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post #76 of 483 Old 04-21-2010, 03:24 PM
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Nice, this is going to be a good thread! Im doing the 4x4 swap on my 88 MJ, just a heads up on the 4x4..its not all that difficult but make sure you keep it soaked with WD40 or penetrating oil. Also it your keeping the manual tranny..the 94+ (correct me if Im wrong someone) have an external slave cylinder.

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I believe 5 speed external slave is 92-93 on most jeeps. Depends on which body and trans was in it. YJs got them before XJs.

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post #77 of 483 Old 04-21-2010, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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Mine came from a '95 just FYI. They look a lot different now.


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post #78 of 483 Old 04-21-2010, 03:31 PM
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very nice build


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Gah! White lettering on the tires! Otherwise looks awesome.... Wish it was mine!
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love the white letters! haha. to each his own.
great mj build. came out real nice. any plans to paint the soft8s gunmetal?
I am partial to white letters on name brand tires. What type of goodyears are they?
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Nice looking truck! Great write up!
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They are Duratracs. The guy at Discount Tire asked me why I picked these instead of the BFG A/T. I've read some good reviews of them and they look much more aggressive than the the BFGs. So far they don't seem to be that loud either (course most of my interior is still out, so everything is loud). At $140/each, they seemed to be a pretty good deal. I'm happy so far.


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post #82 of 483 Old 04-21-2010, 07:42 PM
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They are Duratracs. The guy at Discount Tire asked me why I picked these instead of the BFG A/T. I've read some good reviews of them and they look much more aggressive than the the BFGs. So far they don't seem to be that loud either (course most of my interior is still out, so everything is loud). At $140/each, they seemed to be a pretty good deal. I'm happy so far.
Looks good. I talked to Discount about the Duratracs when I was tire shopping, but they were out of stock in my size. I like the white letters. I'd like to run white letters, but my wife, white letters and curbs don't mix.

Where did you pick up the trans?
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post #83 of 483 Old 04-21-2010, 07:44 PM
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I am partial to white letters on name brand tires
Me too, on chrome rims no less!
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nice looking build bro, looking forward to the drivetrain work so that i can get some pointers for mine

My Amber Fire XJ Project: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/amber-fire-xj-rejuvenation-project-1048331/
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post #85 of 483 Old 04-21-2010, 10:54 PM
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Nice looking Jeep man. You mentioned a few pages back about the holes in the trim from the mirror swap. When I did the swap on my 95 I had the same problem until I found the triangular trim pieces from a 96 or older XJ with electric mirrors. I imagine that the same parts would work on an MJ is you find a limited in a junkyard some day or something.

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post #86 of 483 Old 04-22-2010, 06:33 AM
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Nice build. I'd probably suggest you pull out the dash and see if there are any leaks at the seams. That is a common problem. Also, is the ZJs sway bar better?
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post #87 of 483 Old 04-22-2010, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
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Looks good.
Where did you pick up the trans?
Thanks! I got the trans, tc and axles from a Junkyard in Monroe, NC. I think they have several yards over the southeast, so they were able to find exactly what I was looking for and I had it in a couple days.

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nice looking build bro, looking forward to the drivetrain work so that i can get some pointers for mine
Sure thing. It helps knowing that other people have done it and recommend that more people. Its a good confidence builder.

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Nice looking Jeep man. You mentioned a few pages back about the holes in the trim from the mirror swap. When I did the swap on my 95 I had the same problem until I found the triangular trim pieces from a 96 or older XJ with electric mirrors. I imagine that the same parts would work on an MJ is you find a limited in a junkyard some day or something.
I actually had a pair and I traded for some manually adjusting XJ mirrors. When I got home, I found out they were broken. So when I ordered the newer style mirrors I didn't have those pieces anymore. Its kind of a sore spot for me.

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Nice build. I'd probably suggest you pull out the dash and see if there are any leaks at the seams. That is a common problem. Also, is the ZJs sway bar better?
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The seams of what? I've already checked on the firewall where the fuse box comes through. I think that was my biggest problem.

Thanks for all the compliments. I've become really addicted these things. I went to look at another one yesterday. I probably won't buy it, but I might convince a friend to.


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post #88 of 483 Old 04-22-2010, 07:48 AM
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'The seams of what? I've already checked on the firewall where the fuse box comes through. I think that was my biggest problem.'

Might look at the '99 MJ build on post #104 and #142. The fuse box might have been your problem though.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/99-mj-build-881250/

Here's another excellent MJ biuld:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/m...manche-886068/
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post #89 of 483 Old 04-24-2010, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, I got some new lenses for the front. I really like the front markers; they're so much better than the worn out ones I had. The side ones... I'm not so sure about yet. I kinda like them, but they're a tad ricey. They'll stay for now.

And here is the suprise. I drove 350 miles round trip to pick this up (roll bar):



I've got some other pictures and I'll try to do some edits on them this week. I just auto mode on my point and shoot, so they didn't come out too good. The lights on the bar are kinda big, so I might swap those out. Its not bolted down yet; the mounting flanges need a little bit of tweaking, but overall, I'm very happy with the fit.


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post #90 of 483 Old 04-24-2010, 07:01 PM
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...they're a tad ricey.
I like that

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That looks good and I'm more than a little jealous. I still can't find one. Is it out of a Dakota or is it a MJ bar?
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