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SPARTAN LOCKERS are on sale BIG TIME at ROCKRIDGE 4WD!ZONE 4.25" combo lift for TJ available at Rockridge4wHalloween Savings to die for!

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Unread 08-27-2012, 09:50 PM   #61
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Build looks sick so far.. Looking forward to seeing that bumper installed .. How the headlites holding up? Leaning towards to ordering a set

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Unread 08-29-2012, 11:11 AM   #62
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love the build! keep it up!
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Unread 09-11-2012, 06:09 PM   #63
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Jeep is looking sick man! Keep up the good work! Congrats on the birthday present! Your wife buys you jeep parts, you married a good one!
That is a 100% accurate statement my man!

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Build looks sick so far.. Looking forward to seeing that bumper installed .. How the headlites holding up? Leaning towards to ordering a set
Headlights are great man, such a clean beam pattern, totally worth the pattern. 2 things. Defintily order the upgraded harness (super easy to install) and when you order the housings. i really recommend the rampage ones. they're are two options. with bulbs. (i got that option and they are plenty bright and clear for me) or you can get just the housings without the bulbs for like 30 bucks cheaper. and get the ipf fat boy lights which are un godly bright. 80 bucks more though.

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love the build! keep it up!
thank you my good man, i like(d) your silver 01. good luck with the 2000!
hopefully no cracked 0331 like me
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Unread 09-11-2012, 06:18 PM   #64
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Lots of updates. only like 20 minutes to get it in though. I'm at around 800 miles on the stroker and its getting better and better. im still running 10-40 dinosaur oil and it's wonderful. A week or so ago i did my first oil change at 500 miles on the new engine. Here's a video of the results. also, a teaser picture

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Unread 09-12-2012, 09:14 PM   #65
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here's a video of the first start on the stroker. (first try aswell)
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Unread 09-12-2012, 09:16 PM   #66
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and some more detailed pictures of the bumper before it gets line-x or powder coat. im not sure yet..



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Unread 09-17-2012, 05:20 PM   #67
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So the bumper is on now, but of course i ran into some hiccups. Apparently Dirtbound offroad hired a new welder last week (when my bumper was built) and i got the short end of that stick.

I will give credit to max (owner of dirtbound offroad) for being very helpful, fast responding, and willing to do whatever it took to make it right. However

Here was the issue. This gusset was suppose to be welded flush with the bottom surface seen in the picture So since it was welded about 3/8" to high. The bracket wouldn't fit inbetween. i thought maybe it was the line-x fault. But When i sent him pictures via email he confirmed that it was infact an issue with the weld.



So he suggested that i take an angle grinder and cut off a small bit from the top and bottom. which bummed me out, because it was all freshly covered in line-x. But it wasn't anywhere it could be seen anyway. so whatever. i did, and it fit.
I was on my last cutting disc though lol, and i refused to make a trip 8 miles for a 45 cent part.


I Took lots of pictures before it was line-x'd so everyone could see details on the dirtbound offroad extreme winch bumper.






POST LINE-X



Detail of the Cut out



The cross member was white, and when i mocked up the bumper it looks atrocious behind it.
So i taped that ish off and painted it. I LOVE KRYLON FUSION!!!!!









So far the front end feels much tighter. IMO

Alot of people pull the splash guard completely out. But i like them for keeping crap out of my fenders/flares. So i just used a razor and followed the lines on the new bumper took me all of 9 seconds to do both sides and it looks much better. also no more rubbing!!!! which is fantastic!

Now i need a winch and Fog's X3
Any suggestions are welcome.

Cheers guys
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Unread 09-21-2012, 08:27 PM   #68
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went to the muffler shop the other day. Bought these off jegs. Dropped it off to get them installed and i get a call. "hey we cut out your stock cat, and ahh.. this one jegs sent you is the wrong size. gahhh, so i ended up spending 125$ to get the muffler welded in and the cat deleted. fml. whatever. it sounds epic now.



It's not overbearing while driving like my flow master 40 series i had on another 6 cylinder.
reves up really nice and im really glad i went with borla.

For the record. i did not buy the borla cat back (around 500$)
instead i bought the borla xs with matching specs to our muffler. for 95$ (same item number)
and i just used my stock tubing because it wasn't rusted. I will upload an audio clip soon.
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Unread 09-23-2012, 03:46 PM   #69
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First offroad test since the motor swapped. This thing is a f#cjing monster

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Unread 09-26-2012, 06:26 AM   #70
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As the 'ol saying goes There is no replacement for displacement. Good to see it dirty and with a happy camper behind the wheel, Anything bugging you bout your set up?
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Unread 09-26-2012, 06:55 AM   #71
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As the 'ol saying goes There is no replacement for displacement. Good to see it dirty and with a happy camper behind the wheel, Anything bugging you bout your set up?
There are a lot more creeks inside now, for some reason my headlights only work on low. And the rough country drop brackets have "self tapping" hardware for the trusses on them. And they feel loose. They make knocking noise when I'm off road which I don't like. I think I might get them tacked to the frame. Thanks for your interest
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Unread 09-26-2012, 08:36 AM   #72
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No problem man, I check your thread for up dates every time i'm on here but dont want to clutter it up with pointless comments all the time. Hope you get the bugs worked out tho and besides the few little things you happy with the overall rest of it?

Still one of the cleanest Cherokees I've ever seen tho, keep up the good work and Thank You again for serving.
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Unread 09-26-2012, 09:29 AM   #73
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what type of winch set-up you thinking of running?
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SOLD 2001 silver XJ w/4.5" RE Lift, 33", Long Arm, Locked, etc.
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Unread 09-27-2012, 05:55 PM   #74
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No problem man, I check your thread for up dates every time i'm on here but dont want to clutter it up with pointless comments all the time. Hope you get the bugs worked out tho and besides the few little things you happy with the overall rest of it?

Still one of the cleanest Cherokees I've ever seen tho, keep up the good work and Thank You again for serving.
Thanks so much man. Feedback on my build thread really makes me feel good about my decisions on the build plans. I'm extremely happy with it. I mean. Including cost of vehicle, stroker build, suspension lift, drivetrain mods, stereo, and all the little mods here and their, I'm still under 10,000$


Bronco, I'm still on the fence about the winch. I've always been a quality before quantity guy, but for the price of one quality winch (500-800) I could buy a cheapie like a xrc8 or a quadratec brand and an Aussie lockers for my Dana 30. So it's lunchbox locker and cheap 9k winch. Or quality winch.
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Unread 09-28-2012, 01:27 AM   #75
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I see your dilemma here. I'm with you on quality over quantity but everyone has different plans and goals. If anything you could go with bulk and get the locker/winch combo and just replace the winch down the road if it goes on you, keeping the locker as a plus. Or just get the bad *** winch you want and never have to worry about it again leaving you free to think about other things down the road.

If I may ask, how often do you wheel and if so are you the kind of person that crawls threw things or powers threw it no matter what? Also do you get distress calls or make distressed calls?
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