Warrior. I don't love them, but at the time, I scored them for so cheap, I couldn't pass them up. Some guy that used to own a 4x4 shop had a bunch of stuff in his garage he was getting rid of. right place at the right time.
Slow progress. But I finally got my rear body mount finished up. I got a little excited and started painting stuff, and remembered, I still need to weld a nut in the bottom of the frame for the rear bumper.
No. I have all the Savvy specs. Just using the JL arms I have because they were free, and the difference isn't big enough to bother me. that dude over at Unofficial Use Only has been using JK arms on LJ's with great success.
I currently have Tier 4 Core 4x4 short arms. I have a set of brand new JL control arms that I plan to use for the lowers, and I will build new arms for the uppers (triangulating the rear upper). So similar length to a Mid arm. I was unaware that Synergy made mid arms?
Thanks for the tips Mike. It has been fun, and definitely a new level of work for me. It's good to learn some more ideal approaches, if I ever do something similar again. I do have a slight fantasy to build a TJ for the kids to enjoy, so who knows?
The tank moves back with everything else. Everything attached to the back half all moves together, gas tank, gas filler, shocks, coils, suspension links (although I will be doing mid arm links in the future)
$80 OBO. I have a used set of 4.88 gears that came out of my 2004 Jeep LJ Dana 44. Used for about 3 years, but in great condition. Standard rotation (low pinion). Designed for Dana 44 Differentials with 3.92 & Higher Cases
Below are other models it is compatible with.
C10 1/2 Ton...
That's where she sits now. Getting the bumper and the back 4 body mounts positioned just right has been a super tedious portion of the project. I will hopefully be done in the next week or 2. Problem is I have a trip to New York next week. I doubt I'll be completely finished by then. Fingers...
I thought I would post my recent project. I have gone about this in a completely non conventional way. Most who stretch their LJ's just extend the arms, and relocate any shock mounts necessary to accommodate the stretch. There was a brief moment in time that I gave up on the idea of...
I don't know anyone that does, but I have a friend in Vegas that does (LJ). If you spend any time at Sand Hollow, he goes there a ton. We wheel together at SH quite often. Let me know if you want me to get you in touch with him.
I think you did great stuff. I think I may give that a shot at some point. Like I said, I'm wishing I would have spent the effort of that Artec kit, and spent it on speedbumps. I was intimidated to chop my frame at the time. I have since outboarded, and literally cut my frame to stretch it...