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'99 2dr...the official DD

Old 05-22-2011, 10:24 PM
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picked this up today.

1999 cherokee classic
TWO DOOR!
factory CD/tape deck
a/c
power windows
power locks
tilt
cruise
keyless entry
fog lamps
front and rear tow hooks
factory skid package (front, tcase, gas tank)
up-country coil package (1" over stock, no rear sway bar)
color match trim package

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5 SPEED!

jeep has 250,000 miles on it, and driver's floor rot

engine has a wrist pin knock (I've isolated it down to wrist pin, number 4 or 5, once I got the hood open....special thanks to PeteM on that one!)

solution...i'm building a stroker for my '87 comanche, and this motor will be the base for the stroker. going to put my .030 bore mopar reman with 2001 intake, 62mm Tb, neon srt4 injectors, borla header in this jeep, and build the motor up for my other one.


best part...I purchased it from the original owner. came with the window sticker, purchase reciept, build specs, all repair reciepts, etc.

anyways, pics. need it done by the weekend...crown vic is about to lose it's trans, so it's gotta go.
















little bit of rust clean up and repair, it will be a fun little DD.

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oh. rear defrost/rear wipe, heated mirrors.

all for $625
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Looks like we have the same driver floor pan :P
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Got the motor and trans out last night, went smooth. Neighbor is painting and blending some dings and small trust repair today as well as color matching the new motor to the body while I prep the trans and repair the floor

and no, the optima didn't come with it...the battery in it was the original from when the PO bought it...









those are pics from yesterday...today I seperated the engine/trans, undressed the motor, pulled the bellhousing off the trans, and pulled the flywheel and clutch from the engine. taking all of those parts in to work to acid wash them tomorrow.
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well, motor did not get color matched...neighbor was not feeling well so he didn't do it. oh well...don't have time to wait, so I got it all dressed back up, put the new flywheel, pilot bearing, clutch, and pressure plate back on the motor. mated the engine back to the trans, and it's *almost* ready to drop in.


I'm putting my sealed output np242 on the trans, for the simple fact that this is a daily driver, and it has every option except for sun/moon roof, overhead console, leather, or power seats. basically it has every creature comfort that I want, except for the overhead console. may as well put the np242 in it just to one up the factory.

I'll have it running and driving tomorrow night


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You are something of inspiration for me with your ability to wrench. Great DD!
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well, last night I had a much deserved heavy drinking night...followed by a late return to my house, drunk, and I installed the motor/trans while drunk, got them hooked up, and got it running.


now it's time to go back outside and check over all of the bolts in case I didn't tighten them, and then to do up the exhaust.
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she's running and driving, but a little rough.

tank has year and a half old fuel in it. mixed with high octane to run this tank through.

the exhaust is sort of shotty...the xj uses 2 and 1/4 OD pipe, but the borla is 2 and 1/8. the tail pipe is/was rusted off, the muffler is pretty crappy, but the catalytic converter is OK. i'm running low on funds, so I will have to run it like that for the week.

doing the body work on everything but the floor tomorrow, detailing the interior, plugging the leaking tire, and putting the center console back in.

pretty happy with it...for now




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Originally Posted by 90XJkid View Post
You are something of inspiration for me with your ability to wrench. Great DD!
thanks, man.
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if i could have any car in the world, it would be yours. so lucky.
green, 2 door, 4wd, manual, black interior. AGH, i envy you. i would kill for that.
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got the first oil change in today...did a 2000 mile change. looks brand new still.

also did up the exhaust finally. went with a dynomax ultra flow series, with 2.5" in and outlets, stock catalytic converter, and a band clamp up front with a turn down out back rather than a tailpipe. I may reduce the turndown pipe size to get rid of the mild drone when using cruise control. I went with a 2.5" just because they had that in stock.





I'm overall happy with the exhaust. it's throaty, while being quiet at every day speeds. not too shabby at all. aside from that, the jeep has done a very good job of being a DD, getting a solid 19mpg.

painting it this week, since I have a loaner car to drive from a friend. pearl flames are in the plans.
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I thought you were getting that complete exhaust setup for it? and 19mpg isn't to bad.
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I ordered the borla cat back system. never got a tracking number, so I cancelled the order.
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and...19mpg is pretty darn good considering I run it to red line through 3rd gear.
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31's off my '86





yup, they rub at lock or when hitting decent bumps.

3.5" lift is going in. I had to put something in it for now to get rid of the horrible wobble from stock tires.
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