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Unread 02-13-2013, 09:26 PM   #1
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do i need to reinforce the unibody?

picked up an 88 xj it has a six inch lift and i want to use it as a straight toy and i know the unibody is weak wondering if anyone can give me some info on were to box it or should i just weld plate onto the rails? thank you

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Unread 02-13-2013, 09:30 PM   #2
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Buy or fab (full length) frame stiffeners, replace rockers with box steel and tie them to the uniframe. If you play on the rocks a lot, I'd seriously consider building a cage.
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