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Old 02-05-2010, 12:01 AM
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This is my 97 XJ we call him Barney. Got tire of breaking shafts in the 35 (even tried alloys) so I upgraded to Ford HP44 and 60 out of a 79 F250. Build is pretty much done but here are some before during and after shots. Running Rubicon Express short arms and Rough Country drop brackets up front with 6.5" Rock Krawler TJ coils and Rubicon Express 5.5" leaves with a 2" shackle rear. Track width is 80" and wheelbase is 104". Long arms are coming as soon as I get some free time to build them. Also going to replace the 35 MTZs with 37 Iroks and weld on some bead locks. And then..........
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:18 AM
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I'd like to see a front on shot..
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:23 AM
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Here are the only ones I have on my laptop right now. I'll try and get a few when I get home this weekend.
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Still got to redo the steering as well to OTK.
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That's a pretty nice jeep. Sits about the same as mine only I have 33s right now. You need some bushwackers. It would make your ride look so much cleaner I think.
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Nice build. Jeep looks really good. That's a clean trim job. I wouldn't put bushcrackers on there.
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:03 PM
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Never been a fan of fender flares, I tend to just tear them off.
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awesome truck.
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Awesome looking rig man. My question is what did u do with the ABS system when u changed axles? I have a 97 also and was wondering If you keep it or just trash it????
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nice jeep

im looking for actual measurements of control arm drop brackets. from bolt center to bolt center how far down and forward do they move? Any help would be appreciated
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sweet jeep, any parts left over from your axle swaps?
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Hey, did you cut and fold the rear? And just cut the front?
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Bypassed the ABS by pulling relays and works fine.
Not sure exactly how much they dropped it roughly 3" and forward about an inch.
And yes I cut and folded the rear for now. Plan on reversing the rear leaves which stretches the rear 6 inches and doing a comp cut and making new inner fender wells.
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hella sick xj
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Bypassed the ABS by pulling relays and works fine.
Not sure exactly how much they dropped it roughly 3" and forward about an inch.
And yes I cut and folded the rear for now. Plan on reversing the rear leaves which stretches the rear 6 inches and doing a comp cut and making new inner fender wells.
now that sounds badass! sweet jeep too!
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