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Old 08-22-2012, 08:33 PM
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This is my new Jeep a 1996 Sport. It came with a 3 inch lift, and 31 inch Destination AT's. Since taking ownership I had my mechanic replace the two rear shocks, and change all the fluids/filters.

My future plans include:
1. Replace the fan shroud.
2. Paint the stock wheels.
3. Find a 31 inch spare tire.
4. Bed line the speakerbar.
5. Clean the seats.

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4.0 Liter Inline 6
AW4 Transmission & NP231 Transfercase

I could also use advice onwhat recovery gear to cover. For example if I get a flat should I have a high lift or just a board to set the stock jack on? Also will the stock jack work with a 3 inch lift?
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:45 PM
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Any ideas on recovery equipment?
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Personally I think the high lift jack should not be used to replace a tire in any scenario
A floor jack would be better to use but if you dont want to lug that around a bottle jack may work, I haven't actually tried though

By the way I really like the way the stock wheels look when they are painted black. I want to find a set and paint em, and they are cheaper because everyone gets rid of them
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So I managed to get the fan shroud replaced today. I also spent some time looking for a coolant leak. https://www.cherokeeforum.com/f2/tra...6/#post1980622

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Old 08-26-2012, 09:59 AM
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Whats this thing?

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Im painting the Jeeps wheels today. First we sanded, and then started painting. The wheels are getting 3 coats of primer, and 3 of Black Gloss Krylon. Hopefully it turns out looking good.

I also took the trim on the sides off and will be bed lining the bottom of the doors and fenders where the molding was.

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Old 08-26-2012, 04:03 PM
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Whats this thing?
Someone told me its the keyless entry antenna.
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That thing is the keyless entry sensor.
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So while waiting on some help to put the tires back on I painted the grill trim.

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The tires are on and my Jeep and it looks sweet!
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Heres another picture of the wheels finished.

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I just finished coating my speaker bar in bed liner, and it looks great!

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love those wheels when they're painted black.
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Here are the tools I put in the Blue Jeep today.
1. Tool Box containing - Hammer, screw drivers, wrenches, socket set, duct tape, electrical tape, rope, recovery strap, fuses, plyers, razor, zip ties, extra tubing, and other misc stuff.
2. Crate - air pump, jumper cables, electrical cable, rope, and misc tie downs.
3. Im on my way now to get a fire ext and mount it in the trunk.

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I just finished adding a fire ext to the Jeep.

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