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post #76 of 416 Old 01-04-2009, 08:02 PM
jerryjeeper
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Here are two of my XJ mods, the first is a cargo organizer and built in tool box for the cargo area and the second is a hitch mount rear tire spare carrier. I just like building things and the XJ is a great platform for ideas. Really enjoy this thread on the Forum and visit it often.






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post #77 of 416 Old 01-05-2009, 12:55 AM
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Nice. Somethin to do while sittin in traffic tomorrow.
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post #78 of 416 Old 02-20-2009, 10:42 AM
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here's a project i'm hoping to get to this spring/summer. perfect for us that dont have AC.

JDM rally roof vent install write-up
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=969272



not cheap, but cool and functional.

also, there are different styles that have directional vents, filters, etc... but the install is pretty much the same.
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post #79 of 416 Old 02-24-2009, 04:58 PM
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I wrapped my intake with insulation and then insulating tape. I also cut a larger hole in the front of the airbox. Now I'm getting air that is 50 degrees colder coming through my intake. I don't know the performance/gas mileage ramifications yet, but I imagine I've improved my mileage.
Now this is got to be a joke. No way just insulating the rubber intake will you net a 50 degree drop. Where did you get this number? Are you using a scan tool with IAT's on it?

I can't believe what people do to intakes and think they are actually helping. Like the first page with the aluminum wrap on the intake.

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post #80 of 416 Old 02-24-2009, 05:22 PM
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00 xj clayton 3 link and yadda yadda yadda...
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post #81 of 416 Old 02-24-2009, 05:26 PM
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i though it was the only one who put the extinguisher there!

00 xj clayton 3 link and yadda yadda yadda...
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post #82 of 416 Old 02-25-2009, 10:21 AM
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vx1kxj,

Can you tell me whats going on with that deal on the rear cubby. Looks cool

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2002 LS1 Camaro
2003 F250 Sonic Blue 20" wrapped in 37 BFG's
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post #83 of 416 Old 02-25-2009, 02:29 PM
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I am a free lance videographer. That is acually a power inverter so that i can run small tools and charge my camera/sound equipment. it also is a great power point to a small worklight. The av hook ups will eventually go into my subs and amp to hook my camera equipment up to

00 xj clayton 3 link and yadda yadda yadda...
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post #84 of 416 Old 02-25-2009, 07:36 PM
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I want to see the interesting cb mount on the first post, but the pics just come up as a little X. Nothing I do will get these to load, I really want to see cb mounting ideas. Can anyone help?

Thanks
I just used 2 corner braces that I picked up from Lowes since my CB didn't come with a bracket.


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post #85 of 416 Old 02-26-2009, 07:05 PM
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What a cool thread. Lots of great, practical tips here.
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post #86 of 416 Old 03-17-2009, 06:26 AM
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you'll have to take a picture of that rally vent and post it. I'm curious to see what that would look like on a cherokee
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post #87 of 416 Old 03-26-2009, 08:55 AM
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Maglite Mount:
I drive an XJ so I'm not sure how well this works for everyone else, but I just squeeze my 2D Mag in between my drivers seat and the center console:

http://s586.photobucket.com/albums/s...eepPics002.jpg

This works way better than putting it between the seat mounting brackets on the left side and its also totally free.

Escape Hammer Mount:
I know this is totally overkill, but I got the gadget for Christmas and I figured why not? It came with a mounting bracket, but that was bulky and required drilling holes in my console:

http://s586.photobucket.com/albums/s...eepPics001.jpg

I just used three Velcro circles I had lying around. Its easy to reach here, even if I manage to roll over It's also a small (ineffective) flashlight and a seatbelt cutter.

http://s586.photobucket.com/albums/s...eepPics003.jpg

Trunk Milk Crate:
I had the bungee on the floor of my car, and I found the crate at the bottom of a local lake I just ran the bungee through the side of the crate and hooked either end on to the metal luggage ties on the floor.

http://s586.photobucket.com/albums/s...eepPics005.jpg

This works great for groceries, or any other random stuff that's rolling around like my copious coolant bottles (thats another thread), and it's easily removed.

http://s586.photobucket.com/albums/s...eepPics006.jpg
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post #88 of 416 Old 03-30-2009, 09:16 PM
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hey so i need a 3" lift or bigger in 4 days....how do i do it?

i also need the rear coil spring lift kits so idk how that affects it?!

but any sort of help would be mucho appricado....
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post #89 of 416 Old 03-30-2009, 11:38 PM
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hey so i need a 3" lift or bigger in 4 days....how do i do it?

i also need the rear coil spring lift kits so idk how that affects it?!

but any sort of help would be mucho appricado....
4 days? It can be done but why rush it? You will dive into it say tomorrow and then you run into trouble... Like broken bolts in the rear leaf. You'll also need an alignment. Then you wont make it out on Saturday. Wait after then you can start your build. You'll be surprised on what your stock XJ can do. Check your PM..
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post #90 of 416 Old 04-02-2009, 09:24 PM
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I made a switch box that I can add switches to as I go:



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My Cherokee's very slow progress in pictures:
http://s431.photobucket.com/albums/qq39/ritter40/
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