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post #1 of 89 Old 03-23-2010, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Natehal's XJ Build

Well I figured it was high time I started my own build thread since I've been a member for a year now and have had my jeep for two years. I have done many mods to the XJ in these last two years and thought i would start to share with everyone else. I plan on posting a lot of pics and I'm going to try to get you all up to speed as quick as i can so here it goes.


This is what the jeep looked like when i bought.(without the mud). I know it was lifted but i had big plans to change it all anyway.


First mud hole. Got stuck no lockers and tires too small
1998 4.0l
auto trans
D30
8.25
4.5in RE Lift
3.55 Gear Ratio

Upgrades: *Complete
-New Starter *
-Ajustable Ball Joints*
-New Front Tires(Pro Comp M/T)*
-KC Lights(removed for the time being)
-Airraid Throtle Spacer/ Cold Air Intake*
-SkyJacker Shocks*
-Cobra CB*
-New Battery*
-AA SYE/ Tom Woods Drive Shaft*
-Gorilla 8000lb Winch*
-Treks/TnT Customs Long Arm Upgrade*
-RE 5.5in Coil Springs*
-Rough Country 4.5in Leaf Packs*
-Stainless Steal Brake Lines*
-IRO 1.5in Shackles*
-RE HD Track Bar System*
-Homemade Rock Sliders*
-Rugged Ridge HD Steering*
-Goferit Tie Rod Flip Inserts
-Ford 8.8 Swap(In Progress)
-4.56 Gears(In Progress)
-Aussie Lockers(In Progress)
-35in Tires ( Not sure what brand)
-Roll Cage
-D44HP Front Axle Swap


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post #2 of 89 Old 03-23-2010, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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Pics of when i put the new leaf packs on. No more add-a-leaf.



Sorry about the pic size

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post #3 of 89 Old 03-23-2010, 10:52 PM
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Nice lookin Xj man, looks rust free and not beat to S**t, how much did you pick it up for?

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nice looking xj! i got a stock 2000 xj DD. i would like to get to it some day but the TJ gets all the love....where are you from in IL? Im in the quad cities

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post #5 of 89 Old 03-23-2010, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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Nice lookin Xj man, looks rust free and not beat to S**t, how much did you pick it up for?
Thanks Man. I got for 4800, Not to bad since it had the lift on it but I've changed it all already anyway. Still wasn't bad, to start with.

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nice looking xj! i got a stock 2000 xj DD. i would like to get to it some day but the TJ gets all the love....where are you from in IL? Im in the quad cities
Thanks. Ya I like TJs too! I real close to STL its about 20 min drive. so not too far from you.

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post #7 of 89 Old 03-24-2010, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Heres how it flex with the 4.5 RE.




Not to bad. i did have the new springs on shackles but then it was time for the Treks/TnT upgrade.

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Couple pics of painting the new suspension.


RE HD Track Bar Setup


Rugged Rigde 1-Ton Steering



RE 5.5 Coils


Next to that beefy TnT Belly Pan

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Nice look with the black on black
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Nice look with the black on black
Thank ya sir. Im trying to keep it that way

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what rear bumper is that it looks pretty sweet

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what rear bumper is that it looks pretty sweet
You know to be honest I'm not sure who makes the bumper(front or Rear). They were both on the jeep when bought it. I think I might try and look them up because there are some initials on the bumpers themselves. I'll see if i can find them and let you know.

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front looks like a TnT....at least a friend of mine has a TnT that looks a lot like the one you have

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New Treks/TnT Suspension install

Don't have many pics of the Suspension being installed but here is how she sits with it and still on 32in tires(can't wait to get some 35s)




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front looks like a TnT....at least a friend of mine has a TnT that looks a lot like the one you have
I pretty sure there not TnT but i could be wrong

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