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Dzimm

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  1. The super 10 is a pretty small muffler so it's going to be fairly loud and more likely to drone, the rest of the exhaust plays into it though so ymmv. Most of what I've read is that people with XJs tend to run the Flowmaster 40 or 44 for the deeper tone without creating drone or stupid obnoxious loud. The 40 is louder than the 44. I just put the super 44 on my truck and it isn't much louder than stock at idle but has a nice grumble. You can really hear it when you accelerate quickly, otherwise its pretty quiet in the cab with no drone at speed.
  2. Yeah it would sound pretty much the same. Are you looking for loud or for the grumbly sound?
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    Lund Visor Wanted

    Hopefully he will! I asked him a couple years ago on Facebook and all he would do then was the dome style, he actually pointed me to a light kit like you posted and said I could retrofit it myself. If he won't do those lenses for you, he may at least be able to add reinforcement behind the lip so you wouldn't have to mess with that yourself.
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    Lund Visor Wanted

    They can be however they need to be recessed into the fiberglass so they lay flush. You'd have to dremel out the area and reinforce it from the back with more fiberglass. I had originally planned to do that when I found an MJ visor but I bought an XJ moonvisor to officially determine if there was a difference between the MJ and XJ. During the time I owned it, I realized it would be risky to retrofit the Lund lights to a sun visor due to the dremeling and fiberglassing. It can be done and wouldn't be hard, just have to be willing to lose some money or have to do repair work if you screwed up. I have zero experience with fiberglass work like that so I decided not to do it. That was a couple years ago, now I probably would go for it.
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    Lund Visor Wanted

    Yup that's the one.
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    Lund Visor Wanted

    I personally think the lighted one would look great on your truck, but only if you get the proper Lund style of lights that wraps around the front edge of the visor, the repop ones have tiny dome like lights on them and those just don't look right to me.
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    Lund Visor Wanted

    Just so you know right off the bat, XJ and MJ Lund visits are different and do not interchange properly. Real Lund sun visors pop up occasionally. Moon visors (lighted) rarely come up. Which do you prefer? There is a guy doing reproductions of them and are very accurate except for the lights on the lighted ones. He has a post in the "vendor" section.
  8. Yeah Redline MT90 or 10w-30. Only acceptable things for the AX-15 or AX-5. From what I've read and come across, there was an incorrect factory recommendation years ago that caused this to be an ongoing debate.
  9. Took the truck out today, filled it up with gas and went driving for a while. Thing is running great, sounds really good, and doesn't leak anything currently!
  10. This is really good to know. That's a bit of info I hadn't come across yet in my research.
  11. Agreed it's not the best setup. I see no reason for it on a stock 4.0 like Pete said, but I was thinking after a turbo, the oil outlet could run through the rad before going back to the pan to avoid heating the oil beyond the normal temperatures. This was really just a what if question, I was mostly wondering if the thicker oil would even make it through the rad. I'm not sure how much thicker engine oil is compared to ATF.
  12. So my 92 is a 5 speed, I just replaced the radiator with one designed for an auto trans so it has the fittings and passages to cool ATF or some other fluid. Does anyone see an issue with using it to cool engine oil? I looked around at oil coolers and they seem to be very much the same as any other cooler so it got me thinking.
  13. As in battery wires or like split loom for the entire truck?
  14. Thanks! Yeah I think I will paint it to match. I don't want to overdo the accent colors so I put it in like that to see what it would look like. I debated pulling the red vacuum lines from the XJ and put them in the truck but that would be too much I think.
  15. Major progress today! Everything is put back together on the truck, although I just remembered I forgot to plug the headlight harness in . It's super clean and shiny under the hood now. Not going to get crap falling in my face constantly which is nice. Sprayed the frame and bed above the fuel tank with undercoating to so I don't have to remove the tank again when I do the whole truck. Got the new fuel tank put together and installed. The electrolisys thing worked to get the strap bolt nuts broke free after a few days worth of soaking. Had to take them off with the impact but it saved me from finding new ones. They are slightly bent but they still work. Got the wonky exhaust removed, cut, and welded together so it follows the correct path under the truck. It had obviously come from different vehicle, you can see in the picture all the random exhaust hangers I had to cut off, I added the MJ one. The Flowmaster super 44 of course went in with that. Started the truck and let it idled for a few minutes just to make sure it ran and to hear the new exhaust. It idled at about 1500rpm for a couple minutes then dropped to normal and is running smoothly and doesn't appear to be leaking anything so that's a success. Tomorrow I'm going to plug the headlight harness in before I forget and get the coolant burped and topped off as well as go through the curing process for the exhaust manifold paint. The new exhaust sounds really good, I can't wait to get out and hear it on the road. I sat in the cab and played around with where to put the XJ parking brake handle while keeping the bench seat and I think I figured out what I want to do. More to come on that.
  16. More cleaning, painting, and installing today
  17. No the door panels won't swap over without heavy modification, nor will just the larger window without a Chinese 2500 regulator but those aren't available unless you know someone in China. You can swap the 97+ mirrors to the old doors however, but the electronic adjustment wouldn't work without some electrical work.
  18. Post in the wanted section to see if a member has what you are looking for. You could try eBay and Carpart.com to see what's available in junkyards across the country.
  19. In short, yes and no. The newer fenders don't have as much sheet metal as the older fenders. You will need to cut the older flare to match the sheet metal or it will look funny between the bumper cap and flare Because there will be an air gap but everything will bolt up just fine. You could always cut that extra sheet metal from the old fender and weld it to the new one to get the smoother lines of the 97+ fenders, while still retaining your unmodified flares/bumper/airdam without the gap. Below is my 97+ MJ with old flares cut to match the fender. This is the stock MJ length fender. You can see it goes to the bottom of the bumper in the front to support the flare.
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    Dying XJ Conundrum

    Definitely not as bad as I thought. That 17" measurement is good to know, Thanks!
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    Dying XJ Conundrum

    Even on the cheap end it's too expensive. It needs everything from the manifold back so I'm looking at $200+ just in exhaust, add to that the head stuff, brakes, and tires it's starting to add up, plus the leaves are inverted so those should be replaced too. Plus the time to do it all is another problem. I wouldn't ask more than $1500 for this thing even if it doesn't need all this work. Maybe better to just throw it up on Craigslist as is for like $600 and see if someone wants the headache? If nobody takes it in a month or two, pull a few parts and scrap it? What are scrap prices these days anyway? Edit: oh and the shocks are bad, feels like an old Cadillac...
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