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Unread 11-07-2009, 07:22 PM   #1
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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.
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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

after


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 ????


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Unread 11-07-2009, 07:25 PM   #2
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my buddy has those subs...cept he has the black ones that are 12 inches....they are LOOOOUUUDDDDD
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heres the MTR w kevlar

oh yeah and i got 130 watt KC slimlites, i decided to get these lights because i used to get mid grade and low grade lights and i decided to treat myself to a good pair of lights for once.

in my neverendinf build thread there are lots of little mods too, like a hurst shifter fog lights, a siren... ect
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you'll love those Kevlars, i love mine
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i hope so, they were expensive!
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i also scored a free set of general grabber at2, from my dads dealership, they were on a durango that was being clunkered so my dad grabbed 'em and gave them to me! thanks dad
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today, i installed pillar lights, i used my hella 500s with 90 watt bulbs. i went to home depot and picked up some steel, and made the brackets, if anyone has any questions about how i made the brackets or pictures of the brackets dont be afraid to ask. it took me about 3 hours in all in case you were wondering.



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hahahah JK man. Nice Jeep, i have a soft spot for 2 door XJs
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hahahah JK man. Nice Jeep, i have a soft spot for 2 door XJs
i love my cherokee, but... if i had more money i probably would have gotten a wrangler, or use that extra money to make a cherokee diesel! which i plan on doing anyway

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Loooks nice man. Just like i did with my wrangler. got it when i was 16 worked on it, and then when i turen 17 i had it! haha now its had a year worth of beating. nights lights by the way. i love making the jeeps light up like a christmas tree!
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