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Limiting Straps

Just installed my Rock krawler 3.5' lift and was thinking of adding limiting straps to it.
What's the thought on these good to have or not need.
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Most people including myself aren't using them, but they are definitely a good idea. I've been wanting to put some on mine for a while. Doesn't really matter what lift you are running, they all could use them.
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from what i have seen the straps come in handy to prevent springs from popping out, shocks from bottoming out and your brake lines from getting stretched out and ripping.

eh, go for it!


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post #4 of 16 Old 08-06-2009, 10:06 PM
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Always a good idea if you like to keep your equipment in working order. Some people think that adding a limit strap will limit your articulation. This is true and it's a good thing. Otherwise, you are depending on your shocks and brake lines to stop your axle from drooping which they are not intended to do.

If you decide to add them you will need an upper mount on the frame(I suggest an adjustable mount so that the length can be fine tuned), a lower mount on the axle, and the limit strap itself.

The limit strap is measured from mounting point to mounting point in length so you will need to first determine the best mounting locations. Once you have the mounting points figured out you will need to raise the front of the vehicle until the wheels lift off the ground and measure between the mounting points. Take this length and subtract at least1" in order to limit the suspension before the shocks and brake lines do. Repeat for the rear and order up the parts.

Here is a link for what you will need:
http://www.rdmoffroad.com/limitstraps.aspx

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If you need something made in a custom length we can conspire with Safari Straps to help you. We have the mounting tabs they are the same as our rear tire carrier limit straps and Hatch can make the exact length you need.

If its off the shelf length than RDM will be much more competitive but if you need exact we can do it.
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I have the Teraflex 6" long arm kit and ORW recommended and installed a set for me, I highly recommend them like said if you fully articulate your system it saves the springs from coming out too.
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I have about 8.75" of lift and rely on my rubi sway bar to keep the axle under the Jeep during flex. In the pic below I flexed so far that my sway bar reversed direction and it took 2 guys to flip it back.


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I have about 8.75" of lift and rely on my rubi sway bar to keep the axle under the Jeep during flex. In the pic below I flexed so far that my sway bar reversed direction and it took 2 guys to flip it back.

Got any pic's of that beast on level ground, also what size tires you running.
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saw the link, sick brother
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Here's a crude mock up done in Paint to show you good mounting point for the front.

Lower shock mount can be used as the lower strap mount and the adjustable clevis mount can be welded to the frame above.
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And here I thought thats what my break lines are for.
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Thanks man. My love for everything Jeep grows with each day and sites like this really help feed that addiction

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~8.5" TeraFlex LCG Long Arm
~41x14.50 Interco IROK Radials
~20x10 RBP-93R wheels with red inserts
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Just installed my Rock krawler 3.5' lift and was thinking of adding limiting straps to it.
What's the thought on these good to have or not need.
They are not a bad idea...

Here is a link to some limit strap stuff...


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Hey PIG, I was getting ready to order some straps from you guys. two quick questions...

How far do your straps stretch?

I see there is a option for a sleeve when ordering the clevis. Is that just a piece of steel tube that you weld straight on as a mounting point for the clevis?


Thankx
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Hey PIG, I was getting ready to order some straps from you guys. two quick questions...

How far do your straps stretch?

I see there is a option for a sleeve when ordering the clevis. Is that just a piece of steel tube that you weld straight on as a mounting point for the clevis?


Thankx
I usually allow 5% for stretch...
Yes, the sleeve option is available when ordering the clevis online...

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We installed straps on mine to protect the shocks and to be sure the springs stay in place. I would rather the straps take the punishment than the shocks. They are just cheap insurance.
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