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Unread 04-04-2013, 08:35 PM   #136
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Def what I plan on doing when I get my XJ!

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Unread 04-04-2013, 08:43 PM   #137
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omg thats a beautiful xj. so jealous
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Unread 04-07-2013, 11:41 PM   #138
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whats the difference between the light, med and heavy leafs packs for the OME kit.

I like this post, I think I might go this route as well
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Unread 04-08-2013, 12:07 AM   #139
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whats the difference between the light, med and heavy leafs packs for the OME kit.

I like this post, I think I might go this route as well
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Unread 04-11-2013, 11:10 AM   #140
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Kingsb --- ome lift

HOWDY: I am getting VERY close to going with 2 1/2 OME lift for 2000 XJ.
I do NOT want to drop my TC or have any vibrations what so ever. Sounds like you did not have to mess with any of that ? Just want to get some more height and have more clearance for my 235/75/16 tires.
Where did you find those heated side mirrors ?? Did not know they had them for the XJs. We did have them on our '99 Grand and really liked them.
How was the installation on those ?
I am looking for a good installation source here in San Diego County for OME lift; but most places want to sell you Rubicon and I want OME.

thanks, Randy from Oceanside
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Unread 04-17-2013, 05:21 PM   #141
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Def what I plan on doing when I get my XJ!
It is well worth it!

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omg thats a beautiful xj. so jealous
Thanks man!

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whats the difference between the light, med and heavy leafs packs for the OME kit.


I like this post, I think I might go this route as well
I was told when looking around the OME kit that if you plan on putting a lot of accessories like upgraded beefier bumpers, winch, air compressor, ect that you should get the heavy duty leaf packs because of the added weight. I decided to go with the medium duty leaf packs, because I am not sure what I might do next with it and wanted a slightly softer ride for on-road driving.

When you get the light duty leaf packs, the ride is softer than the medium duty, and the medium duty is softer than the heavy duty packs. I am not sure by how much of a difference it is, but I thought the medium duty leafs would be best for my daily driver. They are all the same price though.

Thanks, have fun!
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Unread 04-17-2013, 05:31 PM   #142
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HOWDY: I am getting VERY close to going with 2 1/2 OME lift for 2000 XJ.
I do NOT want to drop my TC or have any vibrations what so ever. Sounds like you did not have to mess with any of that ? Just want to get some more height and have more clearance for my 235/75/16 tires.
Where did you find those heated side mirrors ?? Did not know they had them for the XJs. We did have them on our '99 Grand and really liked them.
How was the installation on those ?
I am looking for a good installation source here in San Diego County for OME lift; but most places want to sell you Rubicon and I want OME.

thanks, Randy from Oceanside
Yeah, I did not instal the included transfer case drop kit that was in the lift kit. and I have had no vibrations that are really noticeable, even at highway speeds.

The heated side view mirrors are actually a factory accessory, that not many Cherokees came with. and they are hard to find, but every now and again they come up for sale on Ebay, for about $25-$30 per mirror. I actually got my pair of heated mirrors for about $25 for both in the Classifieds section on here. So keep an eye out for good deals!

I think they come in handy, the "heat" is turned on by the rear defroster switch and the wiring is already in your door, just like the factory tweeter wires. All you have to do is take the old side mirrors off and attach the new mirrors and plug them into the old connector. The heated mirrors have the extra wire for the heat in the connector that the old non-heated ones didn't have in their connector. Just [I]plug and play...[I] There is like one main bolt and three smaller screws that hold the mirrors in place, after you take the door panel slightly off and the door sail panel. Pretty easy instal!

Let me know if you have any other questions!
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Unread 04-18-2013, 05:10 PM   #143
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I plan on keeping mine pretty much the way it is, no brush guards, racks winches, etc. The most I'll ever put on it load wise would be a few bikes and maybe some light camping gear at best. So I'll prolly end up going with the light duty pack as its pretty much gonna stay the way it is now for a while. What you think? Maybe in the future I could build off it to make it more for wheeling but for now its DD.
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Unread 04-26-2013, 08:09 AM   #144
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We put med. duty leafs on my parent's XJ, it has street rake because they rarely haul more than groceries. Go with the light duty springs if you're in the same situation.
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Unread 06-25-2013, 10:16 PM   #145
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I plan on keeping mine pretty much the way it is, no brush guards, racks winches, etc. The most I'll ever put on it load wise would be a few bikes and maybe some light camping gear at best. So I'll prolly end up going with the light duty pack as its pretty much gonna stay the way it is now for a while. What you think? Maybe in the future I could build off it to make it more for wheeling but for now its DD.
I still think you might want to go with the medium duty leaf packs, like what I have. Mainly because like you said, you don't know what your going to be adding to your XJ in the future.


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We put med. duty leafs on my parent's XJ, it has street rake because they rarely haul more than groceries. Go with the light duty springs if you're in the same situation.
It sounds like he plans on doing some light off-roading though. What ever you decide to do, the ride will still be awesome!
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Unread 06-25-2013, 10:52 PM   #146
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So I haven't updated here in a while. Not too much has happened to my XJ. Except, recent'y I had to replace my Upstream O2 sensor, because my check engine light came on and it started to affect my throttle response.

I also had to replace my driver's side front wheel bearing assembly. It started to vibrate a lot and was loose. That took care of a lot of front end noise, now it is queit again haha!

Also, my engine valve cover gasket started to leak pretty bad in the rear of it, when the engine was really hot. So that got replaced as well. We also went ahead and replaced the seal around where the oil filter assembly bolts onto the engine block, because that has been slowly leaking for a while. Apparently these are pretty common problems to occur. I have never seen my Cherokee not leak one drop of oil, and now it doesn't haha!

I will post some pictures on here later of the work done!
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Unread 09-21-2013, 01:40 PM   #147
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Unread 09-21-2013, 02:03 PM   #148
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I have also added some side window deflectors that I had laying around finally!

Also, my water pump decided to let loose and was leaking coolant so I had to replace that. The radiator hose also got replaced, might as well. I was expecting to have to replace this sooner or later because with my mileage, I knew it was an matter of time haha! Good thing I wasn't too far from home!
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Unread 09-21-2013, 06:48 PM   #149
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Sam... Does this thing ever get dirty or took down a trail? I don't think I have ever seen it off pavement, aside from a photo shoot.
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