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Old 08-12-2011, 09:38 AM
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Hey guys,

Finally getting to work on my XJ. I just ordered up some stuff from Todd at Rough country. (who was awesome BTW, definitely give them a call if you have any questions) I have some soft 8's and Destinations MT's waiting to go on with my lift. So far i've installed a flowmaster 40 that turns down before the rear axle and spent some time getting familiar with everything under the hood. I'll be posting pics and updates as they progress.

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Old 08-12-2011, 09:43 AM
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lol
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If you need anything else from Rough Country, get ahold of GRIMUSXJ (Jason) here on the forum. He gets us XJ brothers HUGE discounts.
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I was going to mention Grimus as well as Jeffery. If you call RC and ask for extension #123 then Jeffery. I got 10% off my entire lift kit
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:05 PM
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Ahh no worries Todd was great! i'll take some before and after pictures before the install next weekend
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In the middle of my lift right now and having one hell of a time. The front is almost done but i can't get the lca's or track bar to line up. The worst part is i can't get any of the spring I bolts out. 2 of them started to come out but now wont move, i've tried an impact, torch and a ton of pb blaster but they wont move. Anyone have any recommendations?

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I finally got everything done. I can't believe how rusty some of the parts were, the lift took MUCH longer then expected and i actually couldn't finish it with the tools in my shop. A word of caution to anyone who's planning on lifting there xj, if you're from a region that uses road salt in the winter this lift took me 14+ hours and a suspension shop another 6. Absolutely nothing went right and almost every bolt broke or sheared off during the removal.

Enough complaining here are the pics

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Just one annoying example of how the rust effected last weeked. Both front endlinks actually did this.



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My reason for buying another Jeep, it was always blowing up but it was a blast to drive


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Old 09-18-2011, 06:27 PM
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On a side note my rear o2 sensor wires came out of the sensor so i bought a replacement. I tried taking the factory one out with a o2 sensor wrench but it was rusted in place and ended up getting rounded off. I don't mind the cel but will not having the rear o2 sensor hooked up affect anything? gas mileage? performance?

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Old 09-18-2011, 10:36 PM
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anyone?
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no it will not because all it does is verify the cat is doing its job its not relied on for setting the fuel trim and stuff...
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Nice to see another import driver move over to an XJ. I had one aswell except mine didn't keep blowing up just kept getting stolen lol.

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Haha yeah hondas can be fun but no matter where you own them they're gonna get stolen.
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Originally Posted by clapper
Haha yeah hondas can be fun but no matter where you own them they're gonna get stolen.
Exactly
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Ah a former Scooby owner!

I had AWD of another sort, More like a baby Evo.



Jeep looks great by the way.
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Originally Posted by bmxkid415 View Post
Ah a former Scooby owner!

I had AWD of another sort, More like a baby Evo.



Jeep looks great by the way.
Nice! a few guys at my shop have owned those, very fun cars!
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