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Unread 02-19-2009, 08:53 PM   #1
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My '91 Briarwood XJ

Hey everyone. Just thought I'd introduce myself and my XJ. So here we go.

My grandparents bought it new from a dealership in El Paso, TX. They drove it for sometime then replaced it with a Saturn. My dad flew to Florida and brought it home. He drove it for a while, then got a BMW. Then my mother used it at her cookie store for making deliveries, but it was eating her business alive with gas prices, so it sat for a week or two, and then I got my license.

This is how I got it.



Changed a few things, got some 235/75/R15s and upgraded the stereo.



Drove it like that for a long while, then moved to Dallas from El Paso for school. Some time passed and got some 2" lift spacers and 1 3/4" lift shackles.




Tried on my roommates wheels (31x10.5x15 and less backspacing).


Rubbed like crazy.

Then scored some 30x9.5x15 BFG AT KOs with rims for $280. Didn't use the rims.




Then I got an OEM swing away tire carrier for $20 at a junkyard.



And I got her washed today.






Need to replace the rear springs and use smaller shackles. Otherwise, she'll be sitting like this for a long time. Got a CB Radio on the way.

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Unread 02-19-2009, 09:06 PM   #2
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Excellent XJ. I like to see the wood paneled XJs built up.
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Unread 02-19-2009, 09:09 PM   #3
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Thanks. Not sure why it shows the actual images, just the links but oh well. Haha. Can't wait to go bigger, but being a poor college kid that can't go wheeling very often, I have other priorities.
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Unread 02-19-2009, 09:57 PM   #4
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No better place to use my first post, I've been lurking looking at all the jeeps for a week or two now.

Had to say of those that I've seen that 91' XJ looks great. Really clean for a 91'

Btw, pics don't show up until after 25 posts I think?
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Unread 02-19-2009, 10:31 PM   #5
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No better place to use my first post, I've been lurking looking at all the jeeps for a week or two now.

Had to say of those that I've seen that 91' XJ looks great. Really clean for a 91'

Btw, pics don't show up until after 25 posts I think?
Thanks. My grandparents garaged it a lot. I want a garage.
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Unread 02-19-2009, 11:01 PM   #6
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Hey everyone. Just thought I'd introduce myself and my XJ. So here we go.

My grandparents bought it new from a dealership in El Paso, TX. They drove it for sometime then replaced it with a Saturn. My dad flew to Florida and brought it home. He drove it for a while, then got a BMW. Then my mother used it at her cookie store for making deliveries, but it was eating her business alive with gas prices, so it sat for a week or two, and then I got my license.

This is how I got it.



Changed a few things, got some 235/75/R15s and upgraded the stereo.



Drove it like that for a long while, then moved to Dallas from El Paso for school. Some time passed and got some 2" lift spacers and 1 3/4" lift shackles.




Tried on my roommates wheels (31x10.5x15 and less backspacing).


Rubbed like crazy.

Then scored some 30x9.5x15 BFG AT KOs with rims for $280. Didn't use the rims.



Need to replace the rear springs and use smaller shackles. Otherwise, she'll be sitting like this for a long time. Got a CB Radio on the way.
Click free
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Unread 02-19-2009, 11:01 PM   #7
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Then I got an OEM swing away tire carrier for $20 at a junkyard.



And I got her washed today.






Need to replace the rear springs and use smaller shackles. Otherwise, she'll be sitting like this for a long time. Got a CB Radio on the way.
And again. Nice XJ.
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Unread 02-19-2009, 11:06 PM   #8
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And again. Nice XJ.
Thank you!
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Unread 02-19-2009, 11:18 PM   #9
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No problem. I've always liked the woody look.
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Unread 02-20-2009, 12:51 AM   #10
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I think the briarwood XJ/ZJ's are way too awesome. Next to impossible to find too.
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Unread 02-20-2009, 12:56 AM   #11
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The wood is waaaaaaaaaaay sick. Nice find.
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Unread 02-20-2009, 01:22 AM   #12
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i must say, i like the amc tire carrier much more than my chrystler one
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Unread 02-20-2009, 07:49 AM   #13
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I like it with your buddy's wheels and tires on it, .
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Unread 02-20-2009, 11:54 AM   #14
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I like it with your buddy's wheels and tires on it, .
Haha I liked them too. Jeep didn't like the backspacing though. Haha.

I see the wood as antitheft.
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Unread 02-20-2009, 07:50 PM   #15
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thats pretty sweet.....

i wonder how a 'birch-bark' wood panel would look on my 99xj?
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