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My XJ, "Highlander" in its former glory:

Crash photos here

The Highlander was voted NAXJA's Rig of the Month for January 2004.

My XJ as of August 2003. It was sitting at  5.5" of lift with 33" Dunlop Mud Rover's  shaded by a set of TJ flares. The flares were installed after cutting about 3 to 4" of fender off both front and rear. Please see the tech section for details. 

Bolt-ons include: Tomken front receiver bumper with a Savanna Jones brushguard mated to it, set of Hella 550 lights (w/ KC stone guards), KargoMaster Kilimanjaro roof rack with spare tire carrier and shovel, and one set 55W halogen driving lights mounted to roof rack as backup lights relayed direct to stock units. 

Armour added includes: Tomken transfer case skid plate, Mopar fuel tank skid plate, class III hitch (rear) and custom built rock rails.

Driveline/Performance mods include: Rock-It Tube w/ K&N cone filter with functional hood scoop providing fresh air. Swapped in Dana 30and Dana 35 w/ 4.10 gears, the Dana 35 rear has a Lock-Right locker. 

Suspension/Steering mods include: : Rusty's Offroad 4.5" full spring pack, 2” AAL, and 1.5" lift extended shackles in the rear (with the rescue gear I only netted 5.5”) and Rusty’s 4.5" coils up front (coils gave about 5"), Rusty's Offroad fixed LCAs and JKS Quick Disconnects for the sway bar. Rusty's Offroad tie rod steering conversion and a ZJ pittman arm round out the steering duties.

Emergency Equipment for SAR: Whelen AdvantEdge 48" lightbar w/ blue lenses (4 rotators, 4 strobes, alleys, takedown lights, and piercer white strobe pack), VHF high band radio w/ SAR & EMS frequencies, portable VHF low band radio w/ Fire frequencies, portable VHF high band field programmable radio for SAR & EMS, FRS mobile radio , CB radio w/ weatherband, Uniden scanner, Eagle GPS, dual batteries with 120A isolator, 1000W inverter, dual fire extinguishers and mag lights, SCBA bottle for onboard air, hi-lift jack and extrication gear, lots of tools, & SAR packs. Detailed photos can be found on the Rescue Equipment page. 



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