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Old July 24th, 2020, 12:35
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Re: My jeep build with photos over the last few years.

The paint is some kind of ceramic it has to be baked on pr heat cycled a few times to cure. If you paint something and take of driving like normal it will burn off but does not if heat cycled. Only run for 5-10 minutes to operating temp then shut off for a full cool down. Have to do this 3 times to bake paint on.
Paint is rated to 1200deg and holds up on my Cummins exhaust. The xj will never see the temps the cummins does. However it does not hold up to landing on a Jack stand
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Old July 26th, 2020, 23:55
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My jeep build with photos over the last few years.

Scrounged some plate out of my stash since I'm pretty much out.

Roughed in plates . Poly bushing placed at about link length give or take alittle 28".
Brackets will weld to frame sides bottom and underside of unibody with some kind of crossmember bolted between them.

This project is under way because upper factory link will not work as a 3link and I want to get rid of some brake dive maybe not all.

I did alittle slow Crawley stuff and kind of like the weight transfer to the rear under throttle it also feels good under speed coming out of high speed turns makes the rear anchor and bite.

Heres the upper not being very happy
Yes someone forgot to tighten the bolt thankfully that some caught it and tightened it.

Getting alittle contact driving at speed in the rough rolly stuff. Just barely touching

Thinking about going to a post top mount shock in 12" stroke to gain some travel. What I'm running is only 9" just aren't long enough.
Ofcourse monomax if I can find some specced for pickups that work


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Old July 27th, 2020, 17:53
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Re: My jeep build with photos over the last few years.

Three links on short arms, one being factory is DEFINITELY not advisable. I thought you were doing passenger side 3 link? If so, throw the other factory arm on until you get the Mid arms complete.

Your shocks arenít long enough?? Looks like they are to long to me... in the flex pic driver side isnít showing 9Ēs of extension is it?? Looks like they are to long in all the pics to me
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Old July 28th, 2020, 07:24
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Yes 3rd passenger is the plan. Its tight probably have to beat the floor in to maintain some link separation.
I welded scrap on factory upper so I can drive it for now.
Yes shock is limiting factory both ways

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Old August 5th, 2020, 08:22
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Love my metal saw.

Moving link mounts to jeep from mock up jeep .
Keep your fingers crossed it goes well

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Old August 5th, 2020, 10:25
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Weird shaped rim ya got there......
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Old August 5th, 2020, 11:38
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Rim?
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Rim?
Looks a tad egg shaped in the picture
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Old August 6th, 2020, 00:12
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One of three.
I might not be able to run the upper axle mount getting bar contact at frame.though I've still got a 1/4" ish of factory bracket to remove.
This might be just enough bar is hitting with 1" of shock travel left.

Tomorrow drivers side lower should go faster. Then friday upper. Then test it all apart finish gussetting and welding paint then back together.
lower bar is 31.5"

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Old August 7th, 2020, 07:47
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Foes a horizontal lower arm matter flatter the better. I've been torn slightly arm contact where factory lower mount used to be. Cut the contact away away and plate it back. Or do the easiest thing lower link on axle end.
Sometimes what's easy is best. Link in my upper axle side position measured .4deg link in lower positiin 1.5deg

Just thinking out loud still pretty flat links. Now I can quit thinking and do the other side.

First pic is in lower position 2nd upper. Off course angle is of pic was taken from


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Old August 7th, 2020, 19:05
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looking good, does bump hit before the arm contacts the rail?
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Old August 8th, 2020, 10:06
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Yes arm hit first.

Burned till 1am last night off course not on mine then drove an hour home with heater core puking its guts out in my pickup wtf
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Old August 8th, 2020, 11:24
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This video gave me a lot of inspiration and why I started out by bolting plate wild on the frame
Thought I'd share it

https://youtu.be/I_Na1zMEuf4

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Old August 8th, 2020, 11:29
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This video gave me a lot of inspiration and why I started out by bolting plate wild on the frame
Thought I'd share it

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He's got a frame though!
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Old August 8th, 2020, 11:42
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Not entirely sure what your point is, yes he has a frame.

His bolting plate wild on the frame helped it click in my head so I bolted plate wild enough to give landing points for lowers and upper off course with secondary crossmember between links.

Its all in the way its looked at wether something is simple or complicated some find things impossible and give up while someone else makes it simple.

I'm torn between welding my brckets to the frame. Most likely will end up welding though because I don't think much strength will be gained by adding a couple bolts. Was half eyeing the 2" hole saw and the frame . Punch some holes weld in dom to bring structure across the sheetmetl frame plate and bolt brackets.. yes I tapped the bolt on the bottom

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