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post #16 of 20 Old 01-19-2014, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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I have about decided that this one from genright might actually be what I'm looking for. I saw it yesterday on a jk and thought it was pretty cool and let's me keep the tire tucked all the up to the tailgate and leave it low.

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post #17 of 20 Old 01-19-2014, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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Here's the idea I've had in my head for quite a while now. Just took 2 min to throw it on paper. Take it easy on my drawing, I'm terrible at it. I'm also not claiming the drawing is even remotely close to scale or even proportionately accurate. It probably would be best to tie it into some armor or a cage, which is what I would plan on. I run heavy 37's, but maybe someone could get away with just a tub mount using a smaller/lighter tire/wheel combo. Also, I intentionally am having the upper tubes/supports horizontal, as I've noticed not many manufactures of rear stingers do this, so I can incorporate modular mounts for stuff like fuel cans or small storage. Unpin 1 and 2: fold down Unpin 1 and 3: swings to the passenger side Unpin 2 and 4: swings to the driver side Let me know what you think.
I think that would work. Getting everything to line up might be tricky but I think it would be plenty sturdy.
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post #18 of 20 Old 01-19-2014, 10:24 AM
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I think that would work. Getting everything to line up might be tricky but I think it would be plenty sturdy.
I'm not so sure it would be all that hard. A level and a plumb bob would be your friends. Personally, I think it would be much easier than fabbing a 4 link from scratch.

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You'd have to level the jeep 100% if you use those tools to line everything up.
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post #20 of 20 Old 01-19-2014, 10:36 AM
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You'd have to level the jeep 100% if you use those tools to line everything up.
True. Once on stands, that shouldn't be all that hard to do, though. I suppose you could also use multiple hard points to measure and reference from.

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