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Well my names Jake, Im from Illinois. Ever since I was about 12 I found jeepforum.com and cherokeeforum.com and I've literally scene every build on these websites. Every since I found this website I've always wanted a Jeep cherokee. Really I needed a jeep cherokee for their offroad capability. My dad owns hunting property and the only way to get to the cabin is to go through a mud drenched mile long road. Only way in is a 4x4 jacked up truck or my dualy international tractor. So finally after searching Craigslist I found a 1999 Jeep Cherokee sport 4x4. It was in great condition with 143k on it. This is it when I first brought it home.



Then I put some beautiful Crager Soft 8's on it and took off those nasty rocker boards. SeXy.



And then I bought some clear markers.



Painted that faded trim, bumper, and added a metal mulisha decal.



Then I thought I was done with it since it looked so good. Well thats about to change. Ordered some 3" Coil spacers, 3" blocks and 31" BFG Mud Terrain Km2's. OOOOOOOO Cant wait till everything gets here.

I know, I know. ****ty lift, gonna be horrible. Its just for the meantime until I can get money for Full leaf packs, new coils, and shocks. Really I'm going to go buy the shocks next week but everything else is gonna have to wait.

Working at a sporting good store making minimum wage doesn't feed the jeep upgrades. Just a **** load of gas. 14 mpg blahh.

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very exciting!
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Nice XJ bro! It looks really clean. Welcome to the site!!!
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You should ditch the rear blocks for the $35 shakles that most parts stores sell.
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nice another red sport and another illinois jeep, im gonna watch this
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its nice to see another red XJ in IL. u have any rust issues yet?
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its nice to see another red XJ in IL. u have any rust issues yet?
No rust at all! Im going to keep it that way. And yeah its nice to see another xj in illinois! We need to meet up after i get my lift on. I got a few spots right out of plainfield to go.
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a couple of us r meeting up tomorrow at dog n suds in fox lake, look in the IL guys check in thread and we try to meet up as much as possible.
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You should ditch the rear blocks for the $35 shakles that most parts stores sell.
Thats what i thought too... My brother thinks he knows everything so he went ahead and bought them.... Its just a temp. lift. My parents just gave me money to go get new tires so i figured my as well go big until i get my actual lift.
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a couple of us r meeting up tomorrow at dog n suds in fox lake, look in the IL guys check in thread and we try to meet up as much as possible.
Im totally down. Idk how well this jeeps gonna do without tires or my lift but im def. down. A few of my buddies have some jeeps out here so maybe will all come out their. My only day off!
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also i think thanksgiving around that time a bunch of us r going to the cliffs. when u get ur lift? ull like those KM2's i have them and they r great for all weather and offroad
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also i think thanksgiving around that time a bunch of us r going to the cliffs. when u get ur lift? ull like those KM2's i have them and they r great for all weather and offroad
Well I just ordered it last night, it should be here around tuesday or wednesday. Ill hopefully have everything on Thursday. My brother works at discount tire so im getting a steal on the km2s. If I were to go wheeling it would prob have to be after next friday since im broke as a joke and i dont get paid till next friday. lol
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Well since its so beautiful today. I think I might just go take some beautiful women and my buddy out to the mud pits and have some hillbilly fun.
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Well since its so beautiful today. I think I might just go take some beautiful women and my buddy out to the mud pits and have some hillbilly fun.
Get pics man, I wish I could say same it is nice day but I'm sick as heck
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Get pics man, I wish I could say same it is nice day but I'm sick as heck
Damn that sucks man. Yeah i will. Mostly will be of the women though

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