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Unread 09-13-2009, 07:27 AM   #1
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So I thought I might as well start my build thread here. The build up goes on throughout the whole thread.

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May 2007: bone stock 1999 Steel Blue Cherokee XJ LE as my first car.





CURRENT


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Unread 09-13-2009, 07:27 AM   #2
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Being a teenager in high school I needed some "tunes" since the stock stereo sucks.

I went up to Stereo Warehouse and got a Pioneer DEH-690UB and 2 pairs of Boston Acoustic SX-55 component speakers. I put an ipod jack in the glove box so I have access to 7000 songs at any given time.






I live in Kent and know a TON of people who had their cars stolen so I invested in the top of the line Viper system. Has remote start for the cold mornings and to start at the top of the mountain and get to a warm car after snowboarding.


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Unread 09-13-2009, 07:28 AM   #3
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Now for the GOOD stuff. After saving up money from work I finally had enough to turn the little toy into a real Jeep.

I bit the bullet and ordered:
Rubicon Express 5.5" Extreme Duty short arm lift kit
Tom Woods custom heavy duty drive shaft
Advanced Adapters SYE
.75" front coil spacers
BFG 33X12.5R15 M/Ts
DickCepek Black DC-1 wheels in 15X8
Rubicon Express MonoTube shocks

Goodies

I always use fresh rubbers

They were big



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Unread 09-13-2009, 07:28 AM   #4
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Needed a way to haul up my snowboards so I got a Olympic 4X4 top hat roof rack. Biggest PITA ever to install I might add. And the powder coat sucks!





holes did not line up. I took tie down ratchet straps and cranked the sucker down to get the screws in. Crappy design since they did not take into consideration that the front and back of the XJ is a different with on the roof.



rain gutter mounts
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Unread 09-13-2009, 07:29 AM   #5
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Played with paint



Wider tires get it dirtier


Dad bought an XJ for himself(just got a RE3.5 for his, will have pics later)
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Unread 09-13-2009, 07:29 AM   #6
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D35 is craptacular so I ran over to a friends house and bought his D44 from him.

Sanded her all down and layed some fresh black paint on her.


Jeremy's D44 TrueTrac and new D30 housing


Bought 4.56 front and rear


Rebuild kits front and rear


Brackets/ ubolts, etc.


All new D44 brake parts


Needed protection so I bought Riddler's front and rear


With some black paint


Installed
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Unread 09-13-2009, 07:30 AM   #7
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Time for some random new goodies

48" Extreme Hi-lift


SilverStars
4' Firestick 2 CB antenna
Hilift handel holder
Co-ax cable


Cobra 29LTD Black Chrome


I fabbed up a bracket real fast for it


Blacked out as always


Trimmed visor mounts


With stuff screwed on


mounted


With CB


Room for wires


With Mic
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Unread 09-13-2009, 07:30 AM   #8
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Took her out to the Ravensdale to test her out



Might as well piss off some rice burners


And around the same time my good buddy flipped his truck by the flats. Thankfully nobody was even really hurt in the crash.

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Unread 09-13-2009, 07:31 AM   #9
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Got pulled over and issued a $535 ticket for no mud flaps, no front plate, and speeding. Decided to fix her up with some stuff to make it more legal.

BushCrackers & ARB bumper



Mud Flap install





One of my Sr. Pictures. Yes I look 15 but im 19


Playing around at Snoqualmie
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Unread 09-13-2009, 07:31 AM   #10
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Ordered AJ's Super Rails. Took them and had them professionally sprayed with bed liner.

Mounted them to the unibody with the bolts then just welded them onto the pinch seems.




on the Jeep

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Unread 09-13-2009, 07:32 AM   #11
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Named her


I mounted a fire extinguisher in the cubby hole


Wheels are corroding



5% Black limo tint on everything except front windows. Front Passanger and Driver windows are 35% black tint.




Stole a school decal off one of our football helmets. Bottom of the K is cracked though.


As she sits today. And with a front plate finally on.
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Unread 09-13-2009, 07:33 AM   #12
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under the hood.

Optima Yellow top


AEM Intake
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Unread 09-13-2009, 07:33 AM   #13
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Tiny little Yota next to my new 35X12.5R15 BFG KM2s


Spare


Fills them out a little better


Nice little stance
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Unread 09-13-2009, 07:34 AM   #14
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Well its about time the jeep gets a little more bass, errr well maybe a lot more.

Got ahold of the good guys at Fi Car Audio and had them make me a 12" Q with the full power options. The sub weighs in at 30 pounds on the dot and is a beast to say the least. I also picked up a Kicker ZX1000.1 that is pushing over 1000 watts RMS. Also have all the RCAs, distribution blocks, small wire, fuses, and 60 feet of true 0 gauge wire.

I got a ZX350.4 for my component speekers but im not sure if I want to wire it up since it will be a pita to rip out all the old wire and run all new wire.






A local guy I am buddies with, and who has a system pushing 150dbs, is currently building me this box custom for the sub.

2.5 cubic feet tuned to 33hz. 24'' wide x 15'' high x 19'' deep. 2.5'' wide port, port painted black, box painted speckled grey, and 33.75 inches of port area. Wood is 3/4" MDF.

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Unread 09-13-2009, 07:34 AM   #15
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Mock up


glue sides


painting port


masking port


painting outside


more paint


Finished. The textured paint looks very cool in person!
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