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Old 04-04-2013, 01:43 AM
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So I thought I’d start my build thread, as I have slowly started acquiring and installing parts. I am in college and pay my own way, food, tuition, books, etc. With this kind of budget, most parts will come from Christmases and Birthdays.

I have a 1999 Cherokee SE, with 216,564 on it. Had 207,xxx last June when I bought it. This is my first Jeep, and first car that is actually mine, not a parent’s.

Here it is the day after I brought it home.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:44 AM
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My build sheet.

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*M5 Cloth High-Back Bucket Seats
-AZ Agate
ADA Light Group
APAS Monotone Paint
ARUP SE Decor Group
AWS Smoker's Group
A20P 4.0L Engine(ERH)/4Sp Auto Trans(DGS
BASS 124 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
CLE Front & Rear Floor Mats
CSRS Passenger Assist Handles
CSSS Illuminated Rear Assist Handles
CUFS Full Length Floor Console
CUXP Front & Rear Ash Trays
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
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
GFAS Rear Window Defroster
GNAS Rear View Day/Night Mirror
GNCP Sun Visors w/Illum Vanity Mirrors
GTZP Manual Remote Mirrors
GVBC All Vehicles W/Power Mirrors
HAAP Air Conditioning
HGDS Deluxe Insulation Group
JAZP Analog Instrument Cluster
JBFP Instrument Panel Black Bezel
JCDS 100 MPH Primary Speedometer
JHAS Var Intermittent Windshield Wipers
JHBP Rear Window Wiper/Washer
JJAP 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
LBBP Courtesy Lamps
LCDP Map/Dome Reading Lamps
LDAP Underhood Lamp
LDBP Cargo Compartment Lamp
LHDP Headlamp Off Time Delay
LMAS Halogen Headlamps
LPSS CHMSL Lamp
MBJP Black Front Bumper
MBKP Front Brake Duct Bezels
MBNP Black Rear Bumper
MBSP Carbon Front Splitter
MCAS Rear Body Color Applique
MDAP Front License Plate Bracket
MFAP Black Headlamp Bezels
MFFP Black Grille
MHAS Black Windshield Moldings
MMCS Rear Qtr Solid Window Insert
MMGS Belt Moldings
MMKS Hi Black Gloss/Black Mirror Molding
MNAS Black Door Handles
MNJP Black License Plate Brow
MUKS MOPAR Chrome Bodyside Molding
MWG Roof Rack
NAEP California Emissions
NBKS EVAP Control System
NBN Northeastern States Tracking
NBTP Transitory Low Emission Veh (TLEV)
NFAS 20 Gallon Fuel Tank
NHM Speed Control
PW1 Stone White Clear Coat
QW1S Stone White C/C
RAAC All Radio Equipped Vehicles
RAZ AM/FM Cassette Compact Disc Radio
RCRP 4 Speakers
RDDP Fixed Long Mast Antenna
SBAS Power Rack and Pinion Steering
SCG Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
SDAS Normal Duty Suspension
SHAS Front Stabilizer Bar
SHCS Front and Rear Stabilizer Bars
SUA Tilt Steering Column
TBCS Compact Spare Tire
TBLS Inside Mounted Spare Tire
TM6P P215/75R15 BSW Wrangler AP Tires
TZAP Goodyear Brand Tires
WJDP 15X7.0 Styled Steel Wheels
WLYC All Steel Wheels
XCYS Delete Remote Start System
XJFS Tethered Fuel Filler Cap
YAAS Build To U.S. Mkt. Specifications
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:48 AM
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So for Christmas, I got a nice list of parts. I got Rampage H4 Headlights, Uniden PRO-505XL CB, Flowmaster Exhaust Kit, Thundercat Spun Cat Converter, and a Prime 4x4 5-switch Panel to replace the ashtray.

I immediately went out and replaced the headlights. Crazy difference. I love how the H4’s put off a horizontal pattern, rather than the vertical pattern my old lights put off.
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:11 AM
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So I was tired of looking at my CB sitting in my room, so I found a shop between home and school and stopped one day. I picked up a 4’ Firestik Firefly antenna in black, 18’ of Firestik Cable with the FireRing technology, and a Firestik door jamb mount. I then hit radio shack to pick up a temporary power solution, a 12v cigarette lighter plug.

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CB mount gave me trouble. It came with 2 different types of screws, and the instructions just said, “use the self-tapping screws”, but one set was not self-tapping. I later found out that the non-self-tapping screws were to put the mic mount onto the side of the radio.

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I installed the CB on the right side of the tranny hump. It fits nicely out of the way, and is still easy to see.
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I installed the antenna on the left tail light. I used the upper and most left tail light mounting bolt in one of the holes, and then drilled for the other 3. Very sturdy.

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Over my spring break, I tried to get an appointment to get my exhaust installed, but the guy in town was way too backed up. So I tried to get it installed early on a Monday morning. It snowed Sunday night and he was closed. I called him and set up the same time the next Monday. Again, it snowed Sunday night and he was closed. So finally, tried for the 3rd week in a row, Easter Monday, he was open and had no one else there. Got it done in about an hour. Love how it looks, and sounds.

Out with the old:

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Old 04-04-2013, 03:13 AM
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For my Birthday, my 21st, I asked my parents for some fog lights, spot lights, driving lights, light bar, and headlight harness.

The specific parts I asked for are:
• Eagle Eye Lights 55w Amber Fogs-- PN: 1613-QHC
• Eagle Eye Lights- 100w 6” Round Driving Lights—PN: HG608
• Eagle Eye Lights- Eagle Series 130w 6” Round Spot Lights—PN: 1615HPC3
• CARR Deluxe Folding Light Bar
• Putco H4 Harness—PN: 230004HW

Hope I get it all!!!
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:44 PM
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So future plans include:
  • Zone 4.5” Lift w/rear springs
  • Cragar Soft 8’s- 15x8
  • General Grabber AT2- 31x10.50R15 or 33x12.5R15
This will probably have to wait until summer when I have a better paying job and I am home to do it.
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Originally Posted by Critz2 View Post
Over my spring break, I tried to get an appointment to get my exhaust installed, but the guy in town was way too backed up. So I tried to get it installed early on a Monday morning. It snowed Sunday night and he was closed. I called him and set up the same time the next Monday. Again, it snowed Sunday night and he was closed. So finally, tried for the 3rd week in a row, Easter Monday, he was open and had no one else there. Got it done in about an hour. Love how it looks, and sounds.

Out with the old:
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In with the new:

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What Did you pay?
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What Did you pay?
I got the kit (muffler, tailpipe, and clamps) from Performance Curve for $105 plus shipping, and the Converter was $43 plus shipping. Then the shop charged $80 for the install.
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So my birthday was on Saturday, and my parents told me they hadn't gotten me anything yet. So I guess that means it was on order. I did however get a lot of liquid to drink now that I am 21!
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Looks like a good build to me!
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Wow $80 and not welded?! You could have done all that lol
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Wow $80 and not welded?! You could have done all that lol
Most of the reason for the price was that a big portion of my old pipe had rotted and I did not have the replacement pipe, so he had to add that, along with a few more clamps. I have had other vehicles done by him and it's always a good job. I don't have any of the tools needed either. I mean I could have made them hand (wrench) tight, and I do have a sawzall, but not the air powered wrench, or know-how.
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Most of the reason for the price was that a big portion of my old pipe had rotted and I did not have the replacement pipe, so he had to add that, along with a few more clamps. I have had other vehicles done by him and it's always a good job. I don't have any of the tools needed either. I mean I could have made them hand (wrench) tight, and I do have a sawzall, but not the air powered wrench, or know-how.
It's easy bud I promise ya. I'm just surprise it wasn't welded.
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