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Unread 05-28-2012, 10:15 AM   #1
Kermit44
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First Jeep - 97 xj

I bought it 100% stock (not that it's changed much so far)

Right after I got it:
-changed/checked all the fluids
-replaced spark plugs
-replaced a bad Ujoint
-balanced tires

For some extra protection, I painted all the trim and bumpers with rubberized paint then put a coat of semi flat paint over that for looks. heres what it looks like so far

stock.jpg  
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Unread 05-28-2012, 10:19 AM   #2
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Next I painted the rusty wheels black. Was worried it would look like crap, but turned out pretty good.

There's my posing passenger after my first time mudding with the new jeep
black-wheels.jpg   emily.jpg  
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Unread 05-28-2012, 08:03 PM   #3
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clean looking jeep.. so what are the plans??
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Unread 06-02-2012, 08:40 AM   #4
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Thanks!

Well it has to be my DD so i cant go crazy, but i want to put a 3in lift and 31s on it next. Then a cargo basket, trailer hitch, bull bar or whole new bumper, rockers, new wheels, all new audio inside, and couple lights on the front. First jeep so I'm sure I'll come up with more as time goes on
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Unread 06-02-2012, 03:42 PM   #5
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I have a 97' xj also my dd I'm running 7 inches of lift on 33's you don't have to keep it small just cause its a DD! Looks good though!
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Unread 06-02-2012, 09:37 PM   #6
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Lol good to know! I want more lift (of course) just thought it might be an issue a as DD. If not, game on!!
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Unread 06-03-2012, 05:20 PM   #7
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Yeah it's no big deal, just gotta lift it right so it's still comfortable. I drive mine everywhere!
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