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post #16 of 185 Old 09-11-2008, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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haha no I didnt put it back but that would have been pretty funny.


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post #17 of 185 Old 09-11-2008, 06:58 PM
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Stupid POS ..you forgot to mention the being stuck in a rut by ourselves an busting your transfer case.

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post #18 of 185 Old 09-11-2008, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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I guess I did forget that... Well like my brother said, got bored one day and took the Jeep out for some light wheeling. Got hung up on my diffs in some ruts. The wheels dug out hole underneath themselves so the wheels could spin freely on their own. My guess is, I went to shift into 4lo and heard some nasty sounds, tried again and again with the grinding. Ended up getting a buddy to pull me out and I ended up grinding the shift selector gear for 4lo. $500 later and pulled my tcase for the first time, good as new. No pics of all that though.

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Here are a few other things I did over the summer:

Took it to the Pa Jeeps All Breeds Jeep Show at the York fairgrounds, had a blast on the course and got to see a ton of awesome rigs.






Trimmed my center caps on my wheels. I wasnt a fan of the unnecessarily long caps.
before:


after:


Trimmed out some of my Bushwackers because I have no bumpstops and right front tire caught the flare when flexing:


And a few days ago I replaced the cutting board spacers in my steering with the poly spacers I had ordered from JCR:




From now on the thread will grow very slowly as I have no money and no job right now. Once I get a job the mods will start coming in a little quicker. Stay tuned!

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post #20 of 185 Old 10-06-2008, 10:02 PM
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awesome jeep! i wish i could afford all that stuff but paying for school really drains the funds.

Completely stock, and keeping it that way...

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post #21 of 185 Old 10-06-2008, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks man, most of the work was done throughout high school. Now I only ever get any substantial parts for xmas. College has really drained any coin I had available to me.

Here is what I am planning in the future>

http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthrea...=upgraded+hp30

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post #22 of 185 Old 10-07-2008, 07:41 AM
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nice job on the roof. i'm thinking of doing the same to mine but in red since my rig is red.
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post #23 of 185 Old 10-07-2008, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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If you do it make sure you use the uv protectant stuff. I am going to redo mine because it has faded and the paint is starting to come through again.

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post #24 of 185 Old 10-07-2008, 12:04 PM
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I dont think you have to UV protect in gray or red it says on the site its only for black unless I red it wrong.
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post #25 of 185 Old 10-08-2008, 09:38 PM
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Awesome looking jeep! Reminds me of my old 97 XJ I had. Almost the same specs as you, 4.5 inch lift, 32's, sye, bushwackers etc. Hopefully my new 01 XJ will look similar to yours when I'm all done with it .


Question for ya, what gears do you have? 3.55 I'm assuming? If so, any problems with running the 33's and an automatic? My last one was a manual so I didnt have to worry about gearing as much
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I have 33's and 3/55's and it gets pretty bad mileage. Other than that its not too bad. The aw4 will down shift and rpms will go up while on hills but its not too bad. Towing anything it bogs down pretty good. I will soon be getting 35's and 4.56's so I should be fine then.

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post #27 of 185 Old 10-09-2008, 05:11 PM
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I have 33's and 3/55's and it gets pretty bad mileage. Other than that its not too bad. The aw4 will down shift and rpms will go up while on hills but its not too bad. Towing anything it bogs down pretty good. I will soon be getting 35's and 4.56's so I should be fine then.
ok gotcha. Hmm... gears may have to be on my list for after I get it lifted lol. Mine is going to be my daily driver so it would be nice if it got halfway decent mileage lol.

With the 5speed and 32's with 3.55's I got about 21 mpg average if I was nice on it.

2001 XJ- 5.5 inches of lift consisting of 4.5 RE coils and spacer and ajd trackbar, RC full 4.5 leafs, 1 inch Shackle, RC Control arm drop brackets, Extended brake lines, RE HnT. What I still need: 4.56 gears!!!
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thats where I wish I was, I get about half that now haha.

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post #29 of 185 Old 10-09-2008, 06:02 PM
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oh man.... I may need to just put 4.10 in it right off the bat. I cant afford to get that bad of mpg lol. I'm a broke college student

2001 XJ- 5.5 inches of lift consisting of 4.5 RE coils and spacer and ajd trackbar, RC full 4.5 leafs, 1 inch Shackle, RC Control arm drop brackets, Extended brake lines, RE HnT. What I still need: 4.56 gears!!!
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post #30 of 185 Old 10-18-2008, 07:54 PM
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Hey man can you give me more info on the RK 3 link please. Im really close to deciding on whether to go with it or adj uppers and lowers.

How do you like it? And where did you order?
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