It has been some time since i have been on this forum. I am getting ready to start an upgrade plan on my XJ. It is a 97 with just over 200,000 miles, but it has been maintained and is in fairly good shape so i think it is worth the cost to do what i want to do. Keep in mind that i am not a mechanic, i envy the skills some of you have.
I currently have 30x9.50x15 Firestone Destination AT tires on a stock suspension and stock 5 spoke wheels, it is a tight fit but it works. I am considering the Old Man Emu 1.5 lift that i can get from Quadratec for $855.95, my mechanic says he thinks about $300 labor to make the switch. After this is complete I hope to put 31 inch tires on it. I have Bridgestone Duellers on another SUV and have been more pleased with them than the Firestones. I plan to use my stock wheels. I have been holding off on this project until the tires wear out and that time is almost here. This is primarily a street vehicle and i want it to ride and handle good. the guy at quadratic says it will ride better than it does now.
edited to add http://www.quadratec.com/products/76090_800.htm
I also need new exhaust from the converter back. I would like to have a nice sounding exhaust with out being to loud. Keep in mind i am 55 and my wife will be using the Xj to take the grandsons to the little league field
I like the idea of the magaflow but at around $600 i am not sure if i can get about the same thing for less
I was wondering about this
The guy at quadratec mentioned this
and then there is this
I am open to suggestions on the exhaust.
I have new headliner material ordered and plan to do that myself. I just got a tune up with new plugs, wires, cap and rotor and will be getting new brakes on the front as soon as he can get me back in his shop. He also added some dye to my AC system to see if he can find a freon leak. I just got a new DieHard Platinum battery recently
I have had my XJ for a long time with no plans to get rid of it so I want to do this right. This is not a money is no object project but i am also not on a shoestring budget either.