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Unread 01-22-2013, 03:48 PM   #16
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Unread 01-22-2013, 04:11 PM   #17
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Firefighter dalmation approves your derivery.
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Unread 01-23-2013, 07:21 AM   #18
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Haha.. His name is Chip.. and he's actually a cheetah...
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Unread 01-23-2013, 07:26 AM   #19
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A buddy of mine mounted his CB between the visors. He slid a thin wood board up between the headliner to mount it to.
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Unread 01-23-2013, 08:07 AM   #20
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Interesting. I've read some people make a bracket then use the screws for the visor clips to hold it up..

I'm planning on throwing these coils in tomorrow. Planning another hike this weekend and the rig needs to be ready for some esplorin!!
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Unread 01-23-2013, 08:19 AM   #21
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Haha.. His name is Chip.. and he's actually a cheetah...
Tell him I send my deepest apologies for the mistake haha.

I knew you would give in to the extra height eventually. That extra inch really helps, and its aesthetically pleasing as well. Keep up the good work, loving the build so far. Ill probably take some inspiration. My current XJ's build path has taken a cue from lessons learned on previous (bigger) XJ's. I just had way more fun on 3" and 31s than I did at taller heights.
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Unread 01-23-2013, 10:17 PM   #22
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Interesting. I've read some people make a bracket then use the screws for the visor clips to hold it up.
That's how I did mine. Used a piece of 1/8" flat aluminum. Because I had the time, I even traced the visor clip onto the metal and trimmed it out to match the profile like a dork. Pics and info at http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/...l#post10765139

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Thanks man! Like I said before, the woman and I crave being out and away from the hustle and bustle of Northern Virginia. So this rig functions as my DD and our expedition steed to the great outdoors.
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Unread 01-24-2013, 06:56 AM   #23
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Not that XJ specifically but oh man... That would be the ideal build for this rig right there.. That just screams "I can go anywhere, with anyone, at any time"..
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Unread 01-24-2013, 07:04 AM   #24
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Tell him I send my deepest apologies for the mistake haha.

I knew you would give in to the extra height eventually. That extra inch really helps, and its aesthetically pleasing as well. Keep up the good work, loving the build so far. Ill probably take some inspiration. My current XJ's build path has taken a cue from lessons learned on previous (bigger) XJ's. I just had way more fun on 3" and 31s than I did at taller heights.
He'll accept... Thanks man! Appreciate it!!

I know the rake was bothering me.. and I knew without the extra height I'd be robbing myself of the full potential of these shocks. My last XJ I loved to death but this go around I'm trying to make better sense of all the parts and pieces to really understand how everything works together. Instead of just throwing parts at it and wahla I'm sitting on 8" of lift and 35's.. The local jeep club here has a guy who ran RC on a super BB XJ.. Like 3 zj coil spacers stacked up front and a bastard AAL out back.. Some worn down 31 MTR's and he was crawling all over the same stuff as the JK guys on 35's.. They were a little butt hurt to say the least..

And I take pride in that.. The mild build that I'm working on here is extremely capable with the right line and choice parts.

So the suspension is somewhat setup here. I need to add discos obviously but my next serious direction is getting that TC backup and away from the ground.

I ran a IRO HnT but skill wise anyone have experience with installing a Full blown SYE?

P.S. Snowed a little here this morning.. But that won't stop me from putting these coils on in the driveway..

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Unread 01-24-2013, 07:16 AM   #25
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So I found the inspiration for my cargo shelf..
Looks like dirtbound off road makes exactly what I'm looking for.
http://www.dirtboundoffroad.com/camp...r-cargo-shelf/

I imagine I can pick up some square tubing and weld this thing up myself for at least half the price.
The idea would be to keep the 31" spare inside the jeep to keep mpgs up , spare out of the weather and secure.
But still keep the space below usable.
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Unread 01-24-2013, 05:36 PM   #26
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I'm lovvin the overland.... expo rigs are sweet, that't the build im going for with mine.
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Unread 01-25-2013, 05:32 AM   #27
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The idea would be to keep the 31" spare inside the jeep to keep mpgs up , spare out of the weather and secure.
But still keep the space below usable.
Most people have been able to fit a 31 in the stock location. I haven't tried yet. Still gotta get the best of my old baldies mounted.
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Unread 01-25-2013, 07:28 AM   #28
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Just for you Kevin since I'm working remotely today.. As you can see not much room to slide that 31" spare into the old space. That's why I want to build this rack system. Want to utilize all that free space to its potential. So maybe the spare on top of the rack with a hilift mounted to the edge..?



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Unread 01-25-2013, 07:29 AM   #29
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I'm lovvin the overland.... expo rigs are sweet, that't the build im going for with mine.
Thanks man! Yours is coming along nicely! I wish I had the balls to go doorless and still keep it my DD..
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Unread 01-25-2013, 07:40 AM   #30
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Picked up a buddies roofrack. He's on the other side of the mountains so I'll have to wait till after the superbowl to get that from him. That should help with the EXPO theme.

I wasn't able to get the coils on last night as the spring compressor I rented from advance one of the rods was stripped and you could only use one of them to compress the coil.. It was getting dark and progressively reaching the single digits.. FFFUUUUUU Advance. I need to swap it for another one and try again.
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