would get some big heavy poly ends, if you don't want jj.
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