Jeep Crew, Just got installed my lift PICS

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  1. kos

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    I bought a set of Old Man Emu HD springs from a jeep forum and installed them today. Went pretty well except for the front. We (me and a coworker) thought we'd be able to just pull the old springs out and put the new in with just a compressor, but I needed to remove some things to make the axle drop lower. I got about a 2" lift from them overall. Now I just need new shocks and quick release front sway bar end links.

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    Nice new look! aslo Nice Michelins.
     
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    Thanks. The tires are actually retreads. IslanderSS has some from the same company. They were $55/ea and they have great grip. The tread pattern is similar to the BFG A/T.

    Edit: :o I didn't even see who I was talking to
     
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    affende Resident 4X4 Elitest Prick

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    disconnect the shocks and the sway bar up front and you will be able to slip in those front springs ;)
     
  5. offroadzj

    offroadzj OT Supporter

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    lookin good... heres some pics of my zj:
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  6. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    you got the same cores i did
     
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    Thats what I ended up doing after messing with it for a little bit.
     
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    :cool:

    How much of a lift is that? Did you buy a kit or make it yourself?
     
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    I wanted BFG at ko casings but this is what they had available. The bfg's have a more durable sidewall and a bead lock built into the side.
     
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    its a 7" rock krawler Long arm kit. I will soon be adding another 1-2" to help clear the 35's on full flex. So far I am very happy with teh customer service by Rock Krawler (they are actually located 5 min from my house). And the kit seems to hold up pretty well.
     
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    Nice looking rigs in here.
     
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    affende Resident 4X4 Elitest Prick

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    :bowrofl: at PVC snorkle!!!! how hack is that shit!

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    affende Resident 4X4 Elitest Prick

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    :hsugh: 8-9" of lift to clear 35s?

    why the fuck are people so fucking stupid?

    hack the fenders to the pinch seam, take off 2" of lift, then run 36s .... and drop the bumpstop an inch in you are really that worried about your tires rubbing :ugh:
     
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    the fenders have been hacked to the pinch seam, and if I go any further, it will no longer be road legal. Grand Cherokees take quite a bit in order to clear 35's. Right now, I could leave it as is, but at full flex, if I need to turn, it just plain wont happen. Yes, it is a PVC snorkel, but in case you havent noticed, I dont give a shit about looks, and it is very efficient. This by no means a show truck... it is meant to take a beating, and tahts what it does. by making my own snorkel, it saved me about $300.
     
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    affende Resident 4X4 Elitest Prick

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    the pinch seam is above the flare ;)

    you can hack out about 4" more before you get into the integral seam ...

    and i used to have a ZJ, i know all about their limits.

    push the axle forward about 4", cut the fenders, take off some lift, and wheel the piss out of it.
     
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    alright, well help me out here.... right now I have chopped the fenders to where it would look like im at the tub (i know im not, but it looks that way). What I need to know is can I cut into that or what? It the outer fender isnt rubbing at all... its all the inner fender, so I just need to know exactly what I can cut.
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    I like the lift where it is b/c the suspension is very tight, so I can still take turns at normal speed... and i dont get worried when I go off camber. However, the flex is amazing. Once I get some time and money I plan on doing a rear chop... and continuing to wheel the piss out of it.
     
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    affende Resident 4X4 Elitest Prick

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    if you are rubbing on the inner fender, and not the outter, then fix that shit with a hammer .... look for rub marks on the inner fender, make sure nothing terribly important is bolted to the other side of it ... smack with hammer

    lather rinse repeat

    or get some wheels with less backspacing / spacers
     
  19. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    I just scored an 8.8 with discs, 4.10's and an LSD already set up for the rear of an XJ.

    W00t
     
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    i have I believe 3.25 or 3.75 backspacing, and 2" spacers. I'll have to try the hammer trick. once I get some extra time and cash, I want to tube the whole front end, but taht will be quite a while til that happens.
     
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    tying tube into the unibody is always fun too
     

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