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Unread 06-21-2010, 05:44 PM   #1
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LJ Long Arm Articulation Test Results. (Pictures)

I asked the guys at T and J to put my Jeep on their ramp to see exactly what kind of articulation I was getting. I wish they would have taken a couple from the back of the ramp but I'm pretty happy with the results.











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Unread 06-21-2010, 05:48 PM   #2
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Great looking LJ!
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Unread 06-21-2010, 06:48 PM   #3
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Is there anything I could do to get more articulation or travel?
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Is there anything I could do to get more articulation or travel?
There always is.

Outboard shocks/ raise upper shock mounting locations for starts.
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looks like shocks are your limiting factor, might be track bars or radius arms too.
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looks like shocks are your limiting factor, might be track bars or radius arms too.
Where do I start?
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Where do I start?
disconnect shocks, run it up the ramp again, see if that gets you as far as your comfortable with
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If you move your shock mounts on your frame higher you can run longer shocks and have more up and down travel.

You can triangulate your rear uppers and lose your rear track bar.

You can get rid of your stock front fenders and run some sort of highline fenders, either tube or something like a AEV highline kit.

If you search those 3 things on this forum you will have a ton of reading.

Just know that there's a lot of cutting and welding involved.

You only want as much flex as you can use, so going past the point where your coil springs become unseated is worthless.

I would search the forum for someone that has your exact lift that has made some of the modifications that I mentioned and ask them a few questions. Do some searches in the build threads, there's some amazing jeeps in there.
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A BL and triming those flares will let your SL fully flex out ( or at least flex more then that ). I did that on my jeep and it gave me some more flex.
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A BL and triming those flares will let your SL fully flex out ( or at least flex more then that ). I did that on my jeep and it gave me some more flex.
His tires are tucked up inside the flares so he shouldn't need to trim them... unless there is a way to trim them up underneath where they mount to the fender. My front flares have bumps in them from my tires hitting them before my BL.
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I think you're really at about the limit of useable flex. Much more down travel and it's really not going to get you a lot. It really looks great... Can we get some shots of it in action?
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His tires are tucked up inside the flares so he shouldn't need to trim them... unless there is a way to trim them up underneath where they mount to the fender. My front flares have bumps in them from my tires hitting them before my BL.

There's about a 1/2 inch of plastic in the wheell well that can be trimmed and the BL would help lift that up even further...
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I think you're really at about the limit of useable flex. Much more down travel and it's really not going to get you a lot. It really looks great... Can we get some shots of it in action?
Coming very soon. Actually for my purposes I think what Ive got is all Ill need but "nothings exceeds like excesses". I would like to try the Rubicon Trail next year and I like driving in the Mojave CA. It will get me to the secluded hunting camps that I like and that was my initial goal.

I just want to make sure Ive got all of my ducks in a row.

EDIT: It is my daily driver also so I want to keep it functional for long road trip comfort (as much as can be expected anyway).
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Coming very soon. Actually for my purposes I think what Ive got is all Ill need but "nothings exceeds like excesses". I would like to try the Rubicon Trail next year and I like driving in the Mojave CA. It will get me to the secluded hunting camps that I like and that was my initial goal.

I just want to make sure Ive got all of my ducks in a row.

Makes sense. Are you running a stock tie rod? Do you have a steering box skid? Those are two commonly overlooked items. I carry a complete spare steering system. A stock setup is cheap and I have needed the parts on the trail before.
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Stop worrying about "max flex" and get a Currie Antirock. People around here tend to put max flex on a pedestal when other things should come first.
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