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"Ruby Red" Build (*PICS*)

Old 10-23-2010, 06:15 PM
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Default "Ruby Red" Build (*PICS*)

Well, I'm finally starting my build thread. It's a little late seeing as how I've had my baby for over a year now, but better late then never, right?

I bought this beauty (named her Ruby) off of a spoiled brat from Oak Park, CA who got a brand new Ram 1500 (overly huge truck). His grandparents were the original owner and he just wanted it gone. $200 bucks later she was mine! Now she didn't start up right away so I had to do some work on her.

So far I have:
-Fixed multiple fuel leaks
-Replaced most of the fuel injectors
-Replaced most of the vacuum lines
-New throttle cable
-New rocker arm cover gasket
-New front break calipers
-Replaced the power steering pump
-New coolant pressure bottle (who hasn't)
-Replaced most of the stock emblems (idiot owner b4 me ripped a lot of them off)
-Swapped out the horrible ABS system with a regular power brake system (FAVORITE THING I'VE DONE)
-New Fuel filter
-Installed a brush guard I found at a pick-n-pull
-Hella 500 driving lights

Ok, so that's about what I've done to her so far, as you can see most of it was necessary just to get her running right and reliable. Now I can finally start beefing her up with upgrades and what not.

This pic is from soon after I bought Ruby





In the middle of replacing the power steering pump



After I installed the Hella's where the stock fogs normally go:


Here's Ruby's first time towing, I got a Suzuki GSE500 for free, doesn't run but my plan is to fix it up:



Then I found this sweet brush guard at a pick-n-pull so I installed that and put the Hella's on the bottom bar:




-Well, that is pretty much what she looks like at the moment thanks for checkin out my XJ!
-Next to come are some BFG A/T's, slightly bigger than the ones I have now (going from 215/75/R15 to 235/75/R15)
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Old 10-23-2010, 06:35 PM
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Default NEW BFG's!

Ok so my new BFG A/T's came FedEx today and I want to know what you guys think. Should I put the white lettering on the outside, or the inside so the tires show all black? I have to wait until Thurs. (10/27) to put them on anyway so I'll start a poll. Thanks guys!

Here are some pictures to help your decision:

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Old 10-23-2010, 06:50 PM
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i voted white letter in but i think a at or mt should be black wall a reg street tire looks good white out
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I voted black but the white walls look better BFGs FTW!!! I just got mine on but haven't put any bodacious pics up yet.
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:00 PM
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p.s. that thing is super clean! $200? what a deal!
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My prefenece would be blabk out, but with your emblems, I think the white letters out would look better. JMO.
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:53 AM
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Thanks for all your input, I'm puttin' 'em on 2morrow, still not positive which way I'm going to face 'em.... I'm leaning torwards white lettering out.
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:18 PM
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looks really damn clean buddy
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That brush guard looks huge!!! Black out.... Looks nice very clean.
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I like the white out. Thats a pretty clean rig ya got. Cant wait to see it cut up and modded
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Lookin good man. I vote the white walls out.
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Thanks guys, I think I'm goin' with white lettering out, THIS THURS THEY GOIN ON, I'm excited b/c I get to put them on myself in my automotive class with an alignment and all. We have really nice, state of the art equipment at the school. I hope it's not to hard to adjust an XJ's alignment, anyone done it before?
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Ok guys, wow, the vote is really close... I'm about 80% on white lettering out, I had someone else tell me:
"If they are BFG's, then have the white lettering showing, any other tire, hide the brand."

I liked that a lot b/c BFG is the greatest.
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Raised White Letters Out! I like the look of them and think they would look great on your Jeep (which looks great already)
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Originally Posted by bikerider View Post
Raised White Letters Out! I like the look of them and think they would look great on your Jeep (which looks great already)
Thanks!

I'm at school now, after my professor comes back from lunch, we're going to put my BFG's on and do an alignment! Thanks again everyone for your input.
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