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Old 06-20-2011, 08:52 PM
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This is the beginning of my very, very, VERY long Build.
Its a 1996 XJ sport, All stock, besides rims.
Its a 4dr 4.0L v6.
Heres my massive to do List will add to this ALOT:

Rough country 5" Lift
Wheel spacers
New tires
New rims
Sound system installation
interior redo ( seats, carpet, headliner, doorpanels, etc.
Back storage ( planning on putting a few subs and want box goingfrom backseat almost all way back, and have plenty of storage in it)
Tint windows
try out the mothers Back to black stuff on all my trim,
LED interior underdash lights ( light up floor board )
A bit more to come.

might i add this is all gonna be done on a highschool kids budgetl...





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Old 06-20-2011, 08:54 PM
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I have taken off the red trim pieces, pin stripes, and the sport logos, and the back jeep and 4.0L badges.
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My current task is replacing the the factory radio, which i have some Q's for.
One if i buy the wiring harness from JCWhitney, do i have to connect all the wires from the radio's harness? Any tips on this would help,
ALSO i've tried taking out the dash trim piece and i have been troubled, the 3" deep plastic peice that goes to the gauges gets caught on top of the dash, i need to know how to take it off so i dont risk cracking it,
and if anyone was wondering its just a cheap Dual radio that i took from my brothers car, im not even sure if it'll work.
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:32 AM
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Anyone know if tinted tailights or smoked tailights are legal in Alabama? I can't stand my stock tailights lol. Also if anyone can Answer my previous question about the dash price it'd be appreciated. And any comments on her so far
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Originally Posted by Rhutchinson609
My current task is replacing the the factory radio, which i have some Q's for.
One if i buy the wiring harness from JCWhitney, do i have to connect all the wires from the radio's harness? Any tips on this would help,
ALSO i've tried taking out the dash trim piece and i have been troubled, the 3" deep plastic peice that goes to the gauges gets caught on top of the dash, i need to know how to take it off so i dont risk cracking it,
and if anyone was wondering its just a cheap Dual radio that i took from my brothers car, im not even sure if it'll work.
First of all, nice jeep man. Second, dont buy a wiring harness, cut and splice, that way you know exactly whats going to what. The whole procedure takes between 10-40 minutes, depending on your experience level. Besides, these tanks have a history of splicing things together (frame and body, vacuum lines, general craziness under your dash XD) and last of all, just search or ask if you need anything
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Oh and the big plastic faceplate, just wriggle it and take it off carefully, it should come off pretty quickly.
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Where can I get stuff to splice the wires? And I had opened the thing before and didn't seem lime there was much wire and I think there was just a wire harness going to the radio? Doesthar mean I have to cut that peice off?
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Where can I get stuff to splice the wires? And I had opened the thing before and didn't seem lime there was much wire and I think there was just a wire harness going to the radio? Doesthar mean I have to cut that peice off?
The plug that is there, yes. Cut the wires as close to the plug as you can. Walmart has most of the tools you will need, like the crimpers, connectors.
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Here is the color codes for the wires for your XJ: the website that i took a screenshot of is one of many useful ones to help putting stereos in. I cant completely walk you through it because my jeep is older, but you can always search the audio websites or even ask around on the forum.
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Originally Posted by FiftySix56
Here is the color codes for the wires for your XJ: the website that i took a screenshot of is one of many useful ones to help putting stereos in. I cant completely walk you through it because my jeep is older, but you can always search the audio websites or even ask around on the forum.
Did that pic come out really blurry?
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Originally Posted by FiftySix56

Did that pic come out really blurry?
Hmm lets try a new one anyway...
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that color is so rare!
she looks clean< but is it 4wd, no emblems?
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Originally Posted by IZAREBL
that color is so rare!
she looks clean< but is it 4wd, no emblems?
Unfortunately it's not a 4wd. Which is a dissapointment,
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Originally Posted by Rhutchinson609

Unfortunately it's not a 4wd. Which is a dissapointment,
Not hard to change, hard for a high schooler to front, but a very easy fix haha
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GOOD NEWS! i have a job interview tomorrow, if i get hired and stay on ill get 100 bucks a day. i can buy this off of my dad finally lol
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