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Unread 12-29-2013, 02:24 AM   #1
96-Tony-XJ
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Cheap mods for my first jeep

Just bought my first Car/Jeep it's a 96 Cherokee Sport for $1200. Is there any cheaper mods that a 16yr old can do, I have some experience with XJ's.

Things I have done:

- I painted the stock rims black because they had corrosion on them.
- New Radio/ Speakers.
- Started welding up a roof rack.

Thanks for any suggestions!

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Unread 12-29-2013, 02:37 AM   #2
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Just bought my first Car/Jeep it's a 96 Cherokee Sport for $1200. Is there any cheaper mods that a 16yr old can do, I have some experience with XJ's.

Things I have done:

- I painted the stock rims black because they had corrosion on them.
- New Radio/ Speakers.
- Started welding up a roof rack.

Thanks for any suggestions!
Change out interior lights for led lights they are brighter and use less power could also do gauge lights to. Clean the motor till it sparkles again. That's all I can think of at this very moment
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Unread 12-29-2013, 10:17 AM   #3
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Just bought my first Car/Jeep it's a 96 Cherokee Sport for $1200. Is there any cheaper mods that a 16yr old can do, I have some experience with XJ's. Things I have done: - I painted the stock rims black because they had corrosion on them. - New Radio/ Speakers. - Started welding up a roof rack. Thanks for any suggestions!
Congrats, the bugs gonna bite you I got my xj when I was 16 too, been little under a year ago! All the rust, and weird noises are part off the jeep life! Have fun

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Unread 12-29-2013, 04:41 PM   #4
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Flip the rearview mirror over it works better :-)


Do that throttle cable adjustment thats in the25 mpg thread

Repaint your fender flares with krylon fusion satin paint

Take your rear sway bar off ( maybe)

Buy erics xj xj book on amazon

Put a yard sale cb in it
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Unread 12-29-2013, 05:52 PM   #5
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Check this out: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/...ha-got-692690/ Part of what convinced me to buy an XJ

And on the cheap side: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/b...fit-xj-847303/
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