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    Icon1 Croc's super build. Warning super long first post

    Hello this will be my chronicle of my jeep build. I am starting with a mostly stock XJ the owner before I got it chopped the center console and put in a weird brake line going to the passenger side front brakes.

    One the the bigger unknowns about it is that the last owner did over heat it "a lot" and developed a miss in cylinder 1. they did a compression test and found #150 in all cylinders except cylinder 1 which was #110.

    The going thought when Bought it was that it is a miss do to a scored piston but right now we are leaning to valve issues .

    Well enough of my rambling here is what I have done so far and will/ hope to do in the future.

    * Put Back in stock center console
    * upgraded battery cables to 2 gauge

    Pics of the process in the next couple of posts.

    My to do list

    As soon as Get the parts / money list / more facts

    -Tune up Plugs, plug wires, cap and rotor
    -Pull head and get valves looked at and repaired
    -Head lights and harness
    -Over head console (have console just need to get some misc parts)
    -Direct form bat 6 gauge wires in to cab for radios and stuff (Have all parts)
    -NMO antenna mount(s)
    -Full size spare
    -Finish electric up grades (better alternator and wire from alt
    -Upgraded brake lines

    The next list is the after I get engine running better and money list

    = Detours backbone
    = A pillar lights
    = Lift kit
    = Dual batteries set up
    = Snokel
    = Set of 5 winter/snow tires
    = Roll cage
    = Winch
    =????????
    =profit

    Long winded I know, thoughts?

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    Default Re: Croc's super build. Warning super long first post

    and it begins,,,another xj growing up...good list mate..
    keeping it red........

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    Default Re: Croc's super build. Warning super long first post

    All sounds good to me. Can you just buy tires that work as everyday tires and snow/winter tires? Dont wanna sound dumb about it, but its just not something we know about down here in S.E TX

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    Default Re: Croc's super build. Warning super long first post

    Before



    After





    I did get the lid/tray on as well but my camera wanted to die on me. will get pics later.

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    Default Re: Croc's super build. Warning super long first post

    Liking the roll cage idea!
    building is the fun part.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bigjim350 View Post
    All sounds good to me. Can you just buy tires that work as everyday tires and snow/winter tires? Dont wanna sound dumb about it, but its just not something we know about down here in S.E TX
    You can get "all weather" tires that work ok on snow and ice but for best performance winter tires are best.

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    and it begins,,,another xj growing up...good list mate..

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    Quote Originally Posted by thesupercroc View Post
    You can get "all weather" tires that work ok on snow and ice but for best performance winter tires are best.



    The best winter tires I ever had was a set of Michelins
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    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
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    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: Croc's super build. Warning super long first post

    Good list and a great start on the console. Your plans are rather ambitious which I respect.
    Hey bubba get your hand off my ass,

    Some days it is just not worth it to gnaw through the leather restraints.

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    Default Re: Croc's super build. Warning super long first post

    Awesome build list, and look forward to seeing pics as it progresses into what you want!!
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    Default Re: Croc's super build. Warning super long first post

    Sounds like you know your stuff. Now, just need to start putting checks by those things on the list... and accomplishing them.

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    Default Re: Croc's super build. Warning super long first post

    Parts for my battery wires upgrade.






    And after.





    Let me know if you want better pic of the after.

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    Looking good there so far. Waiting for the next posts.
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    Default Re: Croc's super build. Warning super long first post

    My parts pile is starting to build! this last week I got

    • A lower radiator hose (changed the upper hose the day after I got it)
    • Head bolt set
    • Head gasket set

      the head gasket set included
    • cylinder head gasket
    • 12 valve stem gromets
    • 12 valve stem seals
    • water outlet gasket
    • throttle body mounting gasket
    • EGR valve gasket
    • EGR pipe gasket
    • 12 o rings


  14. Next will be getting fluids and finding or making a space to work in to pull the head
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    Default Re: Croc's super build. Warning super long first post

    I went the the junk yard to get parts today.

    I got the wire harness and bracket for the over head console and this.





    It's radio from a unknown year jeep grand cherokee. I now have a cd player!

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    Rather than make a whole new post I will put how I put it in here.

    first you need a radio.




    This one is from a Jeep grand cherokee

    Then bolt it in only 1 bolt will line up if you want you can make a tab to go to the second bolt space.




    then put the cover on the check were you need to trim.




    I had to trim the places circled in red.

    With trimming all this took me about two minutes or so. For 12 bucks I got a radio with a cd and tape player not bad if you ask me.

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