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benni302
May 8th, 2007, 17:59
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b100/nickbennington1981/P5082064.jpg

Since i've been on here for a few months i thought i should finally post up some pics of my xj. The wife picked it up for me for christmas for $900. So far i've pulled off the molding, removed the crappy headliner, painted the rims black, lined the cargo area and installed a cd player. Tires should be here thursday(31x10.50 15) and lift should be here soon(3" rough country).
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b100/nickbennington1981/P5061988.jpg
the rims were pretty nasty and coroded so i figured why not.

black2door
May 8th, 2007, 18:21
Looks nice, be sure to post pics after you lift it. How did you paint your wheels? They look great. I thought about buying some Gamblers off of a buddy last month. Now that I see yours I think I should have.

benni302
May 8th, 2007, 18:23
I roughed them up with steel wool and then gave them 4 coats of rustoleum gloss black.

ScottyV
May 9th, 2007, 19:04
I did something similar with the wheels on my old wrangler, but used a 4 1/2" grinder with a sanding pad instead of steel wool, and did 2 coats of metal primer and 3 coats of gloss black. No chipping after a year and a half if you're patient with the application...

benni302
May 10th, 2007, 20:04
well i got my 31's today, just got to get them mounted. do ya'll think they will fit on my stock xj until the lift arrives?

dellstopjeep
May 10th, 2007, 21:22
it looks like those tires are like 28's, so ya i think they will and congrats on havin my wife that buys you a jeep

benni302
May 11th, 2007, 09:24
yeah, there 29's but i cant wait for the lift i wanna put the tires on now!

GSequoia
May 11th, 2007, 19:48
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b100/nickbennington1981/P5061988.jpg
the rims were pretty nasty and coroded so i figured why not.

Good job, those wheels look nice.

Now if you want to be really trick grab a Dremil and some brass brushes. Strip the paint and polish the nuts in the wheels to a glossy aluminum shine (the brass brush works well for that).

That would look NICE.

benni302
May 12th, 2007, 10:40
that would be cool, but i'm kinda diggin the blacked out look- i'll probably replace the lug nuts with chrome ones.

benni302
May 12th, 2007, 10:45
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b100/nickbennington1981/P5112170.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b100/nickbennington1981/P5112171.jpg
Alright, got the tires mounted- now just waitin for the lift which ships on monday. What do yall think?

Prowler
May 13th, 2007, 18:09
Looks great man! I tried to put 31's with no lift a long time ago and it didn't work out. Congrats to you! Have fun with them!

rhino317
May 13th, 2007, 19:46
did you get the lift on yet? cant wait to see it!

benni302
May 14th, 2007, 08:39
Lift is on the way, ships out today- said it should be here before the weeks up. 3" rough country

DaveKerwin
May 14th, 2007, 10:24
I like it, it will look even better with the 3"

benni302
May 14th, 2007, 12:15
I like it, it will look even better with the 3"

Thanks, i can't wait to put the lift on- i just hope i can get to it this weekend. On a seperate note, the wife said i can spend another $150 on it for now- what do ya'll think would be another good investment?

87manche
May 14th, 2007, 12:17
Thanks, i can't wait to put the lift on- i just hope i can get to it this weekend. On a seperate note, the wife said i can spend another $150 on it for now- what do ya'll think would be another good investment?
if you plan on wheeling it:
proper tow points front and rear.
if you've already got tow points, armor.