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Old 04-05-2016, 10:04 PM
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So I've been wanting to start a build thread on here but never got it going and due to the lack of time to really work on some projects because of life right now. Going to go ahead and start one and see where it goes from here.



So to start: I have a 99 XJ with a 3" OME Lift,32x11.50s,aftermarket speakers.

What I want to do asap: Roof Rack,throttle body spacer,upgraded injectors,swap my subwoofer set up for 2 12s, and anything else I find to improve motor capability/lifetime.
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Gonna try n put some pics in here as much as I can,can't group them from my phone sadly.
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An XJ buddy n me.
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Need go get him on the forum lol
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Kind of built our jeeps at the same time as well.
Is there any suggestions any of you all have to mechanically improve my rig?
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Re gear axles, and a sye if you don't already have one.
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Don't waste your money on a tb spacer. I would cut the front bumper end caps to be flush to the bumper itself like the center section. As far as anything that will cost money, what are your plans for it?
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Are you in Knoxville? That Forester looks familiar...

Also, sweet rig! Chili Pepper FTW!
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Are you in Knoxville? That Forester looks familiar... Also, sweet rig! Chili Pepper FTW!
thanks and yessir I'm about 20 minutes from east Knox but work out there and am going to college there as well.
Yeah that forester started a car club and he's all over the place as far as I know.
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Don't waste your money on a tb spacer. I would cut the front bumper end caps to be flush to the bumper itself like the center section. As far as anything that will cost money, what are your plans for it?
plan on doing the caps definitely.
I'm honestly not 100% sure yet,I'm just trying to research and learn what I can and decide what's worth while and what isn't. I'm not extremely mechanically inclined and my tool set is limited.
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Yeah don't waste money on a TB spacer, I have one and can tell you it does nothing at all. Good thing I got it for free, but it honestly wasn't even worth the time to install. How do you like those headlights? Have any night shots? Links to buy?
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thanks and yessir I'm about 20 minutes from east Knox but work out there and am going to college there as well.
Yeah that forester started a car club and he's all over the place as far as I know.
Cool. I'm a board member for Titan Offroad. We're a local club and go on a ride at least once a week. Our meet and greet is this weekend and our ride will be at Windrock at the end of the month. Join us and get that thing dirty.

http://titanoffroad.com/
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Best thing would be to wheel it a couple times to get a better idea of the terrain you'll be driving on and how your Jeep handles. I wouldn't say a regear is necessary on 32s but you might want to go up a tire size and have a better crawl ratio, or leave it as is and have fun.
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Id say regear first then worry about everything else..
Yes it costs money yes it'll take forever to get it done...BUT I love going from 3.07s to 4.10s (I have a 5 speed)....it helped so much on daily driving my rig...
I have 4.5" in the front and 3.5" in the rear and 32s. It helped with off the line speed and gas mileage...even with flatland it sucked I was barely getting 200miles to a tank and now I'm getting over 300 to a tank...
My next rig I get I'd be regearing first before doing lift and tires...
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Originally Posted by 88whitecomanche View Post
Id say regear first then worry about everything else.. Yes it costs money yes it'll take forever to get it done...BUT I love going from 3.07s to 4.10s (I have a 5 speed)....it helped so much on daily driving my rig... I have 4.5" in the front and 3.5" in the rear and 32s. It helped with off the line speed and gas mileage...even with flatland it sucked I was barely getting 200miles to a tank and now I'm getting over 300 to a tank... My next rig I get I'd be regearing first before doing lift and tires...
dang I'm getting about 260-270 a tank as of now I have no clue how to re-gear and I'm guessing it's expensive. Will definitely have to look into it
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