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Old 11-08-2010, 07:23 PM
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Hello all this is my build thread. I read the rules and it doesn't see anything about linking to other sites so if you want to see what I have previously done then check out my website xjbuild.com

First of all what is the gymkhana xj?

It was an idea I had to make a gymkhana style video with an xj.

If you don't know what Gymkhana is watch this:

If you do then watch this:
This is the video I made of my Gymkhana XJ

Currently my cherokee looks like this. My plans are to cover it in decals and then paint it black. Then remove the decals to create a see through camouflage design.

I hope it turns out good and will try to keep this thread updated but I will always be updating my blog so if you're really interested then keep checking my blog. I'm not trying to advertise that's just where most of my build info is.
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thats awesome! the video was sick!
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Thats one bright jeep. Courious to see the paint job when finished.
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B.A. though I hoped you trussed the front axle.
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That paint job is awesome. That paint job reminds me of the Exploders in Jurassic Park.
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That paint job is awesome. That paint job reminds me of the Exploders in Jurassic Park.
I actually was thinking the same thing once i was done with this stage of the paint job. lol
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B.A. though I hoped you trussed the front axle.
what does this mean?

And any help from anyone on making the jeep stronger to handle bigger jumps is greatly appreciated.
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Originally Posted by ddt713 View Post
what does this mean?

And any help from anyone on making the jeep stronger to handle bigger jumps is greatly appreciated.
B.A. = Bad ***

Truss= http://www.wooders.com.au/images/Truss_d30_01.jpg\


I hope you plan on adding some triangulation to that cage. Triangles>Squares

Looks good, love the video!
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Originally Posted by Jeep450r View Post
B.A. = Bad ***

Truss= http://www.wooders.com.au/images/Truss_d30_01.jpg\


I hope you plan on adding some triangulation to that cage. Triangles>Squares

Looks good, love the video!
haha. ok lol i get it about triangles and squares and ba, but I'm still confused on the truss that website is busy as hell as a designer i don't know what to look at lol. Is there an idiot proof version?
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here is a truss.....it is a metal brace that is welded to your axle, it helps to keep you from bending tubes and other carnage.....it is a must if you are jumping a jeep
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SWEET video!!!! Looks so fun and ya I would def. truss the axles.
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truss the axles and get or at least check your motor mounts you have now, nothing ruins your day like a broken motor mount while under power like you were.
sweet video
ill have to keep an eye on this thread
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haha. ok lol i get it about triangles and squares and ba, but I'm still confused on the truss that website is busy as hell as a designer i don't know what to look at lol. Is there an idiot proof version?
check out alot of fabrication places like ballistic fabrication trent fabrication or just get some box tube and some plate and make your own
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I don't want to sound mean or negative, looks more like something from the Dukes of Hazzard than any Gymkhana driving I have ever seen.
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Originally Posted by South_La_XJ View Post
I don't want to sound mean or negative, looks more like something from the Dukes of Hazzard than any Gymkhana driving I have ever seen.
It was more of a test video to get some viewers input. The next one will be more gymkhana esque.
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