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Old 05-30-2010, 03:12 PM
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i just bought my '91 cherokee last saturday for $1200 4.5" rough country lift and thats about it for mods lol. The only major things i gotta get done are ball joints. just got the tie rod end replaced the other day. after this its all about making it a better jeep lol





there it is.

im only 17 and about to be a senior in high school so this will be a slowly but surely build most likely

and im learning about jeeps so bare with me please hahaa

help, advice, tips, and any help at all would be awesome

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Old 05-30-2010, 05:56 PM
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WISH LIST FOR NOW:
-roof rack (homemade or bought)
-front and rear bumpers
-k&n cold air intake
- KMC XD-SERIES 798 Addicts rockstars wrapped with 32" or 33" bfg all terrains, i wanna try to get some lower than normal profiles (pretty much just clay dirt roads and swamps around here)
-snorkel
-there are holes all in the exhaust from the motor to the tip lol so def. a new exhaust system
-later on down the road i will tinker around with the axles
-figure out why the air doesnt work
-a radio

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Old 05-30-2010, 07:09 PM
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Advice, take care of it and it will take care of you..if the PO didn't take care of it, nurse it back to health and it will run like a champ for you. The one i just bought was beat and abused when i got it i am slowly nursing it back to health. I am a firm believer that jeeps have a mind of there own..lol With your jeep being previously lifted i would go through and check all your bushings and check for cracks on your unibody and take care of all of that accordingly. i see that you already changed your tie rod ends and about to do the ball joints both good good things to do. Also check your upper and lower control arms...if they are still factory get them swapped out ASAP..factory control arms will cause your front axle pinion angle to be off.
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I love mine too. Be nice to it. I am usually very kind to mine and keep it well maintained. Every once in a while I will put the pedal to the metal but not often.
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Advice, take care of it and it will take care of you..if the PO didn't take care of it, nurse it back to health and it will run like a champ for you. The one i just bought was beat and abused when i got it i am slowly nursing it back to health. I am a firm believer that jeeps have a mind of there own..lol With your jeep being previously lifted i would go through and check all your bushings and check for cracks on your unibody and take care of all of that accordingly. i see that you already changed your tie rod ends and about to do the ball joints both good good things to do. Also check your upper and lower control arms...if they are still factory get them swapped out ASAP..factory control arms will cause your front axle pinion angle to be off.
X2... and furthermore if you are going to run 33s then look into regearing. I have stock gearing for 31s now and it is pretty weak on highway driving. And also with your 4.5 lift i suggest a slip yoke, which will eliminate vibes in your driveline and make it a smoother more chick magnetable ride. Start saving up my man!!

I am 17 and my xj is my first car as well, its all fun and games until you realize you dont have any gas money from buying your latest mod

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X2... and furthermore if you are going to run 33s then look into regearing. I have stock gearing for 31s now and it is pretty weak on highway driving. And also with your 4.5 lift i suggest a slip yoke, which will eliminate vibes in your driveline and make it a smoother more chick magnetable ride. Start saving up my man!!

I am 17 and my xj is my first car as well, its all fun and games until you realize you dont have any gas money from buying your latest mod

You're supposed to be able to buy gas too..... Crap... that's where I keep messing up... LOL... Nice looking Cherokee you got there... Like everyone said on here kind of take a walk through the Jeep as is now and see if you can find anything that might need some love and take care of it... You show it love and it will return your love, you treat it like s**t and it will return you s**t....
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X2... and furthermore if you are going to run 33s then look into regearing. I have stock gearing for 31s now and it is pretty weak on highway driving. And also with your 4.5 lift i suggest a slip yoke, which will eliminate vibes in your driveline and make it a smoother more chick magnetable ride. Start saving up my man!!

I am 17 and my xj is my first car as well, its all fun and games until you realize you dont have any gas money from buying your latest mod

x2 with sye although i have a buddy that is running 4.5 and no sye so i think it just depends on the jeep.
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You're supposed to be able to buy gas too..... Crap... that's where I keep messing up... LOL... Nice looking Cherokee you got there... Like everyone said on here kind of take a walk through the Jeep as is now and see if you can find anything that might need some love and take care of it... You show it love and it will return your love, you treat it like s**t and it will return you s**t....

Dover AFB huh?? you active duty AF?? if so i am too...glad to see there is a few of us.
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:48 AM
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im not having any problems at all pushing my 31's im getting pretty good gas mileage too surprising i know lol probably thursday im getting my ball joints replaced i would do it myself just dont have a press i plan on doing as much as i can myself
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great looking jeep and by the way its not a Car.... LOL
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Good buy, Watch that motor 231,000 is getting up there be sure to keep up the repairs, and most likly it hasnt had the easist life if the PO lifted it. That being said 33's will do you fine. Mines on 33's and I have no problem cruising around town other than gas milage (12-13). Start looking into SYE's cause it will make a world of difference. Other than that good luck.
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Originally Posted by n_csmith View Post
Advice, take care of it and it will take care of you..if the PO didn't take care of it, nurse it back to health and it will run like a champ for you. The one i just bought was beat and abused when i got it i am slowly nursing it back to health. I am a firm believer that jeeps have a mind of there own..lol With your jeep being previously lifted i would go through and check all your bushings and check for cracks on your unibody and take care of all of that accordingly. i see that you already changed your tie rod ends and about to do the ball joints both good good things to do. Also check your upper and lower control arms...if they are still factory get them swapped out ASAP..factory control arms will cause your front axle pinion angle to be off.
X2 i bought my 96 for 3 grand and im shooting myself in the foot for it now. there were a lot of mechanical probs with it but i have been nursing her back to health and sometimes i want to take a wrecking ball to her but at the same time i love her and will take her to my grave
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:35 PM
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well i bought a radio and you would not believe the problems im having lol
me and my uncle are trying to figure out why the radio isnt getting power....its weird and aggravating trying to find a wiring harnesss diagram or something to help me out any help would be great
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Beutifull jeep. As far as your stereo problem. I had similar problems with mine. i couldn't find a accurate wiring diagram. I thought i found the power supply but ended up blowing my tail lights... LOL... I ran a new power supply off the fuse box and also a ground to the fire wall. Havent had a problem sense.
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Old 06-11-2010, 07:31 PM
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yeah i blew my left tail light loll and also seven radio fuses haha but i got it hooked up halfa** it plays but my front two speakers arent hoked up so i gotta do that it just doesnt save my settings but i listen to the ipod hookup most of the time and dont plan on putting a system in.

ball joints are on sunday. gonna do em myself my boss' bro in law is gonna let me borrow the shop

oil change

and alignment of course... long sunday ahead lol ill put pics up when im done
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