very nice build and story behind it, i cannot wait to see more
Thanks man, the jeep thing has definitly been a journey haha! But its something I cant get rid of. I have had a jeep to play with since I was 16 and havent been without one since. Almost did it when I almost sold the ZJ and bought the truck. But now I got the truck, the zj and an xj. Just need to sell the ZJ to progress faster on this xj.
Hey man, youve been making lots of changes! I like it!
Why are you putting so much work into the 8.8 and d30? Why not go bigger?
Hell yeah dude thanks yeah took me 3 jeeps before just to figure out I might as well build everything and throw it in at once haha. I would go bigger but like everyone else, tons go for gold around here. I wouldnt consider these band aid axles, but they will get the job done until I find the right set of tonners. Its may look like alot of effort and coin but it isnt to bad. The D30 said and done will cost me around $500 with axle purchase, and the 8.8 will be about $400 with purchase. All those modded would run me what a king pin drivers drop HPD60 goes for around here. Those prices are including truss, sleeve kit, c-gussets, HD LCAs, spring perches, gears and re-doing the brakes.
But I wish I could go big the first time, I will be running 36s for the time being, D30 will be open, 8.8 spooled so I am hoping its not to bad. If I dont break first trip, I will consider an ARB haha.
Off-topicish but hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! I feel truly blessed for the family, girlfriend and her family that I have! My other hobby is R/C and although the girlfriend isnt 100% on it, she supports it and shows intrest and they all pooled together and got me this beauty!
Ofcourse I instantly started modding it. Put lights on the bumpers, moved the shocks back to lower it and gain flex, and threw on some IROKs I had laying around. The orange XJ is my crawler, its got more mods than I can think of right now but I made 95% of it myself so its on the cheap.
I also got new dual halo projector headlights for my truck, sledge hammers, lots of tools, new brakes for my truck, accessories for my tool box, a shore excursion from the gf for us on our cruise in january and lots of cool stuff. I was blown away and so grateful for all I have and praying every night for the less fortunate and our soldiers over seas.
Sorry, a little off-topic but I was blown away by it, hope everyone else had a Merry Christmas as well!!
Back to XJ stuff
Should be picking up the tires for this project thursday