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post #241 of 366 Old 09-28-2013, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Welded tabs on ford towers....




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post #242 of 366 Old 09-28-2013, 03:24 PM
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Damn that's clean.

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Yep- I think I might need to get over it and bring out the metabo... Looking at some other posts it does not look like to big a section to take out.
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Really wish unfinished reading this whole thread before I emailed you, mudb8.
Great discussion and learned a thing or two.

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post #245 of 366 Old 01-22-2014, 09:03 PM
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I noticed the earlier style of lower relocation mounts created by mudb8 out of HSS used a bolt mounted at 90* to the axle, later posts changed this to re-using stock mounts instead which put the shock mount parallel to the rear axle. Doesn't the parallel "factory" style mount cause more wear and tear on the lower shock bushing as the axle flexes up and down?

Is one style better than the other over the long run? The earlier style of 90* bolt mount, although more work to fab up, seems to make more sense to me. No different than the upper relocation mounts rotating the shock 90*.
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I noticed the earlier style of lower relocation mounts created by mudb8 out of HSS used a bolt mounted at 90* to the axle, later posts changed this to re-using stock mounts instead which put the shock mount parallel to the rear axle. Doesn't the parallel "factory" style mount cause more wear and tear on the lower shock bushing as the axle flexes up and down?

Is one style better than the other over the long run? The earlier style of 90* bolt mount, although more work to fab up, seems to make more sense to me. No different than the upper relocation mounts rotating the shock 90*.
I prefer the studs. The factory mounts welded to plates work as the factory intended them to and take me less effort. I use both depending on the amount of correction i need to get or if im just relocating to clear the spring pads, exhaust and tank.

I want your factory 07-up take-off/thrown out JK front/rear Lower Control Arms! Bent ones are perfect also as long as the bushings and cold cut rings are in good shape/useable


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DIY highline fenders.... 34-37's under 0"-2.5" lifts
shock length, bumpstop extension, tire size chart click here
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I want your factory 07-up take-off/thrown out JK front/rear Lower Control Arms! Bent ones are perfect also as long as the bushings and cold cut rings are in good shape/useable


HighLine Hood Jeepers
TJ Adjustable Track bars
DIY highline fenders.... 34-37's under 0"-2.5" lifts
shock length, bumpstop extension, tire size chart click here
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That makes sense. This is a perfect fix for guys with limited build experience, but also those with experience who want a quick intern fix until they stretch and/or outboard later.

Any chance you can post a pattern for the HSS stud mount bracket?

Thanks!
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I want your factory 07-up take-off/thrown out JK front/rear Lower Control Arms! Bent ones are perfect also as long as the bushings and cold cut rings are in good shape/useable


HighLine Hood Jeepers
TJ Adjustable Track bars
DIY highline fenders.... 34-37's under 0"-2.5" lifts
shock length, bumpstop extension, tire size chart click here
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post #250 of 366 Old 01-23-2014, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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That makes sense. This is a perfect fix for guys with limited build experience, but also those with experience who want a quick intern fix until they stretch and/or outboard later.

Any chance you can post a pattern for the HSS stud mount bracket?

Thanks!





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TJ Adjustable Track bars
DIY highline fenders.... 34-37's under 0"-2.5" lifts
shock length, bumpstop extension, tire size chart click here
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Any info on that sweet rig, MudB8?

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Thanks for posting photos of your brackets It's hard to tell, but it looks like the upper coil mount is still in the factory forward position on your frame. Wouldn't the uptravel be improved with less coil bind by relocating the upper coil bracket level, towards the rear of the frame?
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post #253 of 366 Old 01-23-2014, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for posting photos of your brackets It's hard to tell, but it looks like the upper coil mount is still in the factory forward position on your frame. Wouldn't the uptravel be improved with less coil bind by relocating the upper coil bracket level, towards the rear of the frame?
That one still lands where its supposed to, currie arms, 3" bds springs. Customer rig built one thing at a time

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TJ Adjustable Track bars
DIY highline fenders.... 34-37's under 0"-2.5" lifts
shock length, bumpstop extension, tire size chart click here
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Any info on that sweet rig, MudB8?
U mean the one sitting on the 42" pbr's?

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HighLine Hood Jeepers
TJ Adjustable Track bars
DIY highline fenders.... 34-37's under 0"-2.5" lifts
shock length, bumpstop extension, tire size chart click here
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U mean the one sitting on the 42" pbr's?
Yes

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