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Unread 07-20-2014, 05:27 PM   #1
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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, 05:36 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, 05:44 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 07-22-2014, 06:08 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 07-22-2014, 06:14 PM   #5
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Rear you will, with a sye you'll need a cv style shaft.
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Unread 07-22-2014, 06:54 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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Unread 07-26-2014, 08:37 PM   #7
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What is bad about the tc drop? I was thinking of the motor mount lift for now and save for other stuff. Can I get a cv shaft that will work for both with a tummy tuck and without?
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Unread 07-26-2014, 10:01 PM   #8
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What is bad about the tc drop? I was thinking of the motor mount lift for now and save for other stuff. Can I get a cv shaft that will work for both with a tummy tuck and without?
It just defeats the purpose of a lift..
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Unread 07-27-2014, 09:21 AM   #9
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Ok I see just the clearance issue. Gotcha
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Unread 07-27-2014, 09:25 AM   #10
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Ok I see just the clearance issue. Gotcha
Basically.. for most who don't do any wheeling in their jeep a t case drop is fine. But for those who do it's just another thing to get hung up on.
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