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Old 03-10-2010, 06:08 PM
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My name is Sid and I am building a 93 xj for a off road hunting vehicle and some daily driver duties. I bought the xj pretty cheap (busted xfer case)and have been working on getting it into running shape for the last month or so. Monday starts the lift kit install (4" iron rock off road long arm) have ordered pro comp wheels and plan on Dunlop Mud Rover tires but have not decided between 31 1050s or 32 1150s yet. Any suggestions or comments will be greatly appreciated. Have attached pic of current configuration
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:24 PM
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If your gonna go with the 32 1150s, trim your fenders and run some 33s. Ive got 5 iches of lift with 33s and trimmed fenders and Ive got plenty of room to spare when Im flexed out.
Trust me, if you go with something smaller, its only gonna a bit before you wanna go bigger.
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:29 PM
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The 32s would be a good size for your 4" lift, 31s might be a bit small. I have only ever heard good things about Iron Rock.
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how much was the kit?
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:30 PM
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Don't have the invoice handy but Tax Tag and shipping was about 1200.00 Am also replacing ball joints while am in there.
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:32 PM
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I ordered tires today, settled on 32x1150x15 dunlop mud rovers. Turns out there are none in the state but are expected at the warehouse in stockbridge Ga next week or 10 days. That fits with the time of the wheels comming in from 4wheel parts. Checked on the winch bumper and it should be another 2-3 weeks.
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:51 PM
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JIC anyone is shopping around, 4wheel parts is having a nice sale this weekend, I bought 5 pro comp steel wheels @ 55.00 each normally 109.00. The Dunlop tires were 157.00 each mounted and balanced at a local goodyear tire shop, Sams had the 31s @ 120.00 but would not mount them because they were not specified for the XJ. The winch bumper was ordered from JEEPINOutfitters.com. Their C4x4 tapered winch bumper W/O the prerunners and brush guard was 400.00 + 75.00 for shipping. I have a 12,000 lb mile marker on my dodge 2500 4x4 and it has saved my butt several times so am probably going to put a 9,000+ - on the XJ.
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Old 03-18-2010, 02:47 PM
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The tires came in today, but no wheels from 4 wheel parts yet. The tires look much better in person than they do in the dunlop pic. here is what they look like
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:28 AM
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Well the iron rock la lift is in and I am quite pleased with it. We replaced all of the front end hardware while in there and it drives like a dream. the new wheels are not in yet so these pic are of the lift with stock tires.
the new winch bumper came in and wiil have it on by the end of the week
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Nice. Been debating on the iro long arm upgrade for mine. How does it drive on road. Mines a DD also.
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Looking good!
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:11 AM
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Along with a towbar, was really a pretty simple install, Had to cut out an access hole on the driver side of the front plate to get to two bolts but that was pretty much it. STILL no wheels from 4 wheel parts. they said maybe sometime in the next two weeks. Got the jeep tagged and have driven it some, The LA lift kit from Iron Rock really handles well. Some pics
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Old 04-21-2010, 01:44 PM
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Well the wheels finally came in and I got them mounted and on last night, here is driver side with full fender.
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Old 04-21-2010, 01:49 PM
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The passenger side fender was damaged when I got the jeep so now that I can see the tire I am goint to cut and flare the fende to see how it works. If it works out will do the driver side if not will replace the fender.
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Bump for nice transformation!
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