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Unread 02-16-2011, 03:18 PM   #1
Dylan241
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First Jeep xj build

Hey guys so a few months ago me and my dad traded a tile job for a 1996 jeep cherokee. You after my twin brother bought a big ol suburban i fell in love with offroading and decided i needed a four wheel drive because my little chevy blazer wasnt going to cut it. So i got the cherokee that has been sitting next door since i was 4. So i got my Cherokee and after joining JF started to slowly build it up and show you guys how its comin along.

As soon as i get home i'll post some pictures

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Unread 02-18-2011, 12:01 AM   #2
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So since i got the truck ive done some work on it so i'll do a breif summary of what i've done so far


So this is what I started out with 96 cherokee with 283,xxx miles



After i installed some fog lights

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Unread 02-18-2011, 12:07 AM   #3
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I'm on my first build to it's got plenty of potential
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Unread 02-21-2011, 02:56 PM   #4
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Threw some paint on her a few weeks back and over the weekend i painted the wheels flat black

painting the sides



wheeling with her a few days after that





Then after painting my wheels



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Unread 02-21-2011, 05:20 PM   #5
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It's getting there....
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Unread 02-21-2011, 07:31 PM   #6
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yeah slowly but surely, over the summer im getting a job so i'll be able get the stuff i really want like armor lift tire etc.
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Unread 02-21-2011, 07:48 PM   #7
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look forward to watching the build. dont see a lot of these models.
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Unread 03-27-2011, 09:26 PM   #8
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over spring break got some springs off a wrecked cherokee that were taller and stiffer. and they did....almost nothing. oh well. i also got some new shocks that are stock height so i think i'll just try to sell my old springs and the new shocks and see if i can get some goodies for the xj.

Oh also i forgot to put this in, awhile back a bought some wheels and tires for her but one of the wheels is bent so i need to get another one before i can put them on. ill get some pictures of them soon as i can.
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Unread 08-17-2011, 11:08 AM   #9
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ok guys sorry for how long its been since i've updated yall it has been the craziest summer ever so i havent been able to do much on the computer. So anyways ill update you guys with what has happened in the last few months.

well first things first right after i graduated i got the parts to finish my three inch lift with some 3" rusty's springs
(which i paint blue)


Then a few days later my shipment from Rough Country came in so i got to throw on some awesome Hydro 8000
shocks




Then right when things were starting to get fun SNAP!!! there goes the rear drive shaft


on the trailer taken her home


I ended up having a huge fiasco getting that stupid thing fixed but finally i did replace it with a longer and stronger driveshaft.

Now it was the time of year where we get over 100 degrees here, time to go doorless




that lasted a few weeks then i got rear ended hard while having to stop suddenly for some hobos using a busy
street as a cross walk. Didn't get any pictures of the damage (hardly did anything anyways) but decided to put
my doors back on after that.

Taking some pictures with my twin brothers rig atop a mountain we climbed


then finally i saved up some money and bought what i have been wanting for awhile

Cragar soft 8's on 31" BFG AT's








posing with some toys




well as of now thats how she sits. now that life is calming down a bit hopefully i can keep you guys up to date more often!!
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Unread 08-14-2012, 10:51 PM   #10
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Wow i suck at updating but here are so pictures of how she is lookin now

Since the last update I bolted on a 102" cb antenna, trimmed my fenders, as well as getting some new rubber up front.
plus the cooling bit is my new winch bumper from JCR offroad (winch still in progress)



And my favorite picture of all time
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Unread 08-15-2012, 02:26 PM   #11
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Looks like your out having plenty of fun with it, that's what counts. Decided to go doorless again? What is under the hood of your brother's beast?
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Unread 08-16-2012, 09:54 PM   #12
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looking good man.
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Unread 08-20-2012, 10:27 PM   #13
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Well as it gets over 100 degrees everyday here, it was out with the doors and in with the wind!
My brothers burban had a 350 in her but we sold it unfortunately
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Unread 08-21-2012, 08:46 AM   #14
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Sold the burban for a Jeep?
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Unread 08-21-2012, 10:21 AM   #15
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Nah he sold the suburban for a toyota
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