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Building a Bumper?Ruffstuff Axle Simple Swap Kit!~Artec JK 1 TON SWAP~

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Unread 03-29-2013, 11:16 AM   #76
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thats a sick pick with the storm .. love storms
Thanks man! Winter here has been all over the place and ready for blue skies,warm weather, and camping.

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Unread 04-02-2013, 05:48 AM   #77
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Or better yet based upon my desires to go bigger for more clearance.. Would I gain anything by throwing on adjustable LCA's instead? Would this help center the axle more and relieve the rubbing on the inner fender? If so I would go with:

Adjustable LCA's
Steering Stabilizer upgrade
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Unread 04-03-2013, 10:48 AM   #78
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I'd say plan A. But I'm no expert. Bad goes to worse you if you load up with extra water and gas your suspension will have some space for movement
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Unread 04-04-2013, 01:56 AM   #79
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Sometimes I debate adding a little more lift. At ~3", I can see where LCAs are soon to be necessary.

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Unread 04-04-2013, 05:46 AM   #80
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I've looked at a lot of interior shelves and never thought much about them. Then I saw this.
http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...724#post506724




Are you keeping your interior space for sleeping or do you hope to get into a rooftop tent?
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Unread 04-04-2013, 07:41 AM   #81
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Sometimes I debate adding a little more lift. At ~3", I can see where LCAs are soon to be necessary.

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I don't want to get bigger but yes it should be the best way to keep tires in check without cutting up the body.

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Unread 04-04-2013, 07:42 AM   #82
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I've looked at a lot of interior shelves and never thought much about them. Then I saw this.
http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...724#post506724




Are you keeping your interior space for sleeping or do you hope to get into a rooftop tent?
IDEALLY a rooftop tent would be da bomb. But think with that shelf and a full air mattress life could be pretty cushy.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 03:04 PM   #83
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I've looked at a lot of interior shelves and never thought much about them. Then I saw this.
http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...724#post506724




Are you keeping your interior space for sleeping or do you hope to get into a rooftop tent?
That may have to be what I do in mine! Past trips Ive went on Ive had to keep cargo light to have sleeping space inside. With a rooftop tent out of my budget Ive considered buying a tent cot to haul around but that idea there may be the best of both worlds. Ive got a few weekend long wheeling road trips I plan to take this year. Maybe I can try and put something together by then.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 08:16 PM   #84
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My plan A is to add a rooftop basket so when I park I can toss my contents up in it, tarp over them and then sleep inside with nothing extra but the spare tire. My wife and I did a test run last weekend together and were surprisingly comfortable.

Plan B will be something like the shelf above. I haven't taken any measurements yet but it would need to be at least as high as a cooler. I PMed the owner of the above vehicle to try and get some more pictures. I'm not sure how the deck is supported and want to know more about his design. I'll share whatever I glean from him.

Plan C is a rooftop tent although new they cost more than our XJs are worth and I'm not sure I can every justify the expense.
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Now thats is Sweeeet ... I have half of that on my rig but I mounted my spare tire to it ..
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Unread 04-06-2013, 06:41 AM   #86
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I've looked at a lot of interior shelves and never thought much about them. Then I saw this.
http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...724#post506724




Are you keeping your interior space for sleeping or do you hope to get into a rooftop tent?
Lots of good ideas in this thread, thank you for sharing.
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Unread 04-08-2013, 07:59 PM   #87
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Finally ordered up some JKS discos and sent her to the shop for inspection.
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Unread 04-11-2013, 12:46 PM   #88
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Ok for ****s and giggles I may be picking up another XJ to flip.. Guy wants $1500 but needs

- Exhaust
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I offered him $800.
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Unread 04-11-2013, 01:05 PM   #89
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My plan A is to add a rooftop basket so when I park I can toss my contents up in it, tarp over them and then sleep inside with nothing extra but the spare tire. My wife and I did a test run last weekend together and were surprisingly comfortable.

Plan B will be something like the shelf above. I haven't taken any measurements yet but it would need to be at least as high as a cooler. I PMed the owner of the above vehicle to try and get some more pictures. I'm not sure how the deck is supported and want to know more about his design. I'll share whatever I glean from him.

Plan C is a rooftop tent although new they cost more than our XJs are worth and I'm not sure I can every justify the expense.
You must not be that tall of a guy... LOL I have to lay in there on an angle, and even them my feet hang out the gate
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Unread 04-12-2013, 09:58 AM   #90
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You must not be that tall of a guy... LOL I have to lay in there on an angle, and even them my feet hang out the gate
I'm 5'11" and I have to curl or prop my head up to fit.
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