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Which option is best and why? I have 3 young kids and sometimes my wife needs to get into the back to deal with them. So B seems like it would be better for that but how much integrity would I be sacrificing. Or is there a better option?
 

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For the type of rig it is, I wouldn't bother.

The x bracing is good for super high speed stuff like desert racing, or keeping its shape with lots of hard rolls like in a hard core crawler. My opinion is that it's not necessary to keep occupants safe.
 

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For the type of rig it is, I wouldn't bother.

The x bracing is good for super high speed stuff like desert racing, or keeping its shape with lots of hard rolls like in a hard core crawler. My opinion is that it's not necessary to keep occupants safe.
Honestly was considering that an option as well, considering I haven’t added much weight to it or altered the factory cabin.
 

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Those cross baces on the B pillar are a big factor for cage strength. Id run the A design and pull over to deal with the kids. Don't sacrifice safety for convenience.
 

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After starting the X, I loaded all 3 kids in the back and realized there was no way they could all fit comfortably and safely with the full X so this was the compromise. Considering it still retains all the factory safety rollover characteristics and it’s just a secondary wheeler, I think it will be fine.
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Going to go through this thread in detail.

My son decided he would rather drive the P71 than the KJ (cant blame him)

So, gonna play with the KJ a bit.

02, Limited.

I always wanted to build an SAS KJ just to be different.

My boss sold it too me for $1200. Everything works.

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Going to go through this thread in detail.

My son decided he would rather drive the P71 than the KJ (cant blame him)

So, gonna play with the KJ a bit.

02, Limited.

I always wanted to build an SAS KJ just to be different.

My boss sold it too me for $1200. Everything works.

You mean, "for your wife"? :flipoff2:
 

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Fellow from CO had a real nice sas KJ . He drove it to Black Mt. in 2011 He and alljproducts.com where working on a kit. Do not know what happened with that.
 

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YotaAtieToo

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I'd think a kit that uses all JK link mounts would be the way to go. Even a JK D30 would probably be fine in a little liberty on 35-37s.

Btw, our cats name is Liberty :usa: and I call her Bert for short. Feel free to use the name :laughing:
 

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I saw OP's KJ in one of the Matts Offroad Recovery youtube videos I watched recently. They were all out on a trail ride somewhere with the group Matt was in but for the life of me I can't remember where. EJS or KOH is what I'm thinking but I'm probably wrong.
 

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I would pull the suspension/axles and plop the whole thing on a 78-79 bronco rolling chassis.
 

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Btw, our cats name is Liberty :usa: and I call her Bert for short. Feel free to use the name :laughing:
Haha, that’s what my wife calls it.

I saw OP's KJ in one of the Matts Offroad Recovery youtube videos I watched recently. They were all out on a trail ride somewhere with the group Matt was in but for the life of me I can't remember where. EJS or KOH is what I'm thinking but I'm probably wrong.
Yeah she took it on a trail with Matt’s Offroad recovery and Dirtlife Nate. There is another video of her on that trail also on muddybeards 4x4 or something like that on YouTube, it was fun and both my wife and her Liberty did well on the trail.
 

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Saw this rig in person over the weekend, gotta say looks pretty bas ass, he did make sure to mention he built it for his wife.

Feel lucky man I can hardly get my woman to get in my jeep, let alone go wheeling or drive it.

Rig looks nice and dont see them everyday
 

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Saw this rig in person over the weekend, gotta say looks pretty bas ass, he did make sure to mention he built it for his wife.

Feel lucky man I can hardly get my woman to get in my jeep, let alone go wheeling or drive it.

Rig looks nice and dont see them everyday
Thanks man! I make sure to tell everyone it’s my wife’s rig, I don’t want people thinking I would drive a purple Jeep Liberty because I like it, lol.
 
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