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Unread 09-25-2012, 04:49 PM   #16471
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Aluminum wrapped in carbon fiber with steel glide plates on the lowers.

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Unread 09-25-2012, 04:53 PM   #16472
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Eff that! Since it will be your money, titanium alloy!
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Unread 09-25-2012, 05:19 PM   #16473
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Alright, so going over my Jeep build plan again (and trying not to spend money until I get the lift) I have an option, steel or aluminum control arms. Thoughts, experience, advice? Ready...



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whats a control arm?
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Unread 09-25-2012, 05:34 PM   #16474
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titanium wrapped in carbon fiber with gold glide plates to mark the rocks so you can find your way home?
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Unread 09-25-2012, 05:51 PM   #16475
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I'm guessing aluminum is more expensive. If that is correct I would take into consideration how hard are you going to wheel compared to dd. I would guess that the difference in weight wouldn't be enough to justify aluminum to me. Like Adam said aluminum tends to break where steel bends.
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Unread 09-25-2012, 05:52 PM   #16476
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What happened? I thought this sold last Saturday?
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Unread 09-25-2012, 05:55 PM   #16477
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I've got a question for you guys. I'm thinking while I've got the motor and trans out of my jeep I might as well make some improvements on my unibody. I've heard of buying weld on kits to keep it from cracking under stress and I haven't found any for zj's. how hard would it be to do it myself. I'm not really sure what to do other then building a cage. Any thoughts would be a huge help.
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Unread 09-25-2012, 06:00 PM   #16478
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What happened? I thought this sold last Saturday?
Guy backed out last minute.
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Unread 09-25-2012, 06:26 PM   #16479
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I've got a question for you guys. I'm thinking while I've got the motor and trans out of my jeep I might as well make some improvements on my unibody. I've heard of buying weld on kits to keep it from cracking under stress and I haven't found any for zj's. how hard would it be to do it myself. I'm not really sure what to do other then building a cage. Any thoughts would be a huge help.
Build sub frame connectors, and box in the corners under the unibody front and rear. Build fender/firewall supports. Cage.
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Unread 09-25-2012, 07:11 PM   #16480
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Steel you can bend aluminum tends to snap
Load of crap, assuming you know the proper material to be used for control arms. If you don't then carry on.
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Unread 09-25-2012, 09:10 PM   #16481
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I've got a question for you guys. I'm thinking while I've got the motor and trans out of my jeep I might as well make some improvements on my unibody. I've heard of buying weld on kits to keep it from cracking under stress and I haven't found any for zj's. how hard would it be to do it myself. I'm not really sure what to do other then building a cage. Any thoughts would be a huge help.
Google "zj frame stiffeners." Clayton's, TnT, and a few others make them.
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Unread 09-25-2012, 11:44 PM   #16482
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Welp now I feel like an ***. Haha I found like 30+ companies that make kits. I think I'll order a kit. Thanks Andy.
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Unread 09-26-2012, 08:15 AM   #16483
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Andy, you need to start sending information like that the right way using http://lmgtfy.com/.


See it should have gone something like this.....

Scott, check these ones out http://lmgtfy.com/?q=zj+frame+stiffeners
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Unread 09-26-2012, 09:36 AM   #16484
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Welp now I feel like an ***. Haha I found like 30+ companies that make kits. I think I'll order a kit. Thanks Andy.
Don't feel like an ***. Why they are not called subframe connectors (which is the first thing I googled) I don't know. They are called subframe connectors on damn near every other unibody vehicle ever made. I just know that I had seen them.

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Andy, you need to start sending information like that the right way using http://lmgtfy.com/.


See it should have gone something like this.....

Scott, check these ones out http://lmgtfy.com/?q=zj+frame+stiffeners
I would have but that only really works if the person hasn't searched for them. Being that he had searched for them just using wrong key words, I would have felt like an ***.
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Unread 09-26-2012, 01:35 PM   #16485
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4 hours without any new posts? Suckage, you guys bring it.
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My issue was I couldn't get the balls centered. I had to use some extra force to get everything lined up right. It didn't take me long.


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