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Old 11-04-2011, 07:41 PM
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Hi Everyone! I'm new and this is the start of my build thread!!!


2001 XJ Solar Yellow (love it!!!)

242 T-case:-(
LP Dana 30
Turd 35 :-(
Cali emissions package :-(
Pretty much the worst options when looking to buy a Cherokee but it was Yellow so I bought it anyway :-)

120k miles (Bought her with 81k 3 years ago)



Mods done so far:

*Dual Red tops :-)
*Bosch 4 whole injectors Front recover hitch K&N Cone style filter
*Soft 8s wrapped with 31" BF At's
*Skyjacker 3" lift
*Cobra Classic Ltd 25/ 3ft Fire stick Flowmaster
*Super 44 2.5" with 2.5" all the way back (sounds amazing) One Crazy *Sound system

Future Plans:

*TNT LAs / TNT frame stiffeners
*Rubicon Express 4.5" Leafs
*Rubicon Express 5.5" Coils
*Rubicon Express extreme duty
*track bar/bracket.
*Rubicon Express 1.5" shackles
*Rubicon Express steering brace
*JKS Quick's *Currie Steering
*Yukon 4.88 gears all around.
*Skid Row tank skid
*28" steel brake lines
*Haven't decided on shocks :-(
*Bushwackers but hate Rusty's flares
*Tires 33/12.50/15 Goodyear Kevlar's MT-R MMMMM
*Tom woods Sye with his driveshaft
*Some old style Or-Fab rock sliders.
*working on a set of bumpers cut/fold rear :-)

Axles: Dana HP 30 all built and ready to drop in:
*Yukon 4.88 gears
*Spartan locker *Ruff stuff diff cover
*Slotted and drilled rotors :-)
*Beefed up brackets.

Rear: Was a Dana 44 with Solid Lockrite and Terraflex disc swap but that got stolen

So now I'm just going to run an 8.25 with Yukon 4.88s with Limited slip while I build up a 8.8 this winter :-) (Looking for someone to gear locally for cheap) any interest just PM me.










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Old 11-04-2011, 08:01 PM
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Looks like an awesome build! Can't wait to see how it turns out. Love the color too, very unique.
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Clean jeep man. I can tell that this is going to be a awesome build!!!
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First off, looks like it will be a great build looking forward to seeing what this turns out to be. Second, only other XJ ive seen that came stock this color was driven by a cute little brunette i ran into at the local dunkin donuts.... very nice
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It's like sunshine on wheels ! I love the color man and it sound like it'll be a great built ! Keep up the good work.
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Gotta love a yellow rig.

Looking good man!

What part of Utah are you from?
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Originally Posted by X1994J
Gotta love a yellow rig.

Looking good man!

What part of Utah are you from?
I'm down in Provo :-)
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Originally Posted by wrothdonkey View Post
I'm down in Provo :-)
Right on. Personally if you're going to do an 8.25 in the rear on 33's, there's really no sense in building an 8.8. An 8.25, even an older 27 spline 8.25, will hold to 35's just fine.
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[QUOTE=X1994J;1303149]Right on. Personally if you're going to do an 8.25 in the rear on 33's, there's really no sense in building an 8.8. An 8.25, even an older 27 spline 8.25, will hold to 35's just fine.[/QUOTE


That's true but I'm always wanting to over build ;-) I guess I'll run the 8.25 tell I break something.


Currie HD steering on the way!


More pics to come!
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Some updates:

Finally got my spare T-Case back freshly rebuilt with Tom Woods SYE and Custom Tom Woods rear driveshaft.

Installed Currie steering on the 30 I'm building. It's pure beef! Can't wait to get all my parts installed.

Repairs done:
*Rear main seal
*Valve cover
* Oil pan gasket
Soon to be ordered:
Rubicon Express 4.5" leafs, 5.5" coils, HD Track bar and bracket from

http://www.seriousoffroadproducts.com/
Frank seems legit and has fair prices as well as shipping costs:-)

Still needed:
*Rear 8.25 4.88 gears
*Install kit
*Quick disconnects


Camera lens broke so no pictures just yet. :-(

Thanks following my little build.






Soon
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damn thats a good lookin jeep man, I love the yellow rigs!
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Originally Posted by DMAXX
damn thats a good lookin jeep man, I love the yellow rigs!
Thank you!
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Some new items!!!!
Tom Woods drive shaft and SYE.
RC rear bar pin delete.
RE HD track bar and bracket along with some cheapo quicks to get by.







I'm almost done collecting parts for the build then I be doing all the write ups.

thanks
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This is lookin good
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Bump!

Alright I'm back!

Starting the build this week!!!!!!

I'll keep you posted :-)
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