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Old 10-09-2018, 08:12 AM
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I got to drive the JLU for the first time the other day, and damn that thing is cool!! I have to say, it makes my Xj seem............ Well, its super nice hahahaha. The little man loves it too. I cant wait to get some delran door pins in it, and to get the new badges on it for her lol

















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Old 10-09-2018, 10:11 AM
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super sweet ride man!
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Old 10-16-2018, 01:36 PM
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The temptation for some lunch time wheeling is real..........



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Old 02-12-2019, 08:20 AM
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Not much new here. The XJ has been parked for most of the winter in an attempt to keep it clean. I caved last night though, and had to take it out to the store quick. The STT Pros did absolutely amazing! I may have to say screw it and just start driving it in the winter..... I only need it to last 5 more years lol.

Im going to be ordering some of the rock slider "kickers" to weld onto the current sliders, so i can hopefully avoid taking another boulder to the door. And i ordered up some Delran door pins for the JL.



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Old 02-17-2019, 06:48 PM
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That JL is looking sharp!
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Old 02-25-2019, 09:08 AM
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Well I took the Xj out to an ice fishing tournament over the weekend. I sure miss driving this thing lol. I did notice that one of the front u-joints is letting go, and its clicking bad, so thats on my short list. It only does it in 4wd, and not in 2wd, and does it in a straight line at low speeds. Ill have to crawl under it and hope its not an axle joint. I have a spare Tom Woods front i can throw in if its just the driveshaft joint.

I also ordered up some of the weld on rock slider rails from AJs Offroad. They said they should be out today, and hopefully ill have them by the weekend, then i can get going on those as well.

Im also going to order up some black monstaliner, and do the bottom 1/4 of the doors, after i sand off the small surface rust that is starting to form. I want to eliminate it before it gets bad.





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Old 02-25-2019, 09:32 AM
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Hey do you have a front locker? If so, that could be what you're hearing is the locker releasing and letting go.
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Old 02-25-2019, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by TeXJ View Post
Hey do you have a front locker? If so, that could be what you're hearing is the locker releasing and letting go.
No front locker, just the rear. The guy I bought the Jeep from said that it may be time for a rebuild on that front driveshaft, and the one in the back was brand new. He said that he never ran his front shaft on the highway, he would just pull it out in the summer, and install it before going on the trails.

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Old 03-01-2019, 08:06 AM
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I received my new rock slider kickers/steps last night. I couldnt help but mock them up right away... They look pretty good, and im glad I went with the 1.75" instead of the 1.25". Now i just need to order up some black monstaliner and get to welding!







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Old 03-07-2019, 09:05 AM
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Well I replaced my front driveshaft last night, and that took care of most of the noise. The rest of the clunking is just my poly bushings that are all frozen solid from it sitting all winter. Now i get to learn to rebuild these front shafts, that or just send it out....

Good thing my jeep came with a new spare front shaft.

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Old 03-28-2019, 01:52 PM
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I took the ol Xj out the other day to clean it up and knock the dust off of it. I figured while I had it out, Id snap some pictures.

Im hoping to get those rock slider kickers welded on in the next few weeks.







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Old 04-10-2019, 08:13 AM
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Well i finally got some new headlights for the XJ. I opted to just go with the standard Sylvania Silverstars. I also picked up the headlight harness upgrade. Im hoping to install it this weekend, and hopefully it makes driving at night a little more tolerable.



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Well i finally got some new headlights for the XJ. I opted to just go with the standard Sylvania Silverstars. I also picked up the headlight harness upgrade. Im hoping to install it this weekend, and hopefully it makes driving at night a little more tolerable.
I did the exact same thing only used the Wagner BriteLites. Guessing the Wagner version of the Sylvania's. I am OK with the set up. But then again never owned a vehicle with fancy headlights so I really don't know any better. LOL.
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