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is it worth me fixin my xj?


 
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935speedxj
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:03 pm    Post subject: is it worth me fixin my xj? Reply with quote

i got a 93 xj 5 speed 3 inch lift an 31 x 10.5's i went to replace my rear crysler 8.25 axle because i chewed up the rear pinion gear..... an i pulled the axle an was lookin at the subframe ..... needless to say that when i did look i found problems....the drivers side rear subframe rail from where the gas fill tubes come through the subframe is rotted bace tward the front to right befor the bumpstop is located..... not i know i can fix this an it couldnt of been that bad.... in the 2 1/2 years i have had this xj i never noteced any vibes nor when i was wheelin an flexin the crap out of it did i notice the springs wantin to give out an yes i have had it stuffed to the wheel well ... an i am runnin s-10 leafs in the rear an they are much harder to stuff than normal springs.... what do you ppl think ?? oppions will help ..... i am replacein the 8.25 with a dana 44 from a mj... an swappin my zj brake conversion to the 44 ... thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A picture would help. How bad/how much of the rail is rotted out?
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935speedxj
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ThePhantum wrote:
A picture would help. How bad/how much of the rail is rotted out?

i am takein pics tomarrow..... but there is about 15-18 inches from the bumpstop to the hole in the rail where your filltubes go through
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey man if nothing else you could just keep it for a smash and bash rig and get something else if you have the money. crazy jeep
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