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post #1 of 62 Old 04-08-2010, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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noob xj build/ project

heres my 94 xj, 2 door, 5 speed, 4.0L, command-trac, 120,xxx miles. JUST GOT IT FOR $500!!!!







and my illegal exhaust system... love california

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post #2 of 62 Old 04-08-2010, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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damn tinypic.com, sorry about the HUGE pics
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post #3 of 62 Old 04-08-2010, 09:13 PM
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what are your plans for it?
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hah those tires look like they should be on a tractor man. i love the color though
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its gonna be my trail rig. i know it wont pass smog so im just gonna get an ohv pass... possibilities are endless. probably gonna go with a low COG setup, but i barely know anything about vehicles (one of the reasons i bought this rig). i was thinking a 4.5" from rough country (start with short arm), chop it, cage it, break it, and have a whole lot of fun! haha
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oh, and its an old forest service rig. im the 3rd owner!
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post #7 of 62 Old 04-09-2010, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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today i put a new battery in it, got all the electrical connections "cinched down" properly, next ill climb under it and get the support for my glasspack on, full tune up and fluid changes, and rip the interior out (old and moldy- literally). ANYONE HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS? i need some input here!!!!! it shakes a lot driving down the road, what should i look for first (besides having non-radial tsl swampers)?
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post #8 of 62 Old 04-09-2010, 07:23 PM
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The tires are likely the biggest problem contributing to the shaking. I would pull the carpet and spray the inside with u-pol raptor liner, or roll on some monstaliner. I would also run a tail pipe from the muffler on to the rear to lose some of the noise. You will most likely have to put some decent tires on it to see if it shakes without the swampers, if it does the trac-bar bushings, control arm bushings, tierod ends and balljoints would be the most common causes for the shakes. Looks like a fun project enjoy it!

  1. '95 XJ country edition, 4" coils/3/4" spacers, HD leafs with extra main added in, Ironman adjustable control arms, rough country shackles, aussie locker, JK rubicon shocks, 35" mudder's, soft 8's, cobra cb
  2. Sold'99 WJ limited, 4.7L, 3" IRO lift. Bilstein shocks, JK rubicon wheels, 255/70/17's, carolina driveshaft, IRO adjustable control arms, IRO adjustable A-arm
  3. Sold '00 TJ, 4" lift, rusty's adjustable control arms, skyjacker shocks, rock krawler adj. trac-bar,rugged ridge SYE and RE driveshaft, soft 8's, 35" mud king xt's,XJ HP D30 w/aussie locker, 4:88 yukon gears, hella 500's, rock crusher diff covers
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ill throw some 235 ATs i have on there and see if that helps. what do i want to look for when i inspect my control arm and trac bar bushings, tie rod ends, and ball joints? im eighteen and trying to learn, so please bare with me!
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post #10 of 62 Old 04-09-2010, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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and i just found out that my XJ has the chrysler 8.25 rear! STOKED!!!!!! this deal seems to be getting better and better!
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Check to make sure the bushings aren't cracked/dry rotted, and that the bushings are tight and not sloppy. Have someone turn the wheels back and forth while you lay under the front and watch the trac-bar and tierod ends. If the trac-bar moves around inside the mount the bushings are shot, same for the tierod ends, if the tierod moves a bit before the knuckles move you have play in the ends and need to replace them. For the balljoints jack the wheels up and place a prybar under the tire, then lift it up and down and see if there is movement or if it is tight.

  1. '95 XJ country edition, 4" coils/3/4" spacers, HD leafs with extra main added in, Ironman adjustable control arms, rough country shackles, aussie locker, JK rubicon shocks, 35" mudder's, soft 8's, cobra cb
  2. Sold'99 WJ limited, 4.7L, 3" IRO lift. Bilstein shocks, JK rubicon wheels, 255/70/17's, carolina driveshaft, IRO adjustable control arms, IRO adjustable A-arm
  3. Sold '00 TJ, 4" lift, rusty's adjustable control arms, skyjacker shocks, rock krawler adj. trac-bar,rugged ridge SYE and RE driveshaft, soft 8's, 35" mud king xt's,XJ HP D30 w/aussie locker, 4:88 yukon gears, hella 500's, rock crusher diff covers
4. 04 Dodge ram 1500 quadcab, yes, it has a hemi.
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post #12 of 62 Old 04-10-2010, 10:15 PM
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at least the tires got some good meat still good buy for the price have fun with it

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/01-xj-build-thread-1005537/ My Build Thread
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post #13 of 62 Old 04-10-2010, 10:53 PM
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hah those tires look like they should be on a tractor man. i love the color though
Rather appropriate because a lot of people, myself included, consider the 4.0 basically a tractor motor.

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post #14 of 62 Old 04-11-2010, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
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yea, i agree... the 4.0 should be an option for john deere!
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been a while since i posted last on this thread, heres where my XJ is sittin now!



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