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post #991 of 2227 Old 02-04-2014, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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I ordered some safety washers from Ruffstuff today to replace the high misalignment spacers on my pitman arm.

Hopefully get my seat brackets cut down and welded tomorrow.

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post #992 of 2227 Old 02-04-2014, 09:17 PM
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True. I'll need to get it over to my buddy's shop so I can use his chop saw instead of my grinder.

SkyJ, do you remember how much lower you built your brackets?
Sorry dude I've been to caught up in my engine issues to keep up with other threads. Im not quit sure on how low I went its really tight under my seats I just welded the frame to the tub. Figured I would tie them into a full cage at some point. I wasnt too worried about keeping the fold and tumble feature of the yj frames since the tj's fold forward and slide. I can grab some measurements for you in the morning but I would just do what feels comfortable for you and the gf.

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2" BL, 4" stretch all on saggy waggy springs.
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No biggie. My girlfriend finally sat in it and it is more comfortable for her than it is for me. She is happy to see over the hood better. I think I'll take an inch out of them and that should do the trick.
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No biggie. My girlfriend finally sat in it and it is more comfortable for her than it is for me. She is happy to see over the hood better. I think I'll take an inch out of them and that should do the trick.
Sounds good you dont want to be bouncing your head off the roll bar all day. You might need it later, I dont know for what but it might come in handy someday. jk

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2" BL, 4" stretch all on saggy waggy springs.
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post #995 of 2227 Old 02-05-2014, 02:25 AM
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Well he did add to the roll bar so it should take a good beating lol

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My buddy came over and helped me screw with the seat brackets. We started with the passenger side, it was time consuming but now that we know what we are doing the driver side should go much quicker. We drilled out the hinged parts and we will re use the shouldered washers and run 3/8 bolts through them. We are lowering 1" so we had to trim a bit off of some of the supports. I didn't take many pics but here are a couple.
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post #997 of 2227 Old 02-06-2014, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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Beats the hell out of $200 brackets from Corbeau that have no tilt function and it's probably faster than building them from scratch (and still have no tilt). I just hope 1" is enough. The steering wheel seems to be more of an issue than my GF reaching the pedals so I'll probably order a Grant wheel.
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post #998 of 2227 Old 02-08-2014, 01:11 AM Thread Starter
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The brackets are done! Was a long night of drilling and beer drinking but they turned out well. I shortened the pass. Side by 1" but we squeezed 1.25" out of the driver side since it is more important. Knowing what I do now we could have done it quicker but it wasn't a big deal. 1391846778088.jpg1391846799787.jpg1391846815465.jpg1391846824499.jpg

In a nutshell, what we did was drill the upper hinge on the front and the lower hinge on the rear and trim the excess to fit. The hinge points have a pressed in rivet type guy. We drilled it through the center so we were left with a shouldered washer and just ran a 3/8 bolt through it. On the cross braces we just made a relief cut in the rib so we could bend it to fit. I'm pretty happy with how they fit now and it would be perfect with a slightly smaller wheel
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Also got a new fan clutch on her. The new one is a bit thinner than the old one, I hope it cools as well (better).
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ive gotta see this beast again soon! looking good man.

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Thanks dude. Snow wheelin tomorrow! Gonna head up with some big boys on 39s so they can drag me around

Yeah I have done quite a bit to it lately, it feels good. Cage and seats are getting it closer to gangster status.
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Thanks dude. Snow wheelin tomorrow! Gonna head up with some big boys on 39s so they can drag me around Yeah I have done quite a bit to it lately, it feels good. Cage and seats are getting it closer to gangster status.
Are the 35s goin back on for the run?

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I'm not sure what do you think? My STTs have a lot more tread but the added clearance would be nice.
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I have no idea lol I live in phx

I've heard taller is better but I guess the same can be said about tread depth

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I'm gonna throw the 35s on. A guy I'm going with is gonna have me come over to his shop and fit some chains for them
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