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Old March 27th, 2011, 11:33 PM   #21
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trade for 94 chevy 1500 6in superlift 36in super swampers 50xxx on moter 10xxx on trans
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Old August 7th, 2011, 10:56 PM   #22
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well it has been a while so here we go

i picked up a set of 33s and mounted them up and realized i needed to bring the front end up the rest of the way so stuffed my 3 inch spacers i had in it and i am now sitting level with 7.5 inches of lift all around on short arms
also started to cut the rear out to gain more clearance





now today i decided it was time for some hood vents. they werent to bad and turned out alot better than i thought they would












now im waiting on my drop brackets so i can drive this thing down the road again im looking for upper adjustable control arms and a drive shaft to get rid of some vibes also have some HD steering to put on
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Old August 8th, 2011, 12:02 PM   #23
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What was the donor vehicle for the hood vents?

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Old August 8th, 2011, 12:45 PM   #24
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The grilles of a Pontiac g6

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Old August 9th, 2011, 09:59 PM   #25
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well after lifting my jeep to 7.5 inches of lift, i drove it to work the next day and realized that 7.5 inches on fixed lowers and stock uppers just doesnt work. so i ordered control arm drop brackets from rough country (http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep_xj_..._arm_drop.html) to help fix some angles. well i have about two hours into to it so far and i just about have one done.
i broke a bolt on the alignment shoe but pounded that one out and put a new one in

picture of before i pulled the axle forward. where it sat before.




i plan on finishing these up tomorrow or thursday night
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Old August 10th, 2011, 09:57 PM   #26
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well i got a little more done will finish it all up tomorrow night.




I think its time for a drop pitman arm now
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Old August 11th, 2011, 10:38 PM   #27
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my little helper

all done now and back together







Before

After (pushed the axle forward about 3 or 4 inches )




there is just one thing that bothers me. i am wondering if the lower arm is suppose to be angled like it is the picture.
It now drives much better but the trac bar still needs some adjusting
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 08:31 PM   #28
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well i took it for a long trail ride (27 miles) and everything worked great, now drives down the road really well




flexed out now im in need of some bump stops but unsure on what to do for them?
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Old August 29th, 2011, 09:24 PM   #29
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i bought a winch and it should be here friday

also looking for some 33s
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Old September 4th, 2011, 11:18 PM   #30
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well i got my winch and its all mounted up now its time to go test it out
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 06:14 PM   #31
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picked up some 33x13.5x15 super swampers for cheap mounting them friday
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Old October 9th, 2011, 09:12 PM   #32
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Well I mounted my swampers up and I finally went doorless pics to follow
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Old October 10th, 2011, 10:03 PM   #33
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out playing around with the new tires






And now how i drove it to work today








It was kinda cold out but it was awesome to drive without doors cant wait till next summer

now to get the doors off i cut the door pin in half and they came right out.
now to reinstall them i used 10mm bolts and just drilled out the door side hinge part and i have no sag and they fit great
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Old October 15th, 2011, 01:27 PM   #34
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Picked up a rear bumper but need to fab up some brackets for it
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Old January 11th, 2012, 05:54 PM   #35
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bought some long arms for it from another member so now the fun really begins. they are home made so i just need to figure my mounting point and make brackets.
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Old January 11th, 2012, 06:00 PM   #36
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I want your rims.. oh and nice xj
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Old January 16th, 2012, 05:59 PM   #37
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ordering t&t frame stiffeners and all new heims for my long arms looking at getting this thing done for schuss mountain hill climb. keeping my fingers crossed
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Old March 13th, 2012, 09:38 PM   #38
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time for some fun... gathering up all my parts getting ready for the tear down and rebuild
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Old March 31st, 2012, 07:55 PM   #39
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well i pulled it in the garage 2 weekends ago and it came out of the garage last weekend rockin some long arms




at this point i knew i was committed so no turning back



frame stiffeners tacked in ready to be finish welded



rear bumper getting mocked up



frame stiffeners welded in along with new transfer case drop

long arms getting mocked up

now as it sits on the ground






went out and played around with it a little last weekend so far everything is great still have some grinding to do and still need to put my driveshaft , hd steering and front skid on.
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Old April 1st, 2012, 08:23 AM   #40
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Wow nice to see all the progress looks good! what size DOM are the lower long arms look a little small?
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