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Old 03-24-2010, 12:27 PM
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This is my first XJ, well first Jeep actually. I had honestly never really liked the cherokees until i was out at the wishbone ranch here in bowling green & saw how much of a beating they could take.
So I decided I wanted an XJ and 2 days later, my explorer was sold and a beat up 91 4x4 XJ was sitting in my driveway.

For some reason, it has 5 leaf springs in the back on one side & 4 leaf springs with a block on the other side. It's also missing some body pieces (corner light, fender flare, rear wiper, side mirror, etc.). Here are pics from the day I bought it about a month ago.





I am now making a new front bumper & rocker guards/nerf bars.
Front bumper is 1/4" angle iron & the nerf bars are 2" OD 1/4" thick steel tubes.
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:57 PM
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well i guess no one's interested lol. got the bumper welded up, painted, and put on today & one pair of lights wired. I'll put pics up later.

Theres a big 3 day weekend at wishbone ranch starting tomorrow, hopefully i can get my TSL's put on in the morning. otherwise i'll be stuck with the 31" bridgestone dueler apt's that are on it now.

And in case anyone is wondering, I have $20.50 in the front bumper & rocker bars. Gonna pull all the suspension out as soon as i get a little $$ (working cash jobs now, so income is slow) and throw some F150 coils, a bastard pack, & chevy truck drop shackles on.
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:36 PM
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nice rig dude! i love '91s.....got 2 of them right now i'm slowly building

but for my $.02 i would avoid the F150 coils....they are mad stiff....check out Rusty's for their 3"HD coils....they are only like $100 and with the higher spring rate they will probably net you a little more unless you have a heavy *** bumper and winch.....and i like the bastard pack idea....did an XJ/XJ bastard pack on my '96 and gave me about 2.5"....an S1o pack will get you up to 4" depending on how you stack them
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:40 PM
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rusty's actually has 4.5" springs on sale for $130 shipped. but i dont have the money for them.
I dont get why people complain about f150 stiffness. i ride a hardtail motorcycle & a sports car that has the stiffest coilovers available. my friend has f150 springs on his xj and i dont think the ride is very bad at all
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Old 03-26-2010, 01:18 PM
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i hear ya man.....i was just making sure you knew that they arent any RE super-ride springs lol....i like a stiff ride and if i got higher than 2-3" on my '91 trail rig i might do the F150 coils if i find some dirt cheap
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