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Old 02-20-2010, 01:55 AM
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1996 Jeep Cherokee Country

-White
-4.0 HO
-AW4
-NP231
-D30/D35

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-Rubicon Express 3.5" Super Ride
-Rubicon Express Adjustable Track Bar
-Rubicon Express Steering Stabilizer
-2009 JK Rubicon Mopar Shocks
-32x11.5x15 BFGoodrich A/T KOs
-Cragar V-5s, 15x8
-Thrush Glass Pack
-Spectre Intake
-Homebrew Roof Rack
-6" Lights, 55w Hella Xenon Bulbs, KC Daylighter Covers
-Cobra LTD29 Classic CB Radio, Taillight mounted 4' Antenna
-Bulldog Security Keyless Entry/Automatic Start
-Pineapple Grenade T-case shifter

Soon
-Coil Spacers and Shackles
-Hi-Lift jack
-Matching Spare
-Roof Lights
-Homebrew Bumpers
-Doorless
-Herculined Floor
-To Be Continued...



Here's my build so far. Bought it on July 10th, 2009, bone stock. The first picture is the day before i brought it home.

I put the lift on in the beginning of September. Ive never done that much work on anything but I'm really glad I did it, it was a lot of fun.

The last 3 pictures are from this morning and tonight. I've had the tires for a little over a month now, just waited to get rims until earlier this week, finally got them on the jeep.

Comments, ideas, questions... just let me know what ya think. Thanks for checkin it out.

























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Old 02-20-2010, 04:25 AM
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Very very nice! How did you mount those KC's??
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im not sure how he did it but most cherokees have a knock out hole in the stock bumper right where his are mounted
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Old 02-20-2010, 06:19 AM
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Lookimg sweeeet! I have the same XJ Year,color and all. Just got my lift on too. Just need to get the tires and rims on now. Getting them mounted this weekend. Did your front axle move to one side a little. Mine did and Im trying to figure out how to center it. Ive never didi a lift before and was wondering how to center it.
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your jeep's looking pretty good. but now that you have a rack, i'd mount your lights up there.


fritz, you need an adjustable trackbar. others have redrilled their tb hole, but i wouldn't recommend doing that as the trackbar takes a lot of stress, and that just weakens the mount.
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Old 02-20-2010, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by LCFRJEEP View Post
Very very nice! How did you mount those KC's??
Since the light housings are too big to mount in those stock bumper holes (as in the grill is in the way, they arent shallow enough), I found some random brackets laying around, they're actually off my dads motorcycle haha.

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Lookimg sweeeet! I have the same XJ Year,color and all. Just got my lift on too. Just need to get the tires and rims on now. Getting them mounted this weekend. Did your front axle move to one side a little. Mine did and Im trying to figure out how to center it. Ive never didi a lift before and was wondering how to center it.
Is it a country too? and i think my axles off a little bit but caged is right, thats why i just ordered the RE adjustable track bar when i ordered my lift, totally worth it. I never got a professional front end alignment after i lifted it, which is why its not perfect, i fixed the toe in tho.

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your jeep's looking pretty good. but now that you have a rack, i'd mount your lights up there.
My friend i bought the tires from has some lights that will fit on the roof rack a little better.


Thanks for all the comments guys!
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Its the same as yours. Heres a couple pics of mine.Yes , its a Country also.


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I dont know how you fit the tires so easily. Mine are 31x10.50 and I went up almost 6in and still have to cut. I have almost 24in from bottom of rocker to ground. Im ordering an RC adjustable track bar from carparts.com for $58. My axle is off slightly. Yours looks pretty damn good. Keep up the good work.
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didnt mean to double post haha

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Originally Posted by troy fritz View Post
I dont know how you fit the tires so easily. Mine are 31x10.50 and I went up almost 6in and still have to cut. I have almost 24in from bottom of rocker to ground. Im ordering an RC adjustable track bar from carparts.com for $58. My axle is off slightly. Yours looks pretty damn good. Keep up the good work.
they definitely arent fitting easily, they rub on the back of the front fender flares a little bit on full lock, so i cant imagine flexing that much right now haha but im getting coil spacers and shackles as soon as i can find some, i just couldnt pass up the deal i got on the tires. thats pretty awesome tho that our jeeps almost look the same, good thing i got the V-5s, seems like a lot of people have soft 8s, both look really good tho.
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looking good.
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Thanks man.

Also, Farm and fleet has the Larin 48" high lift Jack on sale for $36.99 so I picked one up (grabbed a tow strap too, 15' 8500lbs). Depending on the weather I'm gonna try to get it mounted to the roof rack tomorrow, and wash all the salt and crap off the jeep, I'll post more pics soon.
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Originally Posted by troy fritz View Post
I dont know how you fit the tires so easily. Mine are 31x10.50 and I went up almost 6in and still have to cut. I have almost 24in from bottom of rocker to ground. Im ordering an RC adjustable track bar from carparts.com for $58. My axle is off slightly. Yours looks pretty damn good. Keep up the good work.
what kinda of lift do you have? i have those same tires with a RE 4.5 kit and i have a solid 24 inches from the ground and plenty of room for 33's, i did trim about 3/4 of an inch out of my fenders also idk if that would make that much of a difference. btw strikechords your XJ looks awesome! good luck with getting those tires to fit!
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Originally Posted by SnowSlayer89 View Post
what kinda of lift do you have? i have those same tires with a RE 4.5 kit and i have a solid 24 inches from the ground and plenty of room for 33's, i did trim about 3/4 of an inch out of my fenders also idk if that would make that much of a difference. btw strikechords your XJ looks awesome! good luck with getting those tires to fit!
thanks dude, its a Rubicon Express 3.5" Super Ride. I would really like to trim my fenders and move my flares up or just get TJ flares. Theres really no where to wheel around here, especially when theres this much snow, so i dont really need to go full flex, im not gonna worry about it til its warmer out.
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How are the shocks working for you with the lift?
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