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post #16 of 1191 Old 01-12-2009, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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They aren't bad. Im pretty sick of mud, it gets everywhere.

They perform great on rocks, and in soft dirt.

I've got 1K miles on them, with pretty much no wear.


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post #17 of 1191 Old 01-12-2009, 10:14 AM
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But it still handles well in the mud?
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post #18 of 1191 Old 01-12-2009, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, decent at least. While in hollister we got caught in a small rain storm, and I got caught driving through some mud, they clean out well, but they are NOT mud tires. For the shear value and predicted high mileage I will get out of them, Im happy.

Plus, I'd feel bad chunking a 150 dollar "new bfg" a/t, versus chewing up a 73 dollar retread.

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post #19 of 1191 Old 01-12-2009, 06:08 PM
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Looks good man.

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post #20 of 1191 Old 01-12-2009, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks a lot.

Looks like the next few mods will be-
-2 foot firestik with magnet mount for my cb
-Bored out throttle body
-c4x4 rear tire carrier
-Bpi fab front bumper
-Aussie locker

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post #21 of 1191 Old 01-13-2009, 12:41 PM
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Did the t-case drop get rid of any vibes you had? Where did you get the LEDs? For your 4x4 and gear ****, did you also use #74 bulbs?

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post #22 of 1191 Old 01-16-2009, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah, the drop got rid of all the vibes, but theres a slight growling sound on deceleration.

I used the write up from webwheeling.com. Higgs98xj wrote it.

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post #23 of 1191 Old 01-17-2009, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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So the next stage of my build begins. I just bought a High pinion Dana 30 out of a 93-95 xj, off of a Naxja member. Scored for $50 bucks. It will be a mild build, mostly for clearance instead of the lp, a decent amount of strength, and better braking as well. I bent the lca's on my lp, so skids are a must. Gearing will not change.

Plans include
-Install A currie steering setup during the swap
-Swap the solid cover
-Swap my hubs, shafts with good ujoints, and any other good parts.
-New ball joints
-Hawk brake pads, powerslot rotors
-New calipers
-Axle tube seals
-Jks lca skids
-Strip to bare metal, and repaint
-Maybe a locker. (I'd like to do the back first. )

Here it is! (Very dirty of course.)



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post #24 of 1191 Old 01-19-2009, 11:19 PM
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And took it to Yosemite.
Hey, looks familiar!

Did you go wheeling up in mariposa county?

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post #25 of 1191 Old 01-20-2009, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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Ah, no, just into Yosemite. Are there good spots there?

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post #26 of 1191 Old 01-20-2009, 08:58 PM
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very nice XJ you got there.

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post #27 of 1191 Old 01-20-2009, 10:01 PM
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Sweet looking XJ, that's how I want mine to end up.
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post #28 of 1191 Old 01-20-2009, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys.

Next step for the immediate future is a set of lebaron vents. It overheats when I restart it after letting the engine bake under the hood.

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post #29 of 1191 Old 01-20-2009, 10:34 PM
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its come a long way from being made fun of for that rock drive way flex pic. kuddos dude

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post #30 of 1191 Old 01-20-2009, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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Hahahahaha, yeah, sorta why I made a new thread, out with the crap, in with the tearing fender flares off due to so much flex. hahaha

Thanks, and I hope you join the xj crew again soon.

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