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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
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-C 8.25" rear

Here's what i started out with...






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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.







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



I then put some tow hooks on. essential...


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

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4" IRO lift w/ front long arms, Bilstein 5125s, 32" BFG KM2s on JK Moabs

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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.





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

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Past: '98 XJ Sport

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






front finshed

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4" IRO lift w/ front long arms, Bilstein 5125s, 32" BFG KM2s on JK Moabs

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







once we finished, i figured i was worthy of sporting this sticker

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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.








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4" IRO lift w/ front long arms, Bilstein 5125s, 32" BFG KM2s on JK Moabs

Past: '98 XJ Sport

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

Completely stock, and keeping it that way...

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

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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 . . .


. . . I got the CDA-9856 to replace it.


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


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

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nope, didn't work.

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


. . . I got the CDA-9856 to replace it.


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


I'm new at posting pics, hopefully it worked.
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Dangole, it looks mean, I wouldn't change a thing
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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.

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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.

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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

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something is wrong with the guys jeep on the far right in the last picture . nice build up and jeep
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haha ya it was a bad photochop. his leg is missing too
I was gonna say he really needs an adjustable track bar.

Nice rig BTW

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