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Unread 02-13-2013, 09:17 PM   #376
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I think I've resigned myself to limited uptravel because of the motor mounts, unless I can be creative with the control arms. Trimming the rear is on the agenda.

I thought you were really close on 35s with the metalcloaks?

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Unread 02-13-2013, 09:21 PM   #377
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Plenty of room for my 35's
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Unread 02-13-2013, 09:24 PM   #378
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What about stuffed though? Didn't you have a pic from Bundy with it tucked?
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Unread 02-13-2013, 09:28 PM   #379
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What about stuffed though? Didn't you have a pic from Bundy with it tucked?
Hope this helps...
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Unread 02-13-2013, 09:31 PM   #380
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It was that last pic I was thinking of. Still looks like lots of room. My cut is going to be at the body line on the hood -- about where the top of your arch is. I should be good on 3", and that's probably the only way I can get and uptravel.
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Unread 02-13-2013, 09:32 PM   #381
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I run a Zone 4" lift, you should take a look at how their lower control arms are shaped, they have a bend in them. Would that do anything to help you with getting around your motor mounts?
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Unread 02-13-2013, 09:32 PM   #382
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It was that last pic I was thinking of. Still looks like lots of room. My cut is going to be at the body line on the hood -- about where the top of your arch is. I should be good on 3", and that's probably the only way I can get and uptravel.
I forgot you were doing hi-line.
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Unread 02-13-2013, 09:35 PM   #383
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These are what they look like, the bend goes towards the ground.
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Unread 02-13-2013, 09:41 PM   #384
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Ahhh crap I forgot again....its your UCA thats hitting
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Unread 02-13-2013, 09:45 PM   #385
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No, my issue is with the uppers. Right about the point that the axle side coil mounts just start to contact the rubber bumpstop, the upper control arms are hitting the frame side engine mounts. The bumpstops have and additional 1" (or so, I'm guessing) of compression before metal hits metal. This is all at stock height right now and with both sides stuffed. If one side is drooped and the other stuffed, it's fine.

I'm thinking 3-link the front and maybe move the one upper inboard to clear the motor mount.
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Unread 02-13-2013, 09:48 PM   #386
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Also my front driveshaft is real close to the transmission cable bracket. Not an issue yet, but I want to clock the t-case up to get some belly clearance. I may no choice but to go with taller springs to accommodate everything.
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I'm thinking 3-link the front and maybe move the one upper inboard to clear the motor mount.
If you're looking for up travel, I think this is where you're going to have to go.
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Unread 02-14-2013, 02:08 PM   #388
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Crappy pic because it was getting dark, but it's sitting pretty level now.

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Crappy pic because it was getting dark, but it's sitting pretty level now.

It's like a sleeper TJ....awesome
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Unread 02-14-2013, 02:38 PM   #390
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I know, right? Looks kinda, well, ugly. It sure does get some looks when I start it.

It needs a cam now. Lol.
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