If anything, I think MC should add in a notation to their product page that states what specific accessories are needed for bolt in installation, and to mention that with said accesories installed what the utilized compressed length is installed.
For people who do the full MC lift(shocks,springs,ca's,bumpstops,trackbars etc)my calculations show that you need 2" bumpstopping front and rear as a minimum period just due to the limitations of the hardware. The springs, shocks and trackbars all on their own need at least 2" bumpstopping......so combined together as a system they fit and work well as all the major components seem to have the same installed needs/tolerances. But for people who are mixing and matching parts or for people who need maximum uptravel and minimum or no extra bumpstopping over stock.............then there are better options out there that should be considered when it comes to the springs,shocks and trackbars available.
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Originally Posted by RnEmOvr View Post
Originally Posted by stinkbait87 View Post
MC markets directly towards Jeep Wranglers.......so a simple notation should be made of true compressed length. Because the 6paks technically don't just bolt in without accessories mounts.
Originally Posted by RnEmOvr View Post
As a note, the OP, or anyone else for that manner, will not go wrong with either the Currie products or any of ours. Our friends over at Currie and Savvy make great products.
An additional note on clearance, I spoke with our engineer at length about it this morning, he designed the TJ Track Bars to clear with factory bump stops fully compressed.
Thanks again for all the great comments and feedback.
It turns out the 6pak advantage is "unidirectional" only ... without fabrication work.
Deriving assumptions about their track bar clearances is based on above mentioned expectation and needs to be either proven or corrected.
At the moment we have Matsonians statements ... maybe a bunch of pics with full bumps would be helpful as well
Rear trackbar clearance isn't a big deal......plenty on the market already that clear with bumpstops compressed or removed.
But how about clarifying the front trackbar's clearance?
Getting full info from these guys is like pulling teeth it seems..........
Originally Posted by chmo View Post
Sorry, but we just don't spend every day on the Forums. When we can, we try our best to provide good information, but, as a small growing shop, most of my day is spent on the phone with customers and doing other projects to enhance our customer's experience.
unidirectional is "in one direction" ... in contrast to bidirectional.
Sorry ... a 3.5" lift needing about 3" bumpstop extension is not very convincing ... especially with the shortest bodied shocks in relation to travel potential available on the market today.
What about you guys complete the design with proper stems and barpins on the 6paks? hmmm?
That would tempt me to spend the asked price for the 6paks ... instead of looking at other high end shocks in this price range.
To date to my knowledge there is no bolt on aftermarket trackbar that requires NO EXTRA ADDED bumpstopping in the front of the TJ.
Thats a hell of a claim to make...........
This post/info=my opinion
My "custom" track bar needs a V8 ZJ tie-rod and 1.375" bumpstop extension to clear....
and the diff cover is hacked up/modified a whole bunch to clear the track bar.
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