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Unread 08-25-2013, 11:26 PM   #16
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There's a chart around here somewhere, 4.10s and 31s is getting to low but still not terrible. I think for a xj 3:73 is about stock with 31s.
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Unread 08-26-2013, 06:18 AM   #17
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You can get a set of hubs and have a machine shop drill a new pattern in them for the 6 lug.
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Unread 08-28-2013, 06:45 PM   #18
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Thank you guys for your suggestions! I will give it a bit more thought as gearing might be an issue for me. Anyways, another question for the jeep experts here. How much lift would you guys say this jeep has? I bought is as it is. Maybe you can have a clue by comparing the 16 inch wheel to the rocker?


This is my new roof rack. I wanted a FULL size rack but for it to be low profile and strong. This was my best idea. I went squared to try to match the xj. What do you guys think?



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Unread 08-28-2013, 07:23 PM   #19
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Nothing to add on the rear issue but I like the rack. Suggestion -turn the bolts around so the nuts are inboard. Some day when you're loading something on the roof, you'll appreciate not ripping your shirt or your skin on those exposed threads.
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Unread 08-28-2013, 08:01 PM   #20
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Nothing to add on the rear issue but I like the rack. Suggestion -turn the bolts around so the nuts are inboard. Some day when you're loading something on the roof, you'll appreciate not ripping your shirt or your skin on those exposed threads.
I will flip the bolts and i will get shorter ones. i only had those available and i thought they were too long and would hit the roof if the other way around. Thanks buddy. I plan on maybe adding unistrut rails on the sides to add some tie down points that can slide back and forth.
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Unread 08-28-2013, 10:34 PM   #21
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Anyone know aprox how much lift my xj has?
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Unread 08-29-2013, 09:33 AM   #22
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DUNO might help

I have a Dana 44 from a 94 Rodeo 6 lug bolt pattern, its two inchs skinnier (quick fix w/spacers) and it comes with disc brakes. The one I have has 4:10 gear factory which is a good match for 31's. These are a dime a dozen in salvage yards. I have one for sale craigslist Colorado springs $175 OBO... and to boot I think it has a traclock in it from the factory.

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Unread 08-29-2013, 09:36 AM   #23
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I would say your jeep has 2 or 3 inchs of lift. I could give you a more accurate guess if you could describe the parts o the lift.
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Unread 08-29-2013, 10:38 AM   #24
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Thanks for the diff suggestion! Specially cause gearing is right. I actually have an lsd in the d35 but i want a full locker. My xj only has aftermarket coils and shocks.
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Unread 08-29-2013, 10:39 AM   #25
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I bought it like that with the rear sagging a bit so i swapped a couple of f-150 leafs into the pack to even things out.
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Unread 08-30-2013, 08:54 AM   #26
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The way too measure your height is measure from the center of the wheel to the bottom of the flare, stock f- 17.5" r-17, I think. Whatever over those measures is your lift.

Where did you get that roof rack?
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Unread 08-30-2013, 12:09 PM   #27
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There are lots of wheel spacer / adapters out there, but never seen 5.5 to 6 lug. You may be better off getting different spindles on the D30. If they can be easily adapted. A machine shop may be able to cut down front Mitsu ones to fit.

At that point, i would consider a front axle swap as well.
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Unread 08-30-2013, 09:33 PM   #28
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The way too measure your height is measure from the center of the wheel to the bottom of the flare, stock f- 17.5" r-17, I think. Whatever over those measures is your lift.

Where did you get that roof rack?
Thanks buddy! I will measure tomorrow!
I made the roof rack myself.
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Unread 08-30-2013, 09:34 PM   #29
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There are lots of wheel spacer / adapters out there, but never seen 5.5 to 6 lug. You may be better off getting different spindles on the D30. If they can be easily adapted. A machine shop may be able to cut down front Mitsu ones to fit.

At that point, i would consider a front axle swap as well.
Ive seen the 5 to 6 lug adapters on ebay but they do t look safe to me.
Ive read about converting my front to 6 lug a couple of different ways so i still have some more research to do. Thanks!
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Unread 09-01-2013, 08:36 AM   #30
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Im running 5x5 "adapters" on mine. With proper tightening and care, its the same as different backspacing. I would just make sure to keep hub-centric if your vehicle is, for the extra piece of mind.

I like the idea of a new hub being made... but it may cost you. As for how much lift... whats the distance from your center to the bottom of the stock flaring? IIRC, stock is 17" up front.
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