Still haven't had much time to work on the Jeep, but I'm starting to make a parts list for the 3 link front. Can't decide on what ends to use on the control arms. Looking at Johnny Joints on both ends, Ruff Stuff heims on both ends or JJ/or Heim on frame end and a regular bushing on the axle end. I've read where having the flex joint on the axle will promote death wobble, but Clayton uses that set up on their kits and everybody seems to love them. I like Ruff Stuff's heim joints, but with the mud here in the Southeast I'm thinking the Johnny Joints may last longer.
Picked up some front springs and shackles today. The coils were suppose to be Rusty's 4.5" but they ended up being 3" HDs. My fault for not checking them when I bought them, but in the end I think the stance is just about right. Might end up adding a .75" spacer once it gets a winch and bumpers.
And the rear jacked up to approximate ride height. I'm guessing the front is about 5.5-6" lift. It doesn't sit as tall as I thought it would, 71" to the drip rail, 29" bottom of the door and 23" to the bottom of the frame at the tranny crossmember.
It looks mean, those front tires made me think of another thread on here .. has picture of an xj with a nice fender conversion .. they look like highline sort of for a wrangler.
not sure if the link will show up properly or not, but it was under the fabrication set up and titles vista roof, and it's the first reply. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f37/vista-roof-1252231/
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Great start, i like the thought of the 231-300 doubler, For your arms, my opinion is to use Jhonny joints frame end and poly bushings on the axle end a bit surprised with all the welding you didnt go with a 4 link in the rear..
I like the plan on keeping the 4.0, too many people are quick to swap for the v-8, but i agree a stroker kit is a great mod, lots of low end torque and your keeping the reliability of the good ol 4.0, but plan on changing motor mounts, brown dogs are great, i changed mine out for a set of them
Anyway I like the work, and ill stop n periodically and check up on it. Consider a comp cut in the rear!
So many people to thank here's a start to the list
Spidertrax, Yukon, rustys, warn, branik, PSC, advance adapters, Bad wheels, interco, essentially off-road. And many more
Most of all thanks too Ian Johnson and the xtreme off-road crew for all their work, and 4 wheel to heal for their part in it too.