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post #136 of 2859 Old 02-28-2013, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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I run an arc cuz I cant afford a big mig . works great for the thick stuff. Arc welding seems like a lost art nowadays .
Diggin the new lift .
Yea, arc is the only thing I have any experience with, and even then thats not much. And thanks!


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post #137 of 2859 Old 02-28-2013, 02:33 PM
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I just read this whole thread and I have to hand it to you I feel a lot smarter for it. Your build has been quick and it looks really good. I hope to do a build over the next year but I'm a starving student/father/husband haha. Anyway, keep the updates coming. I dig it like a shovel.
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post #138 of 2859 Old 02-28-2013, 02:49 PM
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Also do you mind if I ask how you lifted the white (92?) XJ? You mentioned how cheap the whole build was but I was curious to know more about it. If there is another thread for that build could you just point me that direction so I don't bug you with a bunch of questions about it?
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post #139 of 2859 Old 02-28-2013, 05:41 PM
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I hate you and you 29 spline goodness.

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post #140 of 2859 Old 02-28-2013, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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I just read this whole thread and I have to hand it to you I feel a lot smarter for it. Your build has been quick and it looks really good. I hope to do a build over the next year but I'm a starving student/father/husband haha. Anyway, keep the updates coming. I dig it like a shovel.
Thanks man! Im just warming up with this one, although the rest of the plans will be a bit more tedious. Im a father/husband as well so I keep things pretty budget minded myself, but luckily my intentions with the build dont necessarily require a huge budget. Im just trying to tailor the Jeep to my needs, not so much the "bigger is better" trend. I one day hope to be able to call it an expedition rig of sorts, but I have lots more to do before that.

As for that white XJ ('96 btw), it was my first and Im almost ashamed to say how it was lifted haha. I built 3.25" spacers out of 2.25" ID steel pipe, welded to a big washer to seat the spring. Rear was 2" blocks for a couple weeks til I got my donor s10 leafs to build a bastard pack. Ran stock shocks, spaced up with a ton of nuts and long bolts. It was ghetto-fabulous but I had the time of my life with it. Wheeled the crap out of it, blew out d30 spider gears and busted the 27spl 8.25 after 33s and a lotta throttle. Nothing special about it but I miss it sometimes.

For fun, same Jeep flexin on 235's. Next pic is after 33s, tore down mid swap (put in 29 spline).



Kinda hi-jacking my own thread here but that Jeep never got a build thread due to all the ghetto hackjob it started with lol

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post #141 of 2859 Old 03-04-2013, 07:47 PM
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Dude that is fawked. But it works!
Did the 8.25 mod and the trackbar and errrmahhhgahd cant wait to put the axle in.

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post #142 of 2859 Old 03-04-2013, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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Dude that is fawked. But it works!
Did the 8.25 mod and the trackbar and errrmahhhgahd cant wait to put the axle in.
Good deal, 8.25 is a much better rear end for sure. Shouldnt blow that on 235s haha.

Im at a bit of a standstill on my build til the weather gets better. Pretty happy with my current setup, I would trust it to drive the 2hr road trip to LBL to wheel and come back home without any trouble. It has been so great to drive.

I need to order a .75" shackle, then I can gather materials to start building sliders. I dont wanna spend my first big wheeling trip *****footing around cause Im worried bout putting my rockers into the doors.

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post #143 of 2859 Old 03-05-2013, 04:21 AM
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Good deal, 8.25 is a much better rear end for sure. Shouldnt blow that on 235s haha.

Im at a bit of a standstill on my build til the weather gets better. Pretty happy with my current setup, I would trust it to drive the 2hr road trip to LBL to wheel and come back home without any trouble. It has been so great to drive.

I need to order a .75" shackle, then I can gather materials to start building sliders. I dont wanna spend my first big wheeling trip *****footing around cause Im worried bout putting my rockers into the doors.
Shackle relocators and an inch shackle
Maybe an Aussie?

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post #144 of 2859 Old 03-05-2013, 05:39 AM
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Good deal, 8.25 is a much better rear end for sure. Shouldnt blow that on 235s haha.

Im at a bit of a standstill on my build til the weather gets better. Pretty happy with my current setup, I would trust it to drive the 2hr road trip to LBL to wheel and come back home without any trouble. It has been so great to drive.

I need to order a .75" shackle, then I can gather materials to start building sliders. I dont wanna spend my first big wheeling trip *****footing around cause Im worried bout putting my rockers into the doors.
Get them built! Never trust rocks, not after they ate my door lmao

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post #145 of 2859 Old 03-05-2013, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
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Get them built! Never trust rocks, not after they ate my door lmao
Haha I saw that. Thats a big reason why Im pushing for getting sliders done ASAP.

@Luke95,
I plan to eventually go with relocation brackets, but want to pick up a little longer shackle first and go from there. Once it warms up Ill be getting to work on the fun part of the build. Straying away from bolt-ons and building everything. Cant wait to get started.

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post #146 of 2859 Old 03-05-2013, 07:16 AM
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Haha I saw that. Thats a big reason why Im pushing for getting sliders done ASAP.
Haha right.
Im ordering rigid co's sliders next week, gonna cut out that dent and patch that door. The sliders should hide the rocker dents.

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post #147 of 2859 Old 03-05-2013, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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Haha right.
Im ordering rigid co's sliders next week, gonna cut out that dent and patch that door. The sliders should hide the rocker dents.
Yea, I mainly want them now before I bang things up to make install go smoother. Im just trying to decide how I want to build them. I want them stuck out enough to give me some door protection, but I dont really have access to a tubing bender, so I may opt to build them out of 2x4 to get a little extra protection. I still gotta figure out who Ill be getting the steel from as well, got a couple places in mind.

After that it will be time for bumper builds. Cant decide if I wanna do something tucked up nice and tight or build out enough to do a single hoop. I NEED to build a rear bumper more than anything though, and when I do I will be mounting them via rectangle tubing inside the rail. Thats the only way Ill feel comfortable tugging on it I believe.

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Not exactly build related, but since I cut into the Jeep fund it sort of is...

... bought a new carry piece today.

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post #149 of 2859 Old 03-06-2013, 10:02 PM
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Guns and Jeeps go together well.

My build thread has pics again. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/kevin108s-2000-xj-build-867428/
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post #150 of 2859 Old 03-07-2013, 06:46 AM Thread Starter
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Guns and Jeeps go together well.
Match made in heaven for sure!

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