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Unread 04-29-2014, 05:21 AM   #1171
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You should flip the mounts for your roof basket. That leaves the basket interior flat. At least, that's what I did.



I'm looking into a different mounting method in the future. Check out http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/...l#post16952234 He eliminated the factory cross bars and added some square stock. He used the original nutserts in the roof but got longer bolts to accommodate the extra thickness of the square stock. Makes for a great low profile setup. I plan to use more than just two cross rails, however.

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Unread 04-29-2014, 10:32 PM   #1172
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Finished! Really happy with how this rack panned out.

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And a shot of the mounting- The plates are from a Thule roof box system. My dad bought spares for his Thule a while back and these were just sitting in the garage. Cost- $0.
The rack actually "hangs" from the roof rails. But this also makes it impossible to remove without removing the roof rail from the roof = security.

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This also makes it mount about 3 inches lower than normal. Way better!
Thank you! Finally. I think I might put my basket back on. I hated how high mine sat.
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Unread 05-18-2014, 10:58 AM   #1173
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Thanks for the comments guys. I am not using the rack right now. No need. Maybe this summer for fuel and spare parts.

Updates-
I completely rebuilt my 8.25.
Motive 4.56's. All new timken bearings.
Detroit locker.

Locker works awesome, pattern was easy to get set, and there is no gear whine. I already did the 500 mile break in, and it is running great now with new Lucas 75w90 synthetic.
Couldn't be happier.

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And it drives now! Yay!

First drive in 2 months by Sean Mitchell 707, on Flickr

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In other news- Just ordered two of the new OME nitrocharger sports for the front of the XJ. They claim to be stiffer than the old Nitrochargers, which will be good for this heavy beast. If I like them, I will buy new rears also.
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Unread 05-20-2014, 09:01 AM   #1174
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glad to see updates!! you have been slowing down on your posting!
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Unread 05-20-2014, 09:56 AM   #1175
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Thanks man. Remember, I have two rigs now... This beast been taking up some of my time as well-
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Haha but really, I just finished school. Got my BA in History from Humboldt State University. Couldn't be happier!
More time for jeeps!
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2004 WJ Special Edition, Silver, 3 inch IRO lift, 4.7, JK graphite moab wheels/SRA's- Mom's dd
2004 WJ Overland, Onyx Green, 90% dechromed, soon to have JK moab's, BFG MT's, and a 3 inch IRO lift My new DD/ project
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Unread 05-20-2014, 10:33 AM   #1176
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Thanks man. Remember, I have two rigs now... This beast been taking up some of my time as well-
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Haha but really, I just finished school. Got my BA in History from Humboldt State University. Couldn't be happier!
More time for jeeps!

Oh nice man .. new build thread? and I have one more semester left this go around .. I know the feeling .. counting the days!!!!
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Unread 05-20-2014, 10:23 PM   #1177
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Nice man!
Yeah, here it is.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...rland-1563735/
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2004 WJ Overland, Onyx Green, 90% dechromed, soon to have JK moab's, BFG MT's, and a 3 inch IRO lift My new DD/ project
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Unread 05-22-2014, 10:28 AM   #1178
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Update- The New Nitrochargers are amazing. The front end handles bumps like a champ! The body is much more controlled and composed over corners and washboards.

Old and new
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2004 WJ Special Edition, Silver, 3 inch IRO lift, 4.7, JK graphite moab wheels/SRA's- Mom's dd
2004 WJ Overland, Onyx Green, 90% dechromed, soon to have JK moab's, BFG MT's, and a 3 inch IRO lift My new DD/ project
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Unread 06-03-2014, 11:24 PM   #1179
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Took it out today... Climbed a stupid tire obstacle and did this-
Broken Axle shaft by Sean Mitchell 707, on Flickr

Waited an hour for my mom to bring me my tools from home. Lame. ahaha. I should not have left home without my tools!
I pulled the inner shaft and drove it home.
Looks like the ujoint was totally dry.
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I have spares!

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Time for new ujoints... this time with grease fittings.
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2004 WJ Special Edition, Silver, 3 inch IRO lift, 4.7, JK graphite moab wheels/SRA's- Mom's dd
2004 WJ Overland, Onyx Green, 90% dechromed, soon to have JK moab's, BFG MT's, and a 3 inch IRO lift My new DD/ project
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Unread 06-05-2014, 02:24 AM   #1180
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Looking great!
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Unread 06-17-2014, 06:36 PM   #1181
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Just bought the currie steering setup. Also a C-ROK inner box brace.
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2004 WJ Special Edition, Silver, 3 inch IRO lift, 4.7, JK graphite moab wheels/SRA's- Mom's dd
2004 WJ Overland, Onyx Green, 90% dechromed, soon to have JK moab's, BFG MT's, and a 3 inch IRO lift My new DD/ project
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Unread 06-18-2014, 11:10 AM   #1182
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Just bought the currie steering setup. Also a C-ROK inner box brace.
Currie makes awesome stuff
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Unread 09-06-2014, 09:44 AM   #1183
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Wow, I have a ton of updates-
Currie Steering. Works awesome.
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Crok brace-
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Then I ran the rubicon! And Deer Valley!
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Saw the remnants of the heli crash. Debris everywhere.
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The con by Sean Mitchell 707, on Flickr

Chillin with Eric's jeep in Tahoe.

NAXJA's Sierrafest- Rubicon Trail/ Deer Valley. A blast! by Sean Mitchell 707, on Flickr
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2004 WJ Special Edition, Silver, 3 inch IRO lift, 4.7, JK graphite moab wheels/SRA's- Mom's dd
2004 WJ Overland, Onyx Green, 90% dechromed, soon to have JK moab's, BFG MT's, and a 3 inch IRO lift My new DD/ project
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Unread 09-06-2014, 09:46 AM   #1184
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Deer Valley-
NAXJA's Sierrafest- Rubicon Trail/ Deer Valley. A blast! by Sean Mitchell 707, on Flickr

NAXJA's Sierrafest- Rubicon Trail/ Deer Valley. A blast! by Sean Mitchell 707, on Flickr

Oh and top of Cadillac Hill- Observation point on the con.
Naxja boys!
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2004 WJ Overland, Onyx Green, 90% dechromed, soon to have JK moab's, BFG MT's, and a 3 inch IRO lift My new DD/ project
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Unread 09-06-2014, 02:49 PM   #1185
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Looks like you had a blast Sean. I'm jealous you've got to see Eric Xj.
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