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07-30-2014 05:36 PM
MUDRUNNER AZ Finished the shroud and electric fan setup. Water pump blots are close but don't touch.


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06-23-2014 02:11 PM
MUDRUNNER AZ Here is the finished product. Now to save and get the fronts done.


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06-11-2014 02:48 PM
MUDRUNNER AZ Gen right 6 in metal flares. Did final fitment and drove it to work. Nothing fell off so must be good to go. Now they head to the powder coating place and re-installed one last time.


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05-07-2014 04:32 PM
MUDRUNNER AZ Moving on to other stuff I put these on. Metal flares will be later on.


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04-01-2014 07:03 PM
MUDRUNNER AZ Got the drag link built and painted not let it dry and install in a few. Next up is the track bar relocation and new track bar.


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03-17-2014 11:54 AM
MUDRUNNER AZ After the Wj knuckle and brake upgrade I was using my old Tera flex high stuff for the tie rod and drag link. It works but I need a smaller diameter pipe to clear the diff and swaybar mount. So I start the new tie rod 1.5 x 1/4 wall dom with the Tera flex offset tre's.


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01-23-2014 10:14 PM
MUDRUNNER AZ Changed pitman arm from drop to stock. I will see how it drives tomorrow. Also replaced a broken rear shock bar pin.
01-21-2014 10:17 PM
MUDRUNNER AZ
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Originally Posted by Hums99 View Post
Might need to put a bend in it also. What size lift are you running? I'm running stock pitman arm with 4.5" lift with new tb bracket on the frame.
It has 6 in lift. I started to change the pitman arm tonight and my puller broke. So I will get another tomorrow. It was a cheapo harbor freight one anyway. If this does not get it where I want it I will get the axle side bracket and make a new like I did on my Cherokee.
01-21-2014 08:14 PM
Hums99 Might need to put a bend in it also. What size lift are you running? I'm running stock pitman arm with 4.5" lift with new tb bracket on the frame.
01-21-2014 02:37 PM
MUDRUNNER AZ
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Looks like you could go back to stock pitman arm. IMO
I was thinking of trying that first. As I have one. And I would need to get all the stuff to make a new tb and bracket. I may get it on there tonight. Post back results later.
01-20-2014 12:59 PM
Hums99 Looks like you could go back to stock pitman arm. IMO
01-14-2014 02:34 PM
MUDRUNNER AZ Finally got the wj knuckle and brake conversion done and drove it to work today. Brakes work way better. Did not seem to have any bump steer so not sure on whether I am relocating track bar or maybe put a shorter pitman arm to get them the same angle.

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10-14-2013 10:52 PM
MUDRUNNER AZ Just the upper is triangulated. It's the wife's so did not want to get too out of the box for when she street drives it. It does work great and it's built way beyond her capabilities. I will post some picks tomorrow.
10-10-2013 08:45 PM
Hums99
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Originally Posted by MUDRUNNER AZ View Post
No I did a triangulated four link in the rear no track bar. And the front is for link soon to be a radius arm setup.
Double triangulated? That's what I built for mine that and a3 link front I'm definitely happy how it flexes and drives. Post up a couple pix.
10-10-2013 01:34 PM
MUDRUNNER AZ No I did a triangulated four link in the rear no track bar. And the front is for link soon to be a radius arm setup.
10-09-2013 11:59 AM
Hums99
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Slowly rounding up my parts for the front long arm build.
Did you 3 link it?
06-25-2012 09:28 PM
MUDRUNNER AZ Slowly rounding up my parts for the front long arm build.

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05-31-2012 10:57 PM
MUDRUNNER AZ Ok here it is pretty much finished with the rear all thats left for the most part is to get it aligned and pinion exactly where it needs to be but i have not drivin down the street due to no exhaust so its on the trailer now to head to the shop tomorrow.
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05-23-2012 11:45 PM
MUDRUNNER AZ
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Originally Posted by 97flexy
I'm hope'n your right, on the front not take'n as long. I'm about to start a radius arm/d44 swap on my tj. I'm really hope'n to not have many issues.
I think it will go quicker cuz you can place the lower frame mount where you want or need it to be and measure for the arms and make them and install then cut off old mount and it's still drivable the you can measure for the uppers and there is less down time and it can still be driven.
05-23-2012 03:51 PM
97flexy I'm hope'n your right, on the front not take'n as long. I'm about to start a radius arm/d44 swap on my tj. I'm really hope'n to not have many issues.
05-22-2012 05:50 PM
MUDRUNNER AZ
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So how long did you make your lower arms?
are you going to long arm the front, or long radius arm the front?
The lowers are about 29 in or so but i still need to do some final adjustments to it. and yes i plan to do the front. I am leaning more to the radius setup but still checking out things. but for now i can get it out of the garage so i can work on my cherokee and get the d44 under the front. At least the wife can take the TJ out now it is really hers anyway. With any luck the front will not take as long to build once i figure out which way i want to go.
05-22-2012 06:55 AM
97flexy
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Originally Posted by 97_JEEP_TJ View Post
How did you know how long to make the arms?
I'm just staring to work on a 9" for the rear of my TJ. Is there a trick to figuring out the right length and angles?
So how long did you make your lower arms?
are you going to long arm the front, or long radius arm the front?
05-21-2012 11:52 PM
MUDRUNNER AZ Well it moved under it own power tonight. Just needs exhuast now so have not drivin it but in the driveway it's rather loud.
Truss with mounts at 45 degrees
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Passenger side mount about 2 in from cross member.

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Driver side mount about a 1/4 in away as the cross member is shaped different on that side.
05-21-2012 09:10 PM
97_JEEP_TJ Thanks! It looks great and can't wait to see more.
05-21-2012 07:30 PM
MUDRUNNER AZ
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Originally Posted by 97_JEEP_TJ
How did you know how long to make the arms?
I'm just staring to work on a 9" for the rear of my TJ. Is there a trick to figuring out the right length and angles?
The jeep had a 44 already so I left the lower mounts on the axle then tried to figure out where I wanted to mount them on the frame for me I leaving the stock cross member so my mounts are welded up close to that. Made sure the axle cleared the gas tank when it traveled up and measured the lowers from there and left some adjustment to them. Then I did a triangulation from the top of the center of the axle out to the frame. The upper frame mounts are pretty much in line with the lowers. So I put the springs and lowers on and set it at ride height and set the pinion angle I had before and measured with room to adjust. I am finishing a few other things while it's in the garage so it's not been on the rode yet. Maybe tomorrow. There are a lot of threads on here and I found some on pirate too. There is a more scientific way to do it. I also check out just about every long arm on the market to see what I liked or could use for my build. I will get some better pic up later tonight as I am getting under it now.
05-20-2012 11:47 PM
97_JEEP_TJ How did you know how long to make the arms?
I'm just staring to work on a 9" for the rear of my TJ. Is there a trick to figuring out the right length and angles?
05-13-2012 11:34 AM
MUDRUNNER AZ All welded up and painted now it's time to install. It is finally coming together.




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05-09-2012 04:18 PM
MUDRUNNER AZ Its been a while but here are some update pics.

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03-19-2012 05:18 PM
MUDRUNNER AZ Not sure why they did not load the first time so here it is again.
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03-19-2012 01:18 PM
MUDRUNNER AZ We finally got some free time to work on the lower arms and got them welded up and in place just need to paint them up. then the uppers so this thing can be on the road again.





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