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Old 03-01-2012, 05:35 PM   #126 (permalink)
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Sweet man!! Your XJ looks lower than the Wrangler. What do you think killed the ECM? Did you do any welding with the battery connected?
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:53 AM   #127 (permalink)
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Sweet man!! Your XJ looks lower than the Wrangler.

Thanks! The angle of the pic makes it look lower, but it's only about an inch taller


What do you think killed the ECM? Did you do any welding with the battery connected?

I think welding did it. Got ahead of myself and forgot to disconnect it and then realized it when I was finished with everything.
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:33 AM   #128 (permalink)
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Welding while the battery was connected is what killed the ignition coil one time on my '96.

XJ turned out awesome man! I love the functionality of a full bodied XJ for as long as it lasts.
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Yeah but what belly height do you have vs the wrangler? Looks like you've got him best there.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:02 AM   #130 (permalink)
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Welding while the battery was connected is what killed the ignition coil one time on my '96.

XJ turned out awesome man! I love the functionality of a full bodied XJ for as long as it lasts.
Thanks, I like the full body too, hopefully it will last a while lol.

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Yeah but what belly height do you have vs the wrangler? Looks like you've got him best there.
The XJ frame is a few inches taller and the belly is quite a bit taller due to the factory shovel on the Wrangler.
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Need some help. Going to try and save $60 and shorten the front driveshaft myself. The yokes measure 29 1/4" center to center, what length does the shaft need to be? Is there a magic calculaton to use or just wing it?
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:09 AM   #132 (permalink)
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Need some help. Going to try and save $60 and shorten the front driveshaft myself. The yokes measure 29 1/4" center to center, what length does the shaft need to be? Is there a magic calculaton to use or just wing it?
Put the suspension at full bump and make the shaft as long as you can.
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:19 PM   #133 (permalink)
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^^ Ok thanks, that's what I was thinking but wanted to make sure.
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I would take a measurement at full bump and at full droop.

Sometimes the length of the driveshaft won't change much.
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You may not be able to use the factory CV driveshaft on the front. With the 300 clocked up nearly flat and a low pinion front, even with a small amount of lift the angle on the CV at droop will probably not allow it. I had the same problem with my LP 44 front and 300 build and have a friend in NC having the same problem with his. I ended up swapping on a D44 yoke on the 300 and built a non CV shaft for it. Good luck.
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I was noticing the CV issue yesterday. Playing with a stock CJ driveshaft right now to see what I can come up with.
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Figured the easiest way to measure for the front driveshaft was to do some lawn crawling








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Nice job so far, can't wait to see the finished product!
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:19 PM   #139 (permalink)
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Made my front driveshaft today, cut down a stock CJ one that I had. It's a dinky little thing but will work for now. Took it down to my pasture and did some creek crawlin and it did pretty good. I'll try and get some video of it crawlin over some of the crap I have down there.




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Looks loud, don't catch your pasture and or your XJ on fire.
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:31 PM   #141 (permalink)
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Yeah, it's definately annoying. One of these days I'll get around to doing the exhaust.
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:38 PM   #142 (permalink)
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Working on twin sticking the t-case. Having trouble drilling the 5/8 holes for some reason (even bought a new bit) so its held together with a 9/16" bolt temporarily.




Foolin around down in the pasture again and then oops

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Little update

Started a front bumper








Might finish it off like this

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Took it to Jeep Beach last weekend for some parking lot wheelin















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Jeep looks great man! Have any plans for a proper shakedown run? There's going to be a pretty good group of folks at Morris Mtn and Chocolocco Mtn. Alabama for Memorial day weekend.
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Hopefully sometime this month it will see a real trail. If not, definately next month. Had a trip planned to Coal Creek in June but just got my homeowners insurance bill and they jacked it up $400+ with no notice so that kinda killed the fuel budget. Still trying to work it out but don't think it's going to happen
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:47 AM   #147 (permalink)
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I'm in the planning/parts gathering stages of a similar build and curious if you are running into contact issues with the rear axle pushed back and the fuel tank still in factory location. Not planning on a large rear stretch and not home to do the measurements so any help is great!

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Old 06-19-2012, 12:55 PM   #148 (permalink)
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I'm in the planning/parts gathering stages of a similar build and curious if you are running into contact issues with the rear axle pushed back and the fuel tank still in factory location. Not planning on a large rear stretch and not home to do the measurements so any help is great!

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It hits the tank ever so slightly, I plan on raising the tank evetnually to eliminate any contact.
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I don't remember seeing your XJ at Jeep beach. I was there though with my XJ. Couldn't get the tcase in gear and found the linkage came unhooked.
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:44 AM   #150 (permalink)
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so did you end up ever doing anything with the exhaust. I got a dodge dana 60 in my mj and putting in a 231-300 doubler and just looking to see what other people with a passenger drop axle are doing .
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