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post #16 of 170 Old 04-08-2013, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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That's the direction I've been headed lately.. Just would rather spend that money on lights or steering or something, obviously, regardless I need to fix this.
Which direction do you suggest with this? Just an adjustable with a TRE like rough country? Or could I justify a double shear with the minimal wheeling I do? (Although I intend, as the jeep can handle it, to do way more)

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post #17 of 170 Old 04-09-2013, 04:20 AM
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That's the direction I've been headed lately.. Just would rather spend that money on lights or steering or something, obviously, regardless I need to fix this.
Which direction do you suggest with this? Just an adjustable with a TRE like rough country? Or could I justify a double shear with the minimal wheeling I do? (Although I intend, as the jeep can handle it, to do way more)
In my opinion, if you're going to spend the money on a new track bar, go for the double shear. It's not much higher and it's much more beefier than the stock style. Plus, it'll help fix your steering angles and minimize bumpsteer.

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In my opinion, if you're going to spend the money on a new track bar, go for the double shear. It's not much higher and it's much more beefier than the stock style. Plus, it'll help fix your steering angles and minimize bumpsteer.
X2. If nothing else its worth getting for nothing else than not having to fool with the castle nut in the factory bracket.

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What do you guys think or the IRO double shear kit?
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What do you guys think or the IRO double shear kit?
Thats what Id go with. I bought RC's doublesheer last time around and while the bracket is beefy, the bar itself was certainly not an upgrade in beefiness. IRO's doubleshear is a fine looking unit.

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What do you guys think or the IRO double shear kit?
IRO or get this:

http://www.ironman4x4fab.com/Products/TB.html

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I was looking at the one too. The only reason I was siding with IRO was the price
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IRO's is $179 + shipping
His is $249 + free shipping.

Although IRO's is really nice too, it really just depends on how much you want to spend and not the quality of each TB.

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IRO's is $179 + shipping
His is $249 + free shipping.

Although IRO's is really nice too, it really just depends on how much you want to spend and not the quality of each TB.
I guess I'll put more research into both. Chances are that I'll side with IRO because money is not abundant for me, but the price difference isn't very substantial.
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Woop woop, parts are in.



Have to call a few schools in the morning, then putting this stuff in. I'll take pictures along the way.
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And here we go...



Old packs came out without a hitch, only thing was I forgot to take out the shackle bolt, so I pulled out the spring an shackle as a whole. But I'm putting the old leaf pack on a friends rig, so that'll just be one less step.



Since I did it this way, though, I had to pick up a few extra bolts. Safe to say I hate dealerships..



Next hang up was that the center pins in the leaf packs were too big for the holes on my c8.25, but I ground them down and was good to go.
(Sorry for the photo quality)


Aaaaaaand, all done.





Sits a little higher than the front, but hopefully it will settle a bit.

Took it for a little test drive and noticed minimal driveline vibes, but without a t-case drop or SYE, I was expecting some. Ride quality seems to be very much improved, at least what I can tell driving around my neighborhood. I have to drive to work later tonight, so I guess that will be the first real test.
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Damn that looks sexy.

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Damn that looks sexy.
Why, thank you sir!
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post #29 of 170 Old 04-11-2013, 01:52 PM
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IRO FTW.

And nice look XJ man.
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post #30 of 170 Old 04-11-2013, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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Got off work a bit ago and decided I'd show how impressive the HID swapped IPF 968's do. I remembered that I'm an aspiring photographer and can use my SLR to take pictures of things.. who knew!

Anyway, Brights only (Autopal H4 swap)



And now with the IPF's (55 watt 3000k)



Images don't quite do them justice. These things are BRIGHT.

Also, bought a t-case drop from a local offroad store and a little piping to modify my exhaust. That comes with the morning.
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