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Unread 01-31-2010, 02:48 PM   #46
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Very nice jeep dude.. looks just like minee!! except mine's an auto 2 door =[ but heyy.. whatever.. its a two door so its different! haha i'm doing my 3.5 lift very soon too!! (once taxes come in!! )

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Unread 01-31-2010, 05:15 PM   #47
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cool dude im thinking about going the same thing. Thanks for letting me know about the gearing issue. I was actually looking at 4.10s from 4 cylinder Cherokee. That you put my revs slightly higher, but also allow me to run a larger tire if I ever wanted to go bigger and not notice that much of a power loss.
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Unread 01-31-2010, 09:01 PM   #48
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Well the gearing thing is not a huge issue. It just drops the motor out of it's powerband when cruising on the highway. At about 70 mph I'm doing about 1750-1800 RPM or so and I feel like it should be more like 2000. It's not an issue on flat ground but it is on any moderate grade. I really lose momentum fast so I just shift into 4th and take the grade in that gear and then switch to 5th. I'll see how annoyed I get by it before I change out my axles.
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Unread 01-31-2010, 09:58 PM   #49
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haha yeah I live in a really hilly area, no I guess I see it a bit different. BTW with 235s and stock gears I am right at 2150 RPM at 70 MPH. Perfect IMO.
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Unread 02-01-2010, 12:55 PM   #50
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Yeah I used a ratio calculator and with 3.55 gears and my setup it puts me right at 2165 RPM at 70 MPH so it should be a pretty good match.
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Unread 02-01-2010, 03:09 PM   #51
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I got bored and did a photoshoot today. The roads are so salty in Upstate NY so it got all over the XJ I'll have to wash it later. Anyway here are some better pics of the current state of my heep as of 10 mins ago.




















This is a Chrysler 8.25 right?











I know there's a lot of poser shots but I haven't been able to find any good legal wheelin' this time of year up here near Albany NY.
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I measured the space from my fender flare to the center of the wheels before and after the lift and it ended up being 17.5" out front and 17" out back before the lift and 22.5" front and rear after the lift, so I got around 5 inches of lift from my RE 3.5 Super Ride Kit!
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Unread 02-01-2010, 03:15 PM   #52
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Thought you guys might like to see a pic of my other toy
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Unread 02-01-2010, 04:17 PM   #53
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This is a Chrysler 8.25 right?
Yes it is! and dude my jeep gonna look identical!!
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Unread 02-02-2010, 10:20 AM   #54
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good choice. I really like the lift quality and the way it rides. It's a firmer spring rate than stock but it's not harsh at all. The OME shocks are nice too. Although I no longer have a rear swaybar, I don't notice any more roll around the corners than when it was stock. Plan on buying new hardware when you get your lift. It really sucks running around averywhere for new bolts. Oh ya everything is metric so make sure you find a good hardware store that carries metric sizes.
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Unread 02-02-2010, 10:46 AM   #55
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hey i see your in Mass where are you located? i wheel down the cape all the time and have a 2dr xj as well.
Sorry for the hijack lol.
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Unread 02-02-2010, 12:04 PM   #56
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hey i see your in Mass where are you located? i wheel down the cape all the time and have a 2dr xj as well.
Sorry for the hijack lol.
I live in Sandwich but I go to school near Albany NY. I go home most weekends and holidays though. I find the Cape better than upstate NY. Where do you wheel on Cape?
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Unread 02-02-2010, 01:17 PM   #57
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good choice. I really like the lift quality and the way it rides. It's a firmer spring rate than stock but it's not harsh at all. The OME shocks are nice too. Although I no longer have a rear swaybar, I don't notice any more roll around the corners than when it was stock. Plan on buying new hardware when you get your lift. It really sucks running around averywhere for new bolts. Oh ya everything is metric so make sure you find a good hardware store that carries metric sizes.
Yeahh. my last two xj's where all metric too. and my YJ was also. and i'm supplied with a million and a half bolts because of my dads shop haha but i was thinking of RC shocks. but idk yet. but thats good its not a real harsh ride, i loved my YJ, but it just was a real harsh ride. idk. thats what you get when you lift them haha how do you like your CJ? i've wanted one of those.
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Unread 02-02-2010, 01:33 PM   #58
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Yeahh. my last two xj's where all metric too. and my YJ was also. and i'm supplied with a million and a half bolts because of my dads shop haha but i was thinking of RC shocks. but idk yet. but thats good its not a real harsh ride, i loved my YJ, but it just was a real harsh ride. idk. thats what you get when you lift them haha how do you like your CJ? i've wanted one of those.
I love my CJ. It was my first car. I wouldn't trade it or sell it for anything. If you can find one for cheap you should jump on it because they're so much fun. People stare and compliment wherever I go. If you get a 4 cylinder they get pretty good mileage too. I cruise at around 45mph and get about 19 mpg
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Unread 02-02-2010, 01:44 PM   #59
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I love my CJ. It was my first car. I wouldn't trade it or sell it for anything. If you can find one for cheap you should jump on it because they're so much fun. People stare and compliment wherever I go. If you get a 4 cylinder they get pretty good mileage too. I cruise at around 45mph and get about 19 mpg
Yeahhh. My neighbor has a CJ-8 scambler just sitting in there back yard, slowly rotting away, they wont sell it!!! i've tried haha
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Unread 02-02-2010, 06:04 PM   #60
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Yeahhh. My neighbor has a CJ-8 scambler just sitting in there back yard, slowly rotting away, they wont sell it!!! i've tried haha
That is a crime and they should lose custody of it for neglect I want one of those for my next project.... I'll probably end up going with another TJ in a few years though
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