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Unread 05-03-2013, 10:18 AM   #16
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Haha thanks man, this will probably turn into a build of both. I'm more excited than she is about her rig, gonna tear into engine next week and try to find whats knocking. Whats a decent mud/sand tire? I wanna go with mtr's but having trouble finding them cheap

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Unread 05-03-2013, 10:27 AM   #17
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Haha thanks man, this will probably turn into a build of both. I'm more excited than she is about her rig, gonna tear into engine next week and try to find whats knocking. Whats a decent mud/sand tire? I wanna go with mtr's but having trouble finding them cheap
What year is her XJ?

Decent is subjective really, depends on the price and size. Personally I like the Hankook Dyna Pros: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/...6/index18.html

VegasGT just ordered some for his XJ, and a buddy of mine runs them on his GMC. They're nice tires and don't burn off quick like some of the softer M/Ts do.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 11:05 AM   #18
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Hers is a 99, i think either a rod bearing or loose wrist pin is causing the knock.. I'll check out the dynapros, trying to decide on 33s or 35s too since im stock gears for a while
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Unread 05-03-2013, 11:10 AM   #19
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Hers is a 99, i think either a rod bearing or loose wrist pin is causing the knock.. I'll check out the dynapros, trying to decide on 33s or 35s too since im stock gears for a while
Check what rear axle you have first. If it's a D35, I recommend 33s. If you have 8.25, get 35s and eventually re-gear.

Probably a rod on hers.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 11:18 AM   #20
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I have the 29 spline 8.25, gonna find a 4.10 LSD 8.8 to swap after i get bumpers, zj steering, and bushwackers. I'm just hoping it holds up on 35s i wheel pretty hard haha
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Unread 05-03-2013, 11:24 AM   #21
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I have the 29 spline 8.25, gonna find a 4.10 LSD 8.8 to swap after i get bumpers, zj steering, and bushwackers. I'm just hoping it holds up on 35s i wheel pretty hard haha
8.25 can hold up to 35s easily stock. Comparable to a D44 especially if you build it up.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 11:48 AM   #22
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Sweet you think the 8.25 is worth doing disk swap on vs swapping a 8.8? I want to run 4.56s with a lunchbox if i run stock axle.. And are liberty brakes bolt on?
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Unread 05-03-2013, 12:12 PM   #23
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Sweet you think the 8.25 is worth doing disk swap on vs swapping a 8.8? I want to run 4.56s with a lunchbox if i run stock axle.. And are liberty brakes bolt on?
I say save the money and keep the 8.25. My buddy had wheeled his very hard with 4.56's and a locker on 35 KM2's which are really almost 36's. And the liberty disks are bolt on. There are a few write ups about install.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 12:20 PM   #24
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Cool thanks, i need brakes bad i'll look into that. DNFJ how do you like your ebay snorkel? And ya think the knock off bushwackers would be decent?
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Unread 05-03-2013, 12:32 PM   #25
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Cool thanks, i need brakes bad i'll look into that. DNFJ how do you like your ebay snorkel? And ya think the knock off bushwackers would be decent?
It works very well. Just make sure you are careful when you drill the holes, mine doesn't line up 100% perfectly but its close.

Those eBay bushwackers are what I'm going to run now that the paint is done.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 01:04 PM   #26
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Sweet i might copy that, can get the snorkel and flares for less than a set of bushwackers by the looks of it.. BTW your xj is sick! Diggin the color haha
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Unread 05-03-2013, 01:17 PM   #27
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Sweet i might copy that, can get the snorkel and flares for less than a set of bushwackers by the looks of it.. BTW your xj is sick! Diggin the color haha
Thanks man! Your jeep would look good with em, you'll have to trim the driver side flair most likely
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Unread 05-03-2013, 01:33 PM   #28
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To clear snorkel?
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Unread 05-03-2013, 01:45 PM   #29
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To clear snorkel?
Yes exactly
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Unread 05-03-2013, 03:10 PM   #30
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Gotcha thats no biggie, just gotta try and do it when i'm not in a hurry to go wheelin so it turns out nice haha. Should have dome wheelin pics and vid from this weekend hope everything holds up
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