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Old 05-04-2010, 10:35 AM
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So the story of this Jeep is.. It was in florida its whole life. My neighbors son moved up here and trailered the Jeep because it had a bad head gasket. They basically gave the thing to me because they knew I had an interest in them and would take care of it. I guess what I have to post in here is what goes to show what I had in mind from the start.
1998 XJ, 160k, 4.0/aw4/231/hp30 and 29 spline 8.25
Power windows, sun/moon roof, basic seats
Heres how she started (I Painted the rims black..)

Put some Hella's and fog lights on it..

Still has a florida temp plate

Changed the head gasket in my garage, and did a port and polish / valve job on the head.

Supporting my Local club on the windshield

Got the interior set up with a compass/tilt/roll meter and a gps

Guess what these parts came with....

Built a rear tool/tow stap compartment and built a 12" kicker cvr comp subwoofer in to it, and mounted my fire extinguisher on top. I have a little air compressor, some emergency food, and tools and stuff that goes neatly in the cubby. (brake fluid too)

Photo op with friends

Put a 1" hitch on, and welded on a 2" square tubing to accept this:

I also put on a pacesetter cat back stainless steel 2.5" exhaust, and a magnaflow hi-flow cat, and welded everything up. No leaks No pics of that though.

Got some 32x10.5 Swamper TSL's..cant fit them stock though

Did I mention I ordered a RC 4.5" Long arm kit?



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Old 05-04-2010, 10:35 AM
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Fresh coat of paint





Someone GAVE me some HID's (ballasts and everything, I helped him with something on his truck), and I bought the headlight housings off some guy at my work who let them go for 20, and he gave me some yellow bulbs for my hella's.

And here she sits...



Cutoff:

mine and a buddys jeep

A little video testing it out:
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:45 AM
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I know that build! Nice job!!
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Jeeps lookin' badass man.
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:12 PM
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Thanks. I am picking up a rear bumper with a hitch built in to it, and d ring tabs. That way, I can take the hitch off and have more ground clearance. Front bumper and winch are next.
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Gotta love Florida vehicles. I have a 100% Florida Jeep sitting in my garage right now.
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What town you live in, if you dont mind me asking?
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nice rig how much lift
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nice rig how much lift
RC 4.5" long arm
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yeah, where do you live? im near portland and go to school up in orono
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I live in Westbrook....right next to Portland.
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thats a nice looking jeep
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hey guys, i'm moving up to maine in august. I live in florida now, going to mma. What tint windows you guys have. Im about to get my windows tinted and i looked up the law and it say 50 %.
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Very nice build. Love the video!! I have a RC 4.5 inch lift right here waiting to get installed. I can't wait! Keep up the good work!
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mines factory... I wouldn't go to dark up here, its not that popular and it doesn't really look that good. I wouldn't go any darker than what my windows are right now.
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