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XJ Build
« on: May 12, 2013, 07:48:50 AM »
As most of you know I picked up an XJ. It is a 2001 Plans are...were to leave it stock. Yesterday Tom and I trimmered the fenders for a little more clearance, and ditched the sway bars to let it flex. I'm planning on getting a locker for it in the futer and keeping this as a mild wheeler and camping rig. It was really nice to g out yesterday while testing it out and have the windows up and enjoying the nice cold A/C! Tom has one just like this one but the fenders aren't trimmed on his.


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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2013, 11:25:25 AM »
Davies might sell you his loc rite  for front axle it 4.56 gearing, sure he would sell it cheap
Hoopty with some decent parts that usually end up breaking.

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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2013, 07:17:15 PM »
Yeah I need a locker and think the front would be a better place to put it since I plan on driving on the street a lot. I put it on the RTI ramp today to see what it would do and was really impressed!
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2013, 05:15:00 PM »
When you get done with the XJ, I've got an '89 Comanche that needs a bit of attention, AKA LOVE'N.....

I'll bring the beer and pizza....no anchovies though......       :hack:   :beer:   :hack:
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2013, 06:52:26 PM »
When you get done with the XJ, I've got an '89 Comanche that needs a bit of attention, AKA LOVE'N.....

I'll bring the beer and pizza....no anchovies though......       :hack:   :beer:   :hack:
You'll have to get in line man I have work lined up for a long time.
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2013, 12:34:44 AM »
BUMMER...............      :rotfl:
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2013, 05:54:10 AM »
Nice lookin rig Chuck  :headbang:
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2013, 04:35:05 PM »
Nice lookin rig Chuck  :headbang:
Thanks man. Need to do some more :hack:
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2013, 07:38:39 AM »
Yep to much body.   :hack:
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2013, 11:32:35 AM »
agreed to much CLEAN UNTOUCHED body lol
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2013, 05:45:24 PM »
I got the front locker installed and it works great. I'm going to put a locker the rear this weekend.
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2013, 06:20:28 PM »
here we go again...    8)
just all bad luck at this point.  whatever is the worst that can happen will

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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2013, 07:23:50 PM »
93 Blazer, 350 tbi, 4L60E trans, NP241C, rear 14 bolt welded, front Ford D60 spooled

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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2013, 07:56:28 PM »
it was a jeep thing but all that sh** broke.

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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2013, 07:56:37 PM »

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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2013, 10:05:41 PM »
 :lee:  Noooooooooooo...........this one isn't getting cut up! Then again the Ford was supposed to be a river ride..............again not happening!
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« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2013, 05:53:39 AM »
Its in your blood  :lee: we should start a pool to see how long before it happens
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2013, 02:16:18 PM »
It's already happened......
FOUR WHEELING IS AN ART / CARNAGE NEED NOT BE AN OPTION....                                 
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2013, 07:15:47 PM »
i say bt florence fest.
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it was a jeep thing but all that sh** broke.

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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2013, 08:53:34 PM »
I installed the rear locker tonite what a PITA! :punchballs:  It sure works good tho! :headbang:
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2013, 10:14:52 PM »
tons by october
just all bad luck at this point.  whatever is the worst that can happen will

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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2013, 08:27:40 AM »
tons by october
Only if I can still get 18-20 MPG!
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2013, 11:21:36 AM »
way to go chuck got rid of the ford and got your self a jeep nice ha ha ha same color is mine might i ad ha ha but i will be going black here soon well hope to see you out on the trail again. if you need any help just ask i can help with some issues that xjs have im still learning alot about them my self ha ha ha ha....
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« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2013, 05:43:55 PM »
way to go chuck got rid of the ford and got your self a jeep nice ha ha ha same color is mine might i ad ha ha but i will be going black here soon well hope to see you out on the trail again. if you need any help just ask i can help with some issues that xjs have im still learning alot about them my self ha ha ha ha....
you realize you are 2 hours driving distance apart right?
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Re: XJ Build
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2013, 09:49:10 PM »
i dont think he does lol.
it was a jeep thing but all that sh** broke.

 


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