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Old 03-14-2011, 01:25 PM
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I'm kinda new to the forum, joined in Jan.'11. Been posting questions, comments, absorbing as much info as I can, and finding much insperation in everyones XJ pics. I've owned my '98 Sport for almost 10yrs now and because of this forum I look forward to having it for many years to come!

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cuz ain't nothing but sweat inside my hand..."
-Eric B. & Rakim, Paid In Full

The Master Plan:
*new schoks F&R
*full synth oil change
*new A/T tires 235/75/15
*alignment
-new track bar
*2000 roof rack rails and footings
-stock steel wheels painted semi-gloss black
*fix door speakers
-new stereo w/ bluetooth
*remove plastic body moldings
-new power steering hoses
-new Valve Cover gasket
-new NSS
-fix horn
-new exhaust system
-2" lift
-charge A/C
-change all fluids
-new radiator hoses

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A. my XJ now B. my future XJ
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Old 03-24-2011, 04:21 PM
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Monroe sensa-tracs being installed.
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Looks good! i like the color!
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XJ getting new shoes.

Kuhmo Road Venture A/T
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Originally Posted by onew1ckedxj
Looks good! i like the color!
Thanks!!
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Repainted bumper.
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Bumper caps and fender flairs painted.
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The finished bumper and flair paint project.
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More pics of the paint work.
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Its gonna look sick with the rims painted black!
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Originally Posted by onew1ckedxj
Its gonna look sick with the rims painted black!
Thanks. I can't wait to get them done.
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Ok, so today was "paint it (semi-gloss) black" day. The tape is still on and the last of about 3 coats of paint is still drying. It looks ok in the garage. I know it's going to need some finish work, but won't know how much till I get her out into the day light.
Keeping my fingers crossed!!

Tomorrows XJ plan:
-dull down the gloss paint on the moldings.
-speaker grill mod for the front door panels.
-get front speakers working again.
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my front speakers also did not work. i ended up just wiring a new wire to both sides rather then try to find the short. only took about an hour and you cant even see the wire.
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Nice, thats what i need to do. I was going to have them rewired when I put in a new head unit but I might try it myself.
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