(I was not sure where to put this so if it needs to be moved, please do so)
I wanted to make a bit more of an introduction about myself, my XK and provide myself a space to keep track of the things I find that I want and the things I do to my XK.
I picked up my 2006 XK on 11/10/14 with 106K on the ticker. I feel like I got a good deal on it but it did need a few repairs out of the gate and the paint is not perfect... but no where near as bad as I have seen.
It is my 7th Jeep and my first XK. Past jeep included XJs, TJs and a YJ that all were pretty highly modified (things like Atlas cases, axle swaps, ARB lockers, cages, stretches, etc).
I'm a 38yo male and I own my own business, designing and manufacturing parts for radio control cars. It's the best job I ever could have imagined and I love it. I've been into 4x4s since I was 14 and my first vehicle was a 76 K5 Blazer that I modded the heck out of. I've been to several different off road parks around the country and done various types of wheeling (rocks, mud, beach, trails) but this Jeep will be more of a road warrior than anything else.
My plan for the XK is to keep it reasonable but modified. I will admit as I look through some of the photos of lifted and highly modified XKs ..... I love a lot of what I see but this is my daily driver. So gas mileage plays a factor in decisions.
Here it is as it sits in my driveway:
A short "want list":
Fog lights (in factory bumper)
Lit vanity mirrors (girlfriends request)
Refinish beat up flares
To date I have replaced:
Oil Pressure sending unit (11/16)
Front Pads & Rotors (11/24)
Exhaust manifold bolts (11/25)