Look how clean the wheel is, really shows off the dirt on the tires haha
Looks so much better.
Had to modify the shackle mount slightly, it was too big for the hitch. Apparently Crown Automotive doesn't have very good quality standards if you have to grind it to make it fit. Whatever, nothing to complain about, I made it work.
Using the Angle Grinder of Death I removed enough material on all four sides to make it fit inside the receiver.
Hit it with some Rustoleum paint, and it is ready to go.
Front tow hooks will have to wait. We were going to get them on tonight but Stephen and I started messing around with his XJ instead and then started just hanging around talking. So naturally we didn't get as much done as planned. There is no rush to get them on any time soon anyway.
Still to buy-
extended brake lines for front
3/4" poly spacer to replace the 1" aluminum spacer and factory isolator
V8 ZJ tie rod with new ends all around
Beefy covers for the D30 and 8.25
A good catback for a DD
All in good time. As always, more updates are to come.
I'm sure you can find a better deal out there somewhere, mine was only $2800.
I'll be getting the DuraTracs as soon as I finish saving up the money. Should be by the end of this month, if not maybe a few weeks into August. As for my lift it is the 3" Rough Country Series II kit with full packs, combined with 1" Daystar greasable shackles in the rear and 1" solid spacers in the front. Realistically I'd say the rear was lifted just under 4" and the front was lifted just over 4". I'll eventually get a slightly smaller spacer for the front to help level it out a little more, but for now I'm satisfied.
Ah i see, Yeah im sure ill come across a better deal, its always nice to look.
I've thought about getting one inch spacers for the front because mine leans forward. I got 3" lift front and 3.75 almost 4 in the rear with aal... next summer well next time we get taxes back, ill order new set of leafs.
hell mines not even 4x4 but it will be again eventually.
99' XJ<->5.5" Lift; 35's; SYE; Winch; much more goodies too
02' WJ<->Rebuilt from wreck, still stock
Well tonight wasn't a very good night for the XJ. My exhaust hanger next to the shackle broke, so now my rattle is even louder. Also, my D-ring fell out of the receiver. So at some point tonight while taking a girl out to dinner my rear recovery decided to bail. A minor setback, but extremely annoying nonetheless.