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Old 10-12-2012, 11:21 PM
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Been following the forums for awhile now and feel its about time to contribute.

1997 Cherokee Sport, 4.0 HO, AX-15 5 Speed, NP231, D30/Chrysler 8.25, 165,000 miles

Here it is just after I bought her.

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Enjoy all its stockness because it won't last long!
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:31 AM
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Time to catch you up to date on the build.

3.5 inch Rubicon Express Superflex lift kit, Bilstein 5100 shocks front and rear, Rubicon Express Adjustable Track Bar, JKS Heavy Duty Tie Rod, 16x8 Pro Comp Alloy Wheels, 265/70/16 Treadwright Guard Dog Tires with Kedge Grip

The new tires looking good
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Love the tread pattern
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Whats to come!
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Painting all those faded trim pieces
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:41 AM
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Now she's startin to look like a grown up Cherokee.

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Old 10-13-2012, 12:56 AM
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Pic of the RE Adjustable Track bar and JKS HD Tie Rod
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On the left you can see where the quick disco's mount to the body
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Gave the rear diff a little character
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This is where im at for the time being.

Future Plans...

4.10 Regear
Front and rear selectable lockers
Bumpers, sliders and skids
Roof rack
Brighten up the world with some extra lighting

Ill keep you guys posted as I go!
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:01 PM
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The trim looks great! Make sure you get the trim on the rear hatch too! Really like the stance with the RE lift. Any plans to lock it?!
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:34 PM
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Still contemplating wether to run the Eaton E Locker in the front and eventually get an Ox locker for the rear or just spend the extra cash and get matching Ox's. Anyone have any input?
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id run the elocker in the front and rear. frank at serious offroad has them in his rig for a long time with no problems whatsoever. no cable to run just a little bit of wire. also you dont have to mount the ugly shifter like the ox has inside you could just run a small little switch for the elocker. JMO
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is there a e locker for the 8.25? and OX now offers a air actuated locker!! i would like to go ox lockers air lockers if the budget allows for it haha
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Just got done ordering my new front bumper (Thanks to willsmysticcobra) from Nates 4x4 along with their roof rack. They have 12% off discount right now so I saved just around $130 on the whole ordeal. I also ordered four 7" offroad lights cheap as hell for my roof rack. $54.99 with shipping included for two lights, two light covers, wiring kit, fuse and switch! Can't wait to get these on my jeep. Links for everything are below.

Front Bumper (I'm running every option except the D-ring shackles)
http://www.nates4x4.com/ProductDetai...roductCode=XJF

Roof Rack
http://www.nates4x4.com/ProductDetai...%5FROOF%5FRACK

The 12% Discount thread
https://www.cherokeeforum.com/f10/ne...n-code-143563/

7" Off road lights
https://www.cherokeeforum.com/f10/7-...al-com-151211/

$675 for the Bumper and Roof Rack after the discount
$110 for the four 7" lights and all the accessories
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just chedked out all the links! looks like a great order. the rock is really going to look great with those lights!
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Originally Posted by 96XJ11C
is there a e locker for the 8.25? and OX now offers a air actuated locker!! i would like to go ox lockers air lockers if the budget allows for it haha
There isn't an e-locker for the 8.25. I only know of the ARB air locker for a selectable locker in the 8.25. Maybe that OX you speak of also has one? And nice list of stuff! I had a Nates4x4 bumper on my old XJ. Really strong and nice bumper
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Bumper and Roof Rack are in and being bedlined!
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A snorkel that magically appeared at my door haha
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Link to the snorkel I bought. Really great product for dirt cheap.
https://www.cherokeeforum.com/f10/je...l-sale-131179/

Should be getting to the installs of these this weekend!
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Got the roof rack installed today with the lights on it and it looks [email protected]$$!
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Started Installing the Front bumper when this happened...
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The stock steering box bolts were seized to the steering box spacer and the two bottom bolts broke. After reading a few threads this is a common problem. So what do I do when stock parts break? UPGRADE!

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Here is the picture of the bumper installed so far. I have every bolt in place and tightened to specs except the steering box bolts. Ill have better pictures when I get her all finished up and cleaned.
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