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RENIX ON TONS <budget build>

Old 03-01-2013, 09:59 PM
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[B]. Whats going So back in Oct I purchased a 89renix 4.0 w a aw4 231 transfer case. Bone stock for 600 dollars been sitting for a couple years very minimal surface rust on floor pans. A buddy of mine has a 95 on full widths stretched 4 inch in the front on 38 using ford radius arms designed by Rides of Conover in North Carolina.

Once I saw this jeep ideas started flowing. Started looking up build threads and found two that are budget builds under 6500 and great ideas.

So to start here is my list of what i done so far:
For axles going one tons just picked up 14 bolt rear
Searching out a KINGPIN D60 high pinion now
Retro fited the coolant system to the 4.0Ho style to eliminate bottle to open filler neck.
Done a tune up on the engine
Champion copper core plugs
New wires, cap, rotor, button
Sourced out a coil and igniter that was robbed off mine from pull a part.
Ended up having to get a new distributor
Ford mustang 4 hole yellow top 19 lbs injectors
95 astro steering box
Homeade fuel cell w new internal pump
garrett air research T03e turbo off saab 900t
Side mount intercooler
63" Chevy springs for rear

So my goals for this project is I wont to do it right so i give myself a yr for this build.
I'm going to stretch the rear of the jeep w Chevy 63" springs hoping to get 10" . I'm going fox coil overs in the front and stretching it 8". Using a Chevy astro box will help me with this. Box will be tapped and set up for hydro assist. Jeep will be plated from bumper to bumper
To keep cost down ill do most the work In house just bought a welder aswell. Looking for over all height to be around 6' keep it low is mind set
Will update w pics soon
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:06 PM
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I remember seeing a red xj forsale on NC4x4 a few months ago. It was on hp44/9" and 38s if i remember right. The seller said it was set up by rides of conover. Sound like your buddy's?

Looks like nice plans. There should be a guy on the charlotte craigslist with a 78-79 kp 60 if he's still got it.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:09 PM
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My buddy his is the teal bluish green OE colored one. Ill check out that lead on the kin pin thanks man
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this is my 89 renix as i bought it
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picked up my 14 bolt as it was sleeting in Troy NC w a buddy, got to the yard and was told they closed the gates in 20 mins we droped that joker in 14 mins loaded and payed in 16mins
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Week later i ordered my barnes 4wd /8 heims universal 3 link kit for the front but was FOOLED bc it didnt say in the description that it was just plates i was under the impression by the image that the brackets were already burn together so i have arraganded Alex from Carolina truggies to do that for me. and was able to source out some 63" Silver 150 rear leafs FOR FREE!!!! always excited about that
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7/8 heims
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so here recently i realived i needed to upgrade the coolant system from all the horror storys of that round coolant bottle exploding which in fact mine already did so i bought a 95 Radi and went to PAP and snagged the heater hoses off a 94 w the newer style valve. along with that i decided to start to do a tune up on the engine
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but as from the top picu can tell the tires were flat and ****ty looking from sitting a couple yrs so.....
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tons and budget in the build title. If you have good skills and don't ghetto fab it, this will be an awesome build.
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So a buddy of mine upgraded his TJ Rubicon to 33s w d windows so i got his set of 5 rubi wheels with stock Mtrs and she became a roller so i hookd up to my Rubi pulled it out from the hole it was in
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well i plan on my buget being under 6500 plus im a auto technican so that helps
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So as i was doing the tune up i ran into problems the distributor cap srews were seized into the distriubor so it snaped a coupe drilling mins later hole was crooked and cap was off center so i broke down and bought a 32 dollar distributor with my account which eliminates the CAM SENSOR problems they have but i did the champion copper plus new cap and rotor button, plug wires Threw in a new battery as i hooked up i noticed a opening behing the battery where a coil and igniter used to be so i had to sorce that out to. So i go to crank it up and no go!! I purge the rail after i just filled the tank w gas to realize no PSI so pull out the light and find out fualty pump
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I pull the sending unit and if folds in half so for a quick fix to get it mobile i drain and drop the tank SAwSAW style and go pick up a new fuel pump and have the bright idea NOTE for TEMP usage to make a homemade cell. Till my metal one is built.
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Finally i hear the pump come on, as i turn the key over to run and fuel starts pouring out of AMC wonderfully designed fuel rail were they just crimped **** on. So back to PAP to get the newish used renix fuel rail, i get it installed all excited ready to hear it run and it turns over i have fuel i have compression weak spark NO FIRE!!! i start searching and apparently the crank sensor and or the bendix computers go faulty so that will be diagnosised this coming sunday. but this morning after i got off work i got a call that my Box tubing i ordered is in.
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