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Unread 06-17-2009, 11:14 PM   #1
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The Blue Wolf XJ Build Thread

So heres my build thread. It's called The Blue Wolf because my college mascot is the wolf and my jeep is blue. Its also ironic because my dads old Cherokee was called Grey wolf. It's a 2001 Cherokee Sport. I love this Jeep to death. It gets me where i want to go, and in return i buy it new parts. Its a win-win situation. Enjoy
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Current Mods:
Hella 500's
Cobra CB Radio
RE 3.5 SR
31" Pro-Comp Extreme M/T's
Cragar Soft 8's
Pro-comp 3000 shocks
C4x4 Front Tow Hooks
JCR Stage 3 Rocksliders
SOLID diff cover
Stock Gas Tank Skid
Currie Steering

Future Mods:
RC LA's
33's
2 inch shackles
5.5 coils
SYE
Re-Gear
Front Bumper
Rear Tire Carrier

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Unread 06-17-2009, 11:16 PM   #2
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Good start thats a nice XJ. Now make sure to not be one of those people that talks about lifting but never does lol.
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Unread 06-17-2009, 11:19 PM   #3
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Good start thats a nice XJ. Now make sure to not be one of those people that talks about lifting but never does lol.
well thats def not me because i already bought the lift, and 4wheelparts called me the other day and told me it will be in at the end of this month
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Unread 06-17-2009, 11:23 PM   #4
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well thats def not me because i already bought the lift, and 4wheelparts called me the other day and told me it will be in at the end of this month
Alright man cool. I just hate when people start a 'build' thread with their plans then never do any of it lol.

You tryin to decide on at or mt?
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Unread 06-17-2009, 11:26 PM   #5
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Alright man cool. I just hate when people start a 'build' thread with their plans then never do any of it lol.

You tryin to decide on at or mt?
thats why i waited to start it... and yes i am trying to decide.. i am def buying re-treads.
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Unread 06-17-2009, 11:29 PM   #6
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LOVE MY JEEP!!!
took it to Prairie City OHV and it performed flawlessly
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Unread 06-18-2009, 03:57 AM   #7
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Good start thats a nice XJ. Now make sure to not be one of those people that talks about lifting but never does lol.
I feel like this now since when i bought my lift and not working and being in college has made it hard to install.

And its gonna look good.
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Unread 06-18-2009, 05:53 AM   #8
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People usually start build threads after they have already completed part of the build. The company doesn't even have your lift in stock yet lol.

Any reasons for going with the super ride instead of superflex? Hopefully not because you be 'driving it on the street most of the time'.
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nice XJ man, I like the color. Bet it will look sweet lifted How do you like that CB antenna? I was thinking of getting a magnet mount but people seem to say they fall over fairly easy.
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People usually start build threads after they have already completed part of the build. The company doesn't even have your lift in stock yet lol.

Any reasons for going with the super ride instead of superflex? Hopefully not because you be 'driving it on the street most of the time'.
mainly because the super-ride was on sale.. and the store that was having the sale didnt have the super-flex so i decided to go with the super-ride. and i have heard that it's more comfortable on the road..

and yea i know i just thought it would be a good time to start my build thread
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nice XJ man, I like the color. Bet it will look sweet lifted How do you like that CB antenna? I was thinking of getting a magnet mount but people seem to say they fall over fairly easy.
thanks.. um the antenna sux.. I HATE IT.. the magnet mount is garbage and if you hit a tree branch going down the road it will knock off.. you cant even bend the antenna with out the magnet mount coming up.. the only nice part is to tune it you dont have to cut, all you do is turn a little screw.. so right now im gna start saving up for a firestik 4' i mine as well do it right..
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thanks.. um the antenna sux.. I HATE IT.. the magnet mount is garbage and if you hit a tree branch going down the road it will knock off.. you cant even bend the antenna with out the magnet mount coming up.. the only nice part is to tune it you dont have to cut, all you do is turn a little screw.. so right now im gna start saving up for a firestik 4' i mine as well do it right..
k thanks man. I'm gunna get a 4' firestick and mount it on the left side of the rear bumper. I just walked outside though and noticed my battery is leaking acid on the ground So I think a new battery is going to come first
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k thanks man. I'm gunna get a 4' firestick and mount it on the left side of the rear bumper. I just walked outside though and noticed my battery is leaking acid on the ground So I think a new battery is going to come first
that sux!! is it an old battery?? and is that stuff highly acidic? cause if it is you might want to make sure it didnt melt any wiring or stuff like that. and yea how are you gna mount your firestik? im thinking im gna make a custom mount and save some money.
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that sux!! is it an old battery?? and is that stuff highly acidic? cause if it is you might want to make sure it didnt melt any wiring or stuff like that. and yea how are you gna mount your firestik? im thinking im gna make a custom mount and save some money.
Yeah its pretty acidic. Luckily everything seems fine it just leaked a huge puddle all over my driveway The battery is pretty old. Theres not even a date sticker on the side saying when it was bought My buddy brought me to autozone and I got a yellow top optima deep cycle I must say it is pretty awesome lol. The Jeep starts nice and quick and the volt gauge didnt even flinch when I turned on all my lights. I'll dig up the thread for ya tomorrow but basically I'm going to do what some others have done with the rear bumper. I dont really like the look of the antenna mounted above the tail light. Instead i'm going to cut a small slit in the back plastic piece on the driver side of the rear bumper. I'm going to get a flat bracket and bolt it to the inside of bumper, but when I put the end cap on, only a small part of the bracket will be sticking out where I will mount the firestick. Its hard to explain but i'll find the pics tomorrow

Edit: I found the thread... If you scroll down, I'm going to do the same thing 1990JEEPXJ did with his 4' firestick. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...=505822&page=5
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Unread 06-18-2009, 10:36 PM   #15
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Now make sure to not be one of those people that talks about lifting but never does lol.
haha like myself!
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