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Old 02-16-2013, 09:53 PM
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Alright bought this jeep off my uncle pretty good shape for what I thought at least, engine runs fine only had a little over 2xx,xxx miles on it plus I really needed a ride. So my dad doesn't like the idea of any lifts so that's why I am only on a inch and a half lift right now I am ordering a three inch lift here soon because I am really tired of only a inch and a half .

When I first got it
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Next thing i went and got done is a bumper from a guy off this forum that lived in Huntington, WV but soon I am going to get one that I really like
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Next step was fixing the drivers side fender that had a big dent in it and replace the bumper.
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Next my budget lift came in I like it and all except for that fact that it's not big enough!

Putting it on was a lot of fun broke all four rear shock bolts
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Front is done
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And when I was putting on the rear shackles i found something that could of went bad very quickly.....one side is gone so putting this lift on actually saved me!
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And when we where putting the holes in the floor to replace the rear shock bolts we stumbled upon surprise
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I will be replacing all that in the summer same if any of the floors are rusted out along with the rocker panels

Anyway here are some flex pics
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And flex pics with my new tires General Grabbers AT'2
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No flex just a poser shot
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Now some muddin pics you can probably tell which ones my jeep is stock and which ones aren't stock.
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And most recent pic.
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Planning on getting more new stuff like new rims bigger lift and XJ Tailbone then I will be please with it and when summer rolls around fix all the rust and bed liner inside and underneath
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:54 PM
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And I do not know why some pics are so small but I'm to lazy to find that out.
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Nice jeep, pretty sure it's the same color as mine. For some reason I've never seen alot of those either on this forum or on the road. Not a popular color I guess!
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:38 PM
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Nice jeep, pretty sure it's the same color as mine. For some reason I've never seen alot of those either on this forum or on the road. Not a popular color I guess!
Hey thanks! And yeah I don't think its a popular color either! But I wish it was a little darker green.
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Your odd fender looks the same as my green lol, bike xj!! Sorry about your rust!
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Originally Posted by mattbillytayloexj View Post
Your odd fender looks the same as my green lol, bike xj!! Sorry about your rust!
Yeah that fender is the one that I had to replace haha new paint and yeah its gonna be fun to fix
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Yeah that fender is the one that I had to replace haha new paint and yeah its gonna be fun to fix
Figured hahaha
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:51 PM
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Forgot this too RC said that you don't need sway bar extensions but you do your sway bar will rub against you coil springs so i decided to get rid of mine for the time being and being used to it now I don't know if I will put it back on....but I probably will when I get a bigger lift
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:19 PM
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Three inch RC lift order with extended brake lines both front and rear and along with a adjustable track bar with new leaf spring bushings and a new set of rims so now it's just time before the brown man is at my door and i know no ones seems to like RC but I do.
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Update went mudding and kind of got stuck....

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And last week I put my lift on at work couldn't get it all in one day so the back is just done but I had to drive it home like this it was interesting....

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The next day I got it all on and got it home put the tcase drop on but still having a problem with it
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Little hill in my yard/ drive way
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Random pic but its always fun to drive out roads and find what looks like promising fishing holes
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Some random pics now no specific order...

Changing the water pump
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Water fall flex it was higher then it looks like
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Ohh and here is a pic of the hole after I got out of it
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And its good to have a XJ when the roads look like this
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Also I need bigger tires now....32s? Im sitting on 30s now.
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