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  1. redneck ron

    redneck ron Displaced Hillbilly

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    Yesterday, I completed the front portion Of the lift kit for the wife’s new Jeep. Today I will do the back and get everything dialed in.

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  2. catman71

    catman71 Spewer of TROOF

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    Nice!

    I have an idea on the wheels and tires but what does the lift cost and where did you get it?

    how hard was it to install?
     

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    redneck ron Displaced Hillbilly

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    I buy all my parts from Northridge4x4. Probably 2k in the lift. Not hard to install at all, though the older I get, the less fun it is. My shoulders and hands are a little sore this morning due to a little arthritis.
     
  4. George Kaplan

    George Kaplan emeritus

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    Don't forget an alignment.

    What's the gear ratio?
     
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    catman71 Spewer of TROOF

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    when you are done will you have any issues at highway speeds?
    Vibrating, etc
     
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    ZekerMan ZekerMan

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    Good job on putting in the lift. I REALLY like your garage floor!!!:dancing:
     
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    redneck ron Displaced Hillbilly

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    Had it regraded Monday to 4.88. Alignment isn’t necessary since the front control arms are fixed length, castor is not adjustable, no adjustable ball joints, so camber can’t be adjusted, and I stayed with the stock tie rod, no toe change from factory. If/when I go with a heavy duty drag link and tie rod, I will get an alignment.
     
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    redneck ron Displaced Hillbilly

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    Thanks! Kentucky blue.
     
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    redneck ron Displaced Hillbilly

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    Not at all. We drive them to Moab and Colorado with no issues. Will run 80mph smooth as glass.
     
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    hogfish Señor Member

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    That's a sharp-looking Jeep. Looking forward to seeing the completed product.
     
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    I second the garage floor.
     
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    Zerodefect I feel pretty.

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    Wtf? There isn't a scratch anywhere on that thing? My SD has more dirt on it. Time to get out and wheel that poor thing.

    I just use strings to reset alignment. I like a little toe in to keep DW at bay. Are you sure that there aren't bushings under the joints for caster/camber? A little toe will add a hair of camber, but nothing to worry about.
     
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    redneck ron Displaced Hillbilly

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    No adjustments. On TJ’s, used to use a straight edge and a measuring tape and set toe in 1/8” and it worked great.

    Yeah, no scratches or dirt yet. She just got it the end of July. 2020 ruined our planned trips this year.
     
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    Looks great! :cheers:

    The overland XJ approves...
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    Joshhtn The eBay Guy

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    Nice!! Love that color!

    I had the Trail Grapplers on my Tundra for close to 6 years and they were phenomenal in the mud! Just changed them out a couple weeks back for BFG KM3s, which I LOVE, but I'll miss my grapplers. Technically still have one of them on my spare tire, which I hope to never have to use!

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    Ok, after seeing that floor, I want to see pictures of the rest of your garage! Or maybe not, I'll probably be too jealous. Oh, by the way, nice jeep.
     
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    Joshhtn The eBay Guy

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    No kidding!! You could eat off that floor!
     
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    Joshhtn The eBay Guy

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    Also, kudos to you for doing the install yourself. Nothing more fulfilling than doing your own wrenching. :cheers:
     
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    redneck ron Displaced Hillbilly

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    Ha! We just bought the house in April, so the garage is still a work in progress. The wife’s list inside has priority for some reason.

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