Originally Posted by Imped
That's a POS setup.....
Why don't you go check the threaded shank size and determine for yourself what else can be swapped in.
As for the uppers, can he weld and fabricate new mounts and does he understand enough about link suspension to put them in the right spot? If so, you're good to go. If not, you're not.
It's that simple. You can answer all of your questions with a little time under your Jeep.
I know the kit is a POS.
I hated it on my jeep for the couple weeks I had it on. He was thinking of just using the mounts itself and not really that interested in reusing the arms. They are the old style bushing arms anyways. He had a thought about cutting them off and re-welding new joint ends to them. I told that may not be the route to go even the they are stout arms.
He can weld and fab fine. I would probably end up helping him if he does go through this and I'm confident in my suspension knowledge so far. But I'm always reading up on it.
I just didn't know for sure if he could use the frame rails that came with that kit.