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post #61 of 493 Old 10-29-2008, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Looks good, I like it with those tires actually. Yours looks surprisingly level, my 4.5 kit still has around 6" in the back after almost 3 years.
mine is around 5.5" all the way around. but im surprised at how level it is too.


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and on a side note, i ordered a hack 'n tap, bought a CB antenna, recovery strap, and d-ring and clevis for the hitch.


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Yea, and I thought it was one of the 11 Commandments:
11) Thou shalt love, cherish, and honor till death, thine square headlights above all other earthy things sayith the Lord.
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made myself a CB antenna mount today. i still need to run the antenna wire to it. i think its plenty strong on the bumper with those bolts






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replaced the passenger side ball joints. talk about a PITA. the autozone press sucked to i had to grind the top of the lower ball joint off, this after hitting it with an oxy-acetylene torch multiple times, and pound it out with a BFH. the rest wasnt too bad. i will be looking for a good press tomorrow that is more complete. broke my 1/2" drive socket wrench as well while trying to get the 36mm hub nut off



so i had to go buy a 3/4 drive breaker bar and use some 2' long pipe on the end of that to break that nut loose

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replaced the passenger side ball joints. talk about a PITA. the autozone press sucked to i had to grind the top of the lower ball joint off, this after hitting it with an oxy-acetylene torch multiple times, and pound it out with a BFH. the rest wasnt too bad. i will be looking for a good press tomorrow that is more complete. broke my 1/2" drive socket wrench as well while trying to get the 36mm hub nut off



so i had to go buy a 3/4 drive breaker bar and use some 2' long pipe on the end of that to break that nut loose
Wrench looks like a Craftsman. . . Time for a Sears trip to get a free new one!!!

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post #65 of 493 Old 11-02-2008, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Wrench looks like a Craftsman. . . Time for a Sears trip to get a free new one!!!
thats exactly what i did when i bought the 3/4" breaker bar. i figured if it broke, so would a wrench just like it. had to go bigger.

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well i finally got around to replacing my ball joints. what a PITA. i hope i dont have to do that for a long long time. but my camber issue is fixed so all is well.

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well a few weeks ago i picked up a 29 spline 8.25 for $100 from a 98 XJ since my rear end looks like this:




so i cleaned up the 8.25 and got some new u-bolts.


all i need is the hard brake line that goes across the top of the axle from drum to drum. i think the D35 one will work fine though

i also got some hella 500's waiting to be put on too. i still need to put on the SYE as well. im way behind. haha

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got my daystar extended bumpstops in today and threw them on





and i noticed MAJOR gangsta lean


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What's up with the lean dude? Your rig has come a long way. Still looking clean as ever. Didn't you win COTM back when they had separate stock and modified classes?


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What's up with the lean dude? Your rig has come a long way. Still looking clean as ever. Didn't you win COTM back when they had separate stock and modified classes?
im not sure about the lean. its bugging me though. i think i might try and loosen all the bolts in hopes i accidentally tightened some without the weight of the XJ on the suspension when i installed it. if that doesnt work, i think i might give RE a call. yeah i won the last stocker class COTM before they made it one class as it is right now.

and thanks for the compliments. still more ahead in the future.

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I love your XJ man. Good work on everything. I used to have a ZJ on 4.5 inches and 31's and thought it looked fine. A lot of people thought I had 33's. I would keep the 31's and when they wear down maybe buy another set of 31's. You wouldnt have to worry aboout rubbing or anything. Keep up the good work.

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I love your XJ man. Good work on everything. I used to have a ZJ on 4.5 inches and 31's and thought it looked fine. A lot of people thought I had 33's. I would keep the 31's and when they wear down maybe buy another set of 31's. You wouldnt have to worry aboout rubbing or anything. Keep up the good work.
i now know how you feel, i dont have 31's. . they are the stock 235/75 r-15's which is roughly 29''. i am planning on 33's and possibly eventually 35's on down the road. but thank you for the kind words good sir

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also got my DPG adjustable bumptop plates in today. these things are BEEFY. the box they were shipped in weighed 17lbs! so hopefully next week i can knock out the SYE, axle swap, try switching the leafs to figure out this lean i got, and install some hellas.




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so i bolted up the 8.25 last night. no bit deal except two things, my D35 driveshaft is too long, even with a lift, and the E-brake cables on the 8.25 are way different than mine. pics to come soon

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Did you ever figure out the gangsta lean?

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