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Old 11-22-2012, 11:17 PM
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Alright. I Got my 99 XJ about a year ago and have do a few little things to it between then and now. I'm going to cover them and continue to update on future mods and upgrades.
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This is about around the time I got it.

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Is correctly has a 2" rocky road coil space lift
which I am in the works of replacing with a Rubicon Express 3.5 lift, springs an all. The spacer lift just isn't cutting it or me. Especially after have th 4 " on my 89' XJ.
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One of the first things that I did was put my Surco roof rack from my old jeep on.

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As soon as i got home from work to find my new gutter mounts had arrived to my house I got right on the install.
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It's wasn't but a few days after getting my roof rack on I decided to make some light brackets.

I got every thing that I needed from lowes to make the brackets for about 9 bucks. Beats 80 for the surco light mounts.

Stick of flat bar of steal
U-bolts
And paint.
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Here are just some shot in the day after I installed my lights
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In believe that we can all say the we love coming home to new things at our door step.
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On this day my cousin an I decided to make a day of riding at our local Offroad park Chocolocco Mountian located in Jacksonville AL. This was the day that I realized just how much I miss having a true suspension lift and decided the spacer have to go.
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Alright now. Getting to the more recent mods.


So I come home from work a few weeks ago to find my new winch at the door.
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Then just a few days later my JCR rear bumper shows up. It's gonna take some time for me to get this one on because of the limited time I have off work. But it's gonna get done.

Now on to the front bumper.

Seeing that my main goal it is to shoot for the old AEV style XJ, I pretty much had only one choice for a front bumper. And the would be the ARB Bull Bar Bumper which I ordered through Rusty's Offroad Products. The guys at Rusty's were very helpful. So a few weeks after I ordered my front bumper I received a call from Rusty's saying my bumper had arrived, so later that week I was able to pick it up.
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I would say that the front bumper you have to be the biggest thing I have done yet.
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After all the work that I put into installing this bumper by myself and got the bumper finished I was taking some pictures when I noticed that the bumper was tilted back and was not straight at all. So I got to looking to see if I done any thing wrong and I noticed that it wasn't on my part at all. It was on ARBs part.



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Where the cross member on the front of the unibody is attached the two metals overlap.

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So to make up the gap from the two metals that overlap ARB welds a tab to make up for the bumper not fitting flush.

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After discovering this, I pull the bumper back off of my jeep to do a little work on the bumper. I cut of the taps welded on the brackets to level the bumper back out.

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So after removing the brackets and painting the brackets, I installed the bumper a second time to ding the bumper was a lot straighter than it was but if ya still tilted back some. So after looking around for a minute or two I discovered that the top corner of the left mounting bracket was hit the bolt for my power steering. So I proceed to remover the bumper again.


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After citing an painting this part of the bumper I installed the bumper for a third time. The bumper cleared the bolt perfectly.

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So one I had every thing tightened back and the bumper was secure I notice that the bumper fit perfectly and was straight like it should be.


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After I was done with that I had to come up with a way to mount the solenoid for my winch. ARB only has a bracket the it compatible with the Warn winches and the wires from the solenoid were just a a little short so I made a plate that could shift the solenoid over and attach to the warn bracket.



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Looks great. What lift are you considering?
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man that's a really good looking Jeep. I'm also wanting the Rubicon Express 3.5" lift. What kind of rims are those?
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man that's a really good looking Jeep. I'm also wanting the Rubicon Express 3.5" lift. What kind of rims are those?
Thanks bud. I appreciate it. And as far as the lift goes Rubicon Express is one of the better brands for the XJ beside the OME lifts but I just don't have the money to spend 1000$ on a 2' lift. As for the wheels they are Mickey Thompson find he's aluminum wheels. But I am replacing the with a set of the Rubicon Moabs off of a 2005 rubicon.
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[quote="Coastie05"]man that's a really good looking Jeep. I'm also wanting the Rubicon Express 3.5" lift. What kind of rims are

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