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Gaffney982

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Thank god for tax refunds. I finally got the '97 Xj lifted. I decided on a 3" lift since anything higher will require more $ than I can afford. So far I've done the following: 3" Rusty's front coils, Rusty's adj track bar, jks discos, Rusty's 1" transfer case drop (SYE/driveshaft too expensive), Rusty's 3" full leaf pack, 4 Rusty's shocks and 31" Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2's mounted on flat blacked AR steel rims.

Can't upload pics from my cell :-(

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Good. Now go get it dirty before the paint looses its shine lol
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Nice, just in time to play in the snow..well if we get any

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It's okay, it started off dirty. Booooo rain, where's the 3+ inches of snow that'll we were suppose to get??
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3" is fine. I've seen XJ's with 3" and 33's locked front and rear do real good.
I actually wanna lower mine a bit.



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I'm ing of going to 33's. Is there a lot of trimmIng required? Also, I'm gonna have to regear my front and rear. Is it easier to get a rear end out of a 4 cyl wrangler and just regear the front or what?
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Naa.. a 4 banger wrangler rear might only be a D35 axle. You most prolly got a C8.25 rear which is a lot stronger but not many upgrades for it. I'd switch to a Ford 8.8 outta a Exploder with disk brakes.That is stronger than the C8.25 and has a lot more after market availability.
Also with 33's yea your gonna have to put your fenders and wheel wells on a big diet and bump stop the axles.

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I did check and I do have a C8.25. For $ sake I'm gonna have to stick with my C8.25. I'm gonna do the ZJ disk brake upgrade since new parts are cheap for me. I'm gonna pull the stock fenders and do some trimming for now. Any other suggestions and do you know anyone that can install some gears if I buy them
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EVB doe's gears but I it's $800 an axle.
Not something you wanna tackle if you've never done them before. Heck I'm still stock gearing to lol
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Wow, I will live with my stock gearing then lol. Then I guess ZJ disc brake upgrade is next then maybe a locker
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I got a automatic locker in my D30. Works great except if you drive on snowy pavement.
Cost was $200
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So now that I'm at 3" of lift, I want to go to 4 1/2". I figured I'm gonna need upper & lower control arms, bigger front springs and a 1 1/2" shackles for the rear. Since I have the C8.25 rear end, I know an SYE is ideal but I just don't have the $ for one. Anybody know someone with a setup similar to mine but with 4 1/2" lift and a dropped TC with no vibrations issues?
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This is interesting. I'm looking for ways to improve my truck and installing a lift is one of my options. Haven't decided if I should go all the way to '6 and remove my fenders. I'm planning to use KMC wheels along with all-weather toyo tires. 
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