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Unread 01-28-2011, 11:35 AM   #1
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Superstock Cherokee Build

So back in August I was able to finally buy the Cherokee I wanted due to Financial Aid Refunds from college. A 1999 Jeep Cherokee Limited with leather interior, power everything, and sun roof.

Here is when I first got it:




And the floor in the driver's side (the only hole, but still!)




Shortly after, I bought a 2" BB with spacers and rear AAL, and this is how it sits currently minus the bumper:




It rides like CRAP feeling every bump in the road, death wobble, etc.
Now, it is that time of year again where Financial Aid Refunds come to place, and I am planning on fixing the suspension.

I ordered a Rubicon Express 3.5" Super Ride with their stabilizer and adjustable track bar, and Bilsteins all around.


This Saturday I plan to have my floor welded with the floor pan I bought from Quadratec, and also go to a junk yard and buy a carpet because I have none after slightly flooding the driver's side in Ocala.



Also, I have ordered a few more things:


#784 Injectors


Rampage H4 Housings




H4 Wiring Harness from LMCTruck.com # 36-3580 as seen in this thread:

http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f51/hd-...rite-up-11306/




Dual XHD7714 HD Radio





Now the waiting for the goodies to arrive.

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Unread 01-28-2011, 12:17 PM   #2
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looks alot better with the new wheels man. as for riding like crap, yeah its a leaf sping thing hahaha..just kidding but i had some junk RC shocks in my xj and figured when i was going up to 8" of lift, why not get better shocks since i needed longer ones. i went with some doetsch tech shocks and they ride a little better..they still arent great but alot better than the lumber wagon it was haha.


diggin the headunit too how much did that run you? im looking for a new one for mine..the basic sony one i got doesnt have the greatest output and the blue back light and red buttons look stupid with the all green interior lights
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Unread 01-28-2011, 01:27 PM   #3
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wow looks good with canyons and a BB, its kind of like my setup.
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Unread 01-28-2011, 07:31 PM   #4
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looks alot better with the new wheels man. as for riding like crap, yeah its a leaf sping thing hahaha..just kidding but i had some junk RC shocks in my xj and figured when i was going up to 8" of lift, why not get better shocks since i needed longer ones. i went with some doetsch tech shocks and they ride a little better..they still arent great but alot better than the lumber wagon it was haha.


diggin the headunit too how much did that run you? im looking for a new one for mine..the basic sony one i got doesnt have the greatest output and the blue back light and red buttons look stupid with the all green interior lights
Haha thanks man! The radio was $120 from Best Buy plus installation. I love it, I have an EVO 4G and play my music wirelessly via bluetooth. It is also HD so pretty cool.

I hear you on the shocks, hence my decision with Bilsteins.

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wow looks good with canyons and a BB, its kind of like my setup.

Thanks man! I wanted to put Moabs, but I guess I will keep these rims since I haven't seen many XJs with them. And now with the 3.5" RE lift on its way, I am looking into a 32" or 33" tire to put on them, most likely treadwrights due to my college budget.

Or maybe Ravines since they are so cool also. Decisions decisions.
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Unread 01-29-2011, 02:11 AM   #5
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Orlando FL here! That's some crazy rust through my friend. Looks like the kind of thing I'd expect from a New England Jeep! I've got a crazy desire for an XJ to build along side the TJ... they just look so freakin sweet!

Look forward to seeing her get built up!
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Cleaning this thing up is similar to a slightly abused pornstar throwing on a bunch of makeup to try to hide her eternal scars, but I think she doesn't look too bad
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Unread 01-29-2011, 08:16 AM   #6
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Orlando FL here! That's some crazy rust through my friend. Looks like the kind of thing I'd expect from a New England Jeep! I've got a crazy desire for an XJ to build along side the TJ... they just look so freakin sweet!

Look forward to seeing her get built up!
Thanks man! I bought the Jeep from a one owner, and guess where he was from? Maryland!

I got the only rusty floor Jeep in South Florida somehow.
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Unread 01-29-2011, 08:29 AM   #7
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i have ravines and there pretty cool
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Unread 01-29-2011, 08:30 AM   #8
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Wow! I have a 98 limited that has a lot in common with yours.

We have in common:
-Same color
-South Florida(im in WPB)
-97+ XJ
-Bought from a 1 owner in the NE
-Bought the same head unit
-Bought the same headlight+harness
-Same rust in driver side floor
-Both young!

Good luck!
Heres how she sat stock:



Here's how she is a year later

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Unread 01-29-2011, 09:15 AM   #9
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Holy crap that is awesome! They must be sisters or something. What are the chances of that? Since you are not that far, we should meet up somewhere and off road after I install everything.

Love the pictures by the way.
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Unread 01-29-2011, 05:34 PM   #10
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i have ravines and there pretty cool
haha i just ordered some through work for my zj..theyre gonna look bomb
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Unread 01-31-2011, 12:22 PM   #11
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Got my Rampage H4 housings today. The upgraded wiring harness should get here Wednesday according to UPS.



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Unread 02-27-2011, 09:55 AM   #12
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Just need to put my rear shocks in and sway bar connectors. Besides that, the suspension is pretty much done. Only pictures from my phone.

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Unread 02-27-2011, 09:18 PM   #13
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haha looks like your jeep threw up the parts it didnt want^^^^^
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Unread 02-27-2011, 10:09 PM   #14
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I'm following the build now. Love your xj Luis.
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Unread 02-27-2011, 10:22 PM   #15
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haha looks like your jeep threw up the parts it didnt want^^^^^

Rust made the exhaust literally fall when I tapped it with the hammer to make way for the spring. Sounds awesome with nothing after the cat, but I need to buy a new exhaust system, from headers all the way down.


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I'm following the build now. Love your xj Luis.
Thanks Christian!
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