post #16 of Old 06-12-2013, 01:54 PM
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Hey RAVIE your PM box is full.


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post #17 of Old 06-12-2013, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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Crap sorry, should be ok now.

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Since this is your build thread, I'm moving it to Grand General.
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post #19 of Old 06-12-2013, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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Quote:
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Since this is your build thread, I'm moving it to Grand General.
Okay, thanks for letting me know.

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No problem. The redirect is still in WJ tech.
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post #21 of Old 06-13-2013, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks to bugaboots who found me some axles, I'll be upgrading to D44 and 3.73's. Once money actually appears in the mail (the check making this all possible) I'll be ordering an IRO 3" lift with DT8000's and an adjustable track bar. Also going to be ordering Treawright 245/75/16 Warden A/T's (I've been preaching about them to people I should probably own some for my own experience sake..).

Can't wait to get going.

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post #22 of Old 06-15-2013, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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I don't know if anyone is even reading this but...

Going 3" with 30.7 on stock rims, does anyone really recommend wheel spacers? They're expensive if I don't really need them, ya know?

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post #23 of Old 06-16-2013, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Nevermind... Got some opinions on wj forum... I'm gonna go without to begin with. We'll see later if I feel like they're necessary.

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post #24 of Old 06-17-2013, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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Ever since I was going to be able to afford this lift there was no doubt I was going to make it happen.

Until today.

I may be starting school an hour away, which means I'd now be putting 360 highway miles on my wj a week (which I'm not real excited about).

So... I'm thinking about changing my plans... But to what? A lift of really any kind is probably going to kill my gas mileage on the highway...all that extra jeep up in the air...

So I'm thinking... Maybe a bb with some firestone destinations, fix my ac, get a bomb stereo system and fix my rear end. No swapping axles to deal with, etc...

I'd really appreciate some thoughts.

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Funny, I haven't been here in a while...I wonder why!

I bought a Geo Prizm to drive to school with, then ended up dropping the classes as the price/time/school was a joke. So I had this little car around for 2 months with no real purpose...so I sold it. Pretty much got my money back, so that's good.

So I used the money to order new isolators, Fat Bob's 2" coil springs (apparently a really close copy of BDS' springs if not made by BDS), and Bilstein 5100's. I've already got a trail boss steering stabilizer.

I really wanted to get some axles, but I ran our of budget money for right now, so I'm either going to wait to lift until I have the new 3.73's or I'll do it and then have to swap axles down the road... I hate to do that but...I don't know how long it will be now. Sucks, but that's what happens when family comes first, and they are definitely more important!

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Got my headlight housings replaced this evening. I had done resto on the old ones twice and I was done with that BS.

The two new ones came from two different companies. They match, and both came with new headlights, but one came with a full lower wiring harness full of lights, too! I saved it for an extra. I didn't feel like pulling wiring when mine works fine.

Also, I went for the limited all-chrome housings instead of the black Laredo housings. I think they look cleaner and I feel like the chrome HAS to reflect more light. *shrug*

Talk about a difference!

I'd post a picture but apparently my phone's picture is too large. Grr.

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post #27 of Old 08-24-2013, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Big difference!

I's crazy. My lights look "white" now, and it has to be a combination of new headlights that came with these housings and the fact that they're nice and clear now. It's just crazy the huge difference it makes.
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post #28 of Old 08-29-2013, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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No one seems to be posting but I'm at nearly 1000 views...

All the rest of my lift parts should be here tomorrow, which means I'll probably be in the garage Saturday morning installing a lift kit. :-)

Anyone wanna come over and help? I'm in Topeka. The other WJ Jeeper from Topeka that was on this forum seems to have fallen off the edge of the world recently or I'd ask him if he wanted to come hang..

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post #29 of Old 08-29-2013, 09:00 PM
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Sounds like you have alot of parts coming in. Dont worry about everyone not posting once you start installing the lift and pictures and all I will bet people will start posting! BTW those headlights look alot better haha I need to replace mine since they are pretty scratched :/

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post #30 of Old 08-30-2013, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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The parts are all here now! Scheduling myself to start early tomorrow morning. I sprayed all of the bolts this evening with my special mixture of ATF/Acetone...

The only thing I wasn't able to get is some square tubing for the rear sway bar links. It'll get done. I'm thinking Home depot...

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