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Unread 09-16-2012, 02:55 AM   #1
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98' XJ - Gettin her trail ready

Whats up JF, This is going to be a somewhat slow "build," however Im always working on her trying to get as much preventative maintenance done as I can. This is my second jeep, my first was a 87' YJ that I fixed up and sold for this 98' Cherokee Sport. Spent some time looking before I found this one. 4.0, ax15, np231, chrysler 8.25, 4dr, and Im the 2nd owner! Getting her reliable before I start adding trail goodies. Things Iv done since purchasing the XJ around a month ago.
-New Dist Cap
-New Dist Rotor
-New Spark Plugs (Champions)
-New Spark Plug Wires
-Flushed Radiator
-New Water Pump
-New t-stat w/ gasket
-New Intake/Exhaust Manifold Gasket
-New Throttle Body Gasket (Cut one out of a sheet of gasket material)
-New Air Filter (K/N drop in)
-New Oil Pressure Sending Unit
-New Coolant Temp Sensor
-Changed Oil and Filter (Rotella T 10w30, PureOne Purolator Filter)
-Changed Trans Fluid (Pennzoil Synchromesh)
-Changed t-case fluid (Dex 3)
-Changed Rear Diff Fluid (80-90 weight gear oil)
-Replaced Both U-joints on rear driveshaft
-Replaced Leafs with Crown Heavy Duty Leaf Springs W/ Poly Bushings.
-Rugged Ridge Leaf Shackles
-Fat Bobs Garage U-bolts
-Replaced Trans Mount
-Replaced Rear Shocks (Monroe Sensa Trac)
-Replaced Tires (Bridgestone AT Dueler Revo 2 tires, 235/75/15)
-Replaced OEM rims with 98' Limited Tear Drop Rims
-Wired in a new usb/cd/aux JVC radio
-Rugged Ridge floor mats
-And last but not least, my first mod. Aussie Locker for chrysler 8.25 29 Spline
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Doing Work -
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XJ with friend XJ -
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Mod #2 is in the mail, the d-ring bumper should be here in a few days. Thanks for reading all of this, once I get a paying job and wear these tires down a bit, Il be looking to get a lift and some 32s. Its a DD with the intention to occasionally wheel. We all know that its easy to go extreme with Jeeps. Stay Tuned

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Unread 09-16-2012, 05:19 PM   #2
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Removed the bumper end caps getting it one step closer to the new bumper. Just waiting for it to arrive.

Met up with a fellow Jeeper today, JF member 8pitcher. Sporting my XJ next to his JK.
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Unread 09-16-2012, 06:11 PM   #3
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looking forward to seeing it finished
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Unread 09-16-2012, 06:48 PM   #4
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looking forward to seeing it finished
Thank you for your comment. I am looking forward to seeing it finished as well. Im taking it slow and deciding upon the best route to take when it comes to any repairs or mods, to help save me time and money in the long run.
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Unread 09-17-2012, 10:22 PM   #5
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Stayed busy tinkering on the Cherokee today, the bumper should be here any day.
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Also trimmed the wheel well splash shields, now they are cut flush with the fender and wont stick out way below the new bumper.

Lastly, just became a JF supporter so I can get a JF sticker
Thats all for today
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Unread 09-19-2012, 10:29 PM   #6
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lookin good man when the cj is done we gotta retake that pic.
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Unread 09-20-2012, 10:47 PM   #7
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Wanna give me that cb? Haha. Anything new happening?
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Unread 09-21-2012, 02:36 AM   #8
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Wanna give me that cb? Haha. Anything new happening?
Haha if I had another it would be yours, gonna have to hold onto this one since I already drilled holes in the center console for it Its almost 3am and I just finished mounting up the new bumper. It came with frame support/braces for both sides and all new grade 8 hardware. I think it looks awesome. The paint on the d-rings stuck to the paper they were wrapped in so I plan on sanding them down and repainting them red. If only I had a sand blaster and a powdercoater. Either way, pics to come tomorrow (or technically later today)!
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Unread 09-21-2012, 08:35 PM   #9
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Got the bumper mounted up
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Relocated vac ball -
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Unread 09-21-2012, 08:47 PM   #10
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Nice, man! Just came accross the build. Keep up the work!
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Sick dude! Im glad I sent you some peer pressure on that Aussie haha
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Got the bumper mounted up
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Looks great. Man.
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Unread 09-21-2012, 08:56 PM   #13
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Nice, man! Just came accross the build. Keep up the work!
Thank you, I appreciate the compliment and the tip on the jeep dealer for parts. Hope to get some wheelin pics soon. So tempted to go to the KS Rocks course tomorrow.
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Sick dude! Im glad I sent you some peer pressure on that Aussie haha
Haha indeed Im loving the aussie, its sad to say the xj has never been offroad so I havnt been able to test it out. However it is breaking in nicely and getting pretty quiet.


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Looks great. Man.
Thanks Trent, its seems to fit pretty good!
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Haha indeed Im loving the aussie, its sad to say the xj has never been offroad so I havnt been able to test it out. However it is breaking in nicely and getting pretty quiet.

Thanks Trent, its seems to fit pretty good!
No problem man. You goin to ks rocks?
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