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Unread 05-14-2013, 10:12 AM   #16
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If you put 2" lift shackles on the rear of an XJ and do not change the shackle upper mounting point then the shackles will be vertical and you will have to fix that. It will take bumps on the road like a wooden wheeled wagon.
Yes, yes it will. It also puts a ton of stress on the leafs at that angle.

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Unread 05-14-2013, 03:24 PM   #17
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You cant visibly see the cracks from the exterior. You have to have a compression test done.
Really I never knew that you couldn't see cracks inside the head,I was just making the point if its not cracked now and runs fine he may never ave a problem with it as long as its keep in proper work ordering and well maintained. The 0331 head didn't mean the kiss of death for an XJ and I wouldnt let that stop me from buying a 01 xj
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Unread 05-14-2013, 03:27 PM   #18
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They're not made of glass like people make them out to be and it's not like it's difficult or expensive to replace them.
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Unread 05-15-2013, 01:52 PM   #19
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I just don't want to get into a money pit since i'm still in college. that's the biggest thing im worried about.
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Unread 05-15-2013, 03:23 PM   #20
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I just don't want to get into a money pit since i'm still in college. that's the biggest thing im worried about.
Then dont buy a jeep,no offense but even the most pristine XJ is still going to be a 13 year old jeep and have needs and wants,its an expensive hobby and even when you think your done with upgrades or repairs something new will pop up and kill your paycheck. Its why jeep means just empty every pocket.
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Unread 05-15-2013, 09:29 PM   #21
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I had a 95 ZJ. I know what comes with along with a jeep but the fun outweighed the cost haha. I guess i could rephrase. I'm just worried about it not being lifted right or something along those lines. I don't mind things going wrong.. Comes with the territory. I think i will just keep looking out for a jeep that isnt lifted so i can lift it on my own so i know its done right.
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Unread 05-22-2013, 09:14 AM   #22
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You could always buy a TJ

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