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Old 01-01-2013, 02:52 AM
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Hows it going everyone heres my 2wd (once)luxury XJ build. Why 2wd? Because at the time I never knew about 4wheelin and jeepin' also it was a steal for the price. Also it would be an accomplishment if I could convert it.

I got her off of craigslist for a couple hundred with 130xxx miles. Wouldnt start but with a little TLC my brother and I got her running.

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1996 Jeep Cherokee Country, 4.0 HO, Front bar(?)/8.25 Rear
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What she looked like when we first got her:
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One of the first things I did was put a 2" budget lift on, then got a rear bumper from a swap meet.
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Added 4x4 lights and added a front grille guard:
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One day with my club at PC I decided to jump it:
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Better yet for your entertainment here's the video...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=KQBvvW1Xhig

After that little stunt, I ended up blowing my airbag, bending my front "axle" if you would even call it that. So it was time to fix it because it was my DD.

Since I was converting it anyways I thought I might as well drop a real front axle in since I had to do it anyways, and might as well install my 4.5" lift I got from a buddy of mine. Also I added a cb radio and antenna, beefier LCA's, and removed that horrid front grill because it did more damage to my MPG and engine temp. than anything.

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Then I decided to take off my flares, add rock sliders, JKS Quick Discos, and black it all out because the golden trim that comes with the country edition is horrible.

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Put on some nice 31" Duras's from sneakyjap, homemade roof rack, painted diff cover red for looks:

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Removed bumper corners
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4X4 conversion SOON TO COME...hopefully

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Old 01-01-2013, 02:55 AM
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========12/7/12========
-Got all the stuff I need for my 4x4 conversion!(yay!)
-Trimmed Front fender
-Bought SYE kit (not installed)
-RE Brake-line extensions(not installed)
-Cut front fenders
-Degree shims(to fix trans leaking issue for now)
-Con-ferr roof rack(not installed)
-2 CV drivelines for $40 o_o
-removed entire carpet
-Added Flowmaster 40 Series
-TEETH(GRRRRRRR)

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Well fella's the time has come for my biggest update yet, 4WD conversion! I'll let the pic's speak for themselves. A good way to end the year. Thanks to all who helped

Also added:
-Con-fer rack
-JB Conversion SYE


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Old 01-02-2013, 05:49 PM
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Update:

The hose from my tank to the filter was leaking and caused my jeep to sputter and die sometimes. Fixed that and she runs perfect now. Also got a liner for the back instead of bare metal so everything shouldnt slip when I have it in the back now. Pics soon to come
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cool jeep dude. im on my 3rd xj...after a factory build sheet review it turns out mine started as a 2wd also.
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Did some wheelin and broke my entire exhaust off.
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She was also being real stingy since the conversion and other things kept breaking, which I narrowed down to my CPS. So all in all i still havent had a successful day wheeling without spending a couple hours troubleshooting.
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Also there were some military humvees out playing and one of them hydrolocked lol!
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Nice! Love seeing other people convert theirs to 4x4. Check out my build.
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I like the project name
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this guy is so ****ed ^^^
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Originally Posted by GrimmJeeper View Post
I like the project name
Haha I didn't expect somebody to have that same name. As you can see I'm so original -_-... I got the name from my friends always saying it looks like the grim reaper drives it cuz it's all black.
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Nice work on the convert! That jump was hilarious. lol
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this guy is so ****ed ^^^
excuse me?
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New RockKrawler adj u/l control arms.
Got tires balanced
Changed motor mounts
HD shackle relocation and shackles (not installed yet)
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Nice dude! Can't wait to get mine swapped over. Axle is in my garage.
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Nice dude! Can't wait to get mine swapped over. Axle is in my garage.
It's alot of fun dude, the feeling of accomplishment is like no other. Good luck

Semi update:
I got HD offroad Shackle relocators and JKS shackles in today and going to install them later since class got cancled. Have to shave the bushings since HD likes to make their stuff compatible for stock shackles.
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It's alot of fun dude, the feeling of accomplishment is like no other. Good luck

Semi update:
I got HD offroad Shackle relocators and JKS shackles in today and going to install them later since class got cancled. Have to shave the bushings since HD likes to make their stuff compatible for stock shackles.
I had to order a new axle housing breather tube fitting from the dealer, change the gear oil, and clean/ paint it and it will be ready to go under my heep.

Picking up my tranny and t case next week from a member here and then i need to do an SYE like you do and hopefully that will be ready lol... Lots to do haha
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