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Rear Suspension Tweaking

The results are amazing!

i've had these parts to lower the rear brake lines for about 2 months now. i bought them from superlift. since no one makes longer brake lines right now, this was the route i went. it cost me $40 with shipping.

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Looking good. Lots of articulation. Was the brake line the only limiting factor in getting that much more drop?

What is that in the background? Oh its daylight.......go build us some bumpers, then you can play....LOL

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here is what i did.

i had to cut the gas tank to clear the suspension. but the arm still hits it. i'm going to build a different arm.

these are the brackets that relocate the rear brake lines.

here they are installed.

gas tank skid plate trimmed
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the brake lines will get ripped off.

the only limiting factors are-
*brake lines
*stock shocks
*gas tank skid plate- i still need to fix that with a different arm.

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Looking good. Lots of articulation. Was the brake line the only limiting factor in getting that much more drop?

What is that in the background? Oh its daylight.......go build us some bumpers, then you can play....LOL

i'm amazed at the amount of suspension travel there is in the rear end.

i drove around with the sway bar unhooked in the rear. it wasn't bad at all. its just a little more loose in the rear around corners. off road the ride is 100% better, more suspension travel, smoother ride!

the downsides, your springs may fall out if you go to far. i just have the 2" spacer lift. i'm going to eventually purchase the OME 2" lift. i also have 12" bilstien shocks out back. i never did find out how much further the back will drop. i need longer bump stops to keep the wheel from ripping off the rear fender flare.

thats about it.
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Damn, that has some great travel! Looking good!

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Awesome 4.7! Thanks for being the guinea pig with this. The results are amazing!
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Nice. I so cant wait till I get my OME lift now and get some BFG KM2's on. Hopefully that happens before our trip in September but im not sure if ill be able to do it in time. When are you going to start making the rock sliders that replace that molding on the side of the Commander.




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