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Dave's Green 98 (XJ #6)

Old 08-18-2014, 08:36 PM
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Default Dave's Green 98 (XJ #6)

Time to actually BUILD another XJ, last real build was my Silver XJ back in spring of 2013.

As always, a run through of my Jeep history:

First ever Jeep, bought in late 2009, 88XJ:
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Went though a couple different lift setups, and did a paint job...when I sold the 88 this is what it looked like:
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Sold the 88 and bought this: 98 XJ:
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Spent a few bucks on tires/wheels and a 4.5" RE SuperFlex. Looked like this when I traded it off:
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Traded that black XJ for this and got rid of it fairly quick:
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Sold the Yota, and got this (bought it cheap with front end damage) 2000 XJ:
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After lots of blood, sweat, beer, and other miscellaneous necessities I ended with this:
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Infamous picture:
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Ended up thinking I wanted a wrangler, so traded the silver XJ for this 97 TJ:
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Found out quick I didnt want a Wrangler for lack of room, so the TJ got sold, and I picked up this gem. 98 2 door:
When I brought it home:
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Lowered it and went with some Mickey 33s:


Ended up selling the 2 door to fund my wedding in September of 2013. I went jeepless until late NOV 2013 when I decided to buy a 99 WJ:
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Concluded it was going to be a bit too much work for me to get the WJ to stage 1 of my build plans...so started looking for anything that I could trade for. Picked up this 1991 YJ:
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Wheeled the YJ one time, and ended with failure, eventually recovered from this though:
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Traded the YJ EVEN for this 99 pearl blue 4 door, I had a total of 3100 dollars in this Jeep since I traded even.
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Someone randomly offered me 5K cash, and that was enough for me to sell it..
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So...picked up this, BONE stock 1998 XJ (Been repainted, but believe its a Country.. Has power cloth seats, OHC, factory tweeters..and finally...ice cold AC (a rare item here down south)
Paid 2500 for it as you see it

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Ordered parts.. waiting on delivery.
4.5 RE coils, 3.5 RE leafs, RE double sheer track bar, adjustable upper and lower arms, some decent mono tube shocks..and new 35s
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Control Arms, check:
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Bilstein 5125s and Gabriel max Controls thanks to Matt Phillips:
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Tires arrived as well:
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The short Arms are just until I can afford the materials to build another 3 link..
Or may just go with the Rock Krawler kit..
Hopefully by Christmas
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Originally Posted by Xj88 View Post
The short Arms are just until I can afford the materials to build another 3 link..
Or may just go with the Rock Krawler kit..
Hopefully by Christmas
If you don't sell it by then. Looks like a good start. Is the paint job good? Can't really tell in the pictures.
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Originally Posted by FreddyD'Apice View Post

If you don't sell it by then. Looks like a good start. Is the paint job good? Can't really tell in the pictures.
They did a good job on it. Supposedly a tree fell across the hood.

Paint seems be in good shape
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Forget what you are currently doing, Im wayy more impressed that you somehow managed to go though 10 different vehicles in 4ish years

bravo, bravo.
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Forget what you are currently doing, Im wayy more impressed that you somehow managed to go though 10 different vehicles in 4ish years

bravo, bravo.


Ive made a decent bit buying, selling, and trading them around. lol
This last trade moved me from a 99 that I had 3100 in to 5k cash.
Spent 2500 on the Jeep, and a total of about 1500 on everything for the build including tires, coils, leafs, shocks, arms, and registration for the thing lol. So I pocked 1k on this deal.
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That is an impressive amount of jeeps in a short period of time to run through in a short period of time.
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Yeah, ive been on the hunt for a clean one thts not been molested. Id probably still have the silver 3 linked XJ had it not of had a fairly half assed 4wd swap.

This one is very clean, cold AC, bone stock (never owned one aside from my 88) that was stock...the guy I got it from only had it a month...and had planned on building it but bought a RZR instead. He got it from the original owner who claimed to have only used 4wd about 5 times.

I can pull the lever back with the touch of one finger, all the way back to 4 low..very smooth.
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Lucky, my 4low is a ***** no matter how i try to get it in. Also, if its for sure a 98 then its not a country. Country was only available tip 97.
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I guess it's a classic then?
Idk...
Power seats, factory tweeters, full ohc, cloth/vinyl seats.
I sent off for a build sheet but no return yet.

Haven't really shown it off. ..but here she is
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Super nice paint
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Stupid clean Interior
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Also..
Leafs coils and my track bar bracket arrived.

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33's or 35's?
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