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Unread 02-13-2013, 01:29 PM   #16
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I apologize, no sarcasm here. I am 6'2" and the rearview was always in my way before. I flipped it upside down so now it tucks up next to my headliner. Feels like my windshield got bigger and visibility out the back is improved too. Considering it takes 5 seconds to do, it really is a neat little trick, especially if you are on the tall side.
Ah i see, yeah i'll have to try it out! im planning on taking off the door trim today to get a cleaner look

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[QUOTE=Necromancer_tat;11926317]Don't hate on 16 year olds with 3 inch body lifts and 31's, they're out having the time of their life in their Jeeps![/QUOTE]
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Unread 02-13-2013, 02:29 PM   #17
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Ah i see, yeah i'll have to try it out! im planning on taking off the door trim today to get a cleaner look
Good choice, thats one of the first things I did. Looks much cleaner.
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Unread 02-14-2013, 03:42 PM   #18
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Here is what she looks like now, only took me about 4 hours to get the glue off of both sides. I used a piece of rubber hose and my fingernail, I'm liking the look so far My buddy helped me choose a name for her too, Fiona. I'm also looking into the Rusty's 4.5" lift, any thoughts?
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Unread 02-14-2013, 04:05 PM   #19
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Looks great! Very clean XJ as a starting point.

I have limited experience with Rusty's aside from running some of their coils in the past. Nothing bad to say about them, but I know a lot of people are weary of any of their products with a joint in it (such as trackbar). I wont go spreading interwebz hearsay because I have no firsthand experience with it. Im sure that would do just fine though. Ive ran RC's 4.5" setup in the past up front with no complaints either, and just ordered Rubicon Express 4.5" parts for this go around.

Whatever you get, I think you are making a wise choice by jumping straight to 4.5". With the exception of a few people with LCG style builds, 3" will just make you wish you had gone bigger from the start.
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Unread 02-14-2013, 04:17 PM   #20
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Looks great! Very clean XJ as a starting point.

I have limited experience with Rusty's aside from running some of their coils in the past. Nothing bad to say about them, but I know a lot of people are weary of any of their products with a joint in it (such as trackbar). I wont go spreading interwebz hearsay because I have no firsthand experience with it. Im sure that would do just fine though. Ive ran RC's 4.5" setup in the past up front with no complaints either, and just ordered Rubicon Express 4.5" parts for this go around.

Whatever you get, I think you are making a wise choice by jumping straight to 4.5". With the exception of a few people with LCG style builds, 3" will just make you wish you had gone bigger from the start.
I'm lcg so I dig it, but me and my sawsall and angle grinder a good friends!
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Unread 02-14-2013, 06:40 PM   #21
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Sorry to point out the obvious but, DAMN!! Your rear leafs are in bad shape..
Good Luck with the build!
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Unread 02-14-2013, 06:47 PM   #22
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I apologize, no sarcasm here. I am 6'2" and the rearview was always in my way before. I flipped it upside down so now it tucks up next to my headliner. Feels like my windshield got bigger and visibility out the back is improved too. Considering it takes 5 seconds to do, it really is a neat little trick, especially if you are on the tall side.
I'm gonna have to try this.
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Unread 02-14-2013, 08:37 PM   #23
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Sorry to point out the obvious but, DAMN!! Your rear leafs are in bad shape..
Good Luck with the build!
Thanks! And yeah, thats why im looking for a good lift that includes the spring packs. Im also looking into the LED gauge cluster... Does anybody have experience with this?
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Unread 02-14-2013, 08:39 PM   #24
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Looks great! Very clean XJ as a starting point.

I have limited experience with Rusty's aside from running some of their coils in the past. Nothing bad to say about them, but I know a lot of people are weary of any of their products with a joint in it (such as trackbar). I wont go spreading interwebz hearsay because I have no firsthand experience with it. Im sure that would do just fine though. Ive ran RC's 4.5" setup in the past up front with no complaints either, and just ordered Rubicon Express 4.5" parts for this go around.

Whatever you get, I think you are making a wise choice by jumping straight to 4.5". With the exception of a few people with LCG style builds, 3" will just make you wish you had gone bigger from the start.
Thanks! Shes not perfect but then again, its a Jeep! This is all good info
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Unread 02-14-2013, 08:42 PM   #25
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Thanks! And yeah, thats why im looking for a good lift that includes the spring packs. Im also looking into the LED gauge cluster... Does anybody have experience with this?
I put leds in my 99 not to long ago. Let me know if you need any help.
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Unread 02-15-2013, 06:52 PM   #26
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I put leds in my 99 not to long ago. Let me know if you need any help.
Do you know what size the bulbs were behind the dash and for the HVAC controls? Also did you replace your 4WD and gear selector lights?
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Unread 02-15-2013, 07:09 PM   #27
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these are the bulbs i used for my cluster. Haven't got around to doing 4WD and gear selectors.
https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...edge-base/228/
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Unread 02-15-2013, 07:23 PM   #28
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Future plans is to make this right?

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Unread 02-15-2013, 07:27 PM   #29
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these are the bulbs i used for my cluster. Haven't got around to doing 4WD and gear selectors.
https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...edge-base/228/
Exactly how many do i need of these? You wouldnt happen to have a picture of your cluster lit up would you? I am curious to see what it looks like, thanks!
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Unread 02-15-2013, 07:28 PM   #30
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Future plans is to make this right?
No tom, i would rather keep it stock than to hack it to pieces like that
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