I'm sitting here, day off from work, rainy outside so I figured I would make a build thread.
Bought this xj for $1900 in November '08. Had a 96 xj since August 06', my first vehicle
. Here is how she sat the day I registered her. You can see the 96 in the background.
Whitewalls ftw right? Wrong.
First thing was change the fluids. After that I was back at college so not much really happened due to lack of funds.
I did take off the purple sport decal.
My dad had mentioned something about buying new rims when we first got it, because they were in pretty shatty condition. One tire had a slow leak because valve stem was rotting away. I said something about soft 8's or the d windows because they were so cheap.
Well on christmas morning I awoke to a set of 15x8 black ravines.
only pic I have that shows them well.
Also had the whitewalls mounted on the inside thank god.
The front bumper endcap was dented, so my dad bought a new one. I didnt ask for it I could have cared less haha. So we put that on and C4x4 tow hooks at the same time.
Also did valve cover gasket since it was leaking.
With Christmas came money, so I moved onto the audio, something I could do fairly easily.
Alpine head unit
Kicker 5.25" speakers(present from my lovely girlfriend) in the front doors and used 6.5" Pioneers in the back.
Finally finished the sub at the beginning of summer too.
It was my first time doing a subwoofer, I built the box myself, turned out pretty good.
Its an old 12" Kicker comp my uncle had laying around, and a kenwood amp I bought.
I bought a pair of Hella 500's for 30 bucks when amazon had them on sale back in january but never installed them. Put those in, i love them. I can actually see at night!
This past weekend I flushed the rad and yesterday put in a new t-stat.
Pic of the old one still in, it started pouring right after I took it out so no pics of the new one. The old one was practically glued in.
Aaaaand took off the door trim. Still need to get the tape off.
Wow that pic looks almost pinkish. Dumb camera
My future plans? Well as long as everything works out ok....
1. Paint the flares
2. New wheel bearing......great.
3. Get a hitch
4.Most likely a home brew 3" lift
Ill definitely keep this updated though.