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Black Betty on April 12, 2015, 06:36:37 PM
I searched high and low for all the nuts and bolts needed to install a lift kit on my XJ.

Figured I'd post this up so others don't have to do as much digging.

The bolts I used were standard bolts, no flange heads so I added a washer to either side.  I have included nuts for the bar pin side of the shocks as like most, mine broke and I needed to fish new ones through the unibody.  Some of these bolts may be a little shorter then factory, but unlike the factory bolts, these were cold rolled threads and they didn't go all the way down the bolt.

I have confirmed each and every one of these.

ALL HARDWARE IS GRADE 10.9!  I have been told 10.9 is stronger then grade 8, feel free to correct me if I am wrong.

4- Upper control arms- M10x1.5x80mm (4 nuts required)
4- Lower Control arms- M14x2.0x120mm (4 nuts required)
4- Leaf springs/ shackles- M14x2.0x110mm (2 nuts required at shackle, frame side eye is welded nut)
4- Front sway bar at frame- M10x1.5x30mm
16- Shocks at bar pins- M8x1.25x35mm (with nuts, 4x lock washers if your rear bolts break and you have to go fishing)
1- Track bar bolt- M10x1.5x70mm (try to reuse factory nut)
2- Front sway bar end link stud at axle- M12x1.75 nuts
2- lower shock stud at rear axle- M12x1.75 nuts
2- front spring retainer- M8x1.25x25mm

06 wk-soccer mom mobile aka Betty J
99 xj- Black Betty, 2" OME lift
94 yj- needs to be lifted aka Betty Rubble

Stupid hurts

Immortal on April 12, 2015, 09:15:45 PM
This would make a great sticky..... mods?
I keep buying older Jeeps. Crazy is as crazy does....
if we were smart with our money we wouldn't own Jeeps.
Here's your cup of STFU... ENJOY!

raf2379 on April 13, 2015, 07:29:50 AM
I'm an SAE type of a guy.  :D

Black Betty on April 13, 2015, 10:02:55 AM
I'm an SAE type of a guy.  :D

I don't think anything factory would fit in your "XJ" any longer Raf.
06 wk-soccer mom mobile aka Betty J
99 xj- Black Betty, 2" OME lift
94 yj- needs to be lifted aka Betty Rubble

Stupid hurts

TL-Iguana on April 13, 2015, 01:28:37 PM
Being metric hardware primarily, its harder to find.

Best place in town for Metric hardware that I have found also offers a discount to CJA members thx to Black Betty

Quest industrial
1259 Highfield Cres SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5M2
(403) 287-7900

Best selection of Metric in the city.
I did a Google search for "hot trannies" but nothing came up about oil coolers  :o

Worrying too much about mpg with a Jeep is similar to worrying about your sister's virginity. An ok thing to be concerned about but...

'01 XJ on 35s. '01 TJ DD, '11 Jk dd