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Old April 21st, 2009, 18:25
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New to the jeepspeed thing, but loving it. I started out building the xj for mud and trails and well idk i am just heading in a different direction. I ride the Silver Lake dunes all the time and love going fast so now i am here. And my xj is a DD so i really want a better ride as well.

this is the jeep about 2 weekends ago

It curently has a 4.5" full pack rusty's lift,with homemade 2" spacers up front and rusty's 6.5" fixed LCA's and lengthened stock uppers (going to be getting adjustables from iron man), and 2" blocks in the rear (part of the trail/mud thing i am going to be getting adjustable shackles from ironman as soon as he gets them made)

I have the rusty's 4.5" shocks in the front and did in the back until the weekend of the pics. I bent and broke both rear dog bone mounts. And i just ordered some RC Nitro 9000's for the rear. (i know cheep junk, but i am 20 and am a full time student, and they are better than nothing)

I am going to be getting a set of used RE DB's off of another member in the next few weeks. And this summer i plan on getting some bilstien 5150's for the front. I have a long way to go and wont probably ever be out in cali in the desert but live only an hour away from the dunes so i am there all the time

Well thats it for now.

What are you guys at 6 to 6.5" of lift running in the rear for bumpstops? mine are just stock.

thanks fellas

now i gotta go get a mafia number
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Old May 1st, 2009, 21:32
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im chad
23 as of the 16th, been working on a baja bug for the last year. but i blew a pinion gear in the rear so its time to spend some time on the jeep again.
my jeep:
90 4.0 bored and stroked with deaver coils and leaves build mostly for chase and night races of 1/2 1600

im planning on rethinking my front skid its a bit bigger that i would like (after building it)
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Old May 9th, 2009, 20:14
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Im 19, live in Indiana, going to Vincennes University for Tool & Die, and CNC Programming. My Jeep is proudly my first vehicle and has been being built for 5 years now. Now sits with 6" RK springs, 4.88 gears, 8.8 rear, 35" BFGs. All body work, installs, and tube work done at home.

Originally Posted by GrimmJeeper View Post
got any closeups of your rear fenders? how are they mounted?

looking good
I cut out the rear quarters and fender wells and a good section of the floor around the fender wells. I made custom wheel tubs, the fiberglass is held on with 3M Panel Adhesive, I used sheet metal screws every 2 inchs to hold the fiberglass to the body until it cured, then took out the screws and used filler to fill holes and blend in the fiberglass to the real body. I guess I need to do a buildup thread haha. Heres some pix...

I dont have any close ups of them installed but I can for sure get some if thats what you want but heres the best shot i have from the rear

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Old May 10th, 2009, 10:35
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Hi, I'm Richard, and live in Bakersfield, CA. My XJ has been through quite a few versions, always trying to be better as an all around rig.

'88 XJ 4.6L stroker and auto
231 t-case with 4 to 1, 2 low kit, and HD SYE
Front diff: shaved HP D44, 5.13's, Detroit, Warn chromo axles, CTM axle joints, Warn hubs
Rear diff: Tera60R, 5.13's, Detroit, disc brakes
Champion beadlocks and 37" Goodyear MT/R's
Internal and external cage front to back
Lee Mfg steering with hydro assist
Custom front bumper and Warn winch

Front suspension:
custom made 3 link mid-arm
Skyjacker 8" coils with one coil removed
Prothane insert bumpstops
Bilstein 7100 shocks
Limit straps

Rear suspension:
Bastard pack based on Chevy 1/2 ton leaves, 5" longer than stock XJ
Custom made front spring hanger, boomerang shackle
Single arm, multi-joint traction bar
Longer poly bumpstops
Bilstein 5150 shocks

This is in Baja heading to Mike's Sky Ranch

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Old June 2nd, 2009, 12:45
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Well thought I would post up here finally.
Me I'm Baja Curt. I live in the city of Orange in Orange County, CA.
I'm a member of Regulators Racing, winners of SCORE class 8 season for 2008.

Desert racing is my passion. And being single and a sales rep gives me the freedom to attend lot's of races
I've been to 7 this year (well if you include Dec 31)
I always bring my camera and sometimes am in the right spot at the right time. (right CrazyJim)

Here is a link to all my pics on Flickr

My XJ is my daily driver and like I said I'm a sales rep so my vehicle is my livelihood. But that doesn't mean I don't go out and run the heck out of it.
I just know when to baby it and when to get on it (MOST of the time LOL)
Right now I have a 3.5 RE lift with 33" BFG AT and the RE monotube shocks. The 3.5 RE lift and monotube shocks are a great setup for the street but too soft for the go fast stuff.
So by Friday I'll have Deaver coils, air bumps, limit straps, drop brackets and Bilstein 7100 remote res shocks in the front and JKS boomerang shackles in the rear.
Next on the list are Deaver leafs and Bilstein 7100 shocks for the rear.
I already have the shocks just saving $$$ for the Deaver leafs.
Then it will be time to cut some holes for the shocks and maybe cage the XJ.
Let's see how long this thing remains my DD

Anyways here are a couple pics of the Baja XJ and I'll post up some more when the front end is done.
Hope to see you at the next race!!!

Originally Posted by crazyjim View Post
Lookin' forward to seeing her in her go fast dress Curt!
Well she's only half dressed at this point cause I still need to do her rear end.
But here is how her front looks now.
I can't wait to take her out, play a little rough with her and get her all dusty

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Old June 15th, 2009, 20:33
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Nice to meet everyone. I wanted to introduce my Jeep to Naxja.

I just bought this a few weeks ago after borrowing a frined's TJ for our night session up Main Divide Rode. I decided I needed and XJ of my own, so I bought a 98 Cherokee Sport in the beginning of May.

It was bone stock, but I have added a few things...

1998 Cherokee Sport

RE 3.5" Super Flex Lift
Currie/JKS Shackles
3/4" Coil Spacers
Fox 2.0 Pro Shocks with Remote Resevoirs
32"x11.5"x15" Goodyear MTR Kevlars
Detroit Locker
Superior 30 Spline Axles
Cat Back MagnaFlow 2.5" Exhaust
K&N Air Filter
7" Pro Comp Lights on Bumper

Here's a picture:

These pictures were taken at Cleghorn on it's 2nd trip out, the coil spacers, wheel spacers, and shackles have not been installed yet.

It was about time I do this...

My name is Justin, and I am from the mean streets of Yorba Linda. I bought by Jeep in May and have caught the "offroad bug." I can't stop...

Here are some pics

Here is what I've done so far:

Suspension RE Front Coil Springs, RE LCA's, 1" Coil Spring Spacer, Fox 2.0 Pro Reservoir Shocks, Bilstein 5100 Rear Shocks, RE 1660 Track Bar, RE 1665 Track Bar Bracket, Heavy Duty Steering Stabilizer
Body/Lightning Pro Comp 7" Lights (I know, they suck), Auto Pal/HID Conversion from Tony, Front Pre Runner Bumper, Rear Tube Bumper
Driveline/Misc. Transfer Case Drop, Superior 30 Spline Axles, Detroit Locker for Dana 35, Good Year MTR Tires 32x11.5x15", Spider Traxx Spacers, Power Slot Rotors (Front), Ceramic Brake Pads, Extended Stainless Brake Lines
Engine Performance Ceramic Coated Heddman Header, 99+ Intake Manifold, AFE Stage II Intake, Magnaflow 2.5 Exhaust
Cooling System Flex-A-Lite 398 Cooling Fan, GMB High Flow Water Pump, Single Core Aluminum Radiator, New Radiator Hoses, Thermostat
What to come in the VERY near future…TNT Stiffeners, TMR Frame Plates, Currie Stiffeners, Glassworks Fenders, RE Drop Brackets and Upper Control Arms, 2.0 Bumps, Bypass shocks on a all 4 corners, and Limiting Straps

I want to get this thing complete in 2009. (Baby on the way)

Thank for taking the time to read this.

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Old July 12th, 2009, 10:59
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Re: Introduce You and your Jeepspeed / Prerunner

6.5" RK Long arm, soon to be upgraded to triple threat, all mounts welded.
Full unibody plates
ARB's F&R, Chromos F&R, 4.56's, 30F 8.25R.
Fox 2.0, 12" travel resy's in front
Fox 2.0 Air Bumps, limited to 2.5" in front
T&J air bump towers in the front
Mastercraft Straps
Redone shock mounts in front....
JKS 2" raised sway bar mounts
Currie steering
33" BFG AT's, possibly be 35" BFG CORR tires soon
Rancho white rockets in rear, soon to be through floor resy's
JKS Crossover shock mount
HD Offroad Eng shackle rel. boxes
Some seriously trashed "S" shaped RK Springs
Bumps redone, soon to be Fox 2.0 as well
More crap but I cant think of it right now
Will be starting the cage soon




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Old August 22nd, 2009, 21:09
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Re: Introduce You and your Jeepspeed / Prerunner

Just joined this forum. I am a member over on Dezertrangers, and I finally decided to join a forum to learn more about Jeep stuff lol.

The name is Garrett
Santa Clarita, CA

This is currently my second jeep cherokee and I plan on keeping this one for a while.

1995 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L Auto
Rubicon Express 5.5" Extreme Duty short arm with drop brackets
Rubicon Express Mono tube shocks (for now)
Dana 44 rear end
Slip yoke eliminator
Tom Woods driveshaft
T&J frame stiffeners ( still have to get the other 2 frame plates)
33"x10.5"x15" BFG Baja T/A's on KMC Enduro rims
Front fiberglass
Autofab hood pins
Full exhaust from Head pipe back. 2 1/4" to the muffler (high flow cat) (spintech muffler) 2 1/2" out to the tail pipe.

Thats all I can remember for the moment lol

Here are some pics!

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Old August 24th, 2009, 18:14
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Re: Introduce You and your Jeepspeed / Prerunner

Hi my name is Eric or 92xjjunk

I bought a 2000 TJ for the wife and started to build the cherokee to go fast.
As of today:

1992 4.0 aw4 4 door
30 with Detroit true trac upgraded joints 297s sleeved tie rod
C8.25 Detroit full locker shocks raised and reperched axle
Slip yoke elim. n new cv drive shaft
front shaft lengthened. (Too much air, suspension drops, and joints fail)
Rubicon express extreme duty lift kinda
upper control arms home fabd with joints
6 inch teraflex front springs
Yellow top optima
Rustys intake with generic open ended filter
Poly engine mounts and trans mount
Stainless Header generic chinese made
Front Limit straps
T&J front dif cover
Hannamen front glass fenders
Hannamen glass Hood
Auto fab hood pins 5 lol
King 14s resis.
33 12.5 Mickey thompson MTZs
Aliminum wheels dont know the brand

In the works:::
bought 105 pro tools bender 1 n 13/4 dies n jd2 notcher
interior stripped
about to build cage, bumpers, frame stiffeners, engine cage etc
racing seats n 5 point harnesses
battery relocated to rear
Mount King 2.0 14s in the rear
something in the front dont know yet
bumps all around
Install trans cooler with fan just bought from this site
Gusset front 30 and build 2wd axle also
build 9 inch with spool 31 axle shafts and gears?//???

Take it out and have fun!!!!!!!!



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Old September 11th, 2009, 11:07
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Re: Introduce You and your Jeepspeed / Prerunner

Hello. I'm Derrick and this is my MJ. Photo taken at the Parker 425
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Old September 14th, 2009, 21:11
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Re: Introduce You and your Jeepspeed / Prerunner

Yo guys, heres my 2002 TJ (i know but theres no TJ jeepspeed forums)

2002 4.0 32rh dana 30/35
(8.8 being built in the garage)

Rubicon Express 3.5 superflex
Fox 2.0 resi's all the way around
fox bumps coming soon

Gen right stinger bumper up front, Lod xtreme with a custom tire carrier.
weld it yourself sniper fab flat fenders.

Corbeau ultra baja SS seats with 3" padded crow 5 points.

jumpin hodge road

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Old September 24th, 2009, 09:40
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Re: Introduce You and your Jeepspeed / Prerunner

My name is Mark. I am part of the Jeepspeed 1717 team.

We are sponsored by:
4 Wheel Parts
Rubicon Express
Thunder Express Trucking
T & J's Performance Center

I co-drive, handle all the wiring, EFI setup and tuning, and wrench on it. I also handle all the vendor/sponsor relations and write most of the race reports. I've even co-driven with Tom from T&J's!

Our team currently holds the record for the most consecutive finishes in Jeepspeed - sitting at 19 races right now. Our current car was one of the first Jeepspeed racers ever built, and it won the first JS event. It was originally built and owned by Rubicon Express.

We are working on a new car for next year. These unibody station wagons can only take so much before they start coming apart. We are going to stick with our current Rubicon Express 5.5" short arm kit and 2.5" Bilsteins as that is a proven combination and has put us in the winners circle and on the podium many times. I'll try to get some build pics posted as we progress.

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Old October 19th, 2009, 09:16
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Hi my name is Mike, I'm from San Diego. This is my first Jeep and I got it about 6 months ago. I just went out to an MDR race this weekend, unfortunately I didn't get any pics of it on our saturday afternoon adventure.

(my started almost fell out! 1 bolt was gone) We drove south of plaster city to the geoglyphs (rock formations made by prehistoric indains) It was a great trail btw.

Next stage will include 12" fox resis and a linked rear end and some frame stiffeners, flared fenders ect.

Front: Rusty's front 3" coils w/ JK shocks
Rear: S10 leafs w/ JK shocks ~3"
Tires and Wheels: 31" bfg ats on 15X8 d-windows w/ 4.5 bs

Also got some hitches from tharlanjr -thanks!
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Old October 27th, 2009, 20:10
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new ride

other truck

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Old November 22nd, 2009, 09:41
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Hi Iam Josh my friends call me retarded " if i only had friends"
I have a 1990 xj with a 3.5 in bastard lift , Rubicon express coils, modified stock spring pack, pro comp 3000 shocks . i have installed prps, a baja 500 GPS and radio shack CB. Its soon to be on 31s or 33 not sure which. I have big plans with no money and willing to except donations. If you want to be my friend here is my email
the other picks are of a baja that i built and i sold to get an xj
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