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post #76 of 105 Old 02-09-2009, 10:45 AM
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There should be a thread like this over in the ZJ/WJ section. There are tons of threads in there from people wanting to get x amount of lift by having a certain lift and then stacking a budget boost on top of it, and expect to not spend extra money on the things they need. I.E- Having a 4.5" lift, wanting to stack 2" spacers to get a 6" lift, yet still use things like stock arms, or no swaybar endlinks, and such.


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post #77 of 105 Old 02-09-2009, 10:31 PM
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Good stuff, I dont know if you have children but i do and my #1 Fan that loves to ride in the jeep is my Two year old and I know a lot of the younger jeep fans will not understand(some will), But when you load up the most precious cargo in the world you start to question everything that you have done to your ride. Your rethink every bolt you tightened down to the lug nuts, I am pretty good mechanic and have been playing with big motors and fast cars most of my life, I did not skimp on them and try to fab up some part I did not know how to build, Just make sure you do it right. If you have to save then save if your savvy with a welder and fabricating just make sure your doing right. I saved for three years to build a motor the way i wanted to and my Trans Am was totaled before i could put it in, Thats no reason to go ahead and do it the wrong way. I see it this way now i have a motor for the jeep
I did the same thing with my Mustang. All the work was done by my friends and I including lots of suspension work. I'd go on cruises with friends and take girls I knew from school along with me. If anything had happened to them because of my shoddy work, I wouldn't know what to do.

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post #78 of 105 Old 02-11-2009, 07:20 AM
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throw me an opinion on this one

jeeps are for exploring the off road

until you change them thats all they will do..
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post #79 of 105 Old 02-11-2009, 07:35 AM
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throw me an opinion on this one
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post #80 of 105 Old 02-11-2009, 08:06 AM
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is that 2 coils stacked?

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post #81 of 105 Old 02-11-2009, 08:49 AM
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holy crapola! i think that guy saw a dual rate spring coilover and got confused

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post #82 of 105 Old 02-11-2009, 08:57 AM
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ok i started this thread. and to that guy that is bashing eric, please leave this forum. you sir are the jerk and i will not be reading ANY of your posts for now on!.

sorry for creating an argument thread. i do however liek the posts that ARE on topic. if you wish to argue with someoen about something unrealated and uninformed, please do it in a PM and not in my thread. thanks!

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edit: this is erics thread.... oops!

"He almost broke the land speed record in 1977, popular opinion amongst his team was that his beard caused to much wind resistance. He would have shaved it… No, no he wouldn’t have."

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post #83 of 105 Old 02-11-2009, 07:55 PM
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buying all new would be crazy. i have a junkyard 4.5 RE lift for $170. works perfectly. i focus primarily on braking (its all NEW. lines, mc, everything) steering components (the greasables). saying that junkyard sourcing is wrong, i don't want to be right.

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I see you also twizzled your scart lead. Well done! :thumbsup:
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post #84 of 105 Old 02-11-2009, 07:57 PM
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how are those coils connected? there's no way there welded.

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post #85 of 105 Old 02-11-2009, 09:31 PM
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buying all new would be crazy. i have a junkyard 4.5 RE lift for $170. works perfectly. i focus primarily on braking (its all NEW. lines, mc, everything) steering components (the greasables). saying that junkyard sourcing is wrong, i don't want to be right.
thats not what this thread is about. it's about doing things right. cheap can be right in some cases. but not in all cases

"He almost broke the land speed record in 1977, popular opinion amongst his team was that his beard caused to much wind resistance. He would have shaved it… No, no he wouldn’t have."

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post #86 of 105 Old 02-12-2009, 12:41 AM
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yeah right now i'm in the middle of lifting my 99 xj and i thought i could just take the easy route on all the things like track bar and brake lines but now that i'm doing it right with new track bar and brake lines i'm stressing to get parts shipped in so i can get it drivable, if i would have just ordered everything instead of planning on jimmy riggin everything i wouldn't have to be freaking about parts not shipping in quick enough do it all right the first time and don't take the short cuts if you plan on actually using the lift offroad is the way i see it
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post #87 of 105 Old 02-12-2009, 07:35 AM
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yea im pretty sure its welded, a little daring if you ask me

jeeps are for exploring the off road

until you change them thats all they will do..
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post #88 of 105 Old 02-15-2009, 02:51 PM
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Here's the story behind this. I deliver furniture for a living and me and a friend of mine were riding through this neighborhood when we spotted this. We slowed down to have a better look at it and decided we had to stop and get some pics. It was hilarious. At least until you think about someone actually trying to drive this thing.

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post #90 of 105 Old 02-17-2009, 12:06 AM
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My 88 cherokee I went with a BB setup, it wash cheap and it does look and perform well but in the long run I have spent more money redoing things for it that if I fixed / changed in the first place it would have not needed to be done.

The cost of the 2" BB went to about $600 after it was all said and done, 6 months later my ujoints fail and cost $140 to repair (did not have tools with me and was on a road trip).

So for my 90 XJ I spend the money and go for a 3.5 RE SR, it is awesome but mad vibes I decide to install a SYE but I dont like the hack n tap from RE. So I decided to do the go jeep method, and it is great, Instead of running a lengthened front shaft I got a new one since the front one would soon need to be rebuilt anyway.

I got more money into it but it is built right and should last much longer before any repairs are needed.
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