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Old 12-11-2012, 09:10 AM
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Hey guys, it's slow at work today and figured this is a good time to start my build thread. This should be a short thread since this one is "staying stock"

My original project XJ was this:
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a 96 XJ with 214k miles, no headliner, no floors, the usual XJ issues.

But then this came along...
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A 2000 Limited with 132K, original spare and a backseat that was never, and I mean NEVER used. No big deal, I'll keep both XJ's and the Golf.

Golf = gas saver
96XJ = project
00XJ = STAYING STOCK!

A month later I had a good friend lose his job AND his truck in the same week. I gave him the 96 and figured I would find another project XJ, the 00 was STAYING STOCK!

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Old 12-11-2012, 09:17 AM
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After 3 weeks of stock driving I was having trouble sleeping. I kept hearing voices from the driveway, like sirens singing to me. Was I losing my mind? I had this terrible itch in MY wallet, I better see a doctor. Then it happened:
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A Rusty's 3" lift showed up at the shop, lower arms and T-case drop showed up too. Did I order it in my sleep? Maybe the homeshopping network at 3AM? I'm just glad a 300pcs knife set didn't show up with it!

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I really could not believe how freakin clean this XJ was. Only thing I broke was 1 rear shock bolt! Too bad this one was staying stock because this would be a great XJ to work on...
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Started tire shopping and realized I didn't want to pay extra for 16" tires so I called my buddy and asked him to give me back the 15's from the 97 and take the 16's

Lift done, 15's back on with stock tires I hate that look.
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3" lift, General Grabbers 31X10.5. "This one is staying stock!"
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Took her out to see how she felt. No death wobble, good ride, did 80 on the Parkway with no problem. The stock wheels where going to be a problem. Airing down to run in the sand was causing some serious rubbing. I would change them, but this one is staying stock

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This brings us to the present. Baja 8's installed, some trimming on the flares, and some stickers for added performance. If I was going to mod this XJ bumpers would be next, but of course we all know that's not happening...
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man, she is CLEAN...
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man, she is CLEAN...
Thanks Malik! She has one scratch on the rear bumper and I did it when I put in the hitch. Unfortunately I see a few more dents and scratches in her future.
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Intake ordered, working out the details for a dual battery system for the winch and lights that are next on the list.
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Intake finally got here, hopefully I can get it in today.
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Lookin good! I like it when they get left "stock"
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Lookin good! I like it when they get left "stock"
Thanks, I tried, I honestly did but I just couldn't leave it alone.
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Intake done, now to get rid of the stock aibox and make room for another battery.
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Plenty of room now, time to start battery shopping
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Pssssst....

Just between me and you....that 1st Jeep is not a 97



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