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Unread 08-17-2011, 11:49 PM   #1
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Me and my XJ (kinda a build thread)

I'm new here, not new to wheeling and not new to XJ's. I bought my XJ in stock form in Feb of 2007


After lurking and reading the forums and rags and talking to lots of people I decided on a Rubicon Express 3.5" SuperFlex kit. Down the road I installed 4.56's and locked the front end.

Wheeled her like this from May of 2007 till Jan 1 of this year.


Shortly after T-giving of last year I picked up a slew of parts. Including full width 44's beadlocks, lockers gears, e.t.c. Earlier this year I collected the parts to get the project going. She's been under the knife for a while and I'm starting to get closer to wheelable.

So the plan for this pig, is a mid-arm setup upfront. Custom rear leafs, full width 44's 5.38's, Aussie locked, TNT Ballistic and Ruff Stuff brackets, stiffners front to back. HD Offroad shackle relocators, ACOS, 5.5" lift, 36" TSL SX's, More trimming, Bilstien shocks, and a whole lot more.

Here are a few I snapped last month. I'll take a few more tomorrow and post them up.




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Unread 09-04-2011, 06:50 PM   #2
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Looks like a good start. What leaves are you going to be running?
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Unread 09-04-2011, 09:24 PM   #3
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thats an interesting front trim job. jeep looks good.
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Unread 09-05-2011, 07:39 AM   #4
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thats an interesting front trim job. jeep looks good.
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Unread 09-05-2011, 11:59 AM   #5
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im stoked to see your supporting LII
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Unread 09-06-2011, 03:01 PM   #6
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I forgot about this thread. Yeah the front trim job sucks. I did it in haste wanting to go wheel. I"m probably going to cover it up with some TJ flares.

I like the LII stuff from what I saw online. So I gave them a try, they're a lot easier to install than the HD Offroad stuff. But, I don't like the small section between the main stiffners and the front stiffners that get no attention. I'll be addressing that later.

Picked up some used Super Swamper TSL SX's in 36" flavor


Got the rear axle in. I still have to plumb the brake line


I started playing with my front links
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Unread 09-06-2011, 03:03 PM   #7
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Looks like a good start. What leaves are you going to be running?
Thanks...

For now I will be bastard packing some Bronco II leaves. I'm kind of in a rush to get this pig ready for a big local run next month.
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Unread 09-06-2011, 03:28 PM   #8
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trim those ubolts down.. when you flex they will hit the frame rails denting them. i learned that the hard way.
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Unread 09-06-2011, 03:31 PM   #9
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lii is working on a bunch of products. ill mention what you said about the siffiners to Tim when i talk to him next. i actually just dropped my front axle off to him the other day for some prototype work
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Unread 09-06-2011, 03:39 PM   #10
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trim those ubolts down.. when you flex they will hit the frame rails denting them. i learned that the hard way.
They will be trimmed down before I go wheeling. I'm waiting for some room to open up in the shop, so I can get to work on the details.

I like the LII product line from what I've seen and will prolly throw some more their way as I can use their product.
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Unread 09-06-2011, 03:49 PM   #11
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Brown Santa just dropped this off

Ruff Stuff 7/8's heim steering kit.
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Unread 09-06-2011, 04:27 PM   #12
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real nice job so far. dont rush it too much though, mistakes and shortcuts can get made
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Unread 09-11-2011, 02:48 PM   #13
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I'm not going to rush it to the point where it puts others and myself in danger.

I did get the front 3 link tacked in today. Front suspension should be done by Tuesday.
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Unread 10-18-2011, 10:00 PM   #14
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Some updates.

Did the last bit of welding on the front 44


Got her sitting on all four


Built a front stubby bumper


Started on a rear bumper


here a few more randoms

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Unread 10-18-2011, 10:07 PM   #15
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I'll be boxing the rockers in the next few days.
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