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post #256 of 366 Old 01-24-2014, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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A whole lot of poison, TnT, mixed up with some gen right and 14" king coil overs, d-track 60's at 104" the one behind it is 108", full hydro. I have gear jobs coming out my butt right now so they havent gotten much love for a while.


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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post #257 of 366 Old 01-25-2014, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Theres a couple options for my stupid mounts....

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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post #258 of 366 Old 01-26-2014, 07:38 PM
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Hey mud, or anyone else for that matter, do you have a template with dimensions like this,
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For this bracket?



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post #259 of 366 Old 01-27-2014, 07:28 AM
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That one still lands where its supposed to
maybe just wording, but are you implying that the coils are "better" in the stock forward angled location

oh, x2 on the template for lower relocation HSS stud bracket, maybe even for 8.8 if available since larger axle tubes. lol, Just let us know where we send the cheque
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post #260 of 366 Old 01-27-2014, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
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maybe just wording, but are you implying that the coils are "better" in the stock forward angled location

oh, x2 on the template for lower relocation HSS stud bracket, maybe even for 8.8 if available since larger axle tubes. lol, Just let us know where we send the cheque
Not implying at all. It is an 04 rubi with a stock d-shaft, if i relocate them to where popular belief says they belong, they will miss the stops just like they would with a cv shaft after adjusting the pinion angle. The belly hangs a bit due to its re/rubicon belly skid.

Ill see if one of the kids can put the mount in pdf to print.
I have 10 pairs of them cut and bent now, i need to pick up and check fitment.

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 #261 of 366 Old 02-07-2014, 04:10 PM
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Ill see if one of the kids can put the mount in pdf to print.
I have 10 pairs of them cut and bent now, i need to pick up and check fitment.
Dang.. exactly what i need formy 04 TJ. Would you sell a pair of brackets?? If not, how about a template with dimensions?

I have an AEV-NTH suspension system with the Shock shifters kit. Hwever when i swaped the rear axle I sold it including the rear shock brackets and now that I'm ready I'm realizing i need those shock shifter brackets.

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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
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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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post #263 of 366 Old 02-19-2014, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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Im making these to accomodate stem shocks as well. This one is pretty tall. since i have highlined fenders there is alot of room.








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
DIY shock shifters, more uptravel/better ride




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post #264 of 366 Old 02-20-2014, 05:48 AM
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Sweet! Any plans on moding the lower mount? I had on my old xj cut the shock perch and welded two tabs just above the control arm mount. It's another easy way to fit a longer shock and eliminate the bar pins.
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post #265 of 366 Old 02-20-2014, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
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Sweet! Any plans on moding the lower mount? I had on my old xj cut the shock perch and welded two tabs just above the control arm mount. It's another easy way to fit a longer shock and eliminate the bar pins.
Nothing wrong with bar pins. If they are getting damaged it is from improper bumpstop extension.

Just takes a couple tabs to move the lowers, problem is keeping them off the frame and out of the calipers way. The factory lower ca's need reinforced or replaced.

Please dont misunderstand me, it is a good idea and works as long as a few things are considered beforehand. There are a few pics in this thread i have done.

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 #266 of 366 Old 02-20-2014, 09:03 AM
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Right on- I have metalcloak fenders and I think it might be easier to modify tower instead of lower shock mount. Plenty of room- I only need to get 1.5 to two inches more on my current 11 inch travel bilstein resi's to be happy. Currently have 3.75 up travel- barely enough around town!

I want to keep my stem uppers so I am looking at ford f250 tower and instead of tabs, trim the top and add a 1/4 plate across, drill a hole and bolt her up. More metal on shock tower to tie into anyways.
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post #267 of 366 Old 02-20-2014, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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Right on- I have metalcloak fenders and I think it might be easier to modify tower instead of lower shock mount. Plenty of room- I only need to get 1.5 to two inches more on my current 11 inch travel bilstein resi's to be happy. Currently have 3.75 up travel- barely enough around town!

I want to keep my stem uppers so I am looking at ford f250 tower and instead of tabs, trim the top and add a 1/4 plate across, drill a hole and bolt her up. More metal on shock tower to tie into anyways.
Yep, im not happy without at least 5" uptravel.

You prolly have about the same amount or a tad more of of unseated spring as the above pic with the 2.5" rc springs. The fox is an 11" on rock krawler 4" coils. It is already relocated 2" above tha stock mounting point and rubs th shock can on the tower where they punched it through.

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 love the multi point adjustability on your towers. Great for fine tuning- I'll take a pic when I get home. I have been meaning to relocate the top shock mount forever- weather is just getting nice here in atl to tackle a project.

I have 2.5 RC coil with 3/4 spacer and 1.25 JKS BL for reference. I'll measure the shocks as they sit currently with comp/ ext lengths. 4.5-5 inches up in the front would match perfectly my rear 10 inch m90 shocks with Teraflex lcg uppers which are right at 50/50, same lift plus coil correctors from RC (right at 4 inches lift).
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14.5 compressed, 25 extended

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post #270 of 366 Old 04-03-2014, 10:02 AM
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Hey Mud, I recently put in my 2.5" rear springs and needless to say the shocks are a little long. As in I have 3" of up travel. New shocks aren't exactly in the budget right now so I was wondering if you could cut me a pair of these. I'd pay for the material cost and shipping.

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