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Unread 11-19-2012, 06:54 AM   #16
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With the tcase drop do your shifters still work properly?

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Every thing works fine I have a problem going in to 4LO but it was a problem prior to the drop, I just either give her some revs and throw it in or switch to 4LO prior to starting.

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Unread 11-19-2012, 07:00 AM   #17
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Every thing works fine I have a problem going in to 4LO but it was a problem prior to the drop, I just either give her some revs and throw it in or switch to 4LO prior to starting.
Oh so it's not the linkage?

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Unread 11-19-2012, 07:11 AM   #18
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Oh so it's not the linkage?

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It may be any pointers on adjusting it would be great
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Unread 11-26-2012, 11:58 AM   #19
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Well the bumpers from KARNAGE METAL FAB are installed... Very little modification to put these bad boys on... I started by taking the back bumper off its only 8 bolts...

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As you can see the hatch wouldn't close after the bumper was installed. Called the owner of KMF and asked him what he wanted to do. He said he could re cut and weld the tail light fillers , but he's a good friend and I'm not one to split hairs so I just notched a few mm out of the corners. It turns out he set his CNC machine for a pre 97 model. However with a 5 inch grinder the problem was solved in a matter of seconds.

As for the front bumper taking it off was quite simple. I did have to move the vac canister from behind the bumper to the engine bay

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Lucky for me there is a perfect hole for it.


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The front bumper install was even easier than the rear. It's simple so I won't go through the entire process

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Looks much better!
For the last step I installed a winch that a friend gave to me... Gotta love freebies

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Unread 11-26-2012, 12:02 PM   #20
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Looking good man!
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Unread 11-26-2012, 12:12 PM   #21
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Looking good man!
Thanks man
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Unread 11-28-2012, 07:12 AM   #22
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Ha the old lady asked why I keep putting money and time into the jeep but I don't fix the power windows( both passenger windows work, but only from the drivers side control)
I told her it was on my todo list but not anywhere near the top...
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Unread 12-04-2012, 05:41 AM   #23
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New pics of her being used like she's supposed to from croatan national Forrest

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Unread 12-04-2012, 07:40 AM   #24
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i have a rc 4.5" lift but i got the x flex control arms,my drop brackets made a world of difference in the ride quality though.those bumpers look awesome,i want to get some but they are too expensive.i might just build my own or get jcr diy kit havent decided
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Unread 12-04-2012, 11:17 AM   #25
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I've got an 88 xj also and am looking to get some junkyard parts to do a 2-3 in bb. How was it getting the coil springs out and reassembling the leafs? I've never done this before.
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Unread 12-04-2012, 03:41 PM   #26
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You shouldn't need a drop pitman arm at 4.5" of lift, and a good adjustable track bar will help with the flex
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Unread 12-04-2012, 04:01 PM   #27
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You shouldn't need a drop pitman arm at 4.5" of lift, and a good adjustable track bar will help with the flex
It seems to me it would help with the angles of every thing down there to me, but if not please let me know
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Unread 12-09-2012, 05:51 PM   #28
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Score for 1500 ! Nice bumpers
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Unread 12-09-2012, 06:01 PM   #29
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i have a rc 4.5" lift but i got the x flex control arms,my drop brackets made a world of difference in the ride quality though.those bumpers look awesome,i want to get some but they are too expensive.i might just build my own or get jcr diy kit havent decided
Do the xflex control arms have the bend in them like mine?

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I was contemplating doing lca drop brackets myself
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Unread 12-09-2012, 09:35 PM   #30
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Do the xflex control arms have the bend in them like mine?

I was contemplating doing lca drop brackets myself
They do not have the bend.

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