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post #61 of 731 Old 07-28-2010, 02:52 AM
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cant wait to see the 4 link front. More interested to see how it goes from LA to SA.

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post #62 of 731 Old 07-28-2010, 08:59 AM
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im surprised blaine is even willing to work on an aluminum armed suspension

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excited to hear how it performs
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post #64 of 731 Old 07-28-2010, 09:08 AM
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im surprised blaine is even willing to work on an aluminum armed suspension

cant wait to see how this turns out
Why wouldn't I work on one to make it better? I have nothing at all against aluminum links other than the jam nut issue.

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post #65 of 731 Old 07-28-2010, 09:55 AM
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So, what happened to the pics? I'm interested to see what familiar Jeeps are looking like nowadays.
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post #66 of 731 Old 07-28-2010, 10:20 AM
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cant wait to see the 4 link front. More interested to see how it goes from LA to SA.
That is the easy part...shorten up the links and weld on new frame brackets.

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How disappointing. Only one, bad, picture.
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post #68 of 731 Old 07-28-2010, 03:09 PM
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Geez...give it a rest already. Pix will be coming... this work doesn't just magically pop out of the air and find its way onto the rig.
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post #70 of 731 Old 07-28-2010, 03:22 PM
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Geez...give it a rest already. Pix will be coming... this work doesn't just magically pop out of the air and find its way onto the rig.
What? Dont you just fold your arms and nod your head? Pfff, you call yourself a Genie.
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post #71 of 731 Old 07-28-2010, 05:34 PM
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subscribed;;; wish this was farther than it is into it since im building my front, kinda mid arms in the am.
to blaine for sharing his knowledge

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How long are the arms going to be? An Approx would do, like 16-20"? or 20-25"?

When do Short-Arms become Mid-Arms and Mid-Arms become Long-Arms?
These names all sound like marketing gimmicks... With Mid-Arm being 'the new thing'.
Custom suspension is 'custom suspension' regardless of the length of the control arms.

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my front lowers will be 32 inches eye 2 eye..36 is a normal number i hear lot tho.

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How long are the arms going to be? An Approx would do, like 16-20"? or 20-25"?
We got the lowers mocked up on one side today, they turned out to be 27.5" and all three will be that length.

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When do Short-Arms become Mid-Arms and Mid-Arms become Long-Arms?
These names all sound like marketing gimmicks... With Mid-Arm being 'the new thing'.
Yeah well, you need to get out more. We've been running around 25" arms on our custom builds since at least 01. As far as marketing gimmicks go, wouldn't something first have to be for sale?

We only started using the term "mid arm" because the length landed midway between the factory length of about 16" and the RE long arm length of around 38". If you take 16, add 10 and then another 10, it kinda lands in the middle of the two lengths, so what would you suggest we refer to them as? They aren't short arms and they aren't long arms.




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short arms rule
short arms suck!
mid arms rule!

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