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Old 04-09-2010, 02:31 PM
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I have a 93 4.0L HO automatic XJ.
Heres my 2x4 conversion thread.

Now that i have 4x4, its time to do some work.

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Roof Rack
Bumpers
Sliders
Skid
KC Lights
Meats
Center Console
Winch
And some Boom Boom (subwoofers)

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Im amazed the conversion went so well.
I wouldn't knock anybody for doing it, it isn't that bad.

I got a Procomp 3.5" Lift kit, w/ Daystar 1.750" Spacers
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I rattle canned these blue, my buddy pointed out that the paint will probably flake off when springs start to compress. Any truth to this?
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We barely got the frontend lift in last night. 4-5 hour install my butt.

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Old 04-09-2010, 08:02 PM
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have fun with those rear leaf bolts....make sure to use lots of pb blaster and a propane torch. dont break them....and your gonna need a huge breaker bar.

coils on mine were easier then the leafs. and if you have a trailer hitch, forget about getting the rear bolts out w/out taking it off...i ended up cutting the rear bolts.

although i dont know how hard the lower control arms are.

nice so far.
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You kinda messed up on buying a a fix arm kit and then puting spacers on top. throws the geometry off a little. nice so far though
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Unless there is a flex agent in the paint there is a good chance it'll flake
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forget about getting the rear bolts out w/out taking it off...i ended up cutting the rear bolts.
Yep, had to take hitch off.


Adding a Leaf


Lift Installed




Came up on on three 31" BFG All Terrains, FOR FREE




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Old 04-12-2010, 01:11 PM
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nice man. looking real good. nice score on the free 31s!
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Sweet!

Heh, even looks like my '93. Gonna be doing the conversion too, picking up my '94 donor vehicle tonight. Probably wont go as fast, though. I'm gonna rebuild the '94s motor and use it to minimize downtime. Looking forward to seeing it on the 31s
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do you already have the rack on it? ive seen a white one like that around bakes with a little lift. i used to drive my red xj down there sometimes with about the same lift and tires.
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alright, finally found some time to work on the heep.
made my way to pick your part.
lot of sad looking cars.



had scoped out this bad boy couple days ago.


came back and got to it.


luckily this nice mexican dude, helped me load it into the F-250.

pulled old chrysler 8.25 (now i got a back up, but from what i hear i Dana 44's dont bust that often)
got a comparison shot


cleaned her up and made her pretty.





heres the finished shot. its a bad night shot, prob upload better one later.


This axle upgrade is the 2nd best thing i ever did to my heep. The difference was amazing. My wife had done a 360 out of a parking lot into a curb one day, and bent the axle. With new rear end she rides a lot smoother, breaks dont rub, less unsettling noises, parking break will lock up the back tires for those kudos points around corners (project gotham reference). Im really stoked. Now my wife isn't so afraid to drive it.



I also upgraded the Instrument Cluster, Yay Gauges!! no more dummy lights.


for anybody thinking about doing this go for it.
super easy. just make sure you grab the back water temp sender, cause your new instrument cluster wont work with the old one.
take with you a 13mm deep socket, to back the temp sender off.


and make sure you replace oil pressure sender

i didn't get a shot of where it is located, but it is right under your distributor.

take vise grips or Chanel locks, to back half of the oil press sender off, then use an 1-1/16" open end wrench to back the rest of it off.

i also found an elec fan, fan shroud, and had the radiator rodded out. so im running alot cooler now. and the new gauge tells me so
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Gotta love Pick-N-Pull! good deals. I just dont like the way the support their vehicles. Good find!
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I guess Im glad my 1991 came with the guage cluster. I thought all newer models came with the guage style ones.
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Old 08-01-2010, 04:45 AM
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i have the base model, any pioneer, sport, or chief. will have the gauges.
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Looks like that old XJ is coming together really well, and what gearing did you get in your 8.25? Ive got 3.55's in mine and im thinking they might need an upgrade.
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wow, that pick a part is realllly nice, you can actually lay down and work under a car...both by me have rocks, and oil and broken glass every where...making it kinda hard to do anything under a car. nice axle! looking good. i got a rustys 3 inch, and i just got some 15x8 with 3.75 inch backspacing put on...i havent put the lift on yet, making it look all nice (craigslist $150)
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wow, that pick a part is realllly nice, you can actually lay down and work under a car...both by me have rocks, and oil and broken glass every where...making it kinda hard to do anything under a car. nice axle! looking good. i got a rustys 3 inch, and i just got some 15x8 with 3.75 inch backspacing put on...i havent put the lift on yet, making it look all nice (craigslist $150)
nice, im pretty satisfied with a my 3.5" lift, its only holding me over till i get rough country's 6.5 long arm, i can never find xj stuff on craigslist around here.

Originally Posted by XxXJ99xX View Post
Looks like that old XJ is coming together really well, and what gearing did you get in your 8.25? Ive got 3.55's in mine and im thinking they might need an upgrade.

before the picture was resized you could see 3.54 gearing on the dana44 axle. same with the 8.25.

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