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    Default New XJ owner here

    Hey folks, new to the forum. I've learned a lot here already and now have some question so I registered.
    I bought a 99 2 door a few months ago, 4.0L 4 speed auto, real clean, low miles and the only rust I see is on the exhaust and clamps. I am planning on a zone 3 inch lift with full leaf packs. Hoping I don't' have vibration issues.
    Thanks for taking the time to post all this info on here, it has helped me a lot already.
    When my kids get home I will try to post a pic

    Bryan

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    Default New XJ owner here

    3" kit should be fine for vibration, there is always thing we can do if you do get a vibe! And yes we need pics!

    Oh and welcome!

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    Default Re: New XJ owner here

    Welcome and sounds like you are on your way to some fun
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
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    Default Re: New XJ owner here

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    Default Re: New XJ owner here

    Nice looking Jeep. Partial to 2 doors myself
    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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    Yup you're not cool unless you have a 2 door!


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    Default Re: New XJ owner here

    Thanks. I see.
    The radiator was leaking when I bought it and the heater didn't work so I replaced ithe radiator and hosed out the heater core and so far it's good to go.
    Those are BFG 30s (they don't measure much over 28) and the rims say jeep but they're not stock ( I have the stock wheels and tires). I fooled with the stock spare mount and got the full size spare on it.
    It's a daily driver and I'm getting 20 MPG so small lift, weld up a roof rack for my kayak and a hitch ( I can't find any place that looks good to hook a strap or chain on this truck) and I'll be happy. For now

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    And it will be very capable! Great weekend warrior!


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    Default Re: New XJ owner here

    Great!!!! I've never got to be one of the cool guys before

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugler View Post
    Great!!!! I've never got to be one of the cool guys before
    Not many 2 doors, but exclusive is always cool
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
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    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
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    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: New XJ owner here

    I'm looking forward to the post "3 inch ain't cutting it, I'm going to 6.5 inch!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudderoy View Post
    I'm looking forward to the post "3 inch ain't cutting it, I'm going to 6.5 inch!"

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    Heh, my off road is making up my half mile driveway in snow. The top half does drift pretty bad tho. I haven't gone out looking for trouble in a 4WD in almost 40 years. If I didn't need rear springs and have these pretty new to big tires I would probably leave it stock.
    Never say never tho
    Thanks for the welcome

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    to from Delaware!! Looks like a pretty nice rig... especially with the being mostly rust free, up here in the NE.. Sounds like you got a pretty good plan with the 3" lift.. and like was said before... shouldn't have any issues with vibrations going with the 3".. and if so should be a minor vibration that could fairly easily be taken care of.. Look forward to the post lift pics..
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedragon436 View Post
    to from Delaware!! Looks like a pretty nice rig... especially with the being mostly rust free, up here in the NE.. Sounds like you got a pretty good plan with the 3" lift.. and like was said before... shouldn't have any issues with vibrations going with the 3".. and if so should be a minor vibration that could fairly easily be taken care of.. Look forward to the post lift pics..
    Thanks, looks like we are neighbors. Yes on the rust but it's not without some issues. So do I throw out some questions in this thread , start another or start one for each issue/question?
    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugler View Post
    Thanks, looks like we are neighbors. Yes on the rust but it's not without some issues. So do I throw out some questions in this thread , start another or start one for each issue/question?
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    Welcome from Oklahoma. I would suggest a different thread for each issue, but that's just me. Really up to you, but one thread with multiple issues may get confusing with each response being about a different issue.
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