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Unread 10-10-2014, 11:37 PM   #1
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New here. Just bought my first jeep yesterday and thought i'd post a few pictures.

As the title says I bought my first Jeep yesterday. I've always wanted an XJ and finally had the chance to pick one up. It has a Rubicon Express 4.5" lift on it with some no name 31" street tires on it. So, first thing this morning I went to the tire shop and got some 33's on it. Looks much better. Can't wait to get it out on the trails. I have quite a few plans for it. I'll update as I go. What do you guy's suggest I do first? Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy.

Before 33's



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Unread 10-10-2014, 11:55 PM   #2
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Had it fully articulated earlier today and don't have any rubbing issues but I think when I use the sway bar quick disconnects i'll be rubbing. Looks like I'll eventually have to do some trimming.
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Unread 10-11-2014, 01:19 AM   #3
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What's your gearing? If you're still at 3.55, you might want to look into re-gearing with the increase in tire size.
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Welcome to the world of jeep..hopefully you become addicted like the rest of us.
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Unread 10-11-2014, 10:15 AM   #5
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What's your gearing? If you're still at 3.55, you might want to look into re-gearing with the increase in tire size.
It is still stock gearing. My dad suggested the same thing. What gearing should I look into? Thanks for the input.

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Welcome to the world of jeep..hopefully you become addicted like the rest of us.
Thanks man. I'm already there
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Unread 10-14-2014, 09:51 AM   #7
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Unread 10-14-2014, 09:53 AM   #8
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Took some better pictures finally.

New tires and piaa lights installed











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Unread 10-14-2014, 10:07 AM   #9
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That thing is beautiful!
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Unread 10-14-2014, 10:30 AM   #10
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That thing is beautiful!
Thanks very much. It took forever to find one that hadn't been hacked up and beat to hell. I was looking for months and months and when this one showed up I jumped on it asap lol.

Very happy with it. I have a list of stuff that I want for it. Just have to run it all by the wife first
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Unread 10-15-2014, 10:44 PM   #11
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Cb and firestick installed today. Trying to get what i can done before our slick rock trip coming up.



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Unread 10-17-2014, 08:42 AM   #12
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Smittybilt front bumper and rear bumper with tire mount ordered. Looking for some rock sliders now. Not a fan of the Smittybilts. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Unread 10-22-2014, 10:47 AM   #13
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Ok, so I ordered Olympic rock sliders. But now I need lockers before our trip. I don't want to spend much money on the d30 because I plan to put d44's under it. What's my best bet for cheap lockers that will be streetable? I drive this xj every day so I'd like to have decent and quiet street driving but full lock on trails. Can anyone point me in the right direction? My dad suggested lock rite lockers but I'm reading that they don't do well turning on street. And also click. I see they also make limited slip also but are they good for crawling?

Any help is appreciated.

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Unread 10-22-2014, 10:54 AM   #14
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Also, is the turning and clicking issue only when 4wd is engaged? Or all the time?
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Unread 10-23-2014, 06:05 PM   #15
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Lookin' GOOD!

Good luck and welcome to the Jeep World. Looks great! Have fun!
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