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Old 04-08-2013, 08:07 AM
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First off, here's a little about me. My name's Carter, I'm 15, and i'm down here in Lexington, SC. So, on to the jeep! Alright, so last night i picked up my first cherokee, which is also my first car. It's a 1991 Cherokee Laredo, got 'er for $600 (thanks craigslist ) She has 173,858 miles, PO only put about 30,000 on it the 6 years he's had it. Has no headliner, bad main bearing, mildew on the interior, lil' bit of rust on the doors and roof, rusted tailpipe, and im sure there's more.


So! She wasn't running when i picked her up, needed a battery, so we whipped her on a U-Haul trailer, then just picked up a battery on the way home. So now she's running, so heres the work that needs to be done:
  • Wash the dang thing
  • Tighten the steering column
  • Install radio
  • Fix the wiring on the fog lights
  • Satisfy my OCD and flip a speaker that was installed upside down
  • Take rust off drivers door and roof
  • Clean the damn inside!
  • Replace the main bearing
  • Get some new wiper blades, because mine barely move
  • Plast-dip the badging
Future plans/mods:
  • Rough Country 4.5" X-Series
  • Rustys Offroad Front Stinger/ Rear tube bumper
  • Smittybilt 10,000 lb winch
  • KC Daylighters
  • Maybe doorless?
  • 33x13.50-R15 Mud Graps
  • Maybe some Rock Crawler Steel Wheels
  • Switch Panel
  • And i'm sure there's more
This is gonna be kinda slow, i got school and a really tight budget, but thanks for reading my build and stay tuned!

All i have is the pics from the ad, will have pictures when i get home!
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Got some pictures! Won't let me upload more than one...
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:50 PM
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Have to upload them one at a time
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And another one
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Looks like a good start. But, why the "mud graps"? Those tires suck ***.
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Looks like a good start. But, why the "mud graps"? Those tires suck ***.
Haha yeah, i've heard to much bad, so im changing my mind on those. Im open to any suggestions!
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So, i was washing the jeep yesterday (well my brother was and i was sitting in it) and i noticed the driver and passenger doors were leaking, so looks like it's time for new weather stripping! Also, I was checking on the air filter, and i open up the airbox and find this Hard to tell from the picture, but its a bunch of leaves covered in oil
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:16 AM
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So did a little research earlier and got some prices
  • Main bearings- $90
  • Weather stripping- $30
  • Tires (mine are bald and starting to dry-rot)- $524
  • Liftgate shocks- $10
  • Wiper blades- $35
  • Washer fluid- $5
  • Total- $694, thats more than i payed for it haha! just gotta wait to get payed and i get started fixin her up!
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try to pick up some used tires on craigslist if you plan on doing that lift soon
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I would personally go for some Bf Goodrich Muds!!! They're fine on road and when you get them offroad they're amazing!
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try to pick up some used tires on craigslist if you plan on doing that lift soon
Yeah, that's a good idea, I want to the lift ASAP, but it all depends on my budget. That's a good idea, though!


Originally Posted by C H E R O K E E 98XJ View Post
I would personally go for some Bf Goodrich Muds!!! They're fine on road and when you get them offroad they're amazing!
I've nothing but good about the bfg muds, I think that's what I'll go with
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Got some boss phantom skull speakers installed in the hatch! Will have pics of the doors when done! Radio goes in this weekend!
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So, yesterday, i bleached all the nasty mildew off the gody of the jeep when i get outside, ill take pictures, and get pictures of the door speakers. Today, i gotta put the hatch door panel back on, put the covers on the speakers, and figure out why the hell my drivers side door wont stay open
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