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Old 04-14-2010, 07:41 PM
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Well I am new to the forum and new to Jeep Cherokee's, I guess I will start off with showing what I bought.

It's a 2001 Cherokee Sport
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94k miles
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I bought it without showing it to my wife first so when I first brought it home she says, "Oh, so it's a soccer mom car". So I instantly had to start buying stuff for it.

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Old 04-14-2010, 07:46 PM
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Great base... Now lets watch her grow...
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So far I have purchased a RC 3" lift, the ones with coils, aal's, and control arms, a set of 17" Moab's with 255/70/17 Goodyear's, and a set of Ford CM-4956 injectors for it.

The lift will be installed tomorrow, I am waiting for the wheel adapters to show up to swap wheels so it will be sporting the factory wheels and 235/70/15's for a day or so.

I am going to order a Magnaflow muffler tomorrow, and probably some sort of open element air filter so I wont swap out the injectors until I am ready to put the intake and exhaust on at the same time.

Here is a pic of the wheels and tires in the back of the XJ.

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Intrested in seeing those wheels on it. What size lift you going with?
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3", it is going on tomorrow so I measured the heigth in the center of wheel wells and it is 30 7/8's in front and 30 1/2 in the back. I am curious to see what my lift actually gets me.

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Well, not all of the parts showed up today, we got the coils, shocks, and aal's on, but the control arms and sway bar lowering brackets didnt come in. I am getting some pretty good vibration coming from the driveshaft now, so as soon as I get back from my trip next week I am going to order a SYE for it. It is now 33" in front and 33 1/2" in back. I got a couple of 3/4" spacers for the front because as of right now it doesnt look like my 255/70/17's are going to fit and not rub, so we may bump it on up a little bit.



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I found this KargoMaster Safari rack on Craigslist today. Still no wheel adapters, thanks again ebay.

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nice roof rack dude
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:33 PM
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Thanks, got it for $170 and it looked brand new.
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Well I got my wheel adapters in and there is no way those tires would work, way to big for the lift I have. I havent decided what to do now. I am going to the tire shop at lunch tomorrow with both sets of wheels and tires and going to see what I can work out.
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My muffler still hasnt shown up so I put on a Dynomax Thrush Turbo, I was a little leary of it sounding like a ricer but it doesnt at all. It is just a little louder and deeper than stock. I spent 2 hours today at 2 different tire shops test fitting wheels and tires and because of the stupid 1 1/2" adapters for my new wheels I was going to have to move all the way down to a 245 tire so I just decided to sell the 17's and buy some 15's and run 31x10.50's. I havent found a set just yet but I am still looking, so I will be running the goofy stockers for a few more days.
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Your only like 5K away from a cracked cylinder head too.... lol
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:11 AM
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Lets not talk like that.
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I broke down today and ordered some 245/65/17's for my JK wheels, I ordered some Hankook RF10's, I really wanted to go bigger but with what I currently have they just wouldn't fit. I have already secured some 3" spacers for the front and I want to replace the AAL's in the back with leaf packs so I will probably end up buying 6" leafs and putting in the spacers at some point over the next several months. I will post pics tomorrow once I put the new wheels and tires on.
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Finally got my wheels and tires mounted. I also found an Advance Adapters SYE for $150 on Craigslist and I am waiting on them to call me back to go get it.



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