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Old 12-23-2012, 07:31 PM
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Well, I went through a phase where i was really wanting another jeep to mess around with or be another DD, i already have a white 01 XJ 2wd :/ so i found this baby on craigslist, the body has almost 300k on her but the engine was put in feb of 2011, its an 01 Wrangler straight 6 4litre that has 135k miles on it. Runs good and 4X4 works. i havent crawled under it yet to see what axles i have yet. The girl wanted 3k for it but talked her down to 2k cash When i got it it needed a new drivers seat and a new headliner. i went to a local JY and found a whole set of seats out of a 00 XJ Sport for 100 bucks. Jumped on that put them in and cleaned em. Turned out good. took out the headliner today. I plan on getting a 3" RC Lift and 31 inch bfg AT (My dad works at Michelin and can get them free ) And some Crager soft 8 blacks. Ill update this as i progress. Im a broke college student who loves jeeps!

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As you can see it needed a new seat..bad


idk


with new seats in and headliner out


new front seats


took speaker bar out too


Sport seats ftw....no adjustables here.


she had this on there...ill probably leave it.


Command trac?


door panels are perfect

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Got the 3" Rough Country Series 2 AAL kit on and 31x10.5x15 mounted on some summit soft 8s, next up is a roof rack and a bumper, will post better pics tomorrow...



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Looking good. Same lift I used to have. The AAL lasted about 7 years till it started sagging. Just installed new 3.5" leaf packs, and a 1" spacer up front a couple months ago. Rides a lot better now.
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Looking good. Same lift I used to have. The AAL lasted about 7 years till it started sagging. Just installed new 3.5" leaf packs, and a 1" spacer up front a couple months ago. Rides a lot better now.
Thanks man! lol , ive had that white one behind it for almost 3 years and ive only put 10k miles on it myself, lol.
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looks exactly like mine when i first lifted it!
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nice looking jeep fine sir!
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nice looking jeep fine sir!
Thanks man it dont look quite like that anymore though
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<3

how it sits now along with my 01 XJ DD

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finally got a roof rack after 2 months of searching craiglist its a surco too

heres some pics i just brought it home





painting it here in a few with this:
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picture of stock tailights on

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got the first coat of plastidip on, gonna give it another coat when i get out of school.
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cherokee forum stickers added 5 hp!!!
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thank god you got rid of those hideous ricer tail lights... looking good so far. i would smoke your stock tail lights with some VHT Nite-Shades.. thats what i did and i think it looks awesome.
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thank god you got rid of those hideous ricer tail lights... looking good so far. i would smoke your stock tail lights with some VHT Nite-Shades.. thats what i did and i think it looks awesome.
That's on my to do list. Yeah Im burning those old tailights pos.
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