This will be my build thread for my Forest Green 98 XJ. This is more for my records than anything as this build won't be that exciting. I plan to use the XJ as my DD as my TJ has gotten so far into rock crawler mode that it's no longer practical to use as a driver.
My TJ build thread can be seen here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/d...hread-1093900/
Anyhow, I looked for quite a while before I found what I was looking for, a 98 XJ, 6cyl auto. Had to have a clean interior, and a good body. I found this and paid $3,000 for it.
She's bone stock. Right down to the AM/FM RADIO (gonna have to change that!) She's got a HP D30 up front, and a D35 with LSD in back, and a 231 TC.
On the 60 mile drive home, the fan clutch gave up and embeded the fan into the radiator... So AAA took her the rest of the way. -
- I could only laugh. The guy that sold it to me sent me a check for $200 to pay for parts, so that's cool.
She got a new radiator, new fan and new fan clutch.
Also bought a stearing wheel cover, hatch shocks, and some smell good stuff to set under the seat. (Vanilla Jasmin, HAHAH)
Plans are to get her road worthy again. She's gonna need a new exhaust, I've got a clunk under the hood, I'm thinking motor mount or tranny mount.. I'm changing out all the fluids today, Motor, Trans, TC, and axles front and rear, then we'll see how she feels.
Future plans are:
-4" lift (Iron Rock off road)
-32" all-terrain tires and steal soft 8 rims
-I'm liking JCR offroads front and rear bumpers and a set of rock sliders.
-Cut n fold the fenders and remove the flairs.
-Some sort of discos for the sway bar. (JKS maybe?)
I still have a lot of homework to do to choose what parts I'm gonna put on this thing, I think it would look cool having the 98 forest green XJ flat towing the 98 forest green TJ to the trail head,...
Down the road I'll probably instal alloy shafts in the axles just for peace of mind, but this jeep is NOT going to get on the rocks. That's what the TJ is for.