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Old 12-28-2017, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by XJIrish4x4 View Post
I read through the majority of your build with the MJ nice work. Is the MJ known to sit lower than the XJ? Only reason I ask is the photo with your lift at the end which is supposed to be 5.5" coils in front right? Just looks smaller than what a XJ would look. Could just be the photo but nice work all around.
Might be since the rear doesnít match the front it doesnít look the height or just the angle of the pics

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Yeah they're pretty much the same... depending on which "Jeep white" you're referring to lol.

Jeep had 2 white colors. One was Bright White, which is pretty self-explanatory and then "Stone White" which is kind of an off-white color.

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Stone White front clip with Bright White body - sorry about the crappy lighting making everything look bluish.

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Chevy "Blue White" or "Olympic White"

Anyway yeah the chevy white is pretty much the same as Jeep's "Bright white" which, incidentally, color matches perfectly to Rustoleum's Gloss White haha.
Hmmmm very similar indeed

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Fairly. I've owned five (lolz) and have one currently: a 2005 Outback 3.0 H6. It was my daily until I got the current XJ in Oct. Now my girlfriend drives it during the winter - she also likes to drive it period which is a big plus.

I would look for an 05-09 Outback with a 3.0 flat six. They're big, comfortable, do anything cars. Good amount of power and the engine is much more reliable than the four cylinders. Timing chain instead of belt and not as likely to have headgasket failure. Where you're located, that car might be hard to find but at least it wouldn't have any rust. Probably look to pay between $4500-$7000 for one pending the mileage. There's an aftermarket for these cars too that caters to overlanding/rallying. Only downside is they were only offered with an automatic, but it's a really good one.

Other choices would be a second generation (02-08) Forester with a five speed (single cam four cylinder is pretty decent) or a 2000-2004 Outback with the 2.5 liter flat four (same single cam as the Forester) and a five speed. These cars are plenty fun and pretty rugged. They rust really easily up here in NY though.
Nice
Timing chain will be a plus, donít want to deal with much of the belt
How are they on gas?
Also, what do you think about the crosstrek?
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Fairly. I've owned five (lolz) and have one currently: a 2005 Outback 3.0 H6. It was my daily until I got the current XJ in Oct. Now my girlfriend drives it during the winter - she also likes to drive it period which is a big plus.

I would look for an 05-09 Outback with a 3.0 flat six. They're big, comfortable, do anything cars. Good amount of power and the engine is much more reliable than the four cylinders. Timing chain instead of belt and not as likely to have headgasket failure. Where you're located, that car might be hard to find but at least it wouldn't have any rust. Probably look to pay between $4500-$7000 for one pending the mileage. There's an aftermarket for these cars too that caters to overlanding/rallying. Only downside is they were only offered with an automatic, but it's a really good one.

Other choices would be a second generation (02-08) Forester with a five speed (single cam four cylinder is pretty decent) or a 2000-2004 Outback with the 2.5 liter flat four (same single cam as the Forester) and a five speed. These cars are plenty fun and pretty rugged. They rust really easily up here in NY though.
Super reliable! We have had 3 over the years. Our last one was an 2001 outback with the 3.0 six over 250,000 miles on it when got rid of it! Never had any major problems (just oil changes and brake jobs)
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Hmmmm

Very nice! But I see a problem here why is it not bolted up?
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Originally Posted by XJIrish4x4 View Post
Very nice! But I see a problem here why is it not bolted up?
Yeah had a another problem
Since itís a 2.5 4cyl the radiator hangs low enough that I canít mount it with out relocating the solenoid box...
Since Iíve been wanting to swap over to a 4.0 radiator and 97+ 2.5 fanshroud and electric fan
Iíd have to do that before I mount the bumper...
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Ah almost forgot
Whoever buys/makes a hidden winch bumper
I think only one company has thought out the process about mounting a winch into this type of setup (boostwerks)
When you install the hawse fair lead the bolts on the inside of the bumpers touches the drum of the winch I had to get washers to lift the winch off the bolts for the winch to be able to move here’s a pic to see the detail

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This ain’t good!
Havent even gone Offroad with the suspension set up and the Johnny joint disassembled itself

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woah, you think it is still under warranty???
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woah, you think it is still under warranty???
not sure, but I gotta disassemble it on the weekends...
was looking at some YouTube vids and it seems to be a common issue with the snap ring not being in place and popping out
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Crap... no bueno.
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