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Unread 10-19-2010, 09:31 PM   #16
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Thanks guys.

I'm debating changing the wheels over to black, I keep going back and forth?

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Unread 10-24-2010, 04:48 PM   #17
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I got some time in on the Jeep yesterday, brakes all around, tires rotated and new plugs & wires.

I alos found a few shots of the trimming I did to get the front bumper to mount up.





My roasted parking brake shoes:


Back together;


The lift should happen this weekend as long as my Crawler Ready 1" spring spacers show up.
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Unread 10-24-2010, 04:58 PM   #18
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My bumper is coming from James as well, he is shipping it monday.

what size lift are you going with?
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Unread 10-24-2010, 05:10 PM   #19
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Thats awesome manm James does great work. FYI the holes in the front D ring tabs on mine were drilled to 3/4" I had to open them to 1" to accept my 3/4T standard size D rings.

Did you go with the regular version or the higher clearance?

I've got a pieced together RE/Claytons 3.5" spring 1" spacer.

It should be alot lower than my last rig....
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Unread 10-24-2010, 05:56 PM   #20
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Holy crap dude, your last rig was huge! what were the specs on that?

am getting the regular clearance bumper, but with an extra hoop on the front will post many pics on my build when i get it
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Unread 10-24-2010, 06:09 PM   #21
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When it sold; 2000XJ 63K miles, auto, 231, 8 point custom interior cage 1.75, HPD44 5:13's, 1 ton steering, 9" 5:13's detroit custom disc brakes, RK 3 link front, about 8.5" of lift (wayyyyy to much), painted to match bushwackers. Probably more but y'all know how that goes plus it was 4-5 years ago.
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Unread 11-05-2010, 07:12 PM   #22
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Got the rear lift parts installed this afternoon along with the prepping needed to shoot my 17" Moabs black tomorrow. My camera died but I will have completed pictures tomorrow.

Next project 231 swap... just need to find a good doneer.
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Unread 11-05-2010, 07:52 PM   #23
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Definitely paint the moabs black, would look sick.

Your ZJ is awesome man, very clean!
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Unread 11-27-2010, 06:16 PM   #24
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Been lacking the updates for a while now.

Since my lift the Jeep needs an alignment with the Holidays, several family birthdays etc.... we took Dad's Chevy out to URE for the first time today.

At least its wheel'n related photos.







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Unread 12-04-2010, 06:05 PM   #25
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Today was the first snow of the season here in the Piedmont area of NC. I had the Jeep out for the first time in close to a month since installing the lift. I still have a few things to finish up;

-4 wheel alignment
-front sway bar disco's
-install new A/C compressor (clutch locked up on original one)

Here are a couple crappy photos, I'll upload some better ones tomorrow.



Next to the WRX,



I have almost two weeks off from the family business over Christmas and New Years, that will leave plenty of time for the 231 swap. Then off to Callalantee in January with Pops.
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Unread 12-04-2010, 06:37 PM   #26
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You only need front end alignment.
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Unread 12-04-2010, 06:38 PM   #27
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Why do you think so?
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Unread 12-04-2010, 07:05 PM   #28
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Lucky you got snow we just got a bunch of wet sleet and rain down here in the charlotte area
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Unread 12-04-2010, 07:06 PM   #29
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Well if you like burning money you can get a 4 wheel alignment, but I assure you, the back is not out of alignment.
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Unread 12-04-2010, 07:19 PM   #30
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If his rear control arms are adjustable, he should get a 4 wheel alignment. They can measure out the rear to see if it is square or not. A good alignment shop will adjust the control arms to align everything correctly
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