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Bkd Jr's 99 Xj (picture Heavy)

Discussion in 'Quitters' Club' started by bkd jr., Aug 9, 2023.

  1. Aug 9, 2023
    bkd jr.

    bkd jr. Back From Beyond

    Knoxville TN
    Aug 31, 2008
    Picked up this incredibly rust free XJ a few weeks ago for a steal with the following already installed

    Older 3.5" Rubicon Express lift W/ Rear add a leaf.
    Front and rear smittybuilt bumpers w/tire carrier
    10k Smittybuilt winch w/synthetic rope
    33x10.50x15 BFG K02's on what i think are 15x8 wheels.

    Immediately it needed a fix to the vacuum system (This is just a temp fix. the canister needs to be relocated)
    The blend door actuator, and most importantly a front seat. The original one fell apart as i removed it. It was incredibly rigged together. (thankfully the rest of the rig seems solid)

    After getting all of that fixed i took it with the wife's focus ST to the local cars and coffee.
    It handles the roads well but holy crap are the k02's noisy. Mud bogger loud. Those will likely get replaced with a set of 33x12.50 Falken Wildpeak AT3W's

    On the road i noticed that the AC wasn't working like it should. Took it to a friends shop and figured out it was holding nearly double the amount of freon it was supposed to. Its now meat locker cold :beer:

    I also noticed that to hold 70-75 it wanted to nearly always be in third here in the rolling TN hills. A set of gears is in the future.

    On the short list
    Headliner replacement
    All fluids
    Dynamat interior
    Fix Dash lights
    Replace tires
    Sway bar quick disconnects
    Nut&Bolt check on suspension

    I want this to be a solid rig to take wheeling and still be able to drive there/back with the stereo and AC blasting.

    The sign that made me buy this specific one, it has the same radio as we installed in Kahuna 12-13 years ago

    Cant wait to get it out on some local trails.
    Danefraz, Boyink, homersdog and 3 others like this.
  2. Aug 10, 2023

    Boyink Super Moderator Staff Member

    Tulsa, OK
    Sep 20, 2002
    Solid looking rig. My son always talks about wanting an XJ.
  3. Aug 10, 2023

    Jeepenstein Me like Jeep..

    North Central FL
    Jun 15, 2003
    That's every XJ I think.. Both mine need it.
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