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post #826 of 4124 Old 03-25-2013, 09:45 PM
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If that is the culprit , then I have to figure out what arms to get ...
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post #827 of 4124 Old 03-25-2013, 10:30 PM
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I didnt get directions , just two big pieces of tubing . Thanks for the link , though I think that is overkill as Jankoid states below.

Mine didn't come with instructions either. Not sure why?

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If the red truck sells before I head west , I may order new shocks and control arms . I am half way convinced my knocking noise is coming from one of the JKS arms . When I get back I am going to try and get it on a lift to isolate the noise . If that is the culprit , then I have to figure out what arms to get ...
All the awesome fab you have done and you are ordering control arms?
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All the awesome fab you have done and you are ordering control arms?
My point exactly.

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post #829 of 4124 Old 03-25-2013, 11:03 PM
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All the awesome fab you have done and you are ordering control arms?
The problem is it costs just as much to build control arms as to buy them .

Thanks for the link on the under armor install by the way. I have the Savvy arms and they are nice, haven't installed them yet though.
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post #830 of 4124 Old 03-25-2013, 11:21 PM
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The problem is it costs just as much to build control arms as to make them .

Thanks for the link on the under armor install by the way. I have the Savvy arms and they are nice, haven't installed them yet though.
Mine were less to make. Not a lot less, but if you consider I have 2 more joints than a standard TJ kit (metal cloak axle upper front arms reuse the stock axle joints) and the material I used was much stronger and mid-arm length, I saved a good bit.
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Mine were less to make. Not a lot less, but if you consider I have 2 more joints than a standard TJ kit (metal cloak axle upper front arms reuse the stock axle joints) and the material I used was much stronger and mid-arm length, I saved a good bit.
When I was planning to do a mid arm build I priced it out and it was something like $700 just in JJ's.

When the price of that build got ridiculous I said screw that and bought short arms. I have all the parts suspension wise in my garage and it was way less.
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post #832 of 4124 Old 03-26-2013, 08:55 AM
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G, your daughter and I talked about your jeep last night. This was the outcome of the conversation. She said it should be finished by the time you get back and we could not decide on the final color for the trailer yet.... But I am sure it will involve pink too.

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I vote for all hot pink and black.

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G, your daughter and I talked about your jeep last night. This was the outcome of the conversation. She said it should be finished by the time you get back and we could not decide on the final color for the trailer yet.... But I am sure it will involve pink too.

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That is Hot, Pink and Chrome

Any color will do as long as its black.
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post #835 of 4124 Old 03-26-2013, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Beef = Rokmen.
Lean Beef = Savvy.
Prime Angus Beef = Custom.
I am leaning towards Savvy , everything I have bought from them has just plain worked .
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All the awesome fab you have done and you are ordering control arms?
Thanks , I dont consider my fab work that awesome , especially when you compare it to someone who cut their Jeep in half With that said I intend on staying with short arms , and the cost of parts vs prebuilt isnt that far apart. And I really dont like working with aluminum .
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My point exactly.
Dont be hating , you know the Savvy double adjustable arms are sweet .
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The problem is it costs just as much to build control arms as to buy them . .
I agree and this is why I am leaning towards Savvys pre built arms .
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Thanks for the link on the under armor install by the way. I have the Savvy arms and they are nice, haven't installed them yet though.
No worries , hopefully the link will help out some . I will keep an eye out for the arm install in your thread .
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Mine were less to make. Not a lot less, but if you consider I have 2 more joints than a standard TJ kit (metal cloak axle upper front arms reuse the stock axle joints) and the material I used was much stronger and mid-arm length, I saved a good bit.
If I was going to change arm length this would be the way to go . As it stands now I plan on sticking with short arms , and the price difference is really close .
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G, your daughter and I talked about your jeep last night. This was the outcome of the conversation. She said it should be finished by the time you get back and we could not decide on the final color for the trailer yet.... But I am sure it will involve pink too.

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This made me laugh so hard that I spit out beer ! Fawesome , thanks for the laugh . I cant wait to show Hannah these tomorrow .

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post #836 of 4124 Old 03-26-2013, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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That is Hot, Pink and Chrome
I dont think you need to encourage him

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post #837 of 4124 Old 03-26-2013, 08:49 PM
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Looking good. Love the retro Rubi sticker. It's to bad I don't live closer, otherwise I would consider taking that red J-Truck off your hands. It's probably a good thing though. I'm pretty sure if I came home with another vehicle I'd get disowned.
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Looking good. Love the retro Rubi sticker. It's to bad I don't live closer, otherwise I would consider taking that red J-Truck off your hands. It's probably a good thing though. I'm pretty sure if I came home with another vehicle I'd get disowned.
Thanks , the sticker gets more attention than the rest of the jeep . Dont go getting yourself disowned , though a nice J truck may be worth it .

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post #839 of 4124 Old 03-27-2013, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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Of course the axle shafts came in after I flew out and I am still waiting on the ball joints . The last thing I want to swap on the front axle is the upper control arm mounts on the axle . I put stock rubber ones back in last fall and I wish I had put the Johnny Joint ones in then .
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Sweet. I can't wait to get me some.

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