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post #1 of 74 Old 05-31-2010, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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John's 96 xj build

Well I saved up my money all senior year of high school, and I really wanted another jeep. My other was a 94 xj, but it rolled. So I bought a 96 cherokee for $650. Still had parts from my old xj to use.


Bumper off




Fender flares gone.



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post #2 of 74 Old 06-16-2010, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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Cb Radio

Cut and roll rear

Front fenders cut

31'' maxis bighorn's. Barley any tread left.

My jeep and my brothers Deuce and a Half! (one of them!)



First time off road with this jeep
A lot deeper than I thought it was.

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post #3 of 74 Old 06-18-2010, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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Getting a glasspack welded in the cherokee today. Gonna sound so much better.
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got a new fender and header panel today.
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Painted trim with truck bed liner. I'll post photos later.
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Painted trim with truck bed liner.
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Rubicon express leaf springs should be in this week. I've been spraying the rear shock bolts with pb blaster, I hope they don't break off.
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post #8 of 74 Old 07-13-2010, 09:41 AM
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It's looking good man, and those Deuce and a half's...
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post #9 of 74 Old 07-14-2010, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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So, My jeep stalled out on me today on a trail. Wasn't getting any spark. I looked at the relay's cause that was the problem last time. Had to get it towed to my friends house. I'm hoping that its just the crank shaft sensor.
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Ended up being the crank shaft sensor. 70 bucks later, it started.
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post #11 of 74 Old 07-26-2010, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Leaf springs came in!!!
Took 9 hours to install the rear leafs.
Im happy that only one bolt broke off in the body from the rear shocks. So it wasn't that bad.
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had to cut a hole in the trunk to drill out the bolt. then i just dropped a new bolt to mount the shock.
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The rear leafs are in!


Front spacers for now. I've got 3.5" coil springs coming in the mail.




Flex shot after the lift.


New D ring
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I'm pretty sure the starter died today. Tried to start it and it was just clicking. Hear this happens to Cherokee starters.
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Getting a new starter tomorrow. and hopefully my coil springs will be in soon!
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