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Unread 03-20-2014, 12:47 PM   #1
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On a quick look can anyone tell me either if you know who owns this jeep xj and your guess of what they did, like tires-maybe rims- how much lift, what type of bumper, what type of roof rack.

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Unread 03-20-2014, 12:48 PM   #2
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Also if anyone knows of ways to achieve this look with cheaper materials.
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Unread 03-20-2014, 01:56 PM   #3
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Start shopping for one that has the look you want.

To transform a stock Jeep to a big ol' Jeep as pictured is expensive. More expensive than just buying one with the "look" and more importantly the functionality of the one(s) pictured. Junkyards can be your friend. I found my MJ in a barn on an old farm nearby. It ran, but bringing it "up to par" or back to stock with some minor upgrades. I have done all the work on it myself over a few YEARS with a large percentage of the "new" parts being gleaned from our two local yards and some even further out. A lot of the parts are new, I swapped the tranny and t-case, better brakes, etc. etc.

I've kept track of all the $$ I have into it. Right at 5K, including the $400 purchase price...and it's no monster truck. If you look around you will be able to find a nice, well built XJ for that. Of course you'll miss out on all the down time, swearing, busted knuckles and sore back. Did I mention I have done ALL the work myself and I'm just a backyard mechanic. If I had let someone else do the work I'd have MORE than 10K into it, at least.

For me it's been worth it, I have a nice well running 4WD, reliable truck (and it's a Jeep) for 5K. I'd get in it right now and drive it anywhere I wanted and not worry about break downs.
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I slide it in and then when I pull, it works fine.
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Unread 03-21-2014, 06:57 AM   #4
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@Paradise XJ
Thank you, I understand the labor aspect, I have just set this jeep as my bar for what the perfect xj looks like. I am currently putting a 3" rough country full suspension lift on my xj. About to buy some 16" cragar rims from a friend, and a set of 33" to go on them. I own a baja bar that looks similar to the one in the picture -I'll invest in a full bumper set when I get the money- and I have a Yakima roof rack that I will put on aswell. Also I will be cutting my fenders to the dimensions I can see in the picture. I was just curious as to if anyone could tell me maybe what bumper set he has, what tires, maybe even rims if you're good, what roof rack he has, and finally if you can tell how much of a lift he has. I personally just don't know enough about it to be able to just know what is on it-or I wouldn't ask- that jeep is what I view as perfection though.
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Unread 03-21-2014, 07:11 AM   #5
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I'd guess:
Tires:33" BFG/MT
Rims:17"
Bumpers:Hanson (maybe)
Lift:4" with trimming
Basket:they all look the same
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Unread 03-21-2014, 07:15 AM   #6
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Thank you so much bro
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Unread 03-21-2014, 07:17 AM   #7
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That is Will's Jeep. His name is "HeavyMetal" on here, and he is the owner of SiSOffroad.
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Unread 03-21-2014, 07:18 AM   #8
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You could obtain a similar look for a lot less money if you went with a 3"/31" setup. It would take less lift, the tires are cheaper, and the Jeep will retain some of it's gusto from not carrying so much weight. Plus you're likely to start breaking things once you go to 33's.
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Unread 03-21-2014, 07:22 AM   #9
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Would fabricating my own bumper even be practical? I have access to a plasma cutter and welder, as well as friends who are skilled with them. But I personally have never attempted anything like it, I just don't have 300+ dollars to drop on buying a name brand set right now as I am a senior in highschool and will soon be paying for college.
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Unread 03-21-2014, 07:23 AM   #10
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I initially was going to get 31"s but I wasn't sure if it would have the same effect as the 33s
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Unread 03-21-2014, 07:26 AM   #11
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VegasGT built an awesome rear bumper that's similar. Read through the build thread he has. You could even PM him and get some specs for your own build. His build is self-named.
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Unread 03-21-2014, 07:26 AM   #12
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Also I do go mudding and off-roading a few times a week-weather dependent- would 31s be as effective as the 33s?
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Unread 03-21-2014, 07:30 AM   #13
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Here's mine. 3" front/ 3.5" rear/31" BFG/AT. Trimming would make this look a lot tougher, but I'm more interested in retaining my rigs natural beauty as a rare model.

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Unread 03-21-2014, 07:36 AM   #14
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No offense meant here, but ability comes down to common sense. A good wheeling trip includes no breakage. I love the look you're after too, but am aware of the consequences I'd endure without the proper equipment. To go from 31's to 33's often includes a SYE so your driveline doesnt hit the ground. Stronger axles are preferred. And steering components become an issue too. But on 31's, the stock equipment holds up well.
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Unread 03-21-2014, 07:55 AM   #15
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I'm headed for 33's someday, but I'm whittling away at the expense of upgrading one year/one mod at a time until the tires are the last link and everything will work fine. A lot of the guys on here will jump the gun out of anxiety. Not only do they suffer from broken parts, they are forced to fix things before their funds are readily available.
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