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post #31 of 603 (permalink) Old 09-03-2014, 01:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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Got my sway bar quick disconnects installed tonight:


Pretty stoked about these, It was something I was seriously considering for my patriot before I decided to sell it, and I'm very happy that I have them on my XJ. a small thing I guess, but one that makes me happy.

Looking at the instructions it looks like I have my track bar left to install of the lift components, then I have one new tie rod end, and a boot for the other side (have to replace the one, it's shot. other side looks good, but could stand a new boot). then to go through and torque everything up and then I will start on the rear. Don't know when I'll get a chance to. tomorrow I volunteer at an employment office in the evening, and Friday my daughter is going in for a 3-5 hour surgery, so I doubt I'll get anything done this weekend. you might have to suffer an update from me on Thursday, but I'll be pretty quite for a while.


Oh, and talked to metal cloak, they are going to get me the missing pieces of the shock absorber. so I have that too.

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post #32 of 603 (permalink) Old 09-03-2014, 02:25 PM
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Swaybar disconnects make a world of difference on a Pat, I'm sure they'll be worth their weight in gold! Looking good! Got any other secret plans while you are doing the suspension? Perhaps [a] locker(s)?
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man I wish.... I don't even have enough money to buy a crank shaft position sensor so it will be running when I'm done with the lift kit.... My daughter has a surgery this Friday, gonna cost me over $3000 because insurance won't cover it... (that's a different story) only reason I am doing the lift is because it is has cost me exactly $0 do get it. I've had to spend my budgeted monthly car repair money to buy the few tools I needed, and I borrowed A LOT of stuff from my dad.

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man I wish.... I don't even have enough money to buy a crank shaft position sensor so it will be running when I'm done with the lift kit.... My daughter has a surgery this Friday, gonna cost me over $3000 because insurance won't cover it... (that's a different story) only reason I am doing the lift is because it is has cost me exactly $0 do get it. I've had to spend my budgeted monthly car repair money to buy the few tools I needed, and I borrowed A LOT of stuff from my dad.
Rock Auto Online has CPS from 21-43 dollars. I'll buy ya one. PM me your address and I'll have one sent to you if ya want. Honest Engine, I will.

Yes, the economy has gotten better....
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Rock Auto Online has CPS from 21-43 dollars. I'll buy ya one. PM me your address and I'll have one sent to you if ya want. Honest Engine, I will.
Wow... Thank you for your offer. But this time I won't take you up on it. Monday is my birthday, and my parents have already bought me one, with some other things for my jeep. My dad is excited for my jeep to be back on the road, since he used to have a cherokee ('85) and likes to be a photographer and take pictures he later uses as inspiration for his paintings.

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Finally some progress!
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Got finished with installing all the pieces of the front half of my lift, started on the rear, stopped when the temp in the garage got over 100 degrees. will pick back up again tonight.

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Old brake line vs new brake line fro the rear. its WAY longer.

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The front suspension is looking real good. Did the suspension kit come with longer shackles for the rear leaf springs ? You are getting to be an xj suspension expert.

Yes, the economy has gotten better....
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The front suspension is looking real good. Did the suspension kit come with longer shackles for the rear leaf springs ? You are getting to be an xj suspension expert.
No new shackels, but all new springs and bushings.

I'm getting sore and bruised as well... not very good at this and because I work on computers I don't use my muscles much. Having fun though, and it means more to me to have my own blood sweat and tears mixed in.

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No new shackels, but all new springs and bushings.

I'm getting sore and bruised as well... not very good at this and because I work on computers I don't use my muscles much. Having fun though, and it means more to me to have my own blood sweat and tears mixed in.
You are doing a damn good job with the suspension, something to be proud of. Your Cherokee is gonna look bada$$, should function very well. Great step by step videos, good job. Bottom line, you are able to do the suspension change yourself and that in itself is a good thing.

Yes, the economy has gotten better....
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I completely agree with earthworm. It's awesome that you are actually putting your own work into the suspension and recording the entire steps needed for others!

Keep up the good work.




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Thanks! Wife keeps complaining that it is going to be too tall!

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