2 May 2014-
I received my Rough Country long arm kit (TJ NOT LJ) and UCF weld mounts a few weeks ago and finally started prepping everything. I simultaneously begin prepping the long arm kit by putting the rod end together (PITA-quality pliers are mandatory), and tacking in the UCF Mounts. The long arms came with the powder coating in poor condition so I rattle canned the arms flat black:
They are super beefy and shipped quickly. My only issue is, the didn't come with any instructions. After a quick call I was emailed instructions, they were not very comprehensive.
I measured from the front most body mount and stripped the frame with a wire brush and tacked in the mounts. The drivers side was easy peasy:
How ever the passenger side was a PITA. I couldn't clear exhaust to prep the frame. I attempted to remove the skid plate when this happened:
All 4 tranny mount bolts sheared in half !!
After that, I the cut exhaust after the cat and above the rear axle. Currently the drive train is being supported by 3 ratchet straps until I can buy a new tranny mount.
Was sketchy, I placed them 1in in front the first skid plate recessed bolt hole and centered per the instructions: