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Unread 07-27-2010, 12:28 AM   #706
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Damn lucky son there. Looks like a very fun ride. What is the overall belly height of the LJ? Should be about 12" stock + 4" lift + 3.5" TT + 2" Tires for a total of about 21"-22"?

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Unread 07-27-2010, 01:58 AM   #707
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Looks like it was fun. I can't wait to get out there once my jeep is ready. I've always wanted to go there.

I see brackets on the rear
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Unread 07-27-2010, 09:10 AM   #708
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Damn lucky son there. Looks like a very fun ride. What is the overall belly height of the LJ? Should be about 12" stock + 4" lift + 3.5" TT + 2" Tires for a total of about 21"-22"?
The frame rails are 21" the center of the Under Armor is 19.25"
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Unread 07-27-2010, 10:54 AM   #709
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The lowest point of the under armor is only 3/4" below the frame rails?

That's just awesome! The improvement in ground clearance over the stock shovel is going to be so super nice on the trails!
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Unread 07-27-2010, 10:57 AM   #710
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The lowest point of the under armor is only 3/4" below the frame rails?

That's just awesome! The improvement in ground clearance over the stock shovel is going to be so super nice on the trails!
I hope you don't do anything that requires math proficiency.
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Unread 07-27-2010, 11:07 AM   #711
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I hope you don't do anything that requires math proficiency.

DOH!

Still 1 3/4" ... compared to stock at what 3 1/2 to 4"!

I deserved that! :
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Unread 07-27-2010, 11:10 AM   #712
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I hope you don't do anything that requires math proficiency.
Don't worry. I'm going in to study Mechanical Engineering, and I didn't catch that. It didn't seem right, but I didn't think about it.
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Unread 07-27-2010, 12:38 PM   #713
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Gerald,

Im sure you guys had a blast on the trail! Hope you didnt stack too many rocks for us
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Im sure you guys had a blast on the trail! Hope you didnt stack too many rocks for us
They didn't stack it to bad. It was a really easy drive thru the trail but it helps a lot with a good performing suspension.
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Unread 07-27-2010, 06:16 PM   #715
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Lucky! I would never give it back! I wish I could drive it out on a trail. I'd be happy with that.
I took it for a spin..not sure if I'm allowed to admit to that but I have to say that is the best riding jeep I have been in hands down. You can feel the road but everything is smooth no jolts no unecessary body roll. Just set up immaculately
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Unread 07-27-2010, 09:36 PM   #716
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I took it for a spin..not sure if I'm allowed to admit to that but I have to say that is the best riding jeep I have been in hands down. You can feel the road but everything is smooth no jolts no unecessary body roll. Just set up immaculately
I've ridden in it. There was someone else who was driving that drove it before it was finished.

I want to drive it out on a trail.
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I've said it before but I love this build. Gives me something to work towards when I finally start on mine. With that in mind, I have questions.

- Is there any reason a person wouldn't want to outboard the rear shocks??? I understand the benefits of a more stable ride, shock travel, etc., but is there a downside? How much would this degrade the integrity of the frame?

- I noticed that you installed the anti-rock forward of the axle. I would imagine that you did this because of clearance issues with the gas tank skid. Does the anti-rock work as well from that location? Any drawback?
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This is a great thread...tons of inspiration and information. You guys have no idea how much I envy you...being in such close proximity to trails with scenery like that. Wow.
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Unread 08-05-2010, 01:52 PM   #719
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Yeah a 30 second ride in the LJ convinced me to put a few hundo into getting the Rancho RSX9000's that are going on this weekend. The awesome part about the thread isn't just the savvy TT but the LJ itself is an ongoing metamorphosis that is showing you how to get it done right at each stage of a build. Short Arms Here is your set up..next Tummy tuck this is how you do it right..armor here is how you do it right..Hemi install here is how you do it right...
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Unread 08-05-2010, 02:10 PM   #720
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I've said it before but I love this build. Gives me something to work towards when I finally start on mine. With that in mind, I have questions.

- Is there any reason a person wouldn't want to outboard the rear shocks??? I understand the benefits of a more stable ride, shock travel, etc., but is there a downside? How much would this degrade the integrity of the frame?

- I noticed that you installed the anti-rock forward of the axle. I would imagine that you did this because of clearance issues with the gas tank skid. Does the anti-rock work as well from that location? Any drawback?
I believe with the outboard shocks we are able to tune the amount of shock travel we would like. When you replace the very thin frame material with 3/16" steel I beleive the frame is actually stronger than stock.

Antirock needs to go forward of the axle as the outboarded shocks leave very little room. Antirock, well it rocks! I've ripped off stock sway bars in the rocks so I prefer this locations. Currie makes a rear mounted arms facing forward kit for the TJ but it doesn't work with this axle configuration.
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