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post #1606 of 1784 Old 05-01-2013, 10:50 PM
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I've been meaning to post these pics for a while. Pushed the front axle to full bump back in January and here were my results with my setup. 3" bumpstops, RE trackbar, and Riddler vs OEM cover.

Don't mind the block of wood. I found out that I needed about 3" of bumpstop before my shocks bottomed out, but I only had 2" bumpstops. Had to improvise for the bump test... Don't worry, I have legit 3" bumpstops installed right now. As you can see, in this first picture I was not able to make it to full bump due to contact with the trackbar and D30 Riddler cover.




Full bump, 3" bumpstops, and shocks fully compressed.




Needless to say, I switched out my Riddler cover for the oem cover with a bolt on skid.

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post #1607 of 1784 Old 05-08-2013, 09:48 PM
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Mines rubbin enough to scrape it down to bare metal, I recently purchased a stock non adjustable will that work with only 2 inch spacer lift?
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I don't know who made the bar on mine it was on it when u bought it but it looks Judy like that one minus the wood
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Mines rubbin enough to scrape it down to bare metal, I recently purchased a stock non adjustable will that work with only 2 inch spacer lift?
It will work.Your axle will be a little off center. To fix this you can drill another hole to the side of the factory location on the axle side track bar bracket
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It will work.Your axle will be a little off center. To fix this you can drill another hole to the side of the factory location on the axle side track bar bracket
I think I'll just get another adjustable one
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Might be time to update this thread......looks like MetalCloaks TB's work on low lifts with NO extra bumpstopping needed.
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Might be time to update this thread......looks like MetalCloaks TB's work on low lifts with NO extra bumpstopping needed.
Thanks where can I find the metal cloaks at and how reliable are they?
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Thanks where can I find the metal cloaks at and how reliable are they?
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/op...cloak-1524869/
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post #1614 of 1784 Old 05-24-2013, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
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Any stats and pics of the new metal cloak TB installed...? anyone?
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post #1616 of 1784 Old 07-12-2013, 04:11 AM
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Any stats and pics of the new metal cloak TB installed...? anyone?
Go look in that thread...
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Thought I would share some of my track bar experience:
Currie Bumpstops removed the 1" spacer. (added 1" spacer back so I can clear stock fenders)
Currie TJS/TJJ trackbar.
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I just installed the Currie TJJ since my frame mount was already drilled out. When checking at full bump, the gusset on the frame side of the trac bar contacted a bolt on the stock diff cover, requiring 3" of bumpstop ext. Has anyone else had this problem? I have OME TJ Heavy springs up front with a winch, steel cable and plate, which brings the front back down a bit. I'm contemplating wether adding a 1" coil spacer, and then adjusting the trac bar out to recenter the axle, will allow that gusset to clear the diff bolt. Either that or I'll just grind it down a little.

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I just installed the Currie TJJ since my frame mount was already drilled out. When checking at full bump, the gusset on the frame side of the trac bar contacted a bolt on the stock diff cover, requiring 3" of bumpstop ext. Has anyone else had this problem? I have OME TJ Heavy springs up front with a winch, steel cable and plate, which brings the front back down a bit. I'm contemplating wether adding a 1" coil spacer, and then adjusting the trac bar out to recenter the axle, will allow that gusset to clear the diff bolt. Either that or I'll just grind it down a little.
I'm guessing by heavy duty springs you mean OME 933's. Swap to OME 934 springs in front, you won't need a spacer. It's a higher rate & longer coil. Also, take a silver sharpie marker, and outline the offending area on the gusset and grind it down.

That should solve most of the issues. You'll probably find a new limting factor, but if you can get down to ~1-1.5" bumpstop extension with that setup you're doing just fine. With a 1.25" BL, that'll clear 33s.
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I'm guessing by heavy duty springs you mean OME 933's. Swap to OME 934 springs in front, you won't need a spacer. It's a higher rate & longer coil. Also, take a silver sharpie marker, and outline the offending area on the gusset and grind it down.

That should solve most of the issues. You'll probably find a new limting factor, but if you can get down to ~1-1.5" bumpstop extension with that setup you're doing just fine. With a 1.25" BL, that'll clear 33s.
Another option if you have adjustable control arms is to shorten them up about 1/4" and see how it clears. What unlimited04 suggested is a good option as well.
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