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Unread 02-07-2011, 07:30 PM   #16
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I used JJ when I built the uppers and lowers on my dads XJ, but hes only on 31s so I was curious of their durability in tougher conditions,,,

Are your ruffstuff heims the new cryo'd ones theyve been peddling?

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Unread 02-07-2011, 08:17 PM   #17
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Yes sir they are.
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Unread 02-11-2011, 02:38 PM   #18
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so everything is finally done and shes ready to wheel next weekend.

first got the cutting brake set up and modified so that when im not wheelin it can be tucked away.
Cut the handle and made it pinned so it folds back


with the seat in and folded in "DD" position


up in "wheelin" position


then got the frame notched for the lower control arms... PITA...





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Unread 02-13-2011, 05:27 PM   #19
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Nice build... How well would it have worked if your lower links were on the inside of the frame opposed to umder the frame? wouldnt have had any problems wiht the arms hittin the frame..
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Unread 02-13-2011, 08:37 PM   #20
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Unless I really inboarded the mounts they'd still hit bc the axle location is outside the frame. Which when a lot more fab and down time which I couldn't afford being in school and having to commute to class. This set up gives me the geometry I wanted so it is what it is I guess
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Unread 02-14-2011, 07:25 AM   #21
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Ic. I was only wondering because my bracketry are designed to mount insdie the frame rails.
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Unread 02-14-2011, 09:33 AM   #22
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No worrys. If you keep the stock lower control arm mount on the axle and are running any more than an inch or so of bump ofer stock you should be fine. I moved my lowers up and out and run stock bump stops.
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Unread 03-16-2011, 04:27 PM   #23
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ill pull some updates from my build thread, I got one trip on the 4 link a couple weeks ago, and in the process destroyed my front control arm mounts so im adding the 3 link build i just finished a couple days ago to this thread. but first, some videos of the 4 link in action.

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One of the best wheelin trips I've had in a long time! We wheeled Friday night from 6 to 2 and then sat from 9 till 430 Sunday morning. There's quite a few new trials that were a ton of fun. I made it up rattler, twice. Double whammy and cheap trick. The 4 link felt amazing. I hit 60 on ranch road a couple times. Cutting brake save my life a couple times too lol.

Mainly just vids from this weekend. But figured y'all don't mind.

Waterfall entrance of cheap trick
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTOiIDjxpJs

Dickin around on the play ground
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN5cpxsjSB0

Making it up rattler, first time actually using the cutting brake... took a second to figure out what it takes to get the lsd to hook back up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uq6WxkM-Qzo

And rattler at night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gLY3Z_k4sE

And the infamous double whammy, only one in our group to ever make it (only 4 of us have ever attempted it lol)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1dBEWIuAJA
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for those who have never been to smorr, heres some size reference for ya. thats me btw (6ft tall)
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couple more, heres some cheap trick and then the bottom view of rattler






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and somethin i threw together last night

suck down winch


bracket


axle mount pulley


winch in place


couple videos of it workin
full droop to full bump w/o coils
http://s189.photobucket.com/albums/z...3-22-44-37.mp4
ride height to full bump with coils
http://s189.photobucket.com/albums/z...3-23-27-38.mp4
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Unread 03-16-2011, 04:29 PM   #24
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slowly gettin stuff done till i get my heims and such, so i got the truss made, itll be filled just like the rear was. its so short bc i only have 2.25 inches between my oil pan and the top of the tube...





its 2x3/8 flat. filler panels are 3/16s... i forgot to take more pics last night but i added upper C gussets and the filler panels are done.
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Unread 03-16-2011, 04:31 PM   #25
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little more detail, the fronts set up for 85% anti dive which should help keep the front end from dive on hard breaking. the roll center is below the rear roll center which gives a negative roll axis angle which is ideal for good road manners...

ok, finally getting some comp time so heres the 3 link build up

gusseted the upper c's


built a custom diff cover, hand forged from 1/4 in



new suck-down winch mount


upper control arm mounts, tied into the housing



new tracbar mount




finished axle


frame side upper (32 inches)


marking the frame to notch for the lower (30 inches)


then lots of flexing and marking and grinding later actually got the final shape cut out and started filling it. its filled with a piece of 4x4x1/4 angle thats been cut down to match


so once the notch was filled i built the mount. the inner is 3/8 and the outer is 1/4



heres the finished drivers side


and pass side
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Unread 03-16-2011, 04:33 PM   #26
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the brackets are just behind the first body mount, flush with the frame


this is a good shot showing link to DS clearances


then i also plated the outside of the frame rails. so the outside wall is now 1/4+1/4+1/8=5/8" thick



full bump


3" past full droop



full flex


had to notch the frame for the trac bar and drag link at full flex


little video showing it articulating, the suck-down winch was holding the center at ride height... yeah, i was rockin out to some country music
http://s189.photobucket.com/albums/z...2-20-55-51.mp4

new shock mounts


full bump, not quite coil bound


upper link to drive shaft clearance at full flex



some flexing after i rerouted the exhaust around the pass side mount


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Unread 03-16-2011, 06:36 PM   #27
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Awesome work man!

I like how you didn't let the frame limit your design. You just coerced it into working with the suspension

That diff cover is pretty sweet as well
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Unread 03-17-2011, 07:36 AM   #28
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Wow, holy crap thats awesome.
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Unread 03-17-2011, 09:26 AM   #29
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:-) wow, thanks guys. Did some more flexing yesterday before she got a bath...

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Unread 08-26-2012, 10:24 PM   #30
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everything here is awesome. good work. i will shamelessly copy it.
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