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    Default Re: Innojazz XJ Build Thread

    The very next weekend we took the XJ to a new ORV park demonstration that is being built 1 mile from my house. The proposed park is slatted to be around 400 acres when complete. This was a trial run that was open to the public to help county officials see first hand what this "Jeeping" thing is really like. It was a very well organized and safe event and everyone had a really good time. The park is in the process of being built with a tentative opening around summer 2016. Only 1 mile from my house....hmmmm might need another Jeep.








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    So this brings us up to Thanksgiving break 2014. I had slowly gathered all the parts for a 2.5" lift. Rough Country 2.5" front coil springs, 2.5" AAL for the rear, Rough Country rear shocks and new u-bolts. Took the long weekend and got everything installed. Everything went pretty smooth, no major issues. Took it out on the road and immediately noticed the drive line vibes. I had a hunch I was going to have to go SYE after this. Just so happened that a local guy had just posted a brand new Rugged Ridge SYE kit on Craigslist for 180. Cheaper than new, local and brand new in the box! Turns out when I get there, he also has an XJ front driveshaft in great condition that he sells me for 20!

    So after all of this, I ended Thanksgiving weekend with 2.5" of lift and a new SYE installed with a like new driveshaft! I was a pretty happy camper. I did measure my driveline angels and there is still some work to be done. The pinion angle is 7 degrees and the driveshaft is at 13 degrees. There is still a little driveline vibe but not nearly what it used to be. I ordered up some 4 degree shims and new center bolts but I haven't had time to install them yet. Now that spring is in the air, they should be getting installed sometime soon.

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    Couple other improvements happened over the winter time as well.

    First and foremost, I got a new Sony radio installed so I can now stream the XJtalkshow straight from my phone!!!

    Second, I took the rub strips off of the doors. I personally think it gives it a cleaner look. I'm also in the process of painting the fender flares black but I only got the fronts done before the temps dropped here for the winter. As soon as it warms up, the rears will be matching.



    Third, I picked up a set of ZJ leather seats from a local guy. Came with power everything but the base is just too tall for the XJ. I swapped them over to the manual bases from the XJ and got them installed. Fairly straight forward install. The rear is a little challenging but not a huge deal. More time consuming than anything else.



    So that is where I left my spoon!



    And forth, I installed my CB and antenna. That about gets us up to date I think. Stay tuned for more work to come in the very near future!

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    Default Re: Innojazz XJ Build Thread

    Love the seats. I have power leather seats in mine too. Very comfy
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    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    I love them too! I was shocked how much road input they absorb compared to the stock cloth seats. The wife and kids are way more comfortable too. I like that the kids now have head rests too, just in case.

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    I like that I can now recline and sleep if I want to. The wife too, since her role is to sleep while I drive
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Looks and sounds like it is coming along nicely... And def nothing wrong with having an ORV park only a mile from you house... I currently have to drive almost 4 hrs to get to the closest one... Look forward to seeing more as it comes along to where you want it to be... And I pulled the side door molding off my 98 cause I thought it looked cleaner without it... still debating if I'm going to on my 97, as it is color matched...
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    Default Re: Innojazz XJ Build Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Innojazz View Post
    Couple other improvements happened over the winter time as well.

    First and foremost, I got a new Sony radio installed so I can now stream the XJtalkshow straight from my phone!!!

    Second, I took the rub strips off of the doors. I personally think it gives it a cleaner look. I'm also in the process of painting the fender flares black but I only got the fronts done before the temps dropped here for the winter. As soon as it warms up, the rears will be matching.



    Third, I picked up a set of ZJ leather seats from a local guy. Came with power everything but the base is just too tall for the XJ. I swapped them over to the manual bases from the XJ and got them installed. Fairly straight forward install. The rear is a little challenging but not a huge deal. More time consuming than anything else.



    So that is where I left my spoon!



    And forth, I installed my CB and antenna. That about gets us up to date I think. Stay tuned for more work to come in the very near future!
    Ya know, Spooning means something TOTALY DIFERENT!
    But hey, You have a great looking Jeep coming along there!

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