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Unread 10-23-2013, 08:29 PM   #31
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Op did we scare you off?? Lol

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Unread 10-23-2013, 09:50 PM   #32
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haha no just I would like to hear about more than just track bars lol
all good though still undecided on what companies to go with for pieces just to many options
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Unread 10-23-2013, 10:12 PM   #33
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haha no just I would like to hear about more than just track bars lol
all good though still undecided on what companies to go with for pieces just to many options
There is so much out there to choose from for you're setup. Take you're time and reserch. And if budget allows a locker is a very big helper.
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Unread 10-24-2013, 06:32 AM   #34
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Honestly, for the average XJ owner, doing average type of wheeling, Id go with either Rusty's or RE's kits with emphasis on RE. Not everyone out there is out for some King of the Hammers type ****, either one of those should get you to where you want to be, and if you are using it enough you'll learn the shortcomings of your setup and see what needs to be improved.

Thats not the cheapest way but its the best way to tune your setup to your needs as you see fit if this is your first rodeo. Depending on type of wheeling you may never have an issue out of any of those kits, but if you do you will have learned what else you need and what you dont, and real world, first hand experience is greater than web wheeling type research. These people here dont know your wheeling style or needs anymore than a gas station cashier know your previous medical history. A lot of people look down on what Id call entry level companies but they are how most all of us have learned what works and what doesnt. Some people just DONT need high end parts.

That said, if more serious wheeling is your intent, you are better off piecing a kit together with an assortment of more quality parts, assuming you know what you are looking for.
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Unread 10-24-2013, 07:47 AM   #35
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My thoughts are simple on this. 1 I love how rusted had nothing to say to ibj.

2 piece together your own kit.
If I were to do it again I'd be rocking a
IRO double shear track bar
Tj 4.5 front coils (nets an xj 3 inches with a longer coil) probably of re or Iro nature.
For the rear I'd do a super mild bastard pack like another xj main and mid leaf. And 91 Chevy 1500 shackles (1.5 lift and dog legged winning!)
For shocks I would go straight to 8-10 inch travel bilstiens.
And one thing every one including my self over looks for a little while is steering. Don't. Zj v8 steering or a Iro tie rod upgrade if your on the cheap.
I wish I had done this the first time. At 3 inches new control arms are nice but not super needed.

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Unread 10-24-2013, 09:22 AM   #36
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My thoughts are simple on this. 1 I love how rusted had nothing to say to ibj.

2 piece together your own kit.
If I were to do it again I'd be rocking a
IRO double shear track bar
Tj 4.5 front coils (nets an xj 3 inches with a longer coil) probably of re or Iro nature.
For the rear I'd do a super mild bastard pack like another xj main and mid leaf. And 91 Chevy 1500 shackles (1.5 lift and dog legged winning!)
For shocks I would go straight to 8-10 inch travel bilstiens.
And one thing every one including my self over looks for a little while is steering. Don't. Zj v8 steering or a Iro tie rod upgrade if your on the cheap.
I wish I had done this the first time. At 3 inches new control arms are nice but not super needed.

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Unread 10-24-2013, 10:37 AM   #37
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Why a TJ 4.5 coil for added 3 in ? Why not just an XJ 3 in ?
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Unread 10-24-2013, 10:49 AM   #38
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Why a TJ 4.5 coil for added 3 in ? Why not just an XJ 3 in ?
It's a longer coil. So it will droop more.

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Unread 10-24-2013, 03:32 PM   #39
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It's a longer coil. So it will droop more. I <3 rockrash
Lol Luke95 longer coils will not allow more droop you have so much to learn !

Longer shocks will Allow more droop but then control arms come into play cause if they do not have an offset end or bend they will rest on the coil buckets. limit droop. Also 8" travel shocks will not allow much travel. I am running 10" travel shocks with a Xj 3.5" spring you can see my down travel is limited by shocks But my spring is unseated 4" Tj 4" springs are the same height as a Xj spring iirc my RE 3.5" springs said on the box Xj 3.5" Tj 4.5".
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Unread 10-24-2013, 04:42 PM   #40
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Lol Luke95 longer coils will not allow more droop you have so much to learn !

Longer shocks will Allow more droop but then control arms come into play cause if they do not have an offset end or bend they will rest on the coil buckets. limit droop. Also 8" travel shocks will not allow much travel. I am running 10" travel shocks with a Xj 3.5" spring you can see my down travel is limited by shocks But my spring is unseated 4" Tj 4" springs are the same height as a Xj spring iirc my RE 3.5" springs said on the box Xj 3.5" Tj 4.5".
I will edit my statement. I would advice a longer coil because I am running 10 inch bilstiens up front and the re 3.5s start to unseat with 3 inches of down travel left.

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Unread 10-25-2013, 07:32 AM   #41
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I see both points.
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