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Unread 11-07-2012, 08:10 PM   #1
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First Build '98 XJ Limited

My first Jeep.
1998 Cherokee Limited

24 years old, live in oregon, first jeep. stoked..looking to get going
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Unread 11-07-2012, 09:43 PM   #2
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Nice looking XJ! Good luck on your future projects. Keep us posted.
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Unread 11-07-2012, 09:47 PM   #3
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Looks nice!
For a DD I could definitely see a shorter lift with 31's.
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Unread 11-07-2012, 09:56 PM   #4
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Looks nice!
For a DD I could definitely see a shorter lift with 31's.
i haven't found many ways to go this direction legitimately except for RE and I'm not into spending just as much for less..
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Unread 11-08-2012, 08:17 PM   #5
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Got the kit.. I went with RC 3" and i got the control arms and a performance steering stabilizer. I gotta get this thing on before the pnw weather hits..
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and some interior shots for future proof of how clean she is at our beginning..
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Unread 11-08-2012, 10:10 PM   #6
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Really nice interior
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Unread 11-13-2012, 03:22 PM   #7
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I got the front suspension done last night. Got stuck trying to remove the old steering stabilizer. I couldn't remove the piston end bolt off the track bar. I got the nut off the bolt but not the bolt off the track bar. At first I thought it was threaded on there but I don't think that's the case. Rust bond? well see. Any advice would be helpful.

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Unread 11-16-2012, 12:54 AM   #8
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The lift is in. I ran into trouble doing the rear leafs. I broke the first bolt that holds the leaf to the uni-body and none of the other would budge. To get the add a leaf on i dropped the axle and undid the leaf packs leaving the top leaf attached to the vehicle and put it back together with the added leaf. 31" tires in the next few days. some pics...
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Unread 11-16-2012, 12:35 PM   #9
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Seriously! Nice Interior
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Unread 11-21-2012, 06:54 PM   #10
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I got new tires on yesterday. I went with 31/10.5 A/T's. The place had some nice m/t's on sale but it's my daily driver so I stuck with the all terrains. I gotta get chains to make the trek up and down mt hood where I work easier. I also put new speakers all around. A subwoofer is on the list. I am thinking of going this route: http://subthump.com/Jeep-Sub-Boxes/C...Enclosure.html and then trying to hide the amp under the back seat. Anybody have other ideas about space saving bass?

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BEFORE:stock
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AFTER: 3" RC + 31" a/t's
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Unread 11-21-2012, 11:33 PM   #11
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Maglight mount mod. I used one quickfist clamp and one maglight clamp. Reason being I wanted quick, easy access but no metal projectiles in case of an accident.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 11:17 PM   #12
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Stereo Upgrade

Stereo upgrade..

Infinity speakers all around,

Pioneer Mixtrax DEH-X9500BHS- http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-DEH-X9...ioneer+mixtrax

JL Audo jx250/1 amp

Subthump box
Alpine type r 8" subwoofer

All wires are tucked and hidden, power comes through the firewall with the hood-latch action cable, then down the driver side floor trim pannel to the amp under the rear seat, the rca goes up the oppisite side. Mounted the mic for the bluetooth above driver behind the sunshade, and there is a usb for music storage device hidden in the glove box. It all sounds great. Speaker grill to protect the sub in in the works. any ideas are welcome.
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Unread 08-07-2013, 01:06 AM   #13
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Roof rack
My friend fabricated this for a trade. Low profile but big.
custom safari roof-rack roofrack lumber
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Unread 12-30-2014, 03:06 PM   #14
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Its been over a year since an update. Some images from the year:
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