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    Someday...I hope to experience similar. I guess it would be handy to have an engine hoist or a bunch of buddies to help move it around.


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    2013 JKU Sport "Spider" with some EVO goodies and a chop here and there

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    Got the bump stop pad on the left done. It's a simple 1x2 inch channel of steel and puts the pad identically where my existing one is on the other axle. It should work out great, I'll know for sure when I cycle the axle. Haven't figured out the passenger side yet.

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    The bumpstops are right next to the differential? That's what that last pic looks like

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteCrystal View Post
    The bumpstops are right next to the differential? That's what that last pic looks like

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    Yep. You can see them in the 1st post, 2nd picture, right on the frame/body rails. I bought JK stops just to be safe but I may not be using them. Which would be cool because it's one less thing to worry about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJCO View Post
    Yep. You can see them in the 1st post, 2nd picture, right on the frame/body rails. I bought JK stops just to be safe but I may not be using them. Which would be cool because it's one less thing to worry about.
    Interesting. Learn something new every day.

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    Axle is in. Everything bolted up perfectly except the front driveshaft.

    UPDATE SINCE INSTALL: Driveshaft was shortened 1.5 inches and fits perfectly.

    As you can see, the drag link and track bar are at much better angles now.

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    Brakes work great. ABS is working . Steering is tight but a little flighty around 45-50 (SINCE INSTALL: TURNED OUT CASTER WAS TOO LOW), I'll have to diagnose it as soon as I can. No real clearance issues but I will have to re-do something on the bump stops. When we cycled the axle, it appeared they would be perfect but back on the ground, they're not. They're hitting the upper control arm bolts. And I heard every hit on the test drive. Doesn't appear to be any bump steer, but I didn't have a lot of time to drive it tonight.

    Here's some of the details. This is how I assumed the bump stops would work by building a platform right behind the track bar bracket. When I was all done tonight, I did notice the axle needs to move to the left about half inch, so once I fix that, it may work good. (EDIT, THIS DIDN'T WORK. BUMP STOP PAD FELL OFF AS IT SITS ON EDGE OF AXLE INSTEAD OF CENTERED ON AXLE. WORKING ON A WELD ON SOLUTION FOR THIS).

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    As far as the track bar, I had to shorten it about 5 inches. And now it looks like I'll have to shorten it another half inch or so. Luckily it is adjustable. After doing the string test, it appeared the best option for me at 4 inches of lift was to use the second hole down from the top on the track bar bracket (Clayton gives you 4) to keep the bar parallel with the drag link. I had to weld 12mm washers onto that hole because they are originally drilled out to big. I wanted to retain my factory sleeve and bolt size which is 12mm.

    Track bar cut.

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    Track bar sleeved.

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    12mm washers welded on front and back. UPDATE: I used the 2nd hole down after a driving it a couple hundred miles which meant welding more washers.

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    Just got a chance to drive it. ABS works! I made some edits throughout the thread above. Tried some panic stops and it works. . So for a WJ owner wanting to make a JK 44 swap, simply splicing the wires together works. ABS MIL is not illuminated and ABS works during a panic stop.

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    Very nice.


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    Here's a picture of the bump stops. As you can see, the right one is digging into the upper control arm bolt. I'm hoping by shifting the axle to the right, it will fix this. I may cut the bolt ends off too.

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    Great write up.....very thorough and looks awesome!


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