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Unread 12-04-2011, 04:50 PM   #16
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Had an issue with my headlights flashing on and off - tracked it back to an overloaded switch due to my h4 headlight upgrade.

Time for a wiring upgrade! Ordered a harness and relays from eAutoworks.com. Difference was (literally) night and day. Never new my headlights were supposed to be that bright!

Also installed a set of 1.5" wheel spacers I picked up from a guy on JeepForum - Love the stance!

You can see the yellow wiring harness and the spaced out wheels in this picture:



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Unread 12-04-2011, 04:51 PM   #17
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New issue arose after installing the spacers - my rear tires would hit the flares over big dips due to my inverted rear spring setup (not intentional). I had been thinking for a while while planning out my lift that I was going to install shackle relocation boxes in the rear end. I had been eyeing H.D. Offroad's kit - buy they had always been a weld in solution. Well it just so happened that I was in this quandary about what to do about the rear end hitting when Brian at H.D. Offroad announced the release of their bracket version 2.0 - BOLT IN! They were on a special too where all I had to do for a partial refund of $40 was to post a review/writeup on a few jeep sites. WOOHOO!

Full Review/Install writeup HERE: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/i...stall-1240026/

Jumped on it:


There's a bracket that bolts though the stock shackle bolt, and using the 4 bolts that hold up a hitch or gas tank skid plate. I already had a hitch I had previously installed when we moved to tow a uhaul, so it was cake. The brackets can be installed over a hitch and the fuel skid if you desire, but I chose to mount these as close to the frame as possible for max clearance and least lift from the brackets (5/8" min built into the brackets if using stock shackles). The other bracket then gets bolted to the top piece and the shackle goes though whichever hole optimizes your rear shackle angle for your setup. The bracket can also be reversed for wheelbase stretches.



I had shackles of the leaf springs I had picked up off a Dodge Dakota for my bastard pack lift springs. Turns out they were 1" longer than stock - exactly what I wanted so the shackle wouldn't hit the brackets under full compression, and to give me the 1.5" total lift I wanted out of the combination.



I'm sensing a theme developing here...


Top Bracket installed, and hitch reinstalled


All done and adjusted - PERFECT! (well...except for my leaf springs...)


MUCH better - Bonus: Rides like a caddy - my spine loves these
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Unread 12-04-2011, 04:52 PM   #18
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Also around the same time, I was debating installing 703 injectors out of a Dodge Neon. These are about the same size as the stock XJ injectors, but had 4 spray holes instead of one. Better atomization of the fuel for better throttle response and (maybe) better mpgs. Mainly I wanted to do it because I was positive my stock injectors had never manually cleaned or replaced. So i grabbed a set from the local JY and cleaned them up, and rebuilt them with new orings, pintle caps, and microfilters.

Full Writeup HERE: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/i...-4-0l-1224714/


(Petroleum Jelly?)

Mmmm..tasty



Way better


Niceeeeee


Runs a lot smoother now, and response seems better. MPGs now at 18.5-19.0 avg.
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33x12.5 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ Tires, 283,000 mi and runnin' strong
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Unread 12-04-2011, 04:52 PM   #19
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Installed one of my 6.5" door speakers - required quite a bit of creative "massaging" with a hammer and pliers
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33x12.5 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ Tires, 283,000 mi and runnin' strong
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Unread 12-04-2011, 04:54 PM   #20
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so...onto the juicy stuff I guess, and my current place. Lift plans and parts collection.

Plans as they currently stand:
4 1/2" lift +/-
33x10.5 or 33x12.5 tires in 15x7 rims with 1.5" spacers
3" XJ (actually 4" TJ) coils + 3/4" poly spacer
Bastard Pack rear - XJ / Dakota components with graphite paint and liners, optimized to be as flexy as possible - 3" lift +/- goal for these over stock, w/ 7/16" center pins
Dakota shackles and HD Offroad Relocation boxes (already installed) for 1.5" lift
Stainless Steel extended brake lines
Adjustable short LCAs for now. Long arms later - ideally a 3 link, mid-arm setup.
Shocks - 10" travel front, 8" travel rear
Progressive bumpstops front and rear, rear bumpstop plates, UHMW cylinder bucket spacer up front
Adjustable trackbar and HD frame mount, with frame rail crosstie
steering box brace rod
shims in the rear to adjust angles
Stock Turbine Wheels
Skids - gas tank and TC case

The pile of parts collected so far:

Currie 4" TJ springs and Adjustable LCAs with dual JJs - so beefy


Rough Country Stainless Brake Lines


Stock Turbines:

In great shape!


Dakota Leafs:


Stock gas tank skid and coil spacers


Custom trackbar (won't work for me), Clayton HD Mount, and Frame Crosstie, and Rusty's Offroad grade 8 spring plates and ubolts



Anyways...onto the finished(ish) products...

Painted and Rebuilt LCAs


Cleaned & Painted Coils:


Spring pack Progress:




Made some spring clips




Graphite Paint Applied


Gas Tank Skid cleaned and painted


Picked up a 1/2 Tread BFG KM as a winter tire to replace my ****ty A/T spare till I can afford new bigger ones



Now you're up to date!
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33x12.5 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ Tires, 283,000 mi and runnin' strong
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Unread 12-05-2011, 02:31 PM   #21
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Good work on the jeep man. I peiced my lift together for other people junk. Looking forward to see the lift on.
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Unread 12-05-2011, 03:22 PM   #22
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sick! looks good
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Unread 12-05-2011, 03:25 PM   #23
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This is my name inspiration by the way:


"A super-powered, high-tech vehicle designed by a genius, or perhaps space aliens, the Danger Cart can reach speeds of up to four miles per hour. The most impressive aspect of the Danger Cart is, of course, its fierce appearance - many a villain has trembled in fear at the sight of it lumbering toward them."
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33x12.5 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ Tires, 283,000 mi and runnin' strong
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Unread 12-05-2011, 08:45 PM   #24
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Nice build thread Dukie. It's amazing how a vehicle can look so clean on the outside yet have practically rusted through floor pans. Now if we could just get you up to Rausch with us, you'd be set.
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Unread 12-05-2011, 08:53 PM   #25
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went night wheeling a bit tonight locally. Nice to see the jeep with a fresh coat of mud on it
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33x12.5 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ Tires, 283,000 mi and runnin' strong
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Unread 12-06-2011, 01:35 AM   #26
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cool build man, glad to see you rocking a 5speed XJ, and doing it justice none the less
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Unread 12-07-2011, 10:35 AM   #27
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Festivenesssssss


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33x12.5 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ Tires, 283,000 mi and runnin' strong
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Unread 12-07-2011, 12:36 PM   #28
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I applaud you for all the write-ups. I never have the patience, plus whenever I'm working on my Jeep I find myself always telling the spectators "now if you have to do this to your truck, don't do what I'm about to do."

Hahah. Good job!
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Unread 12-07-2011, 04:24 PM   #29
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Planning some killer homebrew disconnects based off JKS's design, but better and WAY cheaper

What do you guys think?

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33x12.5 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ Tires, 283,000 mi and runnin' strong
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Unread 12-09-2011, 08:45 AM   #30
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Turned over a quarter million miles today - ready for the next quarter million!!!!

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33x12.5 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ Tires, 283,000 mi and runnin' strong
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