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post #91831 of 91954 Old 10-24-2019, 11:06 AM
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Who posted the XJs ONLY signs? I see who the leader is. If your rig can't make it, nobody else has a good chance. I saw 40s on a TJ once. HUGE!
Honestly we have a guy on 37s who outperforms me.but hes got coilovers and been driving the same rig for the past 4 years. Not to mention that I had all of 60 horse power.

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They're a great shock for stock height Jeeps. I don't think anything rides better.


Think I have to do ball joints next.
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Think I have to do ball joints next.
I did mine a couple months ago. I went ahead and replaced the axle u-joints and hub/bearing assemblies while it was apart, so I wouldn't have to do the work twice.

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I did mine a couple months ago. I went ahead and replaced the axle u-joints and hub bearing assemblies while it was apart, so I wouldn't have to do the work twice.


Do you think the ball joints are something that can be easily done?

Iím mechanically inclined, I just donít have a ton of experience with automotive. I did replace the shocks myself, also have done a lot of radio installs over the years. I need a ball joint tool right?
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Yeah it helps. Ball joints suck and so do 44s. Seriously dong if your doing any axle swap go to a 60.

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Do you think the ball joints are something that can be easily done?

Iím mechanically inclined, I just donít have a ton of experience with automotive. I did replace the shocks myself, also have done a lot of radio installs over the years. I need a ball joint tool right?

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Yeah it helps. Ball joints suck and so do 44s. Seriously dong if your doing any axle swap go to a 60.

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Most of us donít wheel like Colin does though...


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Most of us donít wheel like Colin does though...


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Yes but for the money he has into his axle shafts from this season and last season I built my 60

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Yes but for the money he has into his axle shafts from this season and last season I built my 60

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Oh I totally agree. For the price of a ford 60 nowadays thereís almost no reason to mess around with a D44.


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Think I am going to finally " pull the trigger" on a 3" Rough Country Lift on the XJ from KC Custom. She's got 280K on the suspension, so it's definitely due. 30K on a rebuilt motor. She's not my daily driver and just a hunting rig.
Question to you all, would a 4.5" be more added expense it, wheels, tires, fender rub, vibration potential, etc.?
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Installed new front shocks.
Also removed the worthless alarm that came on the car and installed a remote start system.
Picked up a set of rubber floor mats.
What remote start did you go with and how was install?

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Think I am going to finally " pull the trigger" on a 3" Rough Country Lift on the XJ from KC Custom. She's got 280K on the suspension, so it's definitely due. 30K on a rebuilt motor. She's not my daily driver and just a hunting rig.
Question to you all, would a 4.5" be more added expense it, wheels, tires, fender rub, vibration potential, etc.?
Before you pull the trigger, look into the better quality (and riding) Zone 3" lift. My old Zone Offroad 4.5" lift required nothing else except a longer rear brake hose and brake lines, if you plan to disconnect the sway bar. They can be relocated if you don't. The expense depends on what tire size you plan to run. I've got around 5.5" of lift on my current XJ.

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What remote start did you go with and how was install?


I bought the Compustar CS-800S. It was $50 on amazon and another 8-9 bucks for t taps and quick connects. Works awesome. Saved my self $200 bucks.

There is an excellent video on YouTube of a guy showing you every wire you need to connect. You literally could not mess it up.

My Cherokee is my DD and since itís 20 years old, I wanted to be able to warm up the engine before I started to drive.
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I bought the Compustar CS-800S. It was $50 on amazon and another 8-9 bucks for t taps and quick connects. Works awesome. Saved my self $200 bucks.

There is an excellent video on YouTube of a guy showing you every wire you need to connect. You literally could not mess it up.

My Cherokee is my DD and since itís 20 years old, I wanted to be able to warm up the engine before I started to drive.
What year is your XJ?
Do you have a link for the video?
I would like to check it out.
I fast forwarded through a few but curious as to which one you used.
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