-   XJ Cherokee Technical Forum (
-   -   96' sport build project (

gijazbo 07-02-2009 02:15 AM

96' sport build project
Howdy, so this is my progress on the jeep while im home from college for the summer.

And i know how everyone loves pictures so...

how it looked young ... and not so exspensive

CB setup...

How it looked with a little money and bloody knuckles thrown at it... RC 4.5" with AAL

But before we could stop there i had to take a trip to idiotville.... which looks like this....
the rotors and asphalt just wanted to kiss each other is all.

heres the band aid for now... I plan on either making or buying some homemade long arms

and recently i finaly got money for nsme nice meats.

mastercraft 35x12.5xR15's... i originally didnt plan on going that big but i got a great deal on them.

- a week later i bought full packs and got rid of the AAL as it already began to sag

gijazbo 07-02-2009 02:22 AM

Decided that with the new tires i would need a trim so tore into the front and rear. Ended up cutting too high on the rears so i had to do some bondo work to get it almost nice again.
- My sway bar link are rubbing against my coils but i think it is because my axel is shifted forward slightly... i plan on making some disconects soon and dropping the sway bar bracket down some.

i thought i had some pics of the jeep as it sits now but io dont i will get them up tom.

to add on...
-added 2 inch pucks up front and longer shackles in rear.... plan on making my own relocation boxes for the shackles as they have a poor angle.

- next its making enough money to get my JY D44 regeared and get that put in. Then i plan on doing the ORO U-turn kit and beefing up the D30.
- Im in the process of welding up a front bumper right now but its a bit more difficult than my rinkydink brush guard.


bones5150 07-02-2009 02:45 AM

lookin good

gijazbo 07-02-2009 11:50 AM


Originally Posted by bones5150 (Post 7512359)
lookin good

Thanks i will be much happier once the diffs. get some work

gijazbo 07-02-2009 12:14 PM

Some ppics of how it sits now.

- got rid of the trim on the sides and painted because it was starting to fall off anyways. AndI figured i would be like everybody else and mount my tires on black soft 8's.... but hey their cheap and they look good.
As you can see it took a little bit of weight to balance the tires....:laugh:

Tires look wierd because they are turned a little.... And that stock steering setup wont be there for too much longer....

Followed FitchVA's writeup to come up with this .... i only use the first few switches as of now but i imagine i will find use for the others soon.....

gijazbo 07-04-2009 06:10 PM

Got these to finish off the soft 8's

there liberty centers... figured it might make the cragars look a bit diffrent from everone elses

ajxj9197 07-04-2009 06:43 PM

those center caps will look really good on the soft 8's. any plans for armor or anything? Hows everything held up off road?

01ClassicXJ 07-04-2009 07:30 PM

I under stand the bloody knuckles after doing my lift this weekend.

gijazbo 07-05-2009 12:14 PM

Everything has held up pretty well. However, i only did mild offroading nothing too extreme. I really didnt want to break anything. I think if i did anything too hard i would run into breaking axels and for sure bending my tie rod. As for armor i plan on a TC sklid and a gas tank skid, as well as trans. And when i beef of the D30 and put the D44 in im going to armor those up as well. Once i get my long arms together i plan on doing frame stiffeners too, but money is a big factor so that all wont be happening for a little while yet.

gijazbo 07-05-2009 12:15 PM


Originally Posted by j0hnb0y1989 (Post 7524551)
I under stand the bloody knuckles after doing my lift this weekend.

The only plus is that now that you have taken everything apart it will be easier to do when you go bigger:laugh:

billabongopblue 07-05-2009 01:08 PM

Cant wait to see pics with those center caps. Looks nice.

red96xj316 07-05-2009 01:13 PM

Looks like mine only alot nicer... heres a couple pics of mine when i first got it a year ago to how it sits now.
Thats the good side.
heres the bad side

and now it sits like this.

It looks good in this pic cause its dirty but the color doesnt match very well.

gijazbo 07-06-2009 10:36 PM

yeah same year .... at first i didnt really like the color but it grew on me and i wouldnt have it any other color now.

red96xj316 07-07-2009 07:37 AM

Yup Same with me...

gijazbo 07-17-2009 11:44 PM

Rufusing to get left out of the Mod-O-2009 party, i decided to jump on the bandwagon and do the cowl snorkel/ cold intake mod. Just fnished it up today. Tom. i plan on routing all the breather tubes higher. And once i get some extra time throw some axel seals on.

heres the result:

followed SRMITCHELS write up:

im happy with results. I gives me a little better piece or mind than having it stock. Plus, i dont go into deep water very much.

The time now is 01:49 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.