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    Rotten unibody= Longarms

    I'm sure some of you have seen my rotten unibody thread from a few weeks ago. So no need to repost those pics. I went ahead and patched/rebuilt the unibody. Well I went ahead and decided to go longarms because it was planned in the future anyway, this gave me a good excuse

    Here is a pic of the final reason I done longarms, after starting to patch this is what I found behind the upper mount!!!


    First are the parts from TMR. Awesome customer service and helped me with all my questions, shipping was super fast. Will deal with him again for sure!!!


    Quick pic after the patch job


    Working on the chassis mounts


    Axle upper mounts cut off, would have like to upgrade now but all funds went to the arms...


    The making of the truss


    Quick mock up to get measurements for upper link tabs


    With carefull measureing and centering, I was able to do the rest of the mock up for the upper links


    The making of the lowers

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    Lower JJ end


    Uppers and Lowers tacked up


    Final mock up of the uppers


    Channels for unibody...


    Channel tacked on


    Extra bracing on my chassis mounts


    Tabs for extra bracing and skids on the lower axle end


    Brace all painted, starting brake lines


    Arms painted and assembled


    Test fit...

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    Time for some longer springs and shocks


    View from underneath


    Tabs for brake lines


    Brake lines routed


    Had to get creative with the exhaust


    Had to go with flex, wanna make sure everthing will clear good before I go ahead and go with solid pipe


    Final assembly


    Everthing worked out awesome so far, done a bit of testing and flexing, and a few runs to make sure everthing worked properly.
    I also done a complete ABS delete while I was in there, went pretty easy, and upgraded front lines as well.

    Jeep is back on the road now because it is needed, and I am starting to put together my parts etc for the fronts, which will be a bit easier and I can do 90% of it out of the vehicle.
    Can notice the better ride already can't wait till the fronts are done, then all I have to do is decide on a spring and shock setup for a few added inches

    I have more pics and can answer any questions you have!!!

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    I like the rap-a-round skids on the lower links. Thanks for the pics, and info.
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    Looks great. Give more details on the ride. What is TMR?
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    nice work, great thread!!
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    Thanks guys.
    The rear is only done at the moment, the front will be done within the next month, but there was a noticble GOOD difference in ride with just the rears. A little rough but my shocks are too short so there is no sag. I tried some longer shocks the other day and HUGE difference but there toast, new ones are on the list of things to do. I was also a little currious about roll but it is same as the stock short arms and I'm not running a rear sway bar.

    TMR is TMR Customs in Newmarket. Tim is a AWESOME guy to deal with and the parts were perfect. www.tmrcustoms.com

    I will update when I start the fronts as well

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    keep us posted

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    looks really nice so far!
    what size square steel did you use for the truss?

    keep the pics coming!

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    Front Long Arms

    Well after a while I finally managed to scrape up some time and finish my Long Arm set up on my ZJ. Here are the pics of the front set up.
    I'll let the pics tell most of the story..

    As before, starts with some steel and a pack of goodies from TMR!!!


    Cutting the mount ends for the cross member




    Making of the plates that bolt to the center section just like Claytons design




    Starting the center section






    Installed



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    nice!
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    Notching of one of the arms


    Bushing end


    Front radius arm before final mock up and cut


    Previous ride height


    Out with the old


    Some new shocks from Rockspyder


    Mock up




    Cycling the suspension

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    Full Drop


    New ride height




    I still have a few details to work out and go on its maiden voyage. I will get some more pics when she's outa the garage

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    Poser flex pics

    Went wheeling today, first time with the new suspension, worked great.
    Here are some poser shots of it










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