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Unread 02-06-2014, 08:42 PM   #1
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My 2000 XJ "BULLET"

well back in september i picked up another xj this one is my third one its a 2000 sport 180k all stock 8.25 rear axle 3:55 gears 231 tcase picked it up for 1500 bucks future plans include a rough country 4.5 x series lift and 33x12.5x15 bfg km2's on soft 8s
here it is when i brought it home





then my side molding was falling off so i went ahead and ripped them off then used duplicolor bed armor on my rockers turned out pretty good imo






then i tried testing out the stock flex on my back porch lol



here is a few more in my front yard



then took a pic with my buddies lowered eclipse which is also silver


then i installed a couple off road lights on the bumper and used a kc wiring kit that i had from when i bought lights for my old TJ i installed everything and it came out good i really like the way the rocker switch turned out




then unfortunately the xj started leaking coolant really bad and it was odd becuase it was leaking off the back of the head and down on to the tranny and such so it was time to pull the head here are some picks







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took the head to the machine shop to have it checked out he said it wasnt in that bad of shape but there was a hole in the freeze plug in the back of the head so replaced that and took .008 off the surface and pressure tested it and vacuum checked it i ordered the head gasket kit and head bolts and lifters hopefully in the next week or so i can start putting it back together its killing me having it torn apart right now i wanna drive her so bad!!! lmk what you guys think

and just for kicks here is a few pics of my old TJ


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BLACK OUT 2001 60th anniversery TJ*4.0*soft 8's*33x12.5 dunlap mudrovers* kc daylighters*3.25 rough country suspension lift*d30*d44* BUILT NOT BOUGHT!!!!! (sold)
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Unread 02-06-2014, 08:43 PM   #2
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here is a few more pics!




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started snowing the other day and there was a snow mound calling my name didnt get far but hey not bad for stock! lol




ordered my lift tires and wheels today ordered a zone 4.5 short arm lift with full spring pack and upgraded shocks and steering stabalizer ordered a IRO adjustable double sheer track bar and a set of 4 bfg km2's on cragger soft 8 15x10s tires should be here tomorrow and hopefully lift and wheels will be here by friday havent heard when the track bar will be shipping

look what brown santa brought me i wasnt even expecting the wheels till tomorrow!!! cant wait for my lift to get here tomorrow!!! track bar will be here monday! cant wait to get this ***** installed
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BLACK OUT 2001 60th anniversery TJ*4.0*soft 8's*33x12.5 dunlap mudrovers* kc daylighters*3.25 rough country suspension lift*d30*d44* BUILT NOT BOUGHT!!!!! (sold)
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Unread 02-06-2014, 08:48 PM   #3
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mmm new rubber
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Unread 02-07-2014, 09:55 PM   #4
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my lift showed up today! just waiting on the track bar so i can get started installing stuff taking the tires and wheels to work tomorrow to mount them up!


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BLACK OUT 2001 60th anniversery TJ*4.0*soft 8's*33x12.5 dunlap mudrovers* kc daylighters*3.25 rough country suspension lift*d30*d44* BUILT NOT BOUGHT!!!!! (sold)
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Unread 02-08-2014, 11:26 PM   #5
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got the tires mounted and balanced today and started installing the lift the biggest pain was that the PO welded the track bar bolt to the bracket so i had to grind the weld down then used a socket to break the weld the rest of the way luckily it came right out!







hopefully ill get the back finished up tomorrow then my adjustable track bar should be here monday so i should be able to get it all buttoned up really soon!
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BLACK OUT 2001 60th anniversery TJ*4.0*soft 8's*33x12.5 dunlap mudrovers* kc daylighters*3.25 rough country suspension lift*d30*d44* BUILT NOT BOUGHT!!!!! (sold)
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Unread 02-09-2014, 09:39 PM   #6
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got the drivers side rear all taken apart had to cut 3 of the leaf spring bolts out they were seized in the bushing


the passanger side i got the back shackle bolt out far enough where i can cut it out but the front bolt the head twisted off so now i gotta figure out how im gonna get it out since the other end is still threaded in the hole..... stay tuned!
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BLACK OUT 2001 60th anniversery TJ*4.0*soft 8's*33x12.5 dunlap mudrovers* kc daylighters*3.25 rough country suspension lift*d30*d44* BUILT NOT BOUGHT!!!!! (sold)
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Unread 02-14-2014, 09:19 PM   #7
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ok so ended up cutting a pocket under the front bracket and took a air chisel to the nut to break the welds got it out then the back shackle bolt nut welds broke so i ended up having to cut my rear bumper off to get to the area where the broken nut was got that all taken care of got the new springs on and went to do my tcase drop and both the bolts broke off and the studs wont turn out....other than that just gotta get my IRO adjustable track bar on and get the bolts in for the rear shocks! here is a pic of it on all four wheels
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BLACK OUT 2001 60th anniversery TJ*4.0*soft 8's*33x12.5 dunlap mudrovers* kc daylighters*3.25 rough country suspension lift*d30*d44* BUILT NOT BOUGHT!!!!! (sold)
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Unread 02-17-2014, 08:47 PM   #8
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well everything is done except the tcase drop! took her out on her maiden voyage tonight! let me know what you guys think





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BLACK OUT 2001 60th anniversery TJ*4.0*soft 8's*33x12.5 dunlap mudrovers* kc daylighters*3.25 rough country suspension lift*d30*d44* BUILT NOT BOUGHT!!!!! (sold)
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Unread 02-19-2014, 01:42 PM   #9
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thanks i trimmed my front fenders yesterday after ripping the one fender flare off turning into my drive way so i only had a short time so the cut job is kinda haggered ill go back through and trim it again but for now no rub and i got a front row parking spot at home lol

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BLACK OUT 2001 60th anniversery TJ*4.0*soft 8's*33x12.5 dunlap mudrovers* kc daylighters*3.25 rough country suspension lift*d30*d44* BUILT NOT BOUGHT!!!!! (sold)
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Unread 03-08-2014, 03:54 PM   #10
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mounted my gun rack today!

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BLACK OUT 2001 60th anniversery TJ*4.0*soft 8's*33x12.5 dunlap mudrovers* kc daylighters*3.25 rough country suspension lift*d30*d44* BUILT NOT BOUGHT!!!!! (sold)
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Unread 03-08-2014, 06:40 PM   #11
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Nice lookin xj you got there. I just trimmed all 4 fenders today on mine.
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Unread 03-08-2014, 08:51 PM   #12
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thanks! ya i still need to do the rear just havent had time lately lol i still need to tuck and fold the rear quarter panels build a rear bumper and front bumper cut out the rockers and put 2x6 square tubing in and reinforce to the unibody rails....hopefully by this fall ill have a cage in it as well
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Unread 03-30-2014, 10:15 AM   #13
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so i took my front sway bar off the other day best decision i made she flexes pretty good now









how we park at work lol

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Unread 03-30-2014, 10:25 AM   #14
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Nice Cherokee. I sure miss my XJ!
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Unread 03-30-2014, 10:33 AM   #15
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here are some pics from last sunday playing around this was the deciding factor in me taking my sway bar off in the front










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BLACK OUT 2001 60th anniversery TJ*4.0*soft 8's*33x12.5 dunlap mudrovers* kc daylighters*3.25 rough country suspension lift*d30*d44* BUILT NOT BOUGHT!!!!! (sold)
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