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post #1 of 11 Old 01-26-2006, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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My fun begins tomorrow

After a week of locating & buying things I'll need (+ weeks of searching this and other xj forums), I'll get started putting my 3" lift in tomorrow . I've only had my xj since just before Christmas & already gotten bit by the bug. I bought a set of used 31" GY MTRs w/ black rockcrawlers & a Black Diamond lift w/ adjustable track bar & bumpstops all around. This should prove to be a ALOT of fun!!!

I'll be looking into swaybar discos & extended brake lines soon

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post #2 of 11 Old 01-26-2006, 08:06 PM
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Sounds like your gonna have some fun, but dont worry.. youll get frustrated too..

Ive got "inchetitis" setting in, I swore I wouldnt let it happen, but I want to throw a set of ZJ coils on my front end for an extra inch or so.. to bring the nose up a little past level.

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post #3 of 11 Old 01-26-2006, 08:27 PM
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What brand did you end up going with? AAL,block, shakle or full leaf pack?

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post #4 of 11 Old 01-26-2006, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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I went with the AAL... Wish I would have had the $$$ for the spring pack. By the time it sags I'll have the means to replace them with full packs.
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post #5 of 11 Old 01-26-2006, 10:11 PM
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Hope you have been spraying everything down with PB Blaster. It makes life much easier. Good luck to you.
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post #6 of 11 Old 01-26-2006, 10:15 PM
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Mid 90s Dodge Dakota leafs are supposed to give you about 3" of lift. V8 Grand coils should give about 1" and some 1.5" spacers, and you have a serious junk yard lift. YJ (or TJ) brakelines are a little longer (~2") than the XJs. I think the Rocklizard BB talks about them. Tons of fender trimming info available, all of it combined and you're on 31s.

Take pics of the process for us...

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post #7 of 11 Old 01-26-2006, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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I think I've actually lost count on how many bottles of pb blaster I've used in the last week . I was shocked that none of the bolts looks to be in bad shape (no rust & threads look good). Still, I've been sprayin like mad. I'll be huffin every one of them off. I sold my air tools & compressor about 5 months ago . I'll try to get some pics along the way. I might have some help from a friend, but something tells me I'll be doing most of it myself.
I trimmed my front fenders & front flares today, I'm sure I'll be trimming more later!
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post #8 of 11 Old 01-26-2006, 11:04 PM
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I think the YJ brake lines are from a '95 non-abs. Someone confirm that for me.

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post #9 of 11 Old 01-28-2006, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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I got it done! Took just about 5 hours from start to finish. I had to stop twice, Once to eat, Once to get a bolt that I broke. I took her out for a drive today, I have very slight vibes @ 70mph... This could be also because of an alignment. I'll have that done this week sometime. I took adavantage of finishing earlier than expected and trimmed my front flares, fenders & bumper... Here are some pics..





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post #10 of 11 Old 01-28-2006, 12:32 PM
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Your pics sir.
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post #11 of 11 Old 01-28-2006, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for posting them for me! 1 day I'll get to 50
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