You'll get there in time man, Rome wasnt built in a day. One of these days if (when) my XJ gets out of hand Id love to find an MJ to restore and fix up like yours for DD duty. Do you have a build thread?
Yeah i know. Honestly it dosent really bother me because its mechanically sound and reliable. However it bothers other people greatly which i really dont understand lol. And i kinda made a build thread a long time ago but theres nothing in it haha. One day I'll sit down and actually make one, mainly because my dad would like to see it as sort of a timeline thing. And you should definatly build a DD MJ. I would hate to see how clean that would be if your trail rig looks like the way it does
For me, I went hunting this past week in the XJ. Great trip with my son in law and his dad. We got a Moose and some Caribou. We had an awesome trip and the XJ performed awesome. Better than I even expected. We went through terrain a brand new Polaris Ranger 6X on 27" mud lites didn't even dare to go.
Bullwinkle mounted on the roof rack. I will post some more pictures in my thread.
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Hadn't done anything with my 97 for a while...2 weeks ago, got a hair up my butt and sold it to buy another. Picked up a 96 Classic, typical Chrysler paint, interior in really good shape, body straight with just a few normal dings, 3" RE lift, 31" BFG AT's & swaybar disconnects. Immediate plans - skid plates, at least up front & under fuel tank...tow hooks up front (suggestions? Looking at the Iron Rock kit at the moment). Bumpers and side armor hopefully soon. My boy approves of the purchase...as soon as we got in it to drive it home, first thing outta his mouth "when we taking it 4wheeling Daddy?" LOL