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My lift kit install!!!!! Finally

Old 07-13-2010, 06:20 PM
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After 6 days of wrenching, cutting, torching, hammering its finally on. It's a Rough Country 3'' Lift with the full leaf packs. After driving it for a few days I must say I really like it! Anyway on with the pics.

Hooray For UPS!!!


In the shop:


On the jack stands:


Getting the front end apart:



Rear end apart:


John putting in the new leaf springs :


Ryan taking out the lower control arm on the pumpkin side so we could get the new spring in:


New spring and shock in:


This ***** took SEVEN hours to get out. It was totally seized in there. In the end a cutoff wheel was the answer:


Front all back together:


Drivers side leaf pack in:


It was a long frustrating road but well worth it. In the end the only casualties were a bunch of bolts that broke off, and two sway bar end links that I broke.

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After:


Questions and comments welcome. P.S. I know I need Bigger tires. Dont worry, they are coming soon.
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Old 07-13-2010, 06:28 PM
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Nice dude...congratulations bro!!!1
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Old 07-13-2010, 07:38 PM
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xjs lookin good man...now before long your gonna wanna go up to 4.5 its addicting
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nice dude looks good got to love the red xjs!
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What's your goal for tires? 31's? Looks good man.
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red seems to always look good on a lifted xj
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:26 PM
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What's your goal for tires? 31's? Looks good man.
Yes. 31" mud terrains
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looks good.im lookin for a good 3" lift.and hopefully some 31s but what brand of lift would u guys recomend?
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how does it ride? if stock is a 7 out of 10. then what would you say this is? 1 being the worst. im deciding between rough country and rustys
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yes red does look good lifted, i need tires too
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i vote 33s...
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The ride Is a 6 of ten now, just because of the bumpiness of the new springs. Once they settle I'm sure it will be a 7 or 8.
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Nice XJ.. Go for
32x11,5 Cooper STT
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