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Old October 6th, 2018, 11:52
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Newbee!!!

Hey everyone!! I'm a new owner of a 2000 XJ 2wd. I wanted an extra vehicle to drive around town, do some easy trails, take to the beach etc. I got a great deal on this animal and couldn't pass it up. Granted I wanted to go 4wd but here is my baby step. I'm going to do some mods to it soon to make it look beefy, so what better place to be. I am a part of a tundra forum for my actual daily driver and they have helped me spend my money quickly, I'm sure you all will add to my debt.

I want to get new off-road bumpers, black out LED lights, roof rack, small lift 4" maybe and little larger tires, and soooo much more. I'm excited to get started. But I will have a shit ton of questions.

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Old October 7th, 2018, 00:25
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Welcome, get that 4x4 swap going so you can hit some harder trails with us!
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Old October 7th, 2018, 08:45
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Old October 7th, 2018, 09:19
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Welcome aboard.
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Old October 7th, 2018, 19:24
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That looks like a nice starting point.

Welcome to the club.
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Old October 7th, 2018, 23:40
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As soon as I get some creeks and leaks sealed up I will definitely consider 4wd swap...
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Old October 8th, 2018, 10:51
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Re: Newbee!!!

Since you originally posted in the Adopt-A-Trail forum, check this out.

https://www.naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1150600


All of the trails (three) we have adopted are 2wd friendly. We'd love to have you come out and pitch in. Generally we get out once a month.

Where abouts are you located? Your location set to SoCal isn't really of any help. Sorry, pet peeve.
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Old October 11th, 2018, 21:23
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Frame stiffeners. Huge difference. And will help cure some creaks.
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Old October 12th, 2018, 22:05
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Welcome! I saw that Jeep for sale and was going to jump on it, but you obviously beat me too it! It wasn't up for very long. Fine choice you made.
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Old October 13th, 2018, 01:26
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Re: Newbee!!!

Yeah!
Two wheel drive jeeps can make it out there for sure!
I found out the hard way when my transfercase was done.

The little 4cyl. in 2 WD made it just fine in the long run, thanks to the leaders.
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Old October 31st, 2018, 19:27
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