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Unread 09-05-2013, 09:53 AM   #241
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I'm sure this has been covered...but why did you go with 1.25" over 2.5" joints?

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Unread 09-05-2013, 11:03 AM   #242
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I'm sure this has been covered...but why did you go with 1.25" over 2.5" joints?
1.25" is the threads. The bushing itself is a standard 2.5"
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Unread 09-05-2013, 12:32 PM   #243
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1.25" is the threads. The bushing itself is a standard 2.5"
Right right right. I don't know why I was confused.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 08:13 PM   #244
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Posting my currie 1/2" trac bar for sale. New. Never installed.
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Unread 09-08-2013, 07:31 PM   #245
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Got the upper link mount clearanced, skid plate support hacked up and everything buttoned back up. Still needs longer brake lines in the front.

Possibly going wheeling this coming weekend. Lots going on this week and next, including building a chuppah for a wedding in NJ the weekend after.

Lots of ground clearance.
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Unread 09-08-2013, 07:44 PM   #246
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Very nice. Can't wait until I do this myself. I bet the ride is amazing.

If I had to guess, linking the whole Jeep was in the $2,000ish area? Last time I checked I think I had it at about $1,000 an axle.
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Unread 09-09-2013, 10:53 AM   #247
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Awesome build. The stance is perfect.
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Unread 09-10-2013, 09:13 PM   #248
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Very nice. Can't wait until I do this myself. I bet the ride is amazing.

If I had to guess, linking the whole Jeep was in the $2,000ish area? Last time I checked I think I had it at about $1,000 an axle.
Yeah 2k is about right. And the ride is nice, but not drastic enough to warrant $2k in work. I did it as a mid way point on my build till I can afford nicer shocks and springs or coil overs or ORIs.

These axles and link design should hold me over for a long time.
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Unread 09-10-2013, 09:17 PM   #249
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Awesome build. The stance is perfect.
Thanks for the compliment. Going for a sleeper look.


Put YJ brake lines on the front tonight. Pretty good fit for a lifted TJ. Worth it for the $25 ish bucks.

Wheeling this weekend at Gore.
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Unread 09-10-2013, 09:43 PM   #250
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Nice work man. Really came together quick and clean.
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Unread 09-10-2013, 10:23 PM   #251
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How long are your lowers? I 3 linked my front, which looks just like your setup. I used Gen-Right's brackets with the vertical upper mount and came up with 28" lowers and 29" upper.

I can't wait to start on my rear links. I am curious as to why you didn't take the time to stretch the rear axle at the same time as building the rear suspension. That's what I have been setting everything else up for.

Can you take closer pics of your exhaust, and the rear brake lines and fuel lines by the rear springs. Thanks!
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Unread 09-11-2013, 09:41 PM   #252
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How long are your lowers? I 3 linked my front, which looks just like your setup. I used Gen-Right's brackets with the vertical upper mount and came up with 28" lowers and 29" upper.

I can't wait to start on my rear links. I am curious as to why you didn't take the time to stretch the rear axle at the same time as building the rear suspension. That's what I have been setting everything else up for.

Can you take closer pics of your exhaust, and the rear brake lines and fuel lines by the rear springs. Thanks!
My lowers are 25.5" and the upper is 27" roughly. Lowers mounted at the center line of the axle and upper on a artec link mount on top of the Clayton bridge.

I didn't stretch the rear bc I am not going up in tire size, for now. It would also have added about 2k to the budget. (Tank, corner armor, etc)

When the time comes to stretch ill cut the frame in front of the link mount and stretch the whole back if the frame, possibly the body to LJ length, TJ6 style. Which will leave the links untouched.

Ill have to get you pictures another day, I've been running around like a mad man this week. Between soccer coaching, games, I've hardly had time to get ready to wheel this weekend.

Tonight I got myself mostly packed, picked up grubb for camping, changed he diff fluid in the front. 500 miles since regear. Greased the steering, and tightened every bolt on the front of the jeep that I touched during he swap.

Soccer game tomorrow night, ill get home at 10ish, pack thee jeep, catch some sleep and out the door by 4am. So I can make the 3.5 hour trip to Gore VA.
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Unread 09-15-2013, 07:04 PM   #253
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Jeep did great this weekend. It flat out works. Pictures to follow. Need to do a post wheeling once over, but the 3 hour drive went without issue. Have a few new noises that I need to track down and quiet.

Great weekend in general.
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Unread 09-15-2013, 09:30 PM   #254
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How long are your rear control arms?
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Unread 09-16-2013, 08:40 PM   #255
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How long are your rear control arms?
20.5" and 25.25"
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