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Old July 19th, 2017, 11:14
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Looking good! Can't go wrong with the silver and black
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Old July 19th, 2017, 16:05
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Looking good! Can't go wrong with the silver and black
Thanks brotha! Hoping to get it out this season!!!

You coming to COfest?
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Old July 20th, 2017, 11:14
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Thanks brotha! Hoping to get it out this season!!!

You coming to COfest?
I wish,but it's not gonna happen. Should make the spring Creek trip if you're planning on going.
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Old July 20th, 2017, 19:06
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I wish,but it's not gonna happen. Should make the spring Creek trip if you're planning on going.
Bummer about COfest.

I *should* be able to have mine ready to go by Spring Creek. Wish me luck!
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Old August 9th, 2017, 19:37
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Got the rear bumper on after replacing the nut strip from JCR that broke. Everything but the UCA's and brake lines are hooked up in the front, just need to bolt that stuff up. I cut the old metal sleeve out of the drivers side UCA bushing as it was junk not realizing that the new bushing needs it so that's on order.

Stuff left to do: UCA bushings, UCA's, final mount TNT xmember, hack n' tap SYE along with rear drive shaft, hook brakes up f/r, attempt to set alignment, mount shocks, plumb the ARB's, mount the rocks rails, and a couple other small odds and ends. It should be good to drive then. I do want to sand the interior, coat with top secret, install the cage, dynamat the rear and reinstall the interior but if I can get it drive-able I'm going to wheel it.

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Old August 10th, 2017, 11:34
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Beautiful build
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Old August 11th, 2017, 09:22
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Beautiful build
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Old June 5th, 2018, 12:45
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SO, I made a bit of progress. It's aligned, brakes bled, everything torqued down and ready to "drive". The sway bar mounts that came with the stinkyfab kit won't work with my setup so I'm going to have to have some mounts fabbed up - I will be taking it to Josh at Hooligan hopefully sometime next week.

The interior is no where near complete, but I'm hoping to get it out and drive it a little and wheel it this summer...soon...hopefully soon.







My very next steps after getting the sway bar mounts fabbed on:

Install rock rails (have them just have to finish painting them)
Install transfercase skid

Paint/rust proof interior
Dynamat interior
Wire in ARB compressor, lockers, and all lights
Reinstall interior

Hoping to get this thing to the October Moab run.
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Old June 12th, 2018, 18:00
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SO - I've been driving it around the last couple of days.

It handles AWESOME for an XJ on 35's, significantly better than my old one on 33's. I spent quite a bit of coin on the suspension and steering, but I'm super happy with it for on road purposes. I have yet to take it on the highway as the front swaybar still needs to be reworked. I honestly don't think it would be too bad all things considered but I'm not going to risk it as it's not my DD anyway.

The speedo is way off, what's the best way to address this?

The next bump in the road I ran in to is it's overheating - common issue lol. I am most likely going with a Hesco high volume water pump, a Ron Davis radiator and Napier hood vents.

Time is very hard for me to come by and I'm recovering from a hernia surgery so I'm not sure if I'm going to do it myself or just hire it out.
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Old June 12th, 2018, 19:53
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Holy crap this thing still exists!
I'd find one of the speedo gear charts and see if you find something close to what you need. Idk if you can still get one of the old speedo calibration modules?
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Old June 12th, 2018, 20:27
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SO - I've been driving it around the last couple of days.

It handles AWESOME for an XJ on 35's, significantly better than my old one on 33's. I spent quite a bit of coin on the suspension and steering, but I'm super happy with it for on road purposes. I have yet to take it on the highway as the front swaybar still needs to be reworked. I honestly don't think it would be too bad all things considered but I'm not going to risk it as it's not my DD anyway.

The speedo is way off, what's the best way to address this?

The next bump in the road I ran in to is it's overheating - common issue lol. I am most likely going with a Hesco high volume water pump, a Ron Davis radiator and Napier hood vents.

Time is very hard for me to come by and I'm recovering from a hernia surgery so I'm not sure if I'm going to do it myself or just hire it out.
I have the flowkooler high flow water pump and hesco high flow thermostat and they do awesome. Fixed my cooling issues. I also have the napier hood vents but that's more for heat soak. But cheap investment and I think it's worth it.

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Old June 13th, 2018, 16:25
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Holy crap this thing still exists!
I'd find one of the speedo gear charts and see if you find something close to what you need. Idk if you can still get one of the old speedo calibration modules?
If there's one thing I am, it's stubborn. Thanks for the tip on the speedo, I'll start there.

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I have the flowkooler high flow water pump and hesco high flow thermostat and they do awesome. Fixed my cooling issues. I also have the napier hood vents but that's more for heat soak. But cheap investment and I think it's worth it.

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Sweet, I'm going to do that tstat housing as well, their prices are very reasonable!!!

This freakin Ron Davis radiator on the other hand.
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Old June 13th, 2018, 18:20
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Ya it's worth it!!! I have 35s and dd mine and I can't complain. I'm still running stock rad. I just flushed my system very thoroughly and seems to be fine.

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Old June 13th, 2018, 18:21
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Ya it's worth it!!! I have 35s and dd mine and I can't complain. I'm still running stock rad. I just flushed my system very thoroughly and seems to be fine.

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