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T&T's Project "Budget" XJ

Old 10-17-2012, 12:45 PM
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After building top shelf Jeeps, we decided it was time to build something closer to a reasonable budget.

We started with a 1994 Jeep XJ ($2600)which is the daily driver for one of our team members, here at T&T Customs.
Total estimated price of this build was $7200 which I know it isn't the "cheapest build" but is a jeep that can do 75 down the highway and wheel any place you want besides the mall , Also the price may vary depending on the deals you score on parts.

Specs:
Dana 44 high pinion
Ford Truck 8.8
4.1 Teralow
37x12.50x15 Old style MTRs
"Home" made beadlocks
T&T Customs Trusses
Both axles are equipped with Detroit lockers and 4.88s
T&T Customs Rock-Tek 5.5 suspension system
T&T Customs front winch bumper
T&T Customs rock sliders
T&T Customs uni-body stiffener
T&T Customs uni-body stiffener extensions

Stock XJ
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Ready for teardown

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Rear axle is out and the new leaf springs are in with the T&T customs UBE ready to find their way under the truck 8.8 we are swapping in.

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8.8 under the XJ

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I figured showing you how to hook up brake lines and shocks is not really necessary so here is how the back of the XJ looks.

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Funny picture because race car
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Removal of the front Dana turdy(30)

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Time for Uni-body Stiffeners and Extensions.

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Installing our T&T Y link on the axle that was truss! Remember we make axle swaps easy

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Axle installed now checking for bumpstops and trimming.

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All done!

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Wheeling it like a sir!

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William!

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Old 10-17-2012, 01:42 PM
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Badass....
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:24 PM
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Here is a video of the XJ in action..

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Which vehicle did the hp Dana 44 come from? And how was the width compared to the 8.8
This is something similar to what I want
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