JeepForum.com

JeepForum.com (http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/)
-   XJ Cherokee Technical Forum (http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/)
-   -   98 XJ Build (http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/98-xj-build-426268/)

Higgs98XJ 06-13-2007 07:16 PM

98 XJ Build
 
Hey i've always wanted to start a build thread for my rig but never had the chance. Here it is...

1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport
-4.0 L I-6
-Auto
-4x4 NP 231
-C 8.25" rear

Here's what i started out with...

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...2/DSC08614.jpg

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...2/DSC08618.jpg

Higgs98XJ 06-13-2007 07:21 PM

First on my list was a nice sound system. I went with a CDA-9856 headunit, 6-1/2" Type-S Speakers, and a 12" Type R Subwoofer powered by a MRP-650 amplifier.

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...2/IMG_0559.jpg

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...2/IMG_0564.jpg

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...2/IMG_0631.jpg

I couldn't stand the faded trim anymore so i took it off and re-colored it with black shoe dye. Should have just sprayed it with krylon, but i like the way this came out

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...2/IMG_0431.jpg

I then put some tow hooks on. essential...
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...2/IMG_0757.jpg

I had pics of the night with no front bumper because from the tow hook install but lost em.

Higgs98XJ 06-13-2007 07:33 PM

I had planned to get a lift before anything else but with holes rusted through my muffler i decided to invest in a Magnaflow cat-back; along with all new hangers because the system had been shifting a little bit. You can even see the tip hanging down in the stock pics.

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...2/IMG_0520.jpg

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...2/IMG_0544.jpg

these pictures were actually taken today, i lost the pics from the day i got it

Higgs98XJ 06-13-2007 08:05 PM

Installed the lift the other day. Decided to go with the 3.5" RE Superflex. The kit is awesome, came with everything i needed.

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...e102/parts.jpg

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...JDgrinding.jpg

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...ntheground.jpg
front finshed

Higgs98XJ 06-13-2007 08:12 PM

the rear started with this. u know, that nervous laugh when u act like u dont care. all four broke.

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...shockbolts.jpg

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...drilledout.jpg

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...2/IMG_0571.jpg

once we finished, i figured i was worthy of sporting this sticker
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...2/IMG_0587.jpg

Higgs98XJ 06-13-2007 08:23 PM

I'm real happy with the finished product. I love the way it sits. The more and more it settles, i think i'll need to get some spacers for the front coils to even out, but it doesnt bother me too much. Still vibes, i'm def gettin an sye when i have the cash. Here are some pics from a meet and greet I went to over the weekend.

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...2/DSC03054.jpg

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...up_Photo-1.jpg

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...2/DSC03071.jpg

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...roup_Photo.jpg

1990JEEPXJ 06-13-2007 08:34 PM

something is wrong with the guys jeep on the far right in the last picture ;). nice build up and jeep

Higgs98XJ 06-13-2007 08:39 PM

haha ya it was a bad photochop. his leg is missing too

Yekcid 06-13-2007 08:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dangole102
First on my list was a nice sound system. I'll add pictures later but i went with a CDA-9856 headunit, 6-1/2" Type-S Speakers, and a 12" Type R Subwoofer powered by a MRP-650 amplifier.


Nice stereo choice. After somebody thought they needed my old Alpine . . .
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/b...lenstereo1.jpg

. . . I got the CDA-9856 to replace it.
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/b.../P6130044b.jpg

The way your Jeep sits is sweet. How much backspacing you runnin'?


I'm new at posting pics, hopefully it worked.

Yekcid 06-13-2007 08:55 PM

nope, didn't work.

dopod 06-13-2007 09:02 PM

Quote:

Nice stereo choice. After somebody thought they needed my old Alpine . . .

http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/b...lenstereo1.jpg
. . . I got the CDA-9856 to replace it.
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/b.../P6130044b.jpg

The way your Jeep sits is sweet. How much backspacing you runnin'?


I'm new at posting pics, hopefully it worked.
Click free.

Dangole, it looks mean, I wouldn't change a thing :thumbsup:

Higgs98XJ 06-13-2007 10:54 PM

haha thanks for the compliments. Can't wait to get it caked in mud. I'm running 4" backspacing with 15x8 wheels. word to the CDA-9856, i love it, and its direct ipod connection.

my upcoming plans for the jeep from now on are many internal (sye, trac-bar, trail-jammer, skids). I'm tryin to keep a clean look on the outside so i might stop at a new front bumper, and tints for the front windows. I'll deal with the huge antenna for a CB.

Yekcid 06-13-2007 11:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dangole102
haha thanks for the compliments. Can't wait to get it caked in mud. I'm running 4" backspacing with 15x8 wheels. word to the CDA-9856, i love it, and its direct ipod connection.

Yes, the IPOD connection is quite nice. I have my IPOD tucked between the center console and the pass. seat. Works great.

Higgs98XJ 06-13-2007 11:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bsdickey
Yes, the IPOD connection is quite nice. I have my IPOD tucked between the center console and the pass. seat. Works great.

o i threw mine in the glove box

jv3kxj 06-13-2007 11:26 PM

Quote:

something is wrong with the guys jeep on the far right in the last picture . nice build up and jeep
Quote:

haha ya it was a bad photochop. his leg is missing too
I was gonna say he really needs an adjustable track bar.:rofl:

Nice rig BTW:thumbsup:


The time now is 07:09 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.