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post #31 of 1153 Old 12-06-2013, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks 1222! N randon his gas tank failed so now hes got that project to.. Hes running off his 2 jerry cans using airhose lol


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post #32 of 1153 Old 12-06-2013, 06:18 PM
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I have a tank... too bad I'm 4 hours away. Let him know. I'll ship it on his dime.
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post #33 of 1153 Old 12-06-2013, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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Fixed My Shock Bolt



Put on the metalcloak rear track bar bracket and laughed....





Its obsurdly tall and my axle will be 2" off center until I get my damn rod ends in to finish my track bar...I wish that bracket wasnt so tall. I may have to cut it down and grind the sides for clearance. This looks to be a newer model as the older ones just had 2 bolt holes. This damn thing is like a 6.5" rear trackbar raise. Just stupid. If i can get it mounted in the next hole down itll be more like 3.5 wich will match my front better. Its so high i might not even have to bend my track bar if i leave it that high... Its an ok bracket, but kind of a pain for my set up. I have to remove shock and control arm and whole track bar just to get it in.

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Fixed My Shock Bolt



Put on the metalcloak rear track bar bracket and laughed....





Its obsurdly tall and my axle will be 2" off center until I get my damn rod ends in to finish my track bar...I wish that bracket wasnt so tall. I may have to cut it down and grind the sides for clearance. This looks to be a newer model as the older ones just had 2 bolt holes. This damn thing is like a 6.5" rear trackbar raise. Just stupid. If i can get it mounted in the next hole down itll be more like 3.5 wich will match my front better. Its so high i might not even have to bend my track bar if i leave it that high... Its an ok bracket, but kind of a pain for my set up. I have to remove shock and control arm and whole track bar just to get it in.
Weird that they would make it that tall when they only offer a 3.5" lift

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post #35 of 1153 Old 12-07-2013, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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Weird that they would make it that tall when they only offer a 3.5" lift
Agreed. The one plus is if im ever stranded somewhere I can put my cell phone by it and probably get a signal lol.

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Agreed. The one plus is if im ever stranded somewhere I can put my cell phone by it and probably get a signal lol.
Hahaha

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post #37 of 1153 Old 12-07-2013, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Well threw the jeep on the forklift to get a half *** idea if it would hit with this Eiffel tower in the back. Its damn close, but it just might clear at full stuff.. I may need to cut out the old shock mount location in the worst case scenario.




No damn clue why its about 6.5" up though. im still not sure I want to run it that high as my fronts only raised 3.5"... I also cant use the second hole down due to the crap design of this.. I feel it would be come pretty weak cutting it up enough to get it to fit. That second hole would be ideal. My track bar will be damn near level in the top hole....Would make the track bar simple though with no bends possibly.



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Haha sweet and entertaining build man! Love the fab work

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Read the whole thing and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to what comes next !
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Read the whole thing and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to what comes next !
Thanks man. Should be getting my rod ends and bungs so hopefully this weekend I can make the rear track bar. Im going to try and make it straight if at all possible.

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Well track bar is almost ready to get welded and tested out.



Hopefully this weekend I can see if it will hit anything.

Also played around with my suspension geometry slightly.

On my rig with the mc bracket in the rear raising it 6.5" (wich barely hits my frame on uptravel) and the front raised 3.0" (synergy kit) my roll centers are 22.3" rear and 22" front. That seems fine imo. Slight understeer, but nothing major. I need to work on the rear antisquat a tad bit though, but its hard to figure out the exact sprung mass cg. I might call it good. To fix it though i would have to raise my rear lower arms, at the same time I would raise the shock mounts. It would only gain about 1" Clearance on the arms and maybe 1/2 on the shocks... The more i look at there bracket its a good setup.




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Make sure that **** is ready for New Years. My junk still smells faintly of gasoline. ..
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Make sure that **** is ready for New Years. My junk still smells faintly of gasoline. ..
What weekend we going i think Sunday the 5th i have to leave for ABQ? And ha i believe it. That thing was a purebred fumeinator.

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What weekend we going i think Sunday the 5th i have to leave for ABQ? And ha i believe it. That thing was a purebred fumeinator.
Saturday the 4th
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ait. I think rambos in but u better check. You just coming up for that saturday?

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