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post #1 of 17 Old 02-04-2010, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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My '99 Sahara build

Thought I would document my next adventure!

Here she is day one



Although it hasnt been over 40* day 5



and she took her first strap yesterday



gotta test the break over angle.

List at this point:
Step one:
RC 3.25" suspension only lift
front tracbar
33" tires on the canyons sitting in my barn

I will add control arms and an SYE at step 2 (aka when i have more money)

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post #2 of 17 Old 02-04-2010, 11:50 AM
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Plans sound good, but why not use the gambler wheels

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Plans sound good, but why not use the gambler wheels
Probably because of the offset and the fact that they're ugly . But the plan does sound good..it will look great.

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Plans sound good, but why not use the gambler wheels
I just dont like how they look. I love the canyons tho. offset is the same on both i believe?

I would love to go with some **** cepek black and silver, they would look awesome on the black jeep... but not in the budget yet.

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The gamblers have .25 less,5.25, canyons are 5.5

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The gamblers have .25 less,5.25, canyons are 5.5
Thanks for the clarification. How do you like your rough country lift?

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Its ok, for the price its great, but once you add armor it will sink, I'm gonna be getting rid of it in like 2 years for something better and a little taller.

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Its ok, for the price its great, but once you add armor it will sink, I'm gonna be getting rid of it in like 2 years for something better and a little taller.
I think its great starting lift. Your jeep looks great by the way

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Do you have your hardtop mounted to the rack on that xj somehow?
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Do you have your hardtop mounted to the rack on that xj somehow?
Good eye! That is my buddy's hardtop (we have twin jeeps its cute right) and he took it off and we put it on that kids yakima rack! Perfect use for an XJ!!

We were participating in national topless day!

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Got my zombie finders on... these things are bright!!!



KC slimlite long range 130wat



Still saving up for my lift. Hopefully have it ordered in a few weeks!!

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Ok I am really close $$$ to ordering a lift. However i am struggling deciding what to do.

I want to run 33s. Obviously bigger is better, cheaper is better

I am looking at the RC 3.25 lift. But I am hearing mixed reviews on driveline vibes.

Fact, Dana 44= more likely to have vibes.
I really dont want to run a tcase drop. I hear of shifting issues?

So leave the rear spacer out? How is 2.5" and 33s gunna do? Might be a good temp fix till i can afford an sye and the control arms.

I looked at the 2.5 SL+1.25 BL option. But i hate how BL look....

SO TORN!
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You can barely see the body lift, 95% of people won't notice it. Take a look at all the side shots in my build thread.
If you want to avoid vibes, we could always trade rear ends, I'll even drive to you.

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You can barely see the body lift, 95% of people won't notice it. Take a look at all the side shots in my build thread.
If you want to avoid vibes, we could always trade rear ends, I'll even drive to you.
Thats tempting, I hear nothing but bad things about these D44s

So you did the 2.5" then a bl and mml?

I noticed you ran the tcase drop until the bl?

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If I were you I would get the RC 2.5" SL 1.25" BL and 1" MML.
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