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trashedxj
07-13-2008, 12:41 AM
slow slow slow process(4 kids, full time job, full time dealin with fiance's crap!)

heres what i got so far:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/trashedxj/jsshit066.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/trashedxj/jsshit067.jpg

this will eventually make its way to the roof facing downward and forwards
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/trashedxj/jsshit069.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/trashedxj/jsshit070.jpg

i did some work on the box today pics to come tommorrow from that(basically just sealing it off with some silicone and shrunk the box a bit)
so far got hifonics 5.25 components(2 sets) ran by a crunch gp4150(1200...lol 30+30fuse so 600x4!!) and ill be putting 4 hifonics 12's with 2 hifonics amps and a kinetik1400 under the hood and 2 kinetik 800's in the rear! and gotta get an alpine cda-9887 to replace the jvc crap i got going on right now, and got the BIG 3 done with 1/0awg memphis wire! slow start but im doin this the right way and takin my time(dont dog on the hifonics stuff, i been runnin with there stuff for a while and like it so i stuck with it, the crunch dog all you want i hate this amp, if you put the volume down flat you still here massive static white noise!!! whats the THD% on this thing like 30.5%?)

trashedxj
07-13-2008, 12:43 AM
****it, this was posed to be in build log forum thingy shiat, sorry not stable didnt pay attention, can someone move this thread please, thanks to whom ever does!

hazardous0388
07-13-2008, 12:46 AM
THATS it?!?!?!?! wtf!!!! i was hoping for alot more pics...looks good though.

trashedxj
07-13-2008, 12:50 AM
THATS it?!?!?!?! wtf!!!! i was hoping for alot more pics...looks good though.

like i said slow slow SLOW process! give me a couple days ill get more, today i shrunk the box down to only 10.75 cubes and put a petition in the middle of the port and cut ports to be tuned lower from 33 to 24( not that it matters) plus made it to be 2 seperate chambers so once i order 2 subs and 1 amp i can bump a little while waiting to get the other stuff!

trashedxj
07-13-2008, 07:30 PM
any feed back is great!

ultimate157
07-13-2008, 07:33 PM
nice xj, got pictures of the exterior?

trashedxj
07-13-2008, 07:46 PM
nice xj, got pictures of the exterior?
old pic(bout 3 years ago:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/trashedxj/DSCN0254.jpg

after that mud hole i got this bumper:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/trashedxj/jspics004.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/trashedxj/jsjeep006.jpg

and recently i painted it black:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/trashedxj/jsshit054.jpg

i put a new chrome front bumper on it today but didnt take pics yet cause its stormin like hell!

trashedxj
07-13-2008, 07:54 PM
i wish i was puttin the system in my other one!

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/trashedxj/HPIM2068.jpg

8.5", 35's, D44 front and rear half ton axles, 5.38 gears locked, homemade stinger bumper, it had fenders with wrangler tj flares but those are on my DD jeep posted above!

ultimate157
07-13-2008, 08:01 PM
Wowser, your name fits. :laugh: Still a ****** rig.

My XJ is still mostly stock, except for a JCR offroad front bumper w/ recovery and a surco roof rack.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b342/Ultimate157/Jeep%20Pics/HeepyJeepy.jpg

trashedxj
07-13-2008, 08:11 PM
that winch bumper from my DD(i sold it) but i designed it and got JCR to build it, i was the first EVER to have that style XJ bumper from JCR, go to the site and look up the xj pre-runner, you'll see my jeep on there with the bumper. makes me mad, i paid almost 700 bucks to have this one off custom bumper, so many people on NAXJA.org liked it they started askin JCR about it, so i got an email askin me for pics so they could use it as reference, now they make it for less than 500! said they would give me 50 off my next order F that in the A i want a free one with all the money they get from my idea!

trashedxj
07-13-2008, 08:13 PM
Wowser, your name fits. :laugh: Still a ****** rig.

My XJ is still mostly stock, except for a JCR offroad front bumper w/ recovery and a surco roof rack.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b342/Ultimate157/Jeep%20Pics/HeepyJeepy.jpg

LOVE the rack, does it hold up well? i wanted to get one but i only get like 7mpg now so im scared too! sweet lookin jeep though, mad respect for doin it with a pre97 body style!

ultimate157
07-13-2008, 08:29 PM
LOVE the rack, does it hold up well? i wanted to get one but i only get like 7mpg now so im scared too! sweet lookin jeep though, mad respect for doin it with a pre97 body style!

Yea... I can grab the rack and easily rock my jeep back and forth to it's limits. You can get the Surco rack from Summit for cheap, and either get gutter mounts or mounts on the stock rail. I got the stock rail mounts and they work fine.

Ali1
07-13-2008, 08:32 PM
Not My Style, But Looks Good

trashedxj
07-23-2008, 10:49 PM
update, did some "carpeting", so its not really carpet i work at a furniture warehouse and i got some dust cover matt the other day cause its almost the same thing just not as thick so i gotta put 2 layers on, this is all with one layer:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/trashedxj/HPIM2465.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/trashedxj/HPIM2464.jpg
the speaker pod will make its way to the ceiling one day when i get around to it

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/trashedxj/HPIM2462.jpg
the cargo it almost done, gotta put a ceiling to cap it off with MDF and carpet it, it will be my storage for my tool box and spare jeep parts like axle/drive shafts, bearings, ujoints all that good stuff that sometimes break when 4wheelin

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/trashedxj/HPIM2463.jpg

tell me what ya think, still gotta put one more layer but gotta get more "carpet" from work and some spray glue. not the best install in the world but since i've done it all my self and its my first "real" install im proud of myself none the less!

ultimate157
07-23-2008, 11:06 PM
Hopefully when you do a second layer... The MDF will be hidden a bit more.

JeepSound
07-23-2008, 11:07 PM
Looks good man! Nice work.
Hows the flex with short arms on the trail rig?

trashedxj
07-23-2008, 11:22 PM
Looks good man! Nice work.
Hows the flex with short arms on the trail rig?

not too bad with my drop brackets,

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/trashedxj/jsjeep006-1.jpg



http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/trashedxj/jsjeep004.jpg

trashedxj
07-23-2008, 11:26 PM
Hopefully when you do a second layer... The MDF will be hidden a bit more.

yeah thats why im doing another layer, like i said its not real carpet its that same stuff thats on the bottom of bed boxsprings, we got rolls of it for doing repairs, its the same type material its just looser fibers and not as think! but hey it was free and it works and not gonna cost $4/per square yard like the local shop wantin to charge me!

02parkave
07-23-2008, 11:39 PM
well, it works for what you want it for, thats great:D... looks fun. i hope the box is bolted in there well.

orangecounty1
07-23-2008, 11:45 PM
looks good! im getting ready to buy a jeep (just for a beater) soon

same body as your jeep too.

i might PM u later with some questions about lifting them, etc...

ps, it looks like you used your teeth to tear the carpet around the edges and sub holes LOL jk :laugh:

orangecounty1
07-23-2008, 11:46 PM
and recently i painted it black

more pics of it black?

trashedxj
07-23-2008, 11:48 PM
well, it works for what you want it for, thats great:D... looks fun. i hope the box is bolted in there well.

not bolted but i doubt its movin, its 42" wide and wheel well to wheel well in the rear is like 42.25" wide so with the factory carpet still back there it was hell wedgin that thing in there plus the peices i cut and put in the front on the top and the sides are wedged in there and then screwed to the box so its not going anywhere, i just went wheelin in the jeep this past sunday and got about 5-6 foot of air and it didn even budge so it should be good plus i still gotta put one more trim peice in the cargo for a roof to that little cubby i made which will brace it even more! yeah its not real carpet but it works and i like it :D

trashedxj
07-23-2008, 11:50 PM
looks good! im getting ready to buy a jeep (just for a beater) soon

same body as your jeep too.

i might PM u later with some questions about lifting them, etc...

ps, it looks like you used your teeth to tear the carpet around the edges and sub holes LOL jk :laugh:

for the cargo i did today i managed to find some shears but no lie on the front of the wall i really did rip it! and then used a razor blade and couldn find my hobby knife for the blade so i had to free hand it, when i go back with the second layer ill use the shears!

trashedxj
07-23-2008, 11:54 PM
more pics of it black?

i was going for that whole "rob & BIG" murdered out matt black look! it kinda worked, its just spray paint buck a can at the wall mart! but it worked and served the purpose so im happy with it, my screen name says it all about everything i do with this jeep, TRASHEDXJ! i love my jeep i jus don care if ppl think its crap as long as im pleased with it!

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/trashedxj/jsshit058.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/trashedxj/jsshit056.jpg

JeepSound
07-23-2008, 11:58 PM
Black doesn't look too bad. I was thinking about doing mine satin black with rattle cans later on down the road, but I kinda like the contrast between the tint and white body.
Are you on NAXJA?

trashedxj
07-24-2008, 12:05 AM
Are you on NAXJA?

yeah for like 4 years or so now, i need to re up my membership but with the system and childsupport and bills i jus dont got the 45 extra bucks right now!

JeepSound
07-24-2008, 12:07 AM
Yeah, I've been on there since 05 but I started getting away from it after they made the changes to the memberships. I didn't really like what they did with it.

trashedxj
07-24-2008, 12:15 AM
Yeah, I've been on there since 05 but I started getting away from it after they made the changes to the memberships. I didn't really like what they did with it.

not sure i know what you mean, i go on there all the time, and being into stereos they got loads of helpful info, like right now since our stock alts are 90amps, i took there advice, goet an alt from the magnum V8 durango's, its direct bolt up after shaving a few hairs of the crush sleeve and its 136amps! so until i get my 220amp one this one will do!

JeepSound
07-24-2008, 12:20 AM
not sure i know what you mean, i go on there all the time, and being into stereos they got loads of helpful info, like right now since our stock alts are 90amps, i took there advice, goet an alt from the magnum V8 durango's, its direct bolt up after shaving a few hairs of the crush sleeve and its 136amps! so until i get my 220amp one this one will do!

It's just that I never had a membership on there, and once they made the new membership rules (no posting in O/T, Picture showcase, Classifieds, etc without a membership) I stopped going there. It wasn't that I couldn't afford it, it's just that I couldn't justify spending $45 on a forum.
I still stop by once in a while but I was un-aware of the Magnum alt swap. I'm definitely going to look into that. Thanks for the heads up.

Anyways, I'll stop hi-jacking your thread now. :D

trashedxj
07-24-2008, 12:20 AM
looks good! im getting ready to buy a jeep (just for a beater) soon

same body as your jeep too.

i might PM u later with some questions about lifting them, etc...


i could tell you so many things to do with an XJ and not break the wallet! i can upgrade anything on a chero for less than 100 bucks usin junk yard upgrades! pm me if your interested!

JeepSound
07-24-2008, 12:23 AM
i could tell you so many things to do with an XJ and not break the wallet! i can upgrade anything on a chero for less than 100 bucks usin junk yard upgrades! pm me if your interested!

X2. Hell, my complete lift has costed me less than $300 and I'm up to 4.5"s in the front and 5.5"s rear now.

trashedxj
07-24-2008, 12:24 AM
It's just that I never had a membership on there, and once they made the new membership rules (no posting in O/T, Picture showcase, Classifieds, etc without a membership) I stopped going there. It wasn't that I couldn't afford it, it's just that I couldn't justify spending $45 on a forum.
I still stop by once in a while but I was un-aware of the Magnum alt swap. I'm definitely going to look into that. Thanks for the heads up.

Anyways, I'll stop hi-jacking your thread now. :D

no prob, i love jeep talk, its my thread ill allow it lol!
want true cold air intake? factory your air box is on the same side as intake mani and header(4.oL) so theres all your main heat right there, get a cold air intake from a 2000neon, and run your cone filter on the other side right behind a/c compressor! bout 40 degrees cooler over there! got mine at a junkyard for 8 bucks! and redo all your headlight wiring in 10g, never dim again no matter what plus loads brighter!(might dim with more than 1000w but i never had a problem after the upgrade!)

JeepSound
07-24-2008, 12:25 AM
no prob, i love jeep talk, its my thread ill allow it lol!
want true cold air intake? factory your air box is on the same side as intake mani and header(4.oL) so theres all your main heat right there, get a cold air intake from a 2000neon, and run your cone filter on the other side right behind a/c compressor! bout 40 degrees cooler over there! got mine at a junkyard for 8 bucks!

Hmm, that's not a bad idea. I've got a home made CAI from a Sunfire on it right now, but the filter ends up in the same spot as the stock air box.

ultimate157
07-24-2008, 12:25 AM
Also check out Jeepforum.com... Great group of guys over there too.

Buck
07-24-2008, 12:26 AM
very nice

trashedxj
07-24-2008, 12:27 AM
X2. Hell, my complete lift has costed me less than $300 and I'm up to 4.5"s in the front and 5.5"s rear now.

yeah thats bout my lift, i think its around 4.5-5 front and 6 in rear w/s10 springs and 2"skyjack shackle! put f-150 coils up front for a stiff 3"s flew em out 10 times or so they ride like a cadi! i didnt do that but i helped my buddy do it and its nice

trashedxj
07-24-2008, 12:30 AM
heres a helpful link on the alt swap:

http://naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=951605&highlight=durango+alternator

trashedxj
07-24-2008, 12:31 AM
THE BEST LINK EVER FOR A BUDGET BUILD XJ

http://naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=66012&highlight=junk+yard+upgrades

and heres a great one, WARNING: this site will put so many things on your to do list, tread lightly!

http://www.go.jeep-xj.info/

JeepSound
07-24-2008, 12:32 AM
yeah thats bout my lift, i think its around 4.5-5 front and 6 in rear w/s10 springs and 2"skyjack shackle! put f-150 coils up front for a stiff 3"s flew em out 10 times or so they ride like a cadi! i didnt do that but i helped my buddy do it and its nice

I've got F150 coils up front with a 1.75 inch spacer. Definitely a stiffer ride but it actually feels more in control since it doesn't bounce around so much.
2 stock XJ leaf packs together will give an easy 4"s+ too. I just threw a 1" block under it and rides stiffer but not unbearable.

trashedxj
07-24-2008, 12:34 AM
very nice

thanks!

trashedxj
07-24-2008, 12:38 AM
I've got F150 coils up front with a 1.75 inch spacer. Definitely a stiffer ride but it actually feels more in control since it doesn't bounce around so much.
2 stock XJ leaf packs together will give an easy 4"s+ too. I just threw a 1" block under it and rides stiffer but not unbearable.

over flex her a bit and let her sit for about 20 mins, pull off hill repeat on other side, do this 5-6 times and you will maintain the lift but it will loosen it up some and will ride alot nicer! take off rear sway bar for softer ride, leave rear on and delete front one for even smoother ride but dont do 80 round turns and you wont flip, i've been sway barless for a couple years now, only complaint after 2years the driver front is saggin by about 3/4" from where im always in it and the bars not there to force it to level with the pass side!

JeepSound
07-24-2008, 12:44 AM
over flex her a bit and let her sit for about 20 mins, pull off hill repeat on other side, do this 5-6 times and you will maintain the lift but it will loosen it up some and will ride alot nicer! take off rear sway bar for softer ride, leave rear on and delete front one for even smoother ride but dont do 80 round turns and you wont flip, i've been sway barless for a couple years now, only complaint after 2years the driver front is saggin by about 3/4" from where im always in it and the bars not there to force it to level with the pass side!


They've actually softened up on there own a little over a year or so. Or atleast it seems that way.
They jump amazingly too. :D
Just took the rear sway bar last week when I put in some new U-bolts. I'm thinking I'll keep the front in for now though. Maybe just get some quick disconnects. My driver side front sags a half inch too. Not sure exactly what it is though, thinking maybe the coil. I'm saving up for a set of 6.5" coils and new LCA's right now anyway.

trashedxj
07-24-2008, 12:47 AM
They've actually softened up on there own a little over a year or so. Or atleast it seems that way.
They jump amazingly too. :D
Just took the rear sway bar last week when I put in some new U-bolts. I'm thinking I'll keep the front in for now though. Maybe just get some quick disconnects. My driver side front sags a half inch too. Not sure exactly what it is though, thinking maybe the coil. I'm saving up for a set of 6.5" coils and new LCA's right now anyway.

i got a set of rough country discos, missing one bushing i believe, if you want them ill try to find em, i paid like 50 on ebay for em, 10 bucks there yours if i ever find em ill get some pics!

JeepSound
07-24-2008, 12:54 AM
i got a set of rough country discos, missing one bushing i believe, if you want them ill try to find em, i paid like 50 on ebay for em, 10 bucks there yours if i ever find em ill get some pics!

Sure! Theres no rush though, whenever you have the time.

trashedxj
07-24-2008, 12:59 AM
Sure! Theres no rush though, whenever you have the time.

all see if i can find em, i know they at my moms house but i only go there every other sunday when i have my daughter for the weekend. but yeah i know they missing a bushing or something, but ya gotta have those brackets that go on your sway bar to convert em to bar pin style. i have a set of those floatin around in the building to you can have if i find em, ill let you know.

JeepSound
07-24-2008, 02:16 AM
That'd be great man, thanks!

trashedxj
07-25-2008, 06:18 PM
i got 2 of my 12's in today, i dont have the 1000w amps yet so since my 4 channle can do 300X4@2ohm i wired each sub to a channel and put 2 components per channel, posed to be 300 per sub and 300 per set of components but the fusing is only 2 30s so i assume its 150X4@2ohms in reality, so even with only 150 per sub these things knock hard! i love it cant wait to get the other 2 plus the 2 1000w amps and 2 extra batts, should be nice as hell! ill get pics of the 2 12's i got later on tonight!

trashedxj
07-29-2008, 12:40 AM
ok finally got off my lazy *** and took pics today. also make my hifonics symbol to mount in the cargo, its not the best, its by no means professoinal, but considering this is the first time i actually tried to make more outta this install than just the box and i've done it all 100% on my own im very proud of it so heres the pics:

first up the subs, only 2 and i gettin 2 more this week, and sound amazing considering they lower class and only gettin 150w each til i get both my 1000's in:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/trashedxj/HPIM2467.jpg

next my symbol. wrapped it in grey to give it a 2tone appeal, turned out way better than i though, also note the best tool box in history, its an original korean war trunk! my dad picked it up at a yard sale for ......1 DOLLAR! freakin sweet, i love history and war ****:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/trashedxj/HPIM2468.jpg

close up of symbol, again its not the best but for usin a skill saw and a jig saw free hand i think its ok, i used my war trunk as the work bench!:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/trashedxj/HPIM2469.jpg

and lastley, not anything to do with the system but i did it today and spent lots of time on em so i took a pic of my weld racing aluminums, i think they look chrom when polished like so..:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/trashedxj/HPIM2470.jpg

ight post up ppl, constructive critisism accepted and noted!

trashedxj
07-30-2008, 11:37 PM
ok called into work today jus for a free day. well the free day ****** and i got bored so out came the tools and now i have a reason to get to more sets of components for the rear as i have moved the set from the rear to the front door panel! wow i gotta stop gettin bored or imma end up modifying the whole dam jeep.

this is before:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/trashedxj/HPIM2457.jpg

this is now:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/trashedxj/HPIM2471.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/trashedxj/HPIM2472.jpg

post what you think, this is my first time doing this type of **** so feed back is always great!

trashedxj
08-03-2008, 12:07 AM
if anyone cares i FINALLY got the passenger side door matching the driver side as shown above! but when doing so i accidentiall ripped the wire out one of the tweeters and had to run out to get a solder iron and some solder and got her all fixed better than new! all is well and LOUD and CRISP, thinkin about going with 2sets of the 6.5"s for the rear, anyone here got any comparisons from first hand on 6.5"s vs. 5.25"s will the 6.5's help out the mid range any? the way my box is ported it really dont have much bass/mid bass SQ above the 120hz range so i kinda wanna fill that sound area in a little and i was thinkin uppin to some 6.5's in the rear would help that out a little more than addin 2 more sets of 5.25's?

JeepSound
08-03-2008, 12:10 AM
Looks nice man!
How did you attach it to the door? Is it just screwed to the panel, or right through to the door? I need to make something like that for mine.

trashedxj
08-03-2008, 12:29 AM
i got some 1/4" self tapping chrome metal screws and went threw the panel into the door! i know its not the cleanest way to attach it but thats the only reason i went with chrome ones so that atleast it looks like it was done for that purpose! i wish idda takin pics of the process so that i could so more detail, ALOT of the inside door skin was cut out and of course the factory panel was trimed to tuck about a half inch behind the MDF. i wish to god i coulda dynamatted it but i dont gots the money for it right now! ill be savin up for that and before i do the final touches of hookin up the 2 spare batts and then wiring the 2 monos and new 4channel imma try to go back through and take wverthing(seats, carpet, panels) and do a single layer of matt! my jeep dont rattle as much since i've put in the wall/box which braces against the roof really nicley holding it tight from vibes!

trashedxj
08-06-2008, 01:28 AM
ok this thread can now be deleted, im startin over a new build, same wall prolly but goin with either ssa, fi, or maybe havoc if i can get some for cheaper than the fi's