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Old 02-06-2010, 12:03 PM
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A friend and me bought this '89 XJ for $400! which also came with a '89 2dr 5spd.
We are both huge Jeep fans and love going to uwharri for the weekend and offroading.
We both have jeeps. Me: a 95 GC with alot of modifications, and he has a '06 GC stock.
I offroad mine alot, but im too scared to take it to the limit.
It's my DD and i have no job currnetly and am still in Highschool.
So when we saw this deal we couldn't pass it up! This is now our trail rig.




When we first picked them up the owner told use that this one wouldn't
run. (niether does the other one)
He said there was a fuel leak from the injectors too. Within 30 minutes the
next day after working on it we got it running. Soon, it wouldn't start again.
So we did some research on the symptoms and started by replaced the
plugs, sea foam, new airfilter, cleaned the vacume lines and the PCV valve of all the gunk.
finally, it ran everytime! The we replaced the O rings on the two injectors that were leaking. we then started by taking the doors off, cutting the exhaust off after the cat,
and stripped the inside of the carpet, headliner, and trim pieces

Here it is so far. Tell me what you think PLEASE!!







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Old 02-06-2010, 12:04 PM
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We just bought two front 3.5" rough country springs and are adding a 2" BB spacer on them from my old 95 GC lift!
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Old 02-06-2010, 12:07 PM
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Wow 2 for $400?? Bravo on that deal!! But looks like y'all got a lot of work to do lol
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Old 02-06-2010, 12:09 PM
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Yeah haha by the time its done we will have a 5"-5.5" (give or take) lift, 32 or 33's, aussi lockers, roll cage, rock sliders and a bumper with a winch. wont be done unti mid summer, if not by the end of the season.
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I'm so jealous lol
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Got some new goodies today!!
new 3" coils with less than 100miles on them!
and my 2" BB spacers from my old ZJ lift

Springs with the 2" spacers on top
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That is a pretty good deal! You have a great start, projects never seem to end
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wish i could find a deal like that looks good.. deals like that are the best way to start trail rigs
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For the grand cherokee seats, did you swap brackets from the old xj seats? Nice Job by the way.
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http://www.turtlekraals.com/ lol. nice jeep man
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:06 PM
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thanks guys! and yeah it was the deal of a lifetime, just couldn't walk away from it! and offroadnut36, those are the actual power seats haha. It's a limited so its got to have a little bit of class haha.
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if anyone see's some 31x10.5x15's would you please let me know? thanks!
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Originally Posted by 89XJkrawler View Post
Got some new goodies today!!
new 3" coils with less than 100miles on them!
and my 2" BB spacers from my old ZJ lift

Springs with the 2" spacers on top

where did you get those spacers from? obviously your old jeep haha but where did you buy em at?

sorry, 'newbie' here
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Rubicon Express, and hey no problem asking questions. trust me you'll learn alot! by just asking questions. and read alot of threads on stuff your interested in and it'll all make sense soon!
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your jeep came with those seats?!?!?!?!?! NICE!
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looking good
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