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Rockkrawler rear upper question

We are at the shop now installing them. The the ball ends do not have the same amount of space spacing on each side. Do you install them offset away from the tire or away from the frame?

Also they are bent. Do you measure eye to eye on the inside or outside of the bend?

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they measure form eye to eye in a straight line don't follow the bend.

On the spacer try to place them so that they move freely during articulation. I paid more attention to the measurements than which direction the ball was facing.
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We got it all measured out and installed free and clear of everything. But with the pinion rotation the springs are pushed back at a really crazy looking angle, even with the wedges. Is this normal?

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We got it all measured out and installed free and clear of everything. But with the pinion rotation the springs are pushed back at a really crazy looking angle, even with the wedges. Is this normal?
Yeah, especially on my short 2 door. The best, and only way to get rid of the bow is to cut and rotate the coil buckets.

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We got it all measured out and installed free and clear of everything. But with the pinion rotation the springs are pushed back at a really crazy looking angle, even with the wedges. Is this normal?
Same way on my rig too w/ the coil wedges. Hasn't caused me any issues.


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Thanks guys. It just looks weird!!! Ride quality was like night and day though! I am very happy with these arms so far.

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And what did you guys do about the rear sway bar? The angle is all jacked up now. My links sit on my axle and I'm sure with enough flex the ends will hit the frame.

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And what did you guys do about the rear sway bar? The angle is all jacked up now. My links sit on my axle and I'm sure with enough flex the ends will hit the frame.
I moved mine back by bolting the front into the rear hole on the frame and then using a drill and self tapping bolts for the rear holes.

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I moved mine back by bolting the front into the rear hole on the frame and then using a drill and self tapping bolts for the rear holes.
Still need to do that. I've just been running without rear links.


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And what did you guys do about the rear sway bar? The angle is all jacked up now. My links sit on my axle and I'm sure with enough flex the ends will hit the frame.
Ripped it off and never looked back.

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