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ExTankerGuy (J.R.'s) '87 XJ Wagoneer
« on: June 09, 2008, 08:16:49 AM »
All stock...My Dad bought it new back in 87.  When I got it, it had 315,000 miles on it!



3" lift with 31s...



After I added the lift, I got 4.56 gears, and ARB lockers front and rear.

Same lift with some trimming on 33s.



5.5" lift with 35s.  AJs Bumpers, rails, and TNT customs bellypan.



Doors off with the "new" wheels.



Upgraded tires and wheels after the front axle swap



Pic with the 37s.




I think this is current...
1987 Jeep XJ Wagoneer
4.0 litre 6 cylinder
AW4 Transmission
NP242 Transfer Case with Novak transfer case shifter and Tom Woods SYE and drive shaft
37x13.50 Pitbull Rockers
TrailReady Beadlocks
5.5" lift
Chevy brake lines
Rusty's adjustable upper and lower control arms
PSC performance power steering pump
TNT Customs track bar
ARB air compressor w/tire inflator kit
D44 front axle w/5.38 gears, Detroit locker, Ten Factory alloy shafts, high steer
D44 rear axle w/5.38 gears, Detroit locker, G2 alloy shafts
Rockcrusher rear diff cover
Riddler front diff cover
AJ's Off-Road Armor front and rear bumpers
AJ's Off-Road Armor rock rails
TNT Customs HD skidplate/belly pan
TNT Customs unibody stiffeners
HD Off Road Engineering Shackle Relocators
LED Rock Lights
Warn X8000i winch w/Masterpull Synthetic Rope
Optima Red Top battery
K&N open element air filter
Flowmaster 50 series muffler
Tube doors for the trail
Hunsaker Icon Seats
Uniden CB w/weather radio
Trail Rated Badge

Futures mods...
Hydro assist
Cage
Atlas 3.8
« Last Edit: December 14, 2012, 12:10:21 PM by Hank »
'96 TJ, 38" Thornbirds on 20" Rockstars, D30/D35 combo with 3.07 gears, Auto, 4" body lift, 8" short arm suspension lift, 2.5L with a cold air intake

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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2008, 03:58:50 PM »


JR your rig has come a long way. The best part is the rig was your dads and that it is now very sentimental to you.
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2008, 09:13:40 PM »
I found a smokin' deal on a front 44...It's a Waggy axle with Chevy flat top knuckles and calipers, high steer arm on the passenger side with crossover steering, and Ford hubs with 5 on 5.5 bolt pattern and Warn hubs.  It also has a Detroit already installed!  All of the brackets have been moved up so nothing hangs below the axle.

So out with the old.



And here's the new.



Here's a few more pics...Oh yeah, I figured a new axle deserves a new set of tires...(new to me anyway) 36x12.50 TSL/SX


 

 

 
I still need to cut down my track bar and install the new diff cover...
'96 TJ, 38" Thornbirds on 20" Rockstars, D30/D35 combo with 3.07 gears, Auto, 4" body lift, 8" short arm suspension lift, 2.5L with a cold air intake

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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2008, 09:22:09 PM »
That looking beefy. Now the rear looks really narrow!!

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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2008, 09:44:50 PM »
not bad my friend. :twisted:

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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2008, 09:44:55 PM »
Quote from: "hazyredeyes"
That looking beefy. Now the rear looks really narrow!!


Just a bad camera angle from the back.  It does look a LOT more beefy now!!!
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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2008, 09:54:37 PM »
did you get the adapters you need?

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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2008, 09:56:04 PM »
Glad to see it in finally, looks good.
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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2008, 09:56:15 PM »
I like the look of that alot better... Agressive...   :cool:
Oh yeah, your missing a front headlight too. :mrgreen:

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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2008, 10:19:47 PM »
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I like the look of that alot better... Agressive...   :cool:
Oh yeah, your missing a front headlight too. :mrgreen:


those two bottom one are just extras! LOL!

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« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2008, 10:25:43 PM »
That looks really awesome.   :grin:

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« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2008, 11:12:08 PM »
NICE my friend i need to come to the next get together an meet everyone and learn from the pro's. plz teach me.

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« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2008, 09:15:47 PM »
Diff cover and track bar installed!



A couple more views...



'96 TJ, 38" Thornbirds on 20" Rockstars, D30/D35 combo with 3.07 gears, Auto, 4" body lift, 8" short arm suspension lift, 2.5L with a cold air intake

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« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2008, 09:20:00 PM »
Dang those tires look good on there! Wherever you got those from, you should be thankful! LOL!!! :danceing:

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« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2008, 09:21:10 PM »
Quote from: "dennisreddish"
Dang those tires look good on there! Wherever you got those from, you should be thankful! LOL!!! :danceing:


I am VERY thankful! :bow: More than you could imagine!!!
'96 TJ, 38" Thornbirds on 20" Rockstars, D30/D35 combo with 3.07 gears, Auto, 4" body lift, 8" short arm suspension lift, 2.5L with a cold air intake