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Old 08-04-2011, 08:14 PM
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Im am very excited to say, I have just purchased a 99 cherokee sport thats dark red. it has an aw4 tranny np231 TC, 158k and NO RUST WHATSOEVER! i got it for a whopping 2800$ I couldnt pass it down. it needs exhaust work but that is ok. barley a scratch or a ding. power everything, perfect interior. owned by an old rich guy in a house bigger than my front lawn(his house is 285'x110' and 3 stories and that doesnt incluse the garage!) anyways, ill get pics started tomorow. ill tell you the plan... my take a little while($ is tight)

IRO 5.5" critical path
31x10.5's off of my 96
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I cant wait to start this thread. By the way, my 96 is for sale now PM if you live in northern new england and might be interested
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Old 08-05-2011, 02:37 PM
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Update. Shifts well but gets stuck in 3rd sometimes. if I shut it off them restart it's fine again. I's this a bad range sensor or downshift cable?
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Old 08-05-2011, 03:11 PM
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Nice to hear from a young person that's self sufficient!! Good luck with your build, take your time and do it right so you won't have to do it twice!!
Better check the dimensions on that house!!! That's 90,000+ square feet. Take a picture if it'll fit in your viewfinder.
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:04 PM
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great life style///i had to wait till i was 52 but i did it and it's great..mostly fished and made more money at that than working for conoco...johnp
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Killabrew View Post
Nice to hear from a young person that's self sufficient!! Good luck with your build, take your time and do it right so you won't have to do it twice!!
Better check the dimensions on that house!!! That's 90,000+ square feet. Take a picture if it'll fit in your viewfinder.
well my house is 60x40 which isnt small. this house is made into 4 sections that are a little bit larger than or close to the same as my house and its 3 strories rather than 2. so 60x4 is 240' and 40x4 is 160' give or take some. its an absolutely massive house. i dont have pictures and its kinda far away from my place but i couldnt even imagine having a place liek that. i guess in the sommer time 3 familys share it but in the winter its all his.....

...and as far as being self sufficient, im very lucky to have a father who thinks the world is gunna go to hell... and that grew up with parents that didnt care about him, because he has taught me that hard work pays off froma very young age. He really runs the whole deal but has taught me alot. what seems like normal knowledge about stuff and normal work, my friends and other my age and even older ont have a clue. my friends dont understand. they say hey wana hang out? Im like know i gotta get 6 cord a wood cut and split before it gets june so it wont be as hot and so it has time to dry. and they just dont get it. but if my dad is right, (prolly is but wont happen too soon), we will be better off than everyone else plus, they complain bout taking out the trash which is almost funny to me.

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Old 08-13-2011, 07:52 PM
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i no its been a while but ive been super busy. I got my new bumper on my old 96 so now i just have to fix the downshift problem on my new one. Im gunna order my lift when i get my next pay check this friday. i have the money but dont want to drain my bank cuzz i no thats when im gunna need cash for sumthing stupid :P when my lift comes is, im kinda picture limited since i dont have a camera but im gunna borrow my sisters and take pictures periodically. i am really strongly looking at the iro 5.5" long arm since i can get it marked down and free shipping from xtremeterrain.com (they have other good kits there too for free shipping)
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:40 PM
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ok so I made huge headway today and tomorrow too. I got these 2 days off from work. I put a new valve cover gask. Today, fixed the brakes rotors pads and shoes and lines. Welded the exhaust manifold, O2 sensor, cleaned throttle body, and took the valve cover and manifold to my dads ozzymicrobe cleaner and now it looks brand new! too top it off, just ordered my new IRON ROCK 5.5" LONG ARM. got it 270$ marked down with free shipping from xtremeterrain.com there doing a sale and free shipping on orders over 199 on everything for anyone making a large purchase(rc, trailmaster, skyjacker, IRO, teraflex, ect!)
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:29 PM
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thats a hell of a deal on the long arms!

great story and life you have too, I started off that way but moved to the city at 14 and kinda got off track. but still i have family in the country preparing for whats to come.

anyway take some pics and keep updating!
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