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Old 12-08-2011, 04:10 PM
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So father just bought me a 97 xj I'm new to the whole jeep thing as well as doing wheeling on my own. So I decided to start a build forum so far I went to the local shop here in Bozeman and pretty much got convinced to go with the rough country series 2 3" lift kit with the rear shocks 609 without shipping so thinking around 650 or so total... Might try and Huss them down to give me free shipping, will know by Monday if I'm for sure going with that lift.

So list of upgrades I want

Lift
As said above rough country 3 inch series 2 with rear shocks
Exhaust
Going to probably just do my own with a glass pack and strait pipe
Wheels
Don't quite know yet but thinking about the cheapo ones on rough country website
Tires
No idea I just know I want 31's if you have suggestions please let me know but remember this is a very low budget build so may take some time
Bumper Both rear And front
Might make my own just have to find a welder here in bozo any ideas let me know
Lights
No idea yet let me know what you think I should do




Will have before pics up soon
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:02 AM
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So only one pick, but it's a pre before installing the cheapo light kit I bought but here she is

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Old 12-09-2011, 01:27 AM
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Good looking little xj, that lift will be good for 31's. And for the tires I would look at treadwright.com, where I got my 32's for cheap. Good solid bumpers aren't cheap unless you yourself makes them. For the lights I would look at harbor freight lights, cheap and work good! But good luck with it all and welcome to jeeping, its the best there is!
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:07 AM
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So after a hour of putting the lights on, I figured out the wires were not long enough. So tomorrow I'll cut some new wires and have the lights up and working.

Also does anybody know of where a good place to set a switch for my lights... Haven't really found any good places yet.
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Good lookin jeep welcome to the forum!
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Welcome to the idea bank...be prepared to empty your wallet..lol
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I'm doing a "Fitch box" for my switches. Just search here and www.fitchva.com foebhis diagram and how to and all that. I love red xjs. Good luck on the build. Oh and if You find Grimmus on here he'll give you a forum discount of about 10%. He's rough country's forum Rep.
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I have this gas smell that just wont go away I know the previous owner had spilt some gas in the back, i took out the carpet in the back and cleaned out everything really well and the smell seemed to be gone then after one day out in the snow, it came back... No idea what it would be from... Any ideas
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Here's lights still need to clean up but they are on there



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you could have a major evap leak which would in turn trigger a check engine light nice xj mine is also red welcome to the red xj's club you should check my build it should be going on the road this week finally then getting new ball joints and tires
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So finished with the lights totally just gotta find a place for the switch...

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Rough Country 3inch series 2 with rear springs shipped to my door for 610 will be here in 3 to 4 days! Can't wait to get it on there... Still need to find a garage that's more suitable than my cousins if anybody would let me use one... I'm here in Bozeman mt
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So will be up in the hometown Missoula to put the lift on over Xmas eve and Xmas... Have to go back to bozo somewhat early on the 26th if anybody wants to go wheelin hit me up.

Also been designing a bumper found a guy who would help me weld so now it's just design and design have a couple of ideas and have a good base design but if anybody has a sick bumper or has seen one that you like post the picture for me. Would be much appreciated
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So half the lift came in... Don't get how shipping can get the packages at the same time but then have them arrive at different times... But here are the rear springs

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Can't wait till I get them on
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Got the other half of the lift today. Going to kill me just sitting here looking at it till I can get it on over Xmas. Also got some 31s for 500 bucks... Can't wait to throw everything on I'm also looking for a sway bar quick disconnect anybody know of some good ones for a 3 inch lift?
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