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Old 06-07-2010, 04:49 PM
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Alright so since i just reached 1000 posts i figured i should probably create a build thread.

Well back in aug. 2006 I bought my cherokee from my cross country coach for $2000. It was bone stock with 123,xxx and had every receipt from anything done on the jeep.

1996 jeep cherokee, HO 4.0, HP D30/CHRY 8.35, NP231, 3.07's



first thing i did was tint the windows from the AZ sun

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and got a sound system! Diamond Audio HEX components in the doors, and Rockford Fosgate Subs in the rear with a very nice kenwood deck!




then i had the front done in the 5% as well and had to test the flex out.


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Then it was time to wheel it!

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i needed a new cat, so i redid my entire exhaust.

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I took it to an exhaust shop to have the cat replace, i got a 2.5" magnaflow cat welded to the 2.5" glass pack, welded to a custom bent 2.5" mandrel bent tail pipe






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after that it was time to upgrade tires (265/70r15)

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I wheeled it for a while until...

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so we fixed it!

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I then had a rubbing issue and decided to get rims! (craeger soft 8's 15x8 with 4"bs)

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By this point i was on a 1.5 budget boost only....

and i had some rubbing issues at full flex..

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so i fixed that and did a little painting(and i have since learned not to use cinder blocks...)
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and then i found a good mounting spot for my hi lift
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i got tired of not having a tach so i mounted one!

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then i got tired of not having a temp gauge, or a batt gauge or cup holders so i fixed that too! and i installed a CB

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and then i mounted a PA

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i got tired of having to store all of my camping gear inside when we went camping so i built my first roof rack!

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Then it was time to lift and loose the rear sway bar!

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I wheeled it for a while then i realized i wanted to redesign my rack..
this time it was al welded directly to the thule load bars, and was 6'2"x4'2"x8"

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works good to haul up to 600lbs.

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and i wheeled it like this for a while, and made many trips towing from school to home and what not
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And then i wanted to build a bike carrier!
so i did....

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then i realized i had built an amazing rack!!

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Then i got new tires!!! (33x10.5r15) super swamper radial TSL's

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and then i wheeled it

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and this happened...
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so i moved my hi lift to the rear and did a bit of redneck engineering...

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I also tinted my lights

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and some misc project have been...

my sound bar
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my rear cargo area false floor, mounting a fire extinguisher and a 4 D-cell mag

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and i remounted my gauges

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then i gave myself an upgrade=]




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sweet jeep man, hows the wheelin down in las cruces??
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most recently i have built a new bumper!

https://www.cherokeeforum.com/f58/3x...-bumper-49268/


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And i think that brings everything up to date pretty much.

I am very happy with my jeep.

There are some things i missed in here. But in my sig are the specs.

let me know what you think so far!

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Originally Posted by n_csmith View Post
sweet jeep man, hows the wheelin down in las cruces??
Thanks alot man!

and they are great! here is a few links you should really check out!

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http://www.lascrucesfourwheeldriveclub.com/coppermine/
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this is so nice!!
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this is so nice!!
Thanks alot man! i appreciate it!
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keep it coming im hooked on your jeep its awesome!!!

more more more!!!
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