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Unread 08-06-2010, 08:35 PM   #241
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Unread 08-06-2010, 09:02 PM   #242
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If you have a way to show me where those specs from AEV are and how they did it, I would appreciate it. I've never heard of or seen the stock axle side mounts re-drilled before or the weld washers done they way we did it.
Blaine, Mark here (I picked up Robert's old tank last week) -- AEV has a 'template' that is bolted to the mount and provides a reference point to re-drill. I have an extra kit from my install; PM me your street number and zip (I remember the street name) and I'll send you the extra to 'play' with. Don't need it back so do with it what you want.
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Unread 08-06-2010, 09:37 PM   #243
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Blaine, Mark here (I picked up Robert's old tank last week) -- AEV has a 'template' that is bolted to the mount and provides a reference point to re-drill. I have an extra kit from my install; PM me your street number and zip (I remember the street name) and I'll send you the extra to 'play' with. Don't need it back so do with it what you want.
Thanks Mark, is it for the axle side?
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Unread 08-06-2010, 11:47 PM   #244
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I'm not sure if this helps you, mrblaine, but I figured it couldn't hurt to post it.






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Unread 08-07-2010, 01:42 AM   #245
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Unread 08-07-2010, 09:45 AM   #246
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If you have a way to show me where those specs from AEV are and how they did it, I would appreciate it. I've never heard of or seen the stock axle side mounts re-drilled before or the weld washers done they way we did it.
I think they might have removed them from their site, but you can still find reference to it via the installation instructions of their stinger. I think it's redrilled around 1.25" from stock, they sell a template for marking where to drill. Except they take it a step further and redrill the frame mount the same distance lower.

They only have drilling in their instructions. None of the washer or cutting stuff. Does redrilling like this take away too much separation? What's the downside?
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Unread 08-07-2010, 10:38 AM   #247
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Unread 08-07-2010, 11:58 AM   #248
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Unread 08-07-2010, 12:37 PM   #249
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They only have drilling in their instructions. None of the washer or cutting stuff. Does redrilling like this take away too much separation? What's the downside?
I'm not sure of any downsides for us because we're re-doing the front end of the arms as well.

The downside for a stocker would be a concern over the upper frame side mounts and the extra stress the less separation might cause IF you leave the uppers alone.
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Unread 08-07-2010, 02:47 PM   #250
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Thanks Mark, is it for the axle side?
Yup, axle side. As shown in the pics after my original post.

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Unread 08-11-2010, 09:12 AM   #251
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so how is the project/jeep going?
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Unread 08-11-2010, 09:21 AM   #252
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The downside for a stocker would be a concern over the upper frame side mounts and the extra stress the less separation might cause IF you leave the uppers alone.
I thought Nth degree did something with the uppers...new raised mounts I believe. i think the drivers side was some track bar contraption that mounted to the diff for support.

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Unread 08-11-2010, 09:22 AM   #253
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so how is the project/jeep going?
It's going fairly well. We will be cutting in the rear shock mounts today and removing the other versions I installed many years ago.

The triangulated 4 link is now working and the axle is swinging. It took some time because the clearances on a stock wheelbase rig are very tight and it makes the placement of everything very tedious.

The challenge is to get some vertical separation at the front and with an effective length of around 27-28", the uppers wind up right against the bottom of the tub at full stuff on the Currie bumpstops.

The rest of the difficulties lie in re-using the TXT truss because where I would have preferred to put the pivot bolts was right about where the base plate across the top of the diff wound up being, so I had to compromise.

To lower that end of the arm slightly, I mounted the bolts vertically by just drilling that base plate and then making a single tab over the top of both rod ends to pick up double shear.
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Unread 08-11-2010, 06:33 PM   #254
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i cant wait to see pics of the rear arms and their mounts, How much vertical seperation did you end up with at the frame?
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Unread 08-11-2010, 06:37 PM   #255
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i cant wait to see pics of the rear arms and their mounts, How much vertical separation did you end up with at the frame?

X2 cant wait to see what the frame side mounts look like and where they are placed

hopefully they arent as blurry as the picture of the frame side upper in the front.............
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