We trimmed the links down as short as we could, however even at their shortest they do not allow the arms to be parallel. I may hunt for some shorter links, but i have a feeling they might be kind of hard to find, seeing as one of the threads is reverse. The bumper went back on and thankfully the arm did not hit anywhere else on the bumper, and no other trimming was needed.
We started doing tests for clearance and found out that, while the arm itself hugs the frame rail much more tightly, when the link is installed in the first hole (firmest setting) my tire rubs on the link itself. Because of this, we had to move them back two holes. After doing some measuring, we determined that the links would be able to be in the 2nd hole without any rubbing, but didn't change it for the time being.
After this, I took out all the washers in my steering stops, and am happy to say that of the turning radius that I lost, I have gotten about 90 percent back. I discovered that the tire actually BAAAREEELLLY rubs on the lower control arm when it is at full lock, and as such I think that is a sufficent excuse to purchase some new currie adjustable lower control arms in the near future. I wanted to get them anyways, right?
One of my biggest worries with the antirock was the additional body roll. I drive my vehicle in town a lot, in what I would describe as a "spirited manner". Ok, I'll admit I drive like a banshee. A banshee that is 10 minutes late. And has to pee. Anyways, I took my jeep for a test drive with the antirock on its firmest setting, and there was defeinitely what I would describe as a substantial difference between the factory bar.
I know that I probably need new shocks also, but even with new shocks I'm not sure if i'm going to be satisfied with how much body roll the antirock allows. It is definitely quite a bit more than stock.
In the future, I may toy with a few other ideas, such as possibly figuring out a way to use the antirock pieces in the factory swaybar location, or possibly talking to currie and seeing if they would be wiling to make me a custom bar that is not machined down in the middle (the bar ends are 1" or 1 1/4", but the center section of the bar is machined down to 3/4").
I know I may get flamed for those "out of the box" ideas, and might get comments such as "durr its a jeep durr... its not going to ride like a sports car". But to be honest with you, I think that people who say that sound kind of ignorant. Anyways, I'm not all that concerned with what other people think, because I know exactly how I want my jeep, and I love it to pieces
And it makes me very happy. I can't help but smile every time I look at. Sometimes I even talk to it when i'm walking up to it... and tell it hello... and that I like to drive her... and thank you for being such a good jeep. Anyways, back on track...
For the time being, I'm actually quite happy with the antirock. The product quality is top notch, and installation was easy. I'm going to drive it for a while before I worry too much about trying to firm up the anti-roll, and enjoy being able to turn tightly in parking lots and the like. Anyways, hope everyone is doing well out in jeep land, and I'll make sure I post more if I do any more work.
Peace out for now!