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Old April 17th, 2011, 06:36 PM   #21
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Jeep ZJ - yep 7" lift AND stock driveshaft. Works fine. Possibly because I am using a long arm lift and the axle shift (front to back movement) while flexing is much less than with a short arm kit.

Nice looking rig by the way Don4life
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Old April 18th, 2011, 09:42 AM   #22
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nope because xj's have 3 different suspension levels, atleast
but we are talking zjs. did they have different ride heoghts?

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Jeep ZJ - yep 7" lift AND stock driveshaft. Works fine. Possibly because I am using a long arm lift and the axle shift (front to back movement) while flexing is much less than with a short arm kit.

Nice looking rig by the way Don4life
i see maybe thats y i had to get a new one im running short arms at the moment haha hope it will still work wen i long arm it lol

x2 nice zj don4life and TommyCJ7
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Old April 18th, 2011, 09:57 AM   #23
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It all depends on the lift. If you are using short links, the axle swings further forward the taller you go. A stock shaft will work just fine.
When you instal long arms, you re-center the axle in the wheel well (depending on the lift) and sometimes you need to get the DS lengthened.

Don- I really like the stance of your rig.
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Old April 18th, 2011, 10:02 AM   #24
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It all depends on the lift. If you are using short links, the axle swings further forward the taller you go. A stock shaft will work just fine.
When you instal long arms, you re-center the axle in the wheel well (depending on the lift) and sometimes you need to get the DS lengthened.

Don- I really like the stance of your rig.
my front axle was recentered thats y i needed a new DS. thats y idk how hes getting away with 7" and im running 4.5"

any plans of going higher or axle work don??
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Old April 18th, 2011, 02:11 PM   #25
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plans are for 5.5 in maybe 7 in long arms

and if its nice this weekend i have a hp d30 with 4.56's and a lock-right already installed just have to get the axle under the zj
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Old April 18th, 2011, 02:26 PM   #26
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plans are for 5.5 in maybe 7 in long arms

and if its nice this weekend i have a hp d30 with 4.56's and a lock-right already installed just have to get the axle under the zj
nice nice. im hoping to go 5.5 or 7 long armed.

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Old April 18th, 2011, 09:12 PM   #27
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did you see rough country now offers a complete la kit for $1500
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Old May 5th, 2011, 07:44 PM   #28
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Here is the first wave of the new sound system...

Kenwood HD radio deck, Power Acoustik midbbass component set for the front, and Kicker KS 6 1/2 rears. Everything sounds great the little mid bass speakers and Kickers really improved the sound quality, great mids, and LOUD, plus i never had a deck get so many stations in crystal clear!!!!!
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Old May 7th, 2011, 03:09 AM   #29
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yup ...
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Old March 14th, 2012, 08:54 PM   #30
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NEW Long Arm lift is all finally here.I'll be running Rough Country bolt on long arms with IRO 5.5" springs, track bars, bpe's, ss brakelines, and DT 8000 shocks(with the adj. spacers should sit around 6.5" of lift total)

Will update with pics when installed.....
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Old March 25th, 2012, 09:12 PM   #31
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New pics now with RC long arm upgrade and IRO 5.5" springs, dbl. sheer frnt track bar, adj. rear track bar, DT8000 shocks, BPE's, and SS extended brake lines.

The front is a little higher than the rear because of the JCR adj. spacer but i plan on removing them for the time being.
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Old March 27th, 2012, 12:29 PM   #32
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its hard to tell from the pic but did you install your rear arms upside down? It looks like you made them arch down, I thought they arch up? Looks good.
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Old March 27th, 2012, 01:09 PM   #33
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its hard to tell from the pic but did you install your rear arms upside down? It looks like you made them arch down, I thought they arch up? Looks good.
I think they arch down so that they don't bind on the mount when the suspension droops (thats how my IRO arms are), but I honestly am not that familiar with the RC kit.
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Old March 27th, 2012, 10:44 PM   #34
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its hard to tell from the pic but did you install your rear arms upside down? It looks like you made them arch down, I thought they arch up? Looks good.
you very well may be right it looks like in the pics they are arch up(not 1 good pic though)and it doesnt say either way.....ty
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Old April 1st, 2012, 08:41 PM   #35
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Hoping for good weather soon i need to get this thing finished....

also need a local offroading buddy to go out with, we own this well built ZJ ,that needs to do more than get me to work, but dont like the idea of going out alone and i dont know any local offroad spots..
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Old April 7th, 2012, 08:37 PM   #36
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All 4 ball joints done and SS brake lines installed....
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Old April 9th, 2012, 10:19 PM   #37
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thats because there aren't any "local" wheeling spots, lol... not since they closed allegan woods more or less. some fun wheeling with the W.H.O.R.E. guys up by whitehall, thats about as close as it gets. Or the snowpiles at Lowes....
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Old April 10th, 2012, 12:18 PM   #38
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mine was like 2inches away from the yoke on the axle

are u really running 7in lift with full stuff and drop?? thats not a stock drive shaft then...
7-8" lift on my ZJ with stock front driveshaft and it works
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Old May 19th, 2013, 08:58 PM   #39
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Sad to say but im gonna put her up for sale......
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