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Unread 08-16-2007, 04:49 PM   #1
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Yet another 99 XJ build thread

This build documents the progress of my Jeep from completely stock to present day.

Highlights:
Page 3: 2" lift & 30" Tires
Page 4: Fixed rear bumper/Installed S.Y.E.
Page 6: New and improved quick discos
Page 7: 3.5" lift & 33" tires
Page 10: Finished steering setup and Custom trackbar

In the beginning:

So far I'm working on a 2" lift that consists of:
O.M.E. CSO34RB Leaf springs
2" spacers up front
Skyjacker Nitro shocks
JKS BPE's
RE U-bolts

Here's What I started with. (1" of sag)


Some work in progress pics.



And where it's sitting now that the rear is done.



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Unread 08-16-2007, 04:53 PM   #2
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Also, does anyone know the dimensions of the openings for stock LCA bushings? I'm going to be replacing the bushings in my procomps, and once I press them out I'll measure the openings to see what will fit.
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Unread 08-16-2007, 04:55 PM   #3
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well, click free doesnt work. make the link directly to the picture in the album view using the img tags and not the link to the page with the expanded picture
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Unread 08-16-2007, 05:12 PM   #4
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Unread 08-16-2007, 05:12 PM   #5
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Thanks Cody
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wow... looks like the situation im in right now! 99s for the win.
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Unread 08-17-2007, 04:03 PM   #7
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Haha. Yeah, I've been checking out your thread. Good work so far.

If anyone's got those measurments for the stock LCA bushing openings I would greatly appreciate them.
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Wow that make me really excited to put my springs on, just ordered them yesterday! How was the build, not to sabby or what? Did those leaf spring bushings just pop in or did they need to be pressed? Someone told me they needed to be pressed in. and last question, do you know if the factory shocks will work for a 2 in lift? I plan on getting new ones, but money comes too slow!
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Haha. Yeah, I've been checking out your thread. Good work so far.

If anyone's got those measurments for the stock LCA bushing openings I would greatly appreciate them.
I can probably get them for you tomorrow when we take the LCAs off.
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lookin pretty good man. we need some action shots now
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Thats gonna be a sick jeep! Good work!
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Unread 08-17-2007, 11:43 PM   #12
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This looks like its gonna be a good project. cant wait to see pics of the rest
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Wow that make me really excited to put my springs on, just ordered them yesterday! How was the build, not to sabby or what? Did those leaf spring bushings just pop in or did they need to be pressed? Someone told me they needed to be pressed in. and last question, do you know if the factory shocks will work for a 2 in lift? I plan on getting new ones, but money comes too slow!
1.It wouldn't have been to bad of a build if I didn't break two shock mount bolts.

2.I had to press them in. Just gave me an excuse to pick up another tool.

3.And lastly, they should work if you don't wheel it. For street use they'll hold up, but on the trail they will severly limit your suspension.
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Unread 08-18-2007, 04:04 PM   #14
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And thanks for all the positive feedback. I'll be sure to post some trail pics once it's all finished up. I'm going to try and do the front tomorow.
After that I'll still need to get the rear extended brake line on. I thought I could get away without it, but after seeing how tight it got just putting the springs in, I think it's safe to say I'll pull it right out if I wheel it.
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Unread 08-19-2007, 10:35 PM   #15
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Started the front

Well, I started the front today. I got going a little later than I wanted to because of a little last night. I did get some progress pics of what I did get done.

Here are my homemade bump stops. Best $4.00 I ever spent.


And here are a before and after on the passenger side.




As you can see, I still need to get the shocks in and make my quick disco's, but that's going to be for tomorow.
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