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Rangers 04-12-2014 08:10 PM

XJ: "family wagon"

The project started just over 12 months ago but I figure it's never to late to start a build thread right? I've already done quite a bit of work so far and future progress will be slow but this will save me cluttering up other threads and I have a few parts on the way so .....

The list so far,
-2000 XJ cherokee classic 4.0 auto
-rough country longarm upgrade for np242
-rubicon express 3.5" coils
-rubicon express lower bump spacers
-rubicon express 1.5" coil spacers
-rubicon express extended stainless brake lines
-zone offroad shackles
-H.D offroad shackle relocation boxes
-reset factory leaves
-daystar extended bump stops front/rear
-custom trackbar w/heim and double shear bracket
-Fox 2.0 performance series remote shocks custom valved
-Fox 2.0 series steering damper with custom mount
-Artec front axle truss w/ C gussets
-poison spyder bomb shell front d30 cover
-rough country pitman arm
-custom rear axle truss and diff cover
-IRO hack & tap
-50" ridged lightbar and custom mounts
-cut & fold rear quarters
-OR fab front and rear comp bumpers
-notch customs high clearance flares
-American rock rods hood louver kit
-toyo 285 75 16 open country MT's

The first round of mods where done over four straight twelve hour days :hammer: That included suspension,front flares, truss and tires.
Progress pics;

Rangers 04-12-2014 08:30 PM

More progress pics...[/IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG]

Rangers 04-12-2014 08:46 PM

This is how it currently sits...

Rangers 06-12-2014 07:08 AM

The current list of mod I want to do before our next big trip are....

-rugged ridge HD tierod
-steering stabiliser clamp to suit new tierod
-new tranny mount
-bigger tranny cooler and lines
-new rear u-bolt style pinion yoke
-optima yellow top 34/78 battery
-trail gear optima battery tray/clamp
-full length steel roof rack
-currie anti-rock swaybar

I've recived most of these parts this week in the mail so I've got plenty of work to keep me busy on days off![/IMG]
New battery tray[/IMG]
Trail gear clamp for stabiliser[/IMG]
Rugged ridge tierod[/IMG]
Aeroflow cooler with -6an fittings

Hopefully everything else should be here before Christmas :D

Rangers 06-12-2014 12:20 PM

Just got a cracking deal on a Currie swaybar kit from Amazon that I couldn't pass up so that's on it's way! Thanks Santa :D I'm kinda glad that I've just ordered most of the bigger ticket items now after hearing on the news that the dollars going to plummet :( boooo! Looks like it's back to paying an arm and a leg for parts![/IMG][/IMG]
The bottom pic is the way I plan on mounting it except I'm going to cut the lower part of the support panel level with the bottom of the frame rails so I can push it further foward. I'm also thinking I might stitch a piece of small flat bar along the tube and I can tie it in to the support panel which should stiffen the front up some more.

Clint87 06-12-2014 02:45 PM

Nice job mate we need more xj build threads on here again.

Rangers 06-12-2014 03:03 PM

Thanks mate, That's exactly what I thought cause we seem to be heavily out numbered! I've got a never ending list of mods planned so stay tuned.

cruiserfied 06-12-2014 09:10 PM

Hey Rangers.
Firstly thanks for making build thread. I'm liking the direction your going. It's similar to how I'd build mine.
Sevondly does the ORFAB front bar have light brackets on the hoop for spotties or just the lightbar mounts? I love the bar and would be disappointed if I couldn't use my spotties.

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