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The lowering and stretch
January 22, 2008
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John and I got my Jeep all set up today. We got the pinion angle set and we stretched the wheel base close to 3 to 4 inches, my wheel base is now 97 inches. I am still going back another 2 inches in the rear and the front will go forward another 1 inch, so I can get to 100 inches. Tomorrow I am doing a modified comp cut on my jeep to accommodate the current wheel base. Photos to follow....

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January 22, 2008
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"RobD" wrote: Photos to follow....

Glad you said that so I didn't have to post this:

:worthless:

lol Keep stretching and soon you'll be as cool as a Toyota.

January 22, 2008
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Now you need a set of these...

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I used to wheel a lot. . .

January 22, 2008
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"Bender" wrote: Keep stretching and soon you'll be as cool as a Toyota.

You mean as cool as a Jeep Unlimited. 😈

January 22, 2008
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You're out there cutting it right now aren't you?

I used to wheel a lot. . .

January 22, 2008
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"Justin" wrote: [quote="Bender"] Keep stretching and soon you'll be as cool as a Toyota.

You mean as cool as a Jeep Unlimited. 😈

What's the difference in wheelbase between Rob now, and your unlimited Justin?

January 22, 2008
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"JohnDF" wrote: You're out there cutting it right now aren't you?

:worthless:

I used to wheel a lot. . .

January 22, 2008
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"BKGM Jeepers" wrote:
What's the difference in wheelbase between Rob now, and your unlimited Justin?

I am at 105" right now. I think with a little arm adjusting, I could get 107".

January 22, 2008
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Rob, how do you get the control arms that long? Did you lengthen them, or move the brackets back?

January 22, 2008
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"Justin" wrote: [quote="BKGM Jeepers"]
What's the difference in wheelbase between Rob now, and your unlimited Justin?

I am at 105" right now. I think with a little arm adjusting, I could get 107".

Shorty. lol

Real men run at 110"! 😀

January 22, 2008
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"BKGM Jeepers" wrote: Rob, how do you get the control arms that long? Did you lengthen them, or move the brackets back?

I purchased new RE control arm couplers that are an inch longer and then lengthened my arms two inches, plus I got about an inch or two when I lowered my Jeep. My rear arms are almost parallel to the frame now. I still need to move the upper spring buckets back a few inches. When I move them back, I am going far enough to lengthen my arms another inch or two. There is still enough room on the threads to do it.

Next week I am lowering the front another inch and ordering comp cut crusher corners from Gen Right to accommodate the stretched wheel base.

Now all I need are shorter shocks, but I may do coilovers in the rear instead spending $250 on a good set of rear shocks.

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January 22, 2008
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"RobD" wrote: [quote="BKGM Jeepers"]Rob, how do you get the control arms that long? Did you lengthen them, or move the brackets back?

I purchased new RE control arm couplers that are an inch longer and then lengthened my arms two inches, plus I got about an inch or two when I lowered my Jeep. My rear arms are almost parallel to the frame now. I still need to move the upper spring buckets back a few inches. When I move them back, I am going far enough to lengthen my arms another inch or two. There is still enough room on the threads to do it.

Next week I am lowering the front another inch and ordering comp cut crusher corners from Gen Right to accommodate the stretched wheel base.

Great Job! That's a ton of work! I was going to ask what you are doing to clear the front. That gen right kit should move the fenders up several inches. Are your front PS tube fenders for sale?

Now all I need are shorter shocks, but I may do coilovers in the rear instead spending $250 on a good set of rear shocks.

January 24, 2008
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should have just gotten a cherokee or a unlimited

January 26, 2008
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Taking the Jeep in this week to get the rear upper spring buckets moved back on the frame so my springs will be vertical.

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January 26, 2008
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TJs rule the world 😈

I used to wheel a lot. . .

January 26, 2008
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"JohnDF" wrote: TJs rule the world 😈

After you bolt $50,000 worth of extra parts onto them. 🙄

January 26, 2008
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Who's welding on the coil buckets?

If you weld them in so the coil is straight up and down, you'll be the same height as before.

I used to wheel a lot. . .

January 26, 2008
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"JohnDF" wrote: Who's welding on the coil buckets?

If you weld them in so the coil is straight up and down, you'll be the same height as before.

I have a guy up here in Auburn that fabs out of his garage. I will gain about an inch from moving them back, but that is temporary. I am going to run coil overs back there.

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January 26, 2008
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You made of $$$$ ????

I used to wheel a lot. . .

January 27, 2008
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Going down to buy a cut off wheel and start hacking at my Jeep 😯

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January 27, 2008
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Bummer. I wanted to be there but I'm sick. Take pictures.

I used to wheel a lot. . .

January 28, 2008
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Before

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January 28, 2008
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After the cutting 😀

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January 28, 2008
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Flare put back on but moved back 2 inches

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January 28, 2008
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The stuff I cut off

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