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Old December 1st, 2011, 08:35 AM   #1
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Couple months ago. I traded a member on Great Lakes 4x4 for this fella. A 99 Jeep Cherokee. Traded my 98 5.9L for it.

Of the 5.9L



Of the 99 XJ



So I was figuring out what I wanted to do with. First I picked a name for it of course. Due to the fact that I'm a Transformers fan figured I would name the XJ after a character from the series. Decided on Ratchet.

Wanted to fix a few things since this was going to be a daily driver/weekend warrior. First up was the fenders. They were a little beat up from being wheeled but didnt want to put the stock flares on. So I ordered up a set of Bushwacker Flat Fenders. Wanted these when they first hit the market.

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Then added a Rugged Ridge air intake system



Then I ordered a Iron Rock Offroad tie rod with bigger tie rod ends. So had to throw some stickers on



Then the front fenders had to go on but I wanted to stop some of the rust that was starting up. Picked up some bedliner from Wally World. This stuff is great, goes on well and its light weight







After the bedliner was set started on installing the front fenders





Driver's side fender installed





Passenger side





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Old December 1st, 2011, 08:41 AM   #2
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Some better pictures









Also added a cb and firestik antenna



Then ordered up some Gen-Right hood louvers and a set of Motion Offroad quick sway bar disconnects. Also ordered some new Rubicon Express shocks as well

sway bar disconnects



hood louvers



Then I wanted to upgrade the front bumper. Didnt really like the plain look of it and the front hitch just wasnt going to work with approach angles so....

Ordered Rough Country's winch bumper for the XJ





and the hood vents painted and installed





Just got from the UPS truck yesterday, the stinger for the front bumper and Rough Country's dual SS. I know dual SS is a little over kill and since I am going to go with Iron Rock's Over the Knuckle steering it is pointless but I like the design, so I was like, why the hell not. More pictures to come soon.
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Old December 1st, 2011, 01:34 PM   #3
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good lookin build, those flares are sexy..gain any clearance with them? there starting to grow on me every time i see them on a rig
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Old December 1st, 2011, 01:51 PM   #4
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I actually did gain a little more clearance. The directions call for a bit of trimming which adds a little more room. I wasnt too big on them when they first came out honestly but then actually looking at a XJ with a set on it. I wanted them.

Some crappy driveway shots of the stinger bumper on....



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Old February 19th, 2012, 10:25 PM   #5
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Did you get build money from scamming people like you are trying to here?

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f7/se...up4x4-1326648/

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Old February 19th, 2012, 10:54 PM   #6
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Couple months ago. I traded a member on Great Lakes 4x4 for this fella. A 99 Jeep Cherokee. Traded my 98 5.9L for it.






Then I ordered a Iron Rock Offroad tie rod with bigger tie rod ends. So had to throw some stickers on


Awesome plate and partial face pic.
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Old February 19th, 2012, 11:58 PM   #7
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SHOOT THIS SOB ON SIGHT!!!!!
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