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post #1 of 3 Old 03-08-2014, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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need some over-all XJ help

here's a little bit of my background of my jeep.
99' xj 4.0L with a 4.5" suspension and 1" body lift on 33" M/Ts.
bought the jeep entirely stock and my ex did the lift and mounted my tires and i want to continue to build my jeep with more upgrades but am at a loss. i know a decent amount and know my way around my jeep but need some help prioritizing.
first off i want to take the body lift out and upgrade to a 6.5" suspension lift. i have that covered. but before i go ahead and do that, i want to know what i should be concerned about as far as stock parts.
i want to swap axles to something obviously more durable than my stock dana 35s. something than can handle 35's and a bigger lift and something locked too.
steering stabilizer? i've heard mixed feelings about those. opinions?
along with adjustable ball joints?
drive shafts?
suggestions for gears?

i'm not looking to get bashed here just looking for some help and advice before i crumple my axle... again i know my way around my jeep pretty well, know where to get my parts, and have a shop to do all the work. just want to get pointed in the right direction. any help is appreciated!

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post #2 of 3 Old 03-08-2014, 09:17 AM
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Can't body lift an XJ.

Factory 8.25 axles are decently strong and can be found cheap.

'The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.'
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post #3 of 3 Old 03-08-2014, 01:25 PM
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Can you post up pics of your rig. I'm not sure its body lifted. Can't really do that.
For 6.5" lift you should research brands.
Anything over 5" you'll want an sye.
For 35" tires the 8.25 will be struggling in stock form.
8.8 will be good and gives you disc brakes.
The d30 HP will handle 35's. But I would suggest at least a truss. If you're gonna lock it you use a selectable locker.
Gears are a huge can if worms on here. I would suggest 4.56 with s stock 4.0 and stock trans.
You're going to want to brace up the frame on the steering gear box.
A double shear track bar is strong.
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