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MountainMan864 05-09-2013 08:00 PM

Finally found a low mileage 99 XJ. Gonna be selling my TJ soon. I got a build in my mind and looking for opinions/suggestions. JCR front/rear bumpers. Non winch and tire carrier models. I want to retain the stock flares, I like the look. Also gonna be running a good size roof rack.
I'm trying to think how much it will weigh it down versus stock. My planned tire size is 285/75/16 with black tj moabs and 1.5" spacers. Other option is 32/11.50/15 with 3.75 bs black aluminum wheels. Planned lift is OME 3" HD or BDS 3" kit or 3.5RE. Sticking with stock gears and axles until stage 3 of the build. Purpose is DD/Grocery Getter/fireroads wheeling/ dirt/mud trails. Nothing hardcore.

rjbruzan 05-10-2013 08:23 AM

My only thoughts on your ideas which are spot on is the roof rack as its a huge gas mileage sucker. As a DD that must be taken into the process. If its to expensive to drive thats no good.


TheBoogieman 05-10-2013 11:41 AM


Originally Posted by MountainMan864 (Post 15413678)
Finally found a low mileage 99 XJ. Gonna be selling my TJ soon.

Shame on you MountainMan864.:nono:Remember me?:wave:

MountainMan864 05-10-2013 11:57 AM

Well I dont wheel ever nowadays and Im tired of driving this thing. I also have a son now and its a pain in the ***.

MountainMan864 05-13-2013 06:06 PM


dcorn 05-15-2013 10:58 AM

What are you looking to spend? I'd probably go with the RE 3.5" kit with the full leaf springs because it includes lower control arms. Get yourself a decent double shear track bar (IRO for a cheap one) to center the axle. That should get you enough lift to clear the 32's with flares and the heavy bumpers. I had a Rusty's 3" lift with full flares and 32's that I DD'd and lightly wheeled.

32's and 4.56 gears are awesome on the road and trails, just FYI :)

MountainMan864 05-15-2013 01:52 PM

The more and more I think about it. I've narrowed it down to 2 choices. Either the RE3.5 with currie control arms/trackbars/steering and full leafs and or DPGoffroad's 3.5-OME HD lift with currie control arms/trackbars/steering. Would like to keep stock flares and run 265s/32s or run xenon flat fender flares with 285s.

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