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Unread 01-09-2013, 12:08 PM   #1441
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[QUOTE=rchase559;14760246]Flexing isn't the issue...full bump is.[/QUOTE

Still seem to have plenty of room. Was gonna try a another diff cover and recheck, but maybe I should leave well enough alone and add the Zone guard.

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Unread 01-09-2013, 01:11 PM   #1442
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and that's the point...you end up needing to fit a 4"-4.5" bolt in that space (if using a 2" JJ & standard grade 8 hardware). that's why you see people use heims...to get a smaller mount profile. mudb8 did CB3's rig with a 2" JJ on a bit of an angle, taking advantage of the misalignment possible to squeeze the bolt in there....he's got pics of that in this thread and the build thread.
Why not just remove the pitman arm temporarily to install the bolt? Once its on, its on.......
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Unread 01-09-2013, 01:21 PM   #1443
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Or, I could use the Currie TJS or JKS trackbar(1.25" x.25" thickness bar) and get one of these: http://www.currieenterprises.com/ces...t.aspx?id=3579 A custom narrow 2" JJ that's only 1.6" wide.............then get the Clayton dual sheer TB mount in narrow form factor for the narrow JJ.
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Unread 01-09-2013, 02:18 PM   #1444
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Why not just remove the pitman arm temporarily to install the bolt? Once its on, its on.......
I don't understand what you're talking about. why are you suggesting to remove the pitman arm?

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Or, I could use the Currie TJS or JKS trackbar(1.25" x.25" thickness bar) and get one of these: http://www.currieenterprises.com/ces...t.aspx?id=3579 A custom narrow 2" JJ that's only 1.6" wide.............then get the Clayton dual sheer TB mount in narrow form factor for the narrow JJ.
the threaded shank is still straight.....which then can interfere with the diff cover since the threads end up having to be fairly straight over the diff cover...

as I mentioned earlier...mudb8 did manage to get it to fit on CB3's rig with a whole bunch of fab (with what worked out to be ~1" bumpstop extension over stock)...
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/ye.../#post10880510
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Unread 01-09-2013, 02:24 PM   #1445
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If you want truly respectable travel with a low height, you've gotta lose the stock front portion of the frame. That's what it really boils down to.
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Unread 01-09-2013, 02:31 PM   #1446
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If you want truly respectable travel with a low height, you've gotta lose the stock front portion of the frame. That's what it really boils down to.
You know.....Ive actually already thought of that, lol.
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Unread 01-09-2013, 02:35 PM   #1447
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If you want truly respectable travel with a low height, you've gotta lose the stock front portion of the frame. That's what it really boils down to.
bingo....re-engineer the whole front end...lift the motor up, notch or hack the frame up, custom spring perches & shock mounts, move the steering box, custom steering and track bar mounts, maybe even better knuckles...and when you're done you'll have a better double shear mount, and maybe even a little more uptravel than stock. SFR's work on Savvy's race rig is a good example...
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Unread 01-09-2013, 02:37 PM   #1448
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^ and when you get to that point... it's halfway to a buggy...so dispense with the pleasantries and just build a damn buggy already
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Unread 01-09-2013, 03:13 PM   #1450
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Sigh.
Yeah.
Cut everything off...

Now to mount the trackbar on the C or inboard of the spring.
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Unread 01-09-2013, 03:22 PM   #1451
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C if you can get it there. I'm sure you've seen how Blaine goes about it.
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Unread 01-10-2013, 12:34 PM   #1452
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C if you can get it there. I'm sure you've seen how Blaine goes about it.
x2. I mounted mine inboard of the spring. I will be moving it to the C like blaine does in the next few weeks. It is just too short in its current location IMO.
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Unread 01-12-2013, 12:48 AM   #1453
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Some one needs to summarize the 1454 posts in this thread ..

I have 2.5" lift

I'm thinking about:

1- front: JKS gen ii track bar with ZJ tie rod, 1.25" bump stop, and stock dana 44 differential cover

2- rear: JKS track bar with 1.75" bump stop (spring relocation bracket)

Will this work ?
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Unread 01-12-2013, 08:06 AM   #1454
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Some one needs to summarize the 1454 posts in this thread ..

I have 2.5" lift

I'm thinking about:

1- front: JKS gen ii track bar with ZJ tie rod, 1.25" bump stop, and stock dana 44 differential cover

2- rear: JKS track bar with 1.75" bump stop (spring relocation bracket)

Will this work ?
1. should work
2. maybe.

either way you need to push the axles to full bump and look for yourself.

the best way to summarize this thread:

Don't buy a big fat aftermarket diff cover. Stick with the stock diff cover and add a bolt-on skid, or get a Barnett diff cover.

Track bar for the front: JKS gen II, Currie TJS or TJJ are the best track bars. Currie is stronger.

Track bar for the rear: Currie's new design bend is supposedly the best option currently. Regardless of track bar, no relocation bracket means the track bar can bind on the stock closed top bracket. With a relocation bracket, the bracket can hit underside of tub and fuel lines.

No matter what you choose, you need to pull the springs out, remove the jounce bumper, and push the axle to full bump to determine your bumpstop extension requirement.

Make sure to also see the post #1460 below, direct link here.
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Unread 01-12-2013, 08:30 AM   #1455
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no relocation bracket means the track bar can bind on the stock closed top bracket.
That would be axle end, right?
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