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Old 06-19-2019, 09:53 PM
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I had a handful of Cherokees when I was younger and got the itch to get back into one. Bought his XJ roughly a year ago, sat in my driveway for months, did a few basic mods out of the gate while it was sitting there (used it to get groceries on the weekends). Since then have lost motivation due to living at work and being preoccupied with Subarus. I want to find motivation again so I figured I'd start a build thread to hold myself accountable. hope ya enjoy.

2000 jeep XJ sport 120,xxx on the clock.

so far I have done just a few basics:
- rust repair (an XJ with rust woooooow)
- 4.5 rough country lift
- rough country adj lower control arms
- extended brake lines
- 33 pro comps w/ pro comp steelies
- Currie ent heavy duty tie rod
- Fox steering stabilizer
- rubi express track bar
- rubi express sway bar discos
- bushwhacker flat flares
- cb, jcr mount and whatever antenna I used

things to come:
- Different lift most likely. not a huge fan of the quality on the RC lift. regardless going to 5.5"
- SYE
- 4.56 gears ( haven't decided on lockers yet, opinions/ recommendations appreciated)
- 35's (whats your favorite tire?)
- jcr vanguard pre runner winch bumper ( undecided on what winch I want)
- jcr rear tire carrier bumper
- baja designs LP9 aux lights
- led headlights ( would love recommendations)
- im sure theres more I want to do, but I can't think of it right now


Heres some pics from the last year:

how I got her:


Some of the rust:



Just like this on the other 1/4 panel as well:


Repairing cancerous rust:


Before flares:






Flares on:



Some misc pics:








This is all I have for the time being. I plan to get some actual work done on this thing this summer so stay tuned. I don't have any pictures of the lift, steering, ect because I had no intentions of making a thread but alas here I am. Been awhile since I've been on forums so be gentle.

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Old 06-20-2019, 06:56 AM
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Nice start. So did you repair the quarter panels or just cover them back up?
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Nice start. So did you repair the quarter panels or just cover them back up?
Havent got around to it yet, just covered with the bumper caps rn, have replacement panels sitting waiting to go on though.
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Nice start you have going on.

I prefer Grizzly or Detroit lockers. No ill manners on the road with my grizzly, although with detroits in the past, I would hear a loud bang that would scare the passengers, but they never failed on the trail. Not like air lockers with their air leaks or o-rings that would fail leaving you with no locker.

I have truck lite led headlights. As for on-road, they have a nice cut off as to not blind other drivers, but I have mine angled down so far, the high beams aren't impressive. I guess that is what I get for being concerned with other people.
I haven't had dealings with any other led headlight, so I can't elaborate if they are better/worse than the knock offs. I won't be replacing them though. I'll just add a small led light bar for night outings.

Hope this is helpful.
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