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Unread 12-26-2011, 11:07 PM   #121
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nice xj.ive got a pretty much mint/stock 04 rubicon that i was going to build up but im gonna sell it and build a cherokee..pretty much like yours.

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Unread 01-04-2012, 07:08 PM   #122
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So after snapping a bolt on my steering box while installing my bumper I swapped out my steering box today with one from a Dodge Durango. Man, what an improvement! Wish I had done this years ago. She drives like she's on rails now. Install was a breeze. I highly recommend it
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Unread 03-05-2012, 07:55 PM   #123
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hey man, been following the build for a while now. Very nice! How are the duratracs doing? Im thinking km2s or duras, but I drive alot as you do. (dd) but I dont want to sacrifice offroad either...
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Unread 03-06-2012, 02:16 PM   #124
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Oh I like the Duratracs a thousand times better than my KM2s. Great on the street, I'm gettin greatwear out of em, but most of all they are great in the snow. My km2s were just scary in the snow once they got past half tread. And I haven't had one problem with em off road. They clean out pretty good for an AT. IMO they are the best tire for a DD. I only wish they made em in 35s
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Unread 03-10-2012, 03:36 AM   #125
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awesome!! thanks for the reply man. Ive been racking my brain! Its good to know they arent as sidewall puncture ridden as they seem lol My club does trails that have some rocks and mud, roots and hills, that kind of stuff. Also some stuff up near Ma Bell, kind of mountain-like.

I just bought the RC 4.5" X series lift, gathering my parts up. So you have good performance in the rocky stuff too?
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Unread 06-29-2012, 04:40 PM   #126
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So its been a little while since I updated this. Not much to report. I was having some typical 01 heatsoak issues so I whaped my injectors with some insulated foil tape and installed some labaron hood vents. Solved the problem.




I wasn't really sure about installing them. Just wasn't sure if id like how they looked, but now I'm glad I did they're growing on me!
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Unread 07-01-2012, 04:48 PM   #127
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So my latest project wasn't with the jeep but FOR the jeep. I decided to redo my utility trailer and make it a little more offroadish!

This is what I started with...


I've had her for about six years now and she's served me well. But it was lookin a little tired so time for a makeover.

Striped it to the frame and repainted it. Installed some new LED lights, new deck, built a new side kit, stained everything, scored some wheels and tires from a wrecked TJ, added bigger fenders, and ended up with this...




Taking it on her maiden voyage to camp in the morning. Might paint the wheels black to match the jeeps, but I'm not sure yet.
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Unread 07-01-2012, 05:52 PM   #128
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xj looks awesome man
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Unread 07-05-2012, 11:18 AM   #129
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Very Cool Build... Thank you for sharing.
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Unread 01-01-2013, 04:26 AM   #130
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Hey man great build .... Jeep looks awesome
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Unread 04-13-2014, 04:29 PM   #131
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My once a year post lol .. Sick build ... You are holdin back on the updates ... Must have traded your computer for some sweet parts
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Unread 04-13-2014, 05:20 PM   #132
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Man ive totally forgotten about this thread! Progress hasn't been much. Been putting a lot of $ into my house so the jeep hasn't been a priority. Its now on 35" km2s. Also added some new lights andAlso a lot of mechanical stuff... starter, radiator, u joints, crap like that. Nothing fun. Not sure how much longer I'm gonna keep it so I really don't wanna throw any $$ at it.

Anyway here's some pics...




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Unread 04-13-2014, 05:43 PM   #133
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Looks A+ .... Say what .. No keep it are you kidding ...this is a killer xj
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Unread 05-09-2014, 03:56 AM   #134
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Today's project is HD offroad shackle relocator brackets. I'm sitting a little low in the rear so these will give me a little lift and improve ride and flex. I've been needing to do this for a while. Right now I'm still running the original RE 4.5 leaves with 5.5" springs in the front. We'll see how it goes...

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Unread 05-09-2014, 06:17 PM   #135
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Okey got the shaclke relocators on. Install wasn't toooo bad. Had to do some trimming of one of the brackets to get it to fit in the shackle box and getting the hitch back on was a PINA, had to buy longer bolts and my nut serts in the "frame" were just a tad rusty

Netted me 2.5"of lift which was a tad more than iI wanted but that's okey. I'm gonna put a 1" spacer in the front and I should be able to wheel without ripping my fender flares off!!

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