Metro's XJ Build - JeepForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 437 Old 10-17-2011, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
Metro55
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 803
Metro's '00 XJ Build - Caged & Linked on 37's

Hey, my name is Chris,

I bought my first XJ in Apirl, 2011. I sold my 1993 Ford Ranger (with 9" of lift and 35's) I have since done a few things to it, but I know exactly where I want it to be when I am done with it.

Stock specs when bought:

- 2000 Jeep XJ Sport
- 4.0L/AW4/NP242
- D30/C8.25 (open/open)
- 187,000 KM's
- 235/75R15 Kelly Safari TSR's (80% Tread)
- Ipod Alpine Deck
- Sony Speakers all around

Price: $3,750

Day I brought it home



Gave it a nice wash & wax



With wheeling being my background from my previous truck, I didn't want to be out of the game too long, so decided if I wanted to wheel it in the stock form, I needed to atleast protect everything underneath. So I found a front skid plate, ordered a transfer case skid, gas tank skid, rock sliders, front bumper, and HD rear diff cover.







After putting all this extra weight on, it sagged quite a bit with the saggy old suspension. So as a temporary fix I scrounged up from 2" lift leafs packs and some coil spacers up front.







After wheeling it in this state for a while, I decided I wanted to bring it into the Canadian Shield where our group wheels alot, so with that trip coming up this coming weekend I have been busy scrounging up some lift components and slapping together a TEMPORARY lift setup.

I ordered 1" block for the rear, along with longer rear shocks, an extended brake line, and my buddy said he had 3" lift coils, which ended up actually being 4.5" coils.. so I installed them and it looks like this...



So I had some Belltech 6400 shackles laying around, so I modified them to fit 2.5" wide leafs and put them on to level it out.



Flexes pretty well for now






Last edited by Metro55; 01-15-2016 at 03:28 PM. Reason: Updating thread name
Metro55 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 437 Old 10-17-2011, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
Metro55
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 803
Some Pics of the random work I have done:

Bent front brake lines and relocated them for more length



New Steering Stabilzer



Extended Rear Brake Line



Then I decided the clean everything up underneath, so I sprayed the front housing, rear housing, drums, and the wheel wells







*** My future plans ***

5.5 Long Arm Lift
33" Trxus MT's
Bushwacker Flat Fenders
4.88's with Detroit Rear/OX Front
Cromo Shafts, sleeved D30 housing

some more odds & ends
Metro55 is offline  
post #3 of 437 Old 10-17-2011, 11:05 PM
lk123
Registered User
1993 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Spokane,Washington
Posts: 1,363
nice clean start and welcome


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
4.0 I6ho Sport RC LA 6.5"
95 Lexus Sc300 coiled on 19's
94 ZJ 5.2 v8 Limited 3" rancho*sold*
93 2wd pos xj sport *sold*
89 nissan 240sx *wrecked*-03 Cbr954rr *traded*
2nd 89 nissan 240sx *sold*
lk123 is offline  
post #4 of 437 Old 10-18-2011, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
Metro55
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 803
Quote:
Originally Posted by lk123 View Post
nice clean start and welcome
Thanks man.. I like to keep the appearance of my rig clean, but also like to wheel it
Metro55 is offline  
post #5 of 437 Old 10-18-2011, 10:49 AM
Mattc
Registered User
1992 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Williamsburg
Posts: 64
Nice start. Time for new treads!
Mattc is offline  
post #6 of 437 Old 10-18-2011, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
Metro55
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 803
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mattc View Post
Nice start. Time for new treads!
I don't plan on getting new tires until I have the flares and ready for a regear with a locker. Goona run a true 33" tire.
Metro55 is offline  
post #7 of 437 Old 10-18-2011, 06:37 PM
lk123
Registered User
1993 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Spokane,Washington
Posts: 1,363
Quote:
Originally Posted by Metro55 View Post
Thanks man.. I like to keep the appearance of my rig clean, but also like to wheel it
mine started off ugly but oh well thats why I have a car for lookin pretty lmfao


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
4.0 I6ho Sport RC LA 6.5"
95 Lexus Sc300 coiled on 19's
94 ZJ 5.2 v8 Limited 3" rancho*sold*
93 2wd pos xj sport *sold*
89 nissan 240sx *wrecked*-03 Cbr954rr *traded*
2nd 89 nissan 240sx *sold*
lk123 is offline  
post #8 of 437 Old 10-18-2011, 07:17 PM
iSpark
Registered User
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Garage Dweller
Posts: 292
Good looking Jeep you got there!
Looking forward to seeing more!
iSpark is offline  
post #9 of 437 Old 10-20-2011, 09:16 PM
Jay-P
Registered User
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Posts: 290
Nice rig.

$3750 that couldn't have been local was it? If so thats a steal of a deal.

1992 YJ + 2012 JKUR
Jay-P is offline  
post #10 of 437 Old 10-20-2011, 09:26 PM
JeepXJMike20
Registered User
1996 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Saginaw
Posts: 1,175
nice jeep man. awesome build.
JeepXJMike20 is offline  
post #11 of 437 Old 10-20-2011, 11:57 PM
Jeremylerv
Registered User
2003 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Lynnwood
Posts: 354
Very clean. I'll be watching this one

.,_______.o_o.
//_|__l__,\___\,___
l_--\__\__l----[]llllll[]
(o)_)____(o)_)--o)_)
Jeremylerv is offline  
post #12 of 437 Old 10-24-2011, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
Metro55
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 803
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jay-P View Post
Nice rig.

$3750 that couldn't have been local was it? If so thats a steal of a deal.
Ya it was local actually. I am very happy with it so far, it was great on the rocks in Rennie this weekend!
Metro55 is offline  
post #13 of 437 Old 10-24-2011, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
Metro55
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 803
*** A few more updates ***

I ordered a HnT SYE with a refurb driveshaft as well as a Double Shear Track Bar (IRO). Also bought a "new" rear bumper/tire carrier... then I brought it to a place called "Rennie" which is on the Canadian Shield, I am still waiting on pics though





ROCK HARD 4x4 CARRIER (Beefy, and covers rear quarters, as well as underneath)





Metro55 is offline  
post #14 of 437 Old 10-24-2011, 08:50 PM
Jay-P
Registered User
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Posts: 290
Quote:
Originally Posted by Metro55 View Post
Ya it was local actually. I am very happy with it so far, it was great on the rocks in Rennie this weekend!
Man i watch kijiji like a hawk and i didnt see this. Or was it not on kijiji?

Who went out to rennie? I lurk on rrjc, whore(well heights, not the fb page) and wore.

1992 YJ + 2012 JKUR
Jay-P is offline  
post #15 of 437 Old 10-24-2011, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
Metro55
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 803
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jay-P View Post
Man i watch kijiji like a hawk and i didnt see this. Or was it not on kijiji?

Who went out to rennie? I lurk on rrjc, whore(well heights, not the fb page) and wore.
It was put on Kijiji for about a week, it was actually a guy I knew who was selling it, he put it on for $4,000... and I talked him down a bit.

As for Rennie, I am part of W.H.O.R.E. and we all went out this weekend and camped Saturday to Sunday.
Metro55 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
The Trev-Rock Build....noobie build.. Trev-Rock XJ/MJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum 1 03-20-2012 02:50 PM
My build thread. My attempt on a SAFE build on a budget. xyimmyx XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 46 06-09-2011 02:50 PM
My 98 XJ build Beowill XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 61 05-07-2011 04:06 PM
I need your opinions. Build the one I have or buy a newer one to build up. Element96x XJ/MJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum 5 02-13-2009 04:52 PM
Build up the D30? 00xj54 XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 18 10-18-2006 04:34 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome