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Unread 08-11-2013, 04:03 PM   #1
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8.8 swap

Might be beating a dead horse here, but does anyone have any suggestions for best bang for the buck 8.8 conversion mount kits for a TJ?

Thanks ahead of time!

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Unread 08-11-2013, 04:47 PM   #2
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I did the MORE offroad kit. Can't remember what I paid but its 350 now. I don't like the shock mount brackets. They are angled too far to the outside and I have to really cram the shock into it sideways. Thought maybe I located them wrong but if you look at there pictures they look about the same. Its working out for me but I don't have anything to compare it to.
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Unread 08-11-2013, 04:53 PM   #3
Au revoir, gopher.
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Artec. Includes a truss system for tube strength which is useful when modifying the suspension way down the road. I got mine for less than that MORE kit. The Artec kit is used by many on here.
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Unread 08-15-2013, 09:23 AM   #4
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Another vote for the Artec Kit. It is a self jiging kit that makes the install fairly easy.

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Unread 08-17-2013, 03:52 AM   #5
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I used the iron rock off-road kit. 225 dollars for the kit. Great quality and fit. I think it came with all grade 8 hardware for the shock and sway bar mounts.
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Unread 08-18-2013, 12:33 AM   #6
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I used Iron Rock Off Road. Fit very well, great install instruction too. The had every bracket dialed in as far as measurements and angles go. Tacked it up to their specs at the shop, test fit it at home, and burned it in. $225 is what I think it cost me a few years ago
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