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Unread 03-15-2012, 12:54 PM   #16
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Shackles for rear and a 1" spacer for front. That's pretty cheap... The TJ needs more than cheap little things right meow to make it where I want it

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Unread 03-15-2012, 01:57 PM   #17
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You said somethin about fenders....im thinking those wont be cheap
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Unread 03-15-2012, 04:17 PM   #18
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Stock flairs I found a set for front and rear for $20
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Unread 03-16-2012, 04:53 PM   #19
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I still don't approve! BTW There is a Tj Dana 44 with 3.73 and LSD for sale for $500 in SD
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Unread 03-17-2012, 08:11 PM   #20
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I saw that! And I was in SD at the time but don't have 500 to spend. Those km2s need to be paid off
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Unread 03-17-2012, 08:54 PM   #21
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o yea thats true! Forgot about that little detail
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Unread 04-04-2012, 02:09 PM   #22
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New Transmission mount today. Its a pretty simple task. I took pics just in case anyone needed to find out how to replace one

The mount was ordered from RockAuto and the brand was Anchor. I wasn't expecting quality but this one seemed nice when I opened it up

But first, Secure your XJ in a good location to work on it. Mine was in the garage, but I couldn't fit all the way


Here is the new mount


The old mount, still mounted


Lift the jack up to the transmission with a piece of wood to keep the transmission and tcase from crushing you
Unbolt the 4 bolts at the transmission mount and the 4 bolts that hold the crossmember up. Its not that heavy, use your arms and a knee to catch it
Remove that. The bolt sizes should be 13mm for the mount and 15mm for the crossmember bolts

Now you've got the mount still mounted to the transmission by 2 18mm bolts


Remove that and put the new mount in the same way you took the old one out. The mount is side specific, so make sure you remember how the old one was mounted.

Bolt up the new mount


It's good to use 2 jacks for this. One where you are keeping the drivetrain up, but the other to push the crossmember up so you can bolt it all together. The stock jack that came with the XJ works just fine for this job if youve got a 3.5" lift like I do


All done once it's all bolted up. I noticed that my mount was old enough that it was sagging the drivetrain. With the new mount on there, It looks like I brought it up an inch or so


The old mount was long gone. only 3 studs were actually in place when it was mounted


And there you go. New trans mount all finished up. Hopefully this helped someone
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Unread 04-04-2012, 02:33 PM   #23
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Very nice. I put the same mount in my XJ. Install went well and it fits...so I guess that's good??

That missing stud looks sketchy.
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Unread 04-05-2012, 03:14 PM   #24
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Nice. looks pretty simple

what does the stock XJ jack look like? - I don't have one, never seen one
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Unread 04-11-2012, 10:12 AM   #25
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Nice. looks pretty simple

what does the stock XJ jack look like? - I don't have one, never seen one
That black one holding up the crossmember was the jack. It was located underneath the back seat on the passenger side
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Unread 04-13-2012, 03:08 AM   #26
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That black one holding up the crossmember was the jack. It was located underneath the back seat on the passenger side
so, it's hydrolic? Nice.
I'd like to try and find one at the Junk Yard

Is there any identifying marks on it? (I can only see the top)
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Unread 05-08-2012, 11:27 PM   #27
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Picked up 2" shackles for the rear and 2" spacers for the front. putting the 33" km2s on after i install the extra lift. I cant tow the TJ back for the summer, so this'll be my summer wheeler until I get back to Flagstaff

Lift should be put on either tomorrow or friday
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Unread 05-11-2012, 08:10 PM   #28
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Finished it up for now. Could only put on the front 5.5 while the rear stays 3.5 because of a shackle problem. I'll get that fixed once I get different shackles and modify the exhaust. But for now, it does the job
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Unread 05-22-2012, 10:36 PM   #29
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Finished up the rear. Netted 6" of lift with the shackles

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Took it wheelin real quick today for a test to see how the lift does

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Unread 06-03-2012, 01:51 PM   #30
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Looks good kid!
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