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Old 12-04-2011, 08:09 AM
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This project for me was to make a nice XJ that I could drive to the trails, wheel all day, camp and drive it home.
I had a 2002 explorer sport trac 4x4 I did this with and was great. This one will be a bit more extreme.

I started out with a wrecked 99 Cherokee for $700. 150k. Auto, all power options, even power sunroof. All in great condition and the truck had even been ziebarted and undercoated. No rust!
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:14 AM
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First things was fix the damage.
Fixed the transmission lines, replaced both fans, replaced PS pulley, new coolant hoses, new water pump, new battery and new battery terminals, straightened the apron and painted it. Put on decent fender and hood from another jeep.
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:19 AM
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Next was the lift. I started with the rear.
S-10 bastard pack with autozone lift shackles and new u-bolts.
Shackle angle is 90 degrees and probably to far out on the adjustment. I'll lower it some and do relocation boxes later.
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:22 AM
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Next was the front.
Parts list:
Rubicon Express 4.5" lift coils
Rubicon Express shocks
Rubicon Express steering stabilizer
IRO adjustable track bar
IRO fixed lower control arms

Still working on the install
Trying to get the steering stabilizer off the drag link. It's being a real PITA
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:37 AM
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Great start man lookin good!
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Gotta take the truck to work one day to use the oxy/acetylene torch on the stabilizer bolt but I got the rest of the front end together.
Was gonna straighten the brake lines and mount lower but I think I'll just buy new longer SS brake lines.
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:55 AM
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Ordered my HD slip yoke eliminator from IRO last night. Next order will be bar pin eliminators and shackle relocation kit!
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Nice work so far.
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Old 12-26-2011, 04:44 PM
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Installed my HD slip yoke eliminator i ordered from IRO
used a front driveshaft from an automatic
Was a lot more work than i thought itd be, but in the end a 9/16" stubby ratcheting wrench got the job done, must have for this job!
Oh and i HATE snap rings

the final result, one more step closer to driving it again!

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My 33x12.5r15 Wrangler MTR tires came in today!
Waiting for my 15x10 chrome wagon wheels to show up.
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looks nice man, glad to see that XJ live again!
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Got my wheels in
15x10 chrome wagon wheels!
Will put them on the truck tomorrow
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I like your choice of wheels, actually I was thinking of doing something similar but in dark grey or black. I already a wagon wheel on my spare and liked the way it looked. Also your jeep is coming along great! can't wait to see it with the new tires!
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Nice tires
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