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Kermit the XJ: Build

Old 09-08-2012, 01:27 PM
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Purchased in May of 2012 after selling my Toyota Tacoma. So far, I'm very happy I made the switch. Bought it completely stock. Perfect condition mechanically, all it needed was new tires and tint. It had 84k on the ODO when I bought it was well. I had some spare misc stuff from my Tacoma that has gone into the jeep, such as the CB, subwoofer, Hellas, etc.

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Cherokee (XJ)
4x4
Dana 30 Axle in the front
Chrysler 8.25 in the rear (29 spline)
NP231 Transfercase

Mods:
5%/15% Tint
Pioneer DEH-3400UB HU
3" Zone/BDS Offroad Lift
31" Treadwright Wardens (BFG A/T)
Full Size BFG K/O Spare on Crager Soft 8
Ultraguage
Side Moldings Removal
Satin Wheels
Rugged Ridge 1" Thick Steel Tow Hooks
32 Teeth Short Shaft Speedo Gear
Solid Axle Industries Front & Rear Differential Covers
Uniden PRO520XL
4ft Wilson Super Flex Antenna with custom fab'd mount
1.5" RC Wheel Spacers on all 4 Corners
Trimmed Bumper
Curt Class III Hitch
10" Kenwood Sub
400w Crunch Amp
Flowmaster Super 44
Cut and Fold
ZJ Fan Clutch
Custom Switch Panel
Iron Rock Offroad Tie Rod
Aussie Rear Locker
JCR Rear Bumper

To Be Installed:


Future Planned Mods:
JCR Front Bumper
Gas Tank Skid
Viper Alarm
Sliders/Boat
Husky Liners
Custom Fab'd Roof Rack


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Day 1 (17 May 2012):


As of 11 March 2013:



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Old 09-08-2012, 04:14 PM
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Looks great.
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by BEETROOT View Post
Looks great.
Thanks. I'm happy with it
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:19 AM
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The looks of an XJ beat a Tacoma any day of the week.
Can't wait to see more.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:44 AM
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looks good! would look even better with some wheels with less backspacing
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by LeRoy90laredo View Post
The looks of an XJ beat a Tacoma any day of the week.
Can't wait to see more.
Definitely does. I am very happy I made the switch and am a Jeep lover now

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looks good! would look even better with some wheels with less backspacing
I thought about it. It was either new wheels or wheel spacers to correct the backspacing for running 31s with no rubbing on the LCAs..eventually if I stumble across a decent deal, I might make the switch and sell the wheel spacers. The last two pics have the wheel spacers and the trimmed bumpers. The others don't
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:08 AM
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Flex

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Which resulted in this:

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One and a half flares down, 2 and a half to go
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:01 AM
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All clean and the other flares removed. Gonna trim the fenders up soon...

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Looking good. Dont be scared to cut it up! LOL
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:48 AM
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Cutting it up next week
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:41 AM
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Did you trim your fenders yet?
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:58 PM
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Yep! Chopped them up last Friday and then tested them on the trail. No rubbing except ONCE. SO overall it works well!

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Looks great!
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time for some bump stops if your still rubbing
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So I just got this kit in the mail and I see you are only running the one shock up front. Do you not keep the factory one in the coil?
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