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Old March 2nd, 2007, 22:01
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My new beater

Thought I should intoduce my self to all the locals since I've been reffering back to this forum every 15 mins since I bought by my xj a month ago.

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Now I guess it would be more appropriate to introduce my new toy. I bought a 93 xj country that was in a minor accident, that resulted in some cosmetic damage but nothing to serious but the guy selling it was gonna junk it so I offered him $300 bucks. I recently finished gutting the interior in preperation for a roll cage, and now I'm onto the lift. I'm just about done installing a 4.5" lift and have discovered the best way to install the lower links. It only required 3 jack stands, two jacks, 4 ratchet straps, two of the biggest crow bars I could fit, and a 4 lb deadblow hammer.
Two and a half hours later presto.

oh well guess I will finish tommorow, but I actually just wanted to thank everyone. I've found more useful information here then I thought I was capable of understanding, ( I was right of course).

P.S. As a fair warning my spelling skills are kindergarten at best.

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Old March 2nd, 2007, 22:03
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Welcome to the group!!

Sounds like a nice project started there
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 11:14
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Sweet...finally someone in my neighborhood to play with.
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Old March 4th, 2007, 16:14
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Show up to the West Covina Sushi M&G so we can meet you!
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Old March 4th, 2007, 17:03
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P.S. As a fair warning my spelling skills are kindergarten at best.
no worries - none of us can spell worth a damn!
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Old March 4th, 2007, 17:29
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Show up to the West Covina Sushi M&G so we can meet you!
I would but I will be at work pretending to give a damn. I can however say that I look forward to meeting everyone eventually. Mostly so I can look over your rigs and steal ideas but meeting people is cool sometimes too.
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Old March 4th, 2007, 22:55
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Welcome to the group Hollywood, how cool. Your rig has JV damage before it ever rolled over a rock.
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Hey! We gotta see pics of the new rig!
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I'm just about done installing a 4.5" lift and have discovered the best way to install the lower links. It only required 3 jack stands, two jacks, 4 ratchet straps, two of the biggest crow bars I could fit, and a 4 lb deadblow hammer.
Two and a half hours later presto.
actually the best way is to use only two tools.
1. Large pipe wrench on the knuckle
2. Floor jack

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Old March 5th, 2007, 12:13
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I will get some pics posted up next weekend after I pull it back out of storage. Like an idiot I forgot to take before pics, I guesss I get excited some times and just jumped in and started cutting and wrenching.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 16:44
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Sounds like a great project and you should have any problems finding information here or online.
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Old March 9th, 2007, 18:34
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As promised a few pics

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