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Unread 10-27-2008, 10:35 AM   #16
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Very nice build, I love that it is a capable DD that you can wheel the crap out of and still ride home in comfort and tranquility.

Oh and my xj is identical to yours 99, Aw4, 8.25, 163k miles.

Keep up the good work!

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Unread 10-27-2008, 01:44 PM   #17
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my 99 looked like that... once upon a time
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Unread 02-13-2009, 01:51 PM   #18
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Quick update, since I'm at work. I trimmed the fenders and made some quick disconnects for the front sway bar. Now I can get into even more trouble. When drilling the top part of the stock swaybar end links, the trick to keeping the threads clean and nice is to drill through a nut that you don't need. That way you're drilling a flat surface, and the threads don't deflect or bend. Oh, and to keep it from rattling, we used Bellville Washers, which are bowed and keep pressure on the hitch pin and the bracket. Works great, and super quick.











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Unread 02-13-2009, 02:03 PM   #19
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Im loving the flex and the ride looks awesome. Nice truck
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Unread 02-13-2009, 02:25 PM   #20
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Then I did this:








And This:






what paint did you use on the wheels? I like the look of it, slightly darker. Looks Great! I need to do that? Mind sharing?
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Unread 02-13-2009, 04:32 PM   #21
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Thanks, the new found flex makes it a whole new animal.

Yeah, it was just the Duplicolor Wheel Paint from Autozone. Most parts stores should have it. I think the color is graphite, or possibly charcoal grey. Either way, there should be several shades to choose from. It's not like powder coating, so it can get scratched on rocks, but hey, just touch it up.
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Unread 02-13-2009, 06:05 PM   #22
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How much did the sounds dampening improve your ride? I really want to do it to my doors to try and quiet things down on the highway.
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Unread 02-13-2009, 09:18 PM   #23
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How much did the sounds dampening improve your ride? I really want to do it to my doors to try and quiet things down on the highway.
I would say it's the biggest and one of the best mods I've done so far. I did the door skins inside and out, so it's super dead now. My door speakers sound awesome, and the road noise is way quieter. I also did the roof, the floor, the trunk lid, and basically every bare metal surface. It was a lot of work, and I don't know if every last square inch was necessary, but I'm glad I did it. Don't get dynamat either. That stuff is way overpriced. My stuff is Fatmat, and it's really cheap. There are other cheap ones out there that are probably just as good.
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Unread 08-16-2009, 01:38 AM   #24
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Not a lot is new, but I installed an 84-96 gas tank skid with only minor modification. Just gotta grind the welds on the rear corners and bend it down (helps to have a friend and a big hammer) so it will clear the tank. I will probably eventually beef it up but it's great as it is. I also had to cut the tail pipe just past the axle since it was rubbing on the leaf spring and would have gotten in the way of the skid plate. I did sand and paint it before installing it. Can't find the pictures though. Cost me $30 from a fellow JF member.





I also fixed a short in the headlight circuit. Was just a dirty/loose ground. Also put in new Silverstars. So much better! Can you guess which side is the Silverstar?



I also came up with a simple but effective homebrew intake and heat shield. Found a scrap piece of metal at picknpull, bent it and cut it to fit, and then took a piece of PVC, threaded an air hose fitting into it, and voila.







I put some door edge molding on the front fenders and bumper ends, and some trim molding on the rears (since I did the cut and fold, the door edge stuff would not work). This was bought from pepboys. Autozone has similar stuff but I didn't see any in big enough rolls.

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Unread 08-16-2009, 01:49 AM   #25
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Then I took it on a trip to Red Rock Canyon, Jawbone Canyon, and Dove Springs in May:







Talk about a man cave!









Trail fix for broken motor mount bolts! Not mine, a fellow JF member who joined us down there. It was a LONG limp back to camp.





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Unread 08-16-2009, 01:56 AM   #26
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what trim molding is that?..i need to get some for mine.
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Unread 08-16-2009, 01:56 AM   #27
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Another trip to Hollister SVRA to test some extended bumpstops (still need more) to protect my precious tires.








checking for tire rub





The quarry is always fun



Bonanza Gulch? Not sure...



Smokin the tires trying to get up this off-camber steep climb. Need lockers...



A good day. I wanna go back.
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Unread 08-16-2009, 02:02 AM   #28
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Most recently ran Deer Valley south of Lake Tahoe. It's rated a 6 going south, which is what we did, or a 7 going north. Took the better part of a day, but it was beautiful, challenging, and empty. Perfect. The best time I've had with my jeep yet.

I took a bunch of body damage to the rockers and corners though. I should have had more protection, and I could have played it safe, but there were some big rocks. Oh well. On to pics:

Lower Blue Lake, just near trail head






found a hole, decided to drive into it. got stuck.










drivers side took the worst hits



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Unread 08-16-2009, 02:08 AM   #29
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pass side




bumper


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A couple river crossings. We ate lunch here.





Also finally got a shot of mine next to a stocker. Not bad for a budget boosted jeep on a budget.

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Unread 08-16-2009, 02:18 AM   #30
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what trim molding is that?..i need to get some for mine.
Pep Boys is where I got mine. I used a roll of door edge molding for the front fenders, and both bumpers. I also used a roll of (3/8" I think, possibly 1/2") adhesive trim molding just on the corner of the rear, where I folded. You can probably find it at any auto parts store.
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