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Long arm build question

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Long arm build question

Postby Jeepguy91 » April 6th, 2011, 8:52 pm

I am building my own long arms for my 96 grand cherokee and have a couple of questions i hope you guys could answer for me. I have already got the lower arms built and put in. I am planning on using RE adjustable upper arms in them front. Does it matter how far back i mount them on the lower arm or is there a certain degree that the front arm should be at? Isn't the upper arms main purpose to keep the pinion angle set during articulation?

Also, would i be alright if i just ran the driver upper arm similar to what Iron Rock does with their kit? I have heard that the Claytons style radius arm design will cause some binding.

Any help would be great.

Thanks,
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Re: Long arm build question

Postby whatsup1287 » April 6th, 2011, 11:39 pm

If you plan on using the RE uppers for your upper arm, you won't have to many options on where you mount them.
I am only going to be running one upper arm on mine (pass).
If you run both you will end up with some binding while flexing.
If you do end up running only one upper, you might want to see if there is a way to run a little larger bolts in that control arm.
I was lucky enough to be able to drill mine from around 3/8" to 1/2" w/o an issue.
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