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NHWK05 06-21-2009 04:23 PM

A tribute to my Old XJ and my Pride and Joy.
Well before my Wk i spent the years from 16 to 23 wheeling multiple different Xjs.

I had my first jeep that was a 1987 Xj pioneer, stock, dads old jeep. Sold

I had my 1994 Cherokee Country, all the options, did a Rubiconexpress 3.5" lift and 31" tires.

Then i had my 1995 Xj sport, 4" frankenlift 32's snorkel etc.

Finally 3 years ago i bought my 1998 Xj sport 2 door.

I did a Rubicon express 5.5 short arm lift (shoulda dont the long arms, mine had drop brackets) 35" Cooper Sidcoverer STT tires, Rubicon Moab wheels(eventually painted black), ARB front bumper, rear bumper and tire carrier. Slip yoke eliminator, CV drive shafts, 4:56 yukon gears front and rear, Rear Detroit Locker, D 44 rear, Tera flex rear disc brake conversion, ZJ Prop valve, Edlebrock remote resi front shocks, bilstein 5125 rears. U bolt style yokes, D 30 front, matching lime green Riddler mfg Differential covers, Custom 1 ton settiner, 1.5" tube 1 ton ends. Yj steering box, Flow Cooler H20 pump, HD Tripple core radiator, On board air compressor, custom storage/sub box, Surco Roof basket, Custom air intake, Home made rock sliders, gas tank skid, t case skid, WJ Leather seats (custom made to fold for rear pass access) Alpine headunit, Kicker 750 watt amp, Kicker CVR 12, Custom side exhaust in rear 1/4 etc. Bushwacker flares, Custom tail lights and clear corners/signals. I also stripped all the silver detailing off it, changed it out for gold and re badged it an Orvis Edition because i love Fly Fishing. DOORLESS MOD. I did all the work minus installing the gears.

Blood Sweat and tears went in to this jeep, Literally. BTW this was a ROCk RIG not a mudder!

Pic Whoring away
Stock day 1 I paid a whopping $2500 bucks for it stock.
Lift and bald 33's
Pure SEX

NHWK05 06-21-2009 04:23 PM

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My yacks
Rear was a little saggy with the rear bumper and tire and tools
This winters first big snow storm

NHWK05 06-21-2009 04:28 PM

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NHWK05 06-21-2009 04:32 PM

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Bit of pride, And you can see the custom side rear 1/4 exhaust.
Sorry not all pics are in sequence.

NHWK05 06-21-2009 04:49 PM

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Im on the right of the YJ, the yj has 37s
Club meet and greet
All stacked up

Some of My last wheeling trip pics.

here i am sad as i know its my last trip.
This hill is steep but its steeper then it looks
Me and some of the best friends a guy could ask for

Dylans3960ccs 06-21-2009 04:52 PM

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the Jeep looks Awsome .I didn't know the XJ had leaf springs .I really like the custom exaust it looks amazying!

NHWK05 06-21-2009 04:58 PM

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Remote resi Edlebrocks
1 ton steering, Frame brace etc
Rear bilstein 5125's
Customs exhaust
custom air intake through air cowl and with k&n
First time doorless flexing on my house stairs
Flexing on my house, (parents were not home)

Finally her dismantle and shipping off to its new owner.
I literally shed tears when i saw it drive away.

NHWK05 06-21-2009 05:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Dylans3960ccs (Post 19029)
the Jeep looks Awsome .I didn't know the XJ had leaf springs .I really like the custom exaust it looks amazying!

Thanks, The exhaust got alot of attention, All Xjs were rear leaf sprung.

I added more pics of the exhaust and other parts above.

AcidCold 06-28-2009 04:46 PM

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Love the custom exhaust outlet! might have to incorporate that into my brothers xj..

Scottina06 06-28-2009 07:21 PM

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nice pics Kyle! Not for me...but cool pics anyway

NHWK05 06-29-2009 09:44 AM

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Thanks, scott, its deff an acquired taste but i am at the point now where its not logical to go any more. Between constantly having to fix things, and always wanting to go bigger and better. At least with the Wk i can mod it on a better budget, and i dont have to upgrade the entire thing because i am not runnign huge 35" tires that will destroy everything that jeep put in it stock. it came to be real tiresome having to make everything stronger all the time and plating the unibody was next on my list, i had all the parts but no welder and no $$ to pay big bucks to have the frame plating welded on.

As much as i miss my old jeep and watching my wheeling vids i am happier now.

Matt 06-29-2009 09:56 AM

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WOW, that is one sick XJ you had, I love it!! Very tastefully done! I don't blame you for shedding a few tears upon its departure.

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