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post #31 of 50 Old 10-31-2010, 08:56 AM
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i just came


seriously though, great work. i wish i had the time, money, patience, tools, and skill to do something like this.


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post #32 of 50 Old 11-08-2010, 01:12 PM
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Another question what did you use to mount your tag on your spare tire?
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post #33 of 50 Old 11-12-2010, 07:26 PM
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Another question what did you use to mount your tag on your spare tire?
im pretty sure he is using magnets.
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post #34 of 50 Old 11-16-2010, 03:51 PM
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Love it, but any plans to take care of all that rust? It'd be ashame to do all that work and for it to rot away..
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post #35 of 50 Old 11-17-2010, 03:52 AM
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Love it, but any plans to take care of all that rust? It'd be ashame to do all that work and for it to rot away..
He did rust repair on the rear. He will finish the front when he gets the extra moneys.

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post #36 of 50 Old 11-17-2010, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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Another question what did you use to mount your tag on your spare tire?
I am using this mount: Rock Hard 4x4 Parts - Shopping Cart

With the litDOT light: Rock Hard 4x4 Parts - Shopping Cart

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post #37 of 50 Old 11-17-2010, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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Love it, but any plans to take care of all that rust? It'd be ashame to do all that work and for it to rot away..
All of the bad parts are fixed for now. Future plans will be a new frame and new tub. In the meantime I will wheel it until it cracks in half.

Had it out for the 4th Annual Crawl for the Cure and it worked flawlessly:


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post #38 of 50 Old 12-09-2010, 08:28 PM
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Awesome Just Awesome. Nice work.

Did you make the tri-hat on the rear axle? Nevermind. Modified Ballistic

How about the crossmember? Edit: Answered myself on the 1st page.

This is a double trangulated Mid arm set up right?



Ryan had a few questions he couldn't answer and asked me to drop in.



The first UCA mount is indeed a Ballistic unit. The one you see "later" in the thread was made from scratch. I was unhappy with the suspension geometry numbers and the potential clearance issues. The belly pan is tucked up rather high, so the upper arms *could* have been to close to the underbody channels during upravel.


Seems to be different opinions on what is classified as a mid-arm and what is a long-arm. Ryan's lowers measure a tick over 31 inches long. Right on the border per Pirate 4x4's definition.



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why do all that work and not use a pair of raised shocks mounts on the rear axle?


Couple of ways to look at this depending on your perspective. The lower shock mounts are shorter than the unmodified Nth mounts. They also sit even further outboard than where Nth originally designed. I would assume most people are in agreement that the Nth ones are harder to hit than the factory --- and I would think these are even harder. Keep in mind that they sit directly behind the LCA bracket and are no lower than the brackets.



As for why ... the factory Ford mounts have a bevel in the front that really wouldn't let me raise it much higher to justify the extra work. Add a change in shock length mid-way through the process ... and it was easier to modify the lowers for now. Some time in the future I will be making Ryan some custom upper shock mounts so that he will stop sulking.




Thanks for the props, everyone. Ryan ... back to you and don't assume I'm your secretary now (like RedZJ).




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post #39 of 50 Old 12-09-2010, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Just need to get some new rear sway bar links now.

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post #40 of 50 Old 08-15-2012, 06:56 PM
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post #41 of 50 Old 08-25-2012, 07:01 AM
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Mud is currently holding off with the front long arm due to technical difficulties.


Just kidding. (sorta)


His tub is in need of replacing and I believe he discovered more rot elsewhere in the frame. A new tub has already been located and he's on the lookout for a *good* frame. With the help of some friends, we will swap everything from one Jeep to another. At that point, I will probably do his front suspension as well. I have a few minor changes in mind for the back that I may or may not do.


If anyone in the states nearby NJ (where he lives) or PA (where I live) knows of a good TJ frame .... please contact Mud on the side. Davey's Jeeps was discussed, but I think he felt that was a touch too far.

So I've started out .... To God knows where.



I guess I'll know ... When I get there.
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Oh ... and RoyalXJ .... now that a new frame is in the works, it will be very easy to make my own mounts from scratch. That will afford us even more ground clearance on the lower shock mounts.

So I've started out .... To God knows where.



I guess I'll know ... When I get there.
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How do you like that muffler?
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post #44 of 50 Old 09-03-2012, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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How do you like that muffler?
A little on the quiet side but it fits well with the long arm setup.

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Sliced two sidewalls at Tar Hollow so had to upgrade to 37"x12.5 Pitbull Rockers. With Staun beadlocks.





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