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My slow XJ build (silver bullet 2.0)
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XJ_Hunter07
Wed May 28 2008, 11:34PM

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Well a few of you know me from my intro thread showin my old XJ, some know me from this past weekend at URE...some dont know me at all. For those who dont, I am Hunter, and Ive got a 92 Cherokee. I wanted to make a thread as I start changing some things on it from stock to whatver it is it ends up to be hah.

I plan on taking the fender flares off, triming the fenders, doing some paint work, doing my lift and tires, etc...

I installed my CB today. Different from alot of people, I wanted to make it appear almost 'factory' so I placed it in the lower center vent location. It turned out pretty good I thought, so as my first 'mod' I thought I would share it to start off the thread.


Here it is stock:
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During:
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And the finished product:
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92' XJ - Silver Bullet 2.0
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SAYWHENCJ7
Thu May 29 2008, 12:00AM
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nice bro...
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NC-Fordguy
Thu May 29 2008, 01:05AM
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Some 31's on that would look good

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gogogadgetbiker
Thu May 29 2008, 01:42AM

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"Mind if I drive?"

2002 GMC Sonoma ZR2 SFA
HP D60 front, 5:13's,Chevy brakes, ARB, 35 spline hubs, rotated
GM 14B FF rear 5:13's, Disk, Detroit, 3/8" diff cover
Alcan Waggie 4" front springs and ZR2 4" rear springs
Highsteer/crossover steering, PSC Box
42" IROKs, Eaton 32 Bolt Beadlocks
High Angle Driveshafts
Custom T-case
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XJ_Hunter07
Thu May 29 2008, 01:44AM

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NC-Fordguy wrote ...

Some 31's on that would look good



You mean somthing like these Ed?
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And only if you have some more 'cider' Bill haha

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gogogadgetbiker
Thu May 29 2008, 02:25AM

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WOW those might do a little better. Maybe I can roll around 4000 RPM instead of 5000 RPM. Seriously though, nice shoes.

2002 GMC Sonoma ZR2 SFA
HP D60 front, 5:13's,Chevy brakes, ARB, 35 spline hubs, rotated
GM 14B FF rear 5:13's, Disk, Detroit, 3/8" diff cover
Alcan Waggie 4" front springs and ZR2 4" rear springs
Highsteer/crossover steering, PSC Box
42" IROKs, Eaton 32 Bolt Beadlocks
High Angle Driveshafts
Custom T-case
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XJ_Hunter07
Thu May 29 2008, 01:05PM

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Yea, I'm just worried about how long they will last on the road. Best price and size for what I was looking for, but I cant help but think how much better BFG MT's will do when Im not wheelin...

Oh, and 5k rpm is still in the cards...it will just get me up quicker this time ha

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mud4me
Thu May 29 2008, 03:23PM

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But ooohhhhh what a difference when you are wheeling.

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XJ_Hunter07
Thu May 29 2008, 06:16PM

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mud4me wrote ...

But ooohhhhh what a difference when you are wheeling.


This is ture... Im not going to worry about it. There arent many places I really go in greenville anyway, so I think I can live with it.

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NC-Fordguy
Thu May 29 2008, 09:27PM
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I had some BFGs on the Bronco before the PJs. Did fine on the road with hardly any road noise

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XJ_Hunter07
Fri May 30 2008, 12:01AM

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Well I thought about these swampers, the BFG's, and some Maxxis Bighorns. I like the Mexxis alot, and better on the road, but for now Ill stick with the swamper and see how they do I guess.

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Hadfield4wd
Sun Jun 01 2008, 11:46AM

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The way I build is for hte best off road performance then deal witht he on road characteristics. I used to dd mine and drove to every trail. Now it is on a trialer.

Matt

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SAYWHENCJ7
Sun Jun 01 2008, 11:14PM
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nice 31's my little bro had them on his k5 they performed great offroad for him..
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XJ_Hunter07
Thu Jun 19 2008, 11:40AM

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Well I've got a buddy that wants to buy the LTB's, and I wondering if I should do it. It's a great off road tire, but I imagine that I wont get anything out of it by driving on road. Seeing as how it's my DD, and Id need those tires to get me to whatever OHV place we go to, the life would prob be short lived.

If I sell them, Im thinkin of getting either the Maxxis Bighorn, or the Interco TrXus. Which do yall like more, and ya think I should stick with 31x10.50 or a 32.11.50 (I like a little wider tire)?

Bighorn
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TrXus
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pee-J
Thu Jun 19 2008, 12:20PM

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Personally, I have BFG M/T's 33x12.50x15 and they are about 4 years old with around 60k miles on them and still have about 40% or better tread. The road wear and noise is minimial with regular rotation and balancing. They are on my DD and I have so many hwy miles on them it's unreal. I'm talking 7-9-12 hr trips too. They have never let me down wheeling either.

Personally, I will never buy another brand of tires unless something proves better than that.

95 XJ 4.0HO>AW-4>NP241"Roc-Trac." Rough Country 6.5" on 33's. Warn M8000, locked and armored up but (was) driven daily.
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mud4me
Thu Jun 19 2008, 01:23PM

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I just put 33" Maxxis Bighorns on the ZJ and they seem to be pretty good on and off road. Not too many miles on them yet but I like them so far. Check out this link for how they look on the ZJ. http://www.nckrawlers.com/e107_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?4011

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XJ_Hunter07
Thu Jun 19 2008, 02:36PM

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The BFG's are a good choice too, but I've been wantin to try something else. I've heard alot of good things about the Bighorns, and they offer them in 32x11.50 that the TrXus don't. I can say I kinda like the pattern of the TrXus though. The center lugs seems to be spaced a little bit farther apart then the other MTs Ive seen. However, they only offer that in a 31x10.50 or 33x12.50, not a 32x11.50.

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rockcity
Thu Jun 19 2008, 04:09PM

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Make sure you look at the actual OD of the tire versus the printed tire size. The difference between the two brands and the sizes may be minimal...

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XJ_Hunter07
Thu Jun 19 2008, 04:36PM

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rockcity wrote ...

Make sure you look at the actual OD of the tire versus the printed tire size. The difference between the two brands and the sizes may be minimal...



Thanks, and yea I had looked at them before. The Bighorn's come in at 31.9 OD and the Trxus come in at an actual 31.0 OD. So they are pretty much right there as listed.

I just dont know if havin that extra inch taller and wider will really do anything other then take that much more of my gas away haha

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NC-Fordguy
Fri Jun 20 2008, 02:07AM
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Put something on it and wheel it!!!!

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ord.sgt.26NC
Fri Jun 20 2008, 05:51AM
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NC-Fordguy wrote ...

Put something on it and wheel it!!!!


I hate to agree with Ed but I do.
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XJ_Hunter07
Fri Jun 20 2008, 04:01PM

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haha, I wish it were that easy. Being a poor college kid makes money a little on the slack side. So When Im lookin to spend 500+ on tires, I kinda need to find something that will work everywhere and keep me able to wheel longer, rather then just sooner

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ord.sgt.26NC
Fri Jun 20 2008, 04:54PM
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XJ_Hunter07 wrote ...

, I kinda need to find something that will work everywhere


Ummmm,only tires I know of that will work in every situation are on the end of your legs.I got dunlop mud rovers on my wrangler and the first set had 54,000 miles on them.Good tire at a good price.Check them out.
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