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Old 10-09-2017, 09:34 AM   #1
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My build starts with a 94 Xj named Eugene.
I have known this rig since it was new and used to park across the street from my dads place.
I gal named Anna Banana ( I am not kidding ) bought it new
latter she gave it to her friend Kat who I mow for...when Anna passed recently, she left Kat her 2012 ford! I asked what she was gonna do with her jeep? She said do you want it? I said yea you bet!!!!



so until now I have GMs and toyotas,
but I love this little wagon!
so this jeep looks like it never had a wax job but I know that it was brought in for service regularly to the stealership

Also I don't think that it was ever cleaned interior wise

I got a turd to polish and boy did I


I added a cheap stereo from the Wal place
then I made a shifter knob
"I introduce the Twinkie shifter"



Now 3 coats of wax and an interior shampoo and it looks good
the engine runs great,,, so mods next......?
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If you've got the 2.5 I'd look into some minor engine things. 4.0 throttle bodies are an upgrade, and the exhaust manifolds are stupidly restrictive. Slightly oversized injectors, less restrictive intake elbow... little things that add up.
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Old 12-12-2017, 11:33 AM   #3
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I have been broke since the mowing season stopped
so the Xj hasnt had new stuff done to it but I got plans

as far as the power it has more than my toyota truck ( that still love )

but I can always use more power
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I know you have more pics then this.
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Old 01-23-2018, 11:11 PM   #5
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do your rigs get jealous?
today I took my dads 2001 Toyota to drop off a chair and go to the store when I came back I realized I got the wrong sausage so into the jeep I jumped and back to the store I went
back out to the jeep and it acted like the battery was week but then it started
I went home and promised it I would give it some love tomorrow
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so the jeep was right to be having a fit starting
I was cleaning the battery clamps ... the neg clamp was wore threw at the bolt
luckily I had a new one so I installed the new one and it has been starting fine since

on an other note I removed the coil and got a good look at it
it looked fine and clean so I stuck it back on
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Exultations and huh-za
Eugene runs again

It seems that the wire that makes the coil work was corroded
I unplugged it then plugged it back in and it ran like it never had a problem
I cleaned it and put dielectric grease on it
runs great
now I can start on my bumper
this was from last summer
it did it to me again so I wanted to get a good look at it
I am thinking of getting a MSD coil ...Opinions????
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I had a high output coil only last a year and ruin a trip on the Rubicon
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I went to look at a free grand cherokee larado 2WD
it is ok but, if I get another jeep I want an Xj or Yj
the folks that had it need it gone bad
well I got a buddy that needs a rig bad
so I hooked them up

it has been sitting for 6 yrs... spose to run but we will see
needs interior cleaned and a buff on the exterior
also batt and tires with wheels
the ones on it the PO wants back


now to other business
the other reason I cant take this jeep into my stable of rigs is...
I need a rig to do uber eats in
I bought a 2001 chevy metro in kinda sad shape for $250
the studs that were on it are on ford escort rims and the center holes are too small
there were on the car and would not come off no mater how much I cussed at them
it took a puller and a bunch of heat for them to POP and I do mean POP!!!!
first one "POPPED" a foot a away form the hub I left the lugs on loose after that

I am telling this because Uber is gunna pay for bumpers and a lift \ tires for the XJ
so woopie

speaking of tires I got a question ...
my xj has 15s on it now
what do yall think about putting 17s on it
I would get the height with out the price of 31s and a smaller sidewall
I know a dude that says it will look funny
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Old 04-21-2018, 12:09 AM   #9
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the winter took a toll on Eugene's muffler
I ordered one from the interwebs got here yesterday put it on today
it was fighting me till I notice I still had my Chevy hat on
as soon as I changed to my jeep hat it went smooth as silk
I think it might have been the break I took tho

now it is whisper quiet but will still roar if needed
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Old 08-31-2018, 12:37 PM   #10
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so I can get a 2 in lift for $278

http://zoneoffroad.com/zone-offroad-products-2in-suspension-lift-kit-jeep-cherokee/j4-j5
this is the link tell me what ya think

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Old 08-31-2018, 12:40 PM   #11
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well so much for the uber thing ...It works for meny but didnt for me and we will leave it at that
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On the other hand I did get to go to north Id and enjoy the Molly Be Damed days
I did a lil 4X4ing while there too












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Old 08-31-2018, 03:26 PM   #12
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Nice pics.
If your stock leafs are in good shape it's not bad. I was never a fan of add a leafs, but that is just me.
For $50. More, you can get front coils which will be better in the long run and give you way more front flex.
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Old 08-31-2018, 06:20 PM   #13
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$ 50 more for new coils ? I am in
shoot me a link

my leafs are great this is the jeep that was owned by 2 lil ol ladys
so the pix you saw was the most dirt this xj has ever seen
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Old 08-31-2018, 06:38 PM   #14
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Zone offroad. 3" lift
Zone offroad 3" lift
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so something more like this

http://www.rustysoffroad.com/jeep-su...-leaf-kit.html
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