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Old 09-10-2014, 09:05 AM
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Hey there folks, figured I do a build on my XJ since it is finally all coming together now. So where do I start, Well I guess I can start by saying that this is my 4th Vehicle and 3rd jeep.

How did I get into jeeps you ask? Well, going back to my Grandfather, he owned 2 older models of the Jeepster Commando, c101 and c104 if Im not mistaken. ( ill add the photos later) and as a kid growing up, they were just kept out in his field so being the young age that I was at I would always play with them and what not. ( at the time, little did I know how valuable and prescious these things were nevermind that they were jeeps) anywho, at almost 21 years old those two Jeeps are still sitting out in that field rusting and rotting away,but surprisingly they do run!!

So Lets fast forward a bit, my father purchased my soon to be 1998 Jeep XJ fully loaded for the most part, thing was mint and all we used it for really was trailering our campee and here and there sometimes used it as a daily driver. So once I turned 15 I was given the most Mint Condition, 1 owner (being my dad) Forest Green Jeep Cherokee with only 84k miles on it! Well at the time I owned it for quite some time and had it until I hit 94k miles, and at the time I was stupid and wanted to "deck" my jeep out not knowing there was such thing as " Its a jeep thing" I wanted to put chrome spinning rims and all that ugly stuff on it. But like I said At The Time, What did I know?! So at 94k miles and a New England owned jeep this thing was kept in immaculate condition. I sold it for 4grand. Why you ask? Because I wanted to become a "JDM Ricer" And go really fast. Well I bought myself an Acura Integra, and did just that. Went really fast and got bored of going fast. And being that Im a Volunteer Firefighter at 17/18 and wanted to make it a career I realized going fast wasnt the smartest move... So I did an even trade, well so I thought at the time. And yet again I purchased my 3rd vehicle which was a 96 Jeep Cherokee with a 3" lift and 30" tires and what not. The worst thing in the entire world. Never did I do a private party buy again. This thing had the worst case scenario of rot and rust in the floorboard. I couldve pulled a Flinstones move by picking it up and running with it. Literally. Not only was that bad but My rear leaf springs were broken, my steering stablizer was shot and my catalytic converter was clogged so bad I couldnt go over 30mph, oh and of course It developed the worst Death Wobble I have ever seen. Needless to say I traded that damn thing in to a dealer for $1500, I cant believe they offered that much, but hey! So thats how I ended up with my incredible 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport with only 106k miles. * im still kicking myself in the butt for selling my first jeep*
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The Jeepster Commando c101
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And the Jeepster Commando c104.
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The only photo I have of my First Cherokee. I installed some Pink grill lights...oh and a wolf whistling horn too.
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And my first house fire...
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Okay so back to my 2000 Jeep Cherokee. I ended up paying $5,100. For this thing, the dealer wanted about 7k but I talked him down by alot . Anywho started by lifting the rear end to a 3.5" lift. Took it to one of our jeep club events and had a blast. And thats when I decided I need to get my act together and finish the lift and the plans that I had at the time. So with that being said,

This is where my jeep stands today.

3.5 Rancho Leaf Springs
Sky Jacker Rear Shocks
Rough Country Front Shocks
3.5 IronRok Coil Springs
Rustys Quick Disconnects
Rustys Tcase Drop
Rough Country Extended Brake lines
Replaced the Wheel Bearing and Hub
Replaced the Wheel Cylinders, Calipers, drum brake cables.
New Battery
New Starter.
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Throughout the process of doing all of this, I ended up getting into a car accident, some woman was texting and driving and slammed into the back of me. Needless to say she totaled her brand new kia and I had a bad back and neck and ended up making over 4000$ which I just recieved in the mail the other day meaning, New Jeep parts.

Oh and while I was driving one day, I had a tree fall on top of my truck, totally demolished my roof rack ( if anyone knows where I can get replacement parts for that. That would be awesome &#128076
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More from the tree falling
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Thats my crossbar just hanging out under the tree...
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This photo doesnt even do justice as to how big it actually was. More than 80% of the road was blocked off. It was about a foot wide and over 8 feet long
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Okay so after getting my check from the accident....
This is what I plan on installing.

Rustys engine/oil skid.
Tomken Gas Skid
Yokohama ATS 30" tires
Rough Country Winch/Stinger Bumper
TnT Unibody Stiffiners
Find replacement parts for the roof..
Replace Transmission shift solenoid b.
Replace the o2 sensors and possibly Catalytic Converter.
Replace oilpan/seal

Purchase a Hobart Welder.
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nice, y u no make tube doors yet?
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This is gonna be one nice rig! I can't wait to see pics when it's all done. Can you post pics of the suspension when finished?
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nice, y u no make tube doors yet?
No tube doors cause no unibody stiffiners! ..... Yet
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This is gonna be one nice rig! I can't wait to see pics when it's all done. Can you post pics of the suspension when finished?
Thankyou! I cant wait till its done either!
All though with the list that I have its gonna take me years to finish this thing to how I want it. Ive only been lifted for about 5 or 6 months not even and Im ready to go bigger. And I can absolutely take pics when the suspension is done.
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