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Old June 25th, 2007, 05:29 PM   #1
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As some of you know, I have an XJ that is in the garage that I was going to pull the doors off, and make into a "Badlands" type trailer queen rig. Now I also have a YJ, which I really like. What should I do?

1. Build the XJ as planned, keep the YJ with stock axles and 33s for local wheeling.

2. Put the XJ back together the way it was with 33s, and build the YJ with big axles and tires.

3. Sell the XJ parts, and just have one rig that will do it all.

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Old June 25th, 2007, 05:31 PM   #2
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Sell all of it and buy mine!:tonka:
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Old June 25th, 2007, 05:35 PM   #3
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Buy a Sporty and pull second gear wheelies.
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learn to wheel first:tonka:
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Are you saying that I should start with a purple exploder?
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I vote for plan one. XJs make good wheelers. Plus when it's all messed up, you can then build the YJ.
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I vote for plan one. XJs make good wheelers. Plus when it's all messed up, you can then build the YJ.
I am really trying to stick to the XJ, they are less common, and it was my first rig. That is the way that I am leaning.
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Old June 25th, 2007, 05:47 PM   #8
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Opting for option 1. Reasoning is:

Parts cost is fairly comparable between the XJ and the YJ. At least compared to the cost of crap for the Grands :p

But the XJ would at least be a little different than another YJ trailer queen. The YJ for local wheeling is great in the summer time for those days when you want to cruise with the top off, and I can see this option being used a bit more than havin' the XJ around for the local wheeling. Gives you an added benefit even when you're just driving the YJ and not beating the piss out of it.

The problem with doing one rig that can do it all is that if it breaks, you're out of wheeling all together, unless you ride along.

So yeah. Trailer the XJ. Wheel the YJ when it's not the major wheeling events.
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It is a heck of a lot cheaper to lift a YJ than an XJ if you are going bigger than 33s
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You know your in over your head, just part out the xj:tonka:
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Opting for option 1. Reasoning is:

Parts cost is fairly comparable between the XJ and the YJ. At least compared to the cost of crap for the Grands :p

But the XJ would at least be a little different than another YJ trailer queen. The YJ for local wheeling is great in the summer time for those days when you want to cruise with the top off, and I can see this option being used a bit more than havin' the XJ around for the local wheeling. Gives you an added benefit even when you're just driving the YJ and not beating the piss out of it.

The problem with doing one rig that can do it all is that if it breaks, you're out of wheeling all together, unless you ride along.

So yeah. Trailer the XJ. Wheel the YJ when it's not the major wheeling events.
My little girls really like the topless Jeep as well, I like your plan.

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It is a heck of a lot cheaper to lift a YJ than an XJ if you are going bigger than 33s
I already have the coils, just need to figure out the rear suspension.

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You know your in over your head, just part out the xj:tonka:
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Coils alone won't let you put 35s on an XJ
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Can I call you Nancy? or maybe even Debbie?


Because you sure as hell are bein' a negative nancy about that XJ. Or at least a debbie downer.
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Coils alone won't let you put 35s on an XJ
I had heard that. All I was saying, was that it is more expensive to lift an XJ over a YJ, but I have part of teh suspension components already.
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Old June 25th, 2007, 08:01 PM   #16
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just keep buying them cheap and storing them in other people barns
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Can I call you Nancy? or maybe even Debbie?


Because you sure as hell are bein' a negative nancy about that XJ. Or at least a debbie downer.

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Build the XJ with the money from the YJ. After seeing you drive, you should only go Krogering anyways.
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ummm you can run 35's with just coils (and some type of lift in the rear), but you need about 8'' lift and it will still rub without any trimming.

but 8'' lift kinda kills the low center of gravity. mine was at 6'' and if i would have cut the fenders i would have been able to stuff 35's with minimal if any rubbing
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