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Unread 04-09-2009, 08:09 PM   #1
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'98 XJ Build / Help Thread

Hello all,
After two weeks of searching, I purchased my First XJ today.
Here are the first pictures:






The Shopping list (Feedback appreciated):

Part/Type
Air Filter - K&N
Spark Plugs
Plug Wires
Water Pump
Radiator Hoses Upper&Lower
Thermostat
Serpentine Belt
Front Brake Pads
Summit Brake Rotors
Bendix Brake Drums
Dynomax Exhaust
Suspension Bushing and Balljoint Replacement
Rear shocks

Here is the problem area:
Rear differential Leak





Oh yeah:


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Unread 04-09-2009, 08:28 PM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Medic313 View Post

Here is the problem area:
Rear Transfer case Leak





Oh yeah:
Thats the rear differential.... Hopefully just a bad seal and a quick fix. Wouldnt hurt when replacing the seal to change out the gear oil.

Go ahead and do all the tune up and service stuff. If this is a 4wd and you are planning on lifting it id wait on the shocks till you put a lift on.
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Unread 04-10-2009, 06:44 PM   #3
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IT RUNS!

Battery and battery terminals replaced today, oil and oil filter done.

Here is the seafoam:
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Unread 08-31-2009, 10:58 PM   #4
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I've neglected this thread for way too long.

So ill start where I left off:


Everything got set up on a rainy day and got right down to work

New dynomax exhaust was purchased


And then installed. Yep, just a little rusty.


Brake fluid wasnt too pretty.



Rotors/Pads installed


After some fender paint, shes on the road.
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Unread 08-31-2009, 11:01 PM   #5
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Discovered that my two front U joints were both blown.
Set everything back up to replace them.
After beating on it caveman style for a few hours, we bought a machine press.
We were able to pop one side's U joint out.

We cracked the right side axle shaft.
So, one trip to quadratec later, here it is:
Brand spankin new
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Unread 08-31-2009, 11:05 PM   #6
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And more updates:

After loosing a fender flare while traveling down the road, i noticed how extremely rusted through all of my fender flare clamps were.
I pulled em all off and noticed a lot of surface rust under them..

Unfortunately, I was a dumb *** and deleted the pictures from all that work.
Everything got sanded down from that and that area was bedlined.

Here it is as it stands at the moment:
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Unread 11-09-2011, 02:00 PM   #7
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I see you removed the endcaps off the bumper, I think it look way better this way, I did it to my jeep 2 weeks ago. But pretty soon I'll be building a custom bumper and removing that little piece of sheet metal
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Unread 11-09-2011, 02:55 PM   #8
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Looks good! Id definitely put the endgame back on unless you plan on getting a bumper soon.
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Unread 11-09-2011, 02:57 PM   #9
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*end caps. Stupid phone. It makes them look like it's been crashed or abused without them.
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