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Unread 02-29-2012, 06:30 PM   #571
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My hat is off for this TJ Build it is truely perfect in my opinion. Great job to Robert and Mr. Blaine. I have grabbed a few ideas from this build. Very well done with all the right parts. I sent Robert a PM asking a few questions. Thanks for shareing your knowledge and more pics would be great.

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Unread 02-29-2012, 07:23 PM   #572
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Really? So, if I remove all four control arms and push on the axle directly sideways, it won't move to the front or back?
sneaky sneaky...
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Unread 02-29-2012, 07:31 PM   #573
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So excited to have a Short Arm 4 link this summer...
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Unread 02-29-2012, 08:04 PM   #574
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I wouldn't be worried about the actual joint or even a bolt (providing you used a 1/2" or larger center ball) failing. The smaller joints are just not as preloaded and the bushing halves are smaller. It certainly wouldn't happen overnight but they'd wear out....at least that's what I feel would be the case. They do fine when sharing the load but the bigger joints have been proven to hold up no matter what for a very long time.
I would agree with the longevity issue, I've already replaced 1 upper JJ and probably should rebuild another if I don't upgrade soon. My lowers are still tight as can be after 20,000 or so miles.
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Unread 02-29-2012, 09:21 PM   #575
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How do you intend to upgrade over the big 2.5" JJ's?
It's only available as weld on, but I noticed Currie has a 3" JJ. Probably better for fixed lowers than figuring out how to make an adjustable upper with them.
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Unread 02-29-2012, 09:51 PM   #576
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I agree, and have built as such. But I'm wondering if there have actually been any failures, not only just because we *think* it's not enough joint. I know I do, but it's something to think about.
My track bar is 2" JJ and 2.5" JJ, I had to rebuild the 2" one after 4k miles, I am going to make a new TB with a heim and 2.5" JJ. I'm just not all warm & fuzzy about 2" going that soon.
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Unread 03-04-2012, 08:54 PM   #577
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Any chance you have any better pics of your tummy tuck? How did you support the tranny mount?
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Unread 03-12-2012, 01:45 AM   #578
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... and one more. I have the luxury of National Forest access roads 5 minutes from my house where these were taken. Too bad wheeling isn not allowed tho.
What are the length of your new front short arms? I'm looking to build a new set of CAs haven't decided on short, mid, or long arms yet. if I go long arms I'd like to do a y-link setup.
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Unread 10-22-2012, 11:13 AM   #579
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1/2 price day at one of the Pick A Part yards netted me this for $180. New Currie/Savvy steering, Currie trackbar and a few other odds and ends coming up.
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Unread 10-22-2012, 11:27 AM   #580
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1/2 price day at one of the Pick A Part yards netted me this for $180. New Currie/Savvy steering, Currie trackbar and a few other odds and ends coming up.
Nice. Did the core charge and taxes bump the price up from what they told me?
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Unread 10-22-2012, 11:32 AM   #581
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holy crap thats expensive. ive pulled complete d30s for 58 bucks
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Unread 10-22-2012, 11:37 AM   #582
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Going price around here for a high pinion 30 is $350-400 (if you can find one) and I got tagged $10 for the upper control arm plus environmental fee. The factory locktite was still on the stock torx bolt and the only way I could get the axle out from the Jeep was taking the upper off at the unibody. The unibearings are also rusted onto the knuckles and I didn't have enough hammer with me to knock them loose so the axle shafts added to the price too.
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Unread 10-22-2012, 03:20 PM   #583
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good god, finally.


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Unread 10-22-2012, 04:42 PM   #584
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Unread 10-22-2012, 05:10 PM   #585
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how long has it been since we were at Blaine's and you were telling me you were going to get another HP30 housing?

too damn long
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