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Unread 05-17-2006, 12:55 AM   #1
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Full Traction 6" Long Arm Kit Write-Up

i know this has been a long time coming but believe it or not, at 3 pages and 180 steps, this was one of the longest write-ups i have done to date. anyway, for those of you who have been asking for it, here it is...



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Unread 05-17-2006, 01:04 AM   #2
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NOw that is one hell of a writeup!!
Great work!!

Are you planning to move up to 37s?

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Unread 05-17-2006, 01:58 AM   #3
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Great write up as usual, but why so much lift for 35s? Are you planning on larger tires?
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Unread 05-17-2006, 08:02 AM   #4
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thanks guys i'd like to move up to 37's some day but i just bought my 35's a couple of months ago and will most likely have to stick with them for a while.
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Maybe you can slide you in some Dana 60s in the mean time
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Maybe you can slide you in some Dana 60s in the mean time
believe me, i'd love to but first i gotta find me a tree that grows cash
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I'll let you know as soon as I find it and pick my basket full
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good write up, just wondering if any of the bolts that hold the transfer case skid stripped the little inserts out on the support brackets, i had to beat all of them out of mine cause 3 stripped when i had to take the skid plate off a week later
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I've been checking your page frequently to see when the write-up was done, read the whole thing today. Like your other write-up's, very well done.

That kit looks very complete, and I really like the skid and all the brackets and hardware look very strong. After seeing your pics testing it at MOAB, it looks like it works well too.
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Finally! ive been waiting to read this ever since i saw that you had lifted the ride
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Unread 05-18-2006, 05:23 AM   #11
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heres what my exhaust looked lie after 6 trys since FT didnt offer a kit back then and i knew no one with one of these lifts, but it never touches anything, but this lift i really like more then my RE LA
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good write up, just wondering if any of the bolts that hold the transfer case skid stripped the little inserts out on the support brackets, i had to beat all of them out of mine cause 3 stripped when i had to take the skid plate off a week later
funny you should mention that. i did end up stripping one when i pulled my skid about a week later too. fortunately, i was able to get a pair of small vice-grips to grab hold of it and was able to extract the bolt without further incident. now, i try to be mindfull about over tightening the bolts and haven't had a problem since. i think i may try talking to full traction about this to see what they have to say.

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heres what my exhaust looked lie after 6 trys since FT didnt offer a kit back then and i knew no one with one of these lifts, but it never touches anything, but this lift i really like more then my RE LA
hey man, where's the muffler or were you able to ditch your cat?
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You need a cash tree?! Look at your jeep over the years, I think you found a cash tree. LOL Great write up, thanks to you, I will be doing my CSF raidator swap this weekend. That will be write up number 5 I have used. Great info from ya!
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Unread 05-18-2006, 01:35 PM   #15
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hey man, where's the muffler or were you able to ditch your cat?
muffler is up under the skid plate, andthe part i talked bout stripping i just beat all of those out with a hammer and flat head and replaced with good ol nuts and bolts had to take off skid a few more times and they are easy to get off
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