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Old 01-21-2010, 11:44 AM
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After a year of sitting I'm finally working on it again

Couldn't believe it when I looked at my BJ's receipt and I bought this stuff over a year ago!!!! I guess having 3 girls under 4 keeps me busy.....

Anyway I'm finally working on it again and have some quick progress pix. BEFORE:
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:46 AM
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It looked better before, now it looks like it's shooting for the starts
Are you going to be able to back it out of the garage when you lift the rear?
Mine doesn't fit with the lift and the big tires, I have it on 235/75/15 now to keep it inside.
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Old 01-21-2010, 01:56 PM
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Nice rig. I've always like that style southwestern decal on em.

What size tires were on it it before? Was it lifted at all before?

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Old 01-21-2010, 02:02 PM
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i love the stock look so much. great looking vehicle.
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:40 PM
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The "AFTER" is definently gonna look SWEEEEET! Cant wait to see the lift all installed and the tires on!! Nice
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:46 PM
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It was bone stock suspension before. Flat springs with 30's on it. Now it has 6" lift & 36" Swamper TSL's on it - well on the front anyway. This is more lift & tire than I've ever had on a Jeep and I'm curious to see how I like it. As long as the center of gravity isn't too high I think it will be good for our trails out here.

It isn't as tall as the photo makes it seem. I was kneeling down when I took it. There is plenty of clearance on the garage door. I'm hoping to finish up the rear within the next few days. I'm crossing my fingers the infamous "gas tank bolt" comes out nicely!
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:17 PM
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It was bone stock suspension before. Flat springs with 30's on it. Now it has 6" lift & 36" Swamper TSL's on it - well on the front anyway. This is more lift & tire than I've ever had on a Jeep and I'm curious to see how I like it. As long as the center of gravity isn't too high I think it will be good for our trails out here.

It isn't as tall as the photo makes it seem. I was kneeling down when I took it. There is plenty of clearance on the garage door. I'm hoping to finish up the rear within the next few days. I'm crossing my fingers the infamous "gas tank bolt" comes out nicely!

Looks awesome. It would suck though if you put the lift on the rear and then could'nt get it out of the garage.
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:22 PM
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Looks very very nice!
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:23 PM
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Nice looking Cherk!

Yep did the lift in the garage and had to air down to clear the luggage rack once......

Nice to see you getting something done on the old girl.

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Old 01-21-2010, 04:02 PM
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very nice indeed
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:16 PM
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that looks killer!
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:36 PM
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Looks real good!

I have the same tires and wheels on my Cherokee and I love them.
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:47 PM
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that's a nice looking cherokee even without the lift! good luck with the rear.
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:43 PM
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I think your truck has an allergy, there seems to be some swelling involved...
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:56 PM
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That looks good.

It seem like a bunch of guys are pulling their Jeeps out of moth balls.
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Old 01-22-2010, 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Justin Kerns
Couldn't believe it when I looked at my BJ's receipt and I bought this stuff over a year ago!!!! I guess having 3 girls under 4 keeps me busy.....

Anyway I'm finally working on it again and have some quick progress pix. BEFORE:


AFTER:
wow thats one sweet looking FSJ what lift are you going with 4" or 6" looks good keep up the good work what sizes tires are you useing i love the look of this FSJ

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Old 01-22-2010, 11:00 AM
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Looks awesome. It would suck though if you put the lift on the rear and then could'nt get it out of the garage.

like that never happened to anyone


Babyjeep SOA + 2" on 37. = a little bit to much for a "dutch" garage


Nice Jeep by the way are you planning on changing ring and pinion for the 36" ??

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Old 01-22-2010, 09:55 PM
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like that never happened to anyone


Babyjeep SOA + 2" on 37. = a little bit to much for a "dutch" garage


Nice Jeep by the way are you planning on changing ring and pinion for the 36" ??

Excellent question - I'm sure I will re-gear at some point but I would *love* to wait until I can afford lockers. I want to see how anemic it is with the 3.54's. I ran my CJ for years with 2.73 but I had a T-18 + D300 to keep the low range low enough even with the tall gears. This one has TH400 + QT so I'm not so sure. But I'll run it a bit and just see how it is.
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:23 PM
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Say...What'ya gona do with those ol'..used aliuninnim weel's...just wund'ern...just wund'ern ????

I really like the new lift, tire's and wheels....doesn't looklike you will need those old, used aluminum wheels any more ?????? Right????
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