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Old December 15th, 2013, 12:12 AM   #1
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Picked up a 2001 xj today, gonna lift it put some mud grips under it and use it as a winter salt ride and slight weekend wheeler... Since its already green like the dnr vehicles I'm gonna call it "DNR" short for "DENTS N RUST"

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Old December 15th, 2013, 12:43 AM   #2
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Old December 15th, 2013, 12:56 AM   #3
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U r not very good at posting pictures
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Old January 10th, 2014, 03:06 PM   #4
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Bought an early birthday present
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Old January 10th, 2014, 03:52 PM   #5
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4.5"? If it is, I looked at the same one from my winter dd. No uppers is what swayed my decision. I can't handle the noise an crap ride of stock ones lol. None the less lemme know how you like it!
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Old January 10th, 2014, 07:12 PM   #6
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Yes 4.5, most kits don't include uppers, unless your paying well over a grand, I've lifted many jeeps and never replaced the uppers
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Old January 12th, 2014, 01:47 PM   #7
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I paid $1003.85 for a rough country 4.5" x series shipped. Came with adj uppers an lowers. I agree you don't "have" to replace them, but I've had jeeps with stock uppers an am not a fan. 3" or less isn't too bad, but anymore than that is to much for me.


Edit: forgot I added the dual steering stabilizer setup which is 100$ Plus the 80$ shipping making the lift itself a total $823.85. I suppose you can get a lift with adj uppers for less than well over 1000$...
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No sense in buying adj. uppers, we'll build them and the lowers and box the mounts.
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Edit: forgot I added the dual steering stabilizer setup which is 100$ Plus the 80$ shipping making the lift itself a total $823.85. I suppose you can get a lift with adj uppers for less than well over 1000$...

Why do people do this? Dual steering stabilizers? I've got zero steering stabilizers and 5.5" of lift. I'd guess 50,000 miles on the set up with no bump steer, death wobble or anything. Why can't people bolt shit on right?
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No sense in buying adj. uppers, we'll build them and the lowers and box the mounts.
Yeah was deff planning on boxing the mounts since thats the first part to fold, ill worry about building control arms later once it becomes a dedicated trailer queen and by that time ill go long arm
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Why do people do this? Dual steering stabilizers? I've got zero steering stabilizers and 5.5" of lift. I'd guess 50,000 miles on the set up with no bump steer, death wobble or anything. Why can't people bolt shit on right?
Lol to each his own. I just like having the added insurance. An since I'm not converting the steering I'd like to have piece of mind that I won't have a problem with bump steer, since I'VE never owned a jeep that didn't have bump steer with the stock steering setup. Might just be me though..



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No sense in buying adj. uppers, we'll build them and the lowers and box the mounts.
Then why buy fixed lowers?


Edit: answered my own question kinda. Didn't see the OP's reply.
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Old January 12th, 2014, 10:17 PM   #12
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I don't blame you for having 2, these jeeps drive like shit, my 95 drove good but the other ones I've owned or driven were not the greatest...
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Why do people do this? Dual steering stabilizers? I've got zero steering stabilizers and 5.5" of lift. I'd guess 50,000 miles on the set up with no bump steer, death wobble or anything. Why can't people bolt shit on right?
x 1,000,000,000,000,000
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Well got the lift sitting in the garage, haven't had a chance to get it on, engine started making some nice noises so I pulled the oil pan to find the #4 piston cracked
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Damn already no good. Well if ya need a hand with anything let me know
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Yeah, I was gonna do a In jeep rebuild with all new pistons and bearings, but now I'm just gonna try to slide the piston out the bottom and slide a good used one in and run it

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U will most likely have to pull the head to swap out the bad piston

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I had to pull the head on my old xj when I replaced a piston to get me by for a wile. Then I broke another skirt a few weeks later.
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Yup head has to come off, looks like if #2 or 5 broke you can slide them out the bottom as there is no counter weight on the crank for those cylinders, so anyways I got it tore down to the head tonight, woulda got the head off but didn't have a deep 12 pt for the head bolts at home
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Yup head has to come off, looks like if #2 or 5 broke you can slide them out the bottom as there is no counter weight on the crank for those cylinders, so anyways I got it tore down to the head tonight, woulda got the head off but didn't have a deep 12 pt for the head bolts at home
Yea those bolts suck! And u have to bend the firewall a little to get the driverside rear headbolt out

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