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Unread 01-11-2010, 04:41 PM   #1
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1998 XJ Build

Hi everyone. I'm new to this forum but not tinkering on cars. I'm 20 tears old graduated college last year with a degree in automotive and ASE certified. I'm still learning a lot. I'm new to jeeps but hopefully i learn more about them on here as i did on forums for my 84 Monte Carlo SS and my 97 Ram that i just sold this past summer.

I picked up this 98 Cherokee Sport Saturday for $700. It has the typical rust on the rockers but is a good start for what i want. It has Cruise, A/C, power everything. Its a 4.0 with a 5spd. Sp far i have painted the rims and painted the flares in trim. Let me know what you think. Should be ordering coil spacers tonight and a lot more to come when i have the money.







Sorry for poor photos was in the shop. Ill get better ones in the daylight tomorrow.

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Unread 01-12-2010, 03:54 PM   #2
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$700?? damn thats a great deal, i love those red xjs! good luck, ill be watching haha
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Unread 01-12-2010, 04:30 PM   #3
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Good find for only $700
Whats your plans for it


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Unread 01-12-2010, 06:56 PM   #4
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congratz!But how's the performance?Is it good? you may spend to much on the maintenance.
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Unread 01-12-2010, 06:57 PM   #5
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Looks really clean for that price.

But like many are gonna be asking, plans?
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Unread 01-12-2010, 07:00 PM   #6
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That red is my favorite color on XJ's. And damn, 700!
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Unread 01-12-2010, 07:16 PM   #7
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Yea $700 but when i got it the jeep was not running and the owner couldn't figure it out. He said it had no spark and he changed cap rotor and crank sensor. I got it back to the shop i work at and checked for spark and fuel which it had. Checked the firing order and he had put the wires on wrong thats why it wouldn't start, so i lucked out on that. Swapped them around and it fired right up. It runs and drives awesome and the 4wd works perfectly. It even has brand new BFG all terrains.


Last night i ordered a set of 2" coil spacers from fat bobs.

I put all new front Brakes and a trac bar on it tonight


We had a 31x10.5 M/T kicking around the shop so i mounted it up quick and mocked how i want it to sit soon. thought it looked pretty good.




Let me know if you guys have any advice or ideas for me.
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Unread 01-12-2010, 11:02 PM   #8
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Maybe you could paint your rims black, and leave the center cap the way it is. I just did it and couldnt be happier with how it came out.


I used duplicolor paint with the filler primer, and then I used "kit - scratch out" and then the turtle wax "black box" 4 step black wax for black paint. these pictures were taken before I used that stuff, but after they shine like no tomrorrow and look good. The wax will keep them cleaner after mud.
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Unread 01-13-2010, 04:38 PM   #9
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Got an e-mail saying my coil spacers will be here on the 19th. Can't Wait.

My plans for the jeep so far are a 3" inch lift soon and 31's because this is my dd for now.
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Unread 01-14-2010, 05:43 PM   #10
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Well got bored tonight so i went out and took some pics of the stock flex. Couldnt find a bank that was hars enough to flex on so these are the best i got.




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Unread 01-20-2010, 06:30 PM   #11
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Well I got my 2" coil spacers in last night so i put them in tonight after work and threw on a new set of 31" Terra Trac A/T's which i found out tonight are amazing in the snow that i got for a steal at work.


Let Me Know what you think







My old BFG's are for sale to if anyone in the area is interested.

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