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post #1 of 18 Old 11-11-2004, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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Cheap xj Mods

I have the rest of the week off from school and I really don't have anything to do besides college apps. What are some cheap mods that I can do on my 95 at home over the weekend. I am thinking of taking some diamond plate and making some 1/4 panel guards. I already have the templates made. Any other ideas besides that and the cheap light bar.
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post #2 of 18 Old 11-11-2004, 03:11 PM
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Have ya yanked out the rear sway bar? Do you have disconnects up front?


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post #3 of 18 Old 11-11-2004, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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No I haven't done either yet. How much will taking out the rear sway bar affect the handeling on the street. I know the difference it will make off the trail. If I do this my mom will probably be on me about safety if she finds out.

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post #4 of 18 Old 11-11-2004, 03:29 PM
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Rip off the rear swaybar. Come on. Do it. Can't tell a difference at all. Upcountry XJ's don't even have one from the factory.

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post #5 of 18 Old 11-11-2004, 03:39 PM
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ya taking off the rear sway bar is a good idea.. you wont really notice much of a handling difference unless you hit 90 degree turns at 70 mph...
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post #6 of 18 Old 11-11-2004, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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How long will it take? I am also thinking of going to the junk yard on saturday and looking for some good stuff.

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post #8 of 18 Old 11-11-2004, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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chopping your fenders is free
Done that already. I want to cut my lower 1/4 panels but I dont have access to a welder to clean it up with because my friend is out of town.

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post #9 of 18 Old 11-11-2004, 04:30 PM
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you can alway figure out something productive to do with that stupid cubby hole in the back... it seems to be a hot topic lately.

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post #10 of 18 Old 11-11-2004, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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Yeh I saw the thread on that. I think I am going to do the elastic cord thin and put some stuff in there.
thanks though

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post #11 of 18 Old 11-11-2004, 05:06 PM
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Yeh I saw the thread on that. I think I am going to do the elastic cord thin and put some stuff in there.
thanks though

That's the one I posted good choice!

When I have free time and no money I generally go about cutting parts off that I don't need... but it sounds like you have probably done that already.

If you have alittle cash, you can always do a junk yard walk... and look through cars to see if there is anything you would want to put in your rig... it is amazing what cool stuff you can find. If you want you could install hood vents... that you probably only cost you about $10.

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post #12 of 18 Old 11-11-2004, 05:12 PM
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Cold air intake:
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Bore your TB:
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Relocate your oil pres sending unit, put on a couple of washers on the hood hinge for hood sapcers, build a "hidden" cargo deck, or turn signal gaurds:
http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/325707/8

Better yet, crawl under the XJ and grease EVERY SINGLE zerk you find on the front suspension and driveshafts. If you have any leaks, get under there and completely clean the under carraige with Simple Green to find the source of any mystery leaks.

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post #13 of 18 Old 11-11-2004, 06:53 PM
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You can go to your local auto part store and buy a roll of tint for $15 and tint your own windows if you haven't yet. You can buy a cone air filter and some pvc and fab up your own intake. You can add a little billet style to your grill, refer to the thread titled "is it gay? yay or nay?" for pics lol If you end up doing the diamond plate quarter panels I wanna see some pics!! lol
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and also, for Balloo93...do you have to reconnect the hoses if you remove the stock airbox? I took mine out and just added a cone filter and left the hoses disconnected since a local auto store guy said it didn't make a difference. I just think it's funny how they just dangle in there. Is he wrong?
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post #15 of 18 Old 11-11-2004, 07:25 PM
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hell yes, he's wrong!

That's the crankcase ventilation system. By leaving them dangling, you're letting harmful gasses freely into the atmosphere, losing efficiency, and sucking unfiltered air into the engine.

Tip: auto parts store flunkies are almost NEVER right....

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