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Old 01-05-2017, 08:08 PM   #31
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Fitz is correct. Our originally designed 3 link has been discontinued...no real reason other than the fact that the stage 1 and the Alpha should cover everyones needs/wants.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:50 AM   #32
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just waiting for march bonus check!
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:58 AM   #33
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just waiting for march bonus check!
Bump for pics.

Cant wait for mine to show up.

Any update when these should start shipping?
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Old 01-11-2017, 12:23 PM   #34
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Bump for pics.

Cant wait for mine to show up.

Any update when these should start shipping?
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Old 01-17-2017, 01:57 PM   #35
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Last week to preorder, price will go up to full retail price after this week.

With that being said..you guys should keep an eye on our FB page, Instagram, and this thread if you are looking for pictures soon

We normally update FB and IG before anything.

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Any idea when these will start shipping out? I know the original estimation was end of Dec/early January.
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Old 01-17-2017, 06:57 PM   #37
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Looking like late January to be honest. The holidays backed us up on normal orders for steering, etc and took our attention off these. With that being said we are going to get them out as fast as possible
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Looking like late January to be honest. The holidays backed us up on normal orders for steering, etc and took our attention off these. With that being said we are going to get them out as fast as possible
No problem, hopefully my question didnt come across as pushy. Ive already ordered/received your steering so I know you guys do quality work. Was just out of curiosity and trying to figure out how much longer my jeep was going to be sitting in the garage.

I appreciate the response.
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i'm pretty interested but for someone who's looking to upgrade his short arms to a long arm setup with moderate wheeling in mind and mostly DD use, is the stage 1 a perfectly fine setup to run? i know, i know, i should buy the best and be done with it, but i'm interested in knowing. 140 bucks difference + 30$ shipping difference, converted to canadian $ that's over 200 bucks so I need to keep that in mind. and if i can upgrade to currie joints later on is the only difference the cross member part? and also it will fit a np242 right?

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i'm pretty interested but for someone who's looking to upgrade his short arms to a long arm setup with moderate wheeling in mind and mostly DD use, is the stage 1 a perfectly fine setup to run? i know, i know, i should buy the best and be done with it, but i'm interested in knowing. 140 bucks difference + 30$ shipping difference, converted to canadian $ that's over 200 bucks so I need to keep that in mind. and if i can upgrade to currie joints later on is the only difference the cross member part? and also it will fit a np242 right?

The currie joints would be better suited to DD use over heims IMO, they are a rubber based joint so it absorbs some of the vibration. Otherwise there is no reason the stage 1 kit wouldn't suit you. Unless of course you plan on dropping your trans crossmember on a semi-regular basis, thats where the alpha kit also shines.

I think either way you'd be happy.
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i'm pretty interested but for someone who's looking to upgrade his short arms to a long arm setup with moderate wheeling in mind and mostly DD use, is the stage 1 a perfectly fine setup to run? i know, i know, i should buy the best and be done with it, but i'm interested in knowing. 140 bucks difference + 30$ shipping difference, converted to canadian $ that's over 200 bucks so I need to keep that in mind. and if i can upgrade to currie joints later on is the only difference the cross member part? and also it will fit a np242 right?
The arms on the alpha kit are also bent for more clearance, and if you ever have to remove the transmission or transfercase you'll appreciate the drop away center section. Personally I decided for the alpha kit because I knew I would want a better kit later on if I went with the stage one. So instead of spending more buying something different later on I went all in. I daily drive mine and wheel it. Also changing from short arms to long arms.
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thanks for the info guys, if curries are better for a DD i might aswell go with the alpha.

does it require any drilling / welding? the lca brackets must be cut right? anything else?
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thanks for the info guys, if curries are better for a DD i might aswell go with the alpha.

does it require any drilling / welding? the lca brackets must be cut right? anything else?
Drill and tap, I don't remember exactly which size drill bits and tap, but it's in the directions for one of the long arm kits he sells. I think cutting the brackets is optional at certain heights, but obviously a cleaner look, and more clearance. I've heard the best way is to use a spot weld bit and an air chisel to get them off. I believe that's it. You can cut the passenger side mount on the axle off if you want since you don't need it.


Edit: 1/2-13 tap, 25/32" drill bit and 17/32" drill bit. Should be all you need I believe.

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many thanks, i'll think about it overnight but this would be sweet
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I'm definitely interested in the Alpha kit. Just really want to see the final product over the cad drawing before I click the order button.
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