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Building a Bumper?Ruffstuff Axle Simple Swap Kit!~Artec JK 1 TON SWAP~

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Unread 10-24-2007, 10:27 PM   #76
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Definitely need to bookmark this thread to keep up with your work. I like your ideas and its given me some great ideas and info on what I'd like to do with my XJ.

Keep up the good work.

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Unread 10-24-2007, 11:13 PM   #77
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thanks, i think both of our XJs have turned out well...lol

whats next for it??
for the moment, im just cleaning it up, making it look pretty.

Today
I removed all the stock decals and slapped on some blacked out ones today. then bought a shorty antenna.

Plan to
get the large penis with PENIS written right next to it as if the detailed drawing (not kidding, pubs and all) wasnt enough, out of my hood (dry mud scratch). I also want to figure out a homebrewed hood lift setup. If i stumble across a real cheap roof rack i might take it.

but for the time being, i've just told myself i'm done spending and need to start saving again. I'm broke as ****.
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Unread 10-24-2007, 11:14 PM   #78
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Definitely need to bookmark this thread to keep up with your work. I like your ideas and its given me some great ideas and info on what I'd like to do with my XJ.

Keep up the good work.
thanks a lot i never expected to get this kind of response

and if you guys have any suggestions or ideas, throw em at me.
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Unread 10-25-2007, 09:18 AM   #79
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Jeez I'm a moron HA

I thought at RE's website it was 300 bucks per shock.. turns out it's 300 for the 2 pairs...

So yeah, I'll most likely get that same suspension lift, but I'll be installing the Rub Mono's

I also am getting ready to purchase a new gauge cluster from ebay so that I get temperature and tach gauges.. I have the um.. other.. boring one :P
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Unread 10-25-2007, 11:56 AM   #80
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How did you mount your CB in between the visors like that?
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Unread 10-25-2007, 03:39 PM   #81
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How did you mount your CB in between the visors like that?
unscrew the visors. Then take a piece of plywood, like 6inx6in, and stick it between the headliner and roof, this is what the mounting screws will go in to.
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Unread 10-30-2007, 04:40 PM   #82
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A friend of mine had some extra dynamat when he was finished with his mustang. Gave me the scrap. I had enough to both of the front speakers and fixed up some rattle. sounds great.

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Unread 11-03-2007, 01:10 AM   #83
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Higgs,

Earlier you said you ordered the wrong size LED's.. which ones were they?

I only want to hassle with the right sized ones :P

My XJ came today and I took delivery of it, time to get my hands dirty once again :P
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Unread 11-03-2007, 11:15 AM   #84
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You're doing a very nice job with your XJ, very clean! I subscribed so I can watch you progress. I just picked up a 2001 Sport with all the Up Country stuff on it. I'm pretty impressed with the ride of the Up Country suspension, it does great off road until you reach the limits of it's hight. It's actually got me a bit worried that I'm gonna hate the ride once I lift it... How's the RE ride? Did you go with RE monotube, or twintube?
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Unread 11-11-2007, 08:16 AM   #85
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Higgs,

Earlier you said you ordered the wrong size LED's.. which ones were they?

I only want to hassle with the right sized ones :P

My XJ came today and I took delivery of it, time to get my hands dirty once again :P
hey sorry for the slow response. Here's the shopping list


I got everything from www.autolumination.com

For the Front dome light I used a 24 light array panel (make sure u get in a 44m festoon)


You may have to do a little bit of ghetto fab (solder and super glue)


for the rear, a 44mm festoon


the tranny and tcase bezels took a high flux wedge (you need 2)

also use this to replace the two small side lights in the front dome light

You have to dremel the openings out the slightest bit for the lights to fit


For the HVAC controls and gauges i used neo-wedges

the HVAC lights use Type C (you need 2), and the gauges use Type A (you need 5)

If want to, you can throw a type C into the defroster switch. I had an extra light and put one in

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You're doing a very nice job with your XJ, very clean! I subscribed so I can watch you progress. I just picked up a 2001 Sport with all the Up Country stuff on it. I'm pretty impressed with the ride of the Up Country suspension, it does great off road until you reach the limits of it's hight. It's actually got me a bit worried that I'm gonna hate the ride once I lift it... How's the RE ride? Did you go with RE monotube, or twintube?
I got the twin tube shocks. They do ride a little stiff but i like it, it feels more stable to me. If you get RE shocks def get the twin tubes, but if your looking for a smoother ride, I've seen kits that include OME shocks, which are known to be like the best ride out there.
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Unread 11-18-2007, 08:26 PM   #86
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i like your exhaust. how much did you pay for it?
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Unread 11-18-2007, 09:11 PM   #87
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i like your exhaust. how much did you pay for it?
too much. 500

i still love it though. great sound
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Unread 11-18-2007, 09:13 PM   #88
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yeah my exhaust looks like your in the stock pic. i gotta figure something out
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Unread 11-18-2007, 09:17 PM   #89
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got some LEDs tonight.

I bought LED back up lights thinking i'd be able to see a little better; but i was disappointed with the crappy output. The lights are nice but it seems the focus is for the light itself rather than the light it gives off.

comparison


the stock bulbs definitely give off more light


looks better but defeats the purpose of the light

But i was very satified with the way the kickpanel lights came out...

before


after
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Unread 12-12-2007, 09:56 PM   #90
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how do you like the twin tube shocks?
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