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Old 07-08-2015, 07:09 PM
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The control arms are installed and the jeep is getting an alignment. The control arms where a pain to get off and took three days until I went and bought a grinder and made it work. Then I bought the wrong grade of bolts and one of them broke while I was going someplace. Lucky I could leave it there and come back the next day and change the bolts. I guess it was a way of learning that the metric grading of bolts is different than standard grading. But now it is on to the next item so roof rack it is. I ordered the mounts and then will build a rack around that. Also got some d rings to avoid paying for shipping.

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Old 07-08-2015, 08:44 PM
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Jeep looks good. I am in the process of doing that exact color but a 2 tone with black on bottom
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Old 07-09-2015, 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by 93_xjcherokee View Post
Jeep looks good. I am in the process of doing that exact color but a 2 tone with black on bottom
Thanks, people seem to like the color, I know a guy who is painting his yj the same as mine after seeing it.
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:20 PM
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After looking at the back of my jeep and noticing it sits higher on one side so I put a 3/4 inch block on the low side and covered the problem till I decide to purchase a new leaf pack. Also I painted a yj to match my jeep.




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Mine vs a stock jeep.
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Old 08-07-2015, 08:31 AM
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After getting a welder it has inspired me to make many things and some of them are for the jeep. So the next thing I wanted to make was a roof rack. It is made from 1 inch tubeing with 1/8 wall, metal flat grate, and jcr roof mounts. When it is 100% done it will have a windflector (just waiting on some black vinyl to wrap it with). The overall size is 52x72x6" with a 30 degree slope on the front.




Moving the 24 foot sticks of tubing. Over hangs the back by 8 feet. (Also
this was my first vehicle)







This is the bottom after test fitting.





Playing with ideas to mount a bike to it.





Here it is with the sides and back welded on.





All the metal grate is on and it is 99% finished.





All mounted up and went for a test drive. A little bit of wind noise but that is what the wind defector is for.

With this almost done it is on to the next project witch is new rear leaf springs and new shackles due to the add a leaf starting to lose its lift. The leaf springs are iron rock offroads 3.5 pack and there budget lift shackles. Then it will probably be a t case drop for now because I started to notice slight drive line vibe unless some one can shed some light on a sye.
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Looks good. Please dont do a transfer case drop. Please. I beg you. Dont do it. Save your money and do a sye. Drops make more problems than they fix. They do correct your vibrations but they also tilt your motor backwards which puts unnecessary stress on things like motor mounts, tranny mount, etc.
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Cool build! Nice job on the roof rack. Simple and looks great!
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Originally Posted by 93_xjcherokee View Post
Looks good. Please dont do a transfer case drop. Please. I beg you. Dont do it. Save your money and do a sye. Drops make more problems than they fix. They do correct your vibrations but they also tilt your motor backwards which puts unnecessary stress on things like motor mounts, tranny mount, etc.
Thanks for the tip. I will install my new leaf springs and see if the vibes are still there and then go about getting one.
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Old 08-15-2015, 06:44 PM
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The leaf springs are installed




It needs a sye very bad and was wondering if anybody had tips on what a good one to purchase. Also I will be putting 1.75 spacers on the front that I have from the budget boost. What is needed on the front end for about six inches of lift. I have control arms and a track bar but I don't think that is not all that is needed.

Looks big but only the back





It has about 9 inches of wheel gap





While the front has about six inches of wheel gap
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Today i got the spacers installed from the budget boost giving me six inches in the front and still slightly more in the back. I know for sure that i am buying the sye and driveshaft but still dont know about the drop pitman arm for the front.




sitting tall but tires look some what small. i do not want to get new tire because these have only 1000 miles on them





for fun (225/70/r15)
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Are you running stock steering? If so, if you're going to wheel it, especially with that lift, I would upgrade to at least a zj steering and probably a drop pitman arm. If not, you may run into steering issues and stock tie rods are weak as hell
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Old 08-17-2015, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by 93_xjcherokee View Post
Are you running stock steering? If so, if you're going to wheel it, especially with that lift, I would upgrade to at least a zj steering and probably a drop pitman arm. If not, you may run into steering issues and stock tie rods are weak as hell
ok thanks I never thought about using zj parts.
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Old 08-17-2015, 01:25 PM
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This morning i ordered the rugged ridge (alloy) brand sye and their drop pitman arm and rear floor mats to match my front floor mats. My plan is to get it get the sye installed and then order a driveshaft from adams driveshaft. And then after that is done the next goal is to change out the steering for something a more heavy duty.
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I like what you've done with your XJ. Love the color scheme. And a smokin' deal to boot! Enjoy.
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Zj v8 steering is a direct swap. I am running Currie heavy duty steering but its pricey
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