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post #1 of 74 Old 11-07-2015, 01:23 AM Thread Starter
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Shooptube's Blazin' Build Thread

Figured it was about time to get a second build thread started so I have somewhere to keep track of my progress.

So here is my back story, first started on the forum with a black, stock, 97, auto.

I had a great experience with it. Finally with college starting, I knew that I wanted to get something that was much better on gas and had few miles.
After searching for awhile, I set my sights on this craigslist ad.


Sold my Black one to pay for the new one. Finally after some bartering, I brought it home for $4000.

Here are the specs/mods:

60k ZJ engine with a NV3550 5 speed.
NP231 with SYE and rear tom woods driveshaft
Chry8.25 with a Detroit and a HP Dana30 with a lockrite auto locker
Custom trans/transfer case skid, Reinforced gas tank skid
2 Front tow hooks, one rear
16" Cragar "D Windows" with wheel spacers
33" Super Swamper TSL's with a decent amount of tread
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post #2 of 74 Old 11-07-2015, 01:30 AM Thread Starter
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To get a feel for how it performed, I took it on a trip to Bundy Hill with another forum member.









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post #3 of 74 Old 11-07-2015, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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Recently changed out my tires for a set of Kuhmo Road Venture AT/51s.

They are 265/75r16 which is a metric 32". They ride much smoother and are very quiet.
Best part out of all of that, I paid $372 to have them shipped to my door.






Added an overhead console inside and installed my bull bar from my other jeep.



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post #4 of 74 Old 11-07-2015, 03:41 PM
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Looks good. The other ones looked like pizza cutters

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two doors, jealous


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'00 XJ Locked on 35s

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'00 XJ 6.5" on 35" KM2s
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two doors, jealous
That was definitely a pursuing factor. The 5 speed was my other factor. My dad had this 94 until about a year ago, I grew up riding in it so that was where my love for 2 drs and manual came from.
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find me a white 2 door 97+


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Couple more pics of yours










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Thanks Phil!

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God I should update this more.

Threw it some leather heated WJ seats after converting them to the 2dr tilt.
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Bought a DIY Dirtbound Mojave bumper kit. Had my buddy weld it all up. Then decied I needed a pre-runner set up as well.
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Modified the door hinges to allow for removable doors. While the doors were off, welded the hinges to the body for additional strength where they commonly crack.
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That bubble gum though.

Kidding, looks good buddy.


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Well if that torx bolt wasn't a pain in the *** to remove before it sure as **** is now.

Oh and I didn't like that bumper at first, but the tube makes a huge difference. Needs some light on it now though.

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Well if that torx bolt wasn't a pain in the *** to remove before it sure as **** is now.

Oh and I didn't like that bumper at first, but the tube makes a huge difference. Needs some light on it now though.
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