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post #571 of 2317 Old 10-10-2012, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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So if you buy that 44 are you planning to put the stock brackets back on, is that why you are asking? I have a busted rear 35 you could come chop the stock mounts off and have if you want. Also have a bent 8.8 with aftermarket brackets. Pretty sure the upper brackets are still good on it.
Exactly. If I sell you the truss, it won't bolt in anymore. I'll take whatever works. Trying to make a little money on the side. This one seems like a no brainer. I appreciate it.


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Can someone give me the correct axle tube diameter of a Waggy 44? I've searched all over for it but can't find a straight answer. I've seen both 2.75" and 3". I was wondering because I was looking at some Ballistic mounts, specifically this one.
http://www.ballisticfabrication.com/...bo_p_1461.html
It only comes in 3" and up.

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Can someone give me the correct axle tube diameter of a Waggy 44? I've searched all over for it but can't find a straight answer. I've seen both 2.75" and 3". I was wondering because I was looking at some Ballistic mounts, specifically this one.
http://www.ballisticfabrication.com/...bo_p_1461.html
It only comes in 3" and up.
Never mind. I found a good parts list from an XJ swap and he used the same brackets. This will be a good reference.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/c...my-xj-1221450/

Now, I think somebody said heims before, but for a 3 link, how would you guys set up your link ends? Also, I was looking for an upper link tower, which Ballistic also has, but what height should it be?
http://www.ballisticfabrication.com/...er_p_1398.html

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Use Johnny joints on all ends for the arms. Heims provide good flex but a Johnny joint will ride better and last longer.

Check barnes4wd.com for a link tower. They have one with several mounting holes so you can adjust the height. They also have a nice DIY 3 link kit.
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Use Johnny joints on all ends for the arms. Heims provide good flex but a Johnny joint will ride better and last longer.

Check barnes4wd.com for a link tower. They have one with several mounting holes so you can adjust the height. They also have a nice DIY 3 link kit.
Yea I was thinking Johnny's.

The write up I posted, he actually used the Barnes bracket. I just wasn't sure if there was a certain height it should be.

Now, is there any benefit to switching to an over the axle panhard bar rather than running a trac bar? The guy in the write up did a panhard.

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Yea I was thinking Johnny's.

The write up I posted, he actually used the Barnes bracket. I just wasn't sure if there was a certain height it should be.

Now, is there any benefit to switching to an over the axle panhard bar rather than running a trac bar? The guy in the write up did a panhard.
Panhard and track bar are same thing. I'd say use jj since you drive it daily. Throw a low profile truss over the chunk and put your upper mount there. How are you planning on setting up your steering?

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Panhard and track bar are same thing. I'd say use jj since you drive it daily. Throw a low profile truss over the chunk and put your upper mount there. How are you planning on setting up your steering?
I mean stock track bar setup vs a straight panhard on a tower that sits level. I know they are basically the same thing, but they tend to be named based on how they are set up.

Still planning on Chevy flat tops and high steer.

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I mean stock track bar setup vs a straight panhard on a tower that sits level. I know they are basically the same thing, but they tend to be named based on how they are set up.

Still planning on Chevy flat tops and high steer.
Having a straight panhard bar depends on the drag link. It has to fall in line or else you will get bump steer. It is usually bent because it doesn't clear the diff.
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Having a straight panhard bar depends on the drag link. It has to fall in line or else you will get bump steer. It is usually bent because it doesn't clear the diff.
This is the one I was looking at. I guess his dshaft is disconnected so the tower would actually sit farther forwards. But it looks like it should clear the diff. But looking at it now I believe it would be right in the way of high steer. A neat idea to prevent hitting it but not right for my application. Ballistic has a full coil perch/LCA mount/shock mount/trackbar mount that will probably be easiest.
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In that pic his drag link isn't connected and he's not running high steer...

And that ballistic coil lca and shock thing would work nice cause you can easily mount coil overs on it. It's just a pain if you want t adjust things in the future cause its all tied together.

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When are you planning on building yours ad putting it in? I'm gonna have mine built around Christmas time and just copy everything I do. You want cross over steering trust me. Whether its high steer or not. What those people did in that thread higher up is retarded.

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In that pic his drag link isn't connected and he's not running high steer...
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But looking at it now I believe it would be right in the way of high steer. A neat idea to prevent hitting it but not right for my application. Ballistic has a full coil perch/LCA mount/shock mount/trackbar mount that will probably be easiest.

Another thing I am struggling with is finding the right size brackets and/or joints to fit together. The axle is 2.75" I've determined, and there isn't a wide selection of 2.75" tube brackets. I guess some things, like the Barnes tower, will require a bit more customization.

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When are you planning on building yours ad putting it in? I'm gonna have mine built around Christmas time and just copy everything I do. You want cross over steering trust me. Whether its high steer or not. What those people did in that thread higher up is retarded.
I agree, the more I look at it, the stranger it looks. But that's not problem if I stick with the stock placement of the trac bar bracket, which the Ballistic brackets include. So I'm just trying to make it harder than it really is. I'll post up a parts list in a little but for scruntinization. As far as when, no idea. The XJ thread I posted is a very helpful source.

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That axle in the picture is passenger drop. If it was driver drop I bet the panhard would hit the diff when flexing. You have to keep that in mind.
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That axle in the picture is passenger drop. If it was driver drop I bet the panhard would hit the diff when flexing. You have to keep that in mind.
Touche. Panhard scrapped.

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