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Old 03-25-2014, 04:43 PM
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What is it that you don't like about that lift? Im looking to purchase a 3 inch lift soon and any pros/cons about the different brands etc. are helpful Thanks
I really cant complain. Leaf packs flex awesome, to the point I kind of need to cut and bump stop for the rear first as that is where Im rubbing right now at full stuff, I think the front springs are a little stiff. The ride was down rite jarring with both sway bars still attached when I got it but I have since removed them and its much better. I hear Zone is the way to go if you want a kit, good base easy to biuld up from. If I started from scratch I would probably bastard pack the rear and use a soft RE or RC spring up front. I think if you piece a lift together you will be happier for cheaper. Check out Dukies danger cart thread, he did a great job with a piece together lift.
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:28 PM
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Just finished my fender trim yesterday and I'm pretty happy with it. Also removed the front bumper for now. Other than that just wheeling it as much as possible.
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Got the doors off last night and rigged up a little mirror to keep the fuzz at bay.
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Love the middle picture with the Prius. Guess a Prius being great on gas & the XJ being bad on gas kinda equal out.

Jeep looks good, thinkin bout goin odorless this year or next summer. Lookin good.
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Jeep looks good, thinkin bout goin odorless this year or next summer. Lookin good.
I try to go odorless as often as i can lol
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:15 PM
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Thanks man, Yeah the Prius makes up for what the Jeep lacks in fuel mileage. But the XJ does more than make up for what the Prius lacks in fun
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cant wait to see it with new bumpers!!

thats a very nice clean XJ. what a nice platform to start from!!
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:42 PM
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Had a great day wheeling
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Old 08-25-2014, 09:09 PM
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Lil flex probably looked better from the other side

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Old 08-26-2014, 11:07 AM
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So I have this ford 9" you see and I had a plan to put it in my 74 Plymouth Duster. But the jeep has been trumping that project for the last 2 years or so. Its 61" flange to flange so its an inch wider. I have a friend that has a 4.10 front, and this is just laying around. Hmm
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What do we have here?
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Finally a front end recovery point. Plus it really ties the rails together.
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Strait or angle cut of the front bumper is the question? Thinking about cutting to the inside of the tape.
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Warshed it. That is all.
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