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Unread 10-17-2011, 04:19 PM   #1
Metro55
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Metro's '00 XJ Build

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





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Unread 10-17-2011, 04:27 PM   #2
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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
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Unread 10-17-2011, 10:05 PM   #3
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nice clean start and welcome
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Unread 10-18-2011, 07:40 AM   #4
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nice clean start and welcome
Thanks man.. I like to keep the appearance of my rig clean, but also like to wheel it
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Unread 10-18-2011, 09:49 AM   #5
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Nice start. Time for new treads!
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Unread 10-18-2011, 12:03 PM   #6
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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.
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Unread 10-18-2011, 05:37 PM   #7
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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
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Unread 10-18-2011, 06:17 PM   #8
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Good looking Jeep you got there!
Looking forward to seeing more!
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Unread 10-20-2011, 08:16 PM   #9
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Nice rig.

$3750 that couldn't have been local was it? If so thats a steal of a deal.
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Unread 10-20-2011, 08:26 PM   #10
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nice jeep man. awesome build.
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Unread 10-20-2011, 10:57 PM   #11
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Very clean. I'll be watching this one
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Unread 10-24-2011, 09:04 AM   #12
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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!
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Unread 10-24-2011, 06:00 PM   #13
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*** 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)





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Unread 10-24-2011, 07:50 PM   #14
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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.
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Unread 10-24-2011, 08:34 PM   #15
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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.
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