Spent some hours throughout the week and most of today burning in the shackle mounts, front mounts, leaf perches, cross bar, removing the stock bump stop mounts and modifying my exhaust.
Passenger side front mount
Back shackle mounts and cross bar
Leaf perch, driver's side
Cut off the stock bump stops
Painted up for rust prevention
Visualizing my 4" bump stops on the outside of the frame. Any tips before I build some mounts for these? I'm going to IMS tomorrow to buy some plate steel and a couple of 2.25" - 2.50" round discs for landing pads.
I plan on mounting my shocks on the inside of the frame.
Current droop status. Confirmed 17" of travel.
Hacked up my exhaust and pieced it back together. Ended up painting it black afterwards. I'm sure the paint will burn off but for the time being it won't rust. Looks like a broken dick.
Thanks to @bradbury I cycled the driver's side wheel up and let the passenger's side droop. Like he warned, with the bump stop mocked up on the outside of the frame, the tire touched.
(the tire is not touching in this pic but it touched when I cycled just the driver's side up)
So I'm re-approaching this. I've decided to put the bump stops on the inside of the frame and relocate the shocks on the outside of the frame. I'll be notching the frame to make sure that shock body doesn't rub or hit the frame.
The bumps will mount a little lower than what I have mocked up currently.
The far left line is just a reference point. The two right lines are where I'll be cutting.
I plan on attaching my bottom shock tabs to the front of my axle.
Any feedback or things I should be considering before I get to cutting?