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Old 12-05-2011, 01:22 PM
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This is my 93 jeep Cherokee country. I bought it for $650 with a bad head gasket. Had the head plained and I but the new gasket in. A few months later I bought a doner jeep and rebuild the engine and swapped it out. I Frankensteined the two and took whatever part was in better shape. I then swapped out the front axle and steering assemblies because the donor's was in better condition.


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These are the new set of 32" all terrains I bought with the classic black offset steel rims



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These are the rusty's 3.5" lifted coils I got in today. I already have the 3.5" lifted leafs from pro-comp and the 4" extended rs9000 pro comp shocks installed on the jeep. I also have a set of stock TJ fender flares that I'm going to fab on. In the end I'm going to repainted it flat black top to bottom, tint the windows, and smoke the headlight and taillights. Hence the name: Demon Cherokee.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:57 PM
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So I installed the front coils tonight. Had an issue with the tie rid but I took care of that. I put the new tires on it to see how it looked with the lift completed and I couldn't be happier. Its rare that the image u have of your vehicle in your head ends up being not as cool as it came out. Couldn't be more proud of this jeep. Next step is ball joints and swaybar links.
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:01 PM
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That's sick! Wishing I could fund a build like that for myself hahah
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:57 AM
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To be honest the best part is that i have very little in this.

$650 for the jeep
$350 for the donor jeep
$200 rear leafs
$90 front coils
$50 engine gasket set (did i mention i rebuilt it)
$175 pro comp shocks
$400 criagslist tires and rims

Not sure if i should count the donor in the price because i have two of every part now but i'm still south of $2000 for this grand total. All the work was done by me and me alone, literally.
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I like the wheels and tires, do you know the offset on them?
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:58 PM
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Not sure. They are very common jeep tires. Black steel American racing rims. New are like $100 each I think
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Lol wow, I payed$3000 for my stock 98
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Old 12-07-2011, 06:41 PM
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Passenger side fender flare almost done. I ran out of cut off disks so I couldn't finish tonight. Looking good so far though. Can't wait to get it on the road. To bad massachsetts charges out the *** to register and insure anything
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Old 12-07-2011, 06:48 PM
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Looking good, love the TJ flares. Just got mount a turn signal in there. Its good to know what you want to do and invest very little in.
i think i'm at 1200 total, that and a goldwing, but still, very well.
Keep her going.
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Originally Posted by BODCherokee
Passenger side fender flare almost done. I ran out of cut off disks so I couldn't finish tonight. Looking good so far though. Can't wait to get it on the road. To bad massachsetts charges out the *** to register and insure anything
You my friend have not been to Cali... the cost of EVERYTHING is rediculous
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Wow it's amazing how little money you have put into this. I love it so far. I'm not even old enough to drive yet but I got a 98 Cherokee Sport so I could have fun making an original car that wasn't expensive. I'm making money when I can but a lift/tires/wheels is out of the question without a couple more summers of budget building. I could learn something from you hahahaha.
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:03 AM
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I ordered most of my parts online and I don't plan on moving to Cali any time soon lol. Where I saved the money was by doing everything myself, literally. It's all self taught too. Never had anyone teach me anything. When something broke, I found instructions and I fixed it. Feels fantastic when u step back from a project u built and u love how it turned out. If ur that young and u already have a jeep, take ur time and design what u want then research it and do it. Don't pay some guys thousands to do it for ya.
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Lookin good man! Keep us posted hell of a deal u got
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Finished installing and painting the front fender flares. Came out fantastic. Plenty of clearance for driving around but when I wheeled it a little in the field next door, the tires rub when they are stuffed up and back a little. Actually hitting the pinch joint on the cab. Might have to cut into the cab and weld in a better angle. Only other alternative is to go higher but where I'm at now, I'm mostly stock. Don't want to have to get new control arms and steering and brake line extensions, ect... Looks and rolls great. Next is extended swaybar links and ball joints all around.
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Alright I'll definately take your advice. I already know anything that gets done to my Cherokee I'm gonna do with the help from my dad. Everything I have done so far, which is not all that much yet at all, I've had a ton of fun doing.
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