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bmotoX

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Just got the straight axe in this weekend. Pics coming soon but I'll give you the skinny on the swap. Pulled the ttb friday after work. Set up the axle welded front and rear mounts. and had weight on the axle saturaday. Sunday brakes and steering and tighten every thing. Along with first road test which resulted in sloppy steering which is fixed by a sleeve in the steering knuckle

D30 ( out of Xj): $200
Grand wagoner steering: $25
Xj rear leafs: freebie
fixed front mounts: $50
8" buggy spring to shackel rear mount: Freebie
Soa: $20
rotors and brake pads: $45
wheel base extended 1" To 2"


waiting on 6" Xj leafs which will sit about 4"
Custom front shock towers

It's not pretty but it's going to get the job done
 


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zensius

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The pics will tell us if it's pretty!:D
 








NOTAJP

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That's pretty straight fwd and what a way to do it on a tight budget. Looking fwd to seeing this.

It'll take a few weeks for the springs to actually settle to the height you are looking for.
 




snocross1985

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Gotta see the pics! :D
 




bmotoX

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i'm working on the pics.
steering still a little shaky
I just ramped it and with the old crappy leafs with the two add a leafs i got the tire 33" of the ground and that only because the tire hit the fender. the buggy spring didn't even drop at all. I can hardly wait for the new leafs.
 




bmotoX

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I got some pics on my computer I don't know how to post them
 




NOTAJP

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Without being elite, you will need to host the pics on a server somewhere.
 












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