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Old 07-18-2015, 08:51 PM
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So I thought it would be cool to start my own thread of my slow project, so here we go... I bought this Cherokee about 5 months ago for $450!! it had 150k miles on it with some small dents, some rust in the rocker panels and a blown head gasket. the guy told me it over heats but when I picked it up I put some antifreeze and drove it 20 minutes to my house w no problem


inside smelled a lot like weed and cigs so I cleaned it and looked new, after that I change the head gasket, valve cover, intake and that thing was running like new!! then took it to my buddys shop and he fixed all the rust spots and basically painted the whole jeep for very cheap



How it looked the day I got it from buddys shop (sorry no before pic but it looked worse)





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Old 07-18-2015, 09:17 PM
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I know people are gonna start hating but yeah I have dd prius hahah but trust me I love jeeps this is my 2nd Cherokee and I also had a grand wagoner. and Prius are not that bad.




So after the jeep was running good the first thing I did was order a lift kit


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took me 3 freaking days




final product (29s)
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Old 07-18-2015, 09:37 PM
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For $450, that's a clean jeep...nice grab. Any plans for once it's fixed up?
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Old 07-18-2015, 09:55 PM
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thanks man, it was a great deal haha but I don't have anything in mind yet, hopefully getting 33s soon and saving for lockers and a bumper
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So really? They give you brake line extenders for a 4.5 inch lift? Not this guy. I put extended braided lines on a 4 inch lift
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Old 07-19-2015, 10:48 AM
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Hahah yeah they came with the lift kit but I'm getting extended brake lines from IRO
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So when I was installing the transfer case drop I broke one of the bolts and now I have to drill the **** out.. but I drove it without the transfer case drop and I didn't get any vibration. I was thinking of getting this crossmember that drops the TC 1 inch (http://www.rustysoffroad.com/jeep-sk...er-1-drop.html) mine a little rusty. but I don't know if its worth it or should I just put the TCD that came with the lift kit? any suggestions? is it worth it?

Also I ordered 32s Kenda klevers mt a few days ago and they should be here today. I was gonna get 33s but I didn't have enough money so I decided to go with 32s which were very cheap!

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Old 07-19-2015, 11:25 PM
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If you can get your hands on a cross member from a manual Xj it drops everything an inch I believe but you don't lose that inch of clerance. I read about it on cf many many moons ago
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So got the tires yesterday, 32s kenda klevers mt and should be mounting them today . They look pretty aggressive and for the price I'm loving them (4 for $614 shipped) and got them in 3 days!

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Looking good, certainly a bargain.
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Y'all think I can fit them in the prius haha? Just a little trimming, I think it would look good hahah

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Old 07-21-2015, 09:16 PM
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So ordered pro comp series 97 steel wheels and they get here in like a week and a half or so but decided to get the tires mounted anyways and also got an alignment. looking soo much better






she looked funny with 29s




getting them mounted and aligned




looking so much better
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So I'm planing a wheeling trip to Uwharrie in NC August 8 with some buddy's if anyone wants to go hmu!
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It's been a while i havent had time to post but got the rims and got them mounted




Picking up the rims from 4 wheel parts and couldnt resist ( sway bars are still on)





Looking much better
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Lookin dead sexy. Lovin that red and black combo.
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