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Old 10-29-2012, 10:36 PM
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building a jeep on a budget. Just got a 2001 xj, and any and all comments/suggestions are appreciated. looking to end up with an expedition style rig. getting it lifted and wrangler duratracs on it come the 6th of Nov.

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Old 10-29-2012, 10:48 PM
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Carefull with a 2001 their heads are prone to cracking. Atleast I think it was that. Could have been something else but there is something with that year.

Hope the lift goes on good and this jeep sees some love. Many pictures help.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:19 PM
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Installing 3" lift on november 6th and tweaking the whole 4x4 system a little when i do. also, can i leave the back sway bar disconnected or just take it out entirely? or will that effect my ride quality?
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Took my rear sway out. Barely notice a difference really. I think a lot of others feel the same. The front is the one you really need.
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Took my rear sway out. Barely notice a difference really. I think a lot of others feel the same. The front is the one you really need.
Yea with leaf springs the rear sway bar doesnt do much but the front just get quick disconnects
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I plan on it!! And thanks so my for all of the comments guys. Really appreciate it all.

Also, I'm having some issues with the 4x4. When I'm going slow in 4hi, it pulls fine, if just a little jerky when I'm at full lock. But when I speed up on the road it pops out of 4hi and into neutral.

Any thoughts?
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:24 PM
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Jeep is finally LIFTED!!! got the 3incher installed today, and will be getting the tires mounted and put on tomorrow, so pumped to take it out for the first time.

will post pictures after tires are on...

A question, if i have some vibration under the driver seat between 30-40mph, what would cause that? i know the driveshaft is at a new angle, but would that really affect the transfer case on only a 3 inch lift? could it be a bad u-joint?
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Originally Posted by jng View Post
Jeep is finally LIFTED!!! got the 3incher installed today, and will be getting the tires mounted and put on tomorrow, so pumped to take it out for the first time.

will post pictures after tires are on...

A question, if i have some vibration under the driver seat between 30-40mph, what would cause that? i know the driveshaft is at a new angle, but would that really affect the transfer case on only a 3 inch lift? could it be a bad u-joint?
I had the same vibe after my 3" lift between 30-40 when I let off the gas. I think it went away. Curious to hear what causes that.
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Also, I'm having some issues with the 4x4. When I'm going slow in 4hi, it pulls fine, if just a little jerky when I'm at full lock. But when I speed up on the road it pops out of 4hi and into neutral.

Any thoughts?
Unless you have a full time 4WD transfer case, you can't/shouldn't run 4WD on pavement, only gravel/dirt/snow.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:18 AM
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My "new" xj, finally got my lift and tires put on! And my old tj, I miss her sometimes haha.
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Looks good, now pull the flares and trim off of that thing already.
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Got her a little dirty the other day!!
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