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Unread 06-18-2008, 08:22 PM   #1
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2000 XJ build up

This is for nothing more than to document my build on the new to me 2000 XJ. Currently I have built up the 3.5" lift and put on some new rubber...

First things I'll do is a write up on my own custom steel bumpers with tow clevis's and a 2" receiver...

Next will be lights and custom wiring etc... stay tuned if interested.

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here are some pictures as it sits today, with about 2,000$ in mods to date.



















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Unread 06-18-2008, 08:30 PM   #2
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whats that hook on the front bumper
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Unread 06-18-2008, 09:01 PM   #3
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Front reciever with a tow hook in it?


Looks great man whats all the specs? Those Rustys flares?
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Unread 06-18-2008, 09:07 PM   #4
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whats that hook on the front bumper
Isn't that nice, the idiot bolted a tow hook to the sheet metal bumper, and creased it. Thats why I'm building custom steel bumpers to have powder coated, and yeah it needs a few more rust replacement parts cars been mine for 2 weeks and is undergoing de-michiganing, LOL
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Unread 06-18-2008, 09:56 PM   #5
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3.5" ruby express kit + uppers
31" muddders
rustys flares
AR-767 15x8 steel rims
add-a-leaf w/ 1" block in the rear, (to be replaced with true 3" spring soon)
bilstein 5100's shocks
Alpine HU CDA-9884
Ipod hookup
JL TR-5.25" all around

122k miles
auto


mods to come in this order:
Custom bumpers fabricated by me
Custom safari rack fabricated by me
KC daylighters x4 on roof rail
2x - 8" bazooka tubes mounted to ceiling in rear
amplify the JL speakers
tint front windows and back window
winch
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Unread 06-18-2008, 10:02 PM   #6
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Just whipped up a 3d rendering of the bumper and its shape to have the pieces plasma cut out this weekend... needs a little tweaking and bolt holes in such still

the green pieces will be the unibody mount extensions.
1.jpg   2.jpg   3.jpg   4.jpg  
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Unread 06-19-2008, 09:55 AM   #7
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Ok question the quick disconnects were so floopy at the connection point that the pin was about to snap, and made so much noise my mechanic welded them. So I have solid sway in the front. What should I buy to fit my rubicon express 3.5" to replace them?? I want them to be disconnects obviously with a post to connect them to so they dont just dangle when wheeling like they did...
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Unread 06-19-2008, 12:01 PM   #8
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JKS Quicker disco's are what most run.
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Unread 06-19-2008, 12:29 PM   #9
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ive got the quicker discos and i LOVE them, definitely recommended. easy to install easy to disconnect. just bungee or zip tie it up while youre wheeling.
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Unread 06-19-2008, 02:16 PM   #10
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How and where do you plan on putting the Bazooka tubes in the ceiling? Ive been wanting subs but i just dont have enough room for a box. The tubes seem nice but i dont know where to put them?
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Unread 06-19-2008, 03:01 PM   #11
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ive got the quicker discos and i LOVE them, definitely recommended. easy to install easy to disconnect. just bungee or zip tie it up while youre wheeling.
Just looked up some JKS disco's and why would you zip tie them up, it looks like they have pins upper and lower and the whole disco arm comes out? They look really nice though.
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Unread 06-19-2008, 03:36 PM   #12
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How and where do you plan on putting the Bazooka tubes in the ceiling? Ive been wanting subs but i just dont have enough room for a box. The tubes seem nice but i dont know where to put them?
Between the speakers in the roof at the rear gate, I would have to drill holes all the way thru the roof and mount the bazooka brackets to the ceiling and bolt thru the roof. Then I would black silcone the bolt heads on top of the jeep to keep water from running thru. Its a bit of work but sound dynamics would work well, and keep things off the floor in the back, plus if you roll your jeep nothing comes up into the cabin to kill you like a subwoofer!
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Unread 06-19-2008, 06:46 PM   #13
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naw only a pin on the bottom at the mount. i zip tie them up because when i wheel the bungees dont like to jostle too much and end up coming loose and letting the disco flop all around. i just zip tie them because i dont have to worry about it, cut it off put it on and im good to go. if youre gonna be in any water make sure you keep them good and lubed though
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Unread 06-19-2008, 10:28 PM   #14
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I got some JKS today, but they came with something to mount to the unibody so that I could pin them to it and keep them out of the way... Very nice unit and I bought a pair at the local 4x4 place that matched an online price of 125$
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Unread 06-20-2008, 04:40 AM   #15
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Those Rusty's flares look awesome riveted on. I really need to pull the fenders and trim so it'll give me a reason to get them.
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