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Default 1990 XJ Laredo DD First Car/First Jeep

I picked up a 1990 Jeep Cherokee Laredo a couple months ago and decided I'd make a build thread on it. Here's some specs on it: Renix 4.0, NP242, 159k miles, Dana 35 wish I had the 8.25. I think it has limited slip but not positive on that. I'm 17 on a part time job and this is my first Jeep/vehicle so this will be a relatively slow build but bare with me

This is how it was sitting, was sitting in the sun for a couple of years.

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Gave it a good wash, and also glued back the side panel where it was peeling off.

Driver seat seems a little sideways hmm

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I need to take more pics of interior, but carpet was really dirty so heres a before pic.

And here's an after pic..not too shabby.
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My grandpa told me to spray bleach white on the tires and rims then pressure wash it, I'm really happy with how it came out.

So much dirt came off the rims I couldn't believe it, it looks like a brand new Jeep. Also added a Quadratech sticker for extra horsepower.
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Got bored and messed around a little bit.

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Heading up to the mountains for a camping trip, the Xj did awesome.

My Jeep next to my grandpa's cherry 98 Xj with 115k miles.
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So that's as far as I've gotten so far.
I forgot to mention that my Jeep has the crappy Bendix 9 system, which a whole new brake system is being put in it as we speak.
So here's some plans for it.

1. Paint the fenders/trim and tint the windows.
2. Put new seals all around it(the wind noise is pretty bad.)
3. Get the tear in driver seat reupholstered and headliner repaired.
4. Then the good stuff Lift and tires, haven't decided on 4.5 on 33s or 3 on 31s yet
5. Exhaust, probably Flowmaster 44 but not sure yet.
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Got my Jeep back from the shop, they got rid of the Bendix Abs system and put in a whole new brake system from a comanche with an actual booster and master cylinder. Works so much better. I considered doing it myself but its beyond my knowledge and hes a trusted mechanic.
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Nice clean looking first jeep and sounds like a good platform for a great jeep!
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Nice clean looking first jeep and sounds like a good platform for a great jeep!
Thanks man I appreciate that! She's a work in progress for sure.
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Now that I got my Jeep back I can take some pics of the engine bay/interior.



She always looks cleaner in photos haha

I took off most of the metal plates cause they were falling off anyways, I need to take off the rest of them.



And here's the engine bay, with a brake booster and shiny master cylinder instead of that terrible abs system.
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Bought some things for the Jeep recently, I ordered a Thrush Welded 2.5" muffler, it sounds really good just like a flowmaster 40 just alot cheaper. Also got a tan Jeep steering wheel and some weather seals cause the ones on it are pretty wore down. Hopefully they'll solve the wind noise I get.

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Monotone Paint
Rear Fold w/Removable Cushion Seat
Passenger Assist Handles
4-Speed Automatic AW4 Transmission
Floor Mount Automatic Shift Lever
Dana M30/181MM Front Axle
3.55 Rear Axle Ratio
Tinted Windshield Glass
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85 MPH Primary Speedometer
Cigar Lighter
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Glove Box Lamp
Halogen Headlamps
Bright Windshield Moldings
Rear Qtr Solid Window Insert
Belt Moldings
DESCRIPTION NOT AVAILABLE
Rear Fascia Skid Plate Applique
EVAP Control System
20 Gallon Fuel Tank
Bright White Clear Coat
Power Rack and Pinion Steering
Standard Duty Shock Absorbers
Rear Shock Absorbers
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Build To U.S. Mkt. Specifications
Payload Rating - 1800#
U.S. Dealer Retail
Zone 71-Los Angeles
American Coin Merchandising
Cloth Low-Back Bucket Seats
DESCRIPTION NOT AVAILABLE
Heavy Duty Electrical Group
Skid Plate Group
Trailer Tow Group
GTS Interior Package
Rubicon X
Laredo Decor Group
Power Equipment Group
DESCRIPTION NOT AVAILABLE
DESCRIPTION NOT AVAILABLE
4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
Low Back Bucket Seats
Reclining Front Seats
Floor Carpet
Cargo Compartment Carpet
Cargo Tie Down Loops
Cargo Area Storage
Front & Rear Floor Mats
Spare Tire Cover
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Full Length Floor Console
Overhead Console
All 4-Speed Automatic Transmissions
Selec-Trac Full Time 4WD System
Dana 35C/194MM Rear Axle
Trac-Lok Differential Rear Axle
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Front Left Side Sliding Window
Rear Window Defroster
Sun Visors w/Illum Vanity Mirrors
Entire Fleet Key Alike (FREQ 6)
Right Convex Mirror
Power Heated Mirrors
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Air Conditioning
Deluxe Insulation Group
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Rear Window Wiper/Washer
Power Windows
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Power Front Driver/Passenger Seats
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Ash Tray Lamp
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Front Bumper Guards
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P265/60r18 BSW A/S All Terrain Tires
15" Aluminum Wheels
All Aluminum Wheels
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9 Additional Gallons of Gas
Rear Spring Group V
Left Front Spring Group X
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