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Unread 09-14-2014, 07:49 PM   #1
swillett
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Tj Moving lower control arm mounts only

Hi guys,
Here's the back story:
My tj frame is rusted beyond the point of no return so I snagged a clean frame and tub from a donor that some guy was parting out for the motor. Once I got the works home I noticed that the front lower control arm mounts have been pushed back towards the front of the skid plate.


Here's my question:
What will happen if I make some stretched lower control arms and maintain the current pinion angle while also maintaining the upper control arm length and and mounting location.

I have done a bunch of googling and reading suspension articles but I haven't come across anybody just long arming the bottom arms. Worse case scenario I will just cut the mounts off of my old frame (which are still solid) and put them back in the stock location.

The less screwing around the better. My biggest constraint with this project is that it has to be out of the driveway by the 28th :s.

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Unread 09-17-2014, 03:53 PM   #2
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Anybody?
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Unread 09-18-2014, 05:08 AM   #3
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Anybody?
The problem with this type of question and probably why no one is answering is because a well thought out suspension is not they way your talking about, can it I guess, should it probably not.
So without numbers from you or a copy and paste what it will look like its hard for even the experts to chime in.

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Unread 09-19-2014, 07:52 PM   #4
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I know it's pretty shoddy, before I hacked up my old frame
I cut off the mounts, at the end of the day I'm probably just going to re mount the stock mounts for now
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