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Old 02-08-2018
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I'm already signed up for March 31 in Payson.
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Couple mods done in the last couple years.

Hood vents. I got these to help with the engine overheating (before the stroker), when driving the grades to Payson. The true test will be this summer, when driving the grades with the stoker.



Sector shaft reinforcement from Boostwerks. I didn't need this, since the XJ has the hydro-assist steering. I got it, because it ties in the front of the unirails at four bolts per side.
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Couple mods done in the last couple years.

Hood vents. I got these to help with the engine overheating (before the stroker), when driving the grades to Payson. The true test will be this summer, when driving the grades with the stoker.



Sector shaft reinforcement from Boostwerks. I didn't need this, since the XJ has the hydro-assist steering. I got it, because it ties in the front of the unirails at four bolts per side.
http://www.boostwerksengineering.com...Brace_p_8.html

How do you find the Boostwerks brace?

I need to replace my steering box and was thinking of going with a Bluetop box and a brace. However, I am choosing between the Ironman4x4Fab kit, Boostwerks brace and the JCR front unibody tie in kit. I like the Boostwerks brace because of the recovery point integrated into it. Curious to hear about your input about the performance of the Boostwerks brace
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How do you find the Boostwerks brace?

I need to replace my steering box and was thinking of going with a Bluetop box and a brace. However, I am choosing between the Ironman4x4Fab kit, Boostwerks brace and the JCR front unibody tie in kit. I like the Boostwerks brace because of the recovery point integrated into it. Curious to hear about your input about the performance of the Boostwerks brace
Before the brace, I had the XJ on an RTI ramp to gauge suspension flex and any interference. I noticed the gap between the bumper and the driver-side headlight was greater than between the bump and the passenger-side headlight. This told me that the front unirails were moving to do the weight and leverage of the bumper and front axle. After installing the brace, the gap change is now minimal or eliminated.

I'm fore anything that helps tie-in the unirails. IMO, every XJ should have a two hitch in the rear and this brace (or toe hitch) in the front. The front crossmember is too lightweight.
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New bling for the XJ, that you won't see. Front axle still had the original spindles. The spindles were rough and pitted, where the wheel bearing sit. The axle is noticeably quieter, when the hubs are locked. We also put in new bearings and seals.

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