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Old September 1st, 2010, 07:08 PM   #101
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Fawk this thing is pushing 2 years since it has seen some new mud....
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Old September 1st, 2010, 07:30 PM   #102
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Looks good! Just dont let it end up like how SilverXJ's XJ looks now
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Fawk this thing is pushing 2 years since it has seen some new mud....
Yeah, yeah. Over 2 years actually.
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 01:57 AM   #103
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 06:59 AM   #104
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x2 yours still looks decent or at least resembles an xj lol
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 07:04 AM   #105
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It's been so long I'm in no rush anymore.

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x2 yours still looks decent or at least resembles an xj lol
Yeah, his still is everyone's idol though. But yes the plan is to have to look like a XJ.
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 08:09 AM   #106
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Dunes this weekend? My shits ready!
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his may be an idol but still a proving point that we dont need a "frame" to wheel hardcore lol
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Old September 4th, 2010, 01:54 PM   #108
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dammit now your sittin pretty big now
that makes me want to get some 38s now
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Old September 18th, 2010, 09:19 PM   #109
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Lookin nice Broham!
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Took the XJ out for the first run about a month ago and ran well until breaking the upper link, which then caused some issues and other breakage trying to get it on the trailer.








Working on making a winch bumper tomorrow for the new Smittybilt XCR10 winch I bought. Will take some pics of progress on the bumper and post tomorrow night.
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 09:57 PM   #111
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Definitely my fault, I was driving and made the upper link. However the new upper link should work well. And the new bumper will definitely improve the look of this thing.
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 10:02 PM   #112
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Why is the strap around the steering?

Jeep "looked" good
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 10:36 PM   #114
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Definitely my fault, I was driving and made the upper link.:( However the new upper link should work well. And the new bumper will definitely improve the look of this thing.




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Why is the strap around the steering?

Jeep "looked" good
By breaking the only upper link the XJ wanted to drive over the axle pretty much and that is why the axle was tilted so far forward. So strapping to the steering and keeping the strap tight didn't allow it to go further under...as it had already broke the 1 or 2 ratchet straps we were using to hold it in place.

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Old November 3rd, 2010, 10:47 PM   #115
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Hey, I made it and I'll break it if I want to. But it was something small that should have been caught and fixed before we took it out, and unfortunately we found it the hard way. I'm pretty sure when I bent the steel to make the "tabs" on the upper link axle end, the steel cracked from fatigue. On the new arm I plated from the tab onto the arm itself, which should be much stronger.
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wowz, i made a great lakes picture . nice shocks, btw
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So the link broke or the bracket on the axle?



I'm in the process of building my front 3 link and now I'm reconsidering and pondering a 4 link haha
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So the link broke or the bracket on the axle?



I'm in the process of building my front 3 link and now I'm reconsidering and pondering a 4 link haha
The Tabs on the end of the link broke. It was definitely an error when building it. The thing worked great until I really got on it and it broke.
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An update on the bumper. Will be working on it again Saturday night.







The idea is to put some 3/16" plate where the cardboard is. Might add a hoop, depending on how it looks as it gets closer to being done. I also do have the JCR bumper tie-ins for strength.
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