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Nice XJ. looks like a great start base to build off.
What makes you think it has a rear diff lock?
I'll put up a picture when I get home of the sticker in the glove box. Basically, it's along the lines of "This vehicle is fitted with a locking rear differential. Do Not start this vehicle if one rear wheel is on the ground, as the vehicle may move"

That, and it spins up the inside wheel if I reverse or drive forwards at full steering lock.
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i'll put up a picture when i get home of the sticker in the glove box. Basically, it's along the lines of "this vehicle is fitted with a locking rear differential. Do not start this vehicle if one rear wheel is on the ground, as the vehicle may move"
lsd,,,,,,,,,
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lsd.......
I thought so too until I saw the sticker below while checking out the 4wd system settings.

Unless I'm a total noob and this is jeep's way of saying I've got an LSD
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As far as I know they didn't come with an type of locker, only an LSD.
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I have a 3.5" Rubicon express short arm kit on one of my XJs. (Bilstein 5100s, 31x10.5x15 discover STTs, and that's it for the suspenion.

I also have another XJ on 6.5". Rough country long arms, rough country rear leafs, Clayton 6.5" coils, Custom Shackles relocators, and Rustys .75" shackles. Bilstein 5100s in it, locked front and rear and some other jazz. She's spinning 35x12.5x15 BFG KM2s.

The RE lift feels stiffer than the RC one for some reason. I'm not sure if it's because the RC one is broken in more, or if the RE one is just stiff. If i were you i'd do long arms. They cost more, but i love them. Flex like crazy.

Feel free to hit me with questions or what have you. If you ever need random odds and ends thrown over the pond PM me and i'll throw them over for the cost of shipping.

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I thought so too until I saw the sticker below while checking out the 4wd system settings.

Unless I'm a total noob and this is jeep's way of saying I've got an LSD
Sorry to dissapoint you but they all have that sticker, bit misleading but they are referring to the LSD. XJ's have tight LSD's, my stock XJ always chirps tires on tight turns.
I had a feeling that you saw that sticker and with the tight lsd thought you had a locker, that's why I asked.

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Welcome mate. 33s on 3" is where I'm headed - along with cutout flares, ford 8.8 rear and 4.56 gears. 285/75 16s are relatively common across brands and come out to about 33x11.5. Look forward to the build
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Sorry to dissapoint you but they all have that sticker, bit misleading but they are referring to the LSD. XJ's have tight LSD's, my stock XJ always chirps tires on tight turns.
I had a feeling that you saw that sticker and with the tight lsd thought you had a locker, that's why I asked.
Bugger! haha

That's okay, the guys at work don't know it's just an LSD

I've started pricing up the short-arm kit and it's looking a lot more manageable than the long-arm. Will also have a little change left over for a lunch-box locker and the bigger tyres.

Will be picking up a set of 31's on TJ Wrangler 15" alloys on Saturday. A friend is selling his TJ and needs tyres that don't scrub on the standard suspension. I've also done him a few favours fixing up his various cars, so the swap is sort of payment as well. It won't be getting driven around much with the 31's until I've got at least a 2" kit in it, although I'm led to believe a 2" in the Sport is the equivalent of a 3" in the other models?

I'll be building shocks for it once the short-arms are in. That way I can make use of the extra flex, and I'll only have to build the shocks once for it. Have also spoken to the engineer at work, and he's happy to sign off on it as long as everything is done properly. He's not too keen on the long-arm set-up, but is happy for me to use the shackle relocation kit as they strengthen that area of the frame up a little in the process. Also gives me some more adjustability for the leaf springs.

With the leafs, I'll most likely be building my own spring starting with a Lovells 2" lifted spring for the Sport. Finding the right width leaves will be the hardest part (65mm wide), but I should get it flexing up pretty well once it's all done. Here's a pic of my Triton flexing out the rear leaves to give you an idea.



The left wheel was still firmly on the ground in that photo, and the spring was just starting to separate in the retaining clamps. I know the XJ is going to have a lot more flex than that, given that it has a much longer leaf spring to play with. I might see if I can sneak some .75" or 1" extended shackles in with the shackle relocation kit to get a little more down-travel from the rear.
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Got some more work done to the XJ yesterday. Finished off the service from last week (engine oil, filter, coolant).

Tried to do the rocker-cover gasket, but that was stopped when I broke just about every part of the PCV line at the front of the rocker cover. Is that something that is Jeep-genuine only? or can I replacements elsewhere? Will also need new rubber grommets for the rocker cover, as mine have gone just a little bit hard.

Should also hopefully be able to get some photos up of it sitting on the new alloys and 31's this arvo
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