Jeep Builds Make your own jeep build thread here, discuss and view jeeps here. All Jeep models are welcome here.

1998XJSPT build thread!!

Old 04-25-2013, 11:31 AM
  #1  
CF Veteran
Thread Starter
 
1998xjspt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Orlando/Winter Garden
Posts: 1,277
Year: 1998
Model: Cherokee
Engine: I6
Arrow 1998XJSPT build thread!!

So the time has finally come! After having my xj for about 5 months and gathering all the parts I need, iv finally decided to start a build thread!

I'm a 19 year old father, still in highschool and on the budget of a restaurant worker., I bought my 1998 Cherokee Sport 4x4 with only 120xxx miles on it. Before I got him I knew I would be lifting my xj

Current plans as of now are
-RE3.5 super-ride w/ full leafs
-Bilstein 5100's
-SYE
-31x10.5r15 BFG KM2
-Cragar v-5 (black)
-cowl snorkel

Future plans will be..
-5.5 coil springs
-2in shackles
-bedlined floors
-nates4x4 nonwinch bumpers
-33" KM2
-lunched & built d30
-8.8 swap or built 8.25

Last edited by 1998xjspt; 01-20-2014 at 09:32 AM.
1998xjspt is offline  
Old 04-25-2013, 11:49 AM
  #2  
CF Veteran
Thread Starter
 
1998xjspt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Orlando/Winter Garden
Posts: 1,277
Year: 1998
Model: Cherokee
Engine: I6
Default

Here is how he sat when I brought him home


1998XJSPT build thread!!-image-2650456463.jpg



1998XJSPT build thread!!-image-49544096.jpg

i trimmed bumpers


1998XJSPT build thread!!-image-1932876873.jpg

& then took it out to play


1998XJSPT build thread!!-image-2003501396.jpg



1998XJSPT build thread!!-image-2220026634.jpg

Ended up wetting my carpet so I cut a section out, let it airdry, then reinstalled it. It sucked because I let it airdry all day, then the next mornin I woke up to the sound of rain ,took another 3 days to dry after that lol


1998XJSPT build thread!!-image-863296168.jpg

Came out pretty good I must say


1998XJSPT build thread!!-image-2102887011.jpg


as time went on I slowly started gathering parts to lift my rig, got my km2s, cragar v-5 (3.75bs) and my RE lift


1998XJSPT build thread!!-image-4224993714.jpg



1998XJSPT build thread!!-image-927907126.jpg



1998XJSPT build thread!!-image-1821150286.jpg

At one point I needed a serious brake job, the pad ended up wearing down to bare metal and scratching the rotor up pretty bad


1998XJSPT build thread!!-image-3859898537.jpg



1998XJSPT build thread!!-image-1773298960.jpg



1998XJSPT build thread!!-image-2462394399.jpg

Mmmm! Fresh brakes!!


1998XJSPT build thread!!-image-2750333181.jpg

I got my towhooks installed and this is how he sits as of right now, been BPblasting hardware, getting ready to get lifted tomarro!!
Attached Thumbnails 1998XJSPT build thread!!-image-3031223532.jpg   1998XJSPT build thread!!-image-155541951.jpg  

Last edited by Gee oh Dee; 04-25-2013 at 03:47 PM. Reason: member deletion request.
1998xjspt is offline  
Old 04-27-2013, 08:20 PM
  #3  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 88
Year: 1988
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

Sweet bud, will be a nice looking xj. I like that color
tonytwotimes is offline  
Old 04-27-2013, 09:25 PM
  #4  
CF Veteran
Thread Starter
 
1998xjspt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Orlando/Winter Garden
Posts: 1,277
Year: 1998
Model: Cherokee
Engine: I6
Default

Originally Posted by tonytwotimes View Post
Sweet bud, will be a nice looking xj. I like that color
thanks! i ran into a delema today while trying to finish the rear. turns out that Morris4x4center sent me the wrong u-bolts when i clearly stated to them that i had the c8.25 axle. and on the box and shipping statement it says RE3.5 for c.8.25..this just ruined the entire build process. now i have to wait until monday or tuesday to recieve the correct u-bolts in order to finish up the build.
1998xjspt is offline  
Old 04-27-2013, 10:36 PM
  #5  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 13
Model: Cherokee
Default

Like the color--will follow this build.
RedlineMatt is offline  
Old 04-27-2013, 10:53 PM
  #6  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Sagle Idaho
Posts: 77
Year: 1994
Model: Cherokee
Engine: Staright 6 High ouput
Default

You sure you have a c 8.25?
jesse12296 is offline  
Old 04-28-2013, 08:11 AM
  #7  
CF Veteran
Thread Starter
 
1998xjspt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Orlando/Winter Garden
Posts: 1,277
Year: 1998
Model: Cherokee
Engine: I6
Default

Originally Posted by jesse12296 View Post
You sure you have a c 8.25?
yes. im positive, it says it on the axle and i know my rear ends.
1998xjspt is offline  
Old 04-28-2013, 11:11 AM
  #8  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Sagle Idaho
Posts: 77
Year: 1994
Model: Cherokee
Engine: Staright 6 High ouput
Default

Originally Posted by 1998xjspt View Post

yes. im positive, it says it on the axle and i know my rear ends.
What does the plug look like
jesse12296 is offline  
Old 04-28-2013, 05:20 PM
  #9  
CF Veteran
Thread Starter
 
1998xjspt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Orlando/Winter Garden
Posts: 1,277
Year: 1998
Model: Cherokee
Engine: I6
Default

Originally Posted by jesse12296 View Post
What does the plug look like
its a circle..? what does ur plug look like?
1998xjspt is offline  
Old 05-04-2013, 02:01 AM
  #10  
Member
 
durango4819's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Delaware
Posts: 233
Year: 98
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0L
Default

subscribed. get some pics up of that lift on!
durango4819 is offline  
Old 05-05-2013, 09:05 PM
  #11  
CF Veteran
Thread Starter
 
1998xjspt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Orlando/Winter Garden
Posts: 1,277
Year: 1998
Model: Cherokee
Engine: I6
Default

Originally Posted by durango4819 View Post
subscribed. get some pics up of that lift on!
dont got my trusty itouch so im waiting for a friend to upload some pics to facebook so i can then upload it to cf
1998xjspt is offline  
Old 10-30-2013, 09:21 AM
  #12  
CF Veteran
 
PocketsEmpty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: York, PA
Posts: 4,169
Year: 1998
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

Subbed. It's been a few months, any updates? I'm sure it's tough having a kid to care for! I couldn't imagine having a jeep and a kid at the same time. What bumper did you decide on? (based on your other thread)
PocketsEmpty is offline  
Old 10-30-2013, 09:35 AM
  #13  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: North Denver Burb
Posts: 69
Year: 1998
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

Originally Posted by PocketsEmpty View Post
Subbed. It's been a few months, any updates? I'm sure it's tough having a kid to care for! I couldn't imagine having a jeep and a kid at the same time. What bumper did you decide on? (based on your other thread)
Yeah this is what happened to me....had a kid then started to mess with lifting my Jeep. Partially the reason for no build thread for me. My kid is now 2.5 and just getting to where the Jeep is driveable again! I'm thinkin' by the time my kids age reaches the amount of lift I have in the Jeep, it might be done.... LOL!

Anyway Good luck OP....I have the pretty much the same Jeep right down to the mileage.

Last edited by MINI XJ; 10-30-2013 at 09:40 AM.
MINI XJ is offline  
Old 12-17-2013, 08:46 PM
  #14  
CF Veteran
Thread Starter
 
1998xjspt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Orlando/Winter Garden
Posts: 1,277
Year: 1998
Model: Cherokee
Engine: I6
Default

Its been a while! well i got my lift and tires on, been rollin on 31s for a while but i got bored with them and now in the process of going up to 35s on my current RE3.5 lift. Will be regearing to 4.88. I flipped and flopped my jeep so ill be getting an exo soon as well

Here's a couple pics of the jeep overall

1998XJSPT build thread!!-forumrunner_20131217_214313.jpg



1998XJSPT build thread!!-forumrunner_20131217_214329.jpg



1998XJSPT build thread!!-forumrunner_20131217_214404.jpg



1998XJSPT build thread!!-forumrunner_20131217_214437.jpg



1998XJSPT build thread!!-forumrunner_20131217_214521.jpg



1998XJSPT build thread!!-forumrunner_20131217_214613.jpg



Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20131217_214521.jpg
Views:	67
Size:	21.2 KB
ID:	224005
1998xjspt is offline  
Old 01-20-2014, 10:46 AM
  #15  
CF Veteran
Thread Starter
 
1998xjspt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Orlando/Winter Garden
Posts: 1,277
Year: 1998
Model: Cherokee
Engine: I6
Default

havent updated this thing in a while. iv got some different plans and ideas to do to the xj than what i had in the beginning, heres the list of what im thinking about:

-cut&fold lower rear quarter
-tub out rear fender
-comp cut front fender
-shims
http://www.seriousoffroadproducts.co...22d57b1ce2b153
-sleeve& gusset d30
http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/Merch...egory_Code=XDT
-regear
http://www.rwkhaussupply.com/magento...-and-rear.html
-35 km2
http://www.4wheelparts.com/Tires/35x...&t_pn=BFG07737
-wheel spacers
-bumpstops
-exo
-oil pan skid
http://www.quadratec.com/products/12022_904_07.htm
-seats/harness
http://www.seriousoffroadproducts.co...RIDGE-XJ-84-01
-diff covers
http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/catalog/825COV.html
http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/catalog/D30COV.html
-LCA&UCA
http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/Merch...tegory_Code=UP
-rear shock mounts
http://www.seriousoffroadproducts.co...le-Shock-Mount
-doubler

basically im setting my jeep up to be a lcog built xj. i have a RE3.5 lift but with the exo weight it will probabally go down to 3in. and ill have 35 km2 and wheel spacers to finish the stance off.

as of right now gears/shafts and tires are first up on the list, everything else is kind of floating around so if anyone want s to make any suggestions as of what i should do before what, feel free.

would love to scout out a pair of axles for 37s but ill get this phase of the build done before that. prob hp44/9in
1998xjspt is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
HunterGatherer00
Cherokee Chat
31
08-24-2018 02:19 AM
burg3rlicious
Jeep Builds
88
09-07-2016 05:04 PM
msc
Cherokee Chat
12
03-01-2016 01:04 PM
PCO6
Fabrication & builders section.
1
09-19-2015 04:24 PM
Parker00XJ
Jeep Builds
0
09-06-2015 12:30 AM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 1998XJSPT build thread!!


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: