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Boostwerks Build Thread V2.0


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Welcome to my build thread! :wave1:

I’ve been getting several requests to re-build my build thread, so here it is. My beloved XJ is my daily driver, test rig, expedition rig, and in general…stress reliever. It’s far from the most extreme XJ out there, but like most Jeep owners I don’t think I’ll ever stop wrenching and upgrading it.

99 Sport in chili pepper red
Stock 4.0L and AW4
Brown dog MM's with rubber inserts
Boostwerks turbo manifold
Borg Warner T3/T4 57 Trim Turbo
Bosch 43lb injectors
MSD E-coil conversion
AEM FIC 10-1913
AEM UEGO wideband
Tial Billet wastegate and blow off valve
Water to air intercooler
Bosch water pump/aluminum heat exchanger
Auto Meter carbon fiber series gauges
3" stainless down pipe/exhaust
1.5" recirculated dump tube
Trans cooler

Dana 30: trussed, true trac, alloys, 4.56s
Chry Co 8.25: home brew U bolt eliminators, relocated shock mounts, detroit locker, 4.56s
rear 11" vented disc setup
Rebuilt 231 with JB SYE and RE driveshaft
1.25" DOM heim'd track bar + brace
1.5" DOM heim steering
12" BBK in process
OME 3.5" front coils + 1.5" spacer
OME rear HD leafs + 1.5" teraflex shackles
Home brew 4 link long arm suspension with 1.5" stretch
Bilstein 5100's
Ruffstuff frame stiffeners
285/75/16 Maxxis Bighorns
1.5" spidertrax wheel spacers
16" Konig countersteer offroads

Modded Ukrain-Train bumper kit powder coated to match body
Hidden winch mount and remote solenoid
Recessed KC fog's wired to factory fog switch
E auto headlight harness/Autopal lights
Home brew rear cargo rack (best mod thus far)
JCR gas tank skid
Panasonic head unit with JBL component speakers
Kenwood 1000W amp
10" MTX in rear recessed enclosure
Complete sound deadening and undercoating
DOM sliders (not installed)

Let the pics begin!

When I first brought it home…






Front Bumper Build







i've said it once i'll say it 1000 times... i effing love those wheels. makes me wanna put goldies on my chili pepper 98 :D
SOOO nice. Love the turbo.

BTW, how do you like those Bighorns?
Thanks guys. I honestly wish the wheels we're a darker bronze but o well.

SOOO nice. Love the turbo.

BTW, how do you like those Bighorns?

The bighorns have been great, except they've started cupping so they're loud as all hell. I can't really blame the tire though because my wheel bearings and ball joints arn't exactly in the best shape. I just havn't had time to swap in my built axles yet. :(

Other than them being loud, they've been fantastic. Eventually I'll have a trail dedicated set of beadlock wheels and tires, and run an all terrain on the street.
Alrighty. I put the finishing touches on the exhaust today so here are the pics.

I added a 3" Magnaflow Spun Cat, and extended the exhaust past the rear. Before I had it simply dumping out to the side of the leaf spring which resulted in carbon build up everywhere. I'm replacing the plugs in a few days and then heading over to try and pass emissions. party1: :bs:






I also had a 3/8" heim joint laying around which has a bronze impregnated bushing (good for high heat) so I decided I'd use it as the rear hanger. Turned out pretty sweet. Since the rear section is fixed I don't need a typical rubber hanger. The heim allows it to move, but still supports the weight. It sounds great and doesn't vibrate!



More to come. :)
Lookin' good. That's one crazy exhaust tip, I like it! :thumbup:
Awesome exhaust man.

Think you'll have problems passing emissions?
Needs more triangulation....

couldn't help myslef
Been waiting for you to weigh in on your truck again... great work.