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34 years old
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ABOUT ME
A jack of all trades; I build computers, houses & hotrods. A pro-gun Libertarian native American; avid reader, cat owner, Autobot, Linux user & music geek.

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Join Date: 08-05-2009
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Carpenter
Status:
Married
Television:
House, Firefly, How Its Made

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KEVIN108'S JEEP
Year & Model  
2000 XJ Cherokee
Engine  
4.0L I6
Transmission  
AW4
Transfer Case  
NP231
Front Axle  
Dana 30
Rear Axle  
Chrysler 8.25 w/ Aussie Locker
Gear Ratio  
3.55
Suspension  
3" RC coils coils & rear bastard pack w/
2" RC lift shackles, Rancho RS5000 shocks
Tires  
31x10.50-15 Treadwright Guard Dogs
Wheels  
Stock 5-spoke 15x7s
Recovery  
C4x4 front hooks, Curt class III rear hitch
Armor  
AJ's Rockrails, factory t-case skid, ZJ gas tank
skid
Accessories  
IRO H&T SYE, cowl snorkel, aux lighting front
& rear
Future Mods  
Roof rack
Clubs  
Hampton Roads Jeep Club, Starr Motors Off Road
Club
 
INSTALLED PRODUCTS
Armor
Audio, CB, & Electrical
Axles
Body
Engine
Interior
Recovery
Suspension
Tires & Wheels
Transfer Case
Transmissions

JEEP HISTORY
My buddy Neil always says, "At some
point, you always come back to where you
started." A few days after I bought
my XJ I was on my way to have a beer with
him and check out the addition he's
putting on his place and I started
thinking about all the different things
I'd driven down that same stretch of road
over the years - a 78 F-100, an 87
Silverado, a 72 Chevelle, an 05 Corolla,
even my parents' stuff when my junk was
out of commission. Then I remembered
what I was driving 10 years ago when we
first started hanging out. I still had my
"first car", an 85 S-10 4x4. I
learned a hell of a lot with that old rig
and did a little bit of everything to it.
It had over $6,000 worth of upgrades and
modifications when I sold it. I had
swapped out the anemic 2.8L for a 3.4L
crate engine, had the transmission rebuilt
with a shift kit, installed a transmission
cooler, put a 2" StupidLift on it,
etc. I came out of my daydream fog and
started looking around in the XJ. I
realized it was about the same size inside
as my S-10. Then my head was flooded with
old S-10 tech info about axles swaps,
engine swaps, etc. I realized that my 2000
XJ, with solid front axle, stronger rear
axle, smooth suspension, powerful engine
and massive aftermarket support is a lot
like what I wanted my old S-10 to
be. After going to a full-size then out
of a 4x4 all together into an import
sedan, I've come full circle, right back
where I started, sort of. With the thought
of all of this floating in my head
yesterday morning, I pulled up at work
next to my former Corolla which I sold to
my buddy Foy and I understood that the XJ
is the S-10 I wanted to have blended
together with the car I did have.

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