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Old 12-28-2011, 11:20 PM
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I'm gonna retry a build thread now that I've figured out how to post pictures on here.

Well, I titled this 'The Cadillac' because that's what my aunt calls my jeep. It's a 1989 XJ Laredo with about 250k miles on the ticker.

Justly so!
It became mine after being my dad's for 10 years. He went and bought the XJ I was gonna get (though he only gained bigger lift, tires, and a high output).
It's got a cheap 4" lift that was installed about 80k miles ago and 31x10.50 Primewell PA100s that have 30k on them. The rubber's wrapped around 15x8.5 3.25 bs steelies that I wire brushed, bed lined, and watched the rust come back.
I've got some Hella 500s that I got for $10 at Walmart because the cashier messed up , and a couple KCs I found in the garbage at work.

I've also got a budget stereo. The HU is a Sony GT-250, front doors are pioneer 5 1/4"s and 6x9s in the hatch. I've got a Kicker Comp 10 with a Rockwood 300w amp too. The whole set-up cost me $210 and it does exactly what I want it to do

I've got more mods coming, just took off my manifolds today to find that APNs DO NOT WORK ON RENIX SET UPS!!! Also a Flow Master super 10 is awaiting installment on a 2.5" exhaust.

I'll post'em as they come!

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Old 12-29-2011, 12:11 AM
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Looking like a good start man.
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As of now no more super 10, I got this instead!
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I figured I post an old poser shot from school
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I got a little bored today.

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I'm kinda leaning towards snow camo
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Originally Posted by austinjoe13 View Post
I got a little bored today.





I'm kinda leaning towards snow camo
should try digital!
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should try digital!
I'd rather do my homework!! lol If I could get a guy to do a good job on it for $200-$300 I'd go for a digital snow/urban camo.
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Got my Pacesetter today!!!

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Does anyone know what this is? It came in the box of goodies along with wire, splices, shrink wrap, clamps, and some other stuff.

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I sand blasted the header today. It came off like nothing

I also found this picture
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I might have to call it Ed...
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I found some rustoleum 1200* paint at school today. I just need another can so I can do a couple more coats.

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5.5" exhaust tip? I think so! I slipped it on my dad's tail pipe and boy does it lower the tone Gonna sell my used tires this weekend then I'll have some exhaust money
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i found a header like that at the junk yard and almost pulled it but it was on a 4.0 and my jeep is getting a 4.2 and it wouldnt match i think.
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I think it would..... 4.0 heads can be bolted up to a 4.2 block to gain the fuel injection. I haven't heard anything about whether the 4.2 manifold is kept or if it gets switched along with the intake. Idk
Why a 4.2?
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4.0 was ripped out of the jeep before i bought it due to the computer getting wet, no doors or windows, the previous owner wanted to put a big block in the jeep but didnt have the skills to do it and sold the jeep, i bought the jeep for 100 and a neighbor gave me a 4.2 for free cause he did a v8 swap on his yj. that and now there is no computer. simplified. the 4.2 runs great or at least it did last time it was run
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Nice. You'll have to get a Holley 390cfm I almost got a couple AMC Eagles and that was my plan lol
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