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Old 01-03-2012, 06:43 PM
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Default 2000 XJ Patriot Blue. 8" IRO lift. 35's

Okay so I just bought this XJ about 3 weeks ago. It was stock. Has 100,708 miles on the odometer and a clean title! I stole this bad boy for $1500! yea I still cant believe I got the deal. Just needs header panel, fenders fixed, and hail dings pulled out (if even possible). So about a week after driving it, I decided to tear down my other XJ and throw all of its good stuff on my new XJ. Includes: 8" critical path long arm lift from Iron Rock Offroad. Has 3/4" stacked isolators, Doestch 8000 shocks, Shackle Relocators. Sitting on 35x12.50 Maxxis Bighorns and 15x10 MT Classic Lock II wheels.

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And here is my Cowl Hood project I started a few days ago. Its going by real slow. My hood needed repainted anyways, so I thought'd id try and chop it up and get me a $600 hood for a fraction of that. I bought paint, clear, primer, activator, reducer, body filler, fiberglass, sand paper, sanding block, spray gun, and 22gauge sheet metal. I bought enough paint so i could repaint my hood, fenders, and header panel. Ill get more pictures posted as I move along.

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Old 01-04-2012, 05:08 AM
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Nice Rig, what's your plan for axle upgrading with those 35's?
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:26 AM
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You got a great deal. That's a sweet lift kit man. Good luck on the build.
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:33 AM
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Thanks man. And for right now, ill keep my foot a little light. Ive got a full width dana 60 rear in the garage. Used to have a dana 44 front, but it was low pinion. So once I get my tax money, ill probably upgrade to hp d44 front and d60 rear. Leave them at full width. Throw a locker in the front and call it good
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:38 PM
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I painted the rings on my wheels today. I wasnt about to pay $150 for some new rings from MT. So I bought an $8 can of "anodizing" paint. Its blue, but when applied to shiny metal, it is more of a candy blue. Looks good. No primer needed. It sticks very well to bare metal. I applied about 8 coats since it is such thin paint.

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And I trimmed my fenders finally and took some flex pics from a ditch by my house. My shackles arent in the right hole, so they do not articulate 100% like theyre suposed to, but it is very close.

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And here it is compared to a stock cherokee. His is kinda on a slope and mine is still missing the hood.

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i want a cowl for my jeep! i was currious on how that will look
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I like that flex. Nice job on the lift.
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Ill have the cowl done sometime soon. Its looking sweet. Just taking my time on it. Its some pretty thin metal. Every tack warps it just a little. And im using just a 90amp welder.

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jeeps looking really good and painting the rings really set it off nice. One thing i noticed is that you still need to cut your upper control arm brackets. Crazy that that is 8", doesnt look that tall.
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That is cool.
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Thanks guys. Yea im glad I painted them. Everyone stares at them at stop lights haha. You can really tell its 8" when you put the stock wheels n tires on it.
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what did you use to cut the hood?
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why so high? gonna be running 38's soon?

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looks good. if i did it over again id lose the bushwackers, ive got 9in in mine but yours still looks alot bigger. the Bw's give me tire coverage but i lose about 2in of clearence
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Thats a sick rig!!!!!!!
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