Jeep as of 8/06/2010
Ok, to introduce my self, my name is Chris, im 16 (17 on november 18th)
and i bought my first car, a 1998 jeep cherokee 2 door 5 speed with 56k. I paid 3200, and yes i paid for all of it myself, and i worked my tail off saving for it. it came with a skyjacker 3 inch lift kit with full leaf springs, and adjustable control arms, and that was the extent of its mods. here it is the first day i got it, July 18, 2009.
the first mod i did was, put 4 crappy harbor freight lights on the roof rack crossbar, i was so proud of myself LOL.
then i decided to do an audio system, i went with an alpine ida x300 headunit thats ipod compatible, 4 6.5 inch alpine type s speakers, an alipine power pack amplifier, a kicker zx750.1 amp for the sub, and 2 12 inch kicker subs in a ported box, again i was also extremely proud of myself, for doing all the work myself, well actually not by myself, i had help from one friend.
next i bought 31x10.5x15 BFG KM2s, i got them for a pretty good price from the car dealership my dad works at, i paid 580 for all 4. he gets some type of discount so i bought them through him, and by this time i took the lights off, beacuse i had to inspect it, and decided i wanted better lights, and a better way to mount them on the roof.
then i bought 4 lights from harbor frieght, different ones this time lol, and mounted them on a light bar that i made, it bolts into where the roof rack type thing bolts too.the mount was extremely stable, but i decided to take it of in search of a more clean look.
then from quadratec i got a teraflex shackle and spacer kit
then i picked up a ford 8.8 of craigslist with 3.73 gears and a limited slip, it also came with a dana 30 with 3.73 gears that im gonna take the gears out and out it in my dana 30. oh yeah, the best part is that the ford 8.8 is ready to bolt into a cherokee
then i bought HIDs online, and WOW the hids in the hella housings are extremely bright, i got 4300k, i have a thread on it....http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/...xj-wow-873008/
alot of people hate on them because of glare, but its really not bad at all.
heres a before hella housings with h4 bulbs
then i got hella 500 lights
and then i got a cv shaft out of an automatic 92 and up cherokee, for 100 bucks kind of pricey but thats what they go for around here, i also got a RE hack and tap, the flange adapters for the ford 8.8 and the hack and tap. and the u bolts for the 8.8
some where along the line i got 33x12.5 MTR w/kevlar and mickey thompson classic 2 that i painted black
right now i am currently in the process of taking out my dana 35 and putting in the 8.8, i will post pics of that after i do it
my future mods will be bushwacker or rustys flare ( help me decide
an ected e locker for my 8.8, and then ????