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Figured, just couldn't help but give you a little **** or that comment.

Good group going to SMORR on the 23rd. I think you should make a road trip...
I leave for the Black Hills and then Moab on the 24th , though I plan on being in Missouri this Fall .


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Figured, just couldn't help but give you a little **** or that comment.

Good group going to SMORR on the 23rd. I think you should make a road trip...
We might make that date, I'm only an hour from SMORR.

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I leave for the Black Hills and then Moab on the 24th , though I plan on being in Missouri this Fall .
When this fall? Jeepstock at SMORR is always a great time and normally late September. Lucky SOB on Moab

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We might make that date, I'm only an hour from SMORR.
Lucky, it is a 4 hour haul for me. You should definitely come.


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When this fall? Jeepstock at SMORR is always a great time and normally late September. Lucky SOB on Moab



Lucky, it is a 4 hour haul for me. You should definitely come.
SMORR Rock the Ozark run is 26 th thru 29th of September and SMORR in the fall is October 17 thru 20th we have done both and will this year both are great events.

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Wish I lived out there , lots of wheeling going on .

More parts arrived today .


The tower section of the kit looks used to me ?

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Wish I lived out there , lots of wheeling going on .

More parts arrived today .


The tower section of the kit looks used to me ?
That's a little dirtier than mine was, but not much. That 1" plate must sit a while before it's cut. Mine was pretty filthy as well. It's actually not a very well designed piece. If it's only intended purpose is to live on a D30 or D44 TJ axle housing.... then it should be cut at an angle to account for the angle of the bracket. I know it's a proven part and that "special" cut might add cost.... but it's a little cheesy how poorly it actually fits the axle tube. I would have ground it down to sit flush (which would have been a sucky job) but I didn't want to possibly upset the length of my control arm since it lined right up without any grinding. In order to weld that portion to the tube...... I had to "fill" the area with weld.....because the gap was considerable and then I ground it down. FWIW, I do believe my bracket was bent and that may have added to the issue. Still feels GOOD to have a JJ in there and not clevite. I think my radius arms stress the crap out of that link mount.


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That's a little dirtier than mine was, but not much. That 1" plate must sit a while before it's cut. Mine was pretty filthy as well. It's actually not a very well designed piece. If it's only intended purpose is to live on a D30 or D44 TJ axle housing.... then it should be cut at an angle to account for the angle of the bracket. I know it's a proven part and that "special" cut might add cost.... but it's a little cheesy how poorly it actually fits the axle tube. I would have ground it down to sit flush (which would have been a sucky job) but I didn't want to possibly upset the length of my control arm since it lined right up without any grinding. In order to weld that portion to the tube...... I had to "fill" the area with weld.....because the gap was considerable and then I ground it down. FWIW, I do believe my bracket was bent and that may have added to the issue. Still feels GOOD to have a JJ in there and not clevite. I think my radius arms stress the crap out of that link mount.
Mine fit great on the axle tube, granted I didn't weld it to the axle tube like the instructions said. I just did a plug weld in the back instead.
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Mine fit great on the axle tube, granted I didn't weld it to the axle tube like the instructions said. I just did a plug weld in the back instead.
Take a photo of the front of it if you would, I'd like to see how much different it was from mine. I also did the plug weld.


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Take a photo of the front of it if you would, I'd like to see how much different it was from mine. I also did the plug weld.
Here's the best pic I have at the moment. I thought it sat on there a little better then that.



It's not perfect as there's a little gap, but one pass would take care of it. I just didn't see a need to weld it to the tube. I have seen some where the bottom doesn't even touch the axle tube.
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Yours fit better than mine. Your bracket must have been at less of an angle. Thanks for the pic.


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Kinda nice to have the how to pics posted in the thread before I have to install them

On another note I have begun the upper control arm switch out ...

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of the people who have done that mod, do you have to remove the bushing before welding that piece onto the axle?

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No you don't have to remove it, must be able to take the heat.... I think its a ***** reassemble a jj without the right tools.


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So your home and working on it??? I didnt know new uppers were on the agenda!


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When you get thru with this part, it will be the best LJ on 33s

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