View Full Version : My DD build

10-09-2011, 06:32 PM
altho this build wont be as extensive as my Lost in Time build i figured id share it anyway

was kinda in a hurry today so i didnt get a ton of pics but ill post what i got

as i got it


i didnt get picks of this stuff but i added some after market ebay cup holders that shaddle the e brake i also install a old pioneer cd player from the other xj and fixed the driver side mirror
well the rear end was making some really bad noise (helped me make a good deal when buying it) so i tore the D35 out of it and took the C8.25 out of the green lost in time build as i have a D44 ready to go under it

cleaned up the c8.25 a bit and painted it with some rattle can rustoleum truck bed coating i had laying around


i also bought new shocks to put under it but the upper mounts just spun like every other XJ and i didnt have time today to fix it as ill be taking it to work tomorrow morning so the shocks will wait untill next week when i hopfully get time to put my budget lift on

so next week should be 2" greasable shackles and 2" pucks and shocks all around

10-09-2011, 06:37 PM
Good platform to build upon and a good choice in rear differentials.

10-10-2011, 02:55 PM
That looks like it is a good deal to start with for a DD build... Can't wait to see it with the BB installed!!

10-23-2011, 04:56 PM
so i got the lift and shocks on this week i didnt get any pics as i was in a time crunch ill get pics of how its sits later
the lift did give it 2" all the way around but i cannt really tell the difference

i also made some rear shock relocators and front shock cheaters like Detour makes sadly i didnt have the money to just order his as im sure it would of been easier and well worth it

it got new shocks all the way around
a tune up
and oil change

i have a few bushings that need to be replaced ill have to get to later but itll have to wait for a couple of weeks as ill be taken this XJ on a 800 mile round trip next weekend

when i get back i hope to get new shoes for it and the replacement bushings it needs

01-08-2015, 01:22 PM
Good start! Where abouts are you in IL, I am in central southern...good luck with the build!