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post #1 of 50 Old 11-17-2017, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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So I'm over here now

Sold my jeeps a while back, both a built XJ and YJ. Been working on a YJ I bought and got it nicely built so far. I also have a WJ thats my daily that I was gonna build up but realized for the same money I could get another XJ and bulid it up good. So then this happen today. 144k, non-disco, I'm the third owner. AC/heater work, gonna leave the inside untouched.

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post #2 of 50 Old 11-17-2017, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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My plan is to put in a nicely built waggy I found from a guy, 5-6" 35's or 37's. 8.8 in the back and long arms, suggestions for long arms appreciated, looking at Serious long arms, I like their tranny skid

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post #3 of 50 Old 11-18-2017, 06:08 AM
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Good looking XJ here, welcome to the dark side.
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post #4 of 50 Old 11-25-2017, 11:19 PM
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Looks like a good start, I’ll be interested to see what you do with her.
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post #5 of 50 Old 11-26-2017, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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Black Friday lit the fire, ordered stiffeners, Cavfab long arms, 5.5" REs just to start

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post #6 of 50 Old 11-27-2017, 01:25 PM
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Looks like a great starting point. What year? Jealous of the vent windows.

88 YJ with a 4.6l stroker, AX-15, NP231, 2.5" lift, 4.10's and 33's
2000 Silver XJ, 4.0, AW4 with 350k+, Locked C8.25 w/ Chromos, Trussed hp30, 4.56's, Stiffened, IRO leafs, RE coils, custom 3 link, WJ knuckles, 35's
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post #7 of 50 Old 11-27-2017, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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it's a 92, salvage title , $800. But the low miles on drive train and good cond (drivetrain, interior, AC, heater) is what got me. They're getting pricey out here even with high mileage. It had a hit in the back that was fixed but I noticed the frame still a little crumpled. It has a tranny cooler , factory tow lights and looks like it had a tow hitch but the build sheet states D35 which it has. Pretty sure the tow packages came with the 8.25.Curvature in the frame is normal, just pointing out the crumpled spots.
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post #8 of 50 Old 11-29-2017, 06:49 AM Thread Starter
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Black Friday fallout

and so it begins..........
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post #9 of 50 Old 12-01-2017, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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I knew there were some auto dismantlers up the street but didn't realized one had a 8.8 out of a 2000 explorer. Made a call and shazam. Rotors have life, not too much gunk on the calipers
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post #10 of 50 Old 12-02-2017, 06:07 AM
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Nice pick. What gears?


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88 YJ with a 4.6l stroker, AX-15, NP231, 2.5" lift, 4.10's and 33's
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post #11 of 50 Old 12-02-2017, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
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I think 373 but I'm regearing to 488, going to 35s

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post #12 of 50 Old 12-03-2017, 07:28 PM
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if this is anything like your YJ, this is gonna be one sweet @$$ XJ.

Good luck
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post #13 of 50 Old 12-05-2017, 09:58 AM
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that thing looks clean as a whistle dude

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post #14 of 50 Old 12-05-2017, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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I think I'm doing this backwards but I'm sure I'm not the first
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post #15 of 50 Old 12-11-2017, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Passed (Calif) smog today, stoked. I wanna get a steering pump leak fixed and seal the front windshield (i can hear and feel wind coming thru) before any winter rains. Hope there's no big rust hidden. Hopefully Cavfab got my order started. Gotta wait for the frame stiffeners to come in before I start taking things apart anyway. RE 5.5" coils are still under $100 on Amazon, I thought it was a glitch. Got mine with the first set of boxes that came in

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