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Unread 10-13-2013, 10:24 PM   #1
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got back into an xj

hey all, my whole life I've been a huge Ford guy, ( Mustangs especially). I love my Fords, and will never give up my 97 Cobra. But for some reason I always seem to gravitate to Jeeps as my DD. ( two XJ's and a MJ in my past)
Well, 3 years back when my then girlfriend ( now wife) came up pregnant, I sold my trusty 94 xj ( with 275k on it) cause I couldn't stand the thought of strapping a car seat over the giant rust hole in the floorboard. Went into debt and bought a very nice F-150 that I struggled with payments on until I gave up, and sold it back to the dealer recently.
Now I am back in an xj again. This time it's a nice lil 99 sport with 148k on it. Snagged it for 2200. I think I did well. I've already got a mental list of what I'm going to end up doing to it.
I work at a lil 10 bay shop, and got super lucky when I was looking around in the attic area. Found a brand new set of Dunlop Rover AT's. Brand new is a relative term, since our shop hasn't sold Dunlops in a great while and the DOT number is from 05. But they've been inside, look great, and since they are out of production, got them for free. They are barely bigger than stock, but for that price I had to get them. Guess my excuse to the wife for bigger ones will have to wait a while. Thankfully saggy springs are still good reasoning for lift kits
Well, thanks for reading my novel here, just kinda felt like giving an update since I'm back. My last jeep had a factory tire carrier on the back that I rebuilt and loved. I would like one on this Jeep to have one, but aftermarket ones seem outrageously expensive. Any suggestions on a source for a factory style one, or inexpensive aftermarket?

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Unread 10-14-2013, 08:05 PM   #2
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Sagging springs are a good excuse for a lift kit BUT a broken leaf is a great excuse. So drive it like you stole it...but carefully, its still your jeep.
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