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Unread 04-03-2011, 10:56 AM   #1
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Wearingthin 2001 build thread

I finally started getting enough parts together to warrant a build thread, so I guess I'll throw one together. I bought my stock 2001 XJ in 2008 with 40k miles on it. I'll update this thread periodically with random stuff. I work rather slowly on my jeep, so it'll be slow going. Here's a couple pics of it stock and with a couple different tire set ups. I ran it completely stock for a while, then bought some treadwright MT's in the 235 flavor. Those were ok, but I ran across a good deal on a set of Moabs with decent tread, so I ditched the stockers and ran the Moabs until the original MTR's went bald.

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Here's the day I brought it home






Here's one after I got the treadwrights



And then the crammed Moab's




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Unread 04-03-2011, 10:56 AM   #2
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here's what I have to install whenever I get the time. RE 4.5 SF kit, and their track bar and brace. New meats for the moabs. and steering braces

I know its a lot of random pics, its all I got to show right now


Lift


inner brace


outer brace


TB and bracket


And the Tires. 305/70/16





hopefully this thread will light a fire under my *** to get it all installed. Check back next month
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Unread 04-03-2011, 10:58 AM   #3
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Oh yea the shocks too!

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Unread 04-03-2011, 11:25 AM   #4
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its going to look awesome. where did you get the RE kit at this time? had it a while? and what steering brace is that?
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Unread 04-03-2011, 11:34 AM   #5
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Yea I've had the RE kit since January. I originally ordered the monotubes with it because they were only $150 with the kit, but they were backordered for a while, and then ultimately found out that they weren't ever going to come. So I payed the difference and ordered the OME's, but those were on back order too until the end of march in which they finally came. It's only just now that I can finally install everything.

The steering braces are from TnT. The inner one came hammer finished and both are hefty, and come with all the hardware
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Unread 04-03-2011, 12:09 PM   #6
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oh man call a few buddies over and get that stuff installed i wanna see what it looks like, should look sweet.
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oh hey! look who decided to start a build thread!

Im excited. get that ***** put together.

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Ok well I had a little time today between work and class, so I have a small update.

Got most of the rear end taken apart, but instead of beginning to install anything yet, I decided to do a little painting, so everything is pretty.

I did both rear wheel wells, and part of the frame rails. And also went ahead and did my new ubolts as well as a fresh coat on the upper leaf plates





I should have some more time this week, so stay tuned
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Unread 04-12-2011, 05:58 PM   #9
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Unread 04-12-2011, 06:10 PM   #10
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Looking good so far!
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thanks, hopefully I can finish the rear this week and get started on the fun part (front end). I'd like to have it completed by the end of the month, but who knows. It's gonna take longer now that I've decided to paint everything underneath before I install stuff. In the end it'll be worth it, but it'll take that much longer.
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This is turning more into a diary than a build thread. Here's a pretty picture. Two coats of primer, and three of black enamel

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I have a small update for today. Today is my first whole free day to work on the heep, but of course theres predicted rain for the day, so who knows how much time I'll actually be able to spend working. I finished getting everything painted yesterday, so today was the first day of actually being able to put stuff back on the jeep. I started with the shackles and immediately ran into a problem. Turns out that a rear bumper bolt directly interferes with the ability of the shackle to angle backwards. Not a huge problem, but I have this habit of walking off with my tools and then randomly hiding them from myself. So while I search for my socket wrench, I figured I'd post some pictures.



Here's the bolt problem I mentioned





This is from yesterday, and me finishing up the leaf spring mount painting as well as the turn down from the exhaust. I'm still trying to decide what I want to do with the heat shield.





I didn't really run into any problems with rusted bolts, and I wanted to keep that habit in the future, so I grabbed a can of this for reinstalling everything





These two are just me playing around to see what it might look like with tires


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Unread 04-15-2011, 11:35 AM   #14
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i like the nitros man. im running the same set up, just rc, not re. ill be watching lol
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Lookin good!!
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