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Old December 11th, 2007, 06:07 PM   #61
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Looking good, makes me want to add a couple upper arms to my set up and ditch the radius arms
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Old December 11th, 2007, 07:31 PM   #62
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I'm sold.

Going to buy the crossmember and build my own arms. Thanks for the pics MP!
Yea, that crossmember is pretty slick. Very stout. Has recessed holes for the trans mount too so you don't rip the bolt heads off.
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Old December 11th, 2007, 07:33 PM   #63
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Looking good, makes me want to add a couple upper arms to my set up and ditch the radius arms
Did a little testing today at lunch...no kids, it was an inservice day but there is so much droop that I think i'm going to add limit straps. I would rather keep it off the shocks as far as the limiting factor in down travel.
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Old December 11th, 2007, 10:05 PM   #64
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Did a little testing today at lunch...no kids, it was an inservice day but there is so much droop that I think i'm going to add limit straps. I would rather keep it off the shocks as far as the limiting factor in down travel.
Shocks aren't the only thing extreme droop like that is going to ruin. x2 on the limiting straps ... just not to short.
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Old December 11th, 2007, 10:11 PM   #65
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Did a little testing today at lunch...no kids, it was an inservice day but there is so much droop that I think i'm going to add limit straps. I would rather keep it off the shocks as far as the limiting factor in down travel.
Yeah the front on mine droops like a mo fo with no shocks. I think I need to add some straps to mine before I blow out the shocks.

With alomost a year of DDing mine the Full Traction leafs are starting to break in. Now when I left it off the ground there are 1" or so gaps between the spring leafs.
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Old December 11th, 2007, 10:21 PM   #66
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holy shit



This is the first build thread I've read complete in one sitting! nice photos!
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Old December 11th, 2007, 10:53 PM   #67
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Very nice Cherokee, one of the best XJ builds I've seen. It's so pretty it makes me want to cry like a little school girl.
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Old December 11th, 2007, 11:35 PM   #68
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You guys kill me.

I am having a blast and so are many of the kids. There was a group that wanted to come in and work on it today...so some sanding and get ready for Durabak but I couldn't let them because I was in meetings all day and couldn't supervise them.

How often do you get kids asking to come to school when they have the day off?

Essentiall Off Road Roll cage shipped out Yesterday...can't wait to get that in. Then we can put the interior back together. I did get to drive it about 10 feet today though now that I have driveshafts.:tonka:

Except the bumpstops (and that wasn't their fault) ...nothing in this BDS kit has been screwed up or a pain in the ass to install. It could be done much quicker if you just sat down and did it, but working on it maybe 4 or 5 hours a week...it's taking a while. It is a super complete kit...even has handy sway bar hold up straps to keep the sway bar out of the way when you disconnect.

Lots of little things pop up that sometimes is just taken for granted that someone would know how to do....like drill a hole, or drill a hole and then tap that hole, what is a nylock nut, what is a jam nut, what is a lock nut....just simple things....I mean even using a tape measure, or how to get a center to center measurement. It's cool to see them sitting on the floor, discussing a problem, staying on task for more than 10 minutes:tonka:, and then coming up with a solution that will work.
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Old December 12th, 2007, 10:13 AM   #69
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That is pretty cool if you can get kids in high school auto tech to take something seriously, that is quite an accomplishment, I know when I was in high school every class was just more time to screw around. And I will say it again, that is a very nice looking XJ.
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Old December 12th, 2007, 10:32 AM   #70
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I'm sold.

Going to buy the crossmember and build my own arms. Thanks for the pics MP!
Can't blame you. That picture shows the kit real well.
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Old December 12th, 2007, 11:55 AM   #71
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that is turning out pretty nice, good job tim.

I wish I got to work on cool projects like that back in school.
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Old December 12th, 2007, 12:05 PM   #72
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Yep I'll be over to drool on it around 1
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Old December 12th, 2007, 04:05 PM   #73
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You didn't show up.

I'll be back over there about 7 tonight maybe. I have to go in and get ready for tomorrows labs. I have to bug a few vehicles.
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Old December 12th, 2007, 04:26 PM   #74
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Looks good timbo. You need an Evil Shaft for the front now too..
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Old December 12th, 2007, 05:16 PM   #75
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that is turning out pretty nice, good job tim.

I wish I got to work on cool projects like that back in school.
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Old December 12th, 2007, 08:28 PM   #76
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Why did you paint your rims?
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Old December 12th, 2007, 11:39 PM   #77
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Couple of misc pics....

Got the rear shocks mounted. New heavy duty diff cover should be here tomorrow.



Shot of the t-case skid. Just hanging there right now...not fully installed.



Someone asked about exhaust clearance....the crossmember is notched for that.



Gonna have to bend this pipe to make it all line up. I don't remember what rig this pipe came from.



Front just about done. Need limit straps. You can see the super slick BDS sway bar discos and the HD tie rod from Jeeperz Creeperz.

Still have to re-route some trans lines and wires and stuff to clean everything up and tuck it all out of the way.

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Old December 12th, 2007, 11:41 PM   #78
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I have no clue. Actually we fixed all the rock rash so they looked half way ok and then re-painted them...only did the graphite color. I don't like them. The kids love them. I hate dark rims.
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Old December 12th, 2007, 11:59 PM   #79
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I will drive mine to the HS over break!!!
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Old December 13th, 2007, 12:03 AM   #80
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is it me or do you have some mega wide wheel spacers in the front? something just doesn't look right in that last pic.......either that or its the Miller Lite:tonka:
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