On this episode, we slap on a new bumper, install a winch, fix our free-range battery problem, a few other odds and ends. And show you something very interesting we uncovered when pulling the bumper off.
Smittybilt XRC Bumper:
Smittybilt XRC Winch:
JCR Battery Tray:
TrailRecon Amazon Shop:
Project XJ Overland does not even look like the same rig anymore and my boys and I have slowly been crossing things off our list and the XJ is really starting to transform.
Stick around till the end of the video and I’ll bring you up to speed on our budget and I’m going to ask for your help with something.
So a broken headlight, missing battery box, no passenger side front fender liner and a solid painted grill… should have been clues enough, but it wasn’t until we pulled the bumper that I added it all together….. project XJ overland was in some sort of crash that damaged the R front side. Not a big deal, but would have been nice to know.
On the last video, I asked you opinion about the grill… should be black it out or leave it painted. And there were some great comments and it was pretty close to 50/50 split. So, my boys and I have decided to leave it painted, but we are going to black out the inner grill fins… we think that’s going to give it a great look with the new bumper.
I need your help… the exhaust is garbage and needs to be replace. It’s hanging down low and has a couple leaks…. If you are and XJ owner and have an after market exhaust, let me know what you are using and how you like it. We aren’t looking for a super load exhaust, but some thing will a little growl, is okay. So please let me know in the comments.