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post #1 of 10 Old 12-13-2013, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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Front truss

So measurement wise the Artec jk truss will fit on my axle but will the axle once trussed hit anything under the jeep? My jeep isn't home right now to look at. Can someone please post a pic of their front axle and the area above it

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post #2 of 10 Old 12-14-2013, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
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Come on guys hook me up with a pic of the area above the axle. If this was another silly headlight thread I'd be getting tons of pics
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post #3 of 10 Old 12-14-2013, 09:08 AM
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I don't have a pic but my IRO equalizer bar runs across frame to frame, just in front of the oil pan and under the balancer on the engine.
I would imagine the inline 6 is farther forward, depending on what you have
As long as it doesn't go higher than your stock UCA mounts I "think" you will be ok.

That and at least 4-4.5 in lift.

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post #4 of 10 Old 12-14-2013, 02:08 PM
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Even if you'd get a pic or 3, it really wouldn't do you much good. You need to get the specs from the manufacturer and mock it up with cardboard while cycling the front suspension to check for any clearance issues, or just buy it and hope for the best. If you do the latter, its metal, so you can modify it (i.e. shorten, narrow, etc..) where necessary, which you'll be doing anyway since it is specifically designed for an axle other than yours. You're going to have some time into this to make it work. WJ/JK brackets are not universally positioned, especially since they are different widths. Don't underestimate that. Personally, I'd come up with another option.

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With the amount of fabbing you would have to do to make it work, it might just be worth it to make your own from scratch.

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post #6 of 10 Old 12-14-2013, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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Sitting the truss on a wj axle made it seem like a pretty easy mod to fit. It's not a matter of the truss fitting the axle I just don't have my jeep here to see clearance above the axle
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Btw it's just a few steel plates. A welder and torch/saw go a long way in making things fit
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post #8 of 10 Old 12-15-2013, 08:04 AM
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Btw it's just a few steel plates. A welder and torch/saw go a long way in making things fit
Do you already have the truss? If not it might be simpler to just get some flat plate and do your own.

Run it up to the bump stops without the springs and shocks, and then take measurements from there.

Altho for the cost, and looking at the pics, that one may be easy enough to modify.

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post #9 of 10 Old 12-15-2013, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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I kinda test mocked up a jk truss my buddy has before instal and didn't have my jeep here. Kinda just needed a couple pics but my jeeps home now so it's all good.
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post #10 of 10 Old 12-15-2013, 09:09 AM
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It looks pretty low profile, and I don't think it will cause any issues.

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