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Unread 09-15-2006, 10:12 AM   #16
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What I want to do is a side exit ala Ford Lightining. I think it would be diffrent (not to mention cheaper because I am using less tubing).
I plan to do that too, the problem is the frame rail. You basically have 4 options.

1) have the exhaust hang low
2) notch the frame
3) use flattened tubing
4) add side skirts, that way exhaust doesnt appear to be floating 4" away from the sides.

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Unread 09-15-2006, 10:15 AM   #17
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how did you lower it 3 inches
we put in different springs i can't for the life of me remember what springs i used tho. in the rear we used blocks
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Unread 09-15-2006, 10:20 AM   #18
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To lower mine I had springs custom wound for me to my specs. In the rear I had the leaves dearched and removed the overload leaf.....though I will be swapping those out for some custom composite monoleaf springs 7lbs each!!
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Unread 09-15-2006, 11:02 AM   #19
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we put in different springs i can't for the life of me remember what springs i used tho. in the rear we used blocks

How did you use blocks to lower it?




Edit:

Err check that, you have a MJ, SUA
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Unread 09-15-2006, 11:35 AM   #20
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cut 1 coil off the front coils to even out the stance. Temporary solution till next year's lift.

Rusty's Air tube + K&N filter.
Dynomax exhaust.

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Unread 09-15-2006, 11:38 AM   #21
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Too much to list, all that I have done and still plan to do it: http://hometown.aol.com/_ht_a/xjguy/auto/index.htm

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Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of an XJ being lowered and streetable. However making a 12"+ long ground effects kit on an XJ is just plain ugly.
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Unread 09-15-2006, 11:59 AM   #22
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I plan to do that too, the problem is the frame rail. You basically have 4 options.

1) have the exhaust hang low
2) notch the frame
3) use flattened tubing
4) add side skirts, that way exhaust doesnt appear to be floating 4" away from the sides.

Ya I came to three of those four conclusions. Side skirts will most likely be out, due to a pain in the *** making it look good. Notching the frame is an idea, but I will have to weld in some flat plates to keep its strength. Hanging down low will most likey be my first option, until I can notch the frame the right way.
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Unread 09-15-2006, 03:40 PM   #23
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what is this zip tie tranny mod you speak of?

as for mine differnt rims
cold air intake and bored out tb

probably do an exaust system in the next few weeks
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Unread 09-15-2006, 07:56 PM   #24
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Ya I came to three of those four conclusions. Side skirts will most likely be out, due to a pain in the *** making it look good. Notching the frame is an idea, but I will have to weld in some flat plates to keep its strength. Hanging down low will most likey be my first option, until I can notch the frame the right way.

screw running it out the side. if it exits before the rear tires in most states its illegal anyways unless it is a factory option (ie the roush mustang). might as well toss a high flow cat on it and dump it about 3-4 inches after the muffler esp. with a flowmaster muffler.

i say sell that 40 series you got and pick up one of the 10 series 1 chambers i guarentee if you like the 40 you wont regret stepping up to the single chamber muffler!

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Unread 09-15-2006, 07:58 PM   #25
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what is this zip tie tranny mod you speak of?

as for mine differnt rims
cold air intake and bored out tb

probably do an exaust system in the next few weeks
what year is your car? i have a dynomax catback on my 91, sounds pretty good, not too loud at all, great tone. im going to be removing it once i get this new exhaust finished this weekend. if you're interested shoot me a pm, i'm going to sell it for real cheap, everything included to bolt up.

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Unread 09-15-2006, 07:59 PM   #26
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what is this zip tie tranny mod you speak of?

as for mine differnt rims
cold air intake and bored out tb

probably do an exaust system in the next few weeks
basically you out a zip tie on the tranny cable on the tb and it raises line pressure to shift faster and harder
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Unread 09-15-2006, 08:50 PM   #27
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I plan to do that too, the problem is the frame rail. You basically have 4 options.

1) have the exhaust hang low
2) notch the frame
3) use flattened tubing
4) add side skirts, that way exhaust doesnt appear to be floating 4" away from the sides.

or you could just cut a hole straight through the fraimrail....
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Unread 09-15-2006, 08:51 PM   #28
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basically you out a zip tie on the tranny cable on the tb and it raises line pressure to shift faster and harder
its the 10cent shift kit
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Unread 09-15-2006, 08:52 PM   #29
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its the 10cent shift kit
more like 1 cent if you are cheap like me
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Unread 09-15-2006, 08:53 PM   #30
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basically you out a zip tie on the tranny cable on the tb and it raises line pressure to shift faster and harder
Can't that be solved by putting it pedal to the metal? I know I can control the shift point simply by how far I push the gas to the floor. all the way, 5k. little bit back, 4.5, etc.
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