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post #1 of 103 Old 04-23-2012, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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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. Never owned a XJ before but I love it already.







And traded my old Jeep for it.



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post #2 of 103 Old 04-23-2012, 06:35 PM
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Nice starting point. What are your plans for it?

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post #3 of 103 Old 04-24-2012, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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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. 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.
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post #4 of 103 Old 04-24-2012, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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Oh and I had to take it out and test the 4 wheel drive yesterday.






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post #5 of 103 Old 04-24-2012, 08:24 PM
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Nice score on the roof rack.

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post #6 of 103 Old 04-24-2012, 10:11 PM
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How does that rear end compare with a Ford 8.8 strengthwise?

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post #7 of 103 Old 04-25-2012, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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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.

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Nice score on the roof rack.
Thanks! I'm really excited, claps should be here tomorrow.

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post #8 of 103 Old 04-26-2012, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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Well I got my roof rack on, I really like it!



These are the clamps I used.




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post #9 of 103 Old 04-26-2012, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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I also bought a K&N filter.


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post #10 of 103 Old 04-26-2012, 05:07 PM
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Looks good. Are you trying to compensate for lowering your mpg with the rack by adding the K and N filter?

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post #11 of 103 Old 04-27-2012, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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Looks good. Are you trying to compensate for lowering your mpg with the rack by adding the K and N filter?
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.

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Painted the grill black, put head light guards on.



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


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post #13 of 103 Old 04-28-2012, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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Went wheeling yesterday afternoon/evening.








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post #14 of 103 Old 04-30-2012, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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I got alot of goodies over the weekend and wheeled it.
Painted trim black



Pioneer deck (used)


New dash mat.


Floor mats out of a Jeep JK. Fit well





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post #15 of 103 Old 05-01-2012, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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I put the 2" BB on her this morning.

BEFORE

AFTER




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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