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Unread 08-09-2013, 08:21 AM   #1
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1996 XJ Cherokee 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Portage, Mi
Posts: 23
My New Jeep!

After a month or so of searching, I finally brought home my first jeep!

As a college student, I am poor and in search of a reliable vehicle that I can wheel on the weekends. I've always wanted a jeep, they've been my dream car since age 5 or so.

I paid 1300 cash for the jeep, plus 60 bucks in gas to drive her the hour home. I pulled it home with my dad's 9er.

Here's my baby (96 Cherokee Sport)

She definitely needs some work, and it'll take a few months to get her road worthy, but for what I paid I'm extremely happy.


New 4.5" lift
Newer 33" Tires w/Rims
Came with 4 stock tires
Chrysler 8.25 rear
Newer Paint
Aftermarket JVC deck and Pioneer Speakers
Remote Start
Only 140k miles on the 4.0 inline 6 and 151k on the body
No outside rust

Now she needs some work. I need to weld on the exhaust, replace all the floor pans, and put the interior all back together. She runs great and has no knocks or noises.

Floor Pans:

I will eventually create a build thread but I just wanted to share this sooner. She needs some work but I intend to grind her all down, rhino line the frame and whatnot while I have it all apart, weld in new floor pans and exhaust, and she should be good as new!

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Unread 08-09-2013, 11:10 AM   #2
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2001 XJ Cherokee 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Palmer, Alaska
Posts: 991
Looks like a good start
2001 Silverstone Metallic Classic/Limited XJ
April 2014 COTM
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Unread 01-14-2014, 09:00 PM   #3
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1987 XJ Cherokee 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Indianapolis
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Good lookin body there. You get those pans in yet?

"You can set my jeep on fire and roll it down a hill,
But I still wouldn't trade it for a Coupe DeVille."
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