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Re: Shameless Plug

Postby stomperxj » Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:15 pm

firemaniac wrote:It was an 88 with the HO 4.0L


H.O. Didn't start until 91....

I agree that the XJs are good rigs though :) They run forever. I've owned a couple...
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Re: Shameless Plug

Postby firemaniac » Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:34 pm

stomperxj wrote:
firemaniac wrote:It was an 88 with the HO 4.0L


H.O. Didn't start until 91....


Sorry I didn't pay as much attention then as I do now although I am better with the Willy's and CJ rigs. I am one of those guys that thinks when they started putting square headlights in Jeeps they were a jeep in name only with very few exceptions I.E XJ

My dream truck is a mildly built 55 Willys pickup resto mod, I love the pointed grill and the pure classic look, put in a more modern drive-train (5.7HEMI, Dana 60's...), might not be a bad tow rig either :thinking: :twisted:
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Postby Oasis Maker » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:52 pm

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Jeep articulation.

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Jeeps & Tears. :thumbsup:

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95 YJ

Postby Maloppa » Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:37 am

My 95 YJ

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Postby bigalpha » Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:16 pm

Here's mine. 4.5" lift, 32's (Now 31's).

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I love it, even if it does leak like a sieve.
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Postby Steve F » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:00 pm

Looks good, same spec as mine in those pics :) Finished my front bar last week so now I have a nice winch on there as well.

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Going away for 4 days on Friday so I'll have to get some pics with the TD and the campsite setup etc.

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Postby bigalpha » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:20 pm

I wish mine was as dent free as yours. And I wish mine was in traveling shape, lol.
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Postby Steve F » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:57 pm

Armour.... that makes all the difference ;) Mine does have a dented in D pillar from dragging against a tree, lost a tailight then as well. I also have a couple in the doors but not too bad. The rockrails I made have saved it plenty of times.

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Postby bluzharp » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:10 am

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Postby bigalpha » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:28 am

Yeah, I'll be needing some extra armor and bumpers, etc.

Love the Toy. How does your TD fare on that rugged, rocky terrain?
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Postby stomperxj » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:25 pm

Steve F wrote:Finished my front bar last week so now I have a nice winch on there as well.


Nice lookin bumper Steve... very clean...
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Postby bigalpha » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:40 pm

Stomper, I was looking at your pics. WTH happened to your gears?
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Postby stomperxj » Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:20 pm

bigalpha wrote:Stomper, I was looking at your pics. WTH happened to your gears?


Not sure what caused it but the spider gears blew up. Those pics are from the 89 XJ i used to have. the spiders in my 98 XJ did the same thing. Dana 30 spiders must not be very strong. I just heard some snapping from the front one day on a trail run on both of them. Went home and saw my spiders were totally junk and sheared off.... so i put an ARB in the front of the 98 :)
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Postby bigalpha » Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:52 pm

Yeah, the D30s are notorious for being weak. Especially with larger tires and any kind of crawling or heavy duty use.

ARBs sound nice.
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Postby Gerdo » Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:15 pm

bigalpha wrote:ARBs sound nice.


I installed an ARB in the rear of my 4runner about 9 months ago. It is awesome!
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