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1987 xj pioneer 2dr 4.0l 5 speed manual build

Old 09-25-2012, 06:49 PM
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I picked this truck up for 850$ a few months ago has 250k on the body. No rot at all. Motor was replaced. The body was in good condition and the interior panels were beat up but carpet were clean and headliner doesnt sag. I replaced the panels with a 96 2 dr i found at a local jy...( witch only had 45k miles and the truck was spotless but bad motor... Was a real shame to see it sitten there) but now my 6.5 in lift has arived! Its a roughcountry 6.5 in x-series lift. The funds arnt all that great but im going to do some upgrading to the lift in the near future. Control arm drop kit, shackle ajustment kit, sye and custom driveshafts. And aventualy a ax15 swap seems how i got the junk 5speed want somthin more heavy duty.

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Old 09-26-2012, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by itsajoopthing87
I picked this truck up for 850$ a few months ago has 250k on the body. No rot at all. Motor was replaced. The body was in good condition and the interior panels were beat up but carpet were clean and headliner doesnt sag. I replaced the panels with a 96 2 dr i found at a local jy...( witch only had 45k miles and the truck was spotless but bad motor... Was a real shame to see it sitten there) but now my 6.5 in lift has arived! Its a roughcountry 6.5 in x-series lift. The funds arnt all that great but im going to do some upgrading to the lift in the near future. Control arm drop kit, shackle ajustment kit, sye and custom driveshafts. And aventualy a ax15 swap seems how i got the junk 5speed want somthin more heavy duty.
Hey let me know how those leafs fit.on, if they are like the 4.5" ones that have a.crazy bad shackle angle..
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:21 PM
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:41 PM
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Well got the back leaf springs on. The only bolts i broke were on the driverside were the shock mounts to the body now ill have to weld studs to the frame so i can bolt the shock up. And the leaf springs wernt to bad getting on. I ran out of daylight so ill be putting the front on tomorrow.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:58 PM
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Ahhhhh! Damit i cant get the pitment arm off! Any help tips tricks? Broke 2 pitment tools and a claw puller....
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:46 PM
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Sucsess! I cut it to get it off but got the job done! Truck looks silly with the stock tires on though... I wound up not having time to get the allienment and tire mounted cuz i spent 4+ hours trying to get the pitment arm off... It was crazy breaking tool after tool... Took it for a testdrive and i hear a binding noise coming from the rear and i cant figure out were its coming from. O and my reverse will pop out of gear if i dont hold it in place... Any thoughts on what my 2 issues could be?
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:42 PM
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Lift is completed wat a nightmare but i got it figured out..

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Dam man!! Looks great!
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Looks good I'm gonna be putting the same lift on in a couple weeks when I get the time. What size tires do you have on?
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:25 AM
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Looks good I'm gonna be putting the same lift on in a couple weeks when I get the time. What size tires do you have on?
I have 33x12.5x15 bfg mud terrains. And listen the measurment for the lower control arms that roughcountry gives you isnt right the true measurement it 15.5 in for upper control arms and lowers are 17in just so u know... When there at 16.5 they were hitting the mounting bracket on the diff so i couldnt get them to line up right...
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Alright cool thank you for the heads up. Is that picture you have with the 33's? I'm going with 35's and some trimming.
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Alright cool thank you for the heads up. Is that picture you have with the 33's? I'm going with 35's and some trimming.
The last one is with 33s. and to be honest it looks like i would have enough room to put 35s on it without doing anything... But looks can be deseaving.. if u put 35s on it ur prob not gonna have to cut much of anything..
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Nice! The jeep looks really good. Can't wait til I get mine done. Did you trim the fenders?
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:13 PM
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Nope dont have to with 33s..
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