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Unread 06-20-2014, 07:57 AM   #1
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So aside from my other 2 build thread duds i usually run out of money and interest relatively quickly. So i figure 3rd time is a charm.

i have owned a few Cherokee and put on some mild-ish builds, this will stay roughly the same but i feel there is a lot more i need to do, to get this where i would like it.

i sold my current Cherokee a couple weeks ago made a nice penny, but not enough that i needed so saved a bit pulled against a line of credit i have and bought a decent 02 X a couple nights ago. pretty amped as it is very clean but still needs some help in some areas. so with out further adieu.....

A couple pictures i received from PO:












So after talking Via email on a jeep i couldn't afford, we finally set a date we both drove about 2 hours met and drove the sucker home.

-Also It Is a 2002 Wrangler X 132,000 miles 5spd

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Unread 06-20-2014, 07:57 AM   #2
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So i get home after driving 2 hours down the turnpike, not the most fun i have ever had

so i find stock steering and 35s cause quite a bit of wander and bump steer.

So i paw over when i get home and create a little list of whats already done to it.
HAS
-6" lift appears to be skyjacker 4" front coil with spacer and rear 6" coil.
-SYE and CV shaft
-Rear 8.8 from ECGS with disc brakes
-35x12.5 General AT2
-Front and Rear bumpers
-winch
-Non working lights
-Sound bar
-RC full control arm set Adj
-Dual steering Stabilizer
-New Ball Joints

After Driving it a day or so, so i found quite i few things it needs (or maybe Want)

Needs

-Steering
-adjust linkage for Tcase
-New speedo gear ( at 70im actually doing 63 hah)
-Lose the drop pit-man arm
-Tie rod ends
-Adjust Ebrake cable
-New Soft Top
-Ditch the Dual Stabilizer
-full doors and a hardtop (sometime before winter)
-Jeepair (sometime before next summer)
-New stereo head unit

Any Questions, Comments, Concerns let me know im happy to here everything!
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Unread 06-20-2014, 08:47 AM   #3
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Ohhh cant forget Pictures i obviously took more hah







My scary steering:
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Unread 06-20-2014, 07:40 PM   #4
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Got a barricade soft top replacement for that worn out skin that was on there, cheap but went easy and fit like a glove.
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Sounds good on the highway at 60 and now I have rear tinted windows

Also
Bought some continental DWs for my car in march and they had a 70 rebate or an ion air (Go pro sorta) finally came in the mail 4 months later! Amped!
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Unread 06-21-2014, 09:48 AM   #5
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Took off those harbor freight lights wrapped in a KC cover, looks much cleaner
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Unread 06-22-2014, 10:26 AM   #6
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sorted out some issues
I was having some clunking issues in 1st 2nd and 3rd .. tightened up all my control arms and so far seems to be gone. Also loosened my e brake so now I can pull it up and it works haha.
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Unread 06-22-2014, 03:50 PM   #7
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I'm having issues engaging 4wd? Like when I goto put in 4h feels like it pulls right past? What should I look for the linkage?

Also I have yet to cut and splice my lights but my old IPFs. .

Pic with my uncles 05 X
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Unread 06-27-2014, 10:07 AM   #8
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mild update

bought some things

-new sway bar links rear just going to throw them up front lol they were cheaper
-serpentine belt
-hopefully the right size hitch pin

hopefully they are all in stock hope to have them on Tuesday so i can sort out some body sway and get that belt changed for inspection. the pin so i can mount my rear smitty hitch step!


**Side note anyone want to trade Rubi flares or sienna pearl Sahara flares for my 7" flares?**
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