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Old 07-27-2010, 06:07 AM
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Hi all my name is Steve from Australia and I just got my new... well new for me, a 2000 XJ Cherokee Sport, its in top condition with very low klm's (one previous owner), comes with all the goodies one would expect,

I have been 4wdriving for a few years now having had different makes... and just recently completed a Toyota truck (Hilux)

But the Jeep is a new platform to play with so, yea I am looking forward to it.... Have been watching others here in Australia and also onthis very imformative forum.

So what does it have....

XJ Jeep Cherokee Sport 2000 build (Ruby Red Metalic Paint)
Full electrics
AW4, NP231
Dana 30/ Chrysler 8.25
ARB front winch bar
IPF Driving lights from ARB
currently running a 2" lift from King spings (Aus)
122,000 klm's
Alpine C/D 10 Stacker audio system
Full service history with service books
currently running A/T stock tyres
etc etc etc....

So whats planned for it....

3.5" Rubicon Express lift with new front arms, new shocks, coils and rear spring pack and all the bits and pieces.
Extened bump stops with braided brake lines for the lift kit...
Front sway bar disconnect
Set of 31x 10.50 Maxxis BIGHORNS M/T tyres fitted to eith the standard rims or will go for some black classic steelies...
Rear disc brake conversion
SYE. Slip Yoke Eliminator.
I have a c/b for it and will install soon
Cold air intake with Ram filter
2.5 inch cat back exhaust system with smal flow through muffler...


will post up some pics tomorrow as I only just got it tonight...

cheers

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Old 07-27-2010, 10:48 AM
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welcome to the site from san fran, ca.
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Welcome to the forum! This should be a good build. I doubt you'll need the SYE. I look forward to seeing pics of this baby soon!
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Old 07-28-2010, 02:10 AM
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Welcome to the forum! This should be a good build. I doubt you'll need the SYE. I look forward to seeing pics of this baby soon!

Thanks guys... so you think im not really in need of the SYE ??? pls explain as very new to the jeep platform... I was under the impresion that any lift with more that 2" will req one ???

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Thanks guys... so you think im not really in need of the SYE ??? pls explain as very new to the jeep platform... I was under the impresion that any lift with more that 2" will req one ???

thanks of rthe reply.
i wouldnt think so but it also depends on if your rear driveline vibrates. mine didnt really vibrate till i hit 6 inches of lift so thats when i got one. also depends on the jeep itself they are all different.
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Old 07-29-2010, 02:10 AM
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i wouldnt think so but it also depends on if your rear driveline vibrates. mine didnt really vibrate till i hit 6 inches of lift so thats when i got one. also depends on the jeep itself they are all different.

Ok thanks for the insight... will get the lift kit in and see how it goes.

sorry delay in the photos... stupid camera didn't work will take some with the cell and post up soon...


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Old 07-29-2010, 06:51 AM
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Just keep the money for an SYE 2000 and up, end up needing them at the height of 3 to 3.5 inches + most of the time because of the differance in our drive line some times a t case drop will work but that just leads to more problems down the road If your real lucky like one in 50,000 you wont need one but most of the time you do ,and welcome from ny
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Just keep the money for an SYE 2000 and up, end up needing them at the height of 3 to 3.5 inches + most of the time because of the differance in our drive line some times a t case drop will work but that just leads to more problems down the road If your real lucky like one in 50,000 you wont need one but most of the time you do ,and welcome from ny

Ok thanks for the info... well did not take long... had my first " Jeep thing "... lol. the left side front power window stop working...WT. but hey jumped on here and looked up the Tech section and there in print/pic format, found how to do a home repair and save heaps.....re window fix.

So I followed the section and got it all repaied. It seems to be a problem in these XJ 's but the plastic teeth on the lower window bracket wears away from the worm drive...hence NO up and down of the window , so its a matter of pulling the door trim apart to get to everything...all that was needed was to modifiy the bracket with some holes and then install a few cotter pins to the end of the worm cable and reattach the window bracket...put it all together and presto... all good !!!!

Going to post pics up this weekend....





The lower window bracket with the motor and worm drive cable on the kitchen floor....

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Nice bumper on there man. My 00' is pushin 5" of lift. it prolly should get an sye but im not getting serious vibes so im putting it off
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Welcome from Chattanooga, Tennessee!
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Old 07-31-2010, 02:19 AM
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Ok here are some poser pics of the XJ in stock form... before I start the build.







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hi steve welcome to the site , good place for info in here .... i also run a arb front bar saved the old girl a few times, should bounce the roos outta ya way over there
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good looking jeep!

Welcome from Tennessee! What part of Australia are you in? I have a good friend in Sydney and another in Melbourne. (I know they are huge cities so I'm not expecting you to know them.)
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Nice looking Jeep, and Welcome to CF.
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Hey guys thanks for the comments....

Yea, Im from Brisbane in Queensland... was originally from Melbourne... we have many 4wd parks dedicated to the sport over here and only 45 mins away I have a 700 acre property called Scenic Rim 4wd park... its awesome....

here is picx of my other truck.... Toyota Hilux Truck s/cab... there very popular over here, as in the USA. It runs ARB rear air locker , Custom front bar , roll bar , sliders, and protecion plates underneath... 2.4 d, 5 speed, 2 " lift EFS kit 31x15x10 Bighorns.. heaps of other gear....


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