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99BlueJP 04-23-2012 03:52 PM

New XJ Project
 
Bought this today, new project 1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport.
Metal Gun Pearl Blue
4x4, 231 TC
AW4 transmission
Up Country Package
4.0 Inline 6
HP Dana 30 Front
Chrysler 8.25 Rear

I have big plans for it in the near future. :D Never owned a XJ before but I love it already.

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...rstpicture.jpg

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...ockpicture.jpg

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...n/DSCF0125.jpg

And traded my old Jeep for it.

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...otridofher.jpg

Flowpro 04-23-2012 07:35 PM

Nice starting point. What are your plans for it?

99BlueJP 04-24-2012 10:11 AM

Thanks, I'm new to JeepFourm so I'm still getting use to all the cool threads and stuff on here.
I think I want to go with a BB lift first and keep the stock tires for now because they still have some good tread on them, I don't have much money and I think the 2inch pucks from my old Grand Cherokee will work up front and than I'll buy a 2 inch shackle for the rear.
When I do save enough money I don't want to go to big but pry a 4.5 inch with 31's I don't do any extreme 4wheeling but I do like to go on a trail that has some rocks and maybe some mud. :D I bought a roof rack for it today from a friend. Only a $100, I'll post pictures when I get it on. I ordered claps for it today should be here this week.

99BlueJP 04-24-2012 10:19 AM

Oh and I had to take it out and test the 4 wheel drive yesterday.

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...Kateonrock.jpg
http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...ateonrock3.jpg
http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...ateonrock2.jpg
http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...ontpicture.jpg
http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...imbinghill.jpg
http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...froadtrip1.jpg

Flowpro 04-24-2012 09:24 PM

Nice score on the roof rack.

castorriver 04-24-2012 11:11 PM

How does that rear end compare with a Ford 8.8 strengthwise?

99BlueJP 04-25-2012 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by castorriver (Post 13464770)
How does that rear end compare with a Ford 8.8 strengthwise?

I'm not sure, I just bought it like 4 days ago but what I've read is that the Ford 8.8 or the Ford 9 inch are much stronger. Thats just what I've heard and read.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flowpro (Post 13464121)
Nice score on the roof rack.

Thanks! I'm really excited, claps should be here tomorrow.

99BlueJP 04-26-2012 02:55 PM

Well I got my roof rack on, I really like it!

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...0425121103.jpg

These are the clamps I used.

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...425121101a.jpg

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...0425121101.jpg

99BlueJP 04-26-2012 02:57 PM

I also bought a K&N filter.

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...0426121242.jpg

Flowpro 04-26-2012 06:07 PM

Looks good. Are you trying to compensate for lowering your mpg with the rack by adding the K and N filter? :D

99BlueJP 04-27-2012 10:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flowpro (Post 13474743)
Looks good. Are you trying to compensate for lowering your mpg with the rack by adding the K and N filter? :D

haha yeah pretty much, so far I think I can see a difference but I have to wait till I fill up again. Next project is... (drum roll) ... order my rear shackles. :thumbsup:

99BlueJP 04-27-2012 10:59 AM

Painted the grill black, put head light guards on.

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...ightguards.jpg

Added 2, 6 inch KC Day Lighters on the roof rack.

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...htersadded.jpg

99BlueJP 04-28-2012 11:51 AM

Went wheeling yesterday afternoon/evening.

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...iePicture4.jpg

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/.../MuddyJeep.jpg

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...loffground.jpg

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...rian/Kate5.jpg

99BlueJP 04-30-2012 09:17 PM

I got alot of goodies over the weekend and wheeled it.
Painted trim black

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...stripblack.jpg

Pioneer deck (used)
http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...an/Newdeck.jpg

New dash mat.
http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...Newdashmat.jpg

Floor mats out of a Jeep JK. Fit well
http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...floormatts.jpg

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...n/DSC00630.jpg

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...n/DSC00628.jpg

99BlueJP 05-01-2012 10:28 AM

I put the 2" BB on her this morning.

BEFORE
http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...rstpicture.jpg
AFTER
http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...withlights.jpg

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/...deof3inch1.jpg

As far as the trim I painted black well it was peeling off pretty good so I put the stock blue ones on for now until I get the black looking good again. :(


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