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    1993 XJ past present and future

    Here are some pics of the jeep stock. I bought a 2" budget lift from Rocky Road. Once I installed that I had Harry's rebuild me some new rear springs with AAL. Installed 2" lift shackles in rear and 2" coil spacers in the front as well.

    But 2" isnt big enough. Must go higher. After I got the AAL done the rear was looking to be almost a 4" lift.

    I've purchased some 3" rancho lift springs for the front to even it out, and I'll have to relocate the brake lines. I also got Skyjacker hydro 7000 for all four corners.

    I bought some 31" MTRs, and I'm getting some AR black steelies this weekend.

    I also put in a Class III hitch to tow the boat with.

    Future mods:
    - trimming for 33" tires
    - SYE kit
    - front tow hooks
    - Sway bar disconnects
    - drop pitman arm
    - front and rear lockers
    - sway bar end links
    - adj track bar
    - warn front and rear bumpers
    - winch
    - high lift mount
    - safari roof rack
    - Painting it this summer (Gunmetal or black)

    Let me know if you have any suggestions or comments.

    Cheers Mike
    Last edited by twin2626; 03-14-2008 at 07:54 PM.

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    pics

    Forgot pics
    here are some before and current and I'll put up some new ones after installing the front springs
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    What is the brand and size of that tire in the last pic?

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    I'm pretty sure they are Durango Radial M/T, and they are 31X10.5-15

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    nice man

    I recently traded my YJ for a kee, I have all the suspension, jus waiting to lift it. I'll be trimming to squeeze my 33's

    gonna try low COG wheeling this year lol
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    Nice mods, and love the stealthy inclusion of the pooch!

    What's his/her name, and what kind of dog are they?

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    Thanks, everyone

    The dogs name is Stanley, hes a miniature schnauzer.

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    Rancho 3" lift springs installed today.

    I installed the front lift springs to get it up as high as the back is. I took the spacers out and it still wasn't as high as the rear so I had to take the springs out again and reinstall the spacers. Pain In The A**!!!!!

    Anyways It's sitting a lot more even now, and the springs ride quite a bit stiffer than stock. I measured just over 36" to the top of wheel well. I didnt get around to extending the brake lines yet but will soon.


    The 4th pic shows the passenger side installed and the drivers side with just the 2" spacer
    1st and 2nd pic installed with spacer.
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    Like it! Nice stance now. You could fit 33's w/ trimmin easy. do you drive it on street? Any real issues with highway handling?
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    It is my daily driver. I havent had a chance to take out on the highway yet, but havent noticed anything in the city. As for the 33s, hopefully this summer. ive got a buddy who has a spare set of brand new Tj flares he'll sell me. I think I'm gonna put them on. Hopefully I dont have to trim too much
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    are you still running the stock control arms??

    you might want to address that before you tackel any of your other "future mod" plans, especially if you're going to be hauling a boat around.

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    do you have 5 inches of lift and stock control arms ??? this is a bad combo . your going to wander all over the road and probably get nasty death wobble , if i were you i would get some adjustable control arms and get the castor back into spec .

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    Tj flares look cool, and seem to do the job. I would like to see someone use all rear Tj flares around a Xj. Just think it would look more Cherokeeish. The side marker thing on the Tj's turn me off a bit, but they definetly cover rite w/ 33's/3.75" BS from what ive seen around.
    I think Im pushing it my self with my own situation on stock arms(3.5 Front/4 back), But its not my DD, and no tow. Towing wouldnt help because it will make it squat, and lift the front even more. Just a thought, and not theory. Would like to know your testing/results. Thx man.
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    Yah I was noticing the wandering last night and today. I thought maybe I need an alignment. So now i guess Ill have to get some new control arms.

    Who makes some good ones? Skyjacker?

    Is that the lower control arms, upper or both.

    Thanks Mike

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    I think most kits use stock length uppers up to 4" lift. It is the lowers that are more important.
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    i think skyjacker stuff is junk , just imo . i have the rough country ones , they work great for what i wanted them to do , the have polyurathane bushings for long life and the lca is offset to allow for more droop without interfearing with the shock bracket . adjustable and greeseable

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    Cool, i'll look into some of those
    Thanks

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    I like my Skyjacker stuff. Okay all I got is front coils and lower control arms. I didn't like my staandard front coils, rode like crap, so I went for 8" softrides. Work real nice!

    As forcontrol arms, my Skyjackers have seen alot of abuse as acting as sliders and still are straight as an arrow.
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    and how do you like the skyjacker trac bar , and there shocks ??
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    I like my Skyjacker stuff. Okay all I got is front coils and lower control arms. I didn't like my staandard front coils, rode like crap, so I went for 8" softrides. Work real nice!

    As forcontrol arms, my Skyjackers have seen alot of abuse as acting as sliders and still are straight as an arrow.

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    Track bar held out well (heim joint wore a little, but nothing major), until my relocation bracket craped out, and the shock, I have BDS's on there anyways.

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