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post #166 of 506 Old 10-18-2011, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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HAHA I thought you wanted one car with decent gas mileage? Now you might as well just drive the jeep as a DD
I more of wanted something that I can rely on to take my long ways and won't need to worry about. The XJ if stock will do good enough for me and I need the room

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post #167 of 506 Old 10-18-2011, 11:13 PM
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I more of wanted something that I can rely on to take my long ways and won't need to worry about. The XJ if stock will do good enough for me and I need the room
yea but soon enough i know ull be saying "well maybe just a little lift for the xj"

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post #168 of 506 Old 10-18-2011, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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yea but soon enough i know ull be saying "well maybe just a little lift for the xj"
Haha true... dammit. We'll see once I get it
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post #169 of 506 Old 10-19-2011, 12:38 AM
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yup. At least they practically give xjs away

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post #170 of 506 Old 10-19-2011, 08:03 PM
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Just got the new sliders....eventually when the weather is nice I'll pull off the ones currently and get them packaged up for you.

Currently 04 Sahara: 3" BDS lift, 9500 BDS Monotubes, Flowmaster Super 44, Olympic Rocker Guards, 33" Duratracs, 15x8 Black Rock Blades.

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post #171 of 506 Old 10-19-2011, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Just got the new sliders....eventually when the weather is nice I'll pull off the ones currently and get them packaged up for you.
Sweet! Let me know
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post #172 of 506 Old 10-24-2011, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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Alright, well today I almost finished up the fender cut. Just have to paint the passenger side. MCEs got held back a little bit. Girlfriend's bday is tomorrow and I should buy a present before I get MCE's



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post #173 of 506 Old 10-24-2011, 03:24 PM
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It's nice to see another emerald green pearl owner!

RE: 4.0L TB.. I did this about 1.5 years ago with the 4.0L intake hose.. If you decide to do the swap, just be sure to swap all the sensors from the 2.5L TB to the 4.0L TB (even though they appear to be identical).. They are not. You will need a set of safety torx bits to remove the sensors (should have a cheap set at HF).. Be sure to swap the old for new sensor gaskets and TB gasket while you're at it. (cheap insurance against a leak)

Now, the difference is MINIMAL and IMHO not worth it if you can't get parts cheap.. BUT if you choose to do it, help it out a little more with an electric fan conversion and a more free flowing exhaust (only if the stocker needs replacing).. At the end of the day though, it's still a 4 cylinder... Don't expect much from it. Gears are a better place to put your $$, for sure.

I run 4:88 gears on my TJ and have run 32's, 33's and 35's very respectably with the setup (5th is usable with all tire sizes!)

For a lot of highway driving i do not recommend the 32's as the RPMs are a little high for long distances... They are, again IMHO, the best gear ratio if you plan on changing tire sizes a few times without having to regear.. It definitely makes the 4 cylinder bearable!

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post #174 of 506 Old 10-24-2011, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Sweet thanks for the info!
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post #175 of 506 Old 10-24-2011, 06:23 PM
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MCEs got held back a little bit. Girlfriend's bday is tomorrow and I should buy a present before I get MCE's
I think she'd understand if you got the fenders

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post #176 of 506 Old 10-25-2011, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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Threw a thrush turbo muffler on there today. Sounds like **** cause it makes the whole jeep vibrate. Taking it to some real wheelin this weekend. Gonna go break something
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Threw a thrush turbo muffler on there today. Sounds like **** cause it makes the whole jeep vibrate. Taking it to some real wheelin this weekend. Gonna go break something
HAHa goodluck. Whyd you put the muffler in there? was it free?

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post #178 of 506 Old 10-26-2011, 01:36 AM
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You might wanna check this out if your coming to SD anytime soon:
http://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/pts/2669327973.html

Im gunna email the guy now and see what the deal is

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post #179 of 506 Old 10-26-2011, 09:41 AM
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^Thats a helluva find as long as they are not torn to shreds or grenaded. The regearing itself makes it worth it though...

Enjoying this build... Keep it up!

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post #180 of 506 Old 10-26-2011, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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You might wanna check this out if your coming to SD anytime soon:
http://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/pts/2669327973.html

Im gunna email the guy now and see what the deal is
Damn SD! I'm going back for thanksgiving but nothing before that. O well. I want to run 4.88s more than 4.56s though
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