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Unread 12-06-2009, 01:30 AM   #16
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hmmmm not a fan of 3 inch spacers but wat eva u plan on trimming for those 32's? also u gettin track bars or sway bar links?

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Unread 12-06-2009, 02:51 AM   #17
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Nothing in terms of track bar or sway bar links yet. This is going to be mostly mall crawling with some mudding, but it's a daily driver. I'm not too keen on rock crawling at this point so articulation isn't a huge deal. I will be trimming once I get the tires on and see how much needs to be done. I'll get new coils for the front eventually, but spacers is all I could afford right now.
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Unread 12-06-2009, 03:00 AM   #18
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You need the track bar for a daily driver. That thing'll be dog legging all over the place if you don't recenter your front axle at least.
You should get discos for the front and extended links for the rear. 3" will tear the stock front links apart.
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Unread 12-06-2009, 07:59 AM   #19
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you need at least a front adjustable track bar to center the front axle, and extended sway bar links. your stock ones won't reach if your doing 3" of lift. with no track bar both of your axles will pretty much look like this

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Unread 12-06-2009, 08:48 AM   #20
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Nothing in terms of track bar or sway bar links yet. This is going to be mostly mall crawling with some mudding, but it's a daily driver. I'm not too keen on rock crawling at this point so articulation isn't a huge deal. I will be trimming once I get the tires on and see how much needs to be done. I'll get new coils for the front eventually, but spacers is all I could afford right now.
I can send you my rancho coils once I take them off. I have some RE 4.5 coils sitting here that Im planning on installing, hopefully next weekend. If i dont get any ill side affects Ill send you my rancho coils for the front, shipping on you.

Check out IRO for some quality parts yet not too expensive. They sell a front trackbar that would be great for you. Id save up for that next.

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Unread 12-06-2009, 10:48 AM   #21
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or check out the link in my signature. for a front track bar. hint hint

80 plus whatever shipping is.
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Unread 12-06-2009, 03:02 PM   #22
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Put the tires on today and took it out to test and got it all nice and stuck. I've put almost 100 miles on it now since the lift and while it pulls to the right a little bit it actually works just fine. I'll make sure a track bar and swaybar end links are my next two purchases. The front links look just fine, but the back ones definitely need it.

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Unread 12-07-2009, 11:58 AM   #23
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that sure was a fun build
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Unread 12-07-2009, 12:18 PM   #24
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i can see how far out your axles are from those pics alone.
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Unread 12-07-2009, 06:33 PM   #25
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i can see how far out your axles are from those pics alone.
x2 on that! holy crap you can definitely tell. i'd be careful with wearing those tires down. your alignment is probably completely wacked out and making turns are probably fun.
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Unread 12-07-2009, 06:49 PM   #26
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man, i have the same jeep! except I smashed it to hell.
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Unread 12-08-2009, 03:22 PM   #27
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Thanks for the concern everyone, but she actually drives just fine (70mph smooth) and turns without issue. I think the axles just look off in that picture, because they really aren't that bad in real life. That being said, I know that I need to get it done, and the next $ I invest into it will be for those parts.
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Unread 12-08-2009, 11:53 PM   #28
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I have a rear jks no one has claimed yet.
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