Jeep XJ Overhaul Part 3: Rear Suspension

With fresh Bilstein 5100’s installed all the way around I needed to next look into upgrading the front and rear suspension.  In my mind there were two main reasons for doing this: For one, the new Bilsteins would most likely bottom out with my current 3 inch lift set up (yes, I ordered the correct shocks, Bilstein doesn’t make a perfect size for my current … Continue reading Jeep XJ Overhaul Part 3: Rear Suspension

Jeep XJ Overhaul Part 2: New Shocks

With the brake system completely finished and functioning well, it was time to focus on upgrading the XJ suspension.  When I inherited the vehicle from my father-in-law it was clear to me that the aftermarket shocks that he had put on years ago were absolutely toast.  While doing the brake work I had a chance to take off the shocks and take a closer look.  … Continue reading Jeep XJ Overhaul Part 2: New Shocks

Jeep XJ Overhaul Part 1: Brake System

With no major vacation plans this year I knew we wouldn’t be traveling very far this summer and I also knew that the Jeep wasn’t going to be hitting any trails a long distance away either. The timing of this really couldn’t have worked out any better as the old XJ needed some serious TLC. So, this would be the summer of repairs. First up, … Continue reading Jeep XJ Overhaul Part 1: Brake System