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post #1 of 70 Old 02-29-2012, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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Operation Cherokee Freedom

Just like everybody else always says: It's about time i stared a build thread before i do any more work to my Jeep. That being said, lets get into it.

Specs:
2000 Jeep Cherokee Freedom edition (Hence the title) 4.0 4X4
Automatic Transmission (Not sure which one) NP231 T-case
4 door White color
Probably missed a bunch of stuff but i will add it later as i remember it, would have been alot easier if i would have started this thread when i started working on the Jeep.

Here it is when i first bought it.

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post #2 of 70 Old 02-29-2012, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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This was the first thing i did as i do with all of my vehicles.
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post #3 of 70 Old 02-29-2012, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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O Crap! I need to resize these pics!
So right now i am uploading all my photos to my photobucket so i can get them the correct size and do one long post instead of a bunch of short ones. Please excuse those first couple of posts, usually i am on my Iphone 4 and this is the first time posting from my computer.
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post #4 of 70 Old 02-29-2012, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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So this would be the second mod the Jeep got.
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Someone broke in and stole my deck and a bunch of CDs

So now i ride around like this, so im not advertising what i have inside.
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So long story short i got a new deck and it got broken into again but luckily this time i wasnt an idiot and i had taken the faceplate out. So after the second time i decided to purchase one of these.
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It also has a remote start! Not that i really use the remote start part but it was cool to show off at first.

Then i got clear corners off of ebay.
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So next was the lift kit which is a Rough Country 4.5X kit. I also ordered the big bore steering stabilizer and sye. Then next was the rims and tires, I found a smoking deal on some 5 15" Soft 8's i dont remember the width or the backspacing though. But anyways i got them from someone off of craigslist for like $150. Then i got the hook up on some tires, 32X11.50 BFG all terrains 4 of them mounted and balanced for $600!
I put the Sye and stock front driveshaft on shortly after the rims and tires and it required 6 degree shims to set the rear pinion angle. So here is what it looks like when all is said and done.
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post #5 of 70 Old 02-29-2012, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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Next i put in 8000K HID's. Now before everybody starts yelling at me, yes they are HIDs in reflective housings and not projector housings. I got these before i knew any better. No wonder why i had to use rtv to get the HID bulbs to fit in good. Go figure!


By the way, heres a pic of the Sye
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Here's something i made for the Jeep awhile back.
I used a hitch base and a stock tow hook off a ford truck
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To make this.


I got these in the mail a couple weeks ago
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1" coil spacers to level it out because when i put the shims in the rear it made the rear sit higher than the front, but i havent put them in yet cause im waiting till i can get control arm drop brackets, the iro heavy duty track bar with drop bracket and drop pitman arm if needed. Reason being is that my front measures to 5.5 and rear is at 6.25 so when i add the spacers the front will be over 6".

Here's what I did this weekend
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Plugs are hiding down in there
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Lifted coil bar out of the way
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Ended up just taking the coil bar out to make it easier
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Got all the new plugs in
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All back together
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post #6 of 70 Old 02-29-2012, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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Here are some other random photos
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Gas stations have such awesome lighting!
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post #7 of 70 Old 03-01-2012, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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Here's the pic of the coil spacers that didnt work.
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post #8 of 70 Old 03-07-2012, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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Forgot about this one.
Went from this
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To this
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post #9 of 70 Old 03-07-2012, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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And this will be the next thing I will be working on.
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Leaking front differential pinion seal.
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post #10 of 70 Old 03-08-2012, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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Fill er' up!
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That's like a third the cost of control arm drop brackets!
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post #11 of 70 Old 03-09-2012, 07:24 AM
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That's a dang good start you're off to! Can't wait to see more.

1999 XJ - Finally on respectable tires.
1998 ZJ - I'll show you my Niner if you show me yours.
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That's a dang good start you're off to! Can't wait to see more.
Thanks! Your Cherokee is coming out very nicely might I add!
White XJ's Represent!!!!!!
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post #13 of 70 Old 03-09-2012, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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I routed the iPod cable from my deck through the plastic around the shifter and stuff into the center console box.
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post #14 of 70 Old 03-10-2012, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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Here's an old pic of me pulling out my friend's F-350. That was when I just had stock rims painted black and tires so bald they looked like racing slicks.
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My build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/operation-cherokee-freedom-1336269/
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My build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/operation-cherokee-freedom-1336269/
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