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Unread 02-19-2011, 08:31 PM   #1
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HartinArmz 1997 Build

Well gents, I blame you all for making me get another one Had a 2WD and just couldn't stand it any longer after reading everyone else's build threads and such. So I went out and bought a one-owned (eldery gentleman), Florida local 4 door XJ. Has the 4.0L, AW4, NP 242, and C8.25. Has 195000 miles on it but this thing rides like its right off of the lot. Underside was also coated. Interior immaculate. SO, today I went ahead and purchased the IRO 3 inch lift, adjustable track bar, IRO cat-back exhaust, Rusty's cold air intake, and a JCR Offroad stage 4 bumper. Gotta wait for them as they are in the mail but here are some pictures of the first day I picked it up. Underside pictures to follow:



















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Unread 02-19-2011, 08:35 PM   #2
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Your off to a good start and it's just broken in lol.
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Unread 02-19-2011, 08:43 PM   #3
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Definately I already can't wait for the parts. Gonna be like Christmas when it comes in heh
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Unread 03-09-2011, 10:08 AM   #4
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Update

Alright been waiting a long time for things to come in. And over the past weekend it was almost like Christmas Things are slowly coming together. Pictures of the progress so far:

Installed Rusty's Intake


JCR Stage 4 Bumper getting ready for primer


Awesome welds. Great quality product


Primed!


IRO's cat back exhaust


Tailpipe


Thought I would throw the 8.25 in there too
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Unread 03-09-2011, 05:05 PM   #5
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I like the interior colors.......looks to be off to a good start.....good buy!
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Unread 03-10-2011, 10:07 AM   #6
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Just picked up a 98 XJ with same interior. Nice to see you have grey seatbelts too... Thought it was a little wierd.

Installing a 3" IRO with full leafs and 31" MTR's next week. Cant wait to see how yours comes out.
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Unread 03-10-2011, 10:19 AM   #7
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looks great, like the mods your doing to it, cant wait to see the rest of the build.
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Unread 03-10-2011, 11:54 AM   #8
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Some say they don't like the tan interior but I personally am a fan lol. Yeah I thought the gray seatbelts were a little unusual too. Well, got the bumper installed! Looks awesome:









Cleaned it up a bit


And next weekish the lift is going on. Can't wait
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Unread 03-14-2011, 02:01 PM   #9
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Lookin sharp. Has the lift arrived yet? Whats the plan as far as tires go?
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Unread 03-14-2011, 10:50 PM   #10
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Lift is in the garage just need to get the free time to do it It's killing me just seeing it sit there! But as far as rims and tires, I'm thinking 31x10.50 General Grabber AT2's and a set of Mickey Thompson Sidebiters
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Unread 03-15-2011, 01:33 AM   #11
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Someone else with a NP242! Yes!
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Unread 03-15-2011, 09:10 AM   #12
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Someone else with a NP242! Yes!


Get a 231
Or a 241
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Unread 03-15-2011, 10:25 AM   #13
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Get a 231
Or a 241
Why 231? Just do a H&T SYE.
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Unread 03-15-2011, 10:27 AM   #14
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Whats wrong with my 242??
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Unread 03-15-2011, 09:25 PM   #15
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Well see how the 1" drop does and I just might keep it. I do like the 242 but If I still have vibes I may just have to go with the 231.
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