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post #3946 of 6769 Old 05-15-2012, 11:57 AM
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Mine were squashed 5/8" front and 3/4" rear. Based on before + after measurements replacing just the isolators with the lift already installed.

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Okay, thanks for the information! So today, I am going to pick them up from the storage unit today. Then going to dive into the project tomorrow. Impact gun and air ratchet should make this a bit easier too!

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I wonder how the a-arm is going to like ~2.5 inches of lift. Are you running any mods to it or just stock?
I'm running mine stock for now. I don't think 2.5" requires anything like A-Arm spacers or anything like that. While it is getting tweaked a bit, I don't think 2.5" is changing the angles enough to write home about.

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I would be really interested too see how they settled, between the isloators and the springs breaking in.
I'll slap a tape on tonight when I get back from my soon-to-be niece's graduation. I'm a bit curious as well as to how it settled down.

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Will take some looks at the Zone
Maybe you talked about it earlier but is there a reason you are looking for new end links as opposed to spacer blocks between the frame and end link mounts? Just curious.

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post #3949 of 6769 Old 05-15-2012, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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I did not think so for the a-arm. Will have to dig out my noob lift chart again. I am pretty interested too see those numbers too. I doubt the OME's settled out all that much but more the iso's crushed down some.

I did have a conservation with another member about them, he was saying that they create more force on the unibody. They way he explained it logically made sense.

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post #3950 of 6769 Old 05-15-2012, 03:12 PM
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i do have 3" IRO sway links for sale if you need...just make an offer, majority of my 3" lift stuff came off, including my front disco's...

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post #3951 of 6769 Old 05-15-2012, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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i do have 3" IRO sway links for sale if you need...just make an offer, majority of my 3" lift stuff came off, including my front disco's...
Alright man. Ill talk to you after the lift and see how it goes.

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post #3953 of 6769 Old 05-15-2012, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Collected all the Springs, jack stands, floor jack, wrenches, etc. Also instead of getting the air tools out. I am going to try the new electric impact gun by snap-on. here I am interested too see how well it works.

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post #3954 of 6769 Old 05-15-2012, 09:49 PM
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I did have a conservation with another member about them, he was saying that they create more force on the unibody. They way he explained it logically made sense.
You're going to school for engineering right? How about you draw a vector diagram and find out for yourself?
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You're going to school for engineering right? How about you draw a vector diagram and find out for yourself?
On it boss, give me a bit to work/think it out.

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WJ Rear Sway Drop Brackets

Alright lets see here, from what the picture looks like (that I stole from RCs directions). What I see here is that the silver drop bracket is extending a lever on the two bolts because of the angle the sway bar link itself is pulling on the mount, extension, and the body. When the Jeep were start to have body roll on a turn and start to pull down on link, (well you can think of the body pulling up on the mount. However you want to look at it) it is going to create more force on the unibody because the drop bracket it effectively lengthening the lever therefore multiplying the force on the unibody. Now if the sway link was only pushing/pulling straight up and down, I do not see how the drop bracket would be bad in that particular case.

Another possible way to look at this case now is to picture trying to push a tree over. It would be much easier to attempt to push it over at the top of the tree. Compared to trying to push the tree over over at the stump because there is not as much leverage.

This was my little analysis based on the picture that the sway link is not vertical to the mount or perpendicular to the unibody. I actually do not recall how mine sits, if it straight up and down, this could all be null and void. However, if the link is not perpendicular to the unibody there is some truth to this. Yet the angle looks fairly close to straight vertical, so the horizontal force on the mount should be minimal.




Hope that make sense, sometimes what rattles around in my brain does not always transfer 100% to words. :P

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As a fellow engineering student I concur. Torque in a nutshell is proportional to the force being applied and the distance at which it is being applied down a "lever". Focusing on immediate factors your torque against the unibody due to the sway bar links is given by the equation torque= force * distance * sin(theta) where theta is the angle the sway bar links make with the unibody. Now in normal standing state the sway bar links are for the most part perpendicular to the body which will create a force angle of 180 degrees and the sin of 180 is 0 so you will not create any torque by pulling on it straight down. Enter a scenario where you're taking a turn or flexing offroad and your body is no longer parallel to the axle. Now the sway bar links will no longer be perpendicular so when the sway bar pulls on them you are exerting a torque against the sway bar unibody mounts. When the mount is up against the body this torque is significantly less than if you use a swaybar mount spacer, at which point you are applying force at a greater distance from the point at which the torque is being referenced (the swaybar mounts). The mount extension essentially becomes a lever extension and you exert notably more torque against the already weak unibody mounts. IMO because of this extended sway bar links are a much nicer option and will exert the force right at the unibody mount instead of adding a "lever" of sorts as a torque multiplier.

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i do have 3" IRO sway links for sale if you need...just make an offer, majority of my 3" lift stuff came off, including my front disco's...
Hey, would you mind measuring from eye to eye what length those IRO links are. I'm not quite sure if my links are 3 or 4" that I have. Guy I bought em from said they were good 3-4"

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sure, i'll let you know on facebook tomorrow? ~12hrs from now. bussin my night shift right now....

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I will keep updating this post here with lift updates.

Here is the start of it. Rear springs going on in



Trying to get some lugs nuts off and ended up breaking my stock wrench. Those lugs are on there tight. The electric impact wouldnt even break them.

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