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Old 06-27-2011, 12:43 PM
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Ok well I got my 2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport in October of last year with the intent of never wheeling it. When I got it the windows had a problem where they would only go up with the driver controls. I looked up the problem and google took me to this website. I joined that day and fixed the window problem the next. Since then I have been doing almost everything on my jeep myself. So here is my build thread, hope you enjoy it.

This last pic is the only pic I have of when it was stock (the day I got it actually).

The first one is with the nerf bars I got off clist for 40 bucks. Me and my girlfriend sanded them down, primed and painted them black.

The second is the bars a bit closer and you can see my bleach white trim.

And the third is my CF stickers

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The first week I owned it I got a new head unit (no picks), I wanted it so I could listen to my iPod.

Then Christmas came and I got new speakers and a new Thule roof basket and bike tray.

Here are some pics in the snow, you can see the roof rack in a couple of them. You can also see in the first pick that I used the duplicolor truck bed liner spray can to paint them black.

The night I took the pic in the dark was the night I drove an hour on the highway in 2 inches of snow to get home at 11 PM. I was in 4WD in the whole time, and I was so glad I had my jeep cuz if I was in my old car (ford contour), I wouldn't have made it home.
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This is the sub I got after Christmas. Its a 12 inch Rockford Fosgate with a 150 watt amp. I know thats not a lot but its plenty for me. I like to here my music lol
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The next thing that I had done was have the rear springs replaced cuz as you can see it was sagging pretty bad in the back. The reason I didn't just get a lift with full packs is cuz at this point I still wasn't planning on offroading with it. This is before I had them installed
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These pics are after I got it out of the garage. I know, I know it was in the garage, but this was something I was not prepared to handle, with the bolts being seized and all. But it looked much better and I road better too. Oh and I also got new Crager Soft 8's for my birthday.
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Here is the pic of the new fog lights I put on. My stock ones didn't work and I got these for 10 dollars each at walmart. Then I wired them up to the stock fog light wires. This took longer then expected cuz the stock wires were green and black. And like any reasonable person would think, I thought that the black would be ground. Well it wasn't so I just rewired the wires and it works great.
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At this point my corner plastics started to get on my nerves cuz they were all faded, so I bedlined these as well.
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Now this I where everything changed for me. THis is a pic of the aftermath of my first wheeling trip. Not much of a trip, only like a half hour, and it wasn't hard (never had to take it out of 2H), but boy did I love it. That was the day I knew I was gonna lift it and take it to rausch next year.
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Here are just a couple random picks I took. There is a pic of the false floor that I build out of plywood and bedlined. And then the 2 poser shots it took lol
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Here is how it sits now, I trimmed up the plastic in the front and added some tow hooks that I got from THEDUDE on here.
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So thats everything so far. My plans are:

Zone 3" lift
31's
TJ flares
Skids
784's
New exhaust kit (ordering today, got a hole in the old muffler)
And much more, I'll take many more pics.

I'm very excited for the upcoming mods and such, and look forward to everyones advice and help.
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WOW!!! Love the rig. I can tell you do too! Can't wait to see the lift on that. Hey you're an apple guy too, that's great!!
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Haha i have the apple stickers too. Ive accumulated so many over the last few years with the amount of apple products i bought. Lovin the jeep and i cant wait to see whats in store for the future!
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