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Old 10-24-2010, 05:24 PM
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Well wife finally got a new 2010 Patriot and the 99 XJ sport is all mine. The XJ started out bone stock, 4.0L, 4x4, auto. 1st pic shows the white xj in its stock form with the pontoon boat strapped to the top. You can also see the wifes new Patriot with her pontoon boat on top. The second pic is the XJ after this week's transformation. 2" spacers in front and 2" shackle in rear. 31-10.50-15 on stock steel wheels for winter then 32-11.50-16 on Eagle alloy wheels from my former dodge ram. Spacers will be needed for bolt pattern change.

Future build is ZJ v8 coils for 2 more inches in front and bastard pack in rear for 3 more inches. Trailer hitch is next. Will try to get lift finished before thanksgiving. Also need shocks, TC drop 1", track bar, LCA'S. Being disabled at age 39 is difficult with very little money coming in but the jeep is coming along as planned and wife is fine with it so far. (so far).

Once all of my disability law suits are complete hopefully I could complete my build the way I would like it so I could still use it as my DD. Not being able to do a lot of manual labor or any heavy lifting I have to rely on my friends to help me out. So far they have been great. You cant say anything bad about great friends. They are there when they are needed without any question. They never asked for anything in return. I am blessed with a great family and friends who have changed their lives just to accommodate my needs. What more can I guy ask for.

Sorry about the rambling on and thanks for looking at my project. Pics will be posted as I progress with my build.
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Some pics of my rc crawler for s#its and giggles.
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Any updates on your lift? I am doing zj coils and spacers up front and was wondering what it will look like.
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Finally got my 99 xj completed today. 5" in front and 5.5" in rear. Atleast that is what it measured from the stock setup before we started. I do have new wheels and tires for it but I wont install them until I get it lined up. I would like to thank my friends for doing the work for me being that I cant do any manual labor any more due to my heart attack. We installed new quick disconnects new lower adjustable control arms and new shocks. The coils are 4.5" with extra isolator and the bastard pack from s-10. We used the xj main, s-10 main, s-10 #2 and xj #3 and #4 leafs with 2.5" shackle. Lowered the transfer case 1" and no vibes. It rides great. Better than I thought it would. My next step is to save up enough for long arms and sye. Tell me what ya think about the setup. Would this work well for DD and light offroad? I have 32" tsl radials with 4" back spacing to also go on once alignment is complete.
Also need new adjustable control arm. Any suggestions?
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Looks good man!
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Got these wheels ready with a set of Super Swamper TSL Radials 32-10.5-15's. Wheels are 3.75" offset. I will post pics once it is lined up and installed.
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Alignment is done and wheels and tires are on. Super Swamper TSL radials 32-10.5-15. Wheels are 15x8 3.75" offset. Last pic is of my XJ and my wifes new Patriot limited.
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Looks Great! Do you have only adjustable lca's or do you have adjustable uca's too?
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Man this looks fantastic! nice clean build
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That turned out great. Nice looking clod too.
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looks great man. if you dont mind me asking, what lift and how much did it cost?
and, those rims painted black would look so good imo.
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Looks Great! Do you have only adjustable lca's or do you have adjustable uca's too?
Adjustable LCA's not uppers yet.
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looks great man. if you dont mind me asking, what lift and how much did it cost?
and, those rims painted black would look so good imo.

I dont have much in it at all. Shopped for everything on CF Ebay and CL. I bet I dont have 250.00 in the whole lift. I got the tires on CL as well already mounted on those wheels. It took me about 6 months to gather it all together.

Thanks for the nice comments guys!
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