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Unread 06-20-2014, 08:57 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, 08:57 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, 09:47 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, 08:40 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, 10:48 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, 11:26 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, 04:50 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, 11:07 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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Unread 08-06-2014, 10:16 AM   #9
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Monthly Update

-Got Those side steps off the passenger side fought me as PO broke the rear body mount bold and welded another one to it so all it did was spin. heated up cut out and new bolt and now i am Step-less until i get some funds for some sliders.
-tightened up steering looks like track bar bolt is wallowing it self out so now that's tightened as best as it can till i can afford a replacement. helped with a lot of the wobble. also had the steering box tightened a bit took out some play in the wheel.
-Ditched one of those stabilizers
-Picked up a new roller fair lead for the front now its all shiny
-also picked up a used insta trunk for free (SCORE!)
-Changed Tranny fluid with some synchromesh seems to cure a little grind issue i was having.
-pressed out those ****ty JKS links bushings and replaced the sleeves, no grease on this new set and they are working fantastically, especially compared to the over greased bushing that were in there old and garbage!

Good news fixing that little list no new problems really emerged! So on to current projects (money permitting)

-Track bar seeing as that bolt is wallowing out. I'm thinking if i replace that i should probably pick up a bracket for the rear thoughts?
-Steering seems to be sufficient for now, but is still high on my list.
-install that instatrunk - need to pick up hardware for that
-Change oil waiting on my coupon from Advanced Auto lol

Future Thoughts

-Thinking of Doing internal sleeves on the D30, since its mostly street light trails i don't want to dump loads of cash into it
-Thinking Durango box upgrade?
-May be picking up some stock TJ flares (pretty excited for that)

Aside from all that was able to do a little cruising and take some pics as i always love looking at my jeep





Little Flex with links still attached



^^mind you my 2 year old in the back having a blast!

After some fresh fluids - complete night and day difference.
read every where be careful as the fluid comes rushing out of the trans im like blah blah blah.. thinking it cant be worse than changing oil ad ladde dah i undo the bolt and instantly im covered in trans fluid and missed the ****ing bucket deerr oh and filling it with a little bottle pump was just as much fun


Back out looking for dirt roads




Questions, comments, concerns? leave em below!
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Unread 08-06-2014, 10:19 AM   #10
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Side note

what are you guys in your TJ 5spds getting mpg wise?

35s nv3550 (need to check what gears specifically i have i believe 4.10s) I'm getting avg 18-20?? i know my speed gear is off roughly 5-7mph at 50 but that would equate to maybe 1-2mpg difference, as most of my driving is mostly in town sub 45mph back roads not to much stop and go but definitely hills. thoughts?
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