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post #16 of 46 Old 09-27-2013, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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And it begins...

Today I ordered Superlift 4" front coil springs!! A buddy has me convinced we can do a "custom" rear leaf pack. After checking out a video on YouTube done by bleepinjeep.com, I ordered the coil springs!


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post #17 of 46 Old 09-30-2013, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Budget Build links/ WJ, LCA's

First off, thank you Chris for your efforts, but I can not open this link without an error msg. WJ LCA's = more tire clearance (some grinding required)

What I am trying to find out is there a right and left WJ LCA? I can only find one part number. The mentioned LCA has a bend in it to accommodate better tire clearance. This LCA also has a elongated eye on one end, the end that is to be the frame end. Therefor to install this properly, there needs to be a left & right.

Has anyone run up against this issue??

Thank you for your time!

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post #18 of 46 Old 10-03-2013, 07:20 AM
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First off, thank you Chris for your efforts, but I can not open this link without an error msg. WJ LCA's = more tire clearance (some grinding required)

What I am trying to find out is there a right and left WJ LCA? I can only find one part number. The mentioned LCA has a bend in it to accommodate better tire clearance. This LCA also has a elongated eye on one end, the end that is to be the frame end. Therefor to install this properly, there needs to be a left & right.

Has anyone run up against this issue??

Thank you for your time!

Pete
Why are you wanting to run WJ control arms on a XJ (a lot of them ARE interchangeable), just for tire clearance? If you're hitting your controls you need properly backspaced wheels to fix it, not just difference LCAs.

Specifically which LCAs are you looking at, because a strong LCA won't be able to have too much of a bend in it.

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At this point I am looking at the WJ LCA's for potential tire clearance issues, following the "Budget JY Lift" thread. Answering my own question previously posted and your question, WJ LCA's are boxed, therefor can be flipped over not needing different L & R parts. They also have a elongated bushing on one end for a better ride.
I do not have the budget for new tires, wheels and/or lift kit.
I do have a set of 32x11.50x15 tires, 15x8 Canyon wheels. I have 4" Superlift coils, getting ready for a JY bastard leaf pack. My XJ has been "trimmed" for larger ties by the PO. Wheel spacers are illegal in PA, or so I'm told.

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Ah you're talking about stock WJ LCAs correct?

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post #22 of 46 Old 10-04-2013, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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I picked up the S10/Blazer leaf springs today! $70 The closest Pick-n-Pull is a 110 mile round trip and $37 for the pair. This JY is 1/2 mile away, and they had it pulled and ready to pick up. Sold!

I also picked up new brake hoses and ordered leaf spring clips, center bolts and U-bolts. Order total with shipping, $108. The Super lift springs were $ 79.00 for a total of $257 so far into the lift. The XJ already has multi position shackles. Shocks and LCA's are next. I had purchased a complete Energy Poly bushing kit for the ZJ from a fellow Jeep Forum member, but because I bought all new control arms for the ZJ, I still have poly bushings to upgrade the current XJ upper CA's.

My plan is to use 15 x 8 Canyon Wheels I already have, ( I bought a set of six wheels a year ago for $125) and use the tires off my F150, ( I bought 5 used Armstrong - 32 x 12.50 x 15 five years ago for $100) that I have put about 5,000 miles on, they have slightly less than half tread. One popped from dry rot, the others show no sign of dry rot or cracking, .... so far.

My township is having a Fall Clean Up, en-route to the JY today I picked up two angle iron bed frames, a tow behind style lawn feed spreader, two paint roller extension handles ( 6 foot) and an Knick - Knack shelf with coat pegs for the garage. The angle iron will be good for welding practice, I haven't fired up the welder for a few years. Bumper steel here we come!!

Am I cheap or what!!

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post #23 of 46 Old 10-07-2013, 07:57 AM
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Sweet! Glad to see youre getting everything together. Nothing worse than starting a project then having to wait for parts. Speaking of which, you might need wheel spacers for that rim and tire combo. And since you mentioned it in PM, heres her cherokee with the tube bumper



Very simple install, did it by myself actually which is why theres no other pictures.

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I am just using the tire/ wheel to run it around the yard at this point. I would like to use those wheels.
I have other projects that need completed before I get too crazy with the XJ! I need to get my truck back on the road to pull my car hauler. The engine is going in this week, then re-assemble the front end, MSD ignition install, E-fan install, dual battery.... That and having more than four vehicles tagged and on the road is too expensive. I don't intend to put the XJ on the road until next Spring/ Summer.

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Scored L&R rust & dent free white front fenders with flares and hardware off Craig's List for $80.

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post #27 of 46 Old 10-24-2013, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
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After much thought and debate, I bought a set of the Rough Country N2.0 shocks.

I thought about going the WJ/ Explorer route, looked at numerous JY cars, thought about the elcheapo hydro shocks. I would really like another set of the Bilstein 5100's like I put on the ZJ, but just not in the budget.

Going this route gives me shocks designed for the XJ's lift, a difference in price of over $200 compared to the Bilstein's.

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Replaced the seized alternator today.

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post #29 of 46 Old 10-31-2013, 02:43 AM
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Sounds like it's going good. I am also doing a 2000 XJ but running 31s and not yet lifted it. I took the bumpers I built for my 91 and modified them just so I have some recovery points unitl I get the bumpers built that I want. I will also do a JY lift as I have V8 GC coils with 2" spaces which will give me 3-1/2-4" and S-10 leaves in the rear to level it out.

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post #30 of 46 Old 11-01-2013, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you! From my end it is going painfully slow! LOL Today I got a drop pitman arm off eBay and a adjustable track bar from IRO. I'm going to see if there is enough left in the budget for some steel.
I am fairly close to getting the truck out of the garage. The engine is in, just need to do some wiring repairs, some fabrication of mounts and put the front sheet metal back on.
Then the XJ can go in for the lift!

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