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post #1 of 41 Old 03-25-2010, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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My 1998 xj 2dr build

Hey folks.

So I have been kicking around here for a while now and have done enough stuff to my jeep that its time for a build thread

First off I bought my girl last summer for $3300. 98', two door 5 speed with 190,000 kms with no rust

Bought it 100% stock (No pics so sawy )

A couple weeks after I bought it I threw a 3" rough country lift kit on, with some jk disco's. Also I had a some 31" mt's from a previous truck so I threw them on there with a new set of 3" offset rock crawlers A lot of change all at once. At that point it sat like this:



A month or so later I painted my flares black. I used fusion paint I believe. Don't hate on the ghetto tape job I didn't feel like taking them off



Then I did some wheeling




Didn't do anything to it in the winter....
Other than get it stuck as balls at the end of my driveway So embarrassing. Good ol mud terrains in the winter..



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post #2 of 41 Old 03-25-2010, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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Now that most of the snow is gone I have been working on it a bit more. I was outside today and was changing my oil filter and decided to pull off my runners So here is as followed...

Yikes


Making some progress....

Then after a couple of hours and some tired fingers I got this




And thats all for now.

Parts on the way are:
Tow hooks
New adjustable track bar (getting rid of clunk old ones shot)
Vision X lights
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Also pulling out carpet and bed lining the inside of my doors and bottom half. Black and red baby!

Thinking about:
New bumpers
Tire holder - anyone know where to get a cheapish one? I have a full size spare and would like to mount it somewhere

and last of all I am thinking about taking my flares off all together and doing a bit of trimming.
As of now this is how she sits:

Any questions or comments I would love to hear them! Thanks for looking.
2 door xj's for life!!!
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post #3 of 41 Old 03-26-2010, 01:15 PM
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Nice looking 2 door XJ, should throw a roof rack or something like that on there. Cant wait to see what next. I have always been a fan of the 2 door Cherokees, wish I could find one.

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post #4 of 41 Old 03-26-2010, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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Nice looking 2 door XJ, should throw a roof rack or something like that on there. Cant wait to see what next. I have always been a fan of the 2 door Cherokees, wish I could find one.
thanks dude! I am not a huge fan of roof racks. they have to be nice. I might be mounting my spare on the top soon though so we will see what happens haha
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post #5 of 41 Old 03-26-2010, 03:38 PM
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very sharp jeep, its nice to see a fellow 2 door that isnt beat to hell or hacked up.

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post #6 of 41 Old 03-26-2010, 03:45 PM
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nice looking 2 dr XJ, know anyone who can weld? might be cheap and have a buddy weld up a swing tire to go on the rear bumper.

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post #7 of 41 Old 03-27-2010, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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nice looking 2 dr XJ, know anyone who can weld? might be cheap and have a buddy weld up a swing tire to go on the rear bumper.
Didn't think about that. I know a guy but I'm not too sure how good he is
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sucks you dont live in NJ, or else i could suggest someone to help you. if you search, theres a few threads about homemade/using other SUV tire carriers like a Bronco II.

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post #9 of 41 Old 03-27-2010, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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sucks you dont live in NJ, or else i could suggest someone to help you. if you search, theres a few threads about homemade/using other SUV tire carriers like a Bronco II.
I was talking to my buddy about going junkyard searching actually the other day

I will definitely search that
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post #10 of 41 Old 03-27-2010, 01:11 PM
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this would be my ideal design to use: XJ TailBone
if you happen to find a stock tire carrier, heres a write up: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/i...-97-xj-196189/
bronco II: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/...arrier-837339/

as im searching ill update this post for you

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post #11 of 41 Old 03-27-2010, 01:12 PM
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good looking rig. i like the 2dr alot.
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post #12 of 41 Old 03-27-2010, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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this would be my ideal design to use: XJ TailBone
if you happen to find a stock tire carrier, heres a write up: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/i...-97-xj-196189/
bronco II: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/...arrier-837339/

as im searching ill update this post for you
Thanks for the links man!

Thats a ballsy job. Looks awesome though. I might do some hunting
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no problem man, if you can find a stock tire carrier in the junkyard still attached to the bumper (if you want the bumper) youd be golden but you can always customize one. good luck man, ill keep an eye out on DIY for you and also how you progress

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no problem man, if you can find a stock tire carrier in the junkyard still attached to the bumper (if you want the bumper) youd be golden but you can always customize one. good luck man, ill keep an eye out on DIY for you and also how you progress
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post #15 of 41 Old 03-27-2010, 05:32 PM
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Looks good. Loving the color. Flame red ftw

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