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WagoneerXJ
02-28-2011, 02:43 PM
So my 98 XJ DD has been long overdue for some upgrades. Finally got a chance to do everything at once. Here's the list:
Bushwacker flat flares (part #1092207)
285/75/16 Toyo MT's X5
03 Rubicon MOAB rims X5
Redo the rear "bastard" leaf pack. I did it once, but they were way too soft and have negtative arch now
ARB Bumper
130W Aircraft landing lights (Legal...probly not!)

Yesterday I got started on the bushwackers. No pics of the old flares, or takin them off. Because everyone knows what that looks like! There is lots of measuring, marking, drilling and "trimming" for these Bushwackers, but probably not as much as for the other style Bushwackers. Here's some progress pics from day 1:

Just got the bumper off, for the ARB later on. Has to be removed anyways for the flare install.
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa33/WagoneerXJ/S6300335.jpg

Flare installed, that's with 3" of lift and a 225/75/15 winter tire. Yes the rims are green, yes they are going away.
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa33/WagoneerXJ/S6300336.jpg

front view with stock tire
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa33/WagoneerXJ/S6300337.jpg

front view with toyo MT
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa33/WagoneerXJ/S6300338.jpg

and my favorite
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa33/WagoneerXJ/S6300339.jpg

I'll be updating this thread the best I can, with pics. Can't wait for the finished product! After these mods I have to decide if I want to install my 4.10 geared D44 in the rear. oh yeah

WagoneerXJ
02-28-2011, 02:47 PM
More Progress:

Fender trimmed for the new flare:
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa33/WagoneerXJ/S6300342.jpg
flare on
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa33/WagoneerXJ/S6300343.jpg
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa33/WagoneerXJ/S6300345.jpg
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa33/WagoneerXJ/S6300344.jpg
Looking good now!
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa33/WagoneerXJ/S6300347.jpg

D-Ass
02-28-2011, 03:20 PM
Looks good just one request for the love of god dont put those fucking stupid aircraft lights on. Their are so many other lights that work so much better and use 1/4 the amps

WagoneerXJ
02-28-2011, 03:34 PM
Haha, I like them, they work great, and I have them relayed. Don't see a problem there.

WagoneerXJ
03-04-2011, 11:07 PM
Finally got some more work done. Flares are still not done 100%, but all the hard work is done. Just little crap now. ARB bumper and lights are next :)

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa33/WagoneerXJ/S6300349.jpg
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa33/WagoneerXJ/S6300350.jpg
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa33/WagoneerXJ/S6300348.jpg
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa33/WagoneerXJ/S6300357.jpg
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa33/WagoneerXJ/S6300351.jpg
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa33/WagoneerXJ/S6300352.jpg
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa33/WagoneerXJ/S6300353.jpg
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa33/WagoneerXJ/S6300355.jpg
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa33/WagoneerXJ/S6300356.jpg
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa33/WagoneerXJ/S6300354.jpg

vajayjay
03-05-2011, 07:34 AM
I think it's time for some new leafs, then you could lose the blocks as well:D

Those flairs look pretty good. But then again I think my jeep looks good:eek:

WagoneerXJ
03-05-2011, 07:58 AM
Yes new leafs are on the list. I have 3 different sets of S10 leafs in the shed (Yes I tend to hoard parts lol) so I can do some mix and matching. Blocks are definetly gettin the old heave ho! They were temporary....3 years ago!

fullsizebronco
03-05-2011, 08:04 AM
looks great!

WagoneerXJ
03-05-2011, 11:16 PM
Thanks fellas. It's in the garage right now gettin the new springs

WagoneerXJ
03-06-2011, 10:41 AM
got the passengers side springs all apart, but had to quit cause it was 1am...and I had to work today lol

glopedawg
03-06-2011, 12:32 PM
Yes new leafs are on the list. I have 3 different sets of S10 leafs in the shed (Yes I tend to hoard parts lol) so I can do some mix and matching. Blocks are definetly gettin the old heave ho! They were temporary....3 years ago!

Haha we all probably can relate to that, temporary... 3 years ago haha. Nice job on the jeep upgrades, I'm sure those new leaves will lift it nicely.

WagoneerXJ
03-08-2011, 07:18 AM
blocks are out of it, never to be put back in again. Got the passenger's side spring pack back together. Looks like it'll have some serious arch. Hopefully get 3-4 inches out of it.

bcmaxx
03-08-2011, 07:53 AM
Looks real good! Nice 2 dr!

WagoneerXJ
03-11-2011, 03:25 PM
Rear S-10 springs are done. Got rid of those pesky blocks! Also found some time to mount the ARB :)

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa33/WagoneerXJ/S6300360.jpg

Old junk!
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa33/WagoneerXJ/S6300362.jpg
new junk
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa33/WagoneerXJ/S6300361.jpg
assembled!
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa33/WagoneerXJ/S6300359.jpg

ARB Bumper
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa33/WagoneerXJ/S6300363.jpg
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa33/WagoneerXJ/S6300364.jpg
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa33/WagoneerXJ/S6300365.jpg
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa33/WagoneerXJ/S6300367.jpg
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa33/WagoneerXJ/S6300368.jpg
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa33/WagoneerXJ/S6300366.jpg

BushWhackXJ
03-11-2011, 10:23 PM
Clean lookin rig. Looks good.

Gaybait
03-12-2011, 04:12 PM
looks good, i like the flares they look good

WagoneerXJ
03-12-2011, 04:37 PM
looks good, i like the flares they look good

Thanks. I don't know of anyone else with them on an XJ yet oh yeah