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Unread 03-30-2011, 06:07 PM   #1
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Long Arm lift concerns?

Just got the Jeep back from a mechanic who has built 2 Jeep from the frame up and has lots experience working on Jeeps. I have a question about the lift and have included pics, and something’s do not look right, not to mention when I was get on the brakes hard the front right makes a severe bumping jarring noise that sounds bad. I haven't talked to the mechanic yet, but wanted some feed-back from here. Where my hand is grabbing I can move easy and the large nut spins freely and the rear bump stop appears like it will bottom out quick only 3.5 in to the bottom. Tell me what you think.

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Unread 03-30-2011, 06:17 PM   #2
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Those jam nuts need to be tight!... very tight. That slip will ruin your links soon.

The bumpstop will compress to metal. looks ok to me.
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Unread 03-30-2011, 06:24 PM   #3
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Like I was saying the control arm on the front right moves and driver side rear. The other control arms I cant move.
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What kind of lift is that, i havent seen arms like that before.
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Unread 03-30-2011, 06:33 PM   #5
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Those arms look like tractor supply drawbar top links with JJ'S on the end. Interesting.
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Unread 03-30-2011, 06:35 PM   #6
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Those arms look like tractor supply drawbar top links with JJ'S on the end. Interesting.
kind of what i thought, not sure on what kind of joint it is, but it looks like tractor links with a lot finer thread pitch.


To the OP, it appears you wasted your time going with those longer lower arms, they wont make up for the fact that your still running stock length uppers. They will actually play worse together than factory.
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Unread 03-30-2011, 06:38 PM   #7
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I like the zerk hanging down low too... that would be fun to ez-out after it breaks off.
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Unread 03-30-2011, 06:42 PM   #8
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Ok I tightened the jam nuts as tight as I can get with channel locks! Wish I had a crescent wrench that size. I have only driven the Jeep 10 miles and do not plan on driving it until I get some answers. Keep the info coming!
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Unread 03-30-2011, 06:43 PM   #9
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It a SkyJacker 4in LA Rock Ready lift
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Channel locks is not enough to get it good N tight.
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Unread 03-30-2011, 06:50 PM   #11
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Clarify this?
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To the OP, it appears you wasted your time going with those longer lower arms, they wont make up for the fact that your still running stock length uppers. They will actually play worse together than factory
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Unread 03-30-2011, 06:57 PM   #12
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I thought the same thing about the grease zerk. I'm thinking about removing them, cap them, and replace zerk when needed. You would think SkyJacker would see that or the mechanic installed them up-side down (this is probably what happened).
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when you suspension travel up or down the pinion angle on your axle is going to change dramatically. when you hit the brakes the front pinion angle is going to be angled up and the rear pinion agle is going to angle down. The geometry isnt good, its going to make for more vibrations and weird handling especially offroad, assuming your going to use the jeep.
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Unread 03-30-2011, 07:03 PM   #14
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Man....sorry to break it to you but that is one seriously junky suspension setup you've got there. Long lowers + short uppers = extreme caster/pinion angle change throughout the suspension cycle. Use your head and it will make sense. Bolt on link mounts? No thanks. You made a poor decision going with Skyjacker. Next time, go with a quality setup and do the work yourself. The results will be much better.
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Unread 03-30-2011, 07:06 PM   #15
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unfortunately the OP wasnt informed,


Im also suprised the installer just cut off the lower control arm brackets like he did, i would have thought he would have cleaned them off completely instead of leaving the welded part attached.
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