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post #586 of 2859 Old 07-14-2013, 09:39 PM
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Ive ran a yellow-top in my Foxbody in the past, and a red top in my Z71. Good batteries but, I feel, a bit overrated for the $$. I think a lot of people buy them cause they look nice and to say "got an Optima." lol
I sincerely have mine for two reasons. It feeds the two 1000w amps without a hiccup, and the CCA's. It gets cold here sometimes.


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post #587 of 2859 Old 07-14-2013, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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I sincerely have mine for two reasons. It feeds the two 1000w amps without a hiccup, and the CCA's. It gets cold here sometimes.
I can understand there for sure. Im pretty basic when it comes to electrical doo-dads in my XJ. CCA is a concern for sure tho, weather varies so greatly in this area, in a years time its not too wild to experience near or sub-zero temps then have a week of 110 in that summer. Hard on stuff.

Its been way hot and humid real lately so that may be what killed my battery. It was 800 cca according to the label, installed by PO in '11.

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post #588 of 2859 Old 07-14-2013, 10:20 PM
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I don't see any date stickers on my red top, but it's about 3 years old. I am planning for a yellow top when I do the wiper cowl intake. Then I 'll be prepped for the winch.

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post #589 of 2859 Old 07-14-2013, 10:22 PM
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Oh, and by cold, I mean -45

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Oh, and by cold, I mean -45
Brrrrrr

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post #591 of 2859 Old 07-14-2013, 10:40 PM
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As of now whats your build list like? Been gojng through then pages but alot of reading, if you dont mind! Mainly the suspension , rims/tires
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post #592 of 2859 Old 07-14-2013, 11:29 PM
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Great looking XJ Vegas. I think a Red or White, '97 and newer is by far the best looking XJ out there. Yours looks great for sure.
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post #593 of 2859 Old 07-16-2013, 07:36 AM
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I wanna see this thing not be such a pavement pounding son of a *****

Jk man still looking good as always!

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post #594 of 2859 Old 07-16-2013, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
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I wanna see this thing not be such a pavement pounding son of a *****

Jk man still looking good as always!

I <3 rockrash
Lol next wheeling trip is weekend after next! It hasnt been pounding much anything but the driveway here lately haha. And thanks man!

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Great looking XJ Vegas. I think a Red or White, '97 and newer is by far the best looking XJ out there. Yours looks great for sure.
Thanks a ton man!

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As of now whats your build list like? Been gojng through then pages but alot of reading, if you dont mind! Mainly the suspension , rims/tires
Most all mods are in my sig, but ill do a quick breakdown of the suspension. Running Rubicon Express 4.5" coils, fixed LCA's, trackbar redrilled to center axle, 11/10" travel f/r shocks, add a leaf and 1" boomerang shackle out back. Running 32x11.5 Hankook Dynapro MT's on Cragar D Windows (15x8) and Aussie locked front.

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post #595 of 2859 Old 07-16-2013, 08:14 AM
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@justweldthe***** for the rear...

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post #596 of 2859 Old 07-16-2013, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
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@justweldthe***** for the rear...

I <3 rockrash
With the exception of not being able to do **** in 2wd, I havent even noticed the rear being open. The front Aussie just pulls over everything. Never would have thought itd work so well.

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post #597 of 2859 Old 07-16-2013, 08:27 AM
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Wheeling in the muddy rocks we have here I noticed that the rear would just quit pushing even while the front was, this sent me off the trail and that sucked! For the front I want selectable because in the winter I have to use 4wd some times on ****ty roads

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post #598 of 2859 Old 07-16-2013, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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Wheeling in the muddy rocks we have here I noticed that the rear would just quit pushing even while the front was, this sent me off the trail and that sucked! For the front I want selectable because in the winter I have to use 4wd some times on ****ty roads

I <3 rockrash
Yea, winters are rarely bad here, and I almost always use 2WD on snowy roads. I only use 4WD if I need to get going then I swap back to 2. Even with an open front I always felt 4WD pushed too much in snow to feel safe hanging curves. If I was any farther North than I am I woulda def went selectable.

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post #599 of 2859 Old 07-16-2013, 09:49 AM
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Here it's not irregular to get 2 feet of snow in one storm so I'd rather play it safe because with that much snow 4wd is needed to go anywhere haha...

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post #600 of 2859 Old 07-16-2013, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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Here it's not irregular to get 2 feet of snow in one storm so I'd rather play it safe because with that much snow 4wd is needed to go anywhere haha...

I <3 rockrash
Yikes. An inch of snow has been enough for school to be closed here, if we get 6 inches it is total chaos to everyone. Milk and bread disappears from stores, its pretty pathetic lol. We did have that ice storm thing in '09 where my whole area was without power for 2 weeks plus, but shy of a freak deal like that its very mild here.

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