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Old March 9th, 2013, 10:48 PM   #1
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Herman (mrslousypirate's xj)

Wanted to start a thread for my other half's rig. We finally started doing some modifications over normal maintenance.

Specs at time of purchase:

- 29" tires
- 4.0, AW4, 35/30, 241?
- pretty much all original (found most of that out working on it the past two weeks)

Put in a new battery, tune up, oil change, stereo

Day she bought it (I found it in Holland, two owners)
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Silver lake, stock, zero issues. Welded a tab to front bumper for flag. Pictures on Facebook, can't pull from cell. Will update later

Drove it as a dd in stock form until last weekend. Picked up an xj as a donor for the suspension lift. Ditched the rusty's shocks, kept coils and springs. Picked up jk Rubicon front shocks, ended up purchasing s10 rear because I ran out of time looking. Made bpe's for mounting. Relocated track bar to accommodate lift.

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This weekend, made the front bumper I promised her a year ago.

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And up to now. No death wobble experience after relocated track bar. There is a undulation around 50-55, but I think that may be attributed to older tires...

Going to replace the stabilizer in two weeks when she is back in town, and keep an eye out for some 30-32" tires and maybe some rims to push them out a little bit.

Still her dd for now, but looking better.

She said she wants to make a name, ask I said she had to be mrslousypirate
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Old August 24th, 2013, 04:01 PM   #2
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Went through the ringer for death wobble, I'll try to link to that thread later.
See thread on the Death Wobbles here.
I'm finally back to doing things i actually want to do to this.

Upgraded rims and tires this weekend to tj moabs on 265/75/16 falken Rocky mountain ats.
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Got a spare moab too, next major project is rear swing out bumper to carry the tire and some other things.

Going to twisted with it labor day weekend, so I'll be sure to take some pictures. Will be somewhat lightly wheeled (okay, probably a little bit harder than the 05 Subaru Legacy... which is pretty hard wheeling to some people).
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Old August 24th, 2013, 04:37 PM   #3
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Old August 24th, 2013, 04:46 PM   #4
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do you ever take it off any sweet jumps?
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Old August 24th, 2013, 04:51 PM   #5
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Old August 24th, 2013, 05:02 PM   #6
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I like the front bumper
+2. Looks like a JCR.
Want a front and rear for mine.
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Old August 24th, 2013, 05:24 PM   #7
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Jacob Yonker kustoms original bumper. $40 on materials and about 4-6 hrs of labor. I liked the jcr, but refuse to pay for it
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Old August 24th, 2013, 06:24 PM   #8
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Old August 24th, 2013, 06:45 PM   #9
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Thanks again the both of you, again.
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Old August 24th, 2013, 06:55 PM   #10
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Old August 24th, 2013, 07:32 PM   #11
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Them wheels rolling smooth?
For the ten feet they rolled lol.

Going for a little drive right now.
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Old August 24th, 2013, 07:40 PM   #12
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Old August 24th, 2013, 07:41 PM   #13
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Edit: tires are fawesome!

Quiet, and pretty much exactly puts the Speedo 10% off, too easy to remember so not changing it.
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+2. Looks like a JCR.
Want a front and rear for mine.
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I looked at the JCR again just now, 3 major differences:

1. mine is all rectangular tubing. No places for mud to get trapped to fall on your face

2. I like my stringers on the hoop more than the JCR, since mine is all the same size tube

3. There is no complex angles on the bottom, just straight lines.


It's also a lot less professional, which gives it character
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Old August 25th, 2013, 01:28 PM   #17
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Cleaned up well. Ready for Twisted. gettin a gl4x4 sticker friday night.
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Me too, her reflection in the jeep is distorted though.
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