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Old 11-21-2012, 02:51 PM
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I'm a little late on starting a build thread because I've had the Jeep for 2 years. But its a cool story of where its been so...better late than never. If you like pictures, than you might like this thread. Comments are welcome.

When I first got her. It was so nice, til I got my hands on it.
It was only a month or so before I added a 3" Iron Rock lift and 31" General Grabbers.

I was on my way to the tire shop where I worked to put the tires on and this happened:

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So then came an advance adapters SYE and tom woods driveshaft:
And this was how she sat:
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I added a few small things like shackle relocation brackets, control arm drop brackets and braided brake lines and this is what I had to show:
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The Jeep stayed mostly the same for a while, but I landed a job in Florida working for a racing team. So I rented a trailer and drove all my things down the coast from Philly

I didn't get to wheel during the 5 months I was there due to having to take care of these things
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Nice looking xj. I bbought and built mine for 5k, wouldnt trade for anything.
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But I soon got the opportunity to move to California, where I currently live. This also meant driving the Jeep from Connecticut to Cali (long story). So off I went again
Stopped at a lot of awesome places along the way, but this was the coolest:

Once I reached Cali, I put some old man emu leaves in the rear to replace the terrible rough countrys and put some Iron Man adjustable shackles on it as well.
I made my first trek to Hollister Hills and fell in love with the place. Here are some pics:
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I just put some cheap steelies on it with the correct backspacing so I can actually make turnsand went back to Hollister a few more times.
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Originally Posted by AutomaticKrackr View Post
Nice looking xj. I bbought and built mine for 5k, wouldnt trade for anything.
Thanks, I hear ya 5k is a good budget to have. Mine can be very annoying at times but I can't bring myself to sell it because its paid off lol.
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Nice jeep! Digging all the stickers, too.
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Originally Posted by WagoneerCrawler View Post
Nice jeep! Digging all the stickers, too.
I agree, would look awesome if the whole roof rack was done!

Sick build for 5k, I'm surprised at the flex you have for a 3" lift.
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Sick build for 5k, I'm surprised at the flex you have for a 3" lift.
I was thinking the same thing. Lucky bastard..
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Thanks fellas! The rough country ca drops I got freed up a surprising amount of travel, but shes actually sitting at a little over 4" of lift, sorry I forgot to mention that. But I'm working on covering the whole rack with stickers, I get a bunch through work so it will be complete soon. In the meantime, I recently installed bilstein 5100's and a double shear trackbar conversion.
And I took a trip to Hollister today which was a success other than ripping my exhaust off, getting lots of new and exciting rock rash and having my tp sensor fail lol. All in all a fun day, I don't have many pictures though.

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good looking jeep
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[QUOTE=PAXJ01;2141885]I just put some cheap steelies on it with the correct backspacing so I can actually make turnsand went back to Hollister a few more times.



What backspacing do the steelies have... I have the same wheels and wanted to know..
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