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Cool Mods and Maintenance done so far

In the short time I've owned my XK, I have done quite a bit to it. Mods/upgrades are the ones I enjoy the most, while the tedious things of upkeep drive me crazy!

All work other than the tires and alignment needed after the lift and LCA's has been done by me. I've been working on cars since I was a kid!

Mods:
Rough Country 2" Spacer Lift and 1.5" Wheel Spacers
Falken Wildpeak AT3 265/70/17
K&N Cold Air Intake
Superchips TrailDash 2
MBRP 3" Cat Back Exhaust
Pinch Weld Mod

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Castrol Edge 5w-20 Synthetic with Purolator Boss Filter (Dealership I purchased from had wrong oil in it)
NGK Spark Plugs LZFR5C-11 (Original plugs were still in there!)
Trans Filters and Castrol Transmax ATF+4 fluid and Felpro Pan Gasket
Brakes (Ceramic Pads and Rotors)
Replaced factory LCA's with Moog LCA's (Bushings were bad and going bad)
Replaced Blower Motor (It was squeaking like a bird)

Upcoming Maintenance:
Power Steering lines
Rear Transfer Case seal
Broken manifold bolt removal and replacement

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Welcome to the group, I'm a noob here too. Sounds like you've made some nice improvements already.
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Welcome to the group, I'm a noob here too. Sounds like you've made some nice improvements already.
Thank you! I'm trying to make it perfect I guess . I've already got some more things I'm probably going to do such as UCA's, sway bar bushings and new shocks and struts, as well as springs. May even go ahead and do a suspension lift down the road if I'm gonna go that far.

Any recommendations on suspension?

2010 XK Sport w/ HEMI and QTII
Rough Country 2" Spacer Lift
Falken Wildpeak AT3 265/70/17
K&N Cold Air Intake
Superchips TrailDash 2
MBRP 3" Cat Back Exhaust
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Any recommendations on suspension?
I purchased Bilstein 5100s and OME HD springs. Installation will be done next week, so I won't have any impressions until then, but that's a common setup that gets you 2" lift, corrects the natural rake of the car (bottom setting of the front struts) and makes it less floaty.
Since you already have the spacers you could go with the shocks/struts only.

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I purchased Bilstein 5100s and OME HD springs. Installation will be done next week, so I won't have any impressions until then, but that's a common setup that gets you 2" lift, corrects the natural rake of the car (bottom setting of the front struts) and makes it less floaty.
Since you already have the spacers you could go with the shocks/struts only.
Seems like the Bilsteins and OME setups are the way to go from what I've seen. I'm sure at some point I will ditch the spacers and just go all suspension. I originally thought I would do the spacers and forget about it, but maybe not!

2010 XK Sport w/ HEMI and QTII
Rough Country 2" Spacer Lift
Falken Wildpeak AT3 265/70/17
K&N Cold Air Intake
Superchips TrailDash 2
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Any recommendations on suspension?
Recommendations are easy, the real question here is - how much money are you willing to spend?

Because trust me, it adds up quick....
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Welcome! And good work!

I went back and forth for a long time on what kind of lift I wanted...the thread “Noob Lift Q” will show you that lol.

I ended up going with the Bilstein 5100 and OME lift, even though I already had the RC spacer lift, just not installed. All the parts were about $700, plus $490 for JBA UCA and new spring isolators. My suspension is going anyway so I would’ve had to install new shocks, struts, and springs and since I was already doing that, might as well go with the suspension lift.

Nothing is installed yet as I need to get everything in order before I work on it, but people love the lift.
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Nothing is installed yet as I need to get everything in order before I work on it, but people love the lift.
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Recommendations are easy, the real question here is - how much money are you willing to spend?

Because trust me, it adds up quick....
I'm always willing to spend money! My problem is I'm impatient, which usually ends up costing me more in the long run.

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Welcome! And good work!

I went back and forth for a long time on what kind of lift I wanted...the thread “Noob Lift Q” will show you that lol.

I ended up going with the Bilstein 5100 and OME lift, even though I already had the RC spacer lift, just not installed. All the parts were about $700, plus $490 for JBA UCA and new spring isolators. My suspension is going anyway so I would’ve had to install new shocks, struts, and springs and since I was already doing that, might as well go with the suspension lift.

Nothing is installed yet as I need to get everything in order before I work on it, but people love the lift.
Thank you! I think my suspension is on its way out as well, so like you said, may as well go with the suspension lift and get rid of the spacers. In my mind, the cost difference is negated by the fact I would have more of an off road specific setup vs a modified stock setup. Not that there is a problem with the spacers, I think that is a very cost effective way to lift that doesn't come with much compromise.

2010 XK Sport w/ HEMI and QTII
Rough Country 2" Spacer Lift
Falken Wildpeak AT3 265/70/17
K&N Cold Air Intake
Superchips TrailDash 2
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I'm always willing to spend money! My problem is I'm impatient, which usually ends up costing me more in the long run.
I can certainly relate to that.
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