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2000 XJ Project "Silverback"

Old 03-04-2014, 12:47 PM
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I finally decided to start my build thread! I picked up my 2000 Jeep Cherokee (automatic) back around March of 2013 for $2800 with around 120,000 miles. It was completely stock when I got it.
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This is what she looked like after I waxed her for the first time.
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A week or so after I got her my friend and I decided to go wheeling for the first time with our XJs!
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I ended up getting stuck and overheated the engine ops!
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My friends 1999 XJ
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Some of the first few things I did was remove the stupid bumper caps, angry eyes (don't hate I like it), and install Pontiac Grand Prix hood vents.


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The previous owners never told me the XJ was in some sort of accident
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Or that it had a huge rust hole
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So until I cut off the rear 1/4 panels the rear bumper caps are staying on

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Making the first cut was the hardest part
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But with my fathers help, we did it!
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All finished up! We used little brackets and screw to hold the vents in place
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Then decided to trim my fenders and bedline!
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I got a set of 31" All Terrain Kumho tires (got a real good deal so I can't complain).
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My dad (2000 Jeep TJ on 31s) and I always take the time to pose for the camera!
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My dad and I went with our local club (Erie Jeep People) to the annual Cornfield 500. It was a great time, I plan on running in it next year!
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Got a used Rubicon 3.5" lift for $300! It just needed a little cleaning up.
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The axles gave my father and I some problems so we used his jeep to keep them in place lol.
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Working long into the night multiple times...
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But finally finished after a weeks worth of hard labor!
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Went wheeling with Erie Jeep People for the first time and what a blast it was!
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Some sweet Jeeps!
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Of course my dad had to tag along.
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Finally fixed my rear diff leak
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Got some rough country quick disconnects
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I decided to throw my spare tire up on the roof
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My dad thought it looked stupid, so he got my a Warrior Products Roof Rack for Christmas!
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Built our own hi lift jack mounts
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Always gotta have this stuff
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Got some snow finally
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