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    I've been saving for this for a year now and its finally complete. Installed front springs from a 96 Grand Cherokee and rear springs from a 98 Crown Vic. I think I might put spacers on the front. I dont think the rear is going to settle that much. I put Skyjacker Nitros on the corners along with a Skyjacker Hydro steering stabilizer. Also added JKS quicker disconnects, JKS front/rear adjustable trac bars and a transfer case drop. So far I am really happy with the set up. I have 31x10.50 Goodyear Authority ATs on now. When they wear out I will be upgrading to a 33" tire. Jeep should sit a little higher and the 33 should also fill the void in the wheel well. I have to thank Highlander for the front springs and Bucket for the idea. Hopefully the next few mods wont take as long to complete.
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    Great work! I think you're right about the spacers, though. How much lift did you gain?
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    Looks good, especially for using some easily found items in a JY... I wish mine was quite that easy to hook up... I am looking at running almost a year for my lift collection as well on my XJ.. so don't feel bad...

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    I gained close to 4". I think the rear will settle a little bit but not enough to level to the front. I actually would prefer that it didnt settle anymore at all. I really like the look of the rear. Spacers on the front would definitely pull it all together.
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    That's some rig - it's even got a tree house coming out of the top!
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    and a dead cat underneath it. (cat really isnt dead, just likes to lay under a hot vehicle on a hot day. stupid cat.)
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    Dead cat!!!!! CALL PETA!!!! Lol Jp jp. Looks good I'd deff go with spacers too

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    Looks good.
    BTW - what nets do you have? How you like them and how much from where? Sorry for the questions, but looking for a way to carry my babies (2 Labs) with me.

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