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Old 02-06-2013, 12:15 AM
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Well, I started out with a white 1999 XJ which I was going to use as a trail rig and then use my 98 as a daily driver.

here's the '99


it had some issues like surging, and was just running like crap. so anyway, I decided to save some money and give the white XJ back to my dad so I don't have to pay insurance on it anymore. I decided I was just going to use the '98 as my daily driver and trail rig.

anyway. My old build thread for the '99 was crap. I plan on treating this completely different, not even going to post something til I either have the part, or it's done.

here's the '98 as it sits now


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Old 02-06-2013, 12:27 AM
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anyway, so my uncle's shop was selling this blue 1998 cherokee. the PO hit black ice and went off the road into a ditch. me and my dad were thinking of buying it and parting it out.

so we got it for $700 and it ran beautiful. when we looked to see what was wrong with it, we decided might as well fix it, and keep it.

here's the day we got it


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*M5 Cloth High-Back Bucket Seats
-C3 Mist Gray
ADL Skid Plate Group
APAS Monotone Paint
ARUP SE Decor Group
A20P 4.0L Engine(ERH)/4Sp Auto Trans(DGS
BAUS 117 Amp Alternator
BCDS 500 Amp Maintenance Free Battery
BGK 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
CADP High Back Bucket Seats
CBWP Highline Door Trim Panel
CDBS Reclining Front Seats
CFMS Rear Folding Seat
CGGS Traveling Inboard Seat Belt Buckle
CGWS Next Generation Front Air Bags**
CKAS Carpets - Floor and Cargo Area
CKNS Cargo Compartment Carpet
CKTS Cargo Tie Down Loops
CKXS Midgate Box Access
CSA Spare Tire Cover
CSRS Passenger Assist Handles
CSSS Illuminated Rear Assist Handles
CUFS Full Length Floor Console
DGB All 4-Speed Automatic Transmissions
DGSS 4-Speed Automatic AW4 Transmission
DHAP Lock-Up Torque Converter
DHNS Command-Trac Part Time 4WD System
DHSP Floor Mount Automatic Shift Lever
DJHS 230MM Front Axle
DMDP 3.55 Rear Axle Ratio
DRMP Dana 35C/194MM Rear Axle
DSA Anti-Spin Differential Rear Axle
EAAC All Engines
ERH 4.0L I6 Power Tech Engine
GBBS Tinted Windshield Glass
GCBS Front Door Tinted Glass
GEDS Tinted Rr Drs/Qtr/Liftgate Glass
GFA Rear Window Defroster
GNAS Rear View Day/Night Mirror
GTZP Manual Remote Mirrors
GVBC All Vehicles W/Power Mirrors
HAAP Air Conditioning
HGDS Deluxe Insulation Group
JAY Instrument Cluster w/Tach
JBFP Instrument Panel Black Bezel
JCDS 100 MPH Primary Speedometer
JHAS Var Intermittent Windshield Wipers
JHBP Rear Window Wiper/Washer
JJAS Cigar Lighter
JJBS Dual Note Electric Horns
JJJS 12V Auxiliary Power Outlet
KDPS STRIPE/BADGE/MOLDING COLOR
KGPS STRIPE/BADGE/MOLDING/COLOR
KRPS STRIPE/BADGE/MOLDING COLOR
KTPS STRIPE/BADGE/MOLDING/COLOR
KYPP STRIPE/BADGE/MOLDING/COLOR
K3ZS STRIPE/BADGE/MOLDING/COLOR
LAJS Headlamps On Warning Chimes
LBCS Glove Box Lamp
LCKS Front Dome Lamp
LMAS Halogen Headlamps
LPSS CHMSL Lamp
MB1P Black Front Bumper
MB5P Black Rear Bumper
MCAS Carbon Rear Diffuser w/o Strakes
MDA Front License Plate Bracket
MFFP Black Grille
MHAS Black Windshield Moldings
MMCS Rear Qtr Solid Window Insert
MMGS Belt Moldings
MMKS Body Color Drip Trough Molding
MNAS Black Door Handles
MUKS MOPAR Chrome Bodyside Molding
NAA Federal Emissions
NBKS EVAP Control System
NFAS 20 Gallon Fuel Tank
NHBP Auxiliary Transmission Oil Cooler
NMC Heavy Duty Engine Cooling
PQ7 Gunmetal Pearl Coat
QQ7S Gunmetal Pearl Coat
RAAC All Radio Equipped Vehicles
RALP AM/FM Radio
RCBP 2 Speakers
RDDP Fixed Long Mast Antenna
SBAS Power Rack and Pinion Steering
SCDP Luxury Steering Wheel
SDB Heavy Duty Suspension
SHAS Front Stabilizer Bar
SHCS Front and Rear Stabilizer Bars
TBB Full Size Spare Tire
TBLS Inside Mounted Spare Tire
TRL P225/75R15 Wrangler RT/S AT Tires
TZAP Goodyear Brand Tires
WJDP 15X7.0 Styled Steel Wheels
WKBP Matching Spare Wheel
WLYC All Steel Wheels
XCYS Delete Remote Start System
XEEP Fuel Tank Skid Plate Shield
XEFP Transfer Case Skid Plate Shield
XEUP Front Suspension Skid Plate
XJFS Tethered Fuel Filler Cap
XWC Warranty Registration Card-Govt Bid
YAAS Build To U.S. Mkt. Specifications

also, found out the PO put in an aftermarket LSD. I am not sure what kind yet though, we're working on getting the paperwork for it. It works very well though!


we needed a serpentine belt, fix the exhaust, new front bumper, and we had to get offset ball joints in order for it to align right.

thanks to a forum member I got a front bumper and we got that put on.


transferred the stereo and speakers over to the blue jeep, also got a set of subs from a friend. at some point later I want to get rid of these big ones and just get a small 10" sub in a small enclosure.



anyway, after tired of having my jeep be called a Volvo....I got some new rims and tires from another forum member. now it's starting to look like a jeep.



it's been like that ever since.

had a lot of fun in the snow. that LSD in the rear is awesome!

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Old 02-06-2013, 12:29 AM
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right now I have a new heater core that I need to put it in to fix my heat. luckily my friend offered me the use of their heated garage since it's the middle of winter now.

I also have a set of front Tow hooks to put on as well. hopefully I will be putting those on on the 16th. or sometime soon anyway. will also be trimming that bottom lip off of the front bumper as well.

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Old 02-06-2013, 09:13 AM
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Good luck man, I hate doing heater cores. Especially in the cold, at least you have access to a heated shop!
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got some Black Hammered paint for the front tow hooks. will get around to painting those at some point.
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also, forgot to put this in here.
I will be getting a set of homebrew sway bar disconnects courtesy of Dukie
also, getting a used set of 32" MTs to put on after I lift from Slim.

gotta love the MD Cherokee Club. lots of help available from all of them.
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going to reach 225,000 miles tomorrow. I think I'm about 6 miles away.

also, headlight harness has been ordered. gotta love amazon'z free shipping = D

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I got some JCR gutter mounts, will be doing a rack sometime later.

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well today, I got a 13" antenna for the jeep, and put that on.

here's the antenna



and was bored so I went and did some urban flexing. not too bad for stock with swaybars still. can't really see how much the rear left was drooping.

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well, I got my dash removed, and the AC lines off in the front. Just need to get one last bolt to free the HVAC box from the firewall. and I need to get the heater hoses off as well (the ones that run into the firewall and are alongside the valve cover)


here's what the inside looks like. I did not remove the seats which I'm glad I didn't. I also didn't remove the steering wheel either.
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got the hvac box out this morning along with the heater core. this thing has been a huge PITA for me.
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Next on the list: (before next wheeling trip)
Install front tow hooks
Trim front lip off
Remove rear sway bar
Put on the goodyear wrangler radials that are on my other jeep (swap rims/tires)

Sometime:
Bedline the front bumper and rear bumper

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Nice build man. So thats the heater core huh? I need to either get a new one or unclog mine sometime.
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Originally Posted by Tylerzap View Post
Nice build man. So thats the heater core huh? I need to either get a new one or unclog mine sometime.
if it's not leaking. trying flushing it and reverse flushing it. it was a PITA to do. I think I messed up my HVAC box. so at some point I'm going to have to tear it apart again. but at least I'm not leaking antifreeze now. so I can deal with it for awhile.


And I am putting my subs up for sale on craigslist tonight. I want/need that money to put into the lift kit. I want it ready by the end of May.

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