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    1992 XJ budget build

    so I got this XJ as a DD on a song and dance price
    have added 2 inch spacers up front and 2 inch blocks out back as well as swapping the springs outa a 2000 in the rear(as mine were whored)
    31s are coming next week just wondering what else I could do
    and well heres some before and after
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    you may want to deal with that rust before it gets worse. Wouldnt want you to put all kinds of money into other stuff just to get pulled over and given the 48 hours until inspection deal. that would suck.

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    ^^^I agree. Cut out the old rusty rockers and replace them with 2X4 or 2X5 square tube tied into the unibody. You can fix the rust and improve your Jeep's wheeling abilities at the same time.

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    wow that looks better then it did a week ago. good job.

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    ^^^ Wish mine would progress that much in a week lol.

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    when i met him to drop those springs off, the back tire was jammed right up in the wheel well.

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    hahahaqh yes they were jammed up when we took the old packs out they just disinigrated lol

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    did all the leafs break? or can u use any to make a bastard pack?

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    Are you going to use on-road, or just off road? Lookin' good so far. It reminds me of my first Xj(white,2-3" lift,31's). A good set of Rancho's was the most worthwhile thing I did to it. Huge difference on, and offroad.
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    #1 its a daily driver for the time being (a little bit of off road also)
    and 2 of the leafs were snapped right in 1/2 pretty much I still have the main leafs but other then that they are all in the scrapbin

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    Sounds familiar...




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    And i thought my suspension was bad. I feel good about it now lol.

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    Well for on-road use you may not have a problem with lift blocks, but off road you may. They tend to cause axle wrap issues, and will make it easier for your rear slip yoke to fall out of the back of the Transfer case. Anything after 4" lift is getting into the danger zone.
    Just take a look at the slipyoke on the rear driveshaft to see the mark where the seal used to ride, and where it does now. The slipyoke is about 5", and if you got more then 2" out its getting close.
    If your running the stock length rear shocks it will help keep it in check, but won't help axle wrap.
    Should be fine as a DD for the street. Any drive line vibration? The rear slip yoke tends to cause vibes when it's lifted more then 3.5-4". The Slip-Yoke Eliminator kits are made to solve this by allowing the install of a drivshaft to handle higher angles.
    If you have any of these problems I would keep it cheap, and just take the blocks out. Add a couple more leaves from XJ, S10,Mj, etc. Do a bit of fender trimmin if it rubs, but on road you shouldn't have a problem with 31/10.50/15 tires.
    Also, If you want to keep the hieght, but solve the rear driveline issue you can install a transfercase drop. The main negitive of this is the loss of ground clearance. Linkages also may not function well, but it another cheap/easy solution to the Slipyoke/vibration issue.
    I run about 4" lift in the back of my Xj with the stock slip yoke/drive shaft setup. I get some vibes at 30 to 50 kms, and again from 85 to 95km/h. After that it tends to smooth out. I eat a rear pinion u-joint every 1500 km's.

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    update got my 31s 2day wow it looks a hell of alot better lol
    what next I have no clue other then the rockers and maybe higher
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    Lookin good with the 31's! If you find some Zj coils it should bring up the front cheap, or get some more coil insolaters and stack em for a 1" boost. Just looks like it needs a bit up front still. 3" on stock arms isn't to bad a ride quality. Mabe the old coils are a little tired. Still, it's lookin' good. Hows it ride? Any drivline vibes? Bend any leafs with the blocks yet?

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ID:	30401[/ATTACH]yeah zj coils may work not in a huge rush right now as moneys abit tight for a few reasons no real drive line vibes so far it pulls abit in the front and clunks like a mofo but thats cause the stock shocks are done in will be replaced eventually w/ skycrapper cheepies as for the leafs havent bent em that I can see and the rockers are temperially fixed 2 make it look abit better and rocker guarded so yeah its coming along
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    so I am now considering doing a full 3.5 inch lift and adding the 2 inch spacers in the front to get the 5.5 inch lift so I can fit 33s any ideas on what 3,5 in lift I should buy?

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