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Old 03-06-2013, 08:29 PM
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It seems like whenever someone brings up 3" lift with 35s people either agree with it being possible and practical or they jump on you like wild dogs, i dont want to be like all the 4.5" with 33s, i think its over used, so im setting out to make it my own. I bought my 2000 xj 4.0 auto in October and until now it's been stock

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Pretty clean for a western New York vehicle, paid 2,600
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-4.88 gears
-bump stop
-home brew steel bumpers (I have some ideas)
-possible engine mods
-prolly break stuff

Cleaned up the axles and costed them with bed liner, diffs painted red

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Picked up a set of 35" monster mudder tires off Craigslist for $400 and mounted them on 15" RCX steelies aka wannabe cragars

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Front are 12.5" wide with studs )

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Back are 14" wide, I think it's going to look better with wider tires in the back because the backs tend to not stick out past the fender as far as the front and this way they will stick out evenly

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I'm planning on re gearing to 4.88s when I can afford it, until then I'm going to give it a try on stock gears and see if I can pull it off for a lil bit

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Anyways, I'm lifting it on Friday and maybe doing some fender trimming if I have the time

Should look something like this


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Old 03-06-2013, 08:43 PM
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That thing's going to look mean! Is this thing going to be strictly an off-road rig?
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Niceee, im planning on a similar build myself-lower center of gravity is more stable
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Originally Posted by EagleXJ View Post
That thing's going to look mean! Is this thing going to be strictly an off-road rig?
It's going to be my daily driver/weekend warrior
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Originally Posted by cliffdiver96 View Post
Niceee, im planning on a similar build myself-lower center of gravity is more stable
Exactly, less body roll on the road, more agility and less tipping off road
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Nice! My xj is on 3/33's. I'm curious to see how the whole 12.50/14 wide goes. Seems like a good idea.
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Most low cog builds I've seen go on long arms. What are your plans for the lift?
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Originally Posted by Jeepxj1234 View Post
Most low cog builds I've seen go on long arms. What are your plans for the lift?
I have a 3" RC lift kit, for now it's just a plain old lift but I'm eventually planning on getting longer travel shocks for more flex and shackles in the back.
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U have an idea if what u want go for it take pics and u should do fine
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I can't wait to see how this build turns out.!!
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Lookin good
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I run 3 inches and 35x12.50x17 BFG KM2s..
355s do suck..but leave your tranny in 3rd..youll still have some pep..obviously gas mileage is going to be non-existant.

I am bumping up to 4.5" in a couple weeks though..just because I bought the 4.5" stuff before I was fully committed to what size tires I wanted.
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Plasti dipped the boring gray colored RC coil springs

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Didn't do as nice as a job as I wanted because I was in a rush and one fell and I should have used 2 cans instead of just 1 but oh we'll ill just peel it off and try again next time.
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Originally Posted by jamorrowxj View Post
Plasti dipped the boring gray colored RC coil springs

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Didn't do as nice as a job as I wanted because I was in a rush and one fell and I should have used 2 cans instead of just 1 but oh we'll ill just peel it off and try again next time.
Nice! I'm a big plasti dip fan!
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I Cannot Wait to See this thing!
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