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Old May 15th, 2013, 10:21 PM   #1
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Well, I got a new Jeep, and I am not sure what I want to name the build thread, so it will be the same name as my 1st build, but version 2.0..

Just picked this up the other night for $1000 it is a 1997 cherokee with 4.0 and 5 speed man. trans. The guy threw on a bunch of new parts and sensors. It has high miles on it, but hey its a toy, so I am not too worried about the mileage. It has a budget boost lift on it (3" springs up front, and 2.5" shackles in the rear with flat leafs) it has brand new 30x9.5 tires on it with eagle alloy wheels painted black. It just had a brand new clutch installed as well as other transmission parts replaced. It has rust, and dents, but the under side is actually real clean. My plans are to build it like my last XJ, but maybe a bit bigger and better..


I have started removing the brackets for the flares (no flares were on it when i got it) and cutting and folding the fenders. It will probably be a slower build, but hey it should be fun

Pics from the night I brought it home..
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Old May 16th, 2013, 08:27 PM   #2
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Got the rest of the flare brackets off tonight, finished cutting and folding the fenders, and took it for a short ride.



here are the tires that came on it.. cooper discover at3 all 4 are new!!

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Old May 18th, 2013, 11:03 PM   #3
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installed some hood pins Saturday.. wanted to do more but hadother things to do..
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Old May 18th, 2013, 11:13 PM   #4
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Old May 19th, 2013, 06:37 AM   #5
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thanks.. but they are too small lol but they will have to work for now
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Glad to see your back in it.
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Better than the S-10. Yes, I have one. Now, you just gotta keep your eyes out for a set of 33's.
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well, I bought a flowmaster 40 series for it and stuck that on there, as well as made the doors removable.
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1st pic i was just messing with some settings on my camera, 2nd pic is my playtoy jeep(black XJ), my sister's jeep (red XJ), and my parents new jeep (grand cherokee)
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Maybe we'll see it Monday.
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Nice looking jeep!
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decorated it for the memorial day parade


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Traded the small tires away for something a bit bigger....






36x12.5x15 with only 3" lift....
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And the off-road bug bites again.
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Both of my Jeeps.. So glad I dont have to DD the XJ, it has horrible road manors now...

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I wonder why...
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lack of longer arms, probably needs front end work the list goes on lol..

no more driving it to work lol
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You might need another hood pin.
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