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post #92281 of 92472 Old 02-18-2020, 03:53 PM
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Be curious to hear how you like those general grabbers when you get some miles on them. Think I'll be going to something more aggressive when my current set or tires is retired. More aggressive on both rigs, my Sierra and the XJ.
I ran them and liked them. Quiet enough and decent on the road. Not good with ice.
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OK . So , it's not simply personal preference . Makes good sense .
I'm not very brand loyal. I like the ls platform for its simplicity and ruggedness. But I prefer ford axles and run a dodge transfer caseish thing. And have a random picture.

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post #92282 of 92472 Old 02-19-2020, 11:47 AM
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Its happening!!

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You should be finished by now (unless you broke off all of the rear upper shock bolts). I want to see the finished pics with the new tires and wheels.

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You should be finished by now (unless you broke off all of the rear upper shock bolts). I want to see the finished pics with the new tires and wheels.
I broke off three of four, one of the studs holding the crossmember on, the pitman arm had to be cut off along with two of the bolts holding the rear leafs on. I hope he had an easier time than i did.

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I broke off three of four, one of the studs holding the crossmember on, the pitman arm had to be cut off along with two of the bolts holding the rear leafs on. I hope he had an easier time than i did.

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That sounds about normal for an XJ. I never had so many issues lifting any of my TJs. Rear upper shock bolts snapping are a given. I have zero rust on my Jeeps and those cheap bolts still snap. At least with XJ's, you can spend $25 and make things so much easier.
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You should be finished by now (unless you broke off all of the rear upper shock bolts). I want to see the finished pics with the new tires and wheels.
3 upper shock bolts, lower control on the unibody were froze inside the grommet busted an already weak break line. Nothing ever goes as smooth as it should but the back is done besides the whole bolt thing and front is ready go go back together.

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Took this bout 6 hours ago, messed around with the break line and shock bolts then took it for a test drive.. found something on the front end loose so went back to the barn and rechecked everything and pop goes the track bar bolt... so to the dealer I go in the morning, so much for a 5-6 hour install time.

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and pop goes the track bar bolt... so to the dealer I go in the morning
Lowes, Home Depot, and other places have grade 8/10.9 bolts.

As soon as I installed my lift, I took it for a test ride on some hills and it pulled the rear brake hose loose (way too short) and dumped my brake fluid everywhere. I made it home and bought a longer YJ hose to fix the problem.
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Lowes, Home Depot, and other places have grade 8/10.9 bolts.



As soon as I installed my lift, I took it for a test ride on some hills and it pulled the rear brake hose loose (way too short) and dumped my brake fluid everywhere. I made it home and bought a longer YJ hose to fix the problem.
I read that they had to be a special bolt from the dealer

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I read that they had to be a special bolt from the dealer

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I bet you read that on the internet .
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Welp it finally happened.

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I bet you read that on the internet .
Yeah. Either here on jf, Cherokee forum or naxja. But I just went to tsc and got new ones.

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Lowes, Home Depot, and other places have grade 8/10.9 bolts.



As soon as I installed my lift, I took it for a test ride on some hills and it pulled the rear brake hose loose (way too short) and dumped my brake fluid everywhere. I made it home and bought a longer YJ hose to fix the problem.
One of the reasons i don't particularly like zone. Their kit doesn't even come with brake lines or most of the other stuff needed when you lift a vehicle...

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One of the reasons i don't particularly like zone. Their kit doesn't even come with brake lines or most of the other stuff needed when you lift a vehicle...

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Yeah my buddy gave me a rough country adjustable tack bar for his tj thought great, nope didnt think about the tj having a real frame.

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lookin good..!

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