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Unread 04-03-2011, 06:30 PM   #16
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i painted the drivers side fender flares today after those pictures, if anyone caught that only the passenger side is painted

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Unread 04-04-2011, 02:20 PM   #17
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ok so i need swaybar links as well as brakelines. till then i cant flex
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Unread 04-04-2011, 02:49 PM   #18
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ok so i need swaybar links as well as brakelines. till then i cant flex
You can relocate your front brake lines to allow for another 2 or 3 inches of travel.

http://liftyourxj.com/tweaks.html#BrakeLines
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Unread 04-04-2011, 02:54 PM   #19
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I think I found the source of the heat, the huge iron plate under your rig!

Nice job on the lift.
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Unread 04-04-2011, 05:07 PM   #20
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thanks. yeah, that plate burned me a few times. thats my oil catch pan. im tired of failing to fix leaks
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Unread 04-04-2011, 05:08 PM   #21
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thanks kepishop. ill be doing that. the rear however are the ones that dont have as much slack
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Unread 04-04-2011, 09:15 PM   #22
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thanks kepishop. ill be doing that. the rear however are the ones that dont have as much slack
Unbolt the distribution block. Actually to do it right (er, right-er, less wrong, whatever...) you can make a bracket to move the block up higher by a couple inches. Just a Z shaped chunk of sheet metal with a hole on either end. Sandwich one end to the axle with the breather tube bolt thing (maybe use a spacer to keep the length right), and use a bolt and a nut on the other end to hold the block in place.

Should work fine on the road, but don't wheel on it since it leaves the hard lines in a more vulnerable place to branches.
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Unread 04-05-2011, 05:04 PM   #23
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Its tough to tell from the pics, but how much lift would you say you got? Also, is it enough to warrant a sye?
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Unread 04-05-2011, 05:19 PM   #24
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The front is sitting at 22" from hub to flare, so that's about 4.5" of lift. The rear was lifted about 3.5-4". I have to go measure again. I don't need the SYE b/c i have a 2wd. So far, ive driven top speed of about 45mph, and no vibrations. Of the brake lines, the one that needs extending the most is the one that goes vertical to the body from the axle, closer to the middle, that is only on the drivers side.
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Unread 04-06-2011, 09:36 AM   #25
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That's not bad at all. I'm interested to see the flex you get out of it. How much did it cost to do?
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Unread 04-06-2011, 09:46 AM   #26
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cost me under $200, and thats with new shocks, but not including brake lines or sway bar links. I can't flex till
i take care of the brake lines
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Unread 04-07-2011, 11:55 AM   #27
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For the bastard pack...do I need to use all the S-10 leafs, or just the first 2?

And I have a ZJ pitman arm and tie rod ready to install with the t-bird & S-10 leafs....would these help in the alignment & camber?
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For the bastard pack...do I need to use all the S-10 leafs, or just the first 2?
Whatever you want. The idea is to mix and match until you get exactly what works for you.


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And I have a ZJ pitman arm and tie rod ready to install with the t-bird & S-10 leafs....would these help in the alignment & camber?
No. Not at all. The tierod is a good thing, but it will still need to be adjusted after a lift.
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Unread 04-07-2011, 04:39 PM   #29
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Whatever you want. The idea is to mix and match until you get exactly what works for you.

No. Not at all. The tierod is a good thing, but it will still need to be adjusted after a lift.
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Unread 04-07-2011, 07:39 PM   #30
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If you want the same amount of lift as me, use your XJ main, and the whole s10 leaf pack without the overload (the stubby small bottom one).
The overload will give you about another 3/8-1/2 of lift, but you will need longer u bolts. Remember-absolutely important -PBBLASTER a week before. Will make your install time like 5x faster.
Get some carbide bits a hair larger than the S10 centerpin. You will need them to bore out the XJ leaf spring. REGULAR BITS WON'T WORK I TRIED.
Get some kind of leaf compressor. I used ratcheting tie downs, b/c i was able to drop the front axle so far down, and needed minimal compression
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