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post #106 of 119 Old 04-30-2011, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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Nice man. Any pics of the finished long arm setup?
No I was waiting for all the parts. Now im selling my Jeep.

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Id rather be built on 33s, than underbuilt on 35s. I have never run 35s, but supposedly the capability difference between the two in negligible.

That being said, stay on 33s
I would run 35" KM2's.. so 34's. AKA best of both worlds

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^^ this, when my jeep gets rebuilt, its going to still be on 35s but lower..but im only going back to 35s because its already setup and trimmed for them. 35s are to much work. when i get the time, im going to order gears and weld my 8.25 and call it good til something goes boom and upgrade at that time
Dont weld the 8.25. Your gonna wear your tires down in the rear so fast. There is a guy up here I wheel with and all his tires wear like ****.


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Selling your Jeep for? I love the look and the direction that your Jeep was heading for.

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post #108 of 119 Old 05-09-2011, 02:21 AM
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No I was waiting for all the parts. Now im selling my Jeep.



I would run 35" KM2's.. so 34's. AKA best of both worlds



Dont weld the 8.25. Your gonna wear your tires down in the rear so fast. There is a guy up here I wheel with and all his tires wear like ****.
it will be a trail rig

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post #109 of 119 Old 05-17-2011, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
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Selling your Jeep for? I love the look and the direction that your Jeep was heading for.
Selling my Jeep for a TJ

Im looking for something with a frame and thats already built. I was pretty close to building my XJ too. Bumpers were almost on order, axles almost ready to go in, LA's, 35's.. but in the end its still got a unibody :

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Selling my Jeep for a TJ

Im looking for something with a frame and thats already built. I was pretty close to building my XJ too. Bumpers were almost on order, axles almost ready to go in, LA's, 35's.. but in the end its still got a unibody :
I feel like there's plenty of guys that wheel their **** harder than piss and don't have an issue with the unibody aspect

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I feel like there's plenty of guys that wheel their **** harder than piss and don't have an issue with the unibody aspect
Yes i know that, but id rather sell the XJ and buy a built rig that i can mash! I would have to dump so much money into the XJ to get it on their level. Plus here in Reno, you cant go wrong with the top and doors off... And im only 40 min from the Con and fordyce, so I think this summer i want a Trail Ready rig.

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Yes i know that, but id rather sell the XJ and buy a built rig that i can mash! I would have to dump so much money into the XJ to get it on their level. Plus here in Reno, you cant go wrong with the top and doors off... And im only 40 min from the Con and fordyce, so I think this summer i want a Trail Ready rig.
I guess I understand that, but it just doesn't make sense to me because I'd probably only get 3k out of my XJ and would have to drop another 4-8k into getting a decently nice TJ. 4k into my XJ and I'd have a rig ready for just about anything.

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I guess I understand that, but it just doesn't make sense to me because I'd probably only get 3k out of my XJ and would have to drop another 4-8k into getting a decently nice TJ. 4k into my XJ and I'd have a rig ready for just about anything.
The market is a little better over here. Ive got pretty low miles and its in good condition. Im pretty sure i could get 5,500 for it. Almost positive. Then i dump 4k into a TJ already built with low miles and im set to go. Only thing i have to spend money on is keeping it running and fixing parts.

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The market is a little better over here. Ive got pretty low miles and its in good condition. Im pretty sure i could get 5,500 for it. Almost positive. Then i dump 4k into a TJ already built with low miles and im set to go. Only thing i have to spend money on is keeping it running and fixing parts.
I wish I had 4k $

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I wish I had 4k $
gotta love loans.

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gotta love loans.
I'm a cash in the shoebox kind of guy, cash is king I'm driving this pile until the wheels fall off. Then maybe it'll be TJ time. I have a feeling a unibody 4 door Jeep will always be in my garage, though. The XJ is just too practical in college. Coming back home from school yesterday my buddy had to pack half of his dorm in my XJ because he couldn't fit diddly squat in his TJ

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I'm a cash in the shoebox kind of guy, cash is king I'm driving this pile until the wheels fall off. Then maybe it'll be TJ time. I have a feeling a unibody 4 door Jeep will always be in my garage, though. The XJ is just too practical in college. Coming back home from school yesterday my buddy had to pack half of his dorm in my XJ because he couldn't fit diddly squat in his TJ
I did fit my whole life in my XJ when i moved outa the dorms. But im pretty sure i could have squeezed it in the TJ.

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I did fit my whole life in my XJ when i moved outa the dorms. But im pretty sure i could have squeezed it in the TJ.
I sure as hell know we couldn't fit all 8 of our fishing poles in my buddy's TJ with the top on

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I sure as hell know we couldn't fit all 8 of our fishing poles in my buddy's TJ with the top on
open the soft top back window just a little bit?

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