Yea I just finished rebuilding the whole front end on that truck. We strapped it at 14inches. Right after that trip the ranger lost the fuel pump. So she's currently down till we get parts. Project 4x4link was with us too that trip but its too heavy and slow to keep up with us in that area.
so how did you end up working on that ranger? you in with the the guys at project 4x4 or does a friend own it now? i would love to end up with 14" of travel out of my tj. even after outboarding the rear shocks, i think the rear crossover is still in the way of gaining quite that much travel. could be possible in the front though i imagine. what total travel do you have with the short arms and how much uptravel? i'm still in the process of sorting my susp out but it's feeling pretty good with the new long arms so far. jumped it a few times the other day and it felt like landing on a pillow
03 Rubicon, highlined rear fenders, RC long arm upgrade, 4" RC springs, OME shocks, 35" mt's, UCF lopro trans mount, UCF 2" deep skid, nates 4x4 rear bumper/tire carrier, 2" jks bumpstops, jks discos, RK frt track bar, tom woods cv. rebuild pics: http://s61.photobucket.com/albums/h57/mxtrails/Jeep/
ive been friends with a couple of the editors for years from source interlink. they own a bunch of the 4x4/offroad mags. sean pholman sold project rangerunner to a differnet friend of mine. so the truck has stuck around and im pretty much the group mechanic. total travel im around 10"give or take, uptravel is bumped at 6ish. when i set up my front air bumps ill have exact numbers. ill be playing with the rear setup soon. prolly right after the new year. bumps relocate the upper coils and possibly play with shock mounting locations.
this was taken right after we got her back together.
we just finished rebuilding project 4x4link too, I put a new trans in her, powdercoated the front suspension, bushings and freshened up anything else we could.