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Old 12-20-2010, 12:23 AM
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Lets start from the beginning, Im 16 years old. I work hard, mow lawns for money, and fund every mod i do myself. I started out with a Jeep liberty, lifted it, threw on some 31s, built a bumper, and dove headfirst into the world of Jeeps and wheeling. The liberty went just about anywhere i wanted it to, although the IFS flex really limited it compared to friends TJs and XJs. So, I sold it.

With the extra money i bought a 1999 XJ 4x4, 4.0 I6, Up country package with full skids for 3k. I have some big plans for this Jeep- may take a while, but itll get there.

Wheeling the Lib:


Bigfoot:



Stupid 35...


Have to go to pick n pull and get a new passenger inside door handle, the PO broke it.

Also upgraded the stereo and speakers to Kenwood.



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RC 4.5in lift (ordered)
RC Drop brakets (ordered)
33" Mt's
Ford 8.8
Custom bumper front and rear
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Old 12-20-2010, 03:02 AM
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Keep me updated man I would love to see what you make of this. I put the 4.5 x series with the 2.2 upgrade on it with the CA drop if you wanna see what it looks like.
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:08 AM
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Woo two doors. Excellent base to build off of. Reminds me of mine a few years back only red.

5 speed or Auto? Ill be keepin an eye on this build for sure!
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:27 PM
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Keep me updated man I would love to see what you make of this. I put the 4.5 x series with the 2.2 upgrade on it with the CA drop if you wanna see what it looks like.
Your Jeep looks great man, hows the ride? Comparable to stock? Ill have the same setup except for regular RC shocks.

[QUOTE]Woo two doors. Excellent base to build off of. Reminds me of mine a few years back only red.

5 speed or Auto? Ill be keepin an eye on this build for sure!QUOTE]

I looked for a 2 door specifically,love the look of them! And its an auto
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:42 PM
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I love how it rides. its rough but thats what I wanted. (its softened up a little since installed)

I want to find a two door for cheep that I can go custom crazy on it.
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nice 2 door, i got a 4 door and trying to save my $$$$ for a 3in RC, looking fwd to the build
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There were 99's with 35's in them?
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:09 PM
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That's good to know about the ride- it's a jeep so I'm not super concerned, but id like it to still have decent road manners.

And I was under the impression that 99s only had the 8.25. I was wrong lol. Guess my xj is just special
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:31 PM
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8.25 is better. and I still go down the highway at 75-80 and there are no problems (we'll see if that changes when I get new wheels and tires.
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AWESOME,,another two door on CF... Let the fun begin..
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nice bro! that was a pretty sick lookin lib. dont see too many of those built up nice. im in the same boat as you. mowing lawns to build up my jeep. i love the newer body style cherokees especially the 2 doors! cant wait to see it grow up! rock on man! just dont turn it into a beater! not enought nice built cherokees around...

heres my rig.
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8.25 is better. and I still go down the highway at 75-80 and there are no problems (we'll see if that changes when I get new wheels and tires.
Do you have any vibes?

Originally Posted by cole93maxxxj
nice bro! that was a pretty sick lookin lib. dont see too many of those built up nice. im in the same boat as you. mowing lawns to build up my jeep. i love the newer body style cherokees especially the 2 doors! cant wait to see it grow up! rock on man! just dont turn it into a beater! not enought nice built cherokees around...
Thanks! Ive actually been following your build for a few months. You do some good work, love the bumper. Mine definatley wont be a beater, gonna keep it nice.
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I don't have any vibrations at all. I put the 1" TC drop on it which I'm sure helped alot. I was worried that I would have to do the SYE when I did the lift but since there is no problems I can wait on that and do some other things.
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Hopefully i wont any either, thanks for the info
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Awesome KJ!
And it looks like you have a great start for your XJ
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