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Old 05-12-2010, 04:07 PM
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Hey all my name is Nate im from Eastern Pa. My build is a 98 xj red.

I started off with a 97 2 dr 5 spd



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Now I have the 98, put a 4 inch R.E. superlift kit on it.







It is my daily driver and commuter for 4 hours to pittsburgh yet I wanted to go bigger so I decided to buy the Rough Country long arm and some Pro comp a/t 33's which brings me to where I am today.

I don't have any good pics yet didnt take her out.





The build to come shortly and more pics
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hey man, looking good. where in PA do you live
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Thanks man, I live close to reading, pa if you know where that is.
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oh reading? im in green lane/harleysville!
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The build

Well here it goes I didn't take too many pictures just wanted to get it done.

I didn't have jackstands so I used the trailor park equivalent

We started off with the rear pretty much everything came out nicely since the lift wasnt too old. We only had problems with the front bolt on the rear leaf being stripped so we just welded a new bolt in there with a washer.







New full leafs and U-bolts cake walk done...



Lots of parts blaster and never seize went into this install, and also with the help of friends and a breaker bar.

The rear is simple enough we all know how its done here not rocket surgery..... no fabrication or anything interesting... now on to the front end.


Safe? I think so




We tore out the old control arms and such pretty fast with no problems then we had to do some of the prep for the new parts.



With a cheap skill saw and 2 blades I get the stock brackets off, not too shabby of a cut for a rookie... Thats not me in the background thats my help.



The new shocks springs and brake lines installed all pretty easily....

The flex joints for the control arms threaded on pretty roughly lots of never seize once again used. had to put them in a vice and screw them on with a bar through the eyelit.

Another problem is I ram rodded when I was taking the transmission crossmember off and I snapped the heads off of 3 out of 4 transmission mount bolts

Like I said didnt run into any rust issues or anything out of the ordinary. Any questions about anything ask me or any picture request thanks all for reading my build so far much more to come.
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oh reading? im in green lane/harleysville!
Cool man it would be nice to find people in this area to go wheeling with. I want to get a rausche creek trip together
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yea me 2 but im 16 so money is really tight and my xj aint lifted yet lol but sure when it is!
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yea me 2 but im 16 so money is really tight and my xj aint lifted yet lol but sure when it is!
It doesnt matter we can run the easier trails its just for a fun outing get together with other people in the area with jeeps.

No planned date yet trying to spike some interest
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yup sounds good! u goin to the jeep show in sep. 18th? im always there
http://www.jeffdanielsjeeps.com/even...ails.php?id=39
that place is awesome
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I never went to it but it sounds cool where is it at?

I usually go to the bloomsburg 4x4 festival lots of nice jeeps there
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Sweet lookin jeep! I'm from Hollidaysburg, right next to Altoona. So, whenever you get the RC trip goin let me know.


Edit: Oh and uhh You need some flex pics.....Just sayin
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that jeep show is in harleysville on indian creek road (off of sumneytown pike or 63)
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nice job man.
I was thinking about using blocks like you did, then I just decided to get the HF 12 tons. haha
I love them.
Anyway I give you mad props for doing this in the driveway and not in a garage.!

I hope I am finished with mine someday soon.

but yours is looking great!

thanks for telling me about your thread to.
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Originally Posted by offroadnut36 View Post
Sweet lookin jeep! I'm from Hollidaysburg, right next to Altoona. So, whenever you get the RC trip goin let me know.


Edit: Oh and uhh You need some flex pics.....Just sayin

Aloona isnt too far away from my place near pittsburgh. I have about 11 rigs that said they would go so I will start planning soon.

Hopefully have alot of flex pics for ya this weekend cant wait
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nice job man.
I was thinking about using blocks like you did, then I just decided to get the HF 12 tons. haha
I love them.
Anyway I give you mad props for doing this in the driveway and not in a garage.!

I hope I am finished with mine someday soon.

but yours is looking great!

thanks for telling me about your thread to.


Ha the 12 tons would of been nice but we had to finish it that weekend so no time to save it rained for a good part of the weekend made a ghetto tarp village in the driveway.

Where ya located at doesnt look like you have too much more to go yet I love your rig I will hopefully have my lockerrs and front bumped on before the summer is over
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