Well, I have been sucked in. I never thought I was gonna be this active here since joining a week or so back. I just wanted to read, and look at parts, then I wanted to talk, then I wanted to show off a couple parts, then I learned some stuff, and then I met some cool people, and now I am posting a build thread that I was never going to. I like it here, unfortunately lol.:brickwall:
In the middle of this last summer I bought my 2001 XJ Sport. It was stock, but had the brushguard, KC lights, and potential, so I picked it up for a steal from a family friend.
A little background: My father is an ASE cert mechanic and has been for a long time. Everything from small engines to heavy equipment. Automotive is the big one though.
Specs as bought:
Dana 30frnt 3.55:1
Dana 35rear ------
Worn out BFG AT/KO tires size ....I can't remember (over stock though).
Immediately we changed the oil over to NAPA synthetic, checked all fluids, began tire shopping, as the BFGs were almost gone, and all were different.
I ran my buddy's CB radio setup for most of the summer, as I bought mine and gathered parts. It was a Uniden with a magnet mount antenna.
Not long after purchase, I got a set of Thule roof bars for it from the PO. Sweet! I love them, but I have since found a basket instead. The roof bars can be sold if anyone is interested.
I got a set of GoodYear Duratrac 235/75/R15 tires about a day before I left for college, a 12hr drive. That was a break-in let me tell you. They rode great and still do.
Before the end of the summer, when I had to go back to college in Iowa, I had:
-roof mounted Cobra CB sys
-Ammo can toolbox
-maybe something else Im forgetting...oh right, I put on a whole new stock exhasut system, brand new.