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post #1 of 183 Old 03-26-2015, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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Traded my 2000 TJ with a cracked frame for another XJ. I missed the feel of driving an XJ and hated how unsure of itself the TJ felt on the road.

'00 XJ Sport. 8.5" Rusty's lift, shackle relocation brackets, IRO long arms, Bilstein 5100 shocks, JCR front bumper, 12k winch, bushwhacker flat flares, Logan's Metal Products read bumper, full disc brake conversion, one ton steering, 4.56 gears and an auto locker up front.

Plan on replacing the front bumper with one with more aggressive approach angles, lowering it down to either 5.5" or 6.5", tummy tucking it, and armoring the sides, quarters, etc.



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'00 XJ Locked on 35s

Previous:
'00 TJ 2" on 33" Grabbers
'00 XJ 6.5" on 35" KM2s
'96 ZJ 2" on 31" Baja Claws
'93 ZJ - Stock, Totaled
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post #2 of 183 Old 03-26-2015, 10:30 AM
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Welcome back! Jeep looks good! Gonna be odd since its not smurf blue though

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post #3 of 183 Old 03-26-2015, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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Welcome back! Jeep looks good! Gonna be odd since its not smurf blue though
Don't encourage me.

Project ROLLplay
'00 XJ Locked on 35s

Previous:
'00 TJ 2" on 33" Grabbers
'00 XJ 6.5" on 35" KM2s
'96 ZJ 2" on 31" Baja Claws
'93 ZJ - Stock, Totaled
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post #4 of 183 Old 03-26-2015, 11:56 AM
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Looks good! Yeah 8.5" is pretty tall. I'd go with 5.5". How many miles on it? Looks clean.
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post #5 of 183 Old 03-26-2015, 12:01 PM
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Don't encourage me.
Predator green maybe? Lol

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post #6 of 183 Old 03-26-2015, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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Looks good! Yeah 8.5" is pretty tall. I'd go with 5.5". How many miles on it? Looks clean.
220k but you'd never tell. Interior is in good shape, everything works, engine and tranny are both golden and the rockers, doors and quarters are completely solid and rust free.

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'00 XJ Locked on 35s

Previous:
'00 TJ 2" on 33" Grabbers
'00 XJ 6.5" on 35" KM2s
'96 ZJ 2" on 31" Baja Claws
'93 ZJ - Stock, Totaled
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post #7 of 183 Old 03-26-2015, 02:28 PM
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That's a good looking XJ for sure.

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post #8 of 183 Old 03-26-2015, 02:51 PM
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I love white jeeps! Looks good. My 4.5" synergy/ OME lift will be for sale soon shortly if your interested!
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Nice ride.

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post #10 of 183 Old 03-26-2015, 09:09 PM
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post #11 of 183 Old 03-27-2015, 04:52 AM Thread Starter
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Benefit too I now I work at a shop and also have double the budget.

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'00 XJ Locked on 35s

Previous:
'00 TJ 2" on 33" Grabbers
'00 XJ 6.5" on 35" KM2s
'96 ZJ 2" on 31" Baja Claws
'93 ZJ - Stock, Totaled
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Welcome back man. Its a good looking Jeep! Glad to see your doing well also!
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post #13 of 183 Old 03-27-2015, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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Trying to figure out what to do for sway bar links. Anyone still have a link the write up of the guy who custom made links? I don't understand why anyone would lift an XJ 8.5" and DD it without a swaybar. Junkyard has the bar for 20 bucks so I'll be picking that up tomorrow.

Also trying to figure out what I want to do armor wise.

Project ROLLplay
'00 XJ Locked on 35s

Previous:
'00 TJ 2" on 33" Grabbers
'00 XJ 6.5" on 35" KM2s
'96 ZJ 2" on 31" Baja Claws
'93 ZJ - Stock, Totaled
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I don't understand why anyone would put 8.5" of lift on an XJ in general lol


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post #15 of 183 Old 03-27-2015, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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I don't understand why anyone would put 8.5" of lift on an XJ in general lol
Fair enough, me either. I got a great deal on it though. My TJ was in bad shape and was never going to pass inspection by the end of April.

Just ordered an ultra gauge for the XJ as well.

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'00 XJ Locked on 35s

Previous:
'00 TJ 2" on 33" Grabbers
'00 XJ 6.5" on 35" KM2s
'96 ZJ 2" on 31" Baja Claws
'93 ZJ - Stock, Totaled
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