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Unread 01-04-2013, 10:39 AM   #31
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Just ordered the shims and extended brake lines.

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Unread 01-04-2013, 03:13 PM   #32
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Shackle relocation brackets...
With extended shackles I got 2" net lift...
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Unread 01-04-2013, 06:36 PM   #33
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All my IRO parts should be here tuesday. Yay.
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Unread 01-04-2013, 07:25 PM   #34
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Better get some drop brackets from RCX or RE. 6.5" lift with short arms is going to suck. 4.5" was bad enough.
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Unread 01-04-2013, 07:33 PM   #35
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Shackle relocation brackets...
With extended shackles I got 2" net lift...
This. I feel as if your XJ will ride like a$$.
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Unread 01-04-2013, 07:45 PM   #36
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Skip the t-case drop and get a SYE. The problem with the drop is that it isn't - it's more of a tilt. What you drop on the back, you raise at the front. A 6" lift is already pushing it for our short front drivelines.
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Unread 01-04-2013, 10:10 PM   #37
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I run Rocky Road Outfitters Drop Brackets. They have a better bracket support system than the other 2 companies suggested. A bit more expensive, but worth it if you are not going with Long arms.

Also please consider the options available for shackle relocation brackets for the rear. As suggested, your ride and certainly your flex will be like poo if you do not. NO shock can fix that issue.

If you have not been drenching ALL fasteners with PB blaster type juice - shocks (expect to snap off the upper rear shock bolts and work that issue) upper shackle bolts, front leaf spring bolts, control arm fasteners, hitch (if equipped) hardware etc. you will have a great deal of effort ahead of you considering the 13 years of winter your XJ has seen. Have extra fasteners, torches, breaker bars, angle grinders, sawall etc. ready to go.

You do not need a bigger sway bar, you need longer swaybar end links.

IRO sells a very good adjustable double shear trackbar set up and a tough tie rod replacement as well.
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Unread 01-05-2013, 01:26 AM   #38
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Skip the t-case drop and get a SYE. The problem with the drop is that it isn't - it's more of a tilt. What you drop on the back, you raise at the front. A 6" lift is already pushing it for our short front drivelines.
Like I said, its temporary until time and weather (and wallet) will let me properly install a SYE.

Yeah I meant a bigger tie rod, most likely will order iro's. Sorry operating on very little sleep. Anyways all my stuff should be here Tuesday.

Still looking into which control arm drops I will get, though I'll look into those. I do plan on shackle relocation once money allows. Basically the tc drop and drop shackles will only be on until I get my tax return and have time to properly install the last three things.

Did order my adjustable track bar though.
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Unread 01-05-2013, 08:47 AM   #39
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See what it does. You may wind up having to leave out your front DS until you can SYE. The IRO H&T works great although at your lift height you'll probably have to get a custom rear driveshaft made up if a ZJ front shaft isn't long enough.

The drop shackles are 50% of the cost of the relocation kit. Sounds like throwing money away to me unless you buy some cheapo shackles. I've got a set of Rough Country 1" / 2" I may be ready to part with if you haven't ordered yours yet. I ran them for maybe a year and a half before I built my bastard pack.

http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep_xj_shackles.html
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Unread 01-05-2013, 08:53 AM   #40
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Yeah I got a pair of shackles cheap from a friend. Most likely will be using my tax return to just order a hack n tap + go the jy for a ds.
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Unread 01-05-2013, 10:19 AM   #41
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Anxious to see it come together!
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Unread 01-09-2013, 04:05 AM   #42
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Blah, everything's here besides the control arms.

RC sent me the YJ rear brake line, will this work or do I need to call them and get the actual XJ one. One more headache, figures.
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Unread 01-09-2013, 06:31 PM   #43
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The fittings are the same. It it's long enough, you're good. For a 2"-3" XJ lift, a stock YJ line is the perfect length at 3-1/8" longer than the stock XJ line.
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Unread 01-09-2013, 09:24 PM   #44
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I use a '95 Dakota rear line for 5" and it's plenty long, Dodge ram van rear softline is good to at least 8" (they say...)
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Unread 01-10-2013, 03:58 AM   #45
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The fittings are the same. It it's long enough, you're good. For a 2"-3" XJ lift, a stock YJ line is the perfect length at 3-1/8" longer than the stock XJ line.
Yeah it's good. Just wanted to make sure.

Anyways, got the rear passenger side almost all done, need to take the front leaf bolt out and cut the rear bolt out. It's in the metal circle inside the bushing and won't come out any further, so I'm just gonna cut it and pull it. Unless anyone has a better idea.
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