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Ace98XJ
December 5th, 2017, 14:33
Hey new XJ owner here. Traded my 98 Dakota for a 98 XJ 4x4. Dakota had 228k this has 231k so not much difference. Engine has a slight tick at idle that honestly sounds like a misfire because I can hear the exhaust sort of puffing at idle but when I drive both go away and is smooth as can be, owned a lot of cars and trucks only few were this smooth. Not majorly worried about it but want to get it sorted. Stopped at a gas station and noticed condensation on the ground near the right passenger tire then saw coolant there too and a somewhat good amount. Didn't overheat or anything just something I noticed, traced it back and looks like it's the overflow/fill tank. Has a broken off piece it seems that's near the front if the tank looks like a spout, direct access to coolant and that's where I saw traces of water/coolant, any idea what it could be? Checked both rad hoses and the brush pan underneath the rad wasn't holding liquid/dirty from a leak at all. This Jeep NEEDS new paint job. Thinking of doing plastidip or rhinoline all of it or is just getting a maaco better? Also what's a good or cheap (can't use those two in same fashion IG) to lift without having to extend brake lines/steering shaft. Only looking for about 2-3 inches so I can add 31s like my Dakota had. Sorry if this is the wrong subsection.

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deesiexj
December 5th, 2017, 20:47
Can you get a picture of the damage part of the overflow tank? Not sure if the 97+ is different than the older ones, but it could be as simple as the overflow needing to be replaced.

For a budget lift, this is a good reference article. I did this with an old stock spring pack from a previous jeep, ended up picking up 2 inches all around with plenty of room for 31s. http://www.rocklizardfabrications.com/home_brew_budget_boost.htm

smokeyyank
December 6th, 2017, 08:35
For painting go monstaliner. Way better than plastidipping or rhino lining. You can check the body forum for some threads for those that have done it.

http://www.monstaliner.com/


You can fit 31's with some fender trimming and no lift. It would be a little tight, but would work. Another idea (as stated above) is using XJ upcountry, V8 Grand or Bronco coils (IIRC) to get you about 1-2"" in the front you can also add a little lift with an ACOS or bigger isolator pads. You can bastard pack the rear and no a shackle relocation to get you a little more lift as well.

chickenbot
December 6th, 2017, 08:50
I have a little bit of fender trimming and running 33's with no lift

http://i66.tinypic.com/34p02lk.jpg