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post #1171 of 1329 Old 05-23-2013, 08:45 AM
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To get 5:38's the only HP 9" option is Tru Hi9 and it's retarded to pay 2500 for a 3rd member that takes 7 quarts of gear oil.
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post #1172 of 1329 Old 05-23-2013, 08:52 PM
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it's retarded to pay 2500 for a 3rd member that takes 7 quarts of gear oil.
Hey, I resemble that remark...
FYI it's more like $2800 with ARB. How stupid do I feel.
Seriously that's like putting 50K in a rig you intend to beat the snot out of, and complaining about gas mileage.

Anyway...can't wait to see how this turns out, looking for ideas. Interested to see rear frame mounts & locations for the LJ. Do you make any adjustments for the longer wheel base? Or is it essentially TJ suspension geometry pushed further back.
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post #1173 of 1329 Old 05-23-2013, 10:32 PM
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Hey, I resemble that remark...
FYI it's more like $2800 with ARB. How stupid do I feel.
Seriously that's like putting 50K in a rig you intend to beat the snot out of, and complaining about gas mileage.

Anyway...can't wait to see how this turns out, looking for ideas. Interested to see rear frame mounts & locations for the LJ. Do you make any adjustments for the longer wheel base? Or is it essentially TJ suspension geometry pushed further back.
I do the same suspension for the TJ and the Unlimited with the only concession being that I shorten the arms to 27" from 28" for the Unlimited.

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post #1174 of 1329 Old 05-25-2013, 11:00 AM
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Started mocking up the front CA's on Thursday.






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post #1175 of 1329 Old 05-25-2013, 11:08 AM
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Then Yesterday Joe and Blaine made this brace for the upper control arm. Taking the diff cover off of a RJ60 with a 3 link is a PITA!



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post #1176 of 1329 Old 05-25-2013, 02:35 PM
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More pics of the upper frame mount would be appreciated. Links look parallel?

Great work thus far.

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Very nice!

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More pics of the upper frame mount would be appreciated. Links look parallel?

Great work thus far.
I should be back up there on Monday and will take some more shots of the mounts.

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Very nice!
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post #1179 of 1329 Old 06-21-2013, 07:05 PM
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Took the week off of work and spent 3 days at Blaine's watching him and Joe do their magic. The steering is about mocked up and cycled the suspension a little bit. A great way to spend some of my vacation.




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post #1180 of 1329 Old 06-27-2013, 05:07 AM
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Blaine and Joe have been putting some work in on The Mule and yesterday checked clearances on the axle and steering.

Full bump: Check.


Pinon clearance at full bump: Check



Clearance for the drag link, tie rod and track bar: Check, check and check




Make a track bar mount: Check


Mock up the steering ram: Check


They made a lot of progress this week but that will probably stop when I get up there to help them on Saturday. At least I get to enjoy some of Kat's frest fruit and vegatables from her garden. That's worth the trip up everytime.
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Curious about the plate that is bolted onto the left side of the front bumper? And do you know when/if they'll be releasing a steering box skid like the one on yours?

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Curious about the plate that is bolted onto the left side of the front bumper? And do you know when/if they'll be releasing a steering box skid like the one on yours?

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Just waiting on the packaging boxes to get them both boxed up and on the website.

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Just waiting on the packaging boxes to get them both boxed up and on the website.
Awesome!
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Just waiting on the packaging boxes to get them both boxed up and on the website.

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Hold one for me- see you on the 6th or 7th.

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Just waiting on the packaging boxes to get them both boxed up and on the website.
Got an idea on price? Or do we have to wait?
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