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Old 03-24-2013, 09:30 PM
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Ok so this is gunna be slow but i figured id put everything ill be doin in the appropriate place instead of the intros haha.

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87 Renix 4.0 with the puegot 5spd trans, np231,d30,d35 with ORIGINAL TIRES!
128k on the clock, and the usual leaks.

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in the pic it has an unbranded 2" lift (spacers and shackles) but the shackles are greasable! lol

so a few days into owning it i decided i wanted the jeep to be different than all the others in my town so i tinted the rear windows %5 and am waiting to do the front till i get new weather stripping and also bought 10 or so cans of olive drab

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then yesterday i got the front lifted ( not sure the amount im guessing about 3 an a half or so using tbird coils i got the medium hardness off the v8. just had to drill out the tbird topp plate to 2.5 inches with the mag drill and it all fit right up and even used the stock retainer clips. cost 30 bucks time 3 hours

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Old 03-24-2013, 10:25 PM
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heres some more pics of the spring setup

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Old 03-25-2013, 06:56 PM
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any suggestions for shocks? i want somethin cheap for now.
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Nice build and JK shocks are good for 2-3"s of lift just need some modding but are cheap
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Yeah thats what I heard but I want shocks for a 6" lift because I also have 2in spacers that I want to put on as soon as I can
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Oh then i'm not sure, I have rusty's shocks and love them but I've heard that RC shocks at least their cheap ones that come with the lift kits are horribly rough
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You rattlecanned the whole jeep? That look pretty good.
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i havent checked out the rustys shocks at all, going to right now lol anyone that has long arms feel like measuring them for me? i wanna just fab them up myself to save some dough lol
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You rattlecanned the whole jeep? That look pretty good.
yeah all camo paint from autozone haha spent about 50 bucks
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yeah all camo paint from autozone haha spent about 50 bucks
Did you sand it at all first? I'm gonna try it.
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yeah wash it real good then sand it till all the scratches are gone and theres no gloss left. it has to be atleast sanded till its all "flat" then spray away
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quick small update, i cut the lower part of the bumper off and trimmed the fender flares a little, oh and added a few stickers
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and heres a pic of my welds this is using .045 flux core (mig) i weld hundreds of galvanized tubes together all day at work.
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Nice bead man.
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thanks man. do you weld at all? mig is easy i think everyone should try it atleast once
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this jeep is now up for trade for a four door, just found out im gunna be a dad!
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