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post #61 of 443 Old 03-15-2013, 10:58 PM
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Did you do a body lift for that skid? Or did you have to modify the tub at all with the 241?
He installed the Savvy BL with the skid...



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post #62 of 443 Old 03-16-2013, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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Yes, I did the 1.25" Savvy body lift. I did not have to hammer on the tub at all to make it fit. I was prepared to if necessary though.

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post #63 of 443 Old 03-16-2013, 08:07 AM
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Yeah I looked back and found where you did the BL, I'm used to seeing pics of the finished product I guess my question is, would a 1" BL be enough, or would you recommend the 1.25"?


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post #64 of 443 Old 03-16-2013, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I looked back and found where you did the BL, I'm used to seeing pics of the finished product I guess my question is, would a 1" BL be enough, or would you recommend the 1.25"?
Haha, I need to get someone to take pics for me. I'm really bad about it.

I would go with the Savvy body lift. The pucks are nicely designed to cup the mounts. I would say 1" is enough for a non Rubi. I would go with 1.25" for a Rubi since they have the bigger transfer case.

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Haha, I need to get someone to take pics for me. I'm really bad about it.

I would go with the Savvy body lift. The pucks are nicely designed to cup the mounts. I would say 1" is enough for a non Rubi. I would go with 1.25" for a Rubi since they have the bigger transfer case.
Thanks, the 241 is pretty massive.


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So, I went to help out for the Ultra 4 race at Rausch Creek. The jeep held up good for race prep and all that.

Sunday after the race however, we went out wheeling some hard stuff. I ended up breaking both rear shock mounts off the axle tube. Took them out and kept wheeling until I lost a lower control arm bolt. At that point, we called it a day and I loaded the jeep back on the trailer.

Major updates may be coming to this thread. With the damages to the rear, I am strongly considering a mid arm four link conversion for the rear. Along with out boarding the rear shocks. Although I am also looking at in boarding the rear shocks to get more travel out of a shorter shock.

The main goal at the moment is to repair a badly damaged front track bar bracket. The shimmy I have had for a while is getting worse, and should be addressed tomorrow. Maybe I will actually take pictures this time.

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post #67 of 443 Old 04-28-2013, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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No turning back now. This thing was done. Building a new one from 2x2 tube.

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New bracket is all made up. I plan to pick up a new track bar tomorrow, so I can drill out the hole perfectly. Then I will be picking up some new grade 8 hardware, and welding the nut onto the back of the new bracket. I am very happy I am going this route over welding a washer over the hole.

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New bracket got burned in tonight. Looks to be a lot more solid than the factory sheet metal. I bought a flanged nut and shaved three edges of the flange down and welded it to the back. Should keep it from spinning if I somehow ever break the welds on it.

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The next phase of the build is going underway.

Ordered a bunch of Artec brackets to 4 link the rear. Planning to do a mid arm rear suspension, triangulated uppers. Also planning to replace the front lower control arm brackets on both the axle and frame side. May contemplate a mid arm 3 link for the front.

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post #71 of 443 Old 05-15-2013, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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Ups dropped off my box of fun today. Of course it looked like they played football with it first though. So almost all of my brackets are here.

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post #72 of 443 Old 05-28-2013, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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Got it out wheeling one last time before getting ready to do the 4 link. It performed nicely as always.

I'm also going to pick up a new welder this coming weekend. A Hobart 210 MVP. Should make my life a lot easier than the inconsistent one I have now.

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post #73 of 443 Old 05-30-2013, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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Got my joints in for the 4 link today.



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Got the Artec 4 link brackets mostly assembled. The frame side top plate is the only thing left to do, but I want to slip the brackets on the frame and then tack them in place. Just so I know they will fit right.

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post #75 of 443 Old 06-08-2013, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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Got the axle out in about an hour tonight. Getting too good at that.

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