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post #1 of 149 Old 10-16-2009, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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Slappy's Build thread.

Finally ready to start lifting my '98 GC 5.9 Ltd.
Got a 7" critical path long arm kit from Iron Rock Offroad. Im not super mechanical, and have ZERO experience with lift kits. My buddy Lee has installed several lift kits, on several types of vehicles. This is his first Jeep however. So far we have had a bit of confusion with how a few things go together...IRO's kit doesnt come with super detailed instructions...a few pictures would have been nice But I think we are getting it together.

Had to make a run to Canadian Tire tonight for a few extras...such as taller jack stands I always spend too much money when I go there


Lets start with boxes of "things"








Gratuitous "Before" pictures!






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post #2 of 149 Old 10-16-2009, 09:38 PM
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IRO longarms? Can't quite tell for sure

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post #3 of 149 Old 10-16-2009, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Looking at instructions and getting ready to prep parts.




My buddy Lee installing bushings.




My son beside my Jeep.




2.5" from the axcle housing to the bump stops.




Lee working at removing "old stuff"

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post #4 of 149 Old 10-16-2009, 09:58 PM
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your friend has a nice shop/garage set up

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post #5 of 149 Old 10-16-2009, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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Oh yes...there arent many tools he doesnt already have

I like friends like that! BTW, he has a '93ZJ with a 4.5" BDS lift and 31's.
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post #6 of 149 Old 10-17-2009, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Old cross member and the new.




Old front driveshaft.




Transfer case is supported, ready to install the new cross member.


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1998 Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited. ** IRO 7" Premium Long Arm Kit. ** IRO OTK Steering System. ** DT-8000 Shocks. ** JKS Quicker Discos. ** AE Wheels Series 185 Rims. ** Mickey Thompson 305/70/R16 Tires.

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post #7 of 149 Old 10-17-2009, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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Bolting in the new cross member




Lee wanted to add an extra piece of flat steel above the unibody to help strengthen the bolt surface.




Needin' a short break!




New springs installed.




Installing the trackbar.


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post #8 of 149 Old 10-17-2009, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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Y link bar.




Most of the front end is installed. Just adjustment, and shocks to be installed.



Lee foolin around!



Getting the rear end all together.




Pretty much done...just got bolts to tighten, then adjustment, and need dropped pitman.




My Jeep and Lee's Jeep side by side. He has a BDS 4.5" lift, and 31" tires.


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post #9 of 149 Old 10-17-2009, 10:26 PM
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now what you need is to get a nice set of tires and wheels and go flex that thing out but only after flexing out on your stockers

Wayne
1997 formerly GREEN now rustoleum bed lined zj 4.0 np242 bought 9/25/2008 MY 97 4.0 BUILD THREAD gone
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post #10 of 149 Old 10-17-2009, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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Soon as my tires are in! They are on the way, and should be in Monday I hope.

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post #11 of 149 Old 10-17-2009, 10:44 PM
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what size tires did you order

Wayne
1997 formerly GREEN now rustoleum bed lined zj 4.0 np242 bought 9/25/2008 MY 97 4.0 BUILD THREAD gone
1998 5.9l platnium zj np249 k&n sct bought 4/6/2010 MY NINER BUILD
2007 sahara 2 door wrangler stock bought 02/08/2011



Western Mass 4x4 KEVIN'S OFF ROAD IRON ROCK OFFROAD

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post #12 of 149 Old 10-17-2009, 10:44 PM
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what are your tire/wheel plans?

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post #13 of 149 Old 10-17-2009, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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Tires are Mickey Thompson BAJA MTZ LT305/70/R16, and the rims are Eagle Alloy Series 185's


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post #14 of 149 Old 10-17-2009, 11:23 PM
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Nice! Can't wait to see those wheels on.

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post #15 of 149 Old 10-17-2009, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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That makes 2 of us Tiggerrrr!!!!!!!

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