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smccollamjr's XJ Build Thread

Post by smccollamjr » Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:02 pm

Before lift:
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After lift but before tires:
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After lift and tires:
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Post by smccollamjr » Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:05 pm

Rear cubby mod:
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Trucker style CB mount:
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Auxilliary backup lights & trailer connection:
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Harbor Freight Offroad Lights:
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Cheap CD/MP3 Player w/ bad trim job:
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Switch Panel:
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Post by tupton » Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:47 am

Tires still look good!
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Post by smccollamjr » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:29 am

Thanks. They're too clean though :D
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Post by FlexedTj » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:44 am

that things coming right along now..............looks good
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Post by jeepers » Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:32 pm

Looks cute.......Now get it dirty and make it look good lol :) Your coming along, now get that rear axle under it and front gears.
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Post by smccollamjr » Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:56 am

Drove it to Marietta, OH and back. First time it's been out of Kanawha County since the lift. It handled and tracked pretty good. The front end wonders a little but I think that's mostly the M/Ts following the groves in the pavement and possibly the fact I haven't corrected the track bar length yet. I did more downshifting than usual, but the 4.10s will take care of that. The speedo shows 70mph when I'm actually going 74 and for evey 100 miles the odo only reads 93. When I install the 4.10s I'll get the correct speedo gear. I'll check the gas mileage after today's trip. If I'm working there next week I may put the spare back in side and see if that makes any difference in gas mileage.

My wife drove it for the first time last night since the lift. I asked her if all her friends were jealous and wanted to ride with her. She just rolled her eyes...what do they know anyway :D
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Post by LS1Jeeper » Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:30 am

tires and wheels make it look good

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Post by smccollamjr » Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:24 pm

LS1Jeeper wrote:tires and wheels make it look good


Thanks. The steel wheels & tires I borrowed from Tom because I sold my 235s before my 31s arrived.
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Post by WVUwheeler » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:38 pm

Those wheels really look good on there.
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Post by smccollamjr » Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:19 pm

Corrected gas mileage was 17.5mpg. I normally would have gotten 20-22 in stock form. If I work here next week I'll take the tire off the top and see what difference that makes.

On another note, I've heard M/Ts don't do too well in the rain. I drove from Sissonville to Marietta, OH in a downpour this morning and I was actually impressed. They're not as good as the Michelin street tires on my other vehicle, but I was able to drive the speed limit without any trouble, and it was POURING the rain.
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Post by jeepers » Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:36 pm

you sir need a jcr stage 2 or 3 front bumper.
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Post by smccollamjr » Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:47 pm

jeepers wrote:you sir need a jcr stage 2 or 3 front bumper.


Will that help with the gas mileage?? :D

I may buy Tom's hand-me-down...if the $$ is right.
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Post by ZiGGY » Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:20 pm

Do you really want that ugly thing.. :)

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Post by tupton » Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:56 pm

Let's make a deal Steve! :evil4:
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