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Old 01-21-2013, 10:02 PM
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found this gem for $2800 99 classic with 180k 231/aw4 combo 3" lift and 33" generals, clean interior and fairly clean exterior but who cares about that anyway...
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first things first...

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23" from ground to bottom of tire... this needs attention..

so i put some 35" Falken Wildpeaks on some 15x8 Method Beadlocks
cut up the fenders and seems to not rub... at least not articulating anyway... still needed to do the rears but it at least rolls..

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onto to skids... gas tank skid, rocker replacement/sliders...

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Old 01-21-2013, 10:03 PM
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winch mount/front bumper..

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Old 01-21-2013, 10:03 PM
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burned in some Ruff Stuff Specialties xj rails. Big thanks to the guys over there for the hookup on these and some diff covers!!!

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Still have to make a rear bumper and finish the tubs on the rear fenders along with getting the axles and suspension built/installed..

got a Rock Krawler 4.5 X Factor Plus Long Arm System, Arb's front and rear, Superior Axle and Gear super 30 hp30 front and 35 spline axles for the rear d44, currie 1 ton steering... should be putting all this stuff together and on the jeep later this week..

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Old 01-21-2013, 10:08 PM
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That is looking awesome- need some more pictures of the front bumper! Did you remove the factory crossmember?
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:15 PM
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factory x-member is still in place.. trimmed out the center a bit for the winch cable to pass through but that's about it... winch bolts in behind it..
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:51 AM
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Cool. Post up some pics of that if you have 'em.
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Good looking welds man! Sometimes it can be a pain to get hardwire to look real good.

I like the build so far keep up the good work!
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in love with your slider replacement hook up, like the mount/support you did with it, definitely stealing this idea if you don't mind
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Hey I have a question for you would you be able to take some more pictures of your rock sliders/rockers I live in pa and rust is everywhere and my rockers need replacing but I like yours and I'm a welder myself so I plan on moding something
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SWEET! Another gold XJ. You dont see too many on the road. I like it. My goldie looks similar, 3'' lift with parts waiting to go up another 1.5''-2''... it's almost like looking into the future!
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clean rig man. Its always good to start out with a good base. Watchin this one!!
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well looks like you're off to a great start! Keep up the good work i like that bumper design a lot, and i don't usually like tube bumpers
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I appreciate all the comments! I'll try and post up some more pics of the front bumper and sliders today... I worked on the chassis long arm brackets yesterday but didn't get much done... I'm upgrading from the 7/8"x3/16" tube that came with the RK kit to some 1" .250 wall dom tube to make it a little more beefy through the frame rails.. Also picked up a 22" led light that I'm going to be mounting on the bumper.. might be adding a low profile stinger to it as well, but not sure yet. I'm really trying to keep the front bumper to a minimum so i may just mount the light and see how it looks.
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Originally Posted by Jtpxjc View Post
found this gem for $2800 99 classic with 180k 231/aw4 combo 3" lift and 33" generals, clean interior and fairly clean exterior but who cares about that anyway...

first things first...

23" from ground to bottom of tire... this needs attention..

so i put some 35" Falken Wildpeaks on some 15x8 Method Beadlocks
cut up the fenders and seems to not rub... at least not articulating anyway... still needed to do the rears but it at least rolls..

onto to skids... gas tank skid, rocker replacement/sliders...
I like that gas tank a lot. U make it?
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I like that gas tank a lot. U make it?
yeah, recycled the reese hitch... flipped the receiver and burned in some 3/8th plate for the skid..
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