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post #1 of 481 Old 11-07-2008, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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A Maine XJ

Figured I may as well make a little build thread. So here goes. Bought a 1998 XJ with 128,666 miles in April 08. 4.0, AW4, Np231, D35 rear for $3300.

Sorry about the picture sizes

After I Krylon'd the flares. Crappy rusted rims. Saggy suspension.


Than I got my Jeepforum brand rims. Some 15x7 Soft 8's.


Then I added C4x4 tow hooks, ripped off the door molding, and added some Walmart baja lights




Chucked the donut spare. Cleaned up one of the old rims for a full size spare


Wheeled it some


After that wheeling, I waxed the **** out of it




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post #2 of 481 Old 11-07-2008, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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Than decided it was time for some lift. Contemplated getting RE 3.5" Superflex kit. Ended up getting 2" OME medium duty. Found a cheap set of BFG Mud Terrains on Craigslist

Post lift





Got a Class III U-haul hitch put in

Little more wheeling





Short Vid of my sucky driving and a stump
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Painted the flares and endcaps... again






That's all for the moment. Out of money.

Soon:
*Trim and TJ flares
*JKS Discos
*Flowmaster Catback
*Herc interior and bottom lower portion of the exterior
*Gas tank skid and TC skid
*Surco rack

Future:
*8.8 swap
*Regear to 4.56 or 4.88 and lockers
*33's or ?
*Bumpers (Warn maybe?)

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very nicely done! sounds like some good plans for it
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very nicely done! sounds like some good plans for it
Thanks man. Have big plans for it

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Can't believe you spent all that time installing the body lift and you didn't even post it..

Looks awesome man. The lift looks pretty sweet. Hurry up and trim that crap.
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Can't believe you spent all that time installing the body lift and you didn't even post it..
body lift?

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body lift?
Missed that thread eh?
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f7/xj-body-lift-installed-480008/

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post #9 of 481 Old 11-07-2008, 07:56 PM
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Maine Jeeps...the best out there.

Hey, how much lift did the OME kit give you in the back? I will probably buy some HD OME leaf springs and coil spacers to make my 2" lift. (shocks in the mail)

Thanks, oh and nice JEEP

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The kit gave me a hair over 2" in the rear. About 2.25" I suppose. The front is sitting right at about 2.5". Maine FTW!

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The kit gave me a hair over 2" in the rear. About 2.25" I suppose. The front is sitting right at about 2.5". Maine FTW!
cool thanks

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4.5" lift of assorted brands, 33x10.5 KM2s on D-Windows, JCR rear bumper, Nates Slimline w/Champion 8k winch, custom half doors, roof rack, and tire carrier, Maine Woods dents and pin striping, and various other cool things.
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Nice! I have the same XJ. I like how yours looks without the side moldings. I think i'll take off mine too.
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Maine FTW! Nice Jeep! Where abouts are you located?


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I like your style. nice jeep

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I like your style. nice jeep
Gotta love a red XJ

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