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Old 08-30-2010, 11:09 PM
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Just renamed my build b/c I found a more suiting name.

This is my build thread for my 99 Cherokee Classic, 140xxx miles.

I got ripped off buying this thing in the first place, then it only gets worse with the things that constantly break, but as a fellow CF member pointed out, I'm hitting the 150XXX mark, so its maintenance time!

Unfortunately I've been lazy with recording my progress but I'm going to post what I have and keep up on it from now on.

So here she is stock:



Installed a 3.5" RE superflex with 31x10.50 Yokohama A/T.



Sorry I'm really low on good pictures...

The upper shock bolts broke, so we tap & dyed them out. Other than that though there wasn't any major problems doing this install.

Painted my rims:





And after the kit was done:

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That winter was fun!






Then I decided that I NEED bigger tires. (I definitely don't I live on Long Island...)

So I cut my fenders:





And threw 33x12.50 Dayton A/T's on there.

Problem was I was being an anxious kid and didn't do my research and cut the seam off in the rear...

So we ended up getting some serious bonding cement/glue w/e you wanna call it, and filled it in, then covered my mess with bushwackers!



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I replaced the front fenders I cut with new ones that I sprayed flat black (Kind of):



And then cut these.

Then finally fixed it all with a nice set of bushwacker flares.

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Out of boredom I created this:



And then we decided to pose on my lawn:



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Finally yesterday I installed 3/4" spacers to the front to level out my kit.





Before:


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Originally Posted by rollingstone View Post
Thats a good looking jeep. I had those rims on my old 98. I wanted to paint them black, but I wasn't sure how they'd turn out. It looks like I had nothing to worry about. Looks good.
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Originally Posted by mcguyver_xj View Post
your axle sits to far back in the wheel well maybe some fixed or adjustable longer lower control arms next but other than that good start
I thought it looked wierd lol... I had a feeling the camber was off, what do I adjust them to though?

I don't know much about it and I have been feeling something wrong in the front, like I said thats been in the back of my head for a while!
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Originally Posted by Bustedknuckle View Post
Gonna need new control arms up front. Whether you get fixed or adjustable control arms is entirely up to you.

For example -

http://rustysoffroad.com/mm5/merchan...gory_Code=ARMS

or

http://rustysoffroad.com/mm5/merchan...gory_Code=ARMS

Great lookin rig though!
Originally Posted by CodeXJ View Post
I was just thinking this, but wasn't going to say anything since I've not lifted a Jeep yet. The front wheels need to be pushed forward a tiny bit...

Wow, those Bushwackers make a huge opening, don't they? Still on 3.5", with 33s, and no rub? Looks good!
Originally Posted by Parker 98 XJ View Post
Or you can get them made from IRO cheap and beefy
So just lowers and I'm good to go? I'll order them this week then so I can get that done I also have this coming the first week of september:

Cherokee Stage 3 Rear Bumper: JcrOffroad, Inc.

And this week I'm going to order a steering stabilizer and the lower control arms
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Originally Posted by JerseyJeeper View Post
Looks pretty good thus far. Any problems ripping off those bushwackers yet?
Actually no! I've hit them repeatedly and no cracks or tears or even weakened. My friend sat on one and we didn't lose it lol.

I knew the risks walking into these but I gotta say I have NO problems with these. I've hit the pit by me hard enough to get the tires to rub 'em (takes alot of wheeling out here on LI to do that) And they don't budge.
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Just did 2 Adj. LCA's, new upper track bar mount, steering stabilizer, and JCR rear bumper and tire carrier over the past week, gonna get some pics up hopefully tomorrow.
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Awesome Rig! Lifted well... Cool tires and fender flares!
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thank you! Just went out 3 days ago for some pretty rough wheeling, glad to say shes running fine afterwards!
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First some rough country ADj. Control Arms:


Heres a video of our improvised impact wrench:




They forget to tell you what a PITA it is to get these tie-in brackets on:


Installed:


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Thats one sweet jeep man. Where in LI are you? Im in e. Northprot.
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