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Old 05-25-2010, 10:45 PM
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I guess it's time to at least start my build thread. I've been kinda cruisin' the site for awhile pickin' up what i I can as I go. Done some minor things since I bought my rig, plans call for plenty more soon as funds/time allows. A little back story, I got my jeep in trade for a little commuter car that i bought for $200. I have wanted a xj since I can remember I always loved how they looked espically when built. I decided it was time to build my own. I've currently owned the rig for about 3 or 4 months and I have to say so far I love it, she has treated me pretty well. Anyways on to the pics.

When I first brought her home.


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Not stuck just an unknown issue (wouldnt start) Got pulled out ran fine afterwards.




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Good luck with the build up
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Looks good.
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Thanks guys. I'm stoked. I can't wait to start putting it together. Gotta get all my parts first. I found out I need a new tranny mount today. Hopefully that will come soon. I just picked up my new HD track bar. Not sure what to grab tomorrow, thinkin about gettin the TB drop bracket and maybe the adj. upper control arms. Any ideas or suggestions? My parts rig has adj. uppers and lowers, TB drop bracket, Acos spacers, quick disco's, black leather seats, control arm drop brackets + more.
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Thanks guys. I'm stoked. I can't wait to start putting it together. Gotta get all my parts first. I found out I need a new tranny mount today. Hopefully that will come soon. I just picked up my new HD track bar. Not sure what to grab tomorrow, thinkin about gettin the TB drop bracket and maybe the adj. upper control arms. Any ideas or suggestions? My parts rig has adj. uppers and lowers, TB drop bracket, Acos spacers, quick disco's, black leather seats, control arm drop brackets + more.
I'd swap it all over.
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Oh believe me I'm going to, just gotta find a spot to put the parts rigs first. When I get it placed i'm taking everything motor, tranny, axles, gears, tires, wheels, and suspension. I was mostly looking for like some right now for the moment upgrades. Thanks for the comments and keep 'em coming.
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Took her out wheeling yesterday. She did great like always just got a cut tire (damn people who put trash in our wheeling spots) and on my way out I possibly blew my headgasket not too happy about that. Will find out for sure soon.
Pics from wheelin, not much though.







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Nice rig, and is it just me or does it look like u have no back window?
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Thanks! Hahaha good call! Unfortunately it's broken out. Some hooligans decided to shoot it out with a lead ball and a slingshot.
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Picked up the my Mj for parts today. Will start tearing it down tomorrow. For now enjoy!






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Nice parts rig! That cut tire blows man, I hate when people litter.
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Nice parts rig! That cut tire blows man, I hate when people litter.

Thanks! It definitely does. Fortunately i had a stock tire sized spare so it isn't too far off from the 30's but do you think i would have an issue if i put my matching 30's from the front in the rear and the 31's off my parts rig in the front? I wouldn't be doing anything in 4wd till i got a full matching set of tires. I figure if i put them in the front it cant decrease my mileage too bad besides a bit more rolling resistance.

EDIT: Also can anyone with an Mj help me figure out roughly what size lift is on the green one. I'm thinking maybe a 4-4.5? I could be wrong though. If it helps the passenger side has 31's while the drivers side has 33's. I hope the PO didnt drive it like this

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It shouldn't matter as long as you don't use 4wd at all.

Looks to me like at least 4.5" maybe more.
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I say it was a 4.5" kit then they added the ACOS to bump it up to 5-6
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i bet that mj used to look sick, what'd the guy do roll it?
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