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Unread 07-20-2014, 04:27 PM   #1
footbag828
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My 98 TJ

Got this 98 jeep tj last year around October.
4.0 auto.

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My first time offroad I ripped the passenger side front fender off.

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Instead of paying too much to get the one new fender painted I got both of the front fenders Line-X'ed. By Line-X of Mid Missouri. They had only quoted me $150. What a good deal, I thought.

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Finally I saved enough to buy a Rough Country 1.25" body lift.

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If it wasn't hear enough to save for a $100 body lift, I eventually saved for a 4" Rough Country X-Series lift kit.

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Unread 07-20-2014, 04:36 PM   #2
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On the skid plate the frame was too rusty so we drilled through and through the top also and put some 7x1/2" bolts through to hold it up now. We also installed a Rough Country transfer case drop and an adjustable rear track bar from Rough Country.

After the lift I put on some Pro Comp 35x12.5x15 Xtreme MT tires on 15x8" Cragar rims. I got the tires used on craigslist and the rims from quadratec.

I've got a lot if other things I want to save for. Like an SYE and bigger axles and winch.
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Unread 07-20-2014, 04:44 PM   #3
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On the skid plate the frame was too rusty so we drilled through and through the top also and put some 7x1/2" bolts through to hold it up now. We also installed a Rough Country transfer case drop and an adjustable rear track bar from Rough Country. After the lift I put on some Pro Comp 35x12.5x15 Xtreme MT tires on 15x8" Cragar rims. I got the tires used on craigslist and the rims from quadratec. I've got a lot if other things I want to save for. Like an SYE and bigger axles and winch.
You can get replacement nutserts from black magic brakes.
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Unread Yesterday, 05:08 PM   #4
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Hey guys I know I need an SYE, but do I need to change the drive shafts also? Front or back?
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Unread Yesterday, 05:14 PM   #5
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Rear you will, with a sye you'll need a cv style shaft.
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Unread Yesterday, 05:54 PM   #6
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Hey guys I know I need an SYE, but do I need to change the drive shafts also? Front or back?
Back shaft needs to go to a CV shaft. Keep in mind that if you do a tummy tuck in the future, a shaft that is a good length now may not work post-tuck.

Tuck that thing up now and never look back. TC drops are the third worst thing in the world behind Nazis and hipsters.
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