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Old November 7th, 2017, 14:25
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Re: 98 XJ build help - Armor & Lift...

Does DPG actually make good stuff? they have super low prices, but ive never seen anyone use it. I've been eyeballing their bumpstop plates for a while now, and their transfer case skid. but I'm Leary about ordering it.
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Old November 7th, 2017, 16:04
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Re: 98 XJ build help - Armor & Lift...

I don't know that Dirk makes anything, I've bought several lift kits from him though, great guy, I went and visited him about 10yrs ago!
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Old November 7th, 2017, 17:00
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I don't think I saw longer shackles on this thread yet. One inch straight or boomerang is plenty; not adjustable, though.
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Old November 7th, 2017, 17:21
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Re: 98 XJ build help - Armor & Lift...

If you go adj shackles, id do Ironman4x4fab, ive seen them in person, they are beefy. I personally have DBmetalworks boomerang shackles and they are well built. Boostwerks has their comp shackles too, dunno how well they work, but they look good
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Old November 12th, 2017, 20:18
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Re: 98 XJ build help - Armor & Lift...

I scored a ZJ gas tank skid plate for $15 from the JY. Does anyone know if an install thread exists with pictures? Everything I've found has dead photobucket links.
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Old November 27th, 2017, 11:36
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Re: 98 XJ build help - Armor & Lift...

Ok so I've picked up the following parts since starting this thread:

JCR Offroad Rock Sliders
JCR Offroad Transfer Case Skid Plate
ZJ OEM Gas Tank Skid Plate
G2 Dana 30 Diff. cover
Solid Chrysler 8.25 diff cover
RC X-series 4.5" lift (can't beat free, gifted from my uncle)
Adam Driveshaft and SYE kit
RC Steering stabilizer
RC LCA drop brackets
IRO Heavy Duty OTK Steering
31" tires with steelies (another gift)

Next Phase:
Front bumper
Rear bumper
ZJ seat upgrade
Hood Louver
electric fan upgrade
LED interior lights

any recommendations for the next phase parts?
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Old November 27th, 2017, 12:18
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Re: 98 XJ build help - Armor & Lift...

Get a real lift kit !!!
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Old November 27th, 2017, 14:27
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Re: 98 XJ build help - Armor & Lift...

Ksuspension for the fan kit. Led interior lights, amazon or advanced. front bumper depends on what style you like and how much you wanna shell out. rear bumper I really like the dirtbound tire carrier, and will be doing a DIY kit when my wallet allows me to. while your at it, snag a set of injectors, and a headlight harness from Ksuspension. and check out the IRO 3 link they recently released.
for my LED dome lights I used the LED panels off amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and then wired in the 6" LED strips you can get at advanced. it has plenty of light.

http://www.ksuspensionlifts.com/
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Old November 27th, 2017, 17:31
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Re: 98 XJ build help - Armor & Lift...

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Get a real lift kit !!!
No offense but this really isn't all that helpful. I understand there's better lifts out there but this will get me by for now and the best part is it was free. I can wheel the RC lift and learn what I truly need from my lift and upgrade if and when necessary.

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Ksuspension for the fan kit. Led interior lights, amazon or advanced. front bumper depends on what style you like and how much you wanna shell out. rear bumper I really like the dirtbound tire carrier, and will be doing a DIY kit when my wallet allows me to. while your at it, snag a set of injectors, and a headlight harness from Ksuspension. and check out the IRO 3 link they recently released.
for my LED dome lights I used the LED panels off amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and then wired in the 6" LED strips you can get at advanced. it has plenty of light.

http://www.ksuspensionlifts.com/
Definitely want a tire carrier rear bumper. I'm undecided for the front at the moment. I've got a brush guard installed for the time being though.

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll add them to my research links list. its starting to add up lol
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Old November 27th, 2017, 17:57
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Re: 98 XJ build help - Armor & Lift...

Why not sell it now(non installed) as NIB and use that money to get the good stuff!
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Old November 28th, 2017, 13:06
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Re: 98 XJ build help - Armor & Lift...

I have a non winch bumper on mine for a few reasons, A: I don't like how most winch bumpers stick way out. B: mine is a weekend warrior, and I have yet to need a winch. C: that's an extra 100lbs to lug around. With that being said mine also has frame tie ins and has a 2" receiver in the center of the bumper. I just gotta run the wire and get a winch and cradle for it. then when I go out I can just grab the winch and hook it up on either end. plus its harder to steal. and personally im not a fan of RC stuff, but if it was free, run it for now then save up for the other goodies (3 link etc) later on down the road.

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Old November 29th, 2017, 09:24
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Re: 98 XJ build help - Armor & Lift...

My jeep will be a weekend warrior as well. luckily everyone I'd go offroad with have winches so I can wait a bit. The free RC kit (not new by the way but less than 1k miles on it) made it so that I could get the SYE kit and OTK steering upgrade. I'll ride it until it fails me and move on. No big deal.
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Old November 29th, 2017, 14:35
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Re: 98 XJ build help - Armor & Lift...

Sounds like a decent plan, I always like to upgrade things lol. but if you DD it, just gotta make sure everything is done right. that's why I was picky about a lot of my parts, I wanted it to be tough, and safe on the road, but also to be extremely capable off road.
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Re: 98 XJ build help - Armor & Lift...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Check out these hdlts. I love em. no wiring harness needed. no anti-flicker adapter needed. DOT approved. LED. Great pattern. 20 minutes and you are up and running. Daytime running light function works on my 99 Sport. plug n play and bright white light. less than $100 for the pair.
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Old November 29th, 2017, 21:10
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Re: 98 XJ build help - Armor & Lift...

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Check out these hdlts. I love em. no wiring harness needed. no anti-flicker adapter needed. DOT approved. LED. Great pattern. 20 minutes and you are up and running. Daytime running light function works on my 99 Sport. plug n play and bright white light. less than $100 for the pair.
These look great! How long have you had these?
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