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Old 03-13-2012, 06:37 PM   #1
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so this posting of my build is way over due. i joined in august 2011, which was about a month after i got my xj. i traded my 2000 outback for it. a little about the jeep. 99xj with 145000 miles. 4x4 with auto tranny. it was completely stock when i got it, including the stereo. first week i had it the radiator plugged. took it to the shop and had a new one put in with all new piping, and a new temp. sensor.(only took it to the shop cause i didnt have a garage to use at the time) next i had a rough idle. found it to be the pre-cat o2 sensor. replaced that myself and no more problem. put new plugs, cap and new wires. installed new battery. put on some new battery terminals. this was all done in the first month. next i bought some spare rims and had new tires put on them while i sanded and painted my stock steel rims black. finished the rims and swapped back to the "new" black rims. i ripped off the plastic striping down the body and painted the rocker pannels with bed liner. swapped out the stock stereo with a new alpine mp3 head unit. put new wheel bearings in the front. installed a new valve cover and gasket to stop a leak. changed the oil filter adapter o-ring to stop a leak. put on a new magnaflow cat. put on a cat back gibson exhaust. fabbed up a k&n air intake. removed the stock fender flares and bumper corners. installed a new front bumper. put on some window deflectors. new washer pump. new stering stabilizer. had to have the tranny dropped and have a new flex plate installed and a new tranny mount. flushed the tranny and front & rear difs. thats about all i can think of but as the days pass ill update. future plans include upgraded rims, 3 or 3.5" lift, rear bumper, rock sliders, 31" or 32" tires, new gears, and the list will grow. let me know what you think.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:39 PM   #2
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nice build check out my build for an easy fix on them lower quarters
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:53 PM   #3
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thanks for the input. i was planning on doing about the same thing. just waiting till i meet someone with a welder, or buy one.
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just got my new oil pan and gasket, so i know what im doing this with my next oil change.
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:40 PM   #5
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got a question for ya, ive got some crager d window 15x10s with a 4" backspace. my mechanic told me they wont work on the xj even with a lift? just wondering if anyone is running a setup like this and if its possible?
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ppl do it all the time as long as its the right lug pattern your mechanic is an r-tard...4" bs is a bit excessive 3.75" is plenty
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got the front and rear fenders cut and folded today......took a bit longer than i was expecting, but happy with the final product!!
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heres the rear folds and a couple extra shots
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I have soft 8's with 4 inches of backspacing and they work fine on my 3 inch lift, but they should work fine stock as long as its the same lug pattern. Correction, i have pacer 297's wich are the EXACT SAME as the soft 8, but aluminum.
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:51 PM   #10
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I have soft 8's with 4 inches of backspacing and they work fine on my 3 inch lift, but they should work fine stock as long as its the same lug pattern. Correction, i have pacer 297's wich are the EXACT SAME as the soft 8, but aluminum.
right on are they 15x10? im planning on a lift just savin up the dough.
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:57 PM   #11
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painted the fenders today
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the blk paint really cleaned it up
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the blk paint really cleaned it up
yea i was glad to see that myself. first time for cut and fold.......so not to bad
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Nice job on fenders.. I live in Grand Junction.. want to come help me do mine?? Will you be able to run Bushwackers?
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Nice job on fenders.. I live in Grand Junction.. want to come help me do mine?? Will you be able to run Bushwackers?
ive already test mounted the bushwackers and they work just fine......do you have a shop and tools ? i could kick around the idea to give you a hand
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