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Unread 07-22-2012, 07:07 AM   #1
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Hey! A few weeks ago I bought a 2000 jeep Cherokee (xj) 4 door sport 4.0l automatic with 134,000 on It. It's my first vehicle and I helped my brother build his Toyota pick up with 12" of lifts and 38's with a solid axle swap. so he's hooked me onto off roading.

Anways thats got nothing todo with the jeep so I bought it a week or two ago and I have BIG plans for this jeep. I plan on doing a 3-4.5" lift and 31s not huge but good enough for where I live ( trails arnt insane) I plan on putting 15x8" procomp black wheels. Any ways lets get down to the jeep.

The jeep as it sits today


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Just flexed it out a little


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Thanks for reading, I hope there's more reading as my jeep goes on haha hard to do this on a high school budget!

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Unread 07-22-2012, 07:16 AM   #2
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Update!

Not a big one haha but I did buy something!

I ended up buying some led effect clear to chromed lens marking and signal lights I saw it on another Cherokee same color as mine and I liked it alot so I bought my self a pair should be here twomarow I'll put a pic up of them in the jeep twomarow but here's a picture of the product for now, got them on eBay for 40$ I believe or some were around there haha

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Unread 07-22-2012, 07:28 AM   #3
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Update!

I got sick of looking at my jeep sitting in the yard lookin stock so I hopped on the computer and went to work I ended up buying a 3" "budget lift" Including 3" coil spacers and 2-2.5" shackels!
Haha yeah I'm excited I bought it last night so should be here this week here's a pic of the product and of course there will be many pics of it in the jeep and of course a few posts while putting the lift in also orderd the front Rough country 2.0? Nitro shocks I'm not sure if it's 2.0 but I believe it is. Waiting to get paid to buy the rear set of shocks haha sucks not having money! Well here's a few pics of what I bought its thinned out my wallet 170$ for the lift and front set of shocks so here's what I bought

3" suspension lift


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And the front rough country N2.0 shocks


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Thanks for reading much more to come
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Unread 07-23-2012, 02:56 PM   #4
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Update

Well.... I got in the lights and of course figures they sent me 2 sets of the side markers so I have thouse on and im in the process of getting the other lights so heres some pictures of the side lights they look good

Before


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The lights


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On the jeep but lights turnt off


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On jeep but lights turnt on

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Thanks for reading hopefully I'll have the front lights soon
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Unread 07-23-2012, 07:51 PM   #5
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Update

I did get ahold of the company I got the lights from and there sending me the bumper lights free of charge and I get to keep the second pair of marking lights so cool deal there also got an email from UPS and my lift is on the way so yeah haha ready to throw that in

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Unread 07-25-2012, 05:34 AM   #6
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Is any one reading this?
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Unread 07-25-2012, 07:46 AM   #7
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Sure am
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Unread 07-25-2012, 10:27 AM   #8
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looking good! i have the clear lights but theyre broken so im buying new ones, are yours good quality?
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Unread 07-25-2012, 10:40 AM   #9
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Yeah I like em alot so far there not bad for 40$ there not fogging up so there worth the money to me I like them a lot better than the orange ones, I'm just not sure if there legal do you know if they are?
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Unread 07-25-2012, 10:45 AM   #10
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Their legal as long as urs blinkers still light up orange i have thesmoked ones on my libby n love em
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Unread 07-25-2012, 12:28 PM   #11
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Ohhhh theres the catch as long as they light up orange mine are white or clear so there's no color
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Unread 07-25-2012, 12:30 PM   #12
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I really like that grey color man
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Unread 07-25-2012, 07:10 PM   #13
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Update

Well my lift came in today got the Back in tonight I wasint as pleased as I though I was gonna be its not much higher in the back I think, maybe just enough to fit 31s but that's all I'm really going for now sooooo this may do for now may be getting a 4.5" rough Country lift to throw under the 3" budget kit but it's gonna stay as is for a while gonna be putting the front in Friday, havin a few friends help so we should made quick time of it, I'll have some pics for all you guys reading anyways here's some pictures


Got the drivers side shackel out in like 10 mins I thought I was gonna cruze right through it at that point
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After about an hour and a half of dickin around with it trying to push the leaf sprig down to get into the shackle I finnaly looked up and saw I for got to take off the sway bar just laughed at my self and kept on going

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Well I got the drivers side in and tightens up that went nice after the sway bar was disconnected


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The passenger side shackle would NOT!! Come out so I beat it with a crow bar and hammer and managed to get the bolt out and worked good after that so I got I all together in a matter of 2 and a 1/2 hours it was dumb haha but it's a little higher

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Well this is the after math it's a little higher like I said on Friday I will be putting the front in that will bring the front up 3" yeah!



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Flexed it out a little couse you have to after you lift it haha



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Thanks for reading guys check back Friday and you'll see the front a little higher.
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Unread 07-25-2012, 08:14 PM   #14
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Thanks i didint want a gray one much i wanted either a Black Dark Green or Red one but now looking at other cherokees you dont see Gray ones very often so i'm likeing the gray more and more
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Unread 07-25-2012, 08:57 PM   #15
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Looking good!
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