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RSAJEEP 08-20-2012 12:48 PM

Rey's XJ Build
 
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Hi All

I finally gathered enough parts to lift my Jeep so i thought I'd start a build thread:icon_cheesygrin:

My Jeep I currently own is a 1992 4l I6 high output. As far as I know the suspension on this vehicle is bone stock, maybe even worse i suspect that the leaf springs are sagging.

heres a couple of pics when i first gotten my Jeep this in March 2010.

RSAJEEP 08-20-2012 12:53 PM

Update on Rey's build
 
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At the end of 2010 rain season started and it started showing on the tires I had on there so I had to replace and I bought me a set of the following withe the Mag wheels.

tire size: 245/75/15
Mag wheel size: 15x8

these has got much better on and offroad, but it's almost time for bigger and some MT's:D

RSAJEEP 08-20-2012 01:00 PM

Update on Rey's build
 
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So a bit of time has passed untill april 2012, in this time I imported my lift kit piece by piece and played around with the Jeep, I added the zombie apocalypse stickers, and the fiber glass vinyl stickers on the fenders which looks cool.

I also took the bottom lip out which runs underneath the front end of the car giving it a higher stance look. I'll give an before and after pic on this.

O ja, and I also installed an fire extuinger.

RSAJEEP 08-20-2012 01:05 PM

Update on Rey's build
 
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in may 2012 I installed my rear bumper, it's still a WIP I still need to add a tire carrier

RSAJEEP 08-20-2012 01:08 PM

Update on Rey's build
 
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about 3 saturdays ago I decided to was my Jeep for a change on noticed some idiot( word i'm thinking might close this thread down) pulled off the bottom part of my zombie sticker:brickwall:

RSAJEEP 08-20-2012 01:21 PM

Update on Rey's build
 
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Okay, now for the main reason for starting this thread... I finally got most of the parts need to lift my Jeep 5-6 inches. I won't be able to do trail for now but I can lift it:thumbup:

What I got at the moment:
RE Shocks + shock boots
Rough country upper and lower control arms ( adjustable )
Rough Country control arm drop brackets
Adustable trackbe( not sure which brand )
Drop pitman arm
extended shackles
trackbar relocation bracket

what I still need:
Extende brakelines
extended bump stops.
Quick Disco's

Theres a springworks workshop nearby my home that is going to do my springs and leaf springs, they are going to fit new coil springs upfront and re-set my rear leaf springs and add extra leafs, not sure how many.

Is there anything else I need to know before I tackle this task or do something differently? any comments even nasty would be greatful as this is all still a learning experience for me. I've done enough research to be confident to tacke this task but any help or suggestion would be greatly apprecieat:icon_smile:

oh yes, I almost forgot I also got me a cool pitman arm puller.

Just a question on the last question is that pin supposed to go through that sleeve on the shock?

Thanks

RSAJEEP 08-21-2012 12:48 AM


Originally Posted by DanCherokee (Post 1969493)
Another link for you...
http://www.onsalejeepparts.com/

Thanks bud, I'm definatly gonna check them out

2008infantry 08-21-2012 01:47 AM

Lookn good bud, I want to see that lift on there :thumbup:

RSAJEEP 08-21-2012 07:01 AM


Originally Posted by 2008infantry (Post 1970699)
Lookn good bud, I want to see that lift on there :thumbup:


Thanks man, I can't wait myself, the magics gonna happend the end of this month

LogCabin 08-21-2012 11:40 AM


Originally Posted by RSAJEEP (Post 1969171)
in may 2012 I installed my rear bumper, it's still a WIP I still need to add a tire carrier

What kind (brand) bumper is that?

RSAJEEP 08-21-2012 12:37 PM


Originally Posted by LogCabin (Post 1971234)
What kind (brand) bumper is that?

I made it myself bud

RSAJEEP 09-04-2012 09:20 AM

Update on Lift
 
Sending my Jeep in tommorow to fit my lift kit:gunsmilie:
I'll be posting before and after pics by Friday

RSAJEEP 09-05-2012 01:52 AM

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Ive taken the Jeep in this morning, here's some before pics.

RSAJEEP 09-11-2012 09:46 AM

Hi all, we'll my Jeep is in and should be due tommorow, the lift I'm installing is a 5.5inch short arm... I would like to know what length my brake line should be extended to?

Thanks

RSAJEEP 09-19-2012 01:18 AM

Got my XJ back
 
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So I finally got my XJ back last night, and it looks darn good, but still needs lots of work, this weekend I'll install my adj. trackbar and drop pitman arm which will sort out my steering geometry and axle centre.

I didn't experience any DW but I didn't drive fast though as I got a terrible rear drive shaft vibration... thus needs to be sorted out as well.

Apologies for the bad pic as I took it last night, I'll take some better pics over the weekend


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