VegasGT's "Clifford The Big Red Unibody" - Page 21 - 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 > VegasGT's "Clifford The Big Red Unibody"

FS: 2007-2013 Jeep Wrangler "HALO" Angel Eye KitFS: Wranger BRIGHT License Plate LED! Just $3! Great valueRough Country Lift Kits and Parts!

Reply
Unread 05-06-2013, 07:25 PM   #301
Weeder1
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lakeland, Florida
Posts: 1,142
Quote:
Originally Posted by VegasGT

I will! Theres almost no pics of em out there right now, still pretty new I guess. Ill be sure and whore it out.
Good! Man i want it bad lol

__________________
-98 xj sport-
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/weeder1s-xj-build-1391067
Weeder1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-07-2013, 10:10 PM   #302
BomberJeep
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Va Beach, VA
Posts: 1,331
Your XJ is awesome. Its what I want to do with mine. Even though im 2WD
__________________
The Jeep Wave I Wave...Do You?
www.militaryjeepers.com

Never get between a man and his Jeep - Stacey David.

03 Jeep TJ

/l ,[_____],
l---L -OlllllllO-

()_)-()_)--o-)_)

98 Jeep XJ

___________
//___l__,\___\,___
l_---\___l---[]IIIIII[]

_(o)_)--(o)_)----)_)
BomberJeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-08-2013, 04:59 AM   #303
DNFJ
Web Wheeler
 
DNFJ's Avatar
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 3,730
I need to get my wheels sand blasted.
__________________
Wannabe Desert Rat
'00 XJ 6.5" w/ 33s
Built Not Bought #704
DNFJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-08-2013, 12:04 PM   #304
VegasGT
Bolt Snapper
 
VegasGT's Avatar
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Leitchfield, KY
Posts: 4,089
Quote:
Originally Posted by BomberJeep View Post
Your XJ is awesome. Its what I want to do with mine. Even though im 2WD
Thanks man! Still got a lot to do!
__________________
- '99 XJ Sport -
Lifted, Locked, Stiffened
4.5"/35's
July 2013 COTM
Build Thread
VegasGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-08-2013, 05:30 PM   #305
VegasGT
Bolt Snapper
 
VegasGT's Avatar
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Leitchfield, KY
Posts: 4,089
Got a little bit of work started this afternoon.

Got shocks installed:


Noticed I got some rubbing at full lock in reverse. Went ahead and starting pulling inner fenders out for good.



Thats as far as Ive gotten today. I got burgers to grille and tasty adult beverage to consume.

As far as the plan, Ill be pulling the flares off to trim them in that area and repaint them in black bedliner. Will also be trimming sheetmetal under there to match the cut on the flare. Basically be taking it a couple inches straight back by the pinch seam and blending to in an effort to make the flare still look somewhat untouched.

Still a lot to do before next weekend. Jeep will likely be sitting til then. Ill be cruising in the pimp white Corolla in the background up there til then.
__________________
- '99 XJ Sport -
Lifted, Locked, Stiffened
4.5"/35's
July 2013 COTM
Build Thread
VegasGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-08-2013, 05:56 PM   #306
VegasGT
Bolt Snapper
 
VegasGT's Avatar
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Leitchfield, KY
Posts: 4,089
Ok back at it. Whew theres a part of me that really wants to just do a mild trim and say eff the flares. I think the biggest thing I hate about the trimmed look is how unfinished it looks with a stock bumper. But i do have that Dirtbound bumper comin... hmmm gna be a tough call.

__________________
- '99 XJ Sport -
Lifted, Locked, Stiffened
4.5"/35's
July 2013 COTM
Build Thread
VegasGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-08-2013, 06:04 PM   #307
VegasGT
Bolt Snapper
 
VegasGT's Avatar
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Leitchfield, KY
Posts: 4,089
Opinions on my situation anyone? Ima do some thinkin on it tonight. Im just worried the 32s will look smallish then but they are pretty beefy still so Idk.

Imagine my DBOR bumper is on and it looks badass from the front this way lol.
__________________
- '99 XJ Sport -
Lifted, Locked, Stiffened
4.5"/35's
July 2013 COTM
Build Thread
VegasGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-08-2013, 06:12 PM   #308
davyboyXJ
Registered User
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: baltimore/damascus, maryland
Posts: 202
what size/lift do u have on urs?
davyboyXJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-08-2013, 06:26 PM   #309
Weeder1
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lakeland, Florida
Posts: 1,142
Cut it up!!!!
__________________
-98 xj sport-
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/weeder1s-xj-build-1391067
Weeder1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-08-2013, 07:11 PM   #310
VegasGT
Bolt Snapper
 
VegasGT's Avatar
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Leitchfield, KY
Posts: 4,089
Quote:
Originally Posted by davyboyXJ View Post
what size/lift do u have on urs?
Im running RE 4.5" coils and add a leaf + 1" shackle, with 32x11.50s. Mine is on the lowish side for 4.5" tho, my 4.5" RC on my last red XJ was noticeably taller.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Weeder1 View Post
Cut it up!!!!
Haha I know I know! I might do my trimming on the flares a bit and throw em on to wheel at a lil spot around here and see if it rubs. I just went ahead and pulled my front bumper in prep for the DBOR front.

__________________
- '99 XJ Sport -
Lifted, Locked, Stiffened
4.5"/35's
July 2013 COTM
Build Thread
VegasGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-08-2013, 07:20 PM   #311
davyboyXJ
Registered User
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: baltimore/damascus, maryland
Posts: 202
and urs rubs with 32's? mine with just a 2" lift cleared 32's fine. wheel specs are 15x8 -15 et
davyboyXJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-08-2013, 07:23 PM   #312
Weeder1
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lakeland, Florida
Posts: 1,142
Cut it and be done! I can tell you want to sooooo bad. Haha take your time and put door edge on it so it looks factory.
__________________
-98 xj sport-
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/weeder1s-xj-build-1391067
Weeder1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-08-2013, 07:36 PM   #313
VegasGT
Bolt Snapper
 
VegasGT's Avatar
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Leitchfield, KY
Posts: 4,089
Quote:
Originally Posted by davyboyXJ View Post
and urs rubs with 32's? mine with just a 2" lift cleared 32's fine. wheel specs are 15x8 -15 et
Only rubbed at full lock backing up, and possibly only one direction lol. Are you saying you ran brand new 32" MT's on 2" lift with your flares and did not rub?



And Weeder, you are partially right lol. But mainly I want do the minimum necessary to make it work. If I go full on trim I know whats next. "ohhh I got all kinds of room, MOAARR TIRE!" and then the cycle goes on lol.
__________________
- '99 XJ Sport -
Lifted, Locked, Stiffened
4.5"/35's
July 2013 COTM
Build Thread
VegasGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-08-2013, 07:46 PM   #314
Project1
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 3,223
How do you like those shocks .. I'm running them now too, before I had the cheap rough country ones and I think I may have liked the cheap ones better????
__________________
[ ]||||||[ ] ... http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/98-green-xj-daily-driver-build-996260/
Project1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-08-2013, 07:47 PM   #315
Weeder1
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lakeland, Florida
Posts: 1,142
Quote:
Originally Posted by VegasGT


And Weeder, you are partially right lol. But mainly I want do the minimum necessary to make it work. If I go full on trim I know whats next. "ohhh I got all kinds of room, MOAARR TIRE!" and then the cycle goes on lol.
Lmfao so true dude, so true. Looks good either way!
__________________
-98 xj sport-
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/weeder1s-xj-build-1391067
Weeder1 is offline   Reply With Quote




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.