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CONTROL ARM INSTALL

Hey guys, Ok... So I got bored one day and decided to get a little crazy with the ol' JK, so I tossed some 5 1/2 inch springs under her with some 21/2 inch coil spacers, to give her a grand total of 8 inches of suspension. It looks like a monster now! So now I'm going through and putting some adjustable control arms all the way around and such. Before I start this tomorrow I wanted to get some input on how I can move my front axle forward and back axle backwards. I get that I can move them with my LCA's and I'll adjust the pinion angle with the uppers. But when I take off the lowers how do I get the axels moved forward and backwards enough to fit in the adjusted lowers to fix the jeeps stance? I've heard of guys using come alongs and all kinds of other crazy stuff, I'm looking for suggestions on the best way to do this. thanks guys.
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You'll need some 100 ton jack stands.


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Sorry with 8" of lift you need to get custom long arms to recenter the axles. I don't think anyone makes a short arm that will adjust that far. At 8" of lift you need an arm that can adjust 1.75" longer then stock.

Once you do that you have a whole lot of work to do on the rest of your suspension and steering set up.

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Is this even real? Pics.
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You'll need some 100 ton jack stands.

X2. Also, I wouldn't run over 33s with that lift.


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Pics ..?
Must see this please

8" lift huh ..What size tires we plan on?



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OK, so after the pic I'm leaning towards idiot, but the kind that I would grab a beer with. Are those the stock shocks? You are opening a gigantic can of worms if you really plan on leaving it like that.


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Holy overkill batman! Get ready to dump some serious money into it!

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I wonder if its rides better than stock?

Can you please post a picture looking straight on of all the steering components.. I'd love to see that.
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Hell yes! i'll grab a beer with all of you!
No those are are the 4 inch rough country's that I was running on my old lift, they're just black because they were getting all rusted and looking shitty so I painted them one day out of boredom.
I have 6 inch fox racing shocks on it now with a 2 inch relocation bracket that I'm running on it now. I also tossed an adjustable track bar on with a relocation bracket and that centered the axe up pretty nice..
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And No I'm not leaving it like that guys, I'll get it built right. just trying to build something fun, it'll take a little while, but that's why we have jeeps right? to think up and fab some fun crazy stuff. I was just asking for some advice on the easiest way to tweak the caster
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Holy hell man its a bro jeep, but what the hell do what you want its your jeep enjoy it

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I am almost positive that has to be a banned member from here having some fun with us with a google image !

This cant be real ? can someone reverse search this image and see where it really originated

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it originated from my cell phone..... I stood by my jeep and had a buddy take a picture
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why would I take a picture and photoshop it then it put on here? what do I gain by doing that?
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Forget the jeep, are those real overalls? Where can you buy those?!
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ummm..... I think I got them at Fred Meyer buddy
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Closest store to me is 666 miles. The number must be a clue about overalls....... I think they were outlawed in socal in the 70's.
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I just shit my pants .... Really. Lol

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why would I take a picture and photoshop it then it put on here? what do I gain by doing that?
I didnt say that it was photoshooped (although I would feel alot better inside if it was)

What I was saying is that some past banned member must have seen that somewhere, made a new account and then posted as a new member with that question..knowing the type of response it would illicit.

I say that, because I initially beleived that nobody would do this, but seeing your responses I am leaning towards me being wrong and this is actually a real thread.

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I thought you were a hobbit at first, but then I noticed you had boots on. Hobbits don't wear boots.

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