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Unread 07-22-2013, 11:29 PM   #91
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Gonna have to ask Blaine on this one, I got the lowers tacked on. Since there after market I got close to stock location. With this setup I am at about 10.75" of axle side separation.





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Unread 07-23-2013, 10:27 AM   #92
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I dont get how you would have to do all that work when alot of guys have notched the frame and have had no issues. AngryTJ notched his frame and his jeep did awesome in moab with us. I cant see there being much stress on the rear frame section to give you any major issues. I think blaine is being alittle over the top with that idea buts thats just how I see it.
I think it may have to do with the frame notch method being somewhat limited to around 4", If you still plan to use coils. I would imagine the greedier you get with the stretch, the thinner the frame ends up back there

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I appreciate that, but I have a buddy here with some extra frame sections, so when the time comes I have some cash. I think it will be a winter project. I have to buy my own welder first, I keep borrowing.........
Right on man, looking forward to watching it come together.

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Gonna have to ask Blaine on this one, I got the lowers tacked on. Since there after market I got close to stock location. With this setup I am at about 10.75" of axle side separation.



That should work fine.
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Unread 07-23-2013, 11:10 AM   #93
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Makes sense Nate I didnt think about going beyond 4" and how the frame gets in that area.
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Unread 07-23-2013, 10:33 PM   #94
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Since I like the axle lowers, I went ahead with the frame mounts. Got both sides done and started on the axle side uppers.

Made a mock link, 28" eye to eye, as per Blaines instructions.



Set, well kinda, I dropped the axle to ride height after this and really set the frame side mounts.







I had to notch the Driver side of the skid to fit the frame mount, little over an inch.



Set the upper



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Unread 07-23-2013, 10:52 PM   #95
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Sooooo.... that looks kinda not stretched.
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Unread 07-23-2013, 11:06 PM   #96
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Sooooo.... that looks kinda not stretched.
I had stated earlier that the stretch is gonna happen later when I have the time and money to do it right. Chop the frame in front of the frame mounts, push it back, chop the rear, reposition body mounts. Only 4 weeks till I go back to my university. So this needs to be done soon.
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Unread 07-23-2013, 11:10 PM   #97
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I had stated earlier that the stretch is gonna happen later when I have the time and money to do it right. Chop the frame in front of the frame mounts, push it back, chop the rear, reposition body mounts. Only 4 weeks till I go back to my university. So this needs to be done soon.
Oh I gotcha, I misunderstood. I thought the project was on hold until then. Right on man, looks good!!!
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Unread 07-23-2013, 11:15 PM   #98
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Oh I gotcha, I misunderstood. I thought the project was on hold until then. Right on man, looks good!!!
No problem! Cool thing is, you don't even pull springs when the time comes, just chop pull back, weld up and continue. I am just gonna save for corner armor, driveshafts etc. Probably a fuel cell too, so that can do more than 4"
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Unread 07-25-2013, 07:43 PM   #99
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Got my shocks today, thanks a ton Wayne for the tune, can't wait to try em





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Got my uppers tacked up, gonna pick up link material tomorrow. My axle side separation is at 10.5" ish and frame side 5.5" ish.

Upper links are 30.5" eye to eye and the lowers are 28"

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Shocks are pimpin man. You're getting close!
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Unread 07-26-2013, 06:44 PM   #102
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Got my DOM today, 2.0 x .250 lowers, and 1.75 x .120 uppers

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Unread 07-27-2013, 02:44 PM   #103
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Brewing beer and wiring the 50 amp 220v plug in.








Old rear arms, then the lowers, then uppers.

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Unread 07-27-2013, 04:57 PM   #104
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Your lucky your breaker box is in your garage mine is on the other side of the house in the laundry room. Those arms are gonna be solid once you get them welded up.
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Unread 07-27-2013, 06:16 PM   #105
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Your lucky your breaker box is in your garage mine is on the other side of the house in the laundry room. Those arms are gonna be solid once you get them welded up.
Agreed, now I have a welder plug and it only took a half hour and $30 haha
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