Finally Building It

HolyGhost

Bought an X
Took the X out to Bangs Canyon near Grand Junction. Popular spot, saw some cool rigs and did some shelf climbs. ARB from bumper took some damage but I am going to redesign that spot this summer anyways.

Z6GulXT.jpg


Some video, not the best didn't feel like setting up cameras all day.

 

reaver

First Fill-Up (of many)
Location
Caldwell, ID
Took the X out to Bangs Canyon near Grand Junction. Popular spot, saw some cool rigs and did some shelf climbs. ARB from bumper took some damage but I am going to redesign that spot this summer anyways.

Z6GulXT.jpg


Some video, not the best didn't feel like setting up cameras all day.

Ha! I didn't realize you were on here as well. I commented on your reddit post. As I mentioned on reddit your build is pretty much exactly what I'm planning on doing.

3" lift
Front and rear lockers
Armor

Your videos show me what these things are capable of with some minor modifications. I realize you're turboed and have crawler gears in the transfer case.

I don't really want to spend $1200 on crawler gears though. Lol.
 

HolyGhost

Bought an X
Ha! I didn't realize you were on here as well. I commented on your reddit post. As I mentioned on reddit your build is pretty much exactly what I'm planning on doing.

3" lift
Front and rear lockers
Armor

Your videos show me what these things are capable of with some minor modifications. I realize you're turboed and have crawler gears in the transfer case.

I don't really want to spend $1200 on crawler gears though. Lol.

Armor and lockers make it so you can just drag it over obstacles. I have video of the same obstacle with a 4runner with a rear locker only and he had a little more trouble then I did. Frankly the X is as capable as I really need it to be. I don't mind doing stuff like in the video but really it is just used for forest roads and camping.

If you can find 1200$ the crawler gears are worth every penny. Such a huge difference!
 

reaver

First Fill-Up (of many)
Location
Caldwell, ID
Armor and lockers make it so you can just drag it over obstacles. I have video of the same obstacle with a 4runner with a rear locker only and he had a little more trouble then I did. Frankly the X is as capable as I really need it to be. I don't mind doing stuff like in the video but really it is just used for forest roads and camping.

If you can find 1200$ the crawler gears are worth every penny. Such a huge difference!

I don't doubt that at all. Honestly, it'll probably be one of the last mods I do to the X. I need skids, lockers installed, and to redo my swing out before I even consider crawler gears.
 

HolyGhost

Bought an X
Cool little original jeep, back before jeep became an offensive 4 letter word.
Thanks! I am always impressed what an old Jeep can do offroad. Always fun to run the same line as a new Jeep on 35's.

Just read this whole thread again. You have done great work. Big like!
Lot's of work but it has been fun for the most part.


Had a leaky rear main seal that I wanted to get replaced before GONE so I replaced the clutch at the same time. I think this still had the original clutch in it. Branded Nissan on the clutch and pressure plate, I know it has not been replaced since 120K when I bought it. Sitting at 220Kish and still looks like the friction plate had another 50K+ in it easy.
 

paulforeman02

Test Drive
Thanks! I am always impressed what an old Jeep can do offroad. Always fun to run the same line as a new Jeep on 35's.


Lot's of work but it has been fun for the most part.


Had a leaky rear main seal that I wanted to get replaced before GONE so I replaced the clutch at the same time. I think this still had the original clutch in it. Branded Nissan on the clutch and pressure plate, I know it has not been replaced since 120K when I bought it. Sitting at 220Kish and still looks like the friction plate had another 50K+ in it easy.
What clutch did you go with? My trucks at 275k and rear main just started leaking - not positive but pretty sure my clutch is original too.
 

HolyGhost

Bought an X
What clutch did you go with? My trucks at 275k and rear main just started leaking - not positive but pretty sure my clutch is original too.

Went with a LUK rep set. Pressure plate and friction disk stamped made in South Africa and no name on the throw out bearing. This is probably just a interim solution till I pull the motor and transmission out for a rebuild. When I go for a more permanent build I will probably just go with OEM supercharged parts.

Are you making it GONE this year?
 
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