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    ok, so im going up to the rochester institute of technology on the 13th for a 4week honors program summer program where i get paid to help professors with research while earning 6 free credits (SWEET!).

    my newly aquired 2wd 94 XJ (130k miles i think) is going to be making the 6 hour trip up and back many times so i need to get it conditioned this week. the only maintenance i know thats been done on it is new u-joints which i visually verified and the tires are good AT's.

    http://memimage.cardomain.net/member...084_1_full.jpg

    the plan of action goes something like this...
    -weld broken door hinge
    -new air filter (i thought about making a cold air intake but no time)
    -clean out pcv hose
    -clean battery terminals
    -upgrade ignition/charging/ground wires to heavy guage (maybe)
    -change engine oil
    -new transmission filter and fluid (maybe)
    -new windshield wipers
    -transfer some tools and spare parts out of my 89 (stored in the barn while im gone) into the 94
    -new motor mounts (the fan is hitting the unibody a little under torque)
    -check all other fluids
    -get cup holders (maybe)
    -pull door dents
    -some coolant system maintance maybe?
    -gotta check the brakes too!

    and just for fun i ordered a kenwood KDC-MP235 radio from best buy and im goin to put in the four 12" sony xplods sitting in my basement along with the sony amps and 1/0 guage wiring and...oh man...im gunna put in all those street glow neon lights i have laying around including the underbody kit i made a few years ago (all red neons)!

    other than trying to talk me out of pimpin my soon-to-be-cheesy ride, any suggestions?

  • #2
    put the painted grill on from your limited.

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    • #3
      Josh, you pimp that puppy to your heart's content, and go have a great time.
      Might as well do something useful with all them "glow-lights"!


      Just one question, how many Jeeps do you have now?
      And how many do you expect to have by the time you turn 21?

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      • #4
        If it was me....I'd DEFINITELY do the cooling system maintenance, clean out the throttle body, and check plugs, wires, cap and rotor.

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        • #5
          maybe take the hood off the 89 and put it on the 2wd jeep.

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          • #6
            enjoy doing the door hinge ive done both front door upers on mine.. easiest to pull the fender AND the door... loads of fun!

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            • #7
              thanks for the info on the door hinge and the reminder on the throttle body cleaning.

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              • #8
                oh and tom, i have 6 jeeps but its soon to be 7 i think...more on that later. i just cant pass up those screaming deals on lawn ornaments. at least i rented the farm beater to my neighbor for $100 a month.


                the 2wd is on the road and insured tomarrow.


                does anyone else see the humor in me getting a $100 jeep ready for numerous 6 hour drives to college in like 8 days.

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                • #9
                  Josh, since it's you doing this, I'm not suprised. And I don't mean anything bad by that. Just seems like you ALWAYS have at least one iron in the fire. And I told you what to do with it in another thread. Put the neons under that XJ like you asked about. Put the thumpers in for your stereo sound. Lower that XJ, then go drifting with the NOPI cars. And wear your speedo while you do it! LOL I saw a vid of an XJ actually drifting for real. Couldn't believe it! And if you got the confidence to wear a speedo, by all means strut your stuff! But all kidding aside, you do what you want with that XJ. Whatever makes YOU happy. Make it YOURS! And good luck at school, too!

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                  • #10
                    ^haha, thanks for the encouraging words.

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                    • #11
                      and since you'll be in ny this summer, and since you got only a 2wd jeep. well i guess, if you decide the urge to go wheeling up here, i got my 4x4 jeep for you to use.

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                      • #12
                        This isn't an informational post but just wanted to say good luck at RIT. I was a student there a few years back. I love rochester

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                        • #13
                          good luck with the jeep, and good luck at school, i will hopefully be heading to some sort of technical school or another next year at this time.

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                          • #14
                            thanks guys!

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                            • #15
                              hey josh i have a air intake for sale with a prefilter i want 60 bucks for it i could meet ya some ware if ya want it.


                              Thanks
                              95sport

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