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XJ Lift Round 2

So this is my girlfriends 1999 XJ that you may have seen before.

It is a retired Michigan State Police K9 unit. When it was bought, it sat super low (lowered by the police i believe, all of their Jeeps sit really low)
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Soon after it was purchased, we put new 4 leaf packs on the rear with new coils and 1 7/8" coil spacers in the front. It looked good, the front was still a little low, but the handling of the vehicle with the spacers was undesirable. So today we installed Rough Country 3" lift coils and 3" shocks. The front is a little high for the time being, but I think it will settle a little bit. Also, for as long as she has owned it, there has been a clunking type noise in the front end i could never find, so today i removed the skid plate to find the sway bar bushings totally wasted, so those were replaced as well

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The silver Jeep in the comparison shots is stock height with 225/75R15
And the lights on the pushbar are Lincoln Mark VII LSC lights

Total install time - 7.5 hours includes painting the underside black, axle removal, coil and shock install, sway bar bushing install, wash and wax, remove and wax rims and caps, clean interior

today was a busy day!
thanks for looking!
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needs an aal, block, and a 3" spacer kit...
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Ill do all that as soon as i get the SYE and CV driveshaft youre gonna send me int he mail! lol
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Looks good. Are you planning for more lift in the future?
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Well, she doesnt beleive me that lifting is addicting, id like to see the next step a 5.5 or 6.5 with 33's
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shoot...in the end my xj had approx 10" with a redneck engineered suspension links and 35's!
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thats awesome, this thing already has driveshaft issues, i couldnt imagine going higher than 3" without a SYE
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Looks good, I wouldn't have put those shock boots on it though. I'm surprised you put them on.
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thats awesome, this thing already has driveshaft issues, i couldnt imagine going higher than 3" without a SYE
Mine had an sye.
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thats pretty sweet i would rock it purple and all!
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Nice work Justin... Looks Good Sabrina
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Looks good, I wouldn't have put those shock boots on it though. I'm surprised you put them on.
well, its the girlfriends Jeep and she is all about purple (hence the purple Jeep) so when i was buying the shocks and saw they had purple boots, i couldnt get any other color
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Looks good, I wouldn't have put those shock boots on it though. I'm surprised you put them on.
Why its his GF Jeep and the jeep is Purple...
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Nice work Justin... Looks Good Sabrina
Sabrina worked really hard with me today, she decided at the end of the day that she never wants to be a mechanic!
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Sabrina worked really hard with me today, she decided at the end of the day that she never wants to be a mechanic!
not surprised lol
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looks good!
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Looks good. Get a set of lift shackles for rear and that should even it out. If you haven't already check out rustysoffroad.com. When I had my XJ I bought my 3" lift off their. His quality is great and he makes all kinds of stuff for jeeps.
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Very clean. I really like it.
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looks great! i like that police issue pushbar
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looks really good. and the pic of yours in front of the stocker sold my GF on letting me lift her 96 xj :)
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that looks really good! nice work!
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Looks great. Wish I was there to help you guys.
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looks sweet, its her jeep and she {with the help of you} made it her own unique jeep with her taste, gotta respect that.
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Looks good. Get a set of lift shackles for rear and that should even it out. If you haven't already check out rustysoffroad.com. When I had my XJ I bought my 3" lift off their. His quality is great and he makes all kinds of stuff for jeeps.
if it doesnt settle any im gonna put shackles on it, im leary about getting the bolts for the shackles loose, theres a local place that deals with only Jeeps called Jeepers Creeperz that i like to deal with. Rustys has good stuff, but i have heard questionable things about the quality of their coil springs
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Good work Justin and tell Sabrina her jeep looks sweet.
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