post #1666 of Old 02-16-2014, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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It fits!

[*]RE 3.5" lift springs, RE adjustable "superflex" arms
[*8" total bumpstop, measured between spring pads at full stuff - I have no idea what stock bumpstops look like[*]Currie/Savvy CurrectLync steering[*]D30, Solid cover[*]Metalcloak trackbar[*]I had to grind one "fin" off the diff cover, and take a very thin slice off the top edge of the block that the fill plug screws into.[*]Trackbar just touches the diff cover at full stuff. Maybe 1/16" clearance between the steering stabilizer bracket bolts and the trackbar. No problem anywhere else, although I did have to fiddle with the draglink adjuster[*]https://imgur.com/a/rbKvS[*]Yea, I know, mad photography skills. I'm available for weddings....
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Looks like mine has more clearance with 1.5" bumpstop requirements than the mc with your 2" stops... It is a takeoff, unknown brand, i cut off the cold cut axle end and rotated it a bit and one rib.





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post #1667 of Old 03-16-2014, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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I cut off the bad tre, drilled and taped it out for a 3/4" heim. My intended joint was a 1" shank, narrow 2" Johnny joint but i couldnt seem to find my 1" tap.
It got put in the bender for bracket clearance and to level the angle for the frame side. Measured and shortened for the current lift height. It will get a tj cleavite replacement bushing in place of the 14mm dodge bushing. The hole isnt egged out, there is no reason for drilling it out anyway as the 10mm bolt is sufficient due to the clamping force it is capable of.




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post #1668 of Old 03-16-2014, 08:39 PM
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I dig it. But it would take less effort and time to drill the axle bracket holes out and slap a new bolt in vs. installing a new Clevite bushing. Cheaper, as well.

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I dig it. But it would take less effort and time to drill the axle bracket holes out and slap a new bolt in vs. installing a new Clevite bushing. Cheaper, as well.
Besides a 14mm/ 9/16" drill bit, 14x70mm bolt, prevaling torque nut, washers and cutting part of the bottom off the axle bracket to fit a 13/16"/21mm ( 7/8 if you cant get a shouldered nut), wrench in there to hold the nut, the moog k7252/ dodge clevite bushing doesnt flex as well as the tj bushing having a much smaller sleeve and the cold cut rings need to shaved to use them as a replacement. I refuse to install any polly bushing in there. A factory rear track bar bushing can be substituted, drilling out the hole to 12mm. I havent yet come up with a part number/application for one yet. I have reused them before tho, it's not always easy to get them out not harming them.

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post #1670 of Old 07-14-2014, 10:31 AM
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Hello JeepForum! First time poster, had my LJ for 10 years from new. Always loved it but only now looking to modify a bit. Was looking at the Zone 4.25" lift. Will a Metalcloak adjustable front track bar have any clearance issues on the diff or should I just drill the brackets and use stock? Thanks!
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Maybe someone has already tried it...
2.5'' OME+1.25''BL for my KM2 33s...and a Rockcrusher front diff cover.
I have to change my TB bushings (both ends) and thinking...what the...why not buy a new adjustable one...
Am i opening a can of worms?

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post #1672 of Old 07-16-2014, 03:16 PM
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Leave it be, just go with stock. Yes its a rather large can.
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post #1673 of Old 07-16-2014, 10:08 PM
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Any comments on the Metalcloak TB? Or should I just stick with stock? Would I also be opening a can of worms adding an adjustable TB with the Zone 4.25"?
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Any comments on the Metalcloak TB? Or should I just stick with stock? Would I also be opening a can of worms adding an adjustable TB with the Zone 4.25"?
the Metalcloak will be fine with 3" of lift. So will the JKS #126, if you use a V8 ZJ tie-rod and run at least 1" front bumpstop extension. Currie TJS/TJJ will work with 2" bumpstop extension, IIRC.
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IIRC the shocks sold with the 4.25" zone lift required 1.5" front and something like 2.5" rear bumpstop extension. It's doubtful you will have any issue with the metalcloak track bar.
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post #1676 of Old 07-18-2014, 11:17 AM
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Okay cool thanks. The guy on the previous page had a MC tb and he had to grind parts of the diff cover off. Will that be in store for me with the 3" suspension lift and MC tb?
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Okay cool thanks. The guy on the previous page had a MC tb and he had to grind parts of the diff cover off. Will that be in store for me with the 3" suspension lift and MC tb?
if you buy some giant fat diff cover, yes. you'll have major clearance problems.

if you stick with the stock diff cover you'll be fine.
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Ahh! Good to know thanks!
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post #1679 of Old 07-19-2014, 07:37 PM
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So I have 4" of lift and need a new diff cover I'm running currie steering and trackbar my buddy has a arb cover and it rubs. Is the Barnett still the best option?

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So I have 4" of lift and need a new diff cover I'm running currie steering and trackbar my buddy has a arb cover and it rubs. Is the Barnett still the best option?
Best option are axles that don't use diff covers. But if you do use diff covers, then yes . . Barnett.

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