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post #1 of 9 Old 03-14-2011, 07:52 AM Thread Starter
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IRO 3.5" Benchmark Kit INSTALLED

Got it done over 2 evenings, alligned Saturday and have to say I really like it. only 3 issues:
1- rear end is sitting about 1 & 1/2 inches to the passenger side, which I anticipated due to not getting a rear adjustable TB- will order this, but wanted a point of reference (my 2 cents- get a rear adjustable TB)
2- New sway bar end links would have been right on the spring, so I ditched the rear sway bar altogether.
3- (probably biggest concern) The rear axle shifted forward, I'm guessing due to keeping the stock control arms... this I had read some about, but really didn't anticipate. I'm about an inch or so from the front of my rear wheel well.

What do i absolutely need to center the rear axle front-to-back?

I'm going to try and upload an after pic... you all know what bo-bo stock looks like. Here's a link in case it doesn't work.
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post #2 of 9 Old 03-14-2011, 08:17 AM
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Your jeep looks good! If you want to center it front to rear you would want to get adj control arms. Also get the rear adj track bar and youll be good to go.
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post #3 of 9 Old 03-14-2011, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
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upper & lower CA's?
thanks.
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post #4 of 9 Old 03-14-2011, 08:49 AM
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Upper and Lowers would be ideal so you can adj all your angles, but lowers are whats needed to fix your axel issue.
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post #5 of 9 Old 03-14-2011, 08:57 AM
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Nice jeep. Grand Cherokee section might me more helpful.

2000 Cherokee Sport Build: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/2000-xj-build-slow-uneventful-1162913/
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post #6 of 9 Old 03-14-2011, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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I must have been doing some lurking in this section last and my cookies brought me back here... How do I get this thread moved?

Good catch; and thanks for the input.
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post #7 of 9 Old 03-15-2011, 09:23 AM
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Sweet Grand. When I see badass Grands like that I sometimes regret getting a XJ. Maybe Ill just have to get a grand too

OME 3" Lift | JK Shocks | 30" A/Ts
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post #8 of 9 Old 03-18-2011, 06:41 AM Thread Starter
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quick update... So, things have begun to settle in and now she's riding a bit like a tank, mostly over bumps and inconsistent road conditions. i did not upgrade the shocks, so I imagine that's part of it. I did order the IRO adjustable TB so i can true up the rear end with the front. I do have a bit of a clunk now when I come to a complete stop and the vehicle rocks back; then a slight clunk on starting again from a complete stop, so any suggestions on where to start looking to remedy that would be helpful. I bought some new u-joints because I'm not really sure the last time they were changed- plan on working on the rear shaft sometime next week. Thanks for all the input.
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post #9 of 9 Old 03-18-2011, 09:24 AM
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now she's riding a bit like a tank, mostly over bumps and inconsistent road conditions. i did not upgrade the shocks, so I imagine that's part of it..
Call dirk at DPG off road and get some OME shocks and you will be much happier with the ride.

Currently own 93 XJ 33's on 4" lift....01 XJ stock,will replace my 93 after mods are done..... 1994 ZJ V8, BB w/31's........99 XJ stock....97 XJ 2wd 5 spd stock.... and just p/u a 98 XJ 4wd/5 spd and a 01 XJ
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