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Old 11-28-2011, 09:52 PM
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I guess it is time to start a build thread. Doing more than I originally planned

Here is what I started with:


Pile of unnecessary parts:


Stripped:






Picked Up a Yakima Rack w/hardware and stretch net for $100 tonight


Picking up the yakima fairing for $25 this week

Installed a new radio:


List of things to come:

Headliner
Fog lights w/relay harness
HID Headlights w/relay harness
3" Rough Country Lift w/full leaf packs
Black Rubicon Rims
Paint Lower Panel w/bedliner
Move Vac ball and horns
Bushwhacker Fender Flares
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Nice Rig!
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Looks good! Go bigger on lift. you wont regret it
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nice rig. i like the color too.
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Nice rig man great start
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:01 PM
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Thanks guys. Gatchmo, I would love to go bigger but this is my wife's dd. so 3" and 31s is practical, hence the "poser" nickname. She loves driving it.

As much fun as I am having playing with it. Might be buying a junker to build. Got the xj itch now.
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Just picked up 18" rubicon rims w/adapters and worn out tires for $250 woot!

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Did a google image search but just wanna verify, cause i am calling rough country tomorrow. This is a Chrysler 8.25 rear correct?

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Yes thats a 8.25
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Thanks Purple,

When I do the lift, I am gonna change the diff fluid and weld a flange nut on the cover with a plug. get rid of old leaky rubber stop.
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Nice find on the rims man!
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Ordered the rc lift, pics coming soon!

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Subscribed! Jeeps looks great and I'm looking forward to watching your build. Good luck! I've got a '98 Classic that I've had since 2000. Had 18,000 miles when I bought her and just turned over 105,000. I finally got around to lifting mine over the summer and have been working on it ever since - stripped the interior, replaced rusted floor sheet metal, and just a variety of things done to keep her in running shape. Its been a blast and I wouldn't trade my XJ for anything. Definitely one of the most reliable and versatile vehicles I've ever owned.
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Thanks A15

Ok, with the 3" lift coming, I have the springs, sway brackets, shocks, hardware. Do i need to get brake line extensions? Is there anything I am not thinking of I might need, when I go for the install? Anybody know any parts besides the upper bolts for the shocks that will be a I would much rather buy some extra parts and have them on hand, instead of scrambling the day of. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

I am gonna look at getting longer sway bar links, instead of using the brackets, and brake lines was the only other thing I could think of we might need. Besides the 2 cans of pb blaster I am going to go through the week before the install.
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Shock boots will prevent rust and squeaks. This is a ideal time to put em in. Can of Moovit. Torch. A friend to help get ur new springs in. And patience
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