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Unread 08-25-2014, 04:46 PM   #1
kumaclimber
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Need suggestions.

So I'm thinking of buying a xj. It's a 93 with the 4.0 i6 and manual trans. It need some work. The back glass is missing and the engine needs a rebuild. It needs a new drivers seat and some other stuff. I'm tempted because it's $200 and I can do all the stuff it needs and I'm looking at a parts budget of $1500 to get it on the road and off.

My phase 1 is going to be back on the road and some other basic upgrades and keeping stock tire size.

Phase 2 is going to be armoring the whole damn thing with an exo cage and rhino lining the whole exterior and interior of the truck and getting everything inside all set up.

Phase 3 will be new axels and a good suspension set up. Built for 35" tires and some air lockers.

This is all the detail I have. I'm new to the jeep world and don't know too much about them. I'm looking for a good list of mods/suggestions from you all that I can have in one place to reference later. Looking for phase 1 suggestions now.

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Unread 08-25-2014, 11:59 PM   #2
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Unread 08-30-2014, 03:27 AM   #3
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still looking for some suggestions
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Unread 08-30-2014, 06:23 PM   #4
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I'd say since it needs all that engine work, I would go through the entire cooling system and make sure the radiator, hoses, thermostat, fans, etc. are all in good shape. Check the obvious wiring and look for corrosion or rust. Make sure all grounds are good. Replace all fluids, fuel filter, oil filter, air filter. Check front suspension for loose or worn joints. Grease every zerk you see. Check the manifolds for cracks. Check the brakes. Reset the kick down cable slack on the throttle body. If all this is done, I'd say you have a good chance at having phase one complete.

Look around the forum for easy upgrades. Check my thread (link in my signature) for some easy things I did.
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Unread 08-30-2014, 06:40 PM   #5
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All things I will be doing. There will also be some power adders done. I'll do a write up at one point.
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