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Old 08-04-2018, 11:44 AM
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Engine: 4.0L I6
Talking Built '97 XJ Sport 4x4 - Manual Trans

Parting ways with my '97 XJ, has been a great, reliable car and build process for the past 4+ years I have had it. I have some other things going on in my life and am just thinking of moving on from the XJ (Santa's Sleigh It's a sad moment for me as I have poured love and time into this build and the XJ has given it in return. Have never been stranded or had any major mechanical issues in my time with it. ALL the parts around the motor are new and everything was done with top-of-the-line parts. Has ~175K miles, pic of odometer below and these in-line 6 are known to run 300,000 miles if you just keep up with the basic maintenance. For age that is average of ~8,300 a year.

'97 is the best year for modern update but before EPA regulation brought down the performance of the 4.0 I6. Manual Transmission Sport is super rare and hard to find. Dana 30 Front/Chrysler 8.25 Rear. Power Everything, Cruise Control Works, AC Blows Cold/Heat Hot, Interior is in fantastic shape, Drives 75+ on the highway all day long, NO Death Wobble Whatsoever. Couple typical 21 year old Jeep things:Few Dents and Dings (no bare paints), head-liner is starting to sag down off foam.

Still have following parts to go on:
Rustys 4.5" Lift Springs Front (Sitting on 3" blocks in front currently, rear is full new springs 4.5")
Tera Flex Quick Disconnects Front Swaybar
Front Bilstein 5100 Series shocks (little longer for bigger Springs above) currently also on Bilstein in the Front
Front Frame Mount Tow Hooks
Rusty's rear lift shackles to bring lift back to 3" after adding all the metal bumpers/swing out gate/winch stuff (new leaf springs are 3.5" lift)
Extra HAWK LTS brake pads + drums (already replaced and these are extra sets included)
Extra interior and exterior LED lights for signals, dash, etc...Also have original bulbs + some original/replacement housings

I am sharing the build sheet below, EVERYTHING IS JUST PARTS, NO LABOR INCLUDED IN COSTS. Everything below is done from 130k miles to now. Clean Blue Texas Title in Hand! Cash is King

Interior Orange Dash LED/All White LED Overhead Under Doors $90
Headlights (Modern Housing) & PIAA Super White Bulbs $180
Led Light Bars 2x3" 1x10" 1x60" with top of line harnesses $300
Smittybilt XRC bumpers front and rear w/ Swing-out Gate $1000
4 HD Black D-Rings $80
Interior Wood Grain Dash and Tweeter Speakers $65
48" HiLift Jack w/ Handle Keeper $100
5 Jeep Wrangler Wheels & Goodyear Wrangler Tires $500
4.5" Lift Kit...New Springs all the way around $900
JKS Adjustable Track Bar $190
BDS Dual FOX Steering Stabilizer $250
Transfer Case Drop Kit for Lifted Cherokee (Solid not just Spacer Rings) $115
Optima Blue Top $175
New Alternator $125
Cowl Cold Air Intake w/ K&N Filter $175
Goodyear Gator Back Serpentine Belt $40
HD Exaust Manifold, New O2 Sensors, High Flow Cat, Flowmaster 40 Series Exhaust System $675
New Clutch & Flywheel $450
New Alternator
Newer 98+ XJ Intake Manifold Swap $75
BBK 62mm Bored Out Throttle Body $250
Airaid Throttle Body Spacer $85
HD Polyurethane Motor & Transmission Mounts $150
Radiatior Fan Assembly $65
Thule RoofRack System - Square Bar $300
1.25" Wheel Offset Adapter Kit for 5x5 lug pattern conversion $200
McGard Locking Lugnet Set of 5 $20
Jeep Steering Wheel Cover $15
Rockford Fosgate R250X1 Mono Block $95
Rockford Fosgate R2S-1X10 R2S Single 10-Inch Sub & Inclosure $115
Clarion CX501 Double Din CD/Bluetooth/USB Receiver $190
Kicker 2x11ds65 & 2x11ds524 Speakers for front & rear $75
Bushwacker Flat Style Fender Flares Matte Black $550
TeraFlex Front Swaybar Quick Disconnects $150
All 4 Shocks are Bilstein 5100 Series Shocks $300
JCR Offroad HD Steering Box Mount Upgrade $50
Replaced Steering Box $190
Modern Style Taillights $180
2xHawk LTS Brake Pads (Have extra set new) $140
New Starter $140
New Clutch Kit Installed $300
AC Compressor, Hoses and Components $300
Rough Country 1.5"-2" Adjustable Lifted Shackles $60
Rugged Ridge All-Terrain Front, Rear, and Back Cargo Floor Liner Kit $150
Rear Extended 4" Bump Stops $40
Rear Brake Drum Shoe Replacement and Refurbish Kit $80
PowerSlot Front Slotted HD Brake Rotors $75

Total: $9,470

Value of car alone at $3,500 and plus JUST PARTS above that is over $12,500....I am asking $6,000. You can't build it for that!

*** No Winch, No Wavian Steel Jerry Can included (as in pictures) ***


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