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Offline RG89XJ

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XJ update
« on: June 08, 2020, 05:12:53 PM »
Just some pictures of whats happening to my XJ. Iíve got all the parts shown except the fender flares. And the winch isn't here yet. So far the front locker is in. The lift kit is installed. The ball joints are replaced. And the body is trimmed for winch mount and mount is test fitted. The last picture shows the rear half completed. The front axles arenít in yet because Iím waiting for the new outer axle tube seals. Things are going as good as expected. The front suspension was a real job. 31 yr old jeep control arms donít come off without a fight. And now Iím back working again so that will slow the progress. But I am really looking forward to finishing it and getting it in the dirt.

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Re: XJ update
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2020, 05:16:08 PM »
I upgraded the lift kit to full leaf pack not add a leaf. As to why that picture upside down is beyond me

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Re: XJ update
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2020, 06:09:49 AM »
Thanks for the build update and photos. Should be a great trail rig when completed.
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Re: XJ update
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2020, 02:59:09 PM »
I hope so. Tried to do as much research as possible before getting started. Its been an adventure for sure. The new stuff goes on a lot easier then the old comes off. And the tear down is completed. So now i actually see progress after a days work.

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Re: XJ update
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2020, 07:45:31 PM »
Nice work, great way to know what your rig is made of!
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Re: XJ update
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2020, 12:08:35 PM »
Hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy. Just thought Iíd post a little progress on the XJ. Been back to work regularly so it is moving forward slowly. Got the front wheels back on so I can start torquing everything to spec and take measurements for final adjustments. Also got the winch and mount installed. Still a long ways to go. But its nice to see progress. Now its time to pack up the truck and head out again. Sure hope things get back to some kind of normal soon and the club can return to business as usual.