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02-06-2009 11:28 AM
ygohome



They also make a front truss that I'm considering...
02-06-2009 01:31 AM
flattietj i guess its pretty beefy and it looks really good..sorry i doubted the design based on the first pics b/c i shouldve seen everything else
01-24-2009 12:36 AM
MR.CLIFFORD
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Originally Posted by flattietj View Post
i dont like this style of truss b/c u only have about 5 inches of weld holding it to the tubes on each side.....if you were to tie it into the diff cover bolts and/or run a brace to some of the housing webbing and bolting it in i would call it good......we started out building that style of truss and have left that idea moving onto a tnt customs similar truss design....my truss has approximately 40 inches of weld tieing it not only to the housing but to the tubes, coil buckets, and it bolts to 6 diff cover bolts
There is more than 5 inches of weld on the housing. There is also a center brace that isn't shown. And it ties into the diff cover. This is the finished product.



01-23-2009 11:14 PM
flattietj
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Originally Posted by nvr-enough View Post
nice and beefy!

i dont like this style of truss b/c u only have about 5 inches of weld holding it to the tubes on each side.....if you were to tie it into the diff cover bolts and/or run a brace to some of the housing webbing and bolting it in i would call it good......we started out building that style of truss and have left that idea moving onto a tnt customs similar truss design....my truss has approximately 40 inches of weld tieing it not only to the housing but to the tubes, coil buckets, and it bolts to 6 diff cover bolts
01-17-2009 03:15 AM
nvr-enough
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Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD View Post
nice and beefy!
01-14-2009 02:01 AM
MR.CLIFFORD
01-13-2009 11:57 PM
flattietj heres another with stock type axles and 36s....anybody thats been here and climbed helicopter pad knows why i didnt make it in the rain.....not to make any excuses or anything
YouTube - jake on helicopter
01-13-2009 11:35 PM
flattietj back when 36s and stock axles were cool......yet similar suspension....(not that you can see it)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxDkEdWB06k
01-13-2009 11:32 PM
flattietj heres it in action on some crappy ohio wheelin
YouTube - JEEP TJ MONSTER (PAINTED ROCK) OHIO TRAILS
01-13-2009 11:22 PM
flattietj 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
01-13-2009 08:03 PM
AzTJ
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Originally Posted by flattietj View Post
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.
01-13-2009 07:54 PM
flattietj 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
01-12-2009 05:25 PM
silvergoat
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Originally Posted by 1BLKJP View Post

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.
01-12-2009 03:41 PM
Triple88a
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Originally Posted by flattietj View Post
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?
01-12-2009 02:27 PM
flattietj i built a similar upper wishbone to goat and it does not do much for antisquat but it sure flexes nice
01-11-2009 09:10 PM
ccain OK, I'm not hijacking here... But I just have to say it.

The title of this thread sounds naughty!
01-11-2009 08:43 PM
distortedtj Here is a picture of the complete rear suspension setup for a 99 to 04 Grand Cherokee.....

01-11-2009 08:24 PM
distortedtj
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Originally Posted by Triple88a View Post
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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Originally Posted by 1BLKJP View Post
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''.
01-11-2009 07:32 PM
4.0l sahara
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Originally Posted by silvergoat View Post
How much did that truss run you? I want one for my turd.
01-11-2009 03:09 AM
1BLKJP
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Originally Posted by Triple88a View Post
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.
01-11-2009 03:04 AM
Triple88a 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?
01-11-2009 02:59 AM
1BLKJP
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Originally Posted by Triple88a View Post
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.
01-11-2009 02:57 AM
Triple88a 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.

01-11-2009 02:41 AM
1BLKJP 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.
01-10-2009 07:12 PM
Triple88a
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Originally Posted by tigertrack1600m View Post
come on trip...chreokee's have rear leafs :P
i thought the new ones had rear 3 links.
01-10-2009 07:03 PM
NalinMFG come on trip...chreokee's have rear leafs :P
01-10-2009 06:18 PM
Triple88a
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Originally Posted by silvergoat View Post
is that from a Cherokee or something? From memory they were the ones using the 3 links
01-07-2009 08:31 PM
64panhead
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Originally Posted by ccain View Post
You know... This thread title just sounds dirty!
i dont get it
12-30-2008 09:11 PM
ccain You know... This thread title just sounds dirty!
12-30-2008 06:59 PM
flattietj 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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