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Unread 10-18-2008, 08:05 PM   #31
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Its way better than short arms for sure, I love it. I was debating the adjustables with drop brackets or the 3 link and I def made the right choice The flex is awesome, no binding at all and the droop is awesome. The on road driving is a little louder due to the krawler joints but nothing you wont get used to. I dont have any install pics but I will get some pics to you when I get back to school where my jeep is. Install was very easy and pretty straightforward just follow the directions and you will be fine. I ordered it from DC4WD but he went out of business though.

Here is a thread I started on Naxja before I started:

http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthrea...+drop+brackets

Any other questions just let me know!

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Unread 10-18-2008, 10:50 PM   #32
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I'd love to get long arms like you have but right now money is tight so I'm probably just going to go with RC drop brackets and use my stock control arms. I'm not too worried because my last xj had RE drop brackets with stock control arms and it managed to do the jeep jamboree and make it to moab a few times. Have you gotten your new gears yet? Oh and what kind of track bar are you using? keep up the good work!
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2001 XJ- 5.5 inches of lift consisting of 4.5 RE coils and spacer and ajd trackbar, RC full 4.5 leafs, 1 inch Shackle, RC Control arm drop brackets, Extended brake lines, RE HnT. What I still need: 4.56 gears!!!
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Unread 10-18-2008, 10:56 PM   #33
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I got my long arms for fairly cheap, $440 or something. I am running the re hd trackbar and bracket. I havent gotten gears yet, trying to figure out what Im doing pretty soon. I could either get some rock rails and maybe a bumper or gears. I just cant really afford gears and the install at the same time which sucks...

Thats sick you have been to Moab, I want to get out west so bad.
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Unread 10-18-2008, 11:09 PM   #34
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Wow you got a heck of a deal on those long arms! Where did you get them?

hehe my cousin own a lifted H1 so every year they go to moab a few times so I have an excuse to go . He's not one of those H1 owners that doesn't do anything with it, he offroads the crap out of it lol. He's got I think 44's, its a diesel, and it definitely gets used how its meant to be! lol
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2001 XJ- 5.5 inches of lift consisting of 4.5 RE coils and spacer and ajd trackbar, RC full 4.5 leafs, 1 inch Shackle, RC Control arm drop brackets, Extended brake lines, RE HnT. What I still need: 4.56 gears!!!
1997 XJ 4.5 Inch lift, 32's, SOLD
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Unread 10-31-2008, 10:08 AM   #35
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PICS!!!

Of the 3 link please LOL
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Unread 10-31-2008, 10:59 AM   #36
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I have a rust issue like yours on the roof of my 00, except much worse. Could you get some more pics of your hurc'ed roof for me?

Oh, and pretty sweet jeep! Put a no-slip in the rear and you'll be really amazed...
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Unread 10-31-2008, 12:35 PM   #37
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Oh, and pretty sweet jeep! Put a no-slip in the rear and you'll be really amazed...
Yea I will post some pics of the 3 link and the roof right now. I want to keep my 242 full time option fully capable so I will be waiting for a selectable before I do any traction aids. I was definitely surprised even with open front and rear the first trip to Rausch.
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Unread 10-31-2008, 12:45 PM   #38
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I have the NP242 and with the rear locker it was unaffected. The front locker is what makes it squirrley on the road.
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Unread 10-31-2008, 01:00 PM   #39
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Pics!

Rk 3 link:

Passenger frame mount:



Passenger mount and arm:



Drivers bracket:



Drivers bracket and arm:



Upper axle mount:



Upper arm and bracket (kind of haha)



Pass. arm:



Drivers arms:

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Unread 10-31-2008, 01:03 PM   #40
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Roof before touch up:



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Unread 10-31-2008, 01:18 PM   #41
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Touch up with Duplicolor bedliner (not recommended):









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Unread 10-31-2008, 01:33 PM   #42
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Thanks for the pics! I will be hercing my roof, since my rust problem is waaay worse than yours.
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Unread 10-31-2008, 02:17 PM   #43
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make sure you put the uv coating on
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Unread 11-03-2008, 06:18 AM   #44
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I like what you've done to your XJ!!!
Gratz!!

Question: Isn't the black roof a little bit too hot? I don't know if you live in a hot or cold place.
I live in a place that's too sunny in summer and I think a black roof would fry me inside!
What's your experience with that?

tnx!
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Unread 11-03-2008, 09:01 AM   #45
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I like what you've done to your XJ!!!
Gratz!!
Thanks arielgs, I live in the south most of the year where it gets very hot during the day. The roof, from what I have noticed does not get any hotter than normal. I will either be stripping the herculiner and just painting it black or I will be getting it redone professionally. Either way its hot w/o a/c but no noticeable differences.
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