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Unread 12-05-2009, 08:25 PM   #16
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Very nice find. I want a 2dr. 5spd. but my wife says I have enough toys already.
WOW!!! our wives must talk to each other. That sounds VERY familiar.

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Unread 12-05-2009, 09:06 PM   #17
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dang i love the 97 up 2door 5speeds they are so sweet!!
i have a 94 2dr 5speed and im thinking of either gettin a dodge ram 1500 or trying to find something similar to what u have. great buy!!!
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Unread 12-05-2009, 11:14 PM   #18
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sweet 97+ 2 door 5 speed XJ, just like me haha. as for the lift, i say go for the super ride 3.5 inch lift, ive heard freat things about that lift, but then again ive never owned one, so i wouldnt know for sure.
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Unread 01-12-2010, 07:00 AM   #19
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I finally got my lift and tires. I got a 3.5 inch RE Super Ride Kit with OME Shocks. As for tires, I bought a set of Moabs with so-so tires for $275 and a new set of 245/74/R16 Maxxis Bighorns. I'll be putting the lift on in a few hours so wish me luck. I'll post pics when done.
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Unread 01-12-2010, 08:34 AM   #20
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Good luck man. I have a 97 5 speed (4 door though) too.
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Red 97 XJ Sport 5 Speed - Lifted 3" - Sound system - C4X4 Tow Hooks - Hella 500s
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Unread 01-12-2010, 11:19 AM   #21
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Good call on the RE lift. I have had 3 of their kits, and one rough country. RE all the way. Goodluck with the lift.
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Unread 01-12-2010, 12:56 PM   #22
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I finally got my lift and tires. I got a 3.5 inch RE Super Ride Kit with OME Shocks. As for tires, I bought a set of Moabs with so-so tires for $275 and a new set of 245/74/R16 Maxxis Bighorns. I'll be putting the lift on in a few hours so wish me luck. I'll post pics when done.
good luck man..... we expect progress pics
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Unread 01-12-2010, 01:35 PM   #23
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good to see another 5 speed XJ....i have a '96 5speed and my brother has a '99

the 3" rough country (especially series II ) can't be beat for the money. my brother has the regular 3" RC AAL kit and it has worked flawlessly with his 30's
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Unread 01-13-2010, 05:05 PM   #24
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Hit some snags with the lift. I got the front end all together and it looks sweet . The rear end is another story. I broke all four upper shock mount bolts and everything is looking like it's gonna break off. The hardware is so rusty on this thing. Is there any advice you guys can give me as to what to do about the upper shock mounts? I was just gonna drill and tap them but if there's a trick I'll change my plan.
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Unread 01-13-2010, 05:19 PM   #25
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Upon more research, I'm going to use the air chisel method described here http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/s...-heavy-323809/
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Unread 01-13-2010, 06:37 PM   #26
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Upon more research, I'm going to use the air chisel method described here http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/s...-heavy-323809/
Yep that way is the easiest. Took me about 30 mins to do them too.
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Build Thread- Includes bastard pack and cheap 3" lift info

Red 97 XJ Sport 5 Speed - Lifted 3" - Sound system - C4X4 Tow Hooks - Hella 500s
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Unread 01-13-2010, 07:52 PM   #27
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I own a 97 and 98, both are 5 speed. 97 is 2WD and 98 is Power everything and 4wd. The 1997 is going to the junkyard soon. I'm thinking of parting it out if anyone wants to PM me for interest purposes. Not sure what i really want to do yet so please don't PM me until I post a thread stating I will part it out.

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Unread 01-19-2010, 07:41 AM   #28
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Finished the lift!!! It tested my patience for sure. Every bolt relating to the suspension was rusted up solid. I had a hell of time finding new hardware as well. RE really needs to include new hardware with their kits. I'm getting the new tires mounted today. I can't wait
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Unread 01-19-2010, 09:01 PM   #29
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I thought it would be standard to give you new bolts with a lift kick, the blows. Did you go with Stainless Steel bolts?
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Unread 01-19-2010, 09:08 PM   #30
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cool I got my 89 for $1500. no rust anywhere I looked hard. I do like the "newer" styling a bit more, but I like the early interior better!

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