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Unread 12-21-2011, 06:17 PM   #46
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Hey, my name is Chris,

I bought my first XJ in Apirl, 2011. I sold my 1993 Ford Ranger (with 9" of lift and 35's) I have since done a few things to it, but I know exactly where I want it to be when I am done with it.

Stock specs when bought:

- 2000 Jeep XJ Sport
- 4.0L/AW4/NP242
- D30/C8.25 (open/open)
- 187,000 KM's
- 235/75R15 Kelly Safari TSR's (80% Tread)
- Ipod Alpine Deck
- Sony Speakers all around

Price: $3,750

Day I brought it home



Gave it a nice wash & wax



With wheeling being my background from my previous truck, I didn't want to be out of the game too long, so decided if I wanted to wheel it in the stock form, I needed to atleast protect everything underneath. So I found a front skid plate, ordered a transfer case skid, gas tank skid, rock sliders, front bumper, and HD rear diff cover.







After putting all this extra weight on, it sagged quite a bit with the saggy old suspension. So as a temporary fix I scrounged up from 2" lift leafs packs and some coil spacers up front.







After wheeling it in this state for a while, I decided I wanted to bring it into the Canadian Shield where our group wheels alot, so with that trip coming up this coming weekend I have been busy scrounging up some lift components and slapping together a TEMPORARY lift setup.

I ordered 1" block for the rear, along with longer rear shocks, an extended brake line, and my buddy said he had 3" lift coils, which ended up actually being 4.5" coils.. so I installed them and it looks like this...



So I had some Belltech 6400 shackles laying around, so I modified them to fit 2.5" wide leafs and put them on to level it out.



Flexes pretty well for now



diggin the purple

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Unread 12-22-2011, 09:34 PM   #47
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Installed my HD Tie Rod and my front diff cover this evening. The ring gears looked to be in good shape. My stock tie rod was still pretty bent from when I BOWED it in Rennie.





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Unread 12-24-2011, 01:44 AM   #48
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Got my 33" spare mounted on a rim along with an alignment after the tie rod addition and did some test fitting.. (Shout out to XJ Jay @ River Park Automotive in Winnipeg)

It rubs the rear part of the stock front flare at 3/4 crank, and will rub during any sort of daily driving while turning, I'm sure. I need a bit more lift, cut out flatty flares, and the rest of the 33's now...Keep in mind my 4.5" coils are about 2 year used as well









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Unread 12-24-2011, 02:06 PM   #49
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Test fitted the 33" tire on the rear. Cut out flatties are going to work nicely along with less backpsacing on the new rims. Also, did a comparison with my 3" lift shocks compared to my freebie 5-6" lift shocks.







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Unread 01-03-2012, 03:20 PM   #50
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Wired up some driving/offroad lights to my front bumper hoop..







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Unread 01-09-2012, 10:28 PM   #51
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Went wheelin' yesterday in Polycor. Lots of snow, lots of technical rocks..lots of carnage for other rigs. My Jeep did great! Ended up not getting off the trail till about 10pm due to other rigs in bad stucks, carnage..etc..well into the darkness, so half our trip was in the dark.































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Unread 01-10-2012, 02:39 PM   #52
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jelous of the snow lol here in michigan we dont have crap.
want to go wheeling so bad.
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Unread 01-11-2012, 06:59 AM   #53
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jelous of the snow lol here in michigan we dont have crap.
want to go wheeling so bad.
Ya this was about an hour and 15 minutes east of my city, where there is a lot more snow than where I actually am.
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Unread 01-11-2012, 02:54 PM   #54
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Ya this was about an hour and 15 minutes east of my city, where there is a lot more snow than where I actually am.
nice snow wheeling pictures.
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Unread 02-27-2012, 11:10 AM   #55
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Went out on our annual MegaRun at Seddons Corner (East of Winnipeg).. lots of snow out there and had a blast. I ended up pulling out a brand new 2dr JK.















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Unread 02-27-2012, 12:06 PM   #56
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I think we're almost twins now...



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Unread 02-27-2012, 12:15 PM   #57
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I wish we had snow here, today it is a chilly 73 degrees outside...
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Unread 02-27-2012, 12:36 PM   #58
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We should be getting "another" foot or so of snow pretty soon. Lol
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Unread 03-04-2012, 12:05 PM   #59
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After installing my 4.5" Rough Country leafs I haven't had the best pinion angle, so I corrected that (4* Shims)

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Unread 03-05-2012, 02:09 PM   #60
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do you have a sye on the jeep now at 4.5" of lift?
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