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Unread 11-10-2010, 12:08 AM   #76
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The jeep's looking good man, I'm surprised I haven't seen you driving around I live in the Mills.

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Unread 11-10-2010, 03:00 PM   #77
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Where are you in the Mills? I live right near Lawrence Pond in Sandwich.
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Unread 11-11-2010, 08:51 AM   #78
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I actually live right on the line between Sandwich and the Mills, and I drive through Sandwich almost every day either commuting or just running around.
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Unread 11-11-2010, 08:57 AM   #79
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I think I'm going to have a roast beef Sandwich for lunch.... yeah, that sounds good
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Unread 11-12-2010, 11:32 PM   #80
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HAHA classic joke. I've NEVER heard that before (rolls eyes). At least I don't live on PB&J lane.
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Unread 11-17-2010, 11:39 AM   #81
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Been having a clunk in the front end and a dive to the left when I get on the brakes lately. Turns out my LCA bushings are completely toast. I called Rubicon Express and we're currently working on the warranty info. They said they had a bad batch of bushings during the time that I got my lift kit. They also said it would be covered no problem and it's not too bad of a job to replace the bushings.
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Unread 11-17-2010, 05:17 PM   #82
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Last weekend I regeared to 3.55. I bought some used auto axles with the 3.55 ratio and swapped them in. What a difference! This thing is quick now.
im thinking of doing this. i have a 98 parts rig with rear 8.25 with the larger tubes. with my 31s im constantly downshifting to 4th on the slightest incline. and i want to run 33s so i could only imagine. so would you say it was worth it?
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Unread 11-17-2010, 09:17 PM   #83
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oh yeah it was worth it for sure. It just seems all around happier now. The 4.0 really hums along at 2500 rpm at 70ish mph. The power is much more usable now not to mention it's a lot faster than it was. Bottom line: gears make all the difference. DO IT
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Unread 12-25-2010, 10:27 AM   #84
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Merry Christmas to everyone

I got the Jeep some new LCA Bushings for free from RE for Christmas. Also cleaned up the upstream O2 sensor because she popped the CEL yesterday. She's running fine now. Also put a Ujoint in the driver side last week. Next step is to replace the front pinion seal. I'll get some pics up soon.
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Unread 02-19-2011, 05:00 PM   #85
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Just got back from wheelin. Thought I'd share some pics.
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Unread 02-20-2011, 09:19 PM   #86
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love the jeep man. MOABS
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Unread 02-21-2011, 12:12 AM   #87
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Nice build, I just picked up a manual 97 two door myself and have very similar plans to yourn. Cept I'll probably stick to a 15" wheel with some 31x10.50s. I'll def will be doing a 3.55 Chryco swap to keep it quick and semi gas efficient!
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Unread 02-21-2011, 08:18 AM   #88
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3.55 swap was a great mod. It's the perfect combo for that tire size. I highly recommend it. Make sure you get axles from the same year XJ so you don't mix up rotors like me! Now I have to order front end parts for a 99 because I guess the rotors/unit bearings for a 99 are different than my 97.
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Unread 02-22-2011, 10:25 AM   #89
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I'm trying to figure out what to do with this thing next.
Maybe a rear locker? It does great with the front swaybar dico'd and careful line choices, but I can see where a locker would do me well (like in mud). Anyone have any advice for that? I was thinking maybe an aussie or a powerteax no-slip. DDing is a priority so a factory style limited slip is also an option but it might not be worth it.
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Unread 02-22-2011, 10:37 AM   #90
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right now I'm looking at picking up D44 front and 9" rear axles. I am going regear and install a detroit in the front and spool in the rear. That's what I'd suggest.
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