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Unread 11-08-2009, 12:10 PM   #151
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ok....those pics SUCK! sorry. It was just with my wife's old cell. I'll take some more later or on Monday, but these are the wheels that are on there.....

Nice score on the lift man! I like those wheels a lot better than the soft 8's that EVERYONE seems to have. I even saw them on a totally stock ford explorer which made me hate them even more

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Unread 11-08-2009, 01:06 PM   #152
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The bastard pack is just the packs out of an S-10, right?
A bastard pack is the main xj leaf with the entire s-10 or even dakota leaf pack with the eyes cut off and all stacked. there are many ways to do it to get the lift your looking for most I have seen mix and match leafs to get what they want.

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Unread 11-08-2009, 01:12 PM   #153
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s10, dakota, there are other im not sure of too.
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Unread 11-08-2009, 01:14 PM   #154
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Nice score on the lift man! I like those wheels a lot better than the soft 8's that EVERYONE seems to have. I even saw them on a totally stock ford explorer which made me hate them even more
Hey man...I had soft 8's on my TJ I don't care how common they are now... I still thought they were sexy but I DO like these better, but I'm not sure if I like them better than what I already picked up for the XJ. I love lose "gamblers" or whatever you call them. They're badass.

JJ - why would I want to go with the bastard pack if I already have the AAL? It doesn't sound too much different, but a lot more trial and error/guess work to get the desired amount of lift
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Unread 11-08-2009, 01:15 PM   #155
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I think I'll just do the AAL for now and if it's too poopy I'll upgrade to the RC full leaf packs down the line.
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Unread 11-08-2009, 08:26 PM   #156
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AAL's aren't as bad as people make them out to be, as long as you know it will sag a little its fine. I think most people slap them on horribly sagging leaves, and expect them to net the advertised height, they don't and then they get upset, as long as your pack is good and you get the long leaf, you'll be okay.
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Unread 11-08-2009, 08:32 PM   #157
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I don't know how to measure what I have. It doesn't LOOK like it's sagging more than the front right now, but who knows how bad my front is too. I would guess that my pack isn't the greatest given the condition of the rest of the HEEP when I received it.

Long leaf? do you just mean my RC add-a-leaf that came with the kit or what? Don't confuse me man It happens too easily.
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Unread 11-08-2009, 08:49 PM   #158
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This is an old pic, Still sitting on the 31's but the only one that shows thelip on the fender. So you can see where I cut. I'll have to get back to you on the current pics(don't have any yet)
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Unread 11-08-2009, 09:00 PM   #159
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Those are some big *** rims
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Unread 11-08-2009, 09:17 PM   #160
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This is an old pic, Still sitting on the 31's but the only one that shows thelip on the fender. So you can see where I cut. I'll have to get back to you on the current pics(don't have any yet)
That is one SWEET lookin XJ You need to hook me up with the pics of it and the 33's.
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Unread 11-08-2009, 09:17 PM   #161
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Yah, 10'' wide. They were to wide for the tires but got them for next to nothing. Only had a couple issues offroad with tire pressure releasing.
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Unread 11-08-2009, 09:24 PM   #162
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I think I'll just do the AAL for now and if it's too poopy I'll upgrade to the RC full leaf packs down the line.
thats a goodp plan. if my bastard pack sags in the future ill do the same. and maybe add a shackle and spacer while im there.
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Unread 11-08-2009, 09:46 PM   #163
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Yeah, I have a good idea once in awhile
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Unread 11-08-2009, 10:04 PM   #164
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Hey Koolaid, I'm the guy that bought your TJ. Excellent work so far. Give me a call if you need anything, and I should be back around Thanksgiving, especially if you need a hand on some of your projects. Good score on the lift and wheels. I'll stop by and take a look to see how everything is going.

Looking pretty good!
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Unread 11-08-2009, 10:10 PM   #165
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Hey Rick... I was wondering what your name was on here. Thanks for the offer. Feel free to stop by anytime to give me a hand D I'm sure I could use it. That goes for anyone else in the Bragg area as well....with the wife and kids gone I'll have the fridge stocked with beer, so come on by.
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