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Unread 02-14-2015, 07:47 PM   #1
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1998 tj 5.5" rock krawler lift build

So I'm doing a 5.5" x factor plus lift on my tj and also a sye and cv drive shaft for the rear so far I've got the front axle out and the rear dropped also I've cut off the lower control arms on the Jeep and cleaned off the welds. I'm working on the passenger side now and still have more to do.
I first bought the 5.5" triple threat kit with the 4 link from and 4 link rear but after fighting with four wheel for 3 weeks and them ordering my parts under someone else's name I had to go with the x factor. The story with the kit switch was I bought dana 44's with a 5 in 5 bolt pattern and started cutting all the brackets off lol prepping for the kit and got 17 inch weeks with 35 inch tires. But after 3 weeks and not seeing my kit ship I called and asked where my lift was and I was told it was discontinued........yup I was mad. So I had to go with a different kit and I'm going to use my factory axles for now but I got some nice shocks for free cuz of the miss hap.

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Unread 02-14-2015, 07:48 PM   #2
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My son helping me
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Unread 02-14-2015, 07:49 PM   #3
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Tearing the front down
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Unread 02-14-2015, 07:52 PM   #4
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So I have the tires with wheels and the shocks but I'm still waiting for the lift kit and the sye/ cv drive shaft. When that all comes in I'll post more pictures. I'll also post pictures of the frame where I cut the brackets off and some pictures of what I find will help someone if they do a 5.5" x factor plus kit on there tj
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Unread 02-21-2015, 03:37 PM   #5
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The rear axle is coming out to cut control arms off then get ready for the 4 link bridge
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Unread 02-21-2015, 03:38 PM   #6
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Transfer case is out for the sye kit
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Unread 02-21-2015, 03:39 PM   #7
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Lower control mounts are off and cleaned off for paint
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Unread 02-21-2015, 03:40 PM   #8
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Sye and drive shaft
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Unread 02-21-2015, 03:41 PM   #9
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The tires im running are 35x12.5r17 maxxis bighorn with pro comp wheels
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Unread 02-21-2015, 03:42 PM   #10
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Im still waiting for the lift kit to show up
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Unread 05-05-2015, 08:43 AM   #11
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All done
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