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Old December 1st, 2019, 22:17
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Frame Stiffener and Control Arm Bracket

I want to add center frame stiffeners, but see a problem with my drop bracket for the control arms. Should I trim my stiffener on the bottom to clear the drop bracket, or?

see image of my drop bracket on this link.... https://www.cherokeetalk.com/forum/f...3/#post1155581
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Old December 2nd, 2019, 06:27
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Re: Frame Stiffener and Control Arm Bracket

I think I'd cut it off where it wraps around the frame.

You could pull the bracket off and scribe it in but I'm not sure that would be worth while
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Old December 2nd, 2019, 13:47
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Re: Frame Stiffener and Control Arm Bracket

If it were mine, I would keep the stiffeners intact. You want to stiffen your ride for a reason. So why leave a relative large section unfinished? It's a lot of work either way you do it.
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Old December 2nd, 2019, 14:27
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Frame Stiffener and Control Arm Bracket

I kept mine intact and installed brackets over them. Welded braces to stiffeners. It's been about 10 years... so far so good!

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Old December 2nd, 2019, 14:34
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Re: Frame Stiffener and Control Arm Bracket

On my 2001 XJ, the dropped bracket braces were removed and then the stiffeners were welded in place. The dropped bracket braces were then reinstalled, bolted and welded to the stiffeners .
The brackets brace bolt holes were enlarged to allow them to bolt up to the dropped brackets, adjusting for the added thickness of the stiffeners.
It wasn't a big deal to do.
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Old December 2nd, 2019, 21:21
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Re: Frame Stiffener and Control Arm Bracket

Thanks all for the suggestions and clarifications. Looks like I will install stiffeners intact, then put the drop bracket plate under it, with slotted holes to the control arm mounting unit.

I am pretty sure I will be going with hooligan stiffeners.
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