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post #16 of 214 Old 09-10-2013, 07:54 PM
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Disclaimer: I'm sure someone will come out of the woodwork with 40's and stock fenders wheeling in Utah.
Dunno why this was funny, but it was.


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post #17 of 214 Old 09-10-2013, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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Lol ok
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post #18 of 214 Old 09-10-2013, 08:44 PM
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I've seen two sets of used Savvy arms for sale in the last week. $700 on Pirate.

Maintain, wheel, upgrade, repeat.

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post #19 of 214 Old 09-10-2013, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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Kodiak thank you for being helpful. Ive been all through the pirate4x4 classifieds i must have overlooked them? Im gonna go search again. If you run into them would u please pm me a link?
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post #20 of 214 Old 09-11-2013, 05:11 AM
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What do you plan on using for axles with your long arm lift and 37" tires?

Did you know you have one of the worst lifts money can buy on your jeep right now. The only thing I may keep are the springs.

No offense, but it's difficult to a take you seriously whey you have made zero effort to elaborate on your vast knowledge of link suspension. You are focusing on arm length and lift rather than overall function.

I see you don't have lockers listed in your profile. Try adding traction before jumping on board the bigger must be better bandwagon.

How about a tummy tuck for added belly clearance. There is a lot to be gained by shedding the stock skid. You need to add a 1" body lift with the tt. This also gives you plenty of clearance for a 35" tire when combined with the 4" lift you have now.
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post #21 of 214 Old 09-11-2013, 06:45 AM
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Lol ok
Expected response.

OlllllllO

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post #22 of 214 Old 09-11-2013, 06:58 AM
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Maybe he does a lot of 5" deep water crossings so he needs a Badass tall lift with his 37s

Btw I'm on 37s with a little over 2" of lift as well



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post #23 of 214 Old 09-11-2013, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
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OK guys im gonna build one. triangualated 4 link rear radius front. 6" lift springs. i have a 30-35 with 4.88s and detroits, full chromollys . no im not jumping on any wagon. i want to be able to run 37s or 38s and have a few feet of up travel. i cant do that with a 4" lift without cutting sheet metal
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post #24 of 214 Old 09-11-2013, 07:17 AM
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i want to be able to run 37s or 38s and have a few feet of up travel.
And my point is made. Thank you.

How do you expect to have "a few feet" of up travel when the coil springs will fully compress after less than a foot?

How do you expect to have "a few feet" of up travel with little things like the frame, engine and steering in the way? Going IFS?

It'd be a lot easier if you'd just admit you don't know what you're talking about. It's OK, at 19 I didn't either.

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post #25 of 214 Old 09-11-2013, 07:20 AM
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you need a few feet of uptravel? how high are you jumping? cutting sheet metal isn't the end of the world. without a little trimming here and there you won't be able to run 38s anyway. they wont even fit in the wheel wells so you wont be able to flex out anyways.





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post #26 of 214 Old 09-11-2013, 07:23 AM
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btw i killed my 35/30 combo on 33s with a 4cyl and 4.88s with lockers

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post #27 of 214 Old 09-11-2013, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
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Yea im going to an 8.8 at the same time as the rear 4 link. I probably will trim an inch or an inch and a half off of the rear fender. Fronts getting tubes. My friend has a tj with a 9" custom LA from RE components and running 38s and its a monster. It's quite stable too. The 38s sort of balance the weight out making it less top heavy. Not to mention it looks badass. Idk . I just hate to cut a ton of fender just to keep the lift height low. But yea i do plan on flexing this thing 4' or more in the air. Some pretty good boulder climbs here.
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post #28 of 214 Old 09-11-2013, 07:48 AM
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What you want and what's possible are very different things. You have yet to answer any of my simple questions.

I'd also love to see some pics of your buddy's Jeep.

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The fact you are planning a radius arm front already says worlds about your lack of understanding. It's hilarious you think you are going to get 4' of travel as well. I would love to see those shocks.
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post #30 of 214 Old 09-11-2013, 08:00 AM
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In his defense I believe when he says feet of travel he means as in the type of flex an rti ramp shows. Meaning all corners working together will allow him to put a tire up on a 4' high rock. Not actual feet of travel per wheel.

Which is doable with a very talk lift. But it's also doable with a very short lift and high quality parts

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