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Unread 01-31-2010, 08:36 PM   #196
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Well I would just use a rattle can. That there IS argent, but I was thinking more the paint that he the twins used for the bumpers and other things. I wouldn't expect you to waste so much money on rims that are going on a trail rim though.

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Unread 01-31-2010, 08:38 PM   #197
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Really not a fan... I definitely like the black better.
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Unread 01-31-2010, 08:42 PM   #198
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is better. It was just a thought, but doesn't look right on that. I guess it is a color dependent thing.
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Unread 01-31-2010, 10:16 PM   #199
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Now the question... What flares should I use? There are many ways to open up the wheel wells on an XJ, but... The stock fender flares really don't offer much usable space, so they've gotta go. Bushwacker makes some nice flares for the XJ; I guess they use a different plastic than they did for the TJ pocket flares, but I haven't heard anything negative about them, and they open up the wheel wells a lot. People also use TJ flares... You can use front and rear, as was done on the http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/t...ur-top-912920/ build, and you can also use two sets of rear flares, and cut them differently, like they did in the July 2008 issue of JP magazine... You can see that at Cheap Jeep Cherokee XJ Tire Clearance - Jp Magazine.

I like all the looks, so... Opinions? TJ flares would definitely be the least expensive, but would also take a good bit of work. Not at all opposed to that, just saying. What do you think looks best? I don't want to just leave it cut; I want some flares, for both legal and aesthetic reasons. I've decided it's gonna be a trail rig, but not a junker.
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Unread 01-31-2010, 10:20 PM   #200
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Not just regular TJ flares, Trimmer TJ flares. They actaully look good. The only vehicle that the pocket style flares look good on are the factory KJ renegade flares. I think it is good to be a beasutiful trail rig. Look at Idaho-Jeep. His was the first TJ of the month, and he pretty much sticks to the trail with it, but it looks so "elegant" to steal Blaine's engineers word.
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Unread 01-31-2010, 10:25 PM   #201
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Oh yeah, I love his Jeep. I've spent many hours drooling over it...

What do you mean by Trimmer TJ flares? Just trimming the flares?
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Unread 01-31-2010, 10:30 PM   #202
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Sorry, typo. The r is too close to the d. Yes, trimmed TJ flares. They look great when don right. I think if I were to cut mine, I would follow up with some sand paper to straighten up the cuts and just smooth stuff out.
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Unread 02-03-2010, 08:26 PM   #203
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There is a guy on CL that has a Dana 30 with an aussie locker for $200. Figured you may be able to get the locker from him for the Cherokee.... Heres the link


Jeep Dana 30 w/ locker
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Unread 02-04-2010, 06:18 AM   #204
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Thanks for the heads up! Maybe I'm just weird, but I'm not sure how much I'd trust a used locker though...

I took my front bumper off to install the new end caps, black bolts, and prototype light bar... So far everything looks great! Light bar design isn't finalized yet, so I won't post pictures of it, but if the final product is anything like the one I have my hands on, I'm thinking that people are gonna like it a lot.

In the meantime, so I don't run just a crossmember up front, I installed my Savvy bumper! It's not painted, and has no accessories, so it's just a rough idea, but even with that little effort, it looks great. I did have the same clearance issue on one of the bottom bolts that I had with the Metalcloak bumper, so I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that my frame is tweaked a bit... Oh well, everything still drives fine..




And it's more of a mod for ME, not my Jeep, but... My savvy shirt shipped!!
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Unread 02-04-2010, 09:23 AM   #205
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I think that bumper looks pretty sweet. I assume you read what Blaine said in the Metalcloak review about parts fitting one perfectly and then another not at all. It happens. I still like those bumpers black, but the bare aluminum is starting to grow on me.
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Unread 02-04-2010, 12:27 PM   #206
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i like the raw color of it, you should just clear coat it, i think it would look awesome
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Unread 02-04-2010, 01:44 PM   #207
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I like you build. and your story too. thanks to insurance! lol
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Unread 02-04-2010, 03:23 PM   #208
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I like you build. and your story too. thanks to insurance! lol
No, not insurance. Read the quote in my sig, he has Potatoes to thank.
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Unread 02-04-2010, 08:05 PM   #209
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i like the raw color of it, you should just clear coat it, i think it would look awesome
I really do like the natural aluminum, and if I had a different color Jeep, I'd keep it that way... But with my khaki color, it looks too silver-and-gold for my taste. It'll be black if I ever install it for good.

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No, not insurance. Read the quote in my sig, he has Potatoes to thank.
Potatoes, potatoes... Who'd have though a spud would have such an impact on my life???
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Unread 02-04-2010, 08:21 PM   #210
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I really do like the natural aluminum, and if I had a different color Jeep, I'd keep it that way... But with my khaki color, it looks too silver-and-gold for my taste. It'll be black if I ever install it for good.



Potatoes, potatoes... Who'd have though a spud would have such an impact on my life???
First in line for when you put the metal cloak back on.

You are the most appreciative person to potatoes. I may have to send you some.
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