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Old 04-10-2010, 01:46 PM
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Well everyone...HERE IT IS!! I have been waiting forever to do this

I am 17 years old, this is my '98 Jeep Cherokee. It has 130k on the odo and is ticking like new. It is my first car and i love it to death. I got it in August of '09, paid $3500 for it and that is quite the accomplishment for a poor high schooler. I received it from a mechanic, who kept it in very good condition. The only work i have done to it has been the changing of the coolant lines, a head gasket and replacing 02 censors and TPS censors which fixed a sketchy throttle problem it had for a month. Other than that...SOLID

Since August I have done PLENTY of mods to it, unfortunately with no pictures of the processes. However i do have a couple of pictures from when i first got it:

This is how it sat at first:
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Specifications:

i6 4.0L engine (the best ever made)

d30 up front and chrys 825 in rear- both with stock gearing

4.5" Rough Country lift kit

BDS performance shocks

np231 with drop kit

AND 31" BFGoodrich KM mud-terrains

This is how Josiah sits right now:

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Old 04-10-2010, 01:52 PM
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I have trimmed up all fenders:

Front about 2 inches and rear about 1/2" for new cause i am not sure what want to do (flares or somehting)

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and ripped off all the stock goodies:
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Old 04-10-2010, 02:01 PM
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Heres my 30 up front

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Chrysler 825

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I have plans to do a 44 or an 8.8 in the rear with 4.56's. As costs allow i will do this this upcoming summer.

here are some bad shot of under the hood. I'll get better ones eventually
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When i got it, this engine was SPOTLESS. of course, no Jeep owner can keep it that way for long

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Old 04-10-2010, 02:07 PM
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looks good, almost too clean underneath

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Old 04-10-2010, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by taythegibs View Post
looks good but its a d30 not a d35 that they put up front
fixed, thanks sir
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thanks for what?
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check your sway bar disco....good looking rig
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check your sway bar disco....good looking rig
yea i took it off to clean the thing up
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Good looking build
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nice build and story!
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Nice rig.... What is the hood ornament from??
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Nice rig.... What is the hood ornament from??

Oh that was just a little present my shop teacher made me. Looks like machine gun crosshairs
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After about the 5th week i had it i went ahead and put some JKS discos on there as my stock disconnects were completely cemented to the sway bar. these babies are nice, although i've lost pins to these things i dont know how many times.

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welded some mounts to my rear for a high lift

they are just a hinge lookin joint that i had in the garage and a threaded piece stuck on there. pretty simple.

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Sick Jeep. We'll have to wheel sometime Im 17 to and just north of you in conifer.
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