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Old June 30th, 2019, 07:23
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You need to start with some protection.
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Old June 30th, 2019, 19:50
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I know you just moved from Texas, but know that CA has fender laws that require full tire coverage.
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Old July 1st, 2019, 22:24
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I know you just moved from Texas, but know that CA has fender laws that require full tire coverage.
Lol I didn't move from Texas.. I still live here and am never leaving
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Old July 2nd, 2019, 06:15
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Lol I didn't move from Texas.. I still live here and am never leaving
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Is there anyone in the North DFW area that I can borrow a flatbed trailer from so I can move? I don't need the help to move just a trailer that I can move. I would need it over the weekend and beginning of next week of July. Hit me up in my inbox if you could help. Thank you
My mistake, I read this and thought......
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Old July 2nd, 2019, 09:22
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I also saw this????

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Old July 2nd, 2019, 10:04
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I figured it out, your in Frisco texas not "San Francisco" your location led me down a different path!
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Old July 3rd, 2019, 20:36
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Lol I was moving a whole mile away from my old house to new house.. but not to thread jack
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Old July 8th, 2019, 22:44
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New 1991 XJ Mild Build

Lol @ chickenbot living in CA

Welcome OP. Dont think it was mentioned, but can't body lift these.

Build sound like a fun one. XJs are a badass platform to build. Enjoy

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4.5" lift, locked on both ends, 33s
10K winch and a lot of skinny pedal
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Old July 18th, 2019, 21:03
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Not a junkyard lift but it's cheap and rides great
ZJ upcountry coils (moog cc782) new 66$ eBay
2" coil spacer =3.5" lift
Rear 2" iron lift blocks and new ubolts
1-2" lift shackles.
T-case dropped 1", although your 91 May not need it.
ZJ tie rod
Xj 8.25 rear-jeep liberty 8.25 disc bolt on
I've got JK moabs(cheap) with 265-70-17s
I did splurg on shocks though I'm running bilstien 5160's
Rides better than my LJ on 35's did
Back from a long stint. Great list. Thank you very much. XJ coming in October. Friend is giving it to me for FREE!
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Old July 18th, 2019, 21:05
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Lol @ chickenbot living in CA

Welcome OP. Dont think it was mentioned, but can't body lift these.

Build sound like a fun one. XJs are a badass platform to build. Enjoy

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Thanks, should be fun. Ive been gone for awhile since were preparing to move 2,000 miles. This will be my first XJ
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Old July 18th, 2019, 21:08
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My first XJ was a 90 2 door sport, similar to yours. With the factory track-lock rear diff, 31s on stock wheels and a 4 inch suspension it was very capable. The only mods were suspension and armor - no driveline mods at all.

rock sliders are a great upgrade
a basic lift with 3.5 to 4 inch springs front and rear - possibly shackles too
Stay with softer spring rates 180-200# if you want compliance
Tire rub should not be a problem at all with 31s on stock wheels - 32s may require a combo of bump stops and slight fender trimming
Ranch 9000s may be a good choice for the adjustable dampening for large loads
Sport Old Man EMU shocks work great on my 97 (load stability and sporty but not rough)
A double sheer or standard upgraded track is fine lots of them out there.
Front suspension can be just lower arms and springs (this is sufficient for light rock crawling and reasonable flex) - or get more modified from there like Iron Rock long arm..
Sway bar disconnects are a must.
A headlight harness is a must (radically improves wattage to bulbs and, makes lights much more effective and safer.
The only form of lift is suspension (unibody) 3-4 inches is fine for your purpose and driveline issues will be minimal to none.
The closed radiator system is weird, but mine worked fine for years (in California)

Have fun!
Awesome, this is great help, looks almost like a perfect list.
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