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Old February 7th, 2009, 22:10
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The Boostwerks.com Rig build thread... (56k killer)

Welcome to my build thread.

Instead of creating a billion different threads with the various projects that I've been working on with my XJ, I figured I'd finally start a consolidated build thread.

Simply put, this is not your average XJ build. The goal of my build is to produce an extreemly comfortable, powerful rig, while still being very offroad worthy. I will be using it to tow my 1800lbs of race car to events accross the rocky mountains, so everything I'm doing has been with this in mind. It's also my daily driver, and camping/wheeling whore.

Overall specs in no particular order:

99 with HP30 29spl 8.25 (currently stock with 4.56's coming)
33x11.5x16 Bighorns + Konig countersteers
Spidertrax spacers
Homebrew crossmember with 1.5" DOM 4 link long arms
Homebrew 1.5" DOM steering
Homebrew 1.25" DOM trackbar
Custom front bumper with Smittybilt 8K winch
KC foglights
autopal E code housing H4 conversion
Ruffstuff stiffeners
OME HD leafs/coils
Bilstein 5100s + custom rear upper and lower mounts
Teraflex budget boost
rear disc conversion
Extensive sound deadening
currie anti-rock front/rear
JB SYE and RE driveshaft
Custom turbo setup currently in build (300ft/lbs is the goal)

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(first stage of the build)









(long arm build)











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Old February 7th, 2009, 22:12
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Stress relieving the welded tube ends...





crossmember installed. Don't mind the dented exhaust. A full 3" exhaust is being built to replace it.



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(Front bumper build):

I had purchased a bumper kit from Ukrain Train a while back with the intentions of modifying it to my liking. It will have a hidden Smittybilt 8k winch, and recessed KC foglights. Let's just say I like the "clean" look. I'm modifying the design as well, so the bumper will bolt onto frame rail plates instead of being welded to them. It'll make winch access, and bumper removal/installation much easier.

starting out...



Had a little mishap with the plasma. just kidding.





Test fitment:







A little paint so it doesn't rust while I wait to get the bumper powdercoated...



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(Turbo build pics):

I will be building a mild turbo setup for this rig as well. I have plans to eventually sell turbo manifolds for the XJ, and this will be the guinea pig. I am trying to complete the rest of the suspension, drivetrain and bumper builds before I tackle this project however.

Borg Warner 57 trim compressor with P trim turbine wheel.







Tial 38mm external wastegate:



Manifold components:



I'll have much more to come. Stay tuned for updates!

Thanks,
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I love those wheels man!!
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It looks great man, way to be different.
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I will be following this one closely. Keep up the great work.
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I really like where you are going with this. By the way, I was on your site and you do some good work. I love the table.
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Old February 9th, 2009, 19:21
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I like the direction this build is going. subscribed
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Re: The Boostwerks.com Rig build thread... (56k killer)

Thanks for the kind words guys! I really appreciate it.

I'm going to try and finish my bumper this weekend, and get it ready for the powder coater. I was going to get my 4 link's powder coated at the same time, but I think I'll just rattle can em.

I still need to build a hitch, and track bar setup as well.
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Whats the OD on the links? Curious why you went so small on them? Nice work on that crossmember....................
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Whats the OD on the links? Curious why you went so small on them? Nice work on that crossmember....................
Thanks man. The lowers are 1.5" 3/8" wall. The uppers are 1.25" 1/4" wall. The main reason for the sizes is... it was free. The pipe was drop from one of our fab jobs. The other reason being that the rig is 95% mall crawler while the other 5% are mild to moderate trails. The uppers are smaller yet due to the room given to work with and for the fact that there's nothing to hit them.

I also didn't see it being possible to get a weld all the way around the DOM bushing sleeves with a 2" OD pipe. I suppose I could have beveled the bejesus out of it, but to me the extra 1/2" didn't seem worth the trouble.
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