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post #61 of 504 Old 07-06-2012, 11:09 AM
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both the WJ and the ZJ long arm kits from RC need to have the tranny crossmember notched. I'm not really sure why....


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both the WJ and the ZJ long arm kits from RC need to have the tranny crossmember notched. I'm not really sure why....
what do you mean?
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what do you mean?
Doesn't make any sense to me either. If this were true for every Jeep, RC would have had to "notch" the cross member when test fitting it on their own rig. Had they done that, and needed to do that on their ZJ rig as well, they would have incorporated this "notch" into the design. Is it possibly the difference between the 42re mount and the 545rfe? I didn't think the mounts were any different, but who knows?

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How thick is the track bar. wondering if i should call and cancel track bar and order the JKS.
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Well got it pretty much done last night back went smooth no problems. I've got a little drive shaft vibration I think coming from the front. It look like I need to lengthen top arms a little. Rides great going to try to get some miles in it this weekend and go back over everything.
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Well got it pretty much done last night back went smooth no problems. I've got a little drive shaft vibration I think coming from the front. It look like I need to lengthen top arms a little. Rides great going to try to get some miles in it this weekend and go back over everything.
Looks good!!! Is that last pic the notch on the cross member you were talking about? The vibe is hopefully just a pinion/caster angle issue. Get an alignment done and see where theyre at.

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not to bad...need to disco that front sway bar and really see what kinda flex its got. what size tires you running?

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Ya that's the notch 31x10.5 tire 1.5 wheel spacer
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post #69 of 504 Old 07-07-2012, 11:56 AM
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So the adj front control arms can fix the front drive shaft vibration?

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So the adj front control arms can fix the front drive shaft vibration?
Yes. They control caster and pinion angles.

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Can you take better pictures of the rear arms and mounting points.
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Doesn't make any sense to me either. If this were true for every Jeep, RC would have had to "notch" the cross member when test fitting it on their own rig. Had they done that, and needed to do that on their ZJ rig as well, they would have incorporated this "notch" into the design. Is it possibly the difference between the 42re mount and the 545rfe? I didn't think the mounts were any different, but who knows?

i know the problem with the ZJ was that when they built their original prototype kit they did not have access to a V8 to test fit the kit on. so the production kit was produced without the notch that the v8's needed.

Problem the same deal on the WJ. because its not the mounts that are different it is the length of everything combined that causes even the slightest issues, such as the needed notching.

Back on topic though, if this kit turns out to be halfway decent ill have one sitting on my doorstep. especially if this death wobble doesn't go away!

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Looks great, can't wait to do mine. Hopefully it works on 6 inches.
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