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Introduction: Im a long time member of the Pirate board but had to reregister to post up over here. This is for a friend of mine James and his JK.

Jeep:


2008 JK Rubicon
Rubicon Express 5.5 Longarm kit
4.88 gears, stock lockers
37" BFG KM
Walker Evens Bead Locks
Shrockworks Stubby front bumper w/ Warn 9.1 Ti
Tons more but you get the idea

Project: He ordered the rockrails with the front bumper and Shrockworks told him that it wouldnt fit with the RE longarm kit. So He knew going into the deal that it would need to be modified. Hense the write up. Just incase someone else out there would like to run the rails with this or any longarm kit here is the fix.

Problem was the rear frame mount for the rails ends up just behind where the longarm attaches to the frame. And the rear longarm would hit the rear support.





Cutting the welds on 3 sides of the stock support, then using 2" square tubing with a 3/16 wall (same as Shrockworks) for the new support he
welded 3" down on the new support.





This was to retain the placement of the plate that would attach to the frame. Once it was all welded up he then removed the portion of the stock support for clearance.





He also capped both supports to keep mud and dirt out.

 

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Here it is installed.







And this is under full compression.





everything worked out perfect and the only downfall was having to lower the rear longarm to get the rails on.
As you can see only the stock bolts on the bottom are on in the pics. After these pics were taken we used a hi-lift to apply pressure and welded each plate up to the frame.
 

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You should send it to shrockworks and get a royalty fee for that. You came up with the idea not them. It's the same as having a single piece angled on both ends like when you build a deck and have truss supports. basically if you look at your concept, take out the extra material and have a 45 degree piece connecting it all. So a single piece of square tubing cut at 45 degrees on both ends and move the bracket connection like you did.

In any case, great job. You'd think the manufacturer would of done that knowing you had a LA.
 

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Well in all fairness im not going to throw Shrockworks under the bus. They made a product for as general as they could. Maybe in the future they will offer something similar but you have to remember how many Trucks are out there and how many differant lift kits, and theres no way to make a one size fits all. It was an easy mod and If Shrockworks wants the design, then maybe they could throw him a bone and ship him a Stubby rear bumper with a tirecarrier :grinpimp:
 

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You should send it to shrockworks and get a royalty fee for that. You came up with the idea not them. It's the same as having a single piece angled on both ends like when you build a deck and have truss supports. basically if you look at your concept, take out the extra material and have a 45 degree piece connecting it all. So a single piece of square tubing cut at 45 degrees on both ends and move the bracket connection like you did.

In any case, great job. You'd think the manufacturer would of done that knowing you had a LA.
The Rubi Express and actually any long arm kit was not available at the time we came out with the sliders. After they did it's as Brad said, you can't make it for every single application, we had to choose to stick with the design and maybe loose a few customers on that part. And making the tube at 45 would cause the end that welds to the main tube over hang on both top and bottom (or substantially on one or the other). The idea was tossed around when we heard of the conflict. Nice job Brad.

Nick
 
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