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Old 08-19-2010, 07:17 PM
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Finished installing the Rough Country 4.5" long arm kit a few weeks ago, but just finished my shackle re-location brackets. I used 3.5 x 3.5" square tubing (to closeout the factory shackle "box") and welded it in and also used some 3.0 x 3.0" to fab the shackle mounts. It worked out good and rides a lot better now!
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:28 PM
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i would maybe move the shackle one hole towards the front of the jeep to improve the angle.
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i would maybe move the shackle one hole towards the front of the jeep to improve the angle.
I tried that, but it didn't ride any better...
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jeep looks good though.

What are your future plans?
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Lets see more!

More roof rack shots, tire size... what all are ya hiding?!
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Originally Posted by JCKustoms View Post
I tried that, but it didn't ride any better...
It may not, but it should droop a good bit more, giving you more meats on the ground when one side it up in the air.
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Originally Posted by liftedjeepxj View Post
Lets see more!

More roof rack shots, tire size... what all are ya hiding?!
I am running 31x10.50's KM2's (came on the jeep when I bought it, as did the roof rack), but I am selling these to get some different ones. I'll get some more shots of it up on here soon!
I also did the HnT SYE with a shortened front XJ driveline. No vibes or...

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You got any more pics of your jeep, or tires. Im thinking putting same size km2 on my jeep soon, Are they loud on pavement? do 10.50 stick out on side any?
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Love the color!

Any chance you have pic of the front?
Like to see if 31x10.50 would be too skinny for a 4.5" lift.

Thx in advance
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You got any more pics of your jeep, or tires. Im thinking putting same size km2 on my jeep soon, Are they loud on pavement? do 10.50 stick out on side any?
I had 33x10.50 KM2's on my old 4Runner and they were great on and off road. Anyway, I don't think 31's would look funny on a 4.5" lift, although a 32" might looks more at home
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Love the color!

Any chance you have pic of the front?
Like to see if 31x10.50 would be too skinny for a 4.5" lift.

Thx in advance
I'll get you a pic tomorrow. They do stick out about 1.25" in the front with the 15x8 soft 8's and about .75" in the rear.
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I'll get you a pic tomorrow. They do stick out about 1.25" in the front with the 15x8 soft 8's and about .75" in the rear.
Thx !
I'm planning on Cragar soft 8 15x8 as well but not sure what width should i go with.
The more the merrier
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Thx !
I'm planning on Cragar soft 8 15x8 as well but not sure what width should i go with.
The more the merrier
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Thx JCKustoms!
Left pic is out of focused .
They look great with the original fender.

Nice rig!
Now i'm thinking about selling my Forest Green for a Silver
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Custom front bumper looks like you were able to your front bumper skin and end caps. I love the stock looks as I have a Detours coming in the mail soon which does about the same thing.
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