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Old 10-30-2009, 09:37 PM   #1
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Default Low cog suspension setup, tips/tricks

http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f2/low-...ks-tips-32980/
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Old 10-30-2009, 10:16 PM   #2
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Good write up Sam
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Old 10-30-2009, 10:53 PM   #3
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Old 11-01-2009, 11:04 PM   #4
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Some perspective from a non-jeep. This is my deterimined ride height for now. I maybe able to get it a couple inches lower then it currently sits. But I also cut the fenders and removed the rockers to tuck up the sliders.

Before the Fenders:


After the fenders:




To keep my truck low, I had to get a different set of motor mounts and oil filter relocation kit.

These motor mounts come straight out from the block and mount over the frame rail. This allows enough room on the side of my engine for my 3links upper link.



I then made a new trans crossmember so that I can build a flat belly skid.

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Old 11-02-2009, 12:07 AM   #5
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bob and dovetail the bed and thats one badass ranger
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:19 AM   #6
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bob and dovetail the bed and thats one badass ranger
Theres no bed left, I sold it a while ago.
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:51 PM   #7
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Awesome thread... I hope to get 36" tires on my cherokee eventually... After some regearing and a rear axle swap.
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thanks so much for posting this. i'm still trying to learn and this helped me realize that i don't need 10 feet of lift. sure makes me feel better about my lil 2 1/2in rancho
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:00 PM   #9
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thanks so much for posting this. i'm still trying to learn and this helped me realize that i don't need 10 feet of lift. sure makes me feel better about my lil 2 1/2in rancho
yeaaaa alot of the xj guys on here, which is a lot, run low COG setups, there are quite a few of us running between 3-4 inches of lift and 33's or 35's
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Old 11-03-2009, 04:35 PM   #10
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nice write up, I cant wait to have enough money to change my lift out for a smaller long arm setup.
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Great read Sam , good job.
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:30 PM   #12
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updated, added a couple more sections

anyone have any questions pertaining to this topic?
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:34 PM   #13
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Did you make a plate fo yo prothanes????


maybe add that to your post.
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:36 PM   #14
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Awesome write up.....I might need this soon....Thinking about going XJ again
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Old 11-08-2009, 10:07 PM   #15
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I'm sure most everyone realized this, but I figured I would bump it for fun.

Almost all of the topics you discuss relate to low COG setups in general, but there are a couple places where you speak more about XJ specific setups. I just figured I would point it out in case you wanted to edit something in the post, or in the title itself.

And while I'm in here, I'll give you a question/discussion. In a few places you mention how a flatter control arm angle will give superior droop compared to a taller suspension. Just playing the devils advocate here, but you seem to talk about suspension droop much more than compression. I see where a flatter control arm angle would give superior droop, but I also see where a more angled control arm (taller lift height) would allow much more uptravel. I'm just trying to add information to the topic, so feel free to school me on this subject.

Very good write up

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