It could warp your frame slightly. If your happy with it, you should think about drilling through and fastening it on the other side of the frame with a longer bolt to distribute the load. That along with having a sleeves on the bolts inside the frame.
One of the bolts on each side has a crush sleeve. I can't go all the way through the frame with the other bolt because it would interfere with the upper control arm. When I weld it I will put a gusset on the frame rail that will take the place of the 3rd bolt that is supposed to be up up above where I have the 2 bolts now. I would think that would be stronger than mounting it the way Currie says. But like I said, I don't want to do any welding until I know for sure it wont be moving.
I got kind of lazy with the build thread since finishing my suspension. I took it to URE last weekend to test it out, and tomorrow I'm headed to Coal Creek (Windrock) in Tennessee to REALLY test it out. After I get back I will go in to more detail about the suspension and my thoughts about it's performance.
I was trail leader at URE, so I don't have very many pics of my own Jeep. Here are the few I have, as well as a good zoomed in shot of my suspension as I was coming up a steep ledge. None of them really show off the new suspension, though the last picture shows the lack of control arms/shocks hanging below the axle tube.
I thought we were playing in Kannapolis until right before we left for some reason, so I wasn't thinking about being in your town. If we go back in the spring, I'll give you a heads up. I'd like to see your Jeep in person if I get the chance!
Just got back from a 3 day wheeling trip at Coal Creek OHV. I had a blast and the new suspension performed excellently. There are a few minor things I need to tweak, but overall I am very pleased with the result. I got some good pictures for TJ of the month too. Here are a few teasers:
Your LJ kicked *** this past weekend at Coal Creek! That setup is working well.
If you are having problems with that track bar you can swap it out. Let me know what you want to do.
The track bar works fine with the stock diff cover, but it is close. If I had ordered the Riddler cover from you like I had originally planned I doubt it would clear. Its not the track bars fault though. Because of the Clayton axle brackets I had to adjust my Currie lowers as short as they can go. The arms still need to go a bit shorter to get the pinion angle perfect and to get more clearance for the track bar, but it works the way it is now. Oh well. Looks like I'm getting a Warn diff cover instead.
Just read through all 38 pages... There went 3 hours.. Haha. Really good read. Amazing build.
Props to you and your pops it looks great.
I'm hoping to get metal cloaks in the next year after I finish up other things on my to-do list that are more important first.