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Old 02-16-2013, 09:35 AM
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Default 2000 Cherokee XJ - ZDV - Long Time Coming

In July 2011 I bought my first car, if you know me it isn't a surprise it was a 2000 Cherokee Sport. I have spent useless hours at work scrolling through everything from engine upgrades to lifts to armor and so on. After joining this amazing forum, I figured out how I will being my XJ build (FINALLY). Now I have not bought anything yet but I do have the money, just waiting for spring and warmer weather. I am going to post some pics of how she looks now and the list of parts I plan on using. Please do not hesitate to make suggestions or tweaks to my list but it doesn't mean I will change my mind (I might if it sounds good or is cheap enough!).

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ZDV - Zombie Defense Vehicle
Back story is that I have a good spot to go when the zombie apocalypse comes.
Hint it is in VT.


Build materials: (BOLD is installed)

-OME rear leafs 2.5" (CS035RA)
-ACDelco rear leaf bushings (45G15606 + 45G15608)
-Rocky Road front coil spacers 2" (JP7001)
-Monroe shocks (550016 + 550017)
-Daystar bump stops (KJ09114BK + KJ09122BK)

-Rukse 1" transfer case drop case kit (RK4010) Changed my mind. (see next line)
-Rusty's TC Crossmember 1" Drop (RA-CM200-XJ) but no clearance loss
(Thanks George's Limited XJ for the idea)
-Hella 500FF Series driving lamp kit (5750941)
-C4x4 tow hook brackets and hooks
-Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10 30/9.50R15 (2001369)
-General Grabbers A2 245/75R16 (came with the MOABs)

Tools:

-Hi Lift Jack 48" (XT485)
-Fiskars Super Splitting Axe 36" (7884) - for killing zombies when I run out of bullets!

OK that will satisfy me for starters and get me out there to go wheeling!



Thoughts and suggestions GO!

Thank you very much for looking!

PS stock pictures to follow in a few minutes.


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Old 02-16-2013, 09:45 AM
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good start!
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good start!
Thank you! Can't wait to start amassing the parts.
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Here is the list of what I have done since I bought it:

-Quadratec Ultimate All Weather Front + Rear Floor Liners (14254 7001 + 14257 7001)
-Husky Liner Rear Cargo Liner (20001)
-Sony CD/MP3/AUX Unit
-AIRAID QuickFit Series Intake System (310-136)
-PowerAid TB Spacer (310-510)
-IRO Cat Back System (IR-X_IEK)
-Smoked Corner Lenses and Tail Lamps

I think that was all of it thus far.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:55 AM
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Default Armor - for later

Picked this up in Springfield, MA while visiting my Dad this weekend. My new friend Tom posted a deal I could not refuse even if I do not need it now.



Thanks again Tom.


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Small update, my birthday passed, and with some money I won on Xmas eve in Saratoga, I have about $1,300 to spend on the Jeep this Spring and Summer!
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I got the following parts for my birthday too

-Daystar bump stops (KJ09114BK + KJ09122BK)
-Hella 500FF Series driving lamp kit (5750941)
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Nice!
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Keep an eye on your coolant level. I'm sure you've already read about the 2000-2001 0331 head crack. Ordering my Clearwater head next Friday. Looks like a good start though!
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Nice!
THANK YOU

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Keep an eye on your coolant level. I'm sure you've already read about the 2000-2001 0331 head crack. Ordering my Clearwater head next Friday. Looks like a good start though!
Thank you...for making me paranoid and checking it first thing when I got up before work this morning lmao. ( I really did tho) It all looked good!
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Got a good deal on these five bad boys!!!

There is no turning back now!
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like it so far man! also, you should check out these windows storage racks from dirtbound offroad, gives you more storage space, and will keep the zombies from busting in the rear windows http://www.dirtboundoffroad.com/camp...-storage-rack/
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All these parts have been purchased!!!

-OME rear leafs 2.5" (CS035RA)
-OME U-bolts (XJ7012)
-Leaf Spring bushings from Morris 4x4 Center
-Rocky Road front coil spacers 2" (JP7001)
-Monroe shocks (550016 + 550017)
-Rusty's TC Crossmember 1" Drop (RA-CM200-XJ) but no clearance loss
(Thanks George's Limited XJ for the idea)
-General Grabbers A2 245/75R16 (came with the MOABs)
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