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Old 05-04-2014, 07:28 PM
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Nothing righteous about it (it is a solid jeep with cosmetic issues)...

99 sport - 97,100 miles on the clock - Auto - 231 - interior is minty, even the headliner. Undercarriage is solid & clean. Only rust I can see is on the leafs & axles. Exterior is color correct but looks like it was repaired by a highschool shop class.

Drive home was my first test & it eased my nerves alot. Drove great runs strong / steering's solid / shifts perfect. Quiet.

so far so good. Perfect candidate for a lift / swap. (Old XJ Died)

(now to the cool part)

Landed some TJ moabs ...ordered some 265 75 16s

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Old 05-04-2014, 07:29 PM
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:34 PM
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built my own front bumper... bought a chrome grille (Yeah I know but it compliments the green pretty well heh heh)

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Put the swing out that came off the old XJ.

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So the lift that was swapped over is basically a Unicorn Express 3.5 lift... replaced bushings, replaced the LCAs, ordered BDS shocks... etc etc...
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FINALLY got the rear leaf bushings swapped. Major pain in the ****. New moogs are lifetime so...

rides a little nicer now.

On the "to do" list.

- Put on the Riddler Diff covers. (came off my old XJ)
- Install the Transfer skid plate. (came off my old XJ)
- Replace rear bumpstops (I have replacement / extended ones (came off my old XJ))

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- simple Rock rails.

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- bilstein 5100s
- Currie 4" LJ coils (Much nicer ride / flex than the RE 3.5 coils)

I decided against ordering the FOX 2.0s (theyre SOFT SOFT) Ive done some reading and theyre great for offroad or Wranglers but with a street XJ they allow lots of body roll. Not that I care but I want a safe streetable XJ. So the plan is to go with he 5100s front & rear.

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Old 05-04-2014, 07:44 PM
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Put the Currie Coil springs in, and put in the front Bilsteins. Still sits nice & level. I think I need new adjustable lower control arms, the fixed clevite lowers seem short-ish.

to do-do: rock rails + rear shackle relocation brackets. + LCAs

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Old 05-10-2014, 04:48 PM
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Started the rust cleaning on the axles, spraying it down with the rust reformer then giving some coats of engine enamel satin black.
should be good for a little while. If the rain dries up I'll get the riddler diff covers and the HD Offroad T Case skid on.

Ordered new leafs, old ones were getting saggy. Just throwing money in the Jeep hole.

More to come.
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Just a note: You can see a saw horse looking thing holding the front of my XJ up. Made it at work just for this purpose... Makes it sturdy, stable AKA SAFE to work under. Love this.
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new RE 3.5 leafs installed as well as rear Bilstein 5100s & rear extended bumpstops.

Just ordered the ARB Awning. CarID.com has them for 80 bucks cheaper than anyone else.

So instead of $280 I got it for 200.. Very excited about this, cant wait to use it.

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Clean jeep man love moabs
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Old 05-27-2014, 09:16 PM
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Got the diff covers & T case skid on.

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Ive been wanting to install this HiLift mount I made for my swing out... FINALLY got it painted & put on.
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nice looking jeep well done.
how do you like the cooper st/ maxx tires thinking of buying them for my jeep I have the older st model and loved them but they are toast.
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Very happy with the Coopers. I'd buy em again... I like the crossover MT AT design. they have done well for me this winter and I've had no issues offroad or in the rain On the street.
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