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Old 10-09-2010, 12:01 PM
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I picked up a 97 sport the other day!!! It has the 4.0 w/ aw4 tranny...here are some specs...

7 in Rusty's Long Arm , Quigley custom driveshaft(this co. does the 4x4 Vans,there work is stout) , Advance Adapters SYE , Spartan locked D30 front with Alloy axle tube seals. Aussie locked Chr. 8.25 rear. 35x12.5x15 SSR's The tires show chunking from the rocks. Cragar soft 8's. TnT Trac-bar with TnT bracket. Rusty's steering box brace....Rear leafs are Rusty's 6.5 leaf packs. Front spring are RC 6.5 coils with 2" spacer. Shocks and s/stabilzer are RC 2.2(the bigger ones). Everything has been put on new within last 9 months except the long arms and tires. The long arms are used but in good condition. JKS quick disconnects.

As of now I still have to get it inspected. Shouldn't be that hard, but we shall see. Flares WILL be coming off as soon as it does, well the TJ flares will. I may go get some stock ones and throw them on the front.

Plans are...
4.88 gears
Alloy shafts
Sliders
Bumpers front/rear
and more.

Now some pictures...





Uh oh!!!
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I will add a bit of background here also...

I had an 89 YJ before this on a 3.5in BDS lift with 33x12.5 MT/R with Kevlar. It gave me nothing but trouble and it got old after a while.

So I put it up forsale and traded the YJ for the cherokee, which is in much better shape.

I normally would have gone with a stock jeep and built it up, but this is my dream jeep and I would have built it up pretty much the same, just a few different things.
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1997_Sport - Nice start on a good looking Jeep!
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Nice! I hope you know they guy who inspects your jeep. Im in MD too. Unibody lift laws suck. 20" bumper height max. For trucks i beleive it is 26" I could be mistaken though. I'm over, but thats now after some upgrades
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20? ooo I thought it was 28? lol

I am hoping this kid messages me back on facebook or I hear back from my other friend who can write it off. hahah

EDIT! I am getting it inspected on monday. lol

Btw, where in MD do you live?

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I could be misstaken but i beleive thats what my old man told me. Im in college at frostburg, otherwise im in MoCo. I hope you pass inspection!
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I could be misstaken but i beleive thats what my old man told me. Im in college at frostburg, otherwise im in MoCo. I hope you pass inspection!
Oh okay I have no clue what it is, I was hoping the latter of the two. haha

I should pass it, my buddy is inspecting it and said he is very lenient and I will pay him extra. lol
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I think I know the guy who you bought that XJ from. I picked up a bunch of parts off him a little while ago. He has a very nice XJ and I know it's capable. Did he live in Walkersville?
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I think I know the guy who you bought that XJ from. I picked up a bunch of parts off him a little while ago. He has a very nice XJ and I know it's capable. Did he live in Walkersville?
Yup, but he doesn't have a very nice XJ...I do.
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Haven't posted in a while on here so lets see what has happened...

Not a whole lot. It did get totaled. :laugh: No big deal, should be getting a nice 2k check here real soon.

Going to be buying new tires for it.

I put some buchwackers on the front yesterday and realized just how much I hate idiots...



What it looks like now...

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whoever cut them fenders originally musta been under the influence of something,it looks good with the new flares
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whoever cut them fenders originally musta been under the influence of something,it looks good with the new flares
yeah no kidding.
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So it got totalled..as in couldnt pass inspection and now offroad only?
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No got totaled when I got rear-ended. Though I still need to get it inspected, but I have to wait for the insurance check to fix the hatch and bumper.
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looks like you need to get rid of the drop pitman arm. The trackbar to draglink angle looks all wrong. They should match.
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