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Old 05-11-2011, 02:37 PM
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Ok well i have been looking all over craigslist for a nice clean jeep. I was preferably looking for a 5-speed but it wasnt that big of a deal. I found a 1999 cherokee Xj limited for $2750. It had 190k on it but it had an engine swap done with an engine that had 130k. I decided to go look at it and was really excited. I get there and i knew i wasnt leaving without that cherokee. It had a few little dents and scratches but not too many but the best part was it had no rust anywere!! i look underneath and it had been undercoated and it looked pretty good for a 12 year old jeep. I test drove it and it drove way better than i thought it would. So i wanted it. So my dad (the bargaining genious) talked him down to 2200 for me. so i went home in a new/old jeep!!



Ok well first of all those tires need to go!

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1. New Tires!
2. 2 inch lift
3. New Center Caps for the rims. (rusty)
4. Roof Rack
5. Off Road Lights
6. Winch Bumper
7. Rough Country Winch
8. Fix My Power Windows. (Passenger ones wont open with the switch on their doors.

The rest i will just do as i feel like it! I will prolly find random things along the way on craigslist that i cant pass up!
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Ok so you guys saw how badly i needed tires. I wanted some bfg a/t's but my dad works at firestone so i get a 40% discount so i had to go with some Firestone Destination A/T's. I actually really like the look of them so we will see how they do off-road.

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My 99 sport power windows wont roll down by the pass doors either but i don't mind i don't sit over there or in back so I'm not concern. This way i have all control lol. Good luck and have fun with ur new jeep
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Ok well today i found this amazing thread that will shows you how to fix your power windows. All of mine worked but i just had to open them all on the drivers door. If you have the same problem this thread shows you exactly step by step how to fix it.
https://www.cherokeeforum.com/f51/ho...-switch-86322/
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Man does that jeep look sporty. I think its the totally red grill & trim.
First thing I thought of when I saw it was the Le-Mans blue jeep that someone has over on naxja.

Very nice find...Good luck on your build.
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great find! lucky that you get such a good deal on tires, but you should have gone with the destination m/t. 3 of my friends have the a/ts and they dont last long, nor do they do good off road. but your right, they look good.

and imo i think you should pant the grill and light baezels black, bedline the rockers and remove side molding, but that just me.
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well i found a great score on craigslist!! A surco roof rack for $70!
i jumped on it right away and when i got there the guy had the nicest 5.9 grand cherokee ive ever seen and a nice trail rig yj. Its a jeep thing!!
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I have thought of painting the grille black. I do think it would look good! and i really like that the trim it red that why i wanted either a limited of a classic! ive actually had it a few weeks now im just trying to post everything today from the past two weeks and them keep up with it as I go
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I have the same tires. I did a little muddin and they did fine. I have only had them a few months tho so i cant say how long they last.

I would like to find a nice rack. I am just not that lucky.
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Keep it red man. It looks good & is different, I always see blacked out grills.
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Originally Posted by JesusFreak777 View Post
I have the same tires. I did a little muddin and they did fine. I have only had them a few months tho so i cant say how long they last.

I would like to find a nice rack. I am just not that lucky.
my wife says its hard to find a nice rack too, unless you pay for it
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i heard of a lot of people having problems with the aic motor and the throttle body being dirty so i decided to check it out and found this.




I took it off (really easy 4 bolts some plugs and the throttle cables) and cleaned it with a can of throttle body cleaner i got at auto zone for about 5 bucks. I took the aic motor off of the throttle body and cleaned that too. I used a toothbrush for everything and you need to make sure you dont pull on the little plunger on the aic motor or you will break it! and also dont use carb cleaner! the chemicals are too harsh for a throttle body. when i got everything bolted back up and i started it i noticed it idled a lot smoother! best $5 ive spent on my jeep yet!!
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I have the same tires. I did a little muddin and they did fine. I have only had them a few months tho so i cant say how long they last.

I would like to find a nice rack. I am just not that lucky.

There are tons of good ones in illinois. right after i bought mine somebody posted this one- http://madison.craigslist.org/pts/2373898755.html

and before i bought mine this was on there. (i should have bought this one)- http://madison.craigslist.org/pts/2323316121.html

oh well im happy with mine either way so it doesnt really bother me.

btw i sent you a pm with a link on how to fix your power windows
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my wife says its hard to find a nice rack too, unless you pay for it
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i took my jeep to autozone today for two reasons. My check engine light came one and i wanted him to check and see what was wrong and i was curious to see how my alternator was doing. And of course being an xj owner both things turned out to cost me money. When he checked the check engine light the results were totally wacko. It told him that stuff i had i didnt have and that bassically everything was messed up so he told me my computer is goin out. and he told me my alternator is overcharging that is why my fan spins so fast i can hear it over my radio inside.

i found computers on ebay for about 80 bucks and alternators are about 50 so its not too bad but that just delays all my plans hahah
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