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Old March 15th, 2006, 10:02
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Purchase?

Okay so I have decided I think I am going to get the Rough Country 6.5" lift. And either run a set of 34x10.50 LTB's or TSLs (if they still make that size cannot find it anywhere) or possible 35x12.50 Kumho MT's.

What do y'all think if this setup?
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Old March 15th, 2006, 12:11
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Re: Purchase?

Thumbs up!!
Just keep us posted on the progress... and we love photos...
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Old March 15th, 2006, 15:17
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The TSL's or LTB's rule offroad...
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Old March 15th, 2006, 15:24
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Re: Purchase?

is say 35's, and if you go TSL think about getting the TSL SX, i dont have any personal experience with them but i do with a tire without a sufficient sidewall, the SX's reinforced sidewall will help a lot
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Old March 15th, 2006, 15:27
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I had their 6.5" X series kit, alot of people bash their stuff, but for the price, they are hard to beat. You will definently need an SYE kit, it comes w/ a pitman which is a bonus, but I also got their brake lines which would also be a good idea. The next upgrade you will want to do is a knuckle to knuckle steering conversion, or better yet a hi steer.
The only problem I had w/ the install was the pitman arm was a little sloppy. The nut would bottom out on the splined portion of the output shaft before the pitman could be pressed on tight enough - it must have a slight taper to it, but it was an easy fix, just put 2 or 3 washers on there that are big enough to slip over the splines which pushes the pitman up farther. It took me about a 1/4 inch of washers to get it tight. If you have a winch and aftermarket bumper installed, you will eventually need a BB. If you dont have a winch and aftermarket bumper - call me, and we can change that! 8)

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Old March 15th, 2006, 15:53
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Re: Purchase?

I am going to need coil spacers b/c I havea 5.9L in it. I have not looked at the hi steer or knuckle to knuckle...does not sound like a bad idea.

Yeah i was thinking of doing the SYE and possibly a front ds out of an auto XJ, but since I am going to put a 44 in the rear I thought the extra inch from the 44 would allow me to run with stock rear.

And no I do not have a winch bumper or winch. I am working on getting the 5.9L in and getting this lift going. See I am short 1 essential item...a digital camera, so I cannot show progress and what not.
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Old March 15th, 2006, 16:26
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I had their 6.5" X series kit, alot of people bash their stuff, but for the price, they are hard to beat. You will definently need an SYE kit, it comes w/ a pitman which is a bonus, but I also got their brake lines which would also be a good idea. The next upgrade you will want to do is a knuckle to knuckle steering conversion, or better yet a hi steer.
The only problem I had w/ the install was the pitman arm was a little sloppy. The nut would bottom out on the splined portion of the output shaft before the pitman could be pressed on tight enough - it must have a slight taper to it, but it was an easy fix, just put 2 or 3 washers on there that are big enough to slip over the splines which pushes the pitman up farther. It took me about a 1/4 inch of washers to get it tight. If you have a winch and aftermarket bumper installed, you will eventually need a BB. If you dont have a winch and aftermarket bumper - call me, and we can change that! 8)

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Why would a link suspension with a Panhard bar ever need a dropped pitman arm if the Panhard bar on the frame remains in the stock position? Does their kit drop the track bar bracket at the frame?

With the horrendous cracking XJ's already experience at the steering box, I can see no good result of adding even more leverage to the steering box.
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Old March 15th, 2006, 16:28
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I am going to need coil spacers b/c I havea 5.9L in it. I have not looked at the hi steer or knuckle to knuckle...does not sound like a bad idea.

Yeah i was thinking of doing the SYE and possibly a front ds out of an auto XJ, but since I am going to put a 44 in the rear I thought the extra inch from the 44 would allow me to run with stock rear.

And no I do not have a winch bumper or winch. I am working on getting the 5.9L in and getting this lift going. See I am short 1 essential item...a digital camera, so I cannot show progress and what not.
Curious, what year 5.9 are you putting in?
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Old March 15th, 2006, 16:35
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Yeah i was thinking of doing the SYE and possibly a front ds out of an auto XJ, but since I am going to put a 44 in the rear I thought the extra inch from the 44 would allow me to run with stock rear.
There is a guy around here running that kit with a 44. He kept his stock D35 driveshaft, and it bottomed out bad enough to blow the seals on the t-case output. There are some differences with t-cases, etc. so this may not be a problem for you, but at a minimum I would recommend cycling the rear fully before deciding that a stock shaft is good enough.

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Old March 15th, 2006, 16:37
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the AMC 5.9L...It has been built up. I thought it would be nice to stick with Jeep.
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Old March 15th, 2006, 16:43
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okay well I will check into it. I do no plan on wheeling to hard until I get to Indiana. But that is a good idea, maybe I give Tom Woods a call.
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the AMC 5.9L...It has been built up. I thought it would be nice to stick with Jeep.
I see you are in California, I assume you are aware of the rather strict rules regarding engine swaps? That is why I asked what year the 360 was....a late model 360 from a Waggy might just scrape by the rules for a Renix XJ.......which I assume you have?
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Old March 15th, 2006, 16:55
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yeah...I am going to indiana so I will worry about it in that state.
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Old March 15th, 2006, 16:57
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I do no plan on wheeling to (sic) hard until I get to Indiana.
Does anyone else see the irony in this statement?
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Old March 15th, 2006, 17:00
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Does anyone else see the irony in this statement?
me...me...pick me! I do
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