I think I might list my Claytons for $1900 and see what people offer me.
I hate when houses, wife, and children get in the way of jeep mods. Ask me how I know.
The only reason I keep saying 3-link is because I recently went through this in building a HP D44. There's just not enough room for a true 4-link. Just be damn sure you trust your welds/brackets, or with a 3-link, it could get scary in the event of failure.
Been trying to get some tech talk going over in the builds forum, but most folks would rather look at pictures I guess.
Looking to get some opinions on beefing up the unibody. I see a lot of ZJ and XJ folks doing it, but not to many WJ people doing it. I've read in several different places that the WJ is a bit stronger as far as the unibody is concerned, but I still want to keep my WJ from twisting like a tin can after a few years of hard wheeling.
Got me thinking, if I sell my Claytons, I could completely pay for unibody beefing, cage and integrated high clearance sliders. I know I said I might get a welder, but the cage/frame strengthening is something major I could mark off my build list.
overkill is always better haha...actually ive never read too much into it but always keep the idea in the back of my head. Most of the ZJ's on the forums I've seen tend to do the front and rear. considering the WJ is slightly stiffer to begin with (esp if you keep you clayton frame stiffeners) then id say that would be plenty.....on a side note, you ever get that thing up to TN for any trail rides?
2002 WJ Limited [B]4.7[/B]: 6" Clayton REALLY long arms....yep, they are longer than yours [B]SOLD : ([/B]
1998 Platinum [B]5.9[/B] DD
2007 WK Overland [B]5.7[/B] wifes DD
After reading through those links you posted I now have the fear that if i keep wheeling my wj it will eventually tear apart at the seems. Looks like ill be adding uni-body plating on the list of things to do as well.
From what i gather it would be a great idea even if you just did front and rear. Even if the wj's unibody is built stronger than previous models, it still wasnt built around adding one ton axles. With that kind of weight pulling at the body it wouldnt be a bad idea to give it a little reinforcing.
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