Papitt...I saw sticker the other day on a first gen Dodge truck it said " I'd rather be cummin than strokin " I thought that was awesome. tacky but awesome. There is no way my better half would allow that on anything I drive.
I have that on the back window of my Dodge. I actually caught a woman explaining it to her mom, I think, behind at a stop light. When she seen I was watching her hand jestures she cracked up laughing.
00 Wrangler Sport 4.0L NV3550
4" RC LA full suspension system
Bilstein 5100 shocks all around
axles (30,8.8) with 4.88 gears ARB F/R
SYE and CV rear driveshaft from Drivelines NW
Currie HD steering (Thanks Savvy, Awesome customer service)
Savvy LED tail lights (Thanks again Savvy)
GY MT/R Kevlar 35x12.50x15 on 15x10 American Racing AR23
Bestop soft top with tinted windows
Smitty front and rear bumpers w/rear tire carrier
Smitty XRC8 winch w/synthetic rope
Smitty rear corners and rock sliders with step
Genrite aluminum 6" tube fenders front/rear
Dodge Durango steering box with Pure Jeep skid and M.O.R.E. steering brace
The engine is tilted because the motor mounts are not in yet. The main weight of the engine is still supported by the hoist. The starter is hanging up on the control arm mount causing the motor to slant.
I do not plan on running a tummy tuck right now. Maybe down the road but not right now.
"We have enough youth, how about a fountain of smart"
"Look no further than yourself, for all of the good and all of the evil that exist in this world, resides in the heart of man and his propensity to use it".
I am going to cut entire top of the mount and then maybe like 1/2 an inch down on the side and see if an angle wont reduce the interference . I dont need much.
I dont think it will interfere with the control arm function.
You guys have any suggestions.
Becareful cutting the bends of the mount. the bends give the metal its strength. hence "I" iron. The bends make ridgity. The only thing I would be afraid of is with the motion of the arm that it will snap or bend the mount. If I was you i would cut and do whatever you have to do but I would re-inforce the mount molding the existing mount wherever possible. Basically I would just overlap the bends and whatever else you can. I'm just guessing. I'm trying to think how much force is put on it. I think if your bushings are solid and no play exists you probably would be ok leaving as is after your done with the fitment issues. Just my suggestion. When you are ready to do it you will make the choice I'm just the peanut gallery
Just Emptying Every Pocket
I was watching I think it might have been gearz with Stacy David. But he took an old straight frame semi. And put a built up Duramax In it. And the motor mounts he took like rebar kinda and joined the frame side and motor side with that. Then covered it in sheet steal.
Amazing build man..you left no stone unturned and explained everything..great work and great thread.ill be watching yours too..I'm hoping to have mine driving in a month or 2. But yeah good luck,sub'd.