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    Default "Rinzler" 6WD XJ

    Some of you already know that a couple of weeks ago I had a thought pop into my head and I haven't been able to let go of it. The thought was simple, Build a 6WD XJ, I have posted questions and gotten ideas and figured that it was time to name this jeep and give him a build thread.

    I am not sure when this build will get underway, there is tones of design work to be done and this will be a very expensive build, I wanted to create the build thread to keep my self motivated and to have everyone here involved in a spectacular build from start to finish also to answer questions and contribute ideas.

    And this is a great way for me to keep track of all my ideas!


    Here is a pic of what I would like the finished side profile to look like, and Oldfaurt (Bob) did this photoshopped pic of Mortis to what I would like Rinzler to look like.


    I have chosen the name Rinzler, I love the Tron movies and this character just kinda struck a chord with me, he is the evil version of Tron, a program created to protect users, he wields dual identity disks (dual axles in this case) and his colors are black with red/orange highlights which I think will look great on an XJ.

    Some of my goals are:
    1 Don't stretch the xj at all!!!
    2 Be able to drive in 2wd
    3 Storage trunk in rear
    4 quiet! (Mort is kinda loud on the highway and at a drive through!)


    Engine: Unknown (possibly Heavily Modified Tornado)
    Trans: Unknown (ax15 but would like a 6 speed)
    Transfer Case: 242 (More likely the rubicon 4:1 reduction)
    Front Axle: Dana 44HP, E locker, Rockjock housing with 4:10 JK Gears, RCV's
    Mid Axle: Front Dana 44hp Heavily Modified RJ as above
    Rear Axle: Front Dana 44hp Heavily Modified RJ as above
    Lift: Clayton 6" 3 Link front with 2 4 link rears
    Tires: 33"x12.5"x15" Toyo Open country
    Rims: Walker evens bead locks
    Suspension: Coil over spring
    Front Bumper: Aluminum Wrap around with winch
    Rear Bumper: Aluminum with winch Unknown design (Very flush)
    Roll Cage: Aluminum Full cage, Inside
    Front Brakes: Disk
    Mid Brakes: None
    Rear Brakes: Disk
    Front Disconnect: Custom built automatic
    Mid Disconnect: Custom built automatic
    Rear Disconnect: Custom built automatic
    Paint Scheme: Gloss Black with Red/Orange Tron Style Pinstriping
    Interior Scheme: Red/Orange with black Highlights
    Roof lights: LED (Rigid SR Series)

    So I have started Mocking everything up in 3D, and with a mid Driveshaft length of 18" and highly modified front axles in the rear this looks like it might just be possible!


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    Default Re: "Rinzler" 6WD XJ

    Yeah, about what I had in mind. I have to confess to everyone, this is growing on me too. Dana and I could start an XJ6X6 club
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    Default Re: "Rinzler" 6WD XJ

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    past one last night ........
    keeping it red........

    I DRIVE A BARBIE JEEP

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    Think I would go that crazy too if my Jeep turned white

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    past one last night ........

    Sweet!

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    Default Re: "Rinzler" 6WD XJ

    Something like this ehh? (obviously photoshopped)

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    Wow, that would have room for all the camping gear. Wouldn't want to be on the tight trails with it though
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    30 gal gas tank
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    Default Re: "Rinzler" 6WD XJ

    I would also suggest starting with a 2 door as you have more room to make wheel wells and not worry about the rear doors. figure your rear axles are going to have to be no less than 3' apart you are going to need quite a bit of room back there.

    You could also do like some of the dump/cement trucks do and make the mid-axle be able to lift up off the ground. Would make it easier to turn, especially on the street. Going to scrub the rear tires a lot, especially with how tight an XJ normally turns.
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    Default Re: "Rinzler" 6WD XJ

    Could end up with something like this....

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    I don't see how you could make that work, with an axle in the middle of a transmission
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    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
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    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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    Default Re: "Rinzler" 6WD XJ

    Its photoshopped Steve, the same dirt pattern on the two front tires, looks cool though!

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    Default Re: "Rinzler" 6WD XJ

    I knew it had to be. But yes it looks cool. I think the XJ is the best platform to do this with. But oh the work involved. Gonna need some major frame redo and ditch the back seat, unless you make it a single seater. Also full width axles are a real plus here I think. That would make for less interior work
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    30 gal gas tank
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    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: "Rinzler" 6WD XJ

    If only I could win the lotto!!!


    Can't even afford the tickets!!!

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    Default Re: "Rinzler" 6WD XJ

    No chance there for me either. I haven't bought the first ticket yet

    But I have been collecting parts for axle builds anyway. So I would need one more ARB (ouch) and a basic axle to start with at about 450
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
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    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
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    Default Re: "Rinzler" 6WD XJ

    Quote Originally Posted by Pookapotamus View Post
    I have chosen the name Rinzler, I love the Tron movies and this character just kinda struck a chord with me, he is the evil version of Tron, a program created to protect users, he wields dual identity disks (dual axles in this case) and his colors are black with red/orange highlights which I think will look great on an XJ.

    Not staying with the yellow ??

    Altho if you want a yellow 6x6, you might have to change your name from Pookapotamus,



    ... to Fleagle .. .. ..








    You're taking on a hell of a task ..

    .... me being a lazy sod ... I would just slap a cherokee sticker on a pinzgauer ... and be done with it .. ..
    I hate watching simplicity and reliability being ruined by bureaucracy and technology.

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    If my jeep is going to be a grocery getter it's at least going to be a friggin awesome one.

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    Default Re: "Rinzler" 6WD XJ

    Nope the yellow is super cool, but I want to go all out with this build! Paint and all!!!

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