A Maine XJ - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > General Jeep Forums > Jeep Builds > A Maine XJ

FS: 2007-2013 Jeep Wrangler "HALO" Angel Eye KitFS: Wranger BRIGHT License Plate LED! Just $3! Great valueRough Country Lift Kits and Parts!

Reply
Unread 11-07-2008, 02:23 PM   #1
4pointOH1998
Registered User
2013 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Waterville/Bangor, MAINE
Posts: 1,776
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



__________________
-Bryan- ΚΔΦ-MΘΣΝΔ
Fighting the rust since April '08...
A Maine XJ Nightcrew!
4pointOH1998 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-07-2008, 02:35 PM   #2
4pointOH1998
Registered User
2013 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Waterville/Bangor, MAINE
Posts: 1,776
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
[yt]73S3udmuNbQ[/yt]
__________________
-Bryan- ΚΔΦ-MΘΣΝΔ
Fighting the rust since April '08...
A Maine XJ Nightcrew!

Last edited by 4pointOH1998; 11-08-2008 at 11:21 AM..
4pointOH1998 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-07-2008, 02:39 PM   #3
4pointOH1998
Registered User
2013 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Waterville/Bangor, MAINE
Posts: 1,776
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?)
__________________
-Bryan- ΚΔΦ-MΘΣΝΔ
Fighting the rust since April '08...
A Maine XJ Nightcrew!
4pointOH1998 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-07-2008, 02:46 PM   #4
bebout
Registered User
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Georgia
Posts: 2,493
very nicely done! sounds like some good plans for it
bebout is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-07-2008, 03:25 PM   #5
4pointOH1998
Registered User
2013 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Waterville/Bangor, MAINE
Posts: 1,776
Quote:
Originally Posted by bebout View Post
very nicely done! sounds like some good plans for it
Thanks man. Have big plans for it
__________________
-Bryan- ΚΔΦ-MΘΣΝΔ
Fighting the rust since April '08...
A Maine XJ Nightcrew!
4pointOH1998 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-07-2008, 05:55 PM   #6
Camo Deere
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 2,568
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.
Camo Deere is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-07-2008, 06:46 PM   #7
Pedro7
Registered User
2000 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Morristown, NJ
Posts: 488
Quote:
Originally Posted by Camo Deere View Post
Can't believe you spent all that time installing the body lift and you didn't even post it..
body lift?
__________________
KCCO
2000 WJ - Clayton, IRO, MileMarker, Custom Splice, JCR, Bilstein, Rola, Federal Tires
1997 TJ - Restoration completed thanks to: Cooper Tires, Rustys, Rough Country, and Quadratec.
Pedro7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-07-2008, 06:53 PM   #8
4pointOH1998
Registered User
2013 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Waterville/Bangor, MAINE
Posts: 1,776
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pedro7 View Post
body lift?
Missed that thread eh?
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f7/xj-body-lift-installed-480008/
__________________
-Bryan- ΚΔΦ-MΘΣΝΔ
Fighting the rust since April '08...
A Maine XJ Nightcrew!
4pointOH1998 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-07-2008, 07:56 PM   #9
1996BlackXJ
Registered User
1996 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Maine
Posts: 1,757
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
__________________
-Max Black 1996 XJ Build Thread: My Maine-iac XJ part deux
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.
www.maine4x4.org Maine Jeep Club Member #1 Firefighter Jeep Club Member Black Jeep Society Member #163Survivalist Jeep Club Member #14
1996BlackXJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-07-2008, 08:52 PM   #10
4pointOH1998
Registered User
2013 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Waterville/Bangor, MAINE
Posts: 1,776
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!
__________________
-Bryan- ΚΔΦ-MΘΣΝΔ
Fighting the rust since April '08...
A Maine XJ Nightcrew!
4pointOH1998 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-08-2008, 10:40 AM   #11
1996BlackXJ
Registered User
1996 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Maine
Posts: 1,757
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4pointOH1998 View Post
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
__________________
-Max Black 1996 XJ Build Thread: My Maine-iac XJ part deux
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.
www.maine4x4.org Maine Jeep Club Member #1 Firefighter Jeep Club Member Black Jeep Society Member #163Survivalist Jeep Club Member #14
1996BlackXJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-10-2008, 08:53 PM   #12
BrizzleXJ
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Wyoming, MI
Posts: 59
Nice! I have the same XJ. I like how yours looks without the side moldings. I think i'll take off mine too.
BrizzleXJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-10-2008, 09:49 PM   #13
MXCarson92
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Maine
Posts: 603
Maine FTW! Nice Jeep! Where abouts are you located?
__________________

2003 Chevy 2500HD | 6.0 w/ 4.10s | Keys | H2 Wheels/315 BFG's
98 TJ SE | 3.75" Rough Country | 33x12.5x15 DC Mud Country | Cobra 19DX/Firestik 4' | IPF X4 | Genright Steering Box Skid - SOLD

ΦΚΣ
My Build
MXCarson92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-10-2008, 10:12 PM   #14
Higgs98XJ
Senior Member
 
Higgs98XJ's Avatar
2001 WJ 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Great Falls, VA
Posts: 511


I like your style. nice jeep
__________________
2001 WJ Laredo
4" IRO lift w/ front long arms, Bilstein 5125s, 32" BFG KM2s on JK Moabs

Past: '98 XJ Sport
Higgs98XJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-10-2008, 10:18 PM   #15
4pointOH1998
Registered User
2013 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Waterville/Bangor, MAINE
Posts: 1,776
Quote:
Originally Posted by Higgs98XJ View Post


I like your style. nice jeep
Gotta love a red XJ
__________________
-Bryan- ΚΔΦ-MΘΣΝΔ
Fighting the rust since April '08...
A Maine XJ Nightcrew!
4pointOH1998 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.