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Unread 02-05-2013, 12:28 PM   #106
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Unread 02-05-2013, 01:14 PM   #107
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Put the rough country sway bar links on:



The rear fender flares are back on now too. Stupid salt is already making my IRO leafs get surface rust, winter needs to be over so I can take the whole thing apart and wire brush the underside and put on like three coats of chassis saver.

Filed my taxes, trying to figure out what I should all get. Maybe just go for the big one and get tires. I'll have around $1000 to spend extra. If anyone has a suggestion, feel free!

I vote the taxes go to tires. Some aggressive tread would really set that thing off!
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Unread 02-05-2013, 01:59 PM   #108
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Unread 02-05-2013, 05:10 PM   #109
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X2. I'm putting in a vote for that also
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Unread 02-05-2013, 06:08 PM   #110
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Bigger?
I already have 33s :O

def need a SYE and upper control arms
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Unread 02-05-2013, 07:54 PM   #111
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Your tires are pretty big for still having your fenders, you just have so much lift it makes those 33s look small. Ever thought about a spacer?

Jeeps lookin good as always by the way
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Unread 02-06-2013, 04:30 AM   #112
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How bad would 35s be on a dana30 though?

e: nevermind googled it. Eh, lot more work to do it the right way.
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Unread 02-06-2013, 05:18 AM   #113
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How bad would 35s be on a dana30 though?

e: nevermind googled it. Eh, lot more work to do it the right way.
I just put 34s on yesterday. Dana 30 can run 35s no prob if your not locked. If you are ... you still may be ok but you run the chance for problems.

Switching to a mud tire will really change your look a lot, they just look so much more beefy, and maybe go up to a 34, but 33 is nice and you still have your fenders, which is really good.
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Unread 02-06-2013, 05:41 AM   #114
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BS-5100 Bilstein 5100 Series Shocks 1 $349.99 $349.99
Vehicle: XJ
Lift: 6-5
IR-XHNT Hack 'n Tap Slip Yoke Eliminator Kit 1 $99.99 $99.99
Kit: yoke
tools $19.99 $19.99
IR-SHDCA Heavy Duty Control Arms 1 $129.99 $129.99
Controlarms: 10 $30.00 $30.00
Controlarmssets: none

Just ordered all that. Get paid next thursday as well, with overtime on it and the pay check following. So right now is a good time to buy the stuff it needs.

Going to start looking at tires. If I go 35s I am going to have to wait to put them on until I have all 4 (I'll most likely be buying 2 at a time).
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Unread 02-06-2013, 06:22 AM   #115
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BS-5100 Bilstein 5100 Series Shocks 1 $349.99 $349.99
Vehicle: XJ
Lift: 6-5
IR-XHNT Hack 'n Tap Slip Yoke Eliminator Kit 1 $99.99 $99.99
Kit: yoke
tools $19.99 $19.99
IR-SHDCA Heavy Duty Control Arms 1 $129.99 $129.99
Controlarms: 10 $30.00 $30.00
Controlarmssets: none

Just ordered all that. Get paid next thursday as well, with overtime on it and the pay check following. So right now is a good time to buy the stuff it needs.

Going to start looking at tires. If I go 35s I am going to have to wait to put them on until I have all 4 (I'll most likely be buying 2 at a time).


Really nice ... Bilstein shocks are nice, I use to have a pair and I was pretty happy with them. I think the next shocks I buy will be some ballistic air or coil over. I have some of the nice rough country shocks... I should put them on maybe.

Are the control arms the upper? man this is going to be nice!

and its just my opinion ... with the tires... I would just ride out the ones you have until their dead and then get some new ones... and use that time and money to work on other things.
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Unread 02-06-2013, 06:25 AM   #116
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Yeah upper adjustables. May just come up with drops for the lowers, or call IRO and see if I can exchange over. My lowers are fixed and only like 2 1/2 weeks old, well within the return policy.

Decisions decisions.

Was debating on ordering my new driver side fender, but I wouldn't be able to paint it til it got warmer out and I couldn't deal with the jeep mix matched like that.
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Unread 02-06-2013, 06:26 AM   #117
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maybe do some bumpers and sliders and keep the tires you have for a while. and more PICS!!!!!!
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Unread 02-06-2013, 06:34 AM   #118
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maybe do some bumpers and sliders and keep the tires you have for a while. and more PICS!!!!!!
Here have some pics









I have about 250 left that I'm willing to spend until next Thursday. Suggestions would be great because I can't come up with what I want.

I think for tires: kumho venture mt. Love the aggressive look and they are decently priced.
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Unread 02-06-2013, 07:43 AM   #119
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Im a fan of the MTRs ... I would do you think about bumpers? I would save that 250 for when you get paid and maybe get a front bumper
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Unread 02-06-2013, 07:54 AM   #120
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JCR DIY bumpers are under that price.

Though I want to look into making armor for my lower doors, but that is something I might be better off buying because I have no way to make exact angle bends to get it to sit flush.

Logans Metal Products front bumper would also be a contender if they ever picked up the damn phone, they're local too so I wouldn't have to deal with their **** customer service for long.
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