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Unread 08-09-2012, 03:29 PM   #1
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MOBBiNs 01 xj build. HELP with the popping in my front end!

Hi everyone my name is Sam and im from Alaska! Im kinda new to Jeeps. Its my second Cherokee and this thread is just to keep the progress of my jeep. Its a 2001 Cherokee classic bought it from CARR Chevy in Vancouver Wa. I wouldn't recommend them to anyone....

I got into jeeps after my long addiction to fast Subarus. I wanted to try something new so I went out and found a low mileage black XJ

Spring 2010

My old 98 Cherokee (all stock with 30 inch BFGs):





Winter 2010/2011
Details on my new Cherokee Classic

When i bought it:


Stock with just the rack

Stock specs:

Bone stock!
91,000 miles
Black Leather
Infinity Sound System with tweeters and amp
Foglights
4.0
NP242
C-8.25
16" Icon Wheels
2 year/24k Mile Warranty

Mods:

Suspension:

3" IRO lift (3" springs, extended end links, add-a-leaf, & t-case drop) gone
1.75 front coil spacers - gone
1.5" Rocky Road shackles - gone
Rough Country Nirto shocks all around - gone

Rubicon Express - RE6300 XJ 5.5" EXTREME-DUTY LONG ARM
Components:
RE1345~ 5.5" Springs
RE1383~ Front Bump Stops
RE1462~ 5.5" Leaf Springs
RE1550~ 22" Front SS brake lines
RE1660~ Adjustable Track Bar
RE1665~ Track Bar Bracket
RE1670~ Track Bar Bracket Brace
RE1225~ C-8.25 U-Bolt kit
RE2500~ Pitman Arm
RE2700~ Rear Shackles
RE4000~ ADJUSTABLE LOWER LEFT, CONTROL ARM
RE4010~ ADJUSTABLE LOWER RIGHT, CONTROL ARM
RE4020~ ADJUSTABLE UPPER
RE9920~ CROSSMEMBER KIT, LONG ARM
RE9922~ CROSSMEMBER KIT W/ INSTRUCTIONS, LONG ARM, FRONT
ZJ Tie rod end conversion
OME Steering stabilizer - OMESD40
OME N35L Fronts
OME N36L Rear
Rough Country Shackle Relocation Boxes
Rustys Steering Box Brace
DirtBound H&T SYE


Wheels:
Moab Wrangler wheels with GY Wrangler 245/75/16 MT/Rs gone
BFG A/T 33x10.5x15 for Winter on stock 15x7 steel wheels - Sold
BFG Mud terrain KM2s 33x12.5x15 for Summer on 15x8 D Windows - Gone
Goodyear DuraTracs 33x12.5r15 on 15x8 4" backspaced d-Windows


Exterior:

LeBaron 1986 hood vents
Yakima load warrior
VHT Tinted turn signals front and rear & running lights


Interior:

Kenwood 348 deck
Poldaudio525 fronts
Wood grain out of a Limited
Overhead Console out of a Limited
Compustar RF-2WG9-SP 2-WAY Auto start


Motor:

New Long Block @ 97,000 miles
Cowl intake


On with the pictures!

And if anyones interested this is my STI:



Build:

http://www.iwsti.com/forums/gd-membe...e-limited.html

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Unread 08-09-2012, 03:29 PM   #2
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Lifting it early 2011

Before the lift with the back fully loaded:



Front:





Rears:



Done!!





Here's the difference between the stock rear shackles and the Rocky Road shackles:

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Fall 2011

Added RE1660, RE1665 & RE1670:





Finally leveled out:



Because of:



2" spacers
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I couldn't handle the horrible stock sound system with no front speakers so i bought these

kenwood xx348



I ran new wiring from the wiring harness to the front speakers

polk525

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Winter 2011/2012

Heres what she looks like with BFG 33x10.5x15



Spring 2012


33/12.5/15 KM2s



They where a little wider then my winter setup and I ripped off the bottoms my front flairs



I did some cutting







Playing around





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Summer 2012

Finished up the zj tie rod. I also replaced the drag link because I needed all new tie rod ends.

Followed this DIY:

http://www.stu-offroad.com/steering/zjtie/tierod-1.htm

Installed OME steering stabilizer then got it alligned



Took her out camping



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Next mods

Intake:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/m...norkel-727684/

Done

IRO Hack and tap:
http://ironrockoffroad.com/Merchant2...egory_Code=XDT

Bought and got front xj drive shaft

Aussie locker for Chrysler 8.25 (went with trutrac instead) - bought

4.56 gears - collecting parts

Lights:
http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f2/real...r2-com-105291/
went a different direction

Bumper:
http://www.logansmetal4x4.com/jeep-c...nt-bumper.html

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Jeep looks good, love the STI I had mine for a few years. Sold last month, but im off to better things



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Jeep looks good, love the STI I had mine for a few years. Sold last month, but im off to
What's next?

Subarus with Jeeps are the perfect combo. It's always a hard choice choosing what one I want to drive each day. The subaru usually wins because it's faster and more economical (depending on how I drive it)
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Oh my god that thing is awesome

Kinda looks like mine, except mine is smaller!
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Oh my god that thing is awesome

Kinda looks like mine, except mine is smaller!
Thanks man. Do you have a build thread?
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Nice looking Jeep! I also have the XJ and the Suby (3rd one), but no side by side pics, and it's not an STI What part of AK are you in?
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Nice looking Jeep! I also have the XJ and the Suby (3rd one), but no side by side pics, and it's not an STI What part of AK are you in?
I live in Eagle River. It's 10 minutes north of Anchorage
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Oh my god that thing is awesome

Kinda looks like mine, except mine is smaller!
Kinda looks like mine, except mine is bigger.

Nice jeep, you need some lights for that rack though bud!
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