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Old 11-05-2008, 04:02 PM   #1
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show us your axle trusses

who has trussed axles and lets see your pics of them. please state what kind of axles they are and what they are under in the pics. when i start building mine i will post some pics

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I have no pics but Id suggest useing some 2"x2" square stock to build it from thats 1/4" or maybe 1/8" wall. Then build your basic truss, angle one piece on either side of the axle tubes and bridge the top accross the top of the diff., then take a piece of 1/4" plate steel and weld it to the truss at the top and drill holes so ti ties into the diff cover bolts (maybe liek the 3 at the top). Thats what my FT truss does and its been plenty strong. Its on my D44, under my TJ obvisiouly.

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Old 12-29-2008, 06:15 PM   #3
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no pics of any yet? wow we all suk, broke, no trusses
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i will have pics of mine up when i get a camera tha works mine broke i wanted people to put some pics up so i could get some ideas. i guess that didnt go over well did it
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ill get some of my home brew truss soon....it is based of of tnt customs 44 truss but i mixed it up a lil to accomodate my suspension
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RockKrawler on a Rubi Dana 44:







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thats nice!!! i gotta get a new oxy tank this week and hope to be wraping up the rest of the alxe links on my 8.8
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that last one is stronger than the tube style because you gain all of the surface area of weld on the tubes not to mention it ties into the coil buckets
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You know... This thread title just sounds dirty!
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You know... This thread title just sounds dirty!
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is that from a Cherokee or something? From memory they were the ones using the 3 links
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come on trip...chreokee's have rear leafs :P
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come on trip...chreokee's have rear leafs :P
i thought the new ones had rear 3 links.
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Trip, that is what's more comonly referred to as a wishbone style rear suspension. And as far as I know all of the ZJ's, WJ's, and WK's still use a rear trac bar.
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weird. well thank you for the correction. I remember when i had my wishbone front end questions i searched for it and the Cherokee came up in the results.. i guess it must have been an aftermarket upgrade or something. Thanks for setting it straight. This is the image.

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weird. well thank you for the correction. I remember when i had my wishbone front end questions i searched for it and the Cherokee came up in the results.. i guess it must have been an aftermarket upgrade or something. Thanks for setting it straight. This is the image.

Which Cherokee did that image come from? Like I said as far as I know they used the trac bar, but I definitely could be wrong. The suspension that Goat uses is custom from TnT Customs.
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i was just trying to search that image back and i cant find it. Its on their website but you cannot go back in the link.. Either way though np

How will a TJ with the proper length arms for 6-7" of lift handle with wishbone suspension?
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i was just trying to search that image back and i cant find it. Its on their website but you cannot go back in the link.. Either way though np

How will a TJ with the proper length arms for 6-7" of lift handle with wishbone suspension?
IMO it has to do with the joint that is used on the cradle. I ran a version of that type of rear upper setup but I blew the joint out of it constantly so it caused a lot of clanking/rattling/squeaking. What Goat has there looks vastly superior to what I had in the past however. I also don't know about the anti-squat that is built into that type of setup. I currently have my upper joints setup about 12" apart to maximize the anti-squat. For what I do it works best for me.

Back on Topic. Hey Goat, how is that cradle set on the axle? I can't really see any welds or bolts.
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How much did that truss run you? I want one for my turd.
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weird. well thank you for the correction. I remember when i had my wishbone front end questions i searched for it and the Cherokee came up in the results.. i guess it must have been an aftermarket upgrade or something. Thanks for setting it straight. This is the image.

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Which Cherokee did that image come from? Like I said as far as I know they used the trac bar, but I definitely could be wrong. The suspension that Goat uses is custom from TnT Customs.
The wishbone rear upper suspension arm was used on 99 to 04 Jeep GRAND cherokee WJ's...

I'll take a pic of the one in the driveway if you would like to see it.

It was only used in the GRAND cherokee 99 to 04.

And let me tell you what..It's a pain in that arse to get it set up if you lift it. Only thing they have on the market is a spacer If you lift it over 3''.
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Here is a picture of the complete rear suspension setup for a 99 to 04 Grand Cherokee.....

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OK, I'm not hijacking here... But I just have to say it.

The title of this thread sounds naughty!
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i built a similar upper wishbone to goat and it does not do much for antisquat but it sure flexes nice
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i built a similar upper wishbone to goat and it does not do much for antisquat but it sure flexes nice
what about side to side flex? isnt the Johnny joint max angle 30 degrees?

Also i saw the johnny joint placed vertical, not horizontal like goat has it. Wouldn't it be nicer if its vertical since you are putting the load in that loop vs having it on the 2 washers that hold the JJ together?
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Back on Topic. Hey Goat, how is that cradle set on the axle? I can't really see any welds or bolts.
Its all welded, just to dirty to see. The wishbone is going bye bye and the longarm is going in with 2.5" springs.
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all i can say is that i can lift each tire about 42"s off the ground before another lifts or slides and ther is no bind in the johnny joint which is what i am running in the rear....my limiting straps stop it before it binds.......but like goat i will be going to 4 link b/c i am getting scared of breaking the wishbone an dhaving zero upper links in the rear......we carry a welder but i dont wanna break it past the point of being able to fix on the trail in a decent amount of time
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all i can say is that i can lift each tire about 42"s off the ground before another lifts or slides and ther is no bind in the johnny joint which is what i am running in the rear....my limiting straps stop it before it binds.......but like goat i will be going to 4 link b/c i am getting scared of breaking the wishbone an dhaving zero upper links in the rear......we carry a welder but i dont wanna break it past the point of being able to fix on the trail in a decent amount of time
And I have YET to see any pictures of your "awesome" rig. Proof, or stop trolling.
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i posted a video on a thread about 2 weeks ago.....ill post it again if it makes you happy.....i dont know how it is trolling to explain how my suspension works but whatever makes you feel better than good for you
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heres it in action on some crappy ohio wheelin

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