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Old 12-31-2011, 05:55 PM
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So I recently purchased my 1996 Cherokee Classic with 99k on the odom back in October of this year. I wanted to stop driving my 240sx everyday and i wanted a 4wd vehicle with more space. Some of my co-workers have wranglers and ive always liked lifted suvs. Decided to go with the cherokee bc the seats fold down in the rear and the inline 6 on them never die. Also most of the work i was confident i could do myself or with the help of my friends.

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while red isnt my favorite color the fact that it was a 1 owner under 100k with no rust no accidents was too clen to pass up. I never had plans of keep ing it stock so i decided to go with the Rough Country 3" kit and a set of 31's



doing the lift was fun and interesting coming from a car backround.. for the most part it went pretty smooth prob thanks to liquid wrenching for a week straight b4 we turned a bolt. The back was first



we finished the front the following week and also installed the RUSTYs bar type t-case drop
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sometime b4 installing the rear suspension i read a post on painting the sound bar.. the liner off mine was coming off and the speakers were blown so i decided to give it a shot. I bought a basic sent of replacement speakers at pepboys although i went with a slightly bigger size in the rear and i decided to change the front speakers also. My roomate also bought me an awesome hd radio for my car so that was installed as well

the first pic is me half way cleaning the fuzzies



this one is me after 3 coats of flat black paint



pic of the radio and speakers i went with



the hd radio came from crutchfield i believe it was $80 i rec using there veh specific speaker connectors makes the install so much faster
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i decided my birthday present to myself would be a set of rims. I decided to do with D-windows



my girlfriend bought me my rola roof rack for xmas with the extension



now for a long time i had my heart set on general grabber red letters, however this past week one of my customers said he had a set of General Grabber AT2's for sale brand new for $300. I checked online there were alot of good reviews on the tires so i asked to check out the tires in person. tread depth on the tires 16/32nds and for $300 id be a fool not to jump on them







forgive the crappy cell phone pics but thats all i have right now
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other minor things that i changed was the front grill i swapped it for a black one..

so far the Grabber AT2's i love there alot lighter than the Grabber Red letters and should be good in the snow..

future plans:
more lights
front bumper
tints
tail light (maybe modify or buy something diff)
put in steering stabilizer
center caps

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other minor things that i changed was the front grill i swapped it for a black one..

so far the Grabber AT2's i love there alot lighter than the Grabber Red letters and should be good in the snow..

future plans:
more lights
front bumper
tints
tail light (maybe modify or buy something diff)
put in steering stabilizer
center caps
Nice jeep. You will love the At2's. I had them on a Land rover and they are great on road, rain, etc... and will surprise you in the dirt. Best of luck on your build.

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thanks jon so far im loving having a jeep ... btw what kind of bike do you have i see from your avatar that you ride?
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That's a sweet jeep u got there man.
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thanks jon so far im loving having a jeep ... btw what kind of bike do you have i see from your avatar that you ride?
That was my GT IDXC. That frame broke a couple years ago. Now I am on a british steel hardtail, On One Summer Season, set up as a single speed. I love the simplicity and durability. Don't see gears in my future...

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Last night was my first time trail riding yesterday so much fun.. although i clearly need to do more trimming.. also added a D-ring to my hitch today

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its been a while so its time for a small update ... I really got tired of tires rubbing at full lock or under compression... ive always liked the look of the Buschwacker flat fenders but the cost was always an issue for me... saw a set a on craigslist and jumped on the deal:

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install first time using a sawzall:

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finished product:

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The fenders are really strong.. excellent quality even second hand i really wish that i took a pictures before i cleaned them up..they were in bad shape.. even make for a decent 29er stand:

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did some basic maintenance so obv upgraded the brakes with green stuff pads, new calipers, rotors and extended brake lines front and rear... also needed to change my oil pressure switch:
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my next set of mods i'm planning are:
cb radio
1" shackle
1" spacer
bilstein shocks
jcr bumper and sliders
rustys steering and trac bar
roof rack lights
new radiator with e fans
32'' falken wildpeaks

i also recently bought a Chrysler 8.25... that i would like to do the tera flex disc brake swap to before installing it.

my blue nose Nala wanted some love

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