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Old 05-12-2010, 01:16 PM
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How's it going guys, my name is Bobby and this thread will document my XJ build. It's a 1998 Cherokee Sport 4.0. I friggin love it. I wanted this color so bad, I can not begin to express it to you.

Here are the AutoTrader pics from when I found it:





I didn't plan on doing much to it, but I caught the bug quickly after checking out this forum and the Rusty's site. So I started cleaning it up and doing some basic mods.

I upgraded the entire sound system, Aiwa Headunit, Bazooka 6.5" Speakers in the headliner, Boss 5 1/4" Speakers in the doors, SPX 1000watt Amp, and SPX 10" Subwoofers in port-tuned box. VERY LOUD and VERY cheap!



I don't have any pics of the speakers, but here is the setup in the hatch, I plan on building a new box and a single 12" sub, along with some kind of drawer setup for storage. Working on plans now.


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The stock fenders/door handles/door moldings/bumper ends were all faded grey, this was bothering me so I picked up some of this Forever Black and it worked EXCELLENT.



I HIGHLY recommend this product for anyone with the faded fenders, etc. It brought the life right back to all the exterior plastics. I also added a hitch shackle and removed the factory pin-striping.

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I then moved to the performance/tune-up of the 4.0. I changed the oil, spark plugs, cap, rotor and added some high performance wires. I also relocated the Air Intake Temp Sensor to the Factory air-box.



Added a K&N panel filter after much debate of the typical 'short-ram' style.


I bought a Helix Throttle Body Spacer as well.


With these mods I saved a few MPG, nothing major, but there is a difference. It also pulls much smoother, I am very satisfied.
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I was lucky enough to find one with the factory skids. Engine, Gas Tank, and Transfer Case.



The front bumper looked a little tacky with the lower air dams, plus I was missing the center piece, so I grabbed the dremel and hacked the bottoms off, looks a lot cleaner now. I'll prob trim the ends after I get the tires/lift.


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My muffler rusted out, so I hacked it off and put a straight pipe in place of it for now. It's VERY loud, sounds mean but it's obnoxious.



I plan on ordering the DynoMax Cat-Back soon because of the rebate they are doing. But I'm really just putting money aside for the lift and tires. My plans are as follows:

-Rusty's 3" Spring Pack Kit
-Cragar Soft 8's
-31x10.5 M/T Tires
-APN Header
-Lockers
-Roof Basket

This is my daily driver, it will rarely see trails with my work schedule, but when it does I want it fully capable. Should be ordering the lift soon, so I will keep you guys posted!
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that thing looks super clean. How many miles does it have on it?
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that thing looks super clean. How many miles does it have on it?
bought it with 97k, it just turned over 100k recently, it's mint, under the hood looks brand new, I will get better pics soon.
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That's sweet as hell that your building this. I am doing the excat thing with my brothers jeep right now. You should build an intake system for that jeep it's under 60$. Mine and my brothers jeep have them and it's excellent. But keep up the good work I'll be watching.
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what did moving the temp sensor do?
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it looks amazing,i wish my looked like that when i got it haha
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I wish my jeep was that nice, and that new bumper you have on the front looks real good with that skid plate more visible
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