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    1. Member Atl-Atl's Avatar
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      07-25-2017 11:03 AM #1
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      Welcome Jeep

      Apparently I cant get away from the black and white, base model, 2 door, 4x4 truck world. This one, however, is manuel. I have owned tons of Jeeps but never a manual XJ. Ive already gone camping/light offroading with it and I enjoy the different driving experience off-road, so far. It is exceptionally clean inside and out. Needs a few dings pulled and chips touched up but it was extremely well maintained and it came to me with lots of really nice mods. 6" longarm kit, 33s, winch, locked front and rear. For those of you that followed my Dodge thread you know I get into some real shenanigans at times and this Jeep is only going to make things better...or worse, depending on your viewpoint. Im going on a 5 day adventure starting this Thursday across Colorado with a group of people that are relatively internet famous/infamous so its going to be well documented and I will surely post updates here.





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      07-25-2017 11:56 AM #2
      Internet famous. haha


      Nice Jeep though.
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      07-25-2017 11:57 AM #3
      An XJ Cherokee with the correct number of doors is always good looking. That one is especially nice. I did enjoy following what you did to the truck. Have fun with this one!

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      07-25-2017 11:58 AM #4
      This definitely looks like a good idea.

      I've got a buddy with a killer first gen 4Runner that moved to Colorado a couple years back. His pics from his off-road camping trips are ridiculous.
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      07-25-2017 12:30 PM #5
      Nice! I would love a two door and a huge bonus is a manual! Looking forward to your adventures!

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      07-25-2017 12:33 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Atl-Atl View Post
      This one, however, is manuel.
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      07-25-2017 12:40 PM #7
      Hmm, hood is popped on that dirt trail...is that a sign?

      Nice buy. Is that a dual front shock system? What's it have for diffs?

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      07-25-2017 03:00 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by passatstationwagon View Post
      Internet famous. haha

      Nice Jeep though.
      Youll see

      Quote Originally Posted by 2 doors View Post
      An XJ Cherokee with the correct number of doors is always good looking. That one is especially nice. I did enjoy following what you did to the truck. Have fun with this one!
      Thanks

      Quote Originally Posted by MylesPH1 View Post
      This definitely looks like a good idea.

      I've got a buddy with a killer first gen 4Runner that moved to Colorado a couple years back. His pics from his off-road camping trips are ridiculous.
      I do love those 1st gen 4Runners but Im a Jeep guy.

      Quote Originally Posted by Hufeisen View Post
      Nice! I would love a two door and a huge bonus is a manual! Looking forward to your adventures!
      Its my first two door XJ and first manual XJ, pretty excited.

      Quote Originally Posted by Numbersix View Post
      Hmm, hood is popped on that dirt trail...is that a sign?

      Nice buy. Is that a dual front shock system? What's it have for diffs?
      Heh, well I wasnt having any overheating problems, I simply pulled over to air my tires back up before hitting the pavement which is right behind me. It did wind up being a forecast for what was about to come though. Once back in Denver I was cruising on the highway at about 70 with the A/C on full blast because its been in the upper 90s and the water pump let go. Luckily I was two miles from my cousins house that has a garage stocked full of tools. Saturday night turned into beer drinking and truck wrenching. The funniest part about this is two days prior we had it up on a lift at my buddies shop to bleed the brakes/clutch, recharge the A/C and give it a thorough once over. Its very clean under the hood and all appeared well, it also passed emissions that day. If the pump had let go two hours earlier I would have been 80 miles from nowhere on top of a mountain.

      As for the shocks, what you see is the bumpstop which is inside of the coil spring then the shock is just behind the spring, this is how the front suspension is stock on all TJ/XJ/MJ/ZJ vehicles. Diffs unfortunately are just D30 up front and Chrysler 8.25 out back. At least its not an ABS/Dana 35 setup.

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      07-25-2017 03:27 PM #9
      mmmmmm 2door Cherokees, nice buy, I wish they weren't made out of rust in my area. My family had a '91 Laredo 2door 4.0HO, Auto, Selectrac and I occasionally check the usual places to see if anything similar is for sale right now. That thing had the front door vent windows (smoker windows) and awesome vents on the back side windows.
      It looked just like this
      I can still hear the ignition buzzer and the sound of the starter motor.

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      07-25-2017 03:44 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by chucchinchilla View Post
      I believe TCL has been more often using it ironically than due to bad spelling.

      OP: Congrats on the switch. I wish you tons of memorable excursions in that.

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      07-25-2017 04:26 PM #11
      Look forward to seeing the upcoming trip! Have fun!!
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      07-25-2017 05:12 PM #12
      Loves me some XJ, especially 2dr. Trouble is they have mostly all turned back to sand due to rust.
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      yes, i am bored by FWD driving dynamics, and anyone who doesn't drive there cars to the limits and the beyond.

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      07-25-2017 05:27 PM #13
      Nice find, especially a base model. Be nice to those axles though, especially the front, with 33s and lockers. If you get too rowdy you'll have a bad time on the trail.

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      07-25-2017 05:43 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Pnuu View Post
      Nice find, especially a base model. Be nice to those axles though, especially the front, with 33s and lockers. If you get too rowdy you'll have a bad time on the trail.
      Hey now! You are spoiling all of the fun. This thread will be void of content if you divulge all the warnings.
      Quote Originally Posted by cockerpunk View Post
      yes, i am bored by FWD driving dynamics, and anyone who doesn't drive there cars to the limits and the beyond.

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      07-25-2017 05:55 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Eddie View Post
      Hey now! You are spoiling all of the fun. This thread will be void of content if you divulge all the warnings.
      Lol I'm just trying to be nice here. Axle carnage isn't fun and his rig is at the limits of what those axles can take.

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      07-25-2017 06:33 PM #16
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      07-25-2017 07:42 PM #17


      Leave the dings-n-scratches. Adds character. It's a off road ready Jeep for goodness sakes.

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      07-25-2017 07:49 PM #18
      TCL darling? That turd? Try buying a Miata or something then come back with that subject matter.

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      07-25-2017 10:49 PM #21
      Congrats! Looks nice.
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      07-26-2017 12:28 AM #22
      I always loved XJs! particularly the pre 97s. Always wanted one but no reason to own an old 4x4.

      Quote Originally Posted by Hufeisen View Post
      Nice! I would love a two door and a huge bonus is a manual! Looking forward to your adventures!
      I'm not an XJ expert, but I've heard that the 5 speed wasn't available with the better transfer case. Also the OD auto is generally well regarded.
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      07-26-2017 12:36 AM #23
      Smells like god damned America in here!

      Cool truck. Don't fix the dents.

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      07-26-2017 01:09 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by CoolWhiteWolfsburg View Post
      mmmmmm 2door Cherokees, nice buy, I wish they weren't made out of rust in my area.
      I can still hear the ignition buzzer and the sound of the starter motor.
      No rust around here thankfully. Im going to have to get rid of the door open buzzer.

      Quote Originally Posted by bherman13 View Post
      I believe TCL has been more often using it ironically than due to bad spelling.

      OP: Congrats on the switch. I wish you tons of memorable excursions in that.
      Yes, irony.

      Quote Originally Posted by Smooremin View Post
      Look forward to seeing the upcoming trip! Have fun!!


      Quote Originally Posted by Pnuu View Post
      Nice find, especially a base model. Be nice to those axles though, especially the front, with 33s and lockers. If you get too rowdy you'll have a bad time on the trail.
      Im quite versed in stock jeep axles. Ive learned to be light footed. Thanks for the heads up though.

      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      Love it
      I knew you would

      Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Eddie View Post
      Loves me some XJ, especially 2dr. Trouble is they have mostly all turned back to sand due to rust.
      Colorado is one of those lucky places.

      Quote Originally Posted by modular View Post
      Leave the dings-n-scratches. Adds character. It's a off road ready Jeep for goodness sakes.
      I like seeing clean Jeeps, or any older vehicle. Removing dents is futile I understand when you use a vehicle the way I do, but I feel the need to keep on top of it so it doesn't turn into a ridiculous trail rig.

      Quote Originally Posted by Carson Fiber View Post
      TCL darling? That turd? Try buying a Miata or something then come back with that subject matter.


      Quote Originally Posted by AndyG86 View Post
      If you have not found it already, Naxja.org is one of the better tech forums. I am vt98xj over there...
      Ive been a member on naxja since 2004, thanks for the suggestion though!

      Quote Originally Posted by Iroczgirl View Post
      Congrats! Looks nice.


      Quote Originally Posted by 88c900t View Post
      I always loved XJs! particularly the pre 97s. Always wanted one but no reason to own an old 4x4.

      I'm not an XJ expert, but I've heard that the 5 speed wasn't available with the better transfer case. Also the OD auto is generally well regarded.
      No reason to own an old 4x4??? Now thats a shame! What exactly do you mean by "better" transfer case? The NP231(which is whats behind the AX15 in this Jeep) is typically considered the "better" case. The 242 is basically as good it just doesn't have as wide of an assortment of aftermarket parts like 4:1 kits and SYEs.

      Quote Originally Posted by whalemingo View Post
      Smells like god damned America in here! Cool truck. Don't fix the dents.

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      07-26-2017 07:36 AM #25
      Sweet!! You'll have some fun with that for sure.

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