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Old 04-07-2010, 10:31 PM
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So I have been lurking for quite some time and got an XJ a few months ago. I'm a long time Toyota man. I had enough of the IFS bull **** and am on to bigger and better things.

So this is my XJ when I bought it...

2001 XJ Sport

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LP D30, 8.25

Hacked together Rough Country 4.5-6.5 kit/Short Arm Drop (Not sure what it was to begin with)

17 in. Soft 8's and BFG Mud's... Not sure why the previous owner went to 17's...???

Tons of crap bushings and hacked together **** on this thing.

Rear shackles had hardly any bushing left in them.

Surprised is survived my 3-1/2 hour ride home from where I bought it.

Good things were it had a Advanced Adapters SYE (Along with a DIY Washer Transfer Case drop???) and XJ front drive shaft in the rear.





So now it's new and improved, I've done all of these mods in the last month or so, a bit at a time.

-15 in. Black Rock D Windows
-33x12.5-15 Goodyear MTR's Kevlar
-Iron Rock 3-Link Long arm Upgrade
-Iron Rock Premium Sliders
-Iron Rock OTK Steering
-Iron Rock Double Shear Track Bar
-Iron Rock 5.5 Leafs
-Iron Rock 6.5 Front Springs
-Tera Flex (HD greaseable) 1.5 Shackles
-Bilstein's Front and Rear
-New Calipers (Stock)
-Steel Braided Brake Lines Front and Rear
-Aussie Locker (Rear)
-Used Tomken Rear Bumper w/Tire Carrier
-Used Tomken Engine/Trans Skid, Gas Tank Skid
-Skid Row Transfer Case Skid
-Riddler Front and Rear Diff Covers
-4.56 Gears
-Sway Bar Drop Brackets
-Rusty's Front Fender Flares













So after all this I still have a few small things to do...
Alignment
Buy and swap the LP D30 for a HP D30
Get the gears installed
Rear Fender Trim and Flares

It's come a long way and I'm sure will get a lot more done...

Also I'll have a **** load of used parts to sell so keep an eye out in the for sale section!
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:30 PM
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Looks great man! I'm diggin your IRO long arm set up too!
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My buddy is running the Critical Path 6.5" lift from IRO with the OTK and Bilstein 5150s. It rides great. How do you like yours? He rubs his Dick Cepeks when he plays though so be careful.

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Very nice car

good work
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My buddy is running the Critical Path 6.5" lift from IRO with the OTK and Bilstein 5150s. It rides great. How do you like yours? He rubs his Dick Cepeks when he plays though so be careful.

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So far it's great, my tires don't even come close to any rubbing.

The bilstein's are amazing. Had Skyjacker junk before, what a difference.

Rides like a Cadillac!
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sick jeep
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Loving the jeep. That iro long arm upgrade, how you like it. Prolly fixing to do this myself.
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that thing is bad...i want to do the iron rock long arm upgrade...just sick.
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thats just sexy
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My reaction when i scrolled to the second set of pics:

"DAMN!"

Badass xj man. Built right. How do you like that IRO otk? Ive been throwin the idea around of goin otk myself.
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My reaction when i scrolled to the second set of pics:

"DAMN!"

Badass xj man. Built right. How do you like that IRO otk? Ive been throwin the idea around of goin otk myself.
Thanks!

I love it, no more loose steering and even though the heim's will eventually go bad they are much easier to replace than tie rods.

The thickness of the IRO tie rod and drag link is enough to want to change, you pick it up and think it will weigh the XJ down it's so beefy.

So far A+++ in my book. No complaints.
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Also I didn't go he 5/8th's route, just did the stock (No Drilling) setup.

Either way I think you will like it.

In hind sight I should have gone 5/8th's.
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