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Old 08-23-2012, 08:48 PM
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ok, here goes... i just recently purchase this jeep. Its a 1998 Cherokee sport 4 wheel drive, 4 door, 4.0 inline 6. has the up country suspension package from factory. Has 119k miles on it now. Ive done most of the work now so im just gonna be leaving pictures as i go and so on.

day i got it few mths ago...

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Old 08-23-2012, 08:55 PM
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did lots of regular maintenance on it when i got it. The retired guy i bought it from just towed it behind his motor home and just changed oil...lol I decided to change the leaking valve cover gasket, plugs, wires, cap, rotor.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:26 PM
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repairing the exhaust manifold for now. had a small crack i had to get welded up.

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Old 08-30-2012, 07:31 PM
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while its off im doing the 703 injector upgrade and cleaning the manifold in and out as well as the throttle body and installing a new mopar gasket and mopar exhaust bolts and studs.

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painted the rail

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Old 09-02-2012, 09:42 AM
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getting it all back together now!!!

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Old 09-02-2012, 09:44 AM
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replaced the front wheel bearings/ hubs...

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Old 09-02-2012, 09:47 AM
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installing the new Rough Country 4.5 x-series lift with full leaf packs!


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Old 09-02-2012, 09:50 AM
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lift all done!!

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Old 09-02-2012, 09:53 AM
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new Goodyear Duratracs arrived!! 33x12.50x15!!

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wheels also made it!! didnt get a pic. Cragar soft 8. 4" BS
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got the wheels and tires mounted!! still have some more to do but heres how she looks now!

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Old 09-02-2012, 09:59 AM
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not sure if i wanna cut the fenders or not. what do yall think? so i mocked the flares back up to see the looks.

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Old 09-02-2012, 10:03 AM
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i replaced new the front ball joints, tie rods and drag link bar new as well. gave her a test run up my street and its good. just minor things ( exhaust tail pipe rubbing the leaf). The ride is pretty nice as well. more to come soon. thanks yall.
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Aggressive but clean. Love it
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Nice!
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now post flex pics lol
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