Some of you may have seen my build in the "Jeep Builds" section, "Parking lot Pre-Runner" but I figured I'd start a second thread here to try and share the info where it will be put to the best use.
Just over a year ago I bought my 2nd XJ, 96, 2 door, Sport, Up Country Suspension/skid plate package, 4.0L, AW4, NP231, HP30, 8.25. The best part? I picked it up for a grand.
This Jeep used to belong to one of the founding members of IndyORV, Gary. Anyone who ran around with us when he was still around will understand why this Jeep will always have an air freshener to combat the "Old Man Smell"
This Jeep has changed hands a couple of times since he owned it, but it never strayed too far from the club. This thing has it's areas that it's in outstanding condition, and not so much in others. A lot of the problems it has are fairly minor, the interior is pretty gross, but there are no rips or tears and the seats are still pretty comfy. Kind of surprising since it has 220k on it. The body has several dents and dings down low(a result of Gary wheeling it I'm sure) but they aren't very noticeable aside from a dented fender, and the paint is in great shape. It runs like a top too.
So the count down has begun: I'm shooting to have the jeep on 33's and running for the IndyORV open run next month. I've got a few big items to buy, tires/wheels, leafs, Poly brackets, SYE, shocks.... And then find the time to instal it all between working full time, and school full time...
Building this mostly(75%) for looks, since I live in central Indiana there really isn't a lot of good places for a prerunner to stretch it legs unless I wanna go tearing off through some farmers muddy field, and that's not what I would consider prerunning, not to mention I hate mud.
It's just not in my nature to build something that's "all show, no go", so this is going to have the equipment to be used and abused from time to time, even though it may be few and far between. Think of it as my own.... Poor mans Raptor.
Upgraded ground/charging/starting cables to 2ga welding wire
Die Hard Platinum Marine battery
136 amp alternator
Custom mandrel bent cat-back with 2.5" Magnaflow cat and muffler
PSC power steering pump with cooler
LeBaron hood vents
Putco headlight harness, Autopal housings, Hella H4 xenon bulbs, LED brake, turn, and side maker lights
Oldsmobile Aurora reverse lights
Taurus fan, Volvo fan controller, BMW temp switch, full auto fan control, powered off the ignition to run even if the engine is not
4" Currie progressive rate coils
OME 3.5" leaf springs w/1" OME AAL(going to pull the AAL, and replace with shackle relocation bracket and RE shackle)
Synergy Suspension track bar/bracket/brace
IRO front BPEs
Rancho 5000 shocks(temporary till I get the long arms on)
Procomp LCAs(also temporary till I get long arms)
JB Conversions SYE
33x12.5 BFG All Terrains
15x8 American Racing Outlaws
Parts on order/waiting to go on: (on order) HD Off-road shackle relocation brackets, Synergy Suspension long arm brackets, (on the shelf)3 link long arms w/Duroflex joints, Pure Jeep HD cross member, RuffStuff battery box and rear cargo battery mount, Hannemann fiberglass fenders, new header panel/grill, 97+ washer reservoir, RE SS brake lines for the front.
Potential body mods:
2x3-1/8" square tube rocker-sliders
Customized 98+ hood