Kevin108's 2000 XJ Build - Page 35 - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Cherokee & Comanche Forums > XJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum > Kevin108's 2000 XJ Build

Ring & Pinion's, Lockers, 4340 Axles, Install Kits, BaStainless Steel Door Hinge PinsPoly Door Hinge Bushings

Reply
Unread 12-04-2013, 06:36 AM   #511
Kevin108
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Portsmouth, VA
Posts: 3,816
There's some different machining and 4 holes to allow for the coil rail to be mounted but other than that the head is pretty much the same.

__________________
My build thread has pics again. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/kevin108s-2000-xj-build-867428/
Kevin108 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-04-2013, 08:00 AM   #512
DNFJ
Web Wheeler
 
DNFJ's Avatar
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 3,747
I've noticed a lot of people running into issues with limp mode, CMS and CPS issues in the past week. Mines doing it as well. Hmph.
__________________
Wannabe Desert Rat
'00 XJ 6.5" w/ 33s
Built Not Bought #704
DNFJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-07-2013, 08:24 PM   #513
kevinofhardy
Member
 
kevinofhardy's Avatar
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Orem, ut
Posts: 153
Hey Kevin, I am a Kevin too! I just read through your whole thread. I had read through part of it before. It was actually your build that I referenced when I trimmed my bumper caps up front.

I agree with everyone in that your attention to detail and your unique ideas are very helpful to a lot of us on here.
__________________
Build Thread
kevinofhardy is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-01-2014, 07:35 PM   #514
Kevin108
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Portsmouth, VA
Posts: 3,816
I terminated the contract for Kevin108.com where I had all my pictures hosted so at some point, they'll all quit working. I'm not going to fix them but if you need the pics for something specific, PM me and I'll get them back up through another channel.

*Update*

As of 4-29-14, the links for all the pics have been updated.
__________________
My build thread has pics again. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/kevin108s-2000-xj-build-867428/
Kevin108 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-20-2014, 11:15 AM   #515
heydockyle
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Uniontown, PA
Posts: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin108 View Post
I terminated the contract for Kevin108.com where I had all my pictures hosted so at some point, they'll all quit working. I'm not going to fix them but if you need the pics for something specific, PM me and I'll get them back up through another channel.

Noticed that as I just came back to use your snorkel build as a guide lol.
heydockyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-09-2014, 02:54 PM   #516
Kevin108
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Portsmouth, VA
Posts: 3,816
Harbor Freight ran a sale this weekend. $40 for a receiver-mounted cargo rack. No good for wheeling as it affects either your approach or departure angle severely but for road travel or beach runs, it's probably a great piece and the price is right. We used it to haul firewood this weekend. Went camping at Merchant's Millpond in NC. No wheeling or anything interesting but I snagged an up-to-date pic.

__________________
My build thread has pics again. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/kevin108s-2000-xj-build-867428/
Kevin108 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-12-2014, 06:18 PM   #517
Modstock
Registered User
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 298
Good to see an update.

Did ya get that electrical gremlin ?
__________________
.
Modstock is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-12-2014, 07:14 PM   #518
Kevin108
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Portsmouth, VA
Posts: 3,816
The ScanGauge still won't stay on and reading. I did some digging under the dash. There's another connector related to the bus there. It's affixed to a C-shaped mount that secures with two screws to the dash structure. I pulled the screws, brushed them up on a wire wheel, and reinstalled them. So far, zero no bus issues.

I still need to fix the blend door. Just waiting on warm, dry weather
__________________
My build thread has pics again. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/kevin108s-2000-xj-build-867428/
Kevin108 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-23-2014, 12:33 PM   #519
Kevin108
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Portsmouth, VA
Posts: 3,816
Yesterday I wheeled for the first time since last summer! Went to the VA 4WD Association meeting in Suffolk, VA. Wheeled about 4 hours on a small but well-thought-out offroad playground. More than anything, I like to watch the stock rigs get out there and make it through the same places all the overbuilt rigs can.

The most common thing I heard was, "Your locker isn't engaged." I'm not sure if everybody has problems with selectable lockers or if there's just a lot of people who think every Jeep has factory lockers. My Aussie was flawless, as was my XJ. I took it through some far deeper mud and bigger rocks than I usually dare tackle. Nothing but good news there.

Muddy from a trail for the first time since this time last year!
__________________
My build thread has pics again. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/kevin108s-2000-xj-build-867428/
Kevin108 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-23-2014, 02:19 PM   #520
VegasGT
Bolt Snapper
 
VegasGT's Avatar
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Leitchfield, KY
Posts: 4,473
Looking good man! Its always a good feeling to get back out on the trails!

I agree about the overbuilt rig thing, so many people are so concerned about slapping a big lift and tire on just to wheel trails that could be easily navigated with small tires, locker, and good line choice. Locker is the big thing, Ive got a year on my Aussie now and its the one mod I just wouldnt want to be without on the trails.

Glad to see ya back around the forums. Been awful slow around here lately, winter is about to drive everyone crazy I believe lol.
__________________
- '99 XJ Sport -
Lifted, Locked, Stiffened
4.5"/35's
July 2013 COTM
July 2014 COTM
Build Thread
VegasGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-23-2014, 04:18 PM   #521
Luke95
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Plymouth, CT
Posts: 3,560
Quote:
Originally Posted by VegasGT
Looking good man! Its always a good feeling to get back out on the trails!

I agree about the overbuilt rig thing, so many people are so concerned about slapping a big lift and tire on just to wheel trails that could be easily navigated with small tires, locker, and good line choice. Locker is the big thing, Ive got a year on my Aussie now and its the one mod I just wouldnt want to be without on the trails.

Glad to see ya back around the forums. Been awful slow around here lately, winter is about to drive everyone crazy I believe lol.
Don't judge me on my dana 44. Thank you very much.
__________________
Resident XJ lowlife. 35 general reds on 3inches of lift.
Luke95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-23-2014, 05:00 PM   #522
VegasGT
Bolt Snapper
 
VegasGT's Avatar
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Leitchfield, KY
Posts: 4,473
Quote:
Originally Posted by Luke95 View Post
Don't judge me on my dana 44. Thank you very much.
Cant call you overbuilt if youre still on jackstands. .!..!.
__________________
- '99 XJ Sport -
Lifted, Locked, Stiffened
4.5"/35's
July 2013 COTM
July 2014 COTM
Build Thread
VegasGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-23-2014, 05:14 PM   #523
Luke95
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Plymouth, CT
Posts: 3,560
Quote:
Originally Posted by VegasGT

Cant call you overbuilt if youre still on jackstands. .!..!.
Shut up. No one asked you. .!..!. Jk it should be done as soon as my spacers show up and my steering is tigd
__________________
Resident XJ lowlife. 35 general reds on 3inches of lift.
Luke95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-25-2014, 03:14 PM   #524
Kevin108
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Portsmouth, VA
Posts: 3,816
I've got some broken hangers that need to be replaced and I'm need of a custom tailpipe that fits better amongst my skid plate, receiver, and lift shackles. I'm not getting custom exhaust work attached to a rusty 14-year-old muffler, so I ordered a new Super Turbo.

__________________
My build thread has pics again. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/kevin108s-2000-xj-build-867428/
Kevin108 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-15-2014, 05:23 AM   #525
Kevin108
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Portsmouth, VA
Posts: 3,816
The muffler is still sitting in the back seat. My Curt roof basket w/ extension is supposed to be here today. Last night I picked up a couple additional factory crossbars, a used passenger-side window motor, and a used computer to see if that fixes my no bus issues.
__________________
My build thread has pics again. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/kevin108s-2000-xj-build-867428/
Kevin108 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.