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Old June 11th, 2007, 01:46
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Re: XJ Buildup III

Nicely done there my friend. All coming together really well.
Once the LCA brackets are cut off, are you plating over where they sat so you dont have a section that is not re-enforced?
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Old June 11th, 2007, 09:46
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I have almost completed what you are doing. I installed the same plates, went with T&J frame stiffeners Both there plates and Tube setup, Tied it all together. Used the full Traction long Arm kit, Installed Fox bump stops inside the front coils and went with Bilstein 9100s. Cant wait to try it out, hopefully it all works great. I wanted a vehicle to take to Mexico that could clip along at a good pace, and also be used as a good trail rig????? Hopefully it works. I installed Currie 9" front and rear with ARB's, What DIffs did you go with??
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Old June 11th, 2007, 11:43
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Re: XJ Buildup III

hey man what size steel tube did you make those leaf perches out of?
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Old June 11th, 2007, 12:57
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Nicely done there my friend. All coming together really well.
Once the LCA brackets are cut off, are you plating over where they sat so you dont have a section that is not re-enforced?
I've ground the torched area down but haven't gone to the effort of completely removing the pieces of bracket you see still attached, as they are spot welded in several places.......removing them would really be cosmetic. On the inside of the rail, I've welded the inner piece of the old bracket to the unirail so that there are no exposed/rough edges. It provides some reinforcement, I'm sure, but this area is pretty beefy anyway so I haven't decide on adding plating.

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Old June 11th, 2007, 12:59
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I have almost completed what you are doing. I installed the same plates, went with T&J frame stiffeners Both there plates and Tube setup, Tied it all together. Used the full Traction long Arm kit, Installed Fox bump stops inside the front coils and went with Bilstein 9100s. Cant wait to try it out, hopefully it all works great. I wanted a vehicle to take to Mexico that could clip along at a good pace, and also be used as a good trail rig????? Hopefully it works. I installed Currie 9" front and rear with ARB's, What DIffs did you go with??
Thought hard about 9" axles, but scored an XJ D44 and a HP D30 for a great price, 33 spl rear and 30 spl front Alloy axles, ARB's F/R.
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Old June 11th, 2007, 13:04
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hey man what size steel tube did you make those leaf perches out of?
2.5" OD x 6" OD IIRC. Trimmed them so they provide 2" of lift.
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Old June 11th, 2007, 13:14
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2.5" OD x 6" OD IIRC. Trimmed them so they provide 2" of lift.

where did you get 2.5" x 6"
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Old June 11th, 2007, 13:21
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Very nice looking rig X...looks great.

When you get a chance please post front and rear view pics, i'd like to see how those 285's sit under the rig. Whats the BS on the Moab's?
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Old June 11th, 2007, 14:40
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Re: XJ Buildup III

HOW...

are you doing the front '30 vent tube/arb combo???? Love the idea, building an axle very similar.... and if you don't mind am going to plagiarize that idea so I don't have to drill into top 'o pumkin w/ TNT truss = no go..... but are u routing the ARB line around ring gear??? Thanx for being my guinea pig bro lol!
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Old June 11th, 2007, 18:19
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HOW...

are you doing the front '30 vent tube/arb combo???? Love the idea, building an axle very similar.... and if you don't mind am going to plagiarize that idea so I don't have to drill into top 'o pumkin w/ TNT truss = no go..... but are u routing the ARB line around ring gear??? Thanx for being my guinea pig bro lol!
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I tapped the D30 vent hole to 1/4" pipe and then threaded in a 2" brass nipple and T-fitting.



The ARB copper airline routes through the T and is small enough to allow ample space inside the T for the axle to vent out the top of the T. The TnT truss comes clearanced for this mod..........which you'll want to do before the truss installed. ( Just threw that in for the stupid folk )


Not sure how this mod will work on old-style ARB's but on the new units, the air collar attaches on the ring gear side.

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Old June 11th, 2007, 18:30
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where did you get 2.5" x 6"
The 2.5 x 6 Tubing Store?

I really don't recall.....could have been 4"? Scored it at the local Metal Supermarket.....really.
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Old June 11th, 2007, 19:12
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Lookin' real sharp there Jeff, nice work.
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Old June 11th, 2007, 20:13
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The 2.5 x 6 Tubing Store?

I really don't recall.....could have been 4"? Scored it at the local Metal Supermarket.....really.
ha sry man, its just an odd size, i never seen it before
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Old June 11th, 2007, 23:44
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Thanks for the response and again, really nice work bro.
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Old June 13th, 2007, 09:13
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Re: XJ Buildup III

Hey X how far do the TMR plates extend forward? would you be able to pick up any steering box bolts if you hadn't chopped them for the JKS plates? Maybe a pic of the driver side if that's not too much trouble.

btw the tires are working great. thanks for the hookup.
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