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Old 12-24-2012, 12:12 AM
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Well after gathering some parts its time to start building, As of now I have my 33's new wheels and a set of tj Rubicon flairs. Im in it for 500$ at this point . Now its time to gather new suspension parts.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:24 PM
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Got my rc 4.5 full leaf kit. Was going to install this weekend but they forgot to send the flex joint wrench. I should at least get my fenders cut this weekend.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:07 PM
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Made some progress today got the coils in, it been a slow going install so far every bolt needed hit with the ol gas ax
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:10 PM
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Nice to see another chili pepper xj
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And is it normal for the axle to suck towards the back? This is making getting the new lower arms in a pain in the ***
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And is it normal for the axle to suck towards the back? This is making getting the new lower arms in a pain in the ***
You need to put a ratchet strap on the front and crank the axle forward as far as u need to go.
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I was kinda leaning that direction
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Originally Posted by hickatron View Post
I was kinda leaning that direction
That's the way to do it! Good luck. Lemme know if u have anymore questions.
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Used a ratchet strap and the front flew together. Backs a bit slow going all the bolts are stuck in the bushings. Hopefully I have it done tomorrow
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Looking good! Looks like it sits pretty nice for 4.5" what size wheels aand tires? Looks like they ggot a nice stance.
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33 12.50 15 on a 15x10 d-window
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33 12.50 15 on a 15x10 d-window
Ahh that's why. 1510s!
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Heading back to shop to make the final push. As far as the wheels go I might step it down to an 8, ill see how it rides first.
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Nice build. How does the 4.5 fit with the 33s? How much fender did you cut? What gearing?
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Made no progress today broke one upper rear shock bolt off, I'm going to have to drill and retap it out tomorrow. I also managed to pull some threads out of the right front spring hanger bolt that is welded on the frame, had to order a tap for that no one in town had one. I have not trimmed yet and as far as tire clearance goes I can't say yet till I get the back bolted together and get it sitting on the ground
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