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Old 06-12-2011, 09:07 PM
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Well like a lot of other guys on here I already started building but didnt start a build page until now. Got the Jeep back in October and had a buddy of mine who had a RC 4.5" AAL system that he wanted to get rid of. Litteraly didn't want a dime for it except for me to just take it off of his hands, so of course I couldn't pass that up!!

Now I wouldn't have gone the AAL route if I were actually paying money. I knew it was going to ride really rough, but nothing I havn't experienced with previous trucks of mine. SO heres how it sits right after I put the lift on and with some Wrangler wheels on her.........and then I went the soft 8 route too....

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Old 06-12-2011, 09:18 PM
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Then I found a TB spacer that I bought for my '04 WJ but never installed so that went on.
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:28 PM
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I'm also glad that I bought one with the C8.25 in the rear!
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:36 PM
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I started to notice some clunking and popping up front so I did some investigating and saw that the bushings on the shocks were pretty much gone. So a call to RC was in order, since the bushings were shot I figured I should go ahead and upgrade from the POS hydros to their nitro shocks. Also ordered two sets of BPE's to fix the clunking and swapped the stock steering stablizer for the big bore unit they offer as well as a set of quick disco's!!
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:46 PM
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Old junk hydro's....gone.
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:54 PM
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Took a camping trip up to Mt. Pisgah in NC last week, couple of quick pictures off the phone
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man that is a super clean xj man nice cant wate to see what u do with it
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Thanks! I get a lot of compliments around town about how clean it is. Just had to replace the radiator about 2 weeks ago, stock one finally bit the dust. Figured i should upgrade while i had the the excuse to so I called Iron Rock Offroad and ordered one of their all aluminum radiators and I couldn't be happier, super fast shipping and great customer service plus it keeps the temp down below 200 degrees 95% of the time!!

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-IRO 6.5" CP LA kit or RC 6.5" LA kit (havn't decided yet) with Bilstein 5150 upgrade
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-Hi-lift jack for sure
-Logans pre-runner winch bumper with some Lightforce 170's (love those lights)
-Logans rear bumper
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-New tires (havn't decided yet) going from 32's to 33/10.50's
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Just going through my computer to see what pictures I have lying around....
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:23 AM
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A few more....
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Smooth XJ!!
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:29 AM
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Some pictures of the last two vehicles ive owned....
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And this is what became of my '04 WJ, damn I miss her
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:36 AM
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State Trooper said IF I would have been wearing my seatbelt that I wouldn't be here right now, crazy thought.
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WOW, I'd say you were VERY lucky. OK so what happened exactly?
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