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Old 12-06-2004, 02:48 AM
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FYI Power brake it and you can brake loose the rear tires any time , asphalt , concrete...whatever.
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I hate to ask, but could you explain?
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Any of you Jeep guys know where I might find a cat back dual tail pipe exhaust. I've been surfing with no luck. Seen them on the highway but have been unable to stop and ask. I'm sure a local muff shop could twist something up for me,
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Brad, If it were me, I would stay away from an XJ with anti-lock brakes, they use a Dana 30 in the rear, which is weaker than the 8.25 and much more expensive if you need to find a replacement. Also, if you are going to lift it, a 99 might be a better choice, I think the 99's still had the front diff with the higher pinion placement. Chances of finding an XJ w/ anything but an open 3.55 gear in the rear are very remote.
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Look here, it is the OSO of the Jeep world:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/index.php
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Any of you Jeep guys know where I might find a cat back dual tail pipe exhaust. I've been surfing with no luck. Seen them on the highway but have been unable to stop and ask. I'm sure a local muff shop could twist something up for me,
Check here:

http://www.kevinsjeepparts.com/

http://www.kevinsjeepparts.com/exhaust.html

Not a dual system but gives you a lot of extra power. You can put a dual tip on if you want the dual look.
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Power brake burn out:

Left foot on brake, right foot on gas. Load up the converter and get 'em spinning.
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Brad, If it were me, I would stay away from an XJ with anti-lock brakes, they use a Dana 30 in the rear, which is weaker than the 8.25 and much more expensive if you need to find a replacement.
Is there a better way to tell other than to look at the lettering on the rear end?

And BF, good forum.
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Look for the anti-lock crap attached to the master cylinder under the hood. Very few out there, have only seen a few in 5 years. There should also be a sticker around the axle tube out by the backing plate on the right side that says what it is. From what I have read, it was an unreliable system. I always cringe when we get a car w/ the anti-lock system.
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Yeah, I did have an accident in the Wrangler a couple weeks ago. It just needed a new bumper and a fog light. Very tough little vehicle.

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BF-
I knew that, just couldnt put 2 and 2 together last night.

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Did not know about abs only being offered with the D30 rear. Seems like every Jeep I have seen is listed with abs. Don't know what thats all about, especially when you guys say there are so few out there. Will be sure to stay away from it. Would prefer the 8.25 anyway.

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