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post #1 of 17 Old 10-02-2007, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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Flexed out my homebrew BB *pics*

First off, I want to thank everyone that provided advice and answers when I was trying to do this.

It's a set of TJ/XJ front spacers (1 7/8") and a S-10 main AAL from a '93 2wd. Shocks are the originals. I also added a 1" x 1" x 0.125" 45* cut TC drop to fix some minor 25-30 mph vibes.







So, my technical question is: since this was such an easy job, how much would it cost to build my own ~4" lift systems (to clear a 31" or 32" tire)? Ignoring the SYE/DS and shocks, because they will be the same for both, and assuming I'm doing all the work. Can I save money over the RE3.5" SF, or is this is solid enough kit that I would benefit from just buying it, and upgrading later on as I go?

Thanks again for all the help!



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post #2 of 17 Old 10-02-2007, 04:48 PM
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you could grab some RE 3.5" coils, do a bastard pack for the rear, and get some new LCA's, and brakelines. You will also run into the needing an adj tracbar issue. i think it would be pretty close and personall i would just run the kit (as i am)

LCA's - 200
Coils - 175
YJ brakelines - 20
Bastard pack - 40
Bumpstops - 40
RE 1600 Adj tracbar - 150

=625

kit is 720, so basacally your saving 100 bucks and your getting the ADJ tracbar (which is nice to have) but your not getting the RE rear leaf packs. its a trade off, kind of depends on what you want.

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He's already got the packs, and I got my OME springs on Ebay for $90 shipped. Bumpstops could be fabbed up.

LCA's - $200
Front Coils (2" coils or so plus your spacers) - $100
YJ Rear Brake Hose - $20
Adj. Track Bar - $150
Might need another set of U Bolts...maybe some other misc. hardware - $50

$420 + SYE ($150 or so for H&T & front shaft) + Shocks ($200 - $300)

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keep in mind that if your going with the HnT you need the spicer adapter flange which is 60-80 bucks.

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keep in mind that if your going with the HnT you need the spicer adapter flange which is 60-80 bucks.

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Isn't that included in the RE kit for $90?

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if your referring to this kit
http://www.jeepinoutfitters.com/scri...?idproduct=153

then no it doesnt, the spicer flange is needed to connect the XJ front DS to that kits flange.

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kyle and herman - thank you both for your responses. i have been meaning to ask you, kyle, since you just got the RE3.5 SF, how stiff are the leafs?

thats one thing i really dont like about the S-10 bastard pack (and the reason i will not be using it after this BB) is that the packs are too stiff, and there isnt a lot of flex.

also, does the RE kit come with a longer trackbar, or trackbar bracket or anything?


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the 3.5" kit doesnt come with the longer tracbar, but if you order through jason you can get the 4.5" kit and ask him for the 3.5" coils and not use the longer shackles. this way you get adj UCA's, ADJ tracbar, and front brakelines.

if that option is too much money then go with the 3.5" kit. i love how my kit rides and my rear packs ride much better then stock. but keep in mind im also running OME shocks which are nicer riding then most.

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if your referring to this kit
http://www.jeepinoutfitters.com/scri...?idproduct=153

then no it doesnt, the spicer flange is needed to connect the XJ front DS to that kits flange.

-Kyle
Bummer...that changes my "budget" for the next phase of the XJ. Don't know where I came up w/ that. A little OT, but where can you get the spicer flange?

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Bummer...that changes my "budget" for the next phase of the XJ. Don't know where I came up w/ that. A little OT, but where can you get the spicer flange?
Spicer number 211229X or Precision 627..

Local Spring shop has them here for $42..

Most part stores should have them too..

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Bummer...that changes my "budget" for the next phase of the XJ. Don't know where I came up w/ that. A little OT, but where can you get the spicer flange?
Also available here:
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keep in mind that if your going with the HnT you need the spicer adapter flange which is 60-80 bucks.

-Kyle
Advanced auto sells them for about 45 and jy sells for about 25

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Advanced auto sells them for about 45 and jy sells for about 25
around here there arent any advanced autos (that i know of). and i think the lowest i have seen them online is 50 before shipping.

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kyle - do you have any pics with your leafs flexed out? im curious how the 3.5" RE leafs compare to the OME 3" leafs...

thanks again!


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im not sure exactly what you want but ill post up a couple, tell me if you want something different.







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