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badger
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Joined: 16 Sep 2005
Location: Utah

PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:32 pm    Post subject: At it again,kind of Reply with quote

Well it would seem I'm back into the Jeep world sooner then getting my XM/J finished.



Bought a 94 GC Laredo with the 318 V8.I know its not the 5.9 but we can't have it all.I bought this as my new work truck for installing satellites for Dish.It does need some work .At some point it hit a deer was totaled out and rebuilt on a salvage title.I looked it over pretty good every thing is straight on it.Though the shocks are wasted as well as the control arm bushings.It is also the 249 full time case.So sooner or later that will need to be replaced with a 242 or 231 when the viscose coupler goes.For the control arms maybe some adjustable control arms and some 3" springs to get it on 31's.The way I look at even if it gets the same gas mileage as my diesel it will be saving me money.Diesel is going for almost $4 a gallon now.
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swamp boy
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Joined: 01 Jan 2004
Location: New Orleans LA.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice.... Gas mileage is for loosers...


Of course saying that... My daily driver is an 08 Kawasaki KLR 650
rofl


I get about 45 mpg and I can go off or on road without a problem....
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Joined: 08 Jul 2005
Location: Harrisonburg, VA

PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow, swapping a diesel for a v8 zj for gas mileage. You might want to first spend the cash on a geo or a neon before the lift.

I need a motorcycle so I can actually afford to go places. Problem is I'm a poor college student. Soon though, as graduation is approaching.
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Rusty's steering stabilizer
AEM throttle body spacer
120 amp alternator upgrade
Rusty's Tie Rod Conversion
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badger
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Location: Utah

PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was told when I went to safety inspection that my stock bumper cap was loose.Well we can't have that can we!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Lol

Ripped the cap off

I have the factory tow hooks on it so thats a good thing.

The crappy bumper cap


The vehicle is on a rebuilt title since it was hit by a deer so the previous owner says.


I still have the Rigid bumper that was on the XJ.Guess were thats going?



The upper mounting plate for those factory tow hooks
Passenger side still in


Drivers side removed


Said mounting plate(nut strip)


Cut the factory cross member/bumper.You can see the slot I cut on the drivers side for the mounting plate to slide into.Then the nut strip back in on top of that to bolt it in.


The charcoal canister will have to be moved inboard.I will try to find a smaller one that might be a bit better fit.


A quick test fit,yes it is sitting a bit crooked in the pic.




I still have to do a bit of work.I still have to remove the lower bumper supports on the sides .Move that charcoal canister.Fix the bumper leaning back.It would seem that the front cross member is 3* off 90*.The bumper has a bolt plate on the front receiver that is currently flush to the cross member and bolt to it.So that is what is throwing off the bumper.

I still have to permanently mount the bumper.When I do I'm going to cut the center plate and angle it to level the bumper off front to rear.Then weld the bumper to the mounting plates that slide into the frame rail slots I made.
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Brad S
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lookin good.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool... Charcoal canisters are for loosers also.. Take that thing and toss it in the poop can... Or buy a small one at auto zone and mount it under the hood.. (Guess where mine is?)
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So what do you think?





I got 5 free JK 18" rims with 32" Bridgestone Duelers that have an easy 3/4 of tread left on them.Of course I will have to give it some lift to fit them.The second problem is they are the new bolt pattern 5x5.So I will get some adapters to go from 5x4.5 to the 5x5 I'll need.

The down is one rim has a chipped lip so I will either have it repaired or find another one.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not bad for free, chipped or not.
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Rusty's steering stabilizer
AEM throttle body spacer
120 amp alternator upgrade
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its chipped good



The tire I think is even cut on the side wall.But 4 good rims and tires for free is still the best deal one can get.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even the tires are good. Free is a good price for those tires.
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31" mud kings
Flowmaster 50
Rusty's air tube
Rusty's steering stabilizer
AEM throttle body spacer
120 amp alternator upgrade
Rusty's Tie Rod Conversion
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