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post #31 of 131 Old 07-08-2013, 03:17 PM
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This is my XJ flexing on stock suspension with just a 2" puck spacer and longer shocks. It is sitting on 32/12.50/15 BFG A/Ts.

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That looks good to me because that's all the lift I want right now. What shocks are those and are they mounted in the factor location?

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post #32 of 131 Old 07-08-2013, 04:40 PM
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They are some no name +2" longer shocks in the factory spot.
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post #33 of 131 Old 07-08-2013, 04:42 PM
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My rig when it was on the 2" lift with 32's



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Did a few things to the xj today vaccumed and cleaned all the plastic...and made custom floormats, also the first pic is of something i have no clue what it is? Any guesses?




FLoor mat project:



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This is what im using, yes the stuff in the trunk could be tighter, if i pinned or glued it but i didnt just stuffed it under the plastic molding...good enough for me

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i forgot a pic of the floormats done ill get one put up in a few
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post #36 of 131 Old 07-08-2013, 09:16 PM
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...also the first pic is of something i have no clue what it is? Any guesses?

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okay, actually it's the receiver for a door lock remote that has a range of not much further than the key so often they get pitched in the trash and forgotten about.

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post #37 of 131 Old 07-08-2013, 10:57 PM
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Care to elaborate on that statement. I find it hard to believe if you use quality parts that's it does not play some factor.
"Quality" isn't necessarily going to cause something to flex better. People use the junk IRO long arm and get good flex. Since when did lift size mean you are using quality parts? I've run some kind if 3" coil, a rear add a leaf a good track bar an did a few other clearance mods for the control arms and got just as much "flex" as a good 6" lift. This was all on bent, trashed, factory short arms. How you ask? I ran the same length shock as the 6 inch kit. At this point, every aspect in my suspension had been taken into account other than the stock control arms.
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Oh ya did I mention I plan on doing all the work myself, but I don't know hardly a thing about mechanics. Most ive ever done is oil changes, and replace an alternator on my 07 galant
I just want something that is good quality that I will be able to install myself Ill say again this will a learning experience
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My rig when it was on the 2" lift with 32's



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Thanks for the picture, that helps me out a lot seeing it together. I love the color
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post #40 of 131 Old 07-09-2013, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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That looks good to me because that's all the lift I want right now. What shocks are those and are they mounted in the factor location?
Hey mike have you tried the JY here im sure there will be several xjs there. I haven't been yet but im planning on going soon.
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Thanks for the picture, that helps me out a lot seeing it together. I love the color
Thanks! I picked it up for $2800 back in October last year. It lived in Ohio for the first 5 years of its life before the PO came to Vegas. It has only has enough rust to make changing the suspension a PITA. Plus it had 138k when i got it, no dents dings or scratched paint. Now its at 142k miles, lifted, locked, scrached, dented, and over all beat to hell due to rocks. Good luck with your build, i will be subing this thread.
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Hey mike have you tried the JY here im sure there will be several xjs there. I haven't been yet but im planning on going soon.
I don't want to sound stupid but what is the JY? Also the home made floor mats were a good idea. Cheap and get the job done.
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"Quality" isn't necessarily going to cause something to flex better.
I guess quality was not the right word I was looking for, but what I'm getting from what you are saying is the shocks are the limiting factor.
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I don't want to sound stupid but what is the JY? Also the home made floor mats were a good idea. Cheap and get the job done.
JY= junk yard
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I don't want to sound stupid but what is the JY? Also the home made floor mats were a good idea. Cheap and get the job done.
JY means junk yard

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Thanks! I picked it up for $2800 back in October last year. It lived in Ohio for the first 5 years of its life before the PO came to Vegas. It has only has enough rust to make changing the suspension a PITA. Plus it had 138k when i got it, no dents dings or scratched paint. Now its at 142k miles, lifted, locked, scrached, dented, and over all beat to hell due to rocks. Good luck with your build, i will be subing this thread.
Thanks Puck. So I bought mine for the same price as yours, however it has 160,000 and a few dents.... prices I could find for better ones were in the 4-5k range and I didn't want to spend that much starting out
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