These guys never fail to put on a good show and it was another great contest this month. Props to both of these jeeps!
I don't think I'm gonna forget this one with the final tally being 2014 - oddly enough.
Clifford has come from behind revvin pedal to the metal to pull off another win, nice job!!
Please join me here and now in congratulating VegasGT as the
As our July COTM VegasGT will remain a premium forum supporter on JF's dime for another year and more importantly keeps his throne as our July COTM with all due bragging rights. This XJ also just earned the 7th spot in the 2014 COTY contest of December. Only 4 more spots to fill so get those entries polished up for August!
Way to come through in the end and nice work with this XJ! I can't wait to see the new sliders in use.
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.
Thanks for everyone's help here and check back 2nd week of next month for the August contest!
oh yeah and the poll thread almost beat MetalCloak's complete suspension giveaway thread for most crawls this month.
"You can set my jeep on fire and roll it down a hill,
But I still wouldn't trade it for a Coupe DeVille."