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MattBillyTayloe 08-08-2012 10:27 PM

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They say when they look at the front at an angle it looks mean like its growling :rofl: it's a boxosaurus!

Welcome to my unnecessarily long build. It's mostly bsing and then some random tech. .!.:).!.

Well ive had it for about a year now, and ive done a lot to it since I got it.
Here she was when I first got her

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My 1999 Jeep Cherokee, 4.0 inline 6. Roughly 4" of lift (I think that's what I measured) sitting on 32x11.50x15 BFG all terrains.

My dad got it for me when I was 15, not sure how much, 1,500 I think I remember, 195,xxx miles, slight rear main seal leak, White hatch, an the rear passenger door was black, tinted windows and all.

Well first I got two new tires so I could pass inspection, I just stuck with the BFG A/T's.

She needed some body work so my dad took it to a family friend "peanut" as we call him. He fixed it up, got the hatch and everything sitting right. Primered it do we could take it to get painted.


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Took it to Maaco to get it painted up nice:D


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Put a new muffler


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Because I was a dum bass I waited until after it was painted to get the plastic siding ***** black agian. Well we bought some kind of Stuff that sponges out and it turned out okay, looked a hell of a lot better than when I got it.

Along the way I experimented with many subwoofers and amps but now.. I blew everything I had so I'm just rocking the pioneers I put in the sound bar along with whatever the PO put up front.

There was a big gap between me actually doing anything with it well mostly because of school. But I did put a light bar on it with some ****ty lights, learned how to wire things up pretty good through trial and error.

Took it mudding for the first time with my buddy and his moms Nissan.
:rofl: it sat pretty on 33's with mud tread but It got stuck and I didn't. He learned not to stick his head out the window while in reverse and ended up with a big black eye. Lmao

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Yeah, it was a PITA to clean if you were wondering. So much my was left in my drive way after that adventure... Needless to say my dad was pissed.

MattBillyTayloe 08-08-2012 10:43 PM

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Recently I've done a lot more over the summer, we had to replace the whole brake set up in the rear because I let it ride way to long. I was unaware of the wear that was going Init down there. I wish I had pics, you would be amazed.
Anyway recently i picked up this rack from a kid I know, it was mounted on a ford explorer so I have to buy the mounts. I'm guessing it's a safari rack, So when I actually get mounts that's what I will be buying.

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And well yeah, I sat it up there too see what it would look like. It needs to be repainted before its put on the xj though.

Recently me and my buddy discovers poly dip... And we are coating anything we can think of with it. I did my grille yesterday..

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And my rims today. This is by far my favorite thing ive done.. It turned the whole jeep around. Maybe because I love black and hate chrome. I don't know. All I know is that it is sexy:D

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And I did get a new radio sometime or another but I can't seem to find a picture.

And if your wondering where it got its name "night Krawler" well my buddy named it for me and it just kinda stuck. He said its because of all the lights, (4 on the bar and 4 on the future rack.) and because I'm always sneaking out to get my girlfriend late at night.

Soo future mods.. Many. My headliner has decided to fail on my recently do that will probably be next, I have made plans and a cardboard model for a front bumper just have to find time to make it happen, and I'm sure more things will Come too me, he'll that's part of having a jeep. I will try to keep you guys posted. As of now she's sitting pretty just like this

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And if you can't tell that window tint is DARK. The windows matched all the way around. But within the first week of having my license I got a ticket for it. Screw VA and their tint laws.

chris87xj 08-09-2012 12:18 AM

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Originally Posted by MattBillyTayloe (Post 13992547)
Took it mudding for the first time with my buddy and his moms Nissan.
:rofl: it sat pretty on 33's with mud tread but It got stuck and I didn't. He learned not to stick his head out the window while in reverse and ended up with a big black eye. Lmao

black-eyed pic ftw :p
You have a Surco Safari rack. Gutter mounts available here Surco rack mounts, or you could get the mounts for attaching it to your stock roof rails.
Good looking XJ there, treat her well.

MattBillyTayloe 08-09-2012 08:07 AM

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Originally Posted by chris87xj

black-eyed pic ftw :p
You have a Surco Safari rack. Gutter mounts available here Surco rack mounts, or you could get the mounts for attaching it to your stock roof rails.
Good looking XJ there, treat her well.

Thanks man:D and I will try

MattBillyTayloe 08-09-2012 11:58 AM

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Painted my stock "fender flares" black with that poly dip spray. Looked 10x better

McChillen 08-09-2012 05:40 PM

Those fenders look great in black!

MattBillyTayloe 08-09-2012 09:14 PM

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Those fenders look great in black!

Thanks man!! I thought so too,

castorriver 08-09-2012 10:56 PM

Nice build. It's such a pita to clean my YJ after a mud run its almost not worth it. I usually leave it a mess for a week or two til I get down to business. Next time wash it in the yard and leave the mud where it belongs. Lol

MattBillyTayloe 08-09-2012 11:28 PM

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Nice build. It's such a pita to clean my YJ after a mud run its almost not worth it. I usually leave it a mess for a week or two til I get down to business. Next time wash it in the yard and leave the mud where it belongs. Lol

Hell next time I'm going to one of those drive in pressure washers lol

QXj97 08-11-2012 03:46 PM

Looks good i think all jeepers need to have a carwash in there backyard lol:rofl:

MattBillyTayloe 08-11-2012 05:29 PM

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Looks good i think all jeepers need to have a carwash in there backyard lol:rofl:

Itsgould come with the jeep, at least a pressure wash, drive through car washes would take our lights and antennaes off.
:laugh:

MattBillyTayloe 09-08-2012 02:58 PM

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It's been a while but I've done some work. Lol, alright, I tried to mount 6x9s in the soundbar in the back. This is how it turned out...

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Yeah complete ****. Okay, my headliner was sagging so I decided it was time I tear it's he headliner out and fix both problems. I redid my headliner and designed a box to mount to the roof. When I did the headliner I just chopped off the about 15" in the back that had that molded soundbar.

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Did my headliner with some gray carpet and it looks great. Matched the interior flawelessly IMO.
Well the box. Was a pita to build but I got it all done and mounted in about 4 days. THANK YOU 8pitcher FOR THE MOUNTING IDEA. :D

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Then my mom helped me carpet it because she is into sewing and I knew it would look like **** If I did it myself. this is how it turned out.

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Looks great and sounds even better. Before I couldn't even tell my little pioneers were back there. Now I even have a little bass,

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MattBillyTayloe 09-08-2012 03:13 PM

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Also, I mounted some cheapo platinum burners on the stock bumper. I also went a little crazy with some flourescent green spray paint and painted my track bar light covers etc.

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Also did angry eyes. :D

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Probably my favorite thing I've done. It looks so mean lol.

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All the lights on in this pic. I got stuck in a ditch that same night. Little brother and sister went wheelin with me that night and got scared when I told them that I was going to have to leave them and get help. But because she was right down the road and had a suburban and I had a strap I called my mom to pull me out. :facepalm::pout:


I've made plans for a bumper which should be built soon, I'm building this bumper

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With this hoop

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MattBillyTayloe 09-08-2012 03:16 PM

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Sorry, when I add a lot of picks it gets a little mixed up, buy a couple I took today

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MattBillyTayloe 09-08-2012 03:21 PM

Only things I'm worried about not are my bumpers and might buy some quick discos. Also have to get it inspected this month but nbd.

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