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Kevo's 1998 XJ Sport

Old 05-03-2013, 10:38 AM
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Lets get the basics out of the way first...
Vehicle: 1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport
Existing mods:
4.5" RC lift
17" Procomp Wheels
33" Procomp M/T
CARR lightbar with 4 Hella lights
Aftermarket front bumper (not sure which)

This is how she looked when I purchased...
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First Wheeling Trip: The Great American Park in Auburn, AL



Found the XJ had some major rubbing issues on the flairs/fender so had to do an "on the trail fix" so out came the sheet medal shears.

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Old 05-03-2013, 10:40 AM
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Once I got home from the riding trip it was time to resolve the rubbing issue...

Wife helping:
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Found some rust behind the rear bumper guards
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To repair the rust I cut it all out and ordered the Dirtbound O/R rear bumper
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:42 AM
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Rear complete...
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Plastidipped the fenders (I like the look)
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:45 AM
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Found small oil leak coming from the back of the valve cover so replaced that gasket and painted the cover itself...



Next the jeep developed the notorious cracked exhaust manifold...decide to replace it with an APN Header
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:49 AM
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Up next I'm looking into a winch and possibly a roof rack to replace the CARR light bar.
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:34 PM
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One of the HID ballast died on me yesterday. Decided to replace the WHOLE kit (previous owner installed) to make me feel comfortable it was done right. One thing I don't like it crappy wiring.

Picked up a 35w 6K kit for $100.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:50 AM
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Went on a quick shake-down ride this weekend.

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that is one nice lookin rig there, man! keep up the good work
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Thanks. Still working out some kinks on her. Trying to learn as much jeep stuff as I can (previous mustang guy).
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I like it very clean!
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Repainted the front grill (was fading) and polished her up after a ride the other day. Planning to go to The Great American ORV in Auburn, Al on June 15th. Looking for a spare and rock sliders. Also forgot that I relocated the vacuum canister and horns.

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Was making sure the rear didn't rub...lol
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Finally got around to mounting my maglight and fire extinquisher.

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