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Old 05-11-2007, 08:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Jeepspeed pre-runner

My grand father left me his Jeep. Before he died he said i could have it if I fixed it up. This is what I started with.


After a LONG weekend my father and I got the lift on and the new wheels and tires.



Then i decided with some help from the guy at work that hit the jeep that i needed to upgrade the front end to the new body style grill and fiberglass fenders.




I'm saving for the paint. After that a Currie 9"

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Old 05-11-2007, 09:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I wish mine was a 2 door.
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Old 05-11-2007, 11:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I wish there were rear fenders to match the front, I love the front's but hate how it looks with the stock rear.
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Old 05-11-2007, 11:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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they do, give me a minute to find it heres a pick of one used on a 4 door...
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Old 05-11-2007, 11:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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here it is unpainted:

http://www.duffcoenterprises.com/jeepglass.htm
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Old 05-12-2007, 07:17 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I wish mine was a 2 door.
The two doors do look better, but it would be real nice to have more access to the back.
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I always get excited when I see Jeepspeed lol
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Old 05-12-2007, 09:33 AM   #8 (permalink)
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The two doors do look better, but it would be real nice to have more access to the back.

I could care less about the access to the rear seat. 2 doors make it easier to get in and out of for me and make rollcages easier to build. Screw the back seat. Mines been out of my 95 4dr for 3 years. I wish I could find a clean 2 door shell/body to swap all my XJ parts onto...
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Old 05-12-2007, 10:02 AM   #9 (permalink)
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that is going to be a rough ride with short arms in the stock location, looks good though
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Come on chris... The ride isnt rough at all, its not a Cadillac but by no means is it rough.
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I could care less about the access to the rear seat. 2 doors make it easier to get in and out of for me and make rollcages easier to build. Screw the back seat. Mines been out of my 95 4dr for 3 years. I wish I could find a clean 2 door shell/body to swap all my XJ parts onto...
I don't mean access to the back seat. More access to that area would be nice. We have the fuel tank pushed back for weight, and that leaves only the backseat area for parts, supplys, and tools. We have to reach over the seats, and through the tubes to get to all that. If we were able to just open a door, it would be nice.
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Why are you running Rancho's on a pre-runner?
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Old 05-12-2007, 06:09 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Why are you running Rancho's on a pre-runner?

There are a couple of reasons. They are cheep, this jeep is also my DD, and I sell them were I work.
As far as the "pre-running" goes I believe that in order to get a good idea of the track conditions you don't need to be running at race speeds. I will more then likely get some Kings for it when i can.
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Do you sell Sway-Away or Fox where you work? Get some 10" 2.0's for the front and go 12" in the rear, play with the valving till it rides good enough for you.
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Do you sell Sway-Away or Fox where you work? Get some 10" 2.0's for the front and go 12" in the rear, play with the valving till it rides good enough for you.
Get Remotes... your shock will last longer
I understand how shocks work. A 2.0 shock wouldnt do much better on the front of a XJ. Ill be getting some 3.0 kings when I can. I also have a Jeepspeed racer. I have been racing for about two and a half years.

We carry Rancho and Walker Evans. the RS9000X are way cheaper then the W.E.s . Like i said ill probably be getting better shocks as soon as my budget allows for it

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Chris, a 2.0 would work much better than a twin tube, cheaper than a 3" also.
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Chris, a 2.0 would work much better than a twin tube, cheaper than a 3" also.
Why would i want to spend the money on a 2.0 with a res and that shitty small hose that will cause heating issues. I got the Ranchos for like 40.00 each. Like I said before I don't do a fast pre-run. for now the ranchos will serve my purpose. The only reason I would go with the 3" and not a 2.5 bypass (which i like better) is I don't want to hear the bypass clicking everyday
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Looking at the vehicle you built, I think a 2.0 would be a huge improvement. And it would give you the chance to improve the valving, whether you pre-run fast or slow.

Yes the twintubes are $40ea. That XJ could kill them in one hard run however. Remember that although the reservoir can is 2 3/8 the working piston is only 1 3/8" diameter. Fade, while even running calmly will be an issue.

2.0 Resi's are always available on the desert sites, and due to perceived value issues, they are cheap as hell for what they are.

Why do you think that reservoir hose size effects the heating of the shock?
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Come on chris... The ride isnt rough at all, its not a Cadillac but by no means is it rough.
well mine rides like a caddi
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Chris, Where did you get the front grill from? I've been searching online and coming up empty handed. Thanks.
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Old 05-15-2007, 12:38 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Chris, Where did you get the front grill from? I've been searching online and coming up empty handed. Thanks.
I got them from ajax auto werckers. you can order all the parts from Quadratec...
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Can I barrow it this weekend?? I'll take real good care of it and plan to put less than 500 miles on it
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Can I barrow it this weekend?? I'll take real good care of it and plan to put less than 500 miles on it
I was hoping to have it finished by now. If it was no problem! it would be my honor to have the Flyin Fliarski bros drive it/crash it what ever
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