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Unread 08-20-2007, 08:18 PM   #46
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looks like its coming along. minus a few speed bumps. but hey, thats expected. cant wait for pics of the final product!

also for all the guys worrying about shipping on tires. try discounttiredirect.com they have free shipping on all their tires and they are pretty cheap! i've bought two sets from them and they were on more doorstep in two days. great customer service too!

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Unread 08-20-2007, 09:23 PM   #47
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UPDATES and GOOD NEWS! I got the driveshaft installed with the sye hack n tap. We had to take the DS to a local shop cause i didnt have time to keep messing with it. 20 bucks later it worked like a charm. Still hell of a lot cheaper than buying a new one though, we'll see how it works out. Also, the lift is officially done! Now we are working on a new brakeline. We are getting the stealership to get us a prebent hardline for 45 bucks. Also putting in new tierods and tierod ends, track bar, etc.



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Here is a pic as the XJ sits in the garage.


Hopefully well have new tires on the new wheels and mounted by saturday/ on saturday. Still gotta figure out how to mount those center caps.
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Unread 08-20-2007, 10:28 PM   #48
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I might have totally missed something, but that's quiet a rake you go goin' on there man. Love the progress, it looks like a really clean and complete install. Good luck with tying up the loose ends!
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Unread 08-20-2007, 10:31 PM   #49
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Man, finally. Youve had like the lift project from hell . Glad you got it done.
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Unread 08-20-2007, 10:48 PM   #50
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Very nice sir. I just finished mine a few minutes ago and after looking at yours I'm already getting the "inch itch". Good work.
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Unread 08-20-2007, 11:01 PM   #51
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I might have totally missed something, but that's quiet a rake you go goin' on there man. Love the progress, it looks like a really clean and complete install. Good luck with tying up the loose ends!
Dont know what you mean about rake, but hey thanks for the comments!


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Man, finally. Youve had like the lift project from hell . Glad you got it done.
I will agree with you there. Seems like everything i expected to go wrong hasnt and anything i didnt expect has.

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Very nice sir. I just finished mine a few minutes ago and after looking at yours I'm already getting the "inch itch". Good work.
I already have the itch... heck i had it a long time ago. Of course ill get what about 1.5" from new tires right? Ive got 28s i think and going to 31s so well se how that looks. I am soo stoked for the new tires. I want to see what this thing can do. Although i almost broke my wrists drilling the damn holes to hook the disconnects up too. Once we get the brake line on we are gonna bleed them, get the front end tied up, and send it in for a front end alignment and new meats. Lucky for me the guy does both that im getting the tires from.

Edit: once i get the wheels and tires ill wash it and take a pic right after the wash for an accurate 'after' pic. Needs a good wash and wax. The paint cant take much more i dont think.
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Unread 08-20-2007, 11:05 PM   #52
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By rake I meant that the rear looks higher than the front. It might just be the picture, but I just thought I'd mention it because I was curious...

Doesn't it suck to have to wait?
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Unread 08-20-2007, 11:08 PM   #53
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By rake I meant that the rear looks higher than the front. It might just be the picture, but I just thought I'd mention it because I was curious...

Doesn't it suck to have to wait?
oh well yeah the rear is higher. Ill level it out with some heavy rear bumper for the rear, and then the front, and then ill be right back to where i started... lol. But the next project will probably be the aussie i have up sitting in my room, new rotors, and maybe some discs for the rear. But i want to be able to use the ebrake so IDK.

Edit: oh and yes it sucks very badly.... Oh well, i get to drive the commander around for a while!

EDIT2: and another thing i forgot to mention, im also in the process of spraying the exposed parts of the undercarriage with That 3M underbody coating. Looks good too.
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Unread 08-20-2007, 11:10 PM   #54
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oh well yeah the rear is higher. Ill level it out with some heavy rear bumper for the rear, and then the front, and then ill be right back to where i started... lol. But the next project will probably be the aussie i have up sitting in my room, new rotors, and maybe some discs for the rear. But i want to be able to use the ebrake so IDK.

Edit: oh and yes it sucks very badly.... Oh well, i get to drive the commander around for a while!

EDIT2: and another thing i forgot to mention, im also in the process of spraying the exposed parts of the undercarriage with That 3M underbody coating. Looks good too.

You get no sympathy from me then.
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Unread 08-20-2007, 11:12 PM   #55
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You get no sympathy from me then.
Dont worry, its only got a 5.7L HEMI.
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Unread 08-21-2007, 06:10 AM   #56
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what a great thread! i hope to start on my lift soon. For the time being im just going with a t-case drop kit. Hopefully in a month or two ill be able to get the hack-n-tap. Thanks for sharing everything!
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Unread 08-21-2007, 01:53 PM   #57
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hey buddy it looks nice kinda like a hot rod lol! throw some meats on there
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Isn't one option to throw some sand bags or something in the trunk for a while to bring down the back a little bit?
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Unread 08-21-2007, 04:03 PM   #59
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hey buddy it looks nice kinda like a hot rod lol! throw some meats on there
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Isn't one option to throw some sand bags or something in the trunk for a while to bring down the back a little bit?
Well, i might do something like that for winter to get a little better traction. But in the mean time ill have a full sized 31x10.5 back there for a little dead weight.

Oh and it feels good having to kinda "climb" rather than duck into my XJ.
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Unread 08-21-2007, 04:30 PM   #60
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XJ looks great...glad too see it finished too w/ all of the troubles you've had.

Can't wait for the wheels/tires pics!
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