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Unread 07-09-2011, 08:56 PM   #91
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Made one big change to the XJ today.



Cragars! White letters in.



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.



In. Rear recovery point is complete.



Looks good from the rear.



Stephen giving the shackle a strength test.



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Unread 07-09-2011, 09:08 PM   #92
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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-
NEW TIRES
swaybar discos
swaybar bushings
extended brake lines for front
extended bumpstops
3/4" poly spacer to replace the 1" aluminum spacer and factory isolator
V8 ZJ tie rod with new ends all around

And eventually-
Beefy covers for the D30 and 8.25
Sliders
CB
A good catback for a DD
Front locker?


All in good time. As always, more updates are to come.
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Unread 07-10-2011, 10:12 AM   #93
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Anyone who calls their grinder, "grinder of death", needs to not call it that.
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Unread 07-10-2011, 01:31 PM   #94
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^ What?
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Unread 07-10-2011, 05:19 PM   #95
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Looks good man.
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[QUOTE=Driver831;13076990]Say what you want, a Dana 30 held up 53"s for a good while[/QUOTE]

My 3" to 4.5" to full width build-> [url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/brookhart63-build-thread-1224726/[/url]
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Looks good man.
Thank you much, it has come a long way very quickly.
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Spent the first part of the day cleaning the Jeep up really good.



Then this evening Stephen and I got the front tow hooks on.

Getting started.



Bumper off.



While I had the emissions line disconnected I re-routed it under the ground line to keep it away from the hood prop clip and out of danger of being pinched again.



Front recovery points are done.







All finished, took about an hour.



I also noticed today that I have water and mud inside my headlights haha. I'll replace them eventually but they still work fine for now.



Ridiculous.

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Ummmmm...... Did you paint your tires? haha
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Ummmmm...... Did you paint your tires? haha
Haha no, I just used a lot of tire shine on them since the black wall side has never been cleaned in the past.
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Unread 07-10-2011, 09:41 PM   #100
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looking good, i love the new body styled cherokee's, but ill live with mine till i can find one appropriately priced for me and the wife's budget
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looking good, i love the new body styled cherokee's, but ill live with mine till i can find one appropriately priced for me and the wife's budget
Thanks, I love my XJ. When I was shopping for one the only real priority I had was that it was a 97 or newer with the 4.0. Nothing wrong with a good early model though!
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very true, i found a 99 for 5500 and the place takes trades, but car payment isnt in our budget till next year. i still like mine though.

When are you getting the duratracs? and i missed it when i looked through your thread but how much lift are you running?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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