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Old 03-15-2013, 12:19 AM
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so november 2011 i bought a 95 civic as my first car, before that i had been driving my dads 98 xj for a few months, finally caught the jeep bug the last few months, this past sunday i looked at a 98 xj that was owned by the same family since new, has 190k miles mostly highway, wednesday i sold my civic, then thursday i went to look at the xj again with my father, he suprised me and rented a trailer so we could take it with us if he liked it, well he liked it and we loaded it up and took it home, i got it for $1800, the engine overall is cleaner then my fathers with only 145k, it was owned by the sellers mother for most of the miles and well maintained, tmrw im gonna get some pics up as well as remove the prime alarm system thats in it that causes it to not start all the time

what ive done so far:
RE 5.5 coils
RE 3.5 leafs
HD Offroad lift shackle relocation boxes
bilstein 5125s front, 5100 rear
iro double shear trackbar bracket with ruff stuff heim trackbar kit and offset axle bracket
wj knuckle/brake conversion
ruff stuff 3/4 heim steering kit
goodyear wrangler a/t on american racing d windows
uniden 520 xl with firestick antenna and 25W PA speaker
quick remove doors
fuel cell
offroad specialties stubby winch bumper
superwinch lp8500

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Old 03-15-2013, 12:31 AM
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Nice find! Can't beat an XJ for that price.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:59 PM
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PICS!!
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my coworkers, my friend dan, and mine all parked by my school:
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190k!! 4.0 POWER!!!
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fresh inspection sticker
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misc pics
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some mall crawling:
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dan spotting my father
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two flats in one weekend :/
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i want an evo so bad:
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day after i got it, already had rear sway bar out, and front disconnected
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had to replace the hatch after some trail damage:
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cutting out the broken steering stabilizer:
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more mall flexing:
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doing the alignment:
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all my gear strapped down in the back:
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loading it on the trailer to take home!!
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:13 PM
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i just sold e few computer parts on ebay and made myself $520, which is going towards the jeep

-getting used RE 4.5 coils from a friend for $70 since they are relatively new
-re 3.5 full leaf packs and 1" shackles
-IRO white shocks for now while i save for bilsteins
-IRO Double Shear Trackbar
-Brakelines from my friends xj hes parting out, theyre meant for a 6.5 lift

not sure what control arms im getting yet, what control arms would you reccomend for a 4.5 lift?
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:21 PM
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my new Rubicon Express 4.5" coils just came in, and before that a set of rugged ridge stainless steel extended brakelines, in another few weeks the lift will be in! got a roof rack from a friend and some newer 235 tires as well. sanded the whole jeep down and primed it as well, not sure if im gonna go with a solid color or camo yet, til then driving it primered lol, ill post pics when i get back from school
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:20 PM
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got my stainless lines installed yesterday, sold my 4.5 coils to my father and bought a set of 3.5 RE coils from a local guy along with RE adjustable upper arms and RE superflex lowers, friday when i get paid im ordering RE 3.5 leaf packs and the IRO double shear trackbar.

my power steering pump went so i replaced that, and a new belt at the same time

hopefully i got all my parts to get the lift in by the 4th of july when i get home im gonna post some more pictures, so look out in like 2 hours for pictures! updates will be coming more frequently now!!!

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Old 06-25-2013, 03:08 PM
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this morning cleaned the IACV and throttle body out good idle was a little rough ordering leafs and trackbar friday, then gotta figure out shocks and lift will be all set to go in
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:06 PM
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some pics from wheeling with my dad and dan (mudman94)

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got a set of rugged ridge tow hooks:
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fixing mudman94 tdraglink
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and finishing my rear extended brake line and front lines
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more wheeling shots:
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steering pump went as well as the pitman seal:
should not be that leaky:
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new pitmanseal:
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gotta add a picture of the new pump and serpentine belt
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:30 PM
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My ideas for the rear and tire carrier inside
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:56 AM
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sooo a more major update woke up early this morning to drive two hours to pick some parts up:
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barely fit...

NEW WHEELS AND TIRES!!! got them with about 300 miles or so on the tires
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they look a little wider to me
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i like the way it sits so far looked so much taller to me til i walk out of work on break to see my buddys cummins next to it which is sitting on about 8 inch of lift and 38s if i remember correctly:
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sits nicely, so now my lift plans have changed again well not lift plans alone just overall work order
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gonna go to the u pull it next weekend hopefully get a new header panel, grill, corners, and tail lights

as for build order:
bumpstops
locker for the 8.25
diff covers
lift about 3inch or so

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Old 07-06-2013, 09:49 PM
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had a good 4th, started by trimming my coworkers xjs fenders:
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then went wheeling with him, my aux fan broke so i left my jeep to cool for a little and rode with him
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then went to dads for a bbq with grandpa:
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then went wheeling again to meet a few friends to watch fireworks and ended up in an argument between my fender, attempted a rough hill that ive only done once in the day and took the wrong line up, my cat back also was pulled off but easily reinstalled but had to go get the the next day since it was too hot
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our lineup after wheeling
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as well as next morning at work:
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loving the stance with the new wheels/tires
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my not so clean anymore engine bay
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next day found a month old tenth aniversary rubicon in the trails, kid driving did really good suprisingly although had trouble in some turns with the length of the thing
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:12 PM
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so some more updates, my rampage housings came in,bulbs and new wiring should be here saturday or monday hopefully, got the housings in with the bulbs that came with them heres some pics of that:
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also got this for a little safety measure:
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:33 PM
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got the headlights aligned a little while ago, cant wait to get the hella bulbs and putco harness in, hopefully tomorrow ill get those in the mail! already with the cheap bulbs i can see a big difference, cant wait to see how they work in the woods!
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:15 PM
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nice build, where are you at in jersey? a lot of these spots look really familiar
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:05 PM
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What size tires are those that you picked up with 300 miles or so? And are those TJ rubi wheels!? I'm jealous
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