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College Budget 1987 MJ Build

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very nice!  I love a chrome grille    chrome mirrors exist too and you can snag chrome drip rails from an XJ and cut to size if you want to add a couple more bits of bling.  :L:

It’s got the chrome drip rails, but I’m not certain how I feel about a bunch of chrome yet. Also, every mirror I find around here has a broken mounting bracket and flops around. I’m still on the hunt for another 10 slot grill because I like the way they look better and it’s what it had when I bought it.


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Nice looking jeep! How’d you get 17-21 mpg out of the 4.0? I’ve only ever managed 13-15 mpg.  I have 33s and a 4 inch lift but it shouldn’t be that big of a difference.  Is it the renix 4.0?

I’m sure the manual helps, but it’s got a cam that is said to improve torque and fuel economy. It is a renix operating system, but a bastard motor. Recently I’ve been getting worse since it only makes short trips around the city with a lot of traffic and it’s not been running correctly. I’m slowly working everything out, but there’s a lot wrong with it that I keep uncovering.


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I get about 17-22 out my 2001 Cherokee running a K&N, a riser, and a flow master. I’m on 30s with no lift. But I keep my foot out of it.



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I’ve never been a fan of K&N personally. I like my stock intake with wix filters. I’ve been meaning to do a 2.5” exhaust all the way out, but I haven’t been able to justify spending that kind of monkey just yet. I keep my foot in it most of the time around town. It’s fun having the power.


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I got LED reverse lights and brake lights for Christmas and thought that was all I would convert to LED on this truck since I think the LED headlights just wouldn't look period correct on the truck. I decided that I did want to do the front bulbs though, so I ordered those tonight and I hope that I won't run into the issues I had when converting the XJ to LEDs. I got 1157 amber bulbs and 194 amber bulbs. If I ever decided to put LED headlights in the truck I will most likely give the "switchback" bulbs a try in the front. Those are the ones that are white with the running light, but then switch to amber when the turn signal is applied.

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Well I attempted to put the led front turn signals in because I read a post on here that someone had said they didn’t need resistors or a different relay, but my turn signals won’t work with the LEDs in so I need to figure out which relay I need and make another attempt


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