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Old 02-13-2016, 10:00 PM
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I'm starting with a 96 xj with 142k miles that was stored on my property for about 9 months and then was given to me. I know all the owners back to original owners, its been all older women owners (3) always on pavement. Before it was parked it got new radiator and a bunch of other work done.

I picked up a 88 xj for the wheels since I had used what was on the 96 on a trailer that I built & sold last spring. I think the wheels on the 88 was from a wrangler, I took the wheels off the 88 then traded it for a set of 31x10.5x15 tires, shocks for a 3" lift, 2" leveling blocks for the rear and 3" spring spacers for the front.

With wheels from the 88....... pretty much stock.

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Old 02-13-2016, 10:04 PM
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The 88 was sitting when a river near by went out of the banks and it was completely submerged. Motor was shot I picked it up for $250. 2 door with a sunroof... sold/traded off.


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Old 02-13-2016, 10:20 PM
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I plan to use the stuff I traded the junk xj for to get me started and in the woods, next winter I will do a real lift with some 35s.

For now Ill gut the inside beside the seats, do a full fender trim and put the traded parts on. This will be a trailer rig only it wont go back on the street. Removing doors is still up in air, may end up cutting hinges in half so I can remove doors when I want and cutting doors down as well. I also plan on doing a bastard leaf spring with leafs from a s-10 (weak springs in xj)

FREE 96 XJ
$250 88 XJ Removed wheels traded off
$15 New spark plugs
FREE /TRADED Junk 3" basic lift


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Old 02-28-2016, 06:53 PM
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Came down pretty sick for a little while. I did get the 3" spacers up front and the s10 bastard packed leaf springs in the rear.





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Did a little driving through the yard and ditch lol













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