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    Starting off my XJ build and looking for skids and recovery as a priority. Only really looking to get the most important skids for now. Suggestions?

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    Start with a gastank skid. XJs don't come with anything to protect the gastank OEM so they are prone to getting damaged. Recovery wise, it depends on what you are wanting to start with. Front bumper, rear bumper, rock rails, winch plate(s). What are you planning on doing with your XJ?
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    With a XJ, Gas Tank First than some Rails. than the engine.


    Though I highly recommend LCA Mount Skids
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    I'm not looking to do a whole hell of a lot. For recovery I'm looking at front bumper to start (tight budget for a little while so getting the essentials). Probably gonna go with a 3'' lift. Like I said I'm not going all out with this one.

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    Not going all out?! Crazy talk!!

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    um yeah...same boat. Just be patient and do it right the first time, even if it takes a little longer. Go live at home for the summer and make that money. Come fall wheeling/camping time, we can go do some fun shit.

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    Looking to go 33's on the XJ. Any suggestions on a 4". Not sure what to go for. Also anyone have real good experience with any certain model lift on their XJ?
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    I wheeled the snot piss out of my XJ on 32's and a 4.5" Rough Country (Still had to trim a lot). Everyone says that RC is a rougher/stiffer ride, I didn't notice. Except for broken upper shock bolts on the right rear, the lift went on quite easily.
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    Hey Yeti,
    I have been running the Rough Country 4" for about 2 years. Liked it at first, but I've already changed to Bilsteins and I just ordered new springs from Clayton. The only thing left are the control arms and the pitman arm. The springs started sagging after 6 months use and the shocks always felt like they were broke. Next lift is the Clayton long arm for me.
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