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Old 07-31-2016, 11:49 PM
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Bought a 2001 XJ limited while I was stationed in japan about 2 years ago. It sat in storage for about a year until I got to my next duty station in NorCAl. I drove it cross country from Massatwo****s and had no problems. Before I left I changed all fluids checked the belt , changed my first front axle U-joint thanks to a youtube video which is where i get most of my info (and this site) because I'm pretty new to car maintenance but pretty good at breaking sh**.
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Old 07-31-2016, 11:55 PM
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Got some expensive pieces of plastic for a birthday present. Also took off some trim. Never mentioned what lift and tires I'm running so
6" Skyjacker sport suspension lift kit. No its not a long arm I want to save up some and buy another DD before I go long arm.
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:07 AM
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Also I got the 5 tires off craigslist for 500 so I couldnt pass up the deal
Bridgestone Dueler A/T 295/75/R16
The rims are Pro Comp Wheel Series 152 Streetlocks
tires are a little slim but I love the way they look on the wheels
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:17 AM
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Upgraded the wiring harness and put in Rampage Headlights.
Tremendous improvement in headlight efficiency. highly recommended
Also have the ZJ tie rod just sitting in the backseat waiting for some love.
Waiting for a long weekend just in case i run into problems I dont want to have to ask for a ride to work.
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:23 AM
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Bed lined the sides of it and the wheel wells.
Want to do a cut and fold on the real quarter panels cuz I found some really bad rot on one side when I took the Rear bumper caps off.
Any ideas are welcome. I've never welded but I work in a sheet metal shop so
I was thinking about cutting all the rot out and fabricating a piece to seal up the area and maybe rivet it on or learn how to weld
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:42 AM
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Having some issues with when I turn right I hear a click.
Looked under and found out my Tie rod end rubs on the bottom of my sway bar quick disconnect. Any advice besides me removing the front sway bar ? Will upload a pic soon
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First one is me turning right. Second is straight
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Currently waiting on my front and rear bumper combo from nates 4x4
Cant wait to throw the damn things on.
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It looks to me like you need to loosen the drag link sleeve and try twisting the joints at the pitman arm and the knuckle to be perpendicular. From the pic, it looks like the stabilizer it twisted forward, so by doing this, I'd think it would force it away from the bracket. / / / / Hope that makes sense.
If they are still rocking around at the knuckles, try installing the CURE from RuffStuff. I just did this and it makes a HUGE difference in steering. check them out and search it for your self, but I'm totally convinced this thing is legit...



PS: I really like that look.
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Old 08-01-2016, 08:28 PM
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Thanks man it makes sense I'll be sure to mess around with it this weekend . And would ya look at that they are pretty damn similiar haha i really like the flag on there.
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Just a thought, you may also consider a dropped pitman arm on your steering box, and also a drop bracket for your track bar.
The angles in your pic seem pretty steep.


Other than that, it looks awesome.
Looking forward to some wheeling pics.

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Old 08-02-2016, 07:27 PM
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There is a drop pitman arm on it and i have an adjustable track bar i need to center the axle this weekend . Also im going to try to throw the new zj tie rod on it
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Old 08-03-2016, 01:37 AM
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I will most likely look at getting a drop bracket for the track bar sometime soon
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Old 08-03-2016, 11:48 PM
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Actually an adjustable track bar shouldnt need a drop bracket should it?
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