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Old 09-08-2014, 06:36 PM
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So I recently traded my little suzuki samurai for a 93 xj well i must say that little sammi was a hell of a toy but after having a ford b2 nothing beats american 4x4...

soo im starting my xj build while i have a semester off from school and well so far Ive had to replace my starter, icv and some other electrical things but now I can finally afford to start buying parts. I will be buying a 3in rc aal lift kit this week when I get paid and hopefully have time to install over the weekend... but now I have another issue for some reason I can only get air hot,cold to blow out of the defrost vent and not the others? would anybody be able to help me out with this because im not really an a/c pro haha.

I also have some led strips to use as rock lights left over from my b2 and will be buying projector headlights, and fabing up a new front bumper
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Old 09-17-2014, 06:14 PM
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got the lift now i need to find time to put it between work, practice and school
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Old 09-19-2014, 07:10 PM
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found a set of 33s on craigslist about 40-65% tread for 100$ not complaining will be doing some trimming sunday when i get in the shop to install the lift and adding some hockey puck bump stops
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Sounds like you are headed in the right direction with your xj build...Sammy's bring a good price out here if they are in good condition.

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Pics or it never happened.
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The air issue is most likely a vacuum leak. I had a small hole in one of the vacuum lines right at the fire wall. Plugged the hole and it works now.
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Pics or it never happened.

i will have pics tomorrow of me getting the lift on and the tires when i pic them up
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Sounds like you are headed in the right direction with your xj build...Sammy's bring a good price out here if they are in good condition.
they do too here but its only a few people that are interested in them so its a hard sell plus normally all the ones around here are already built or being parted out
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Strange, I just sold a Sammy and replaced it with an XJ as well. Had an '88 Sammy on 35's. Having taken that one too far to actually drive on a daily basis, I am planning a much more modest build with an '00 XJ. Oh, and people really will pay a premium for a decent Sammy. I sold mine as a rusted out trail rig that you couldn't legally register in this state for over twice what I had to pay for the XJ.
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Strange, I just sold a Sammy and replaced it with an XJ as well. Had an '88 Sammy on 35's. Having taken that one too far to actually drive on a daily basis, I am planning a much more modest build with an '00 XJ. Oh, and people really will pay a premium for a decent Sammy. I sold mine as a rusted out trail rig that you couldn't legally register in this state for over twice what I had to pay for the XJ.
nice was it the 88 or 88.5 i had an 88 with 33s too bad all the pictures of it i have are stock but i loved to drive it but being 6'5 and my girlfriend not being to thrilled about riding in it after she had flipped her tj I had to get rid of it but people will pay for a good sammy down here even rusty ones you can find pretty expensive if its not on the frame at least. but i plan on one day having another one as a beach cruiser or just something to drive. Its also cheaper for me to have an xj haha all my buddys have parts for jeeps laying around so i just go and take stuff from them unlike my sammy
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quick question since i have 8.25 rear end and the legandy dana 30 front will i need to re-gear to run the 33s or am i still good for the time being
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Well here she is 3in add a leaf and 8hours late and plently of issues sits pretty good drives pretty good now i gotta get the damn tick fixed
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tire deal fell thru so instead i found some 32s for 60bucks with 40% tread its only three mud terrains but ill just go pick another one up at a used tire place for like 20bucks.... but im at stand still i dont know if i should get sway bar disconnects or steering stabilizer im going to uwhirre in a couple weeks and just wanna have some things upgraded before i go
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ordering a stabilizer tomorrow and doing a diy sway bar disconnect than next pay check ill get the real deal but when i pick the 32s up tomorrow ill post a pic
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so i got the 32s... now i need to find another.. well no used tire place has a 32 around me does anybody know the metric conversion of what would be 32x11.5r15?
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