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Unread 06-18-2008, 10:30 PM   #1
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My 98 Sport Build Thread

Hey guys I posted a while back about needing help spending $1300 for my 98. Well, I got a better deal on the Jeep than I thought and more from graduation so its more like $1800. Spent a lot more than that now...

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Page 1: New lift, wheels, tires, crappy flex.
Page 2: Making it pretty and SYE talk
Page 3: Zero Rate blocks, test pics
Page 4: Pro Comp MX6s, shackles, SYE install, TB spacer
Page 6: Bored TB
Page 7: AFE Intake, Warn Trans4mer grille guard
Page 9: Custom rear hitch, RC 4.5" leafs
Page 10: Sliders, Wheeling at Tellico
Page 11: Rear axle swap, 8.25 to shaved/locked/geared 8.25
Page 12: Parts and Locker
Page 13: Updated pics with LAs, 33s, trimmed fenders, and what it looks like now for the most part
Page 14: Flex Pics, Wheelin at MSORP(Gadsden, AL)
Page 15: Wheelin at Mt. Aetna(Chattanooga, TN)

Well this is what I went with.

4" CAGE Offroad kit with LCAs and everything and AAL. Twin tubes. -$600
4- 16x8 Pro Comp 1089s 4.5" BS -$500
4-265/75/16(31.8x10.8) Maxxis Bighorns -$505


Here's a stock vs. how it is now look so you'll know that this is the same Jeep after a few pages LOL:







Now on to the build.
Here's after the lift done in the front:



Here's the lift and tires on(had full set of stock wheels and tires in the back):




Here's a few from the flex/clearance test at work:





Here's from this evening at the hunting club:












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Unread 06-18-2008, 10:57 PM   #2
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Few more random ones:

Progressive rate coils




Wheels:







Also, I'm adding a 1/2" block in the rear next week to level it out. Then its the exhaust, intake then SYE. Trimming the front bumper a bit the tire jus touches it when flexed right. And, cut and folding the rear under the bumper end caps and cutting them to keep from what you see in the pic from happening.
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-Shaved 8.25 w/HD shafts/Auburn LS/4:10s, HP30 w/ Lock-right, sliders, HD track bar bracket, AA SYE, AppA TC skid, AFE intake, Magnaflow exhaust, Bored TB-

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Unread 06-18-2008, 11:08 PM   #3
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i dont care what anyone says pro comp has some of the best lookin wheels IMO
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Unread 06-18-2008, 11:12 PM   #4
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Yes sir. Sucks that I started the black wheels thread and ended up with these LOL. Best choice IMO also. Good price for $125 a piece.
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Unread 06-18-2008, 11:14 PM   #5
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oh well black is over rated. im just glad i didnt get steelies.
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Unread 06-18-2008, 11:19 PM   #6
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For real the Cragars were deffinately not on my list. I had them on my 89 and liked them but I had the money to do the 98 right the first time.

Cragars are good but not for me....
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x2. I wish i had spent the money on alloys rather than steelies, or at least gotten silver D windows. I might paint my soft 8s gray.
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Unread 06-19-2008, 11:59 AM   #8
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Ya millhouse I'd go with silverish wheels that match your RE stuff.

My kits painted that same as RE. I looks back and all the beating I did on the control arms it didnt come off.

Painted my axles and all tonight I'll get some pics when I do.

Should've made the title of this thread my 98 build and before and after cuz I figured I'd just post stuff as I go like most others.

Anyone know how to change the title?
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-Shaved 8.25 w/HD shafts/Auburn LS/4:10s, HP30 w/ Lock-right, sliders, HD track bar bracket, AA SYE, AppA TC skid, AFE intake, Magnaflow exhaust, Bored TB-
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Ya millhouse I'd go with silverish wheels that match your RE stuff.

My kits painted that same as RE. I looks back and all the beating I did on the control arms it didnt come off.

Painted my axles and all tonight I'll get some pics when I do.

Should've made the title of this thread my 98 build and before and after cuz I figured I'd just post stuff as I go like most others.

Anyone know how to change the title?

PM a mod or admin to change the title.
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Are your swaybars connected front/rear?... they have to be....

Seems like very little flex, the rear is in the air on that 6th pic?
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Are your swaybars connected front/rear?... they have to be....

Seems like very little flex, the rear is in the air on that 6th pic?
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you can see they are connected in the pics before.
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thats a tough looking XJ. and yeah, pro comp does have some nice wheels.
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Thanks guys

Ya sway bars on dang it. They had to be for the size tires without rear bumpstop exts. The pic is very decieving though that ledge had to be about 15-18 inches high and the right rear dug in in 2WD so its little steeper than the pic looks. But the tire is off the ground about 3 inches. I couldve went all the way up and over that with them on and easily off.

Once I do the SYE I'm probably adding an inch or 2 to the lift and ripping out the rear sway and mayb making some front disco's.
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-Shaved 8.25 w/HD shafts/Auburn LS/4:10s, HP30 w/ Lock-right, sliders, HD track bar bracket, AA SYE, AppA TC skid, AFE intake, Magnaflow exhaust, Bored TB-
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Cleaned it up tonight. Took some pics with the digital camera and washed my Bronco and snapped a few with the Jeep.







Painted the rear axle til I ran out of paint.



Better shot of the pro rate coils:



And with the Bronco 3" lift 33" MTRs custom bumper and sliders.






Cleans up real good don't it? I like how the flares and the tires are about at the same width. The new piant on the flares looks awesome and they came out alot better then I thought. Can yall tell that I haven't paint the front bumper yet? haha
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-315/75/16 Toyo MTs on Moabs-
-Shaved 8.25 w/HD shafts/Auburn LS/4:10s, HP30 w/ Lock-right, sliders, HD track bar bracket, AA SYE, AppA TC skid, AFE intake, Magnaflow exhaust, Bored TB-

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