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post #1 of 52 Old 08-06-2010, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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A Mass/Maine XJ

So I should have started this a long time ago. I was living in MA when I bought her, had a problem with rear axle making a weird sound, guy who i bought it off replaced it with a 2000 junkyard 8.25. Had a slight vibe with all kinds of noises but this thing has NEVER broken down. Bought it with 93,000 miles on it. odometer is off i think by about 10,000 no idea what happened.

First thing I did was paint my rims black and then replaced the leafs with heavy duty leafs from Crown Auto thanks to my buddy down there in Canton, MA.

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post #2 of 52 Old 08-06-2010, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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I tried to repint the hood with a rattle can (wish i didn't now) tried to paint and clear it twice, at least the second time it came out better.
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This past wkend my fraternity Brother (4pointoh1998) came over and we got the 3 inch coils from Iron Rock in, 2 inch shackles from Rough Country along with 4 new shocks and broke 4 out 4 shock bolts. at least I'm batting 1.000. Next plan is tires, trying to find something cheap $130 range. Someone told me I could get BFG's for that.
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O and I bought a OHC (thanks CJ-7 Tim) <----that guy is the man. and installation couldn't have been easier.
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I painted my roof with dupilcolor bed liner (mistake) but then through the miracle of the internet and more specifically Jeepforum, found MonstaLiner!!! Great product. Only drawback is once you mix it you gotta use it all and haven't found an easy less messy way to mix small batches. Pics soon if I can find them. Also did the rocker panels and almost the complete underside of the Jeep.

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Love the size difference in these stabilizers
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O and I finished my new deck off here at my house.

20x24 ft. if your wondering.
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Working on quick discos and trackbar this wkend. but Red Sox are playing the Yankees so gotta make sure I'm cleaned up and everything before game starts. Leave some comments I would like some more ideas.

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Discos in and rear shocks.....I don't wanna talk about the trackbar mount. it's been a bad day and the Jeep ain't goin anywhere right now. Pics to follow

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That stupid trackbar mount

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Dude i'm still drilling and I couldn't find a 9/16 that fits a standard drill so I bought another 1/2 and I'm just going to wiggle it around in there. 2 broken drill bits......The whole is only about half the size it needs to be but I'm at least all the way through.

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sry if they are a little blurry my camera sucks and I can't keep my hands still.
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When I get home I'll see what I have for bits. I may have a 9/16 that's been spun down to the appropriate width on the chuck end.

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at this point I need everything leading up to that too. like I said the hole is only about 2/3 of the way there in diameter. I can't remember the last size I just bored through all the way.

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Here's pic of the Trackbar installed. The instructions say to drill out stock mount to 9/16" and after $40 in drill bits and borrowing some from 4pointoh1998 it's finally in. I think the bottom of the hole got a little more flanged than I wanted but when I went to put the bolt in I need a rubber mallet with a couple taps to get it in and then used the nut to suck the bolt through the rest of the hole. Bought a new replacement for the axle side $6 for the bolt and $20 for the new flag nut. I think I got it pretty well inline since I haven't moved the Jeep since taking the stock one out. pretty easy, just had my brother turn the steering wheel and shift the body. I'll have an update on the ride after this wkend and give everything time to settle in. I would say the JKS trackbar is extremely heavy duty and the install can go easier just NEVER try and cut it out!!!!
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