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Just completed another front long arm upgrade on a JK which already had our 4.5" short arm kit.

After this install, we have updated the instructions with more information and pictures. We also have found that the 4 main bolts which hold the cross member in vary in lenght. So now all kits will include new 5 1/2" grade 8 bolts.










Skid plates should be done by the end of this week.



And Clayton is working on the rear long arm.

Adam
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Is the trans crossmember welded to the frame in this picture?

 

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Hope to have e-coated skid plate samples back in a day or two. Right now they are available bare metal. Most likely we will offer them both bare and coated. Obviously the coated ones will add a extra charge.

Sneek peak at the rear frame brackets and rear long arm.



The rear brackets will be bolt on, with the option to weld. The brackets hang down below the frame about the same amount as the gas tank, and offer a long lower and upper arm with the amount of separation we wanted.

Hope to have flex pics and more info and pictures by the end of the week.

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So the JK rear long arm will be bolt on using eight 1/2 bolts.



Flanged tabs with pem fasteners slide into the frame to secure all the 1/2 bolts.





And so we have a 100% bolt on JK long arm kit. You will not need to remove the gas tank. You will have 4 full length rear long arms, with a johnny joint at one end, and clevite bushing on the other.

The frame brackets will be e-coated, along with the flange brackets and the arms will be powder coated.

Should have flex shots tomorrow.

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Looks Good..... Seriously thinking of swapping my RE LA kit out for this.....
Why is that? Looks like basically the same thing to me (front).
 

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That sure is an interesting setup. I like how you tried to make the rear upper arms full length, but dam, that is alot of small bolts to try to keep tight. Do you guys own stock in a hardware company? How many fasteners in total are their for your crossmember and the rear long arm mounts? How come you did not go the hardcore weld on way that you did on all your other products.
 

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That sure is an interesting setup. I like how you tried to make the rear upper arms full length, but dam, that is alot of small bolts to try to keep tight. Do you guys own stock in a hardware company? How many fasteners in total are their for your crossmember and the rear long arm mounts? How come you did not go the hardcore weld on way that you did on all your other products.
Because you can always weld on a bolt on kit. You can't bolt on a weld on kit.

The front cross member is a 3 piece design like we have always done. And it is setup so you can weld the outside edge to the frame for extra strength. Then add our 1/4 skids for a truely flat surface without having to worry about getting hung up on the cross member.

The rear you can weld if you prefer. Just clamp in place, weld down the front, back, we angled the top so you can get in there and weld. Weld around the center hole, and along the entire inside and plug weld all the bolt hole locations.

The rear bolts are a locking type.

Adam
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