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post #1 of 39 Old 07-30-2014, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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**TIE-BREAKER POLL deja vu** Who's gonna be the July COTM - final answer!!!

Here we have two XJ's that keep rising to the top together. That in itself tells me they're both winners. But only one can be the July14 COTM and it's up to you to help decide. I don't know how this is going to end up but I know there's a tale here to be told around campfires and mudpits for many weekends to come.

Here's another look at the rigs, check em out and post those votes.
This tie breaker shoot-out poll will close in 24 hours. Standard COTM rules apply.
Linkback for the history books > Vote for the Jurassic July Cherokee Of The Month!!!.
Let's getter done!


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"You can set my jeep on fire and roll it down a hill,
But I still wouldn't trade it for a Coupe DeVille."


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post #2 of 39 Old 07-30-2014, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by VegasGT

Year: - 1999

Model: - XJ Sport

Drive Train: - 4.0/AW4, high pinion D30 with Aussie locker and open 29 spline C8.25

Suspension: - 4.5" RE coils, RC fixed lowers, Currie Johnny Joint Adj Uppers, 11/10" travel F/R shocks with rear lower mounts raised to axle level, custom front bumpstops, RE 3.5" leaf springs, 1.5" shackles, HD Offroad No Lift Shackle Relocation brackets, custom fabbed bumpstop plates and Omix Ada 4.1" frame side bumps

Wheels/Tires: - 35" Hankook RT03's on 15x8 Cragar D Windows

Other Notable Modifications: - Dirtbound Offroad Front bumper, custom wraparound rear bumper, HD Offroad frame stiffeners, removeable doors, Autopal H4/Putco harness/Hella 80/100w, SBLED's Cool White Gauge cluster upgrade, Aux Fan wired to switch, etc.

Favorite Modification: - Toss-up between locker and stiffeners. If i started the build over those would be my first mods.

Least Favorite Modification: - Ever fooling with an AAL, shoulda bought full leafs from the beginning.

Best Trail Damage: - Passenger rocker got smashed up past the bottom of the door at WBR last year.

Build Thread: - VegasGT's "Clifford The Big Red Unibody"

Optional: - As with most Jeep builds things get out of hand fast. Bought this thing completely unmolested, with intent of a budget boost, TJ Moabs, and not much else. Then I started wheeling more and more, slowly fixing/upgrading things as I saw the need. Theres still so much to do but at its current state it does everything I ask of it. My wife, daughter, and I load up in it, drive an hour to the offroad park, and beat on it all day, fold the seats down and set up a sleeping platform, then wake up the next morning and do it again. After the extended weekend trips we air back up and drive it the hour back home cruising at 70 mph. Even the wife wheels it haha. Very happy with the way it all turned out.





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But I still wouldn't trade it for a Coupe DeVille."


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Quote:
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Year: - 2001

Model: - XJ Sport

Drive Train: - 4.0 AW4, NP231, Dana 60 High Pinion in front, Full Floating Corp 14 in rear, 4.88 gears, Spartan locker in front, Detroit locker in rear, Disc brakes all around.

Suspension: - 7.5" RE coils with adjustable coil over spacers, 1998 Yukon leaf springs with custom lift blocks. Custom 3 link in front with 40" long arms. Ballistic Fab and Trail gear joints and bushings. Ruff Stuff heims all around.

Wheels/Tires: - 18.4X16.1 American Farmer R1 AG tires. 44" tallX 19" wide. 16.1X14 steel wheels with Ballistic Fab bead locks.

Other Notable Modifications: - PSC full hydraulic steering, Blue Torch Fab high steer arms, custom inside cargo rack and roof rack.

Favorite Modification: - 1 Tons and AG tires

Least Favorite Modification: - Warn M8000 winch.

Best Trail Damage: - Not much damage but I get stuck a lot and thats part of the fun.

Build Thread: - 1FUNXJ Build Thread

Optional: - This old heap is really a blast in the mud. The big axles and tires really get it done now. Lots more info in my build thread.





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But I still wouldn't trade it for a Coupe DeVille."


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Voted! So wild that we are here again!

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Guam typhoon bump!!
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bump!!

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Let me break this down in an AKIQPilot type way:

VegasGT - Brandon, I've always loved your rig. Your constant additions to it have been awesome and inspiring. You've always been helpful to me, and haven't called me a dumb *** like Jordan does. You're kind of a pic whore, but I'm okay with that. Now, we're bros on snapchat, and maybe one day we'll get to wheel together. For that reason, I can't let you win.

AKIQPilot - Man, you've got an awesome rig. That pic of you winching out of the mud that you have up in this thread is one of my favorite XJ pics ever. Your rig really has the "wow" factor that no other on this forum really has. You really be more like Brandon and pic whore your rig.

AKIQPilot gets my vote.


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Let me break this down in an AKIQPilot type way:

VegasGT - Brandon, I've always loved your rig. Your constant additions to it have been awesome and inspiring. You've always been helpful to me, and haven't called me a dumb *** like Jordan does. You're kind of a pic whore, but I'm okay with that. Now, we're bros on snapchat, and maybe one day we'll get to wheel together. For that reason, I can't let you win.

AKIQPilot - Man, you've got an awesome rig. That pic of you winching out of the mud that you have up in this thread is one of my favorite XJ pics ever. Your rig really has the "wow" factor that no other on this forum really has. You really be more like Brandon and pic whore your rig.

AKIQPilot gets my vote.
Thanks for the kind words and I agree. Thats why Tom got my vote.

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Thanks for the kind words and I agree. Thats why Tom got my vote.
How humble of you!


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post #10 of 39 Old 07-30-2014, 07:50 PM
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Vote in.

Loser trades for mine?

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only 22 hrs left bump

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post #12 of 39 Old 07-30-2014, 09:20 PM
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Voted.brandon got my vote

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post #13 of 39 Old 07-30-2014, 10:53 PM
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You guys don't fool around over here. Impressive Stop by the yj turf. We gotta tie breaker going on too.

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post #14 of 39 Old 07-31-2014, 02:39 AM
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Deja vu. Feels like we've done this before. They're both awesome rigs

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post #15 of 39 Old 07-31-2014, 05:45 AM
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So what happens if this one ends In a tie....... bump???

Sorry bad weather has left me with nothing to do but pester the poll
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