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Old 04-22-2013, 12:08 AM
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Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Temecula
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Year: 2001
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0 Inline 6
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So here we go. I recently came back from my second trip to Afghanistan. While there my wife kept asking me questions about "If" I bought a jeep what I would want. Well I came home to find an 01 Jeep Cherokee in the driveway. The goal for this is to make it a fun 4x4 for the mud and desert. I'm not sure what my wife pulled, but she got this jeep for next to nothing.

Specs on the Jeep:

Dana 30 Front
8.25 Rear
NP 231
Previously owned as a commercial vehicle by SoCal Edison.

Build Sheet:

Sales Code Description
M5 Prem Cloth Hi-Back Bucket Seats
AZ Agate
AA4 Sport Value Group
ADAP Light Group
ADL Skid Plate Group
APAS Monotone Paint
AWHP Power Equipment Group
A20P 4.0L Engine(ERH)/4Sp Auto Trans(DGS
BASS 124 Amp Alternator
BCDS 500 Amp Maintenance Free Battery
BGAS Power Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
CADP High Back Bucket Seats
CBWS Highline Door Trim Panel
CDBS Reclining Front Seats
CFMS Rear Fold w/Removable Cushion Seat
CF4S Child Seat Upper Tether Anchorages
CGGS Traveling Inboard Seat Belt Buckle
CGWS Next Generation Front Air Bags
CKAS Carpets - Floor and Cargo Area
CKNS Cargo Compartment Carpet
CKTS Cargo Tie Down Loops
CKXS Plastic Liftgate Trim Panel
CLEP Front & Rear Floor Mats
CSAS Spare Tire Cover
CSRS Passenger Assist Handles
CSSS Lift Gate Assist Handle
CUFS Full Length Floor Console
DGBS All 4-Speed Automatic Transmissions
DGS 4-Speed Automatic AW4 Transmission
DHAP Lock-Up Torque Converter
DHNS Command-Trac Part Time 4WD System
DHSP Floor Mount Automatic Shift Lever
DJKS Dana 30/181MM Front Axle
DMDP 3.55 Rear Axle Ratio
DRAS Corporate 8.25 Rear Axle
EAAC All Engines
ERH 4.0L I6 Power Tech Engine
GAL Deep Tint Sunscreen Glass
GBBS Tinted Windshield Glass
GCBS Front Door Tinted Glass
GEEP Deep Tint Sunscreen Liftgate Glass
GFAS Rear Window Defroster
GNAS Rear View Day/Night Mirror
GNCP Sun Visors w/Illum Vanity Mirrors
GTZP Power Mirrors, Fold-Away
GVBC All Vehicles W/Power Mirrors
GXMP Remote Keyless Entry
HAAP Air Conditioning
HGDS Deluxe Insulation Group
I48S Route 48 - UP, Mira Loma, CA
JAYS Instrument Cluster w/Tach
JBFS Instrument Panel Black Bezel
JCDS 100 MPH Primary Speedometer
JHAS Var Intermittent Windshield Wipers
JHBP Rear Window Wiper/Washer
JJBS Dual Note Electric Horns
JJJS 12V Auxiliary Power Outlet
JPAP Power Windows
JPBP Power Locks
LAJS Headlamps On Warning Chimes
LBBP Courtesy Lamps
LCDP Map/Dome Reading Lamps
LDAP Underhood Lamp
LDBP Cargo Compartment Lamp
LHDP Headlamp Off Time Delay
LMAS Halogen Headlamps
MBKS Black Front Bumper End Caps
MBLS Body Color Front Bumper
MBSS Black Rear Bumper End Caps
MBTS Body Color Rear Bumper
MCAS Front Bumper Guards
MDAP Front License Plate Bracket
MFBS Body Color Headlamp Bezels
MFKS Body Color Grille
MHAS Black Windshield Moldings
MMCS Rear Qtr Solid Window Insert
MMGS Belt Moldings
MMKS Body Color Drip Trough Molding
MNAS Black Door Handles
MNNS Body Color License Plate Brow
MWGP Roof Rack
NAS 50 State Emissions
NBKS EVAP Control System
NBVP Low Emission Vehicle (LEV)
NFAS 20 Gallon Fuel Tank
NHBP Auxiliary Transmission Oil Cooler
NMC Heavy Duty Engine Cooling
PW1 Stone White Clear Coat
QW1S Stone White C/C
RAAC All Radio Equipped Vehicles
RASS AM/FM Cassette Radio
RCRP 4 Speakers
RDDS Fixed Long Mast Antenna
SBAS Power Steering
SCGP Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
SDAS Normal Duty Suspension
SHAS Front Stabilizer Bar
SHCS Rear Stabilizer Bar
SUAP Tilt Steering Column
TBB Full Size Spare Tire
TBLS Inside Mounted Spare Tire
TRLS P225/75R15 Wrangler RT/S AT Tires
TZAP Goodyear Brand Tires
WJ5S 15X7.0 Full-Face Steel Wheels
WKBP Matching Spare Wheel
WLYC All Steel Wheels
XCYS Upgraded OBD-II Connectors
XEEP Fuel Tank Skid Plate Shield
XEFP Transfer Case Skid Plate Shield
XEUP Front Suspension Skid Plate
XJFS Tethered Fuel Filler Cap
XPFS Protective Coating and Remover
YAAS Build To U.S. Mkt. Specifications

Here's the list of things I've already replaced/repaired/ added:

- Rear Main Seal
- Oil Pan Seal
- Transmission Pan Seal W/ Filter
- Rear Brakes
- Brake Flush
- Recovered Headliner with OEM Fabric
- Replaced all interior lights with LEDs
- Serpentine Belt
- Putco Headlight Harness
- Tranny Mount Bushing (Previous Leaks had made this mount questionable.)
- ZJ V8 Tie Rod Install
- Brown Dog Motor Mounts

Craiglist Finds:

Mopar Roof Basket: 50 Bucks
(5) 2005 MOAB 16x8 Wheels Brand New in the box.

Aftermarket parts I have on the way and should be here this week:

Super-Ride Suspension System w/ Rear Leaf Springs
Part Number:

Rubicon Express Adjustable Track Bar, Front
Part Number:

Bilstein Front 5100 Series Gas Shock Absorber (For 3.5"-4" Lift)
Part Numbers:

24-188197, 24188197, BIL24-188197

Bilstein, Rear, Rear 5100 Series Gas Shock (With 3.5"-4" Lift)
Part Numbers:

33-066868, BE56686H6

Rubicon Express Transfer Case Lowering Kit, 3/4"
Part Number: RUB-RE2120

Front Extended Brake Lines:

DORMAN H38862 Hydraulic Hose

DORMAN H38861 Hydraulic Hose

Future Projects Parts:

- Front Sway Bar Disconnects

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Old 04-22-2013, 07:55 AM
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thank you for your service. cant wait to see this thing
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:15 PM
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pics of the mopar basket?
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:00 PM
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thank you for your service. cant wait to see this thing
X2 thanks man
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:54 PM
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I'd like to see it before all that stuff goes on to it. Let's see where it starts from. Congrats on the new rig. What a thoughtful wife. If I went to Afganistan, the exact opposite would happen in my garage!
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:06 PM
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Thanks for the service. Man you have a great wife there.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:08 PM
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Thank you everyone for the comments and support. I added some pics. Here are some more:

Flat Leafs:

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First Delivery Today:

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Armrest Bracket. Thanks CCOOPER1234

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Old 04-27-2013, 11:50 PM
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Installed new lower control arms, springs, and front extended brake lines today. Pretty damn tired. Still waiting on the bar pin eliminators and rear leaf spring packs. So I'll knock out the trac bar tomorrow and take some pics.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:57 AM
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:11 AM
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Looks good brother. Something must be in the air. My wife picked me up an XJ while I was deployed last November. I have to say mine is an 01 but a bit more of a project than yours is. (2 wheel drive, but not for long).
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:34 PM
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Well front is back together. Work delayed my progress quite a bit. I still need to tighten the top shock nuts. They don't want to tighten. Not sure why. Also need to install the adjustable track bar. Need to get a 5/8's bit and a drill that accepts it. Still waiting on the leafs from the vendor.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:37 PM
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Side shot of the front to back comparison.
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:13 AM
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Thank you guys for your service! I'm still in Afghanistan, but I'm just a contractor. The funny part is my wife bought me an 01 this last November.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:41 AM
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Hey welcome back,, Thank you for your service!! The wife did a nice job that looks like a nice jeep... I really like the alarm sitting in the back seat lol!!! those are the best anti theft deterents on the market.. Thank you again !!
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:23 AM
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Thank you for your service. I cant wait to see how this xj turns out!
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