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1992 cherokee: Ole dusty

Old 09-17-2012, 03:48 PM
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So, when i put my first xj together i didn't do a build thread. I regret it now so i suppose i will start this one.


This is my 1992 cherokee,ole dusty. I recently traded my 00 323i for it to a friend and couldn't be happier. I also new the original owners so it just made since to do it. I helped paint,lift,and work on this jeep the whole time he owned it so i felt pretty comfortable picking it up.

Right now, it is just a nice DD/weekend trail rider. I plan on doing alot too it this fall and winter and making it a beast by next summer!


SO, this is where we are as of today.

9/17/12



1992 cherokee, originally flame red with grey interior.
165,000 miles and still going strong.


Exterior:
- State police brush guard
- 100w fog lights
- Rage roof rack (fairing broke recently)
- Bedlined from body line down
- Flat camo tan rattle can
- Bedlined front and rear bumpers
- Headlight grilles (made from a cut up antenna(

Interior:
- Cluster with a tach
- Optional cup holder from quadratec
- Quadratec floor mats
- Digital camoflague headliner
- Digital camoflague armrest
- Oil pressure and temperature guages on a custom pod with fog switches

Lift:
- Rubicon express super ride 3.5
- Rough country adjustable track bar
- ZJ tie rod
- Rough country steering stabalizer
- Old man emu shocks all around
- New HD ball joints and TRE's

Wheels/tires:
- 31x10.50 A/t's
- 15x8 3.25 bs d windows

Motor/trans:
- Stock 4.0 and aw4
- NP242 tcase
- Lots of maitenance
- Bone stock
- Straight pipe and a 2.5 spincat



I have alot i want to do in this build,including more lift,35's,1 ton steering and flat flares.

Heres some current pics





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Old 09-17-2012, 03:49 PM
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I spy some little head light guards...any closer pics?
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Xj88 View Post
I spy some little head light guards...any closer pics?
I'll take some tommorrow once it quits raining. My buddy did it while he owned it. It's literally the stock antenna cut up and screwed in
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Virginia license plates are much cooler than California.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Hillenbrand View Post
Virginia license plates are much cooler than California.
Mine aren't standard virginia plates. They were special ordered.

But as liscense plates go i like to think they're pretty cool.


Got a pretty cool update coming, pics tommorrow.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:32 PM
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Update time.

Had time today to get a few things done on my mile long check list.


Started the day with remounting my roof rack more stable and adding my fogs up top and wiring them.

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Boom finished

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Wiring them was kinda a PITA but i already had the switch and half the wiring from when my buddy had 4 on the rack rail.


Next i decided to finially tint my corners and taillights. I've been wanting to for awhile but haven't had the chance to get it done. I'm real happy with the results. The rustoleum spray tint ****s on nightshades.

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Then to cap the day off the mailman dropped off a long awaited goodie.

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Everything together.

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Woot were gonna do some damage now!
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by jeepsurfer1 View Post
Woot were gonna do some damage now!
If you look at my passenger door in the last pic you can tell i've already done enough damage

I tried to squeeze between 2 trees on a tight trail and didn't quite make it.
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Originally Posted by zjjerk

If you look at my passenger door in the last pic you can tell i've already done enough damage

I tried to squeeze between 2 trees on a tight trail and didn't quite make it.
You made it ha ha
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its simple and clean, but bada$$ed looking!
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by joker_86z28 View Post
its simple and clean, but bada$$ed looking!
Thanks man.

Just ordered some more goodies,so i should have some more updates early next week.

I'm also still debating if i should just bump this lift up to 4.5 with spacers and shackles (i'm still on stock shackles) and run 33's or sell this kit and get the rc 6.5 long arm kit and run 35's. Hmm.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:13 PM
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So,i finally got my decals in (pictures below) and had a day off to take the rig out to a local trail. To say it turned into an adventure would be an understatement. We ended up stuck on a rock very close to the trail head. Admittedly,it was my fault i went to far left and the tire slid down the rockface and we got stuck on the tcase subframe. After about 2 ours and the use of the stock bottle jack and rocks we got off of it.

All and all, it was a fun day and i'm thankful we got out with minor damages.

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The destination

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THE ROCK

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THE STUCK

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THE RECOVERY SETUP

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THE FUN


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THIS IS WHY OUR TRAILS ARE BEING CLOSED DOWN!DO NOT LITTER!

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Originally Posted by zjjerk

Thanks man.

Just ordered some more goodies,so i should have some more updates early next week.

I'm also still debating if i should just bump this lift up to 4.5 with spacers and shackles (i'm still on stock shackles) and run 33's or sell this kit and get the rc 6.5 long arm kit and run 35's. Hmm.
Man go long arm 5.5 with 35's
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:01 PM
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Just ordered an accel tune up kit,fuel filter,jks 1 inch shackles and 1 inch zone coil spacers. Also got some tirdy trees for free from my cousin so new updates should be soon.

I'm also debating on bedlining my quarters....any opinions?
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Awesome build! I'm going to be painting my '91 xj desert tan and putting a zone 4.5" lift on it. I like the police ram bar, I want a front bumper that has a ram bar with a brush guard attached to it.

Like what you've done, I'll be following
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