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Old 01-31-2010, 11:52 AM
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Thursday i went down to jackson, mi ( around a 5 hour drive from where i live) to pick up this mj. i fell in love the instant i saw it and had to have it price was pretty decent $3500. anyways money is kinda tight right now so im progressing this build slowly but surely.

The good:
35in bfg mud terrains ( around 75% tread left)
Custom slap shift mod on a aw4 trans
4.10 gears
Xj buckets
newer center console
newer gage cluster with tack
99 xj 4.0 90,000 miles on it
Injectors
torque converter
New orange and black paint job
Bushwacker fender flares
Cone air filter( specter brand i believe
EDIT: forgot
Custom homebrew longarms
Rusty's coils
shackles in the rear
Comanche metric ton driveshaft

The bad:
Floor boards going ( easy fix working on it )
kinda ripped up interior needs some remodeling
No radio
some sketchy wiring but going to tackle that project real soon
Crappy radiator fan

all in all it was a pretty good purchase and made it the whole way with zero problems but plenty of gas





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Old 01-31-2010, 12:02 PM
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nice lookin MJ
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:18 PM
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looking at trying to get some square tubing for a new rear bumper and sliders, what is the best thickness for those?
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:39 PM
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I like 3/16. Nice rig I saw it on craigslist about a week ago. Glad to see an enthuist(sp) grab it up and not a plow guy.
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Originally Posted by Bruticus View Post
looking at trying to get some square tubing for a new rear bumper and sliders, what is the best thickness for those?

I'd say the best is 3/16ths, some people go bigger but I don't think its necessary, I've never made my own but most ones you'd buy are that as well. Great MJ by the way, looks already pretty built for you.
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i like it
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:47 PM
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got a good deal man ..nice mj love that orange all its missing is an 01 on the side
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Iant333 View Post
I'd say the best is 3/16ths, some people go bigger but I don't think its necessary, I've never made my own but most ones you'd buy are that as well. Great MJ by the way, looks already pretty built for you.
Alright im calling to get a quote on some on monday. thanks everyone else it is pretty beefed up already but theres some cosmetics to be done the bed is horrible ill take pictures of it asap
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that thing is lookin pretty sexy. Nice find!
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all's I gotta say is... thats sick, nice find!
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Got any pics of the longarms?
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by JeepSpeed18 View Post
Got any pics of the longarms?
Ill take some more once i find my damn camera. Also 89eliminator how did you mount your spare in the bed like that i like that look and have been trying to figure out how exactly to do if you dont mind me using the idea
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I LOVE this thing. WOW....
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:54 PM
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HAHA i was about to trade that for my almost stock 01 cherokee :P but id rather have my cherokee and build it up. It is very beautiful tho!
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Originally Posted by misfitcherokee01 View Post
HAHA i was about to trade that for my almost stock 01 cherokee :P but id rather have my cherokee and build it up. It is very beautiful tho!
yeah when i was buying it and getting ready to leave around 4 or 5 people called on it. i got really lucky i had an xj before this but wrecked it 2 days before christmas =[
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