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Old 10-24-2010, 09:07 PM
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Ive had the Jeep since june 2010. bought it for $3150 from a little dealership on the corner. the previous owner had it as a "Tow-Behind" for his rv. so it had 233000 miles on it from that.

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  • 1990 laredo
  • straight 6 4 litre
  • original motor
  • everything was stock down the relay cover and only worked on by dealerships
  • 215/75/r15 michelin tires that were almost new
  • automatic
this is the day after i bought it









the next thing that was done was the lift after a few weeks.
  • 2 inch spacers shackles
unfortunately the shackles were in the way of the exhaust so had to cut two sections off and weld the angled tip back down to prevent warping the bushings.
ive been painting things blue too so it flows well.

here's the shackle. and you can see the exhaust tip turned and welded shorter.







and the spacer is shown after i tore apart the front end.


















got it all back together and had the windows tinted. (livin in arizona takes a toll without having any tint.)








after i ran a small flex test with the small tires and sway bar on.
























after a month or so i finally got my 30x950's... wanted to stay away from mainstream so i went with Falken Rocky Mountain ATS. they've been amazing since ive had em.
























and its been this way for the past month. works well for me since im a highschool senior and i dont all the money in the world. haa

went up to Flagstaff over the weekend and went out a little with my brother and his 4runner.
his Toyota with my baby jeep:


the Jeep sits like this for now.


















..
thats it for now.

Im ALWAYS open for suggestions so whatever youve got to share. I'm all ears. let me know what you guys think.
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:28 PM
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Not bad, amazing how clean everything is underneath. You should see mine up North. Lots of rust...be glad you don't have that problem.

You should do your exhaust next, make it have a more noticeable sound and a little extra power. Best upgrade you can do for less than $100.
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:33 PM
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yeah im thankful to be rust-free.
i have a small exhaust leak as it is. ive thought of replacing the entire system but that will get pricey.
and ive got a bad ball joint so that will be the next project
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Old 10-25-2010, 12:13 PM
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Nice Jeep, that thing is clean!

Never seen those tires before, they look like they'd be pretty nice for a daily driver. I had some Bridgestone Duelers' with a tread patten like that on a Blazer some years back and they were pretty impressive off road for an AT tire.
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hey iv got a 91 laredo two door im putting a two inch lift in was wondering what all you had to do to get the front spacers in?
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Originally Posted by mudd buddy View Post
hey iv got a 91 laredo two door im putting a two inch lift in was wondering what all you had to do to get the front spacers in?

for the spacers i just jacked up the front end, rented a set of coil compressors from autozone, detached the steering stabilizer for extra clearance to get the spacer in. then after i removed the stock spacer since it made the 2" ones not clear. then just put it back together. there's threads on here for any lift install.
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Old 10-26-2010, 01:15 AM
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Nice Jeep, that thing is clean!

Never seen those tires before, they look like they'd be pretty nice for a daily driver. I had some Bridgestone Duelers' with a tread patten like that on a Blazer some years back and they were pretty impressive off road for an AT tire.

yeah they worked really well in flagstaff over the weekend, they clean out really nicely too. im pretty sure they are a relatively new tire design released by falken. i have only seen one other truck with them and that was a little colorado so to me they are more genuine than running BFG's. its a preferance like any other.
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Old 11-12-2010, 02:05 PM
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new game plan for now....
  1. sliders
  2. long arms on the 2 inch lift
  3. replace rear shackle with 2"full pack
  4. rook rack
  5. new front bumper w/winch mount
  6. additional armor
any thoughts of the long arms.. the lowest ive seen around are for a minimal of 4 inches of lift... what are your thoughts?
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i honestly think long arms on 2 inches is a waste of money and i dont even think you could do long arms on 2inches
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wow i wish i lived in arizona! everything looks so clean and rust free down there

that is a great looking rig, much nicer than my '91 laredo



hijack over.
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Old 11-12-2010, 04:09 PM
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ill probably have to do different brackets and place them farther back. i dont have a need to slap a 4inch lift on it though.
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:58 PM
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nothin new, just waiting on new parking lenses and cold air intake. just went up to flagstaff and drove around a little bit. not really wheeling.

flexed a little bit on the berm, nothing too big, sway bars connected since i had just got off the freeway.

















then on the way back down to phoenix i passed through to sedona. the place is absolutely gorgeous.

this photo just makes me think of a magazine shot. lol.

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dude jeep looks good and we probably drove by each other today i was on my way back to NM from Avondale. I was rollin through flag at about one or two in a inferno red minivan with NM plates..lol I didn't notice a cherokee around me though so i may have been ahead or behind you..haha. Jeep looks good like i said, as far as long arms go i think you would have to totally custom fab your kit, cause from what i have seen and what it looks like the long arm kit replaces your factory transmission crossmember and i am 100% positive you cant move that back.
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:55 PM
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yeah ive got a buddy up in flag with a cherokee and he's got a cross member he made for when he had long arms on his 3.5 lift that he made, so ill just lift a little bit more and use his crossmember. i was out of flag by 2. unless you were near downtown i dont think i saw you man.
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some new typical stuff. cupholders, homebrew cold air intake, clear parking lenses.











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