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post #1 of 70 Old 06-13-2013, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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So. After religiously building Cherokees I've somehow ended up with a 97 TJ after a sporadic trade.
It has a dumb *** 2.5 inch spacer lift, brand new 33" Baja claws, some sort of stinger, some pretty decent high clearance fenders, rear quarter guards, cold air intake..some other random things..

What do you guys think is the best place to start other than general maintenance?

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post #2 of 70 Old 06-13-2013, 07:49 PM
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Post some pics!

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post #3 of 70 Old 06-13-2013, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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I will in the morning.
dumb app doesn't like my pics.

I took some night shots with my DSLR setup..I'll post in the a.m.
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post #4 of 70 Old 06-13-2013, 07:57 PM
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good control arms or at least lower fronts . It will improve on road driving , less steering correction needed.
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post #5 of 70 Old 06-13-2013, 07:59 PM
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Well you don't seem satisfied with the spacers, so I would read up on some coils.

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post #6 of 70 Old 06-13-2013, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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Im thinking someting along the lines of the rock krawler front and rear triangulated long arm setup.
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post #7 of 70 Old 06-13-2013, 08:56 PM
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Why?

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post #8 of 70 Old 06-13-2013, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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post #9 of 70 Old 06-13-2013, 08:58 PM
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It depends on what you want from your Jeep. Basically your going to do the same thing you did to the XJs except you'll eventually need a SYE on the TJ, and of course the rear suspension is more like the front than on the XJ, so if your going to build a beach runner, DD, or trail rig start at springs and shocks, if your building a crawler, start with a mental concept of where you want it to be and then prioritize.


Edit: Start with getting rid of the bent tie-rod. Do the ZJ upgrade until you get further in to your build, it's cheap, it's strong and it's very easy to bolt in.
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post #10 of 70 Old 06-13-2013, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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Its going to be a crawler.
Do they come stock with a belly skid? This one has a belly skid, and a gas tank skid.

Its funny seeing how short the rear d shaft is on the TJ compared to the XJ I had.

I may just buy some longer shocks, bumpstop it, wheel it a bit, and buy little things here and there until the winter after I get married and have funds available.

Im pumped regardless.
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post #11 of 70 Old 06-13-2013, 09:10 PM
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New front trackbar? That passenger side spring looks a little wack.

Maintain, wheel, upgrade, repeat.

My build: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/thor-dd-weekend-warrior-1348534/
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post #12 of 70 Old 06-13-2013, 09:12 PM
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Yes they come stock with a skid

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post #13 of 70 Old 06-13-2013, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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New front trackbar? That passenger side spring looks a little wack.
It sure does..

I think it may just be deceiving from the picture.
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post #14 of 70 Old 06-13-2013, 09:14 PM
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D35 rear? Or has it been changed?

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post #15 of 70 Old 06-13-2013, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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Why?

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Why not?

Id like to build it right, and not with the typical RC garbage.

May not just go buy that RK setup, but may build something very similar.

I only had about 400 bucks in my xj 3 link setup, and it worked like magic.
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