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Old 02-02-2010, 07:38 AM
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Default 2001 XJ 2" Rusty's BB, Rubicon Moab Wheels

This past weekend I installed a Rusty's 2" Budget Boost Lift (Spacers & Shackles) and installed my Rubicon Moab 16" Wheels with Goodyear MTR 245/75/16 tires. Overall the lift was very simple, however one of the shackle bolts was seized inside of the bushing in the leaf spring. Getting that bolt out alone took longer than the whole lift. I also used Strut Spring Compressors when doing the front. This allowed me to avoid unbolting the Control Arms or Track Bar, and really sped up the process.

In addition to the lift I did an injector upgrade. I ordered rebuilt neon injectors from fuelinjectorconnection.com, and there seems to be a considerable power gain. There is a huge increase in throttle response. The verdict on improved MPG's is still out, but I'm hoping for a 2-3 MPG increase.

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Old 02-02-2010, 08:28 AM
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looks good...but your jeeps unhappy... Get it dirty
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:28 AM
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btw that is by far the cleanest cherokee ive seen
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:07 AM
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Thanks, I try to take good care of it.
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thats how they shouldve came from the factory lol
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:47 AM
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thats how they shouldve came from the factory lol

I agree
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Very nice rig. Love the moabs. I PM'd you about your stockers.
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looks just like my 01! very clean too... nice rims, always loved those.
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super clean...........I'm very jealous....
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I really like those 16" Moab's, I wish I would have went that route instead of the 17"s I put on.

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Old 12-11-2010, 09:31 AM
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thanks guys

I've been meaning to update this build page. I've added a lot of new stuff over the past six months and I've taken pics along the way. I recently finished a ZJ disc break conversion, I also switched the rear suspension to Old Man Emu heavy duty full leaf packs. That made a huge difference in ride quality, handling, and flexibility. I've also added a Yakima megawarrior rack, with a spare tire mount since my spare no longer fits in the stock location. I just ordered some Rampage H4 Headlights, and the upgraded wiring harness. Can't wait!
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I really like those 16" Moab's, I wish I would have went that route instead of the 17"s I put on.

those 17s look nice, off a JK if I'm not mistaken? What did you have to do to get the bolt pattern to work? Nice lookin rig!
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I just bought some 1.25" spacer/adapters off ebay to change the bolt pattern. It has a 3" RC lift and 245/65/17's were the biggest I could fit without rubbing. I think when these tires wear out I will get some 16" Moabs with 31's on it.
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Hey Burgy,

I have a 98 XJ - same color as yours. How does your XJ drive with the Rusty's installed? Any issues with tire rubbing or transfer case vibes?

Attached is my 98 up in the Yukon.

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Burgy by any chance are you from li,ny
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