Go Back  Jeep Cherokee Forum > Technical Discussion > Jeep Builds
Getting Ready for my very first build. >

Getting Ready for my very first build.

Jeep Builds Make your own jeep build thread here, discuss and view jeeps here. All Jeep models are welcome here.

Getting Ready for my very first build.

Old 04-30-2011, 11:46 AM
  #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 36
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Model: Cherokee
Default Getting Ready for my very first build.

Hello all!

Im preparing to get my first Jeep and start my first off road build.
Im not new to the 4x4 world, Ive just never had a chance to build my own untill now.

Currently Im selling one of my cars to help start the project. I should have about $3000 to start off with. I know I can find a decent xj in my area for about $1000, leaving me $2000 to play with

Heres what im thinking:

Rough Country 4.5in lift w/ optional control arm drop and shock upgrade
$674.90

If i dont find one already lifted

Tires: Mud tires Undecided in 31x10.5 or 11.5
I can deff find a set used for $300 to $500 possibly even new.

And this(just because i like it): http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Multicolored...-/110524143095

That leaves me with around another $1000 to play with.

So now I ask the age old question, With $2000 what would you do to a stock xj?
StumpJumper is offline  
Old 04-30-2011, 12:15 PM
  #2  
CF Veteran
 
customzj73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Springville, UT
Posts: 1,649
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Year: 1993
Model: Grand Cherokee
Engine: 5.2 V8, Dual cold air, dual batts, E-fan, Sanden OBA
Default

i would invest it strait in long arms at maybe 6" of lift, trust me down the road you will wish you had gone strait to them
customzj73 is offline  
Old 04-30-2011, 12:20 PM
  #3  
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Duluth MN
Posts: 209
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Year: 1990
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

^This^

I was going to go longarm right away until I found a $150 XJ with a good Rustys lift.
Grayguy is offline  
Old 04-30-2011, 12:33 PM
  #4  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 36
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Model: Cherokee
Default

What are the advantages of the long arm kits?
at that point i will need a sye right?

Last edited by StumpJumper; 04-30-2011 at 12:36 PM.
StumpJumper is offline  
Old 05-02-2011, 06:55 AM
  #5  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 36
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Model: Cherokee
Default

StumpJumper is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
skarpyona
Jeep Builds
37
12-13-2018 12:39 AM
supercompact
Jeep Builds
82
09-11-2017 09:54 AM
kend3031
Stock Grand Cherokee Tech. All ZJ/WJ/WK Non-modified/stock questions go here!
1
09-30-2015 08:15 AM
jste99
Introductions
12
09-22-2015 02:37 PM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Getting Ready for my very first build.


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: