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Old 01-17-2011, 01:54 PM
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Alright, here goes.

I'm currently 15 years old, and obviously a high school student, so I was looking to purchase my first car, and originally I had my mind set on a 2 door tahoe, because I loved driving my dad's 96 4dr, but wanted something a little smaller and more original. But after spending a few months looking for a tahoe, and getting ignored on CL and not finding anything that great (being that they were only made from 92 to like 01 I believe), I decided to give up on that effort. Luckily, I somehow stumbled upon this website, and all my dreams of a tahoe were quickly being replaced with something much more practical....a 4 Door XJ! So I changed my search query on Craigs and AutoTrader and such, and began looking for a cherokee. It was a long while before I found one, but eventually ended up finding a post with this description:

-1992 Jeep Cherokee Laredo PW, PL, PS, AT, 4x4, AC that works. 4.0l 6cyl 30x9.5x15 mud tires, Runs good, looks good. Not perfect, but good dependable transportation. $1800.00.

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- (edit) Sorry for the weird picture arrangement, but i had to export them to paint to convert them to jpeg format in order to post them on here at all.

Okay, so I was able to get the price down 1500, which was good enough for me, and my parents split the cost with me, since it was my first car, so I ended up paying 750 for it. Beforehand, I had been saving up for a car, because early on I realized that was much more important to me than most other things were, so altogether i had saved around 3200 dollars towards my first car. And since I didn't spend much on the cherokee, that has left me a good bit (2450) towards mods/upgrades/addons/etc.

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With a name like "Poontank"..........I'm diggin it!
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$2450 should be just about enough to purchase some wheels/tires,lift kit and a lunchbox locker. Looks like your off to a great start
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With a name like "Poontank"..........I'm diggin it!
haha, thank you, my friend came up with it, and after I had heard it, i couldn't not use it
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$2450 should be just about enough to purchase some wheels/tires,lift kit and a lunchbox locker. Looks like your off to a great start
Yes! that's exactly what I was going for when I realized I could get a nice car for a lot less than what my most of my other friends had been getting (04 Silverado, 07 F150, 08 WJ, etc.)
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Welcome to the forums!

Thanks man!
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Your ADDICTION has now begun......and at such a young age..HAHA. Good Luck
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That's an awesome Jeep. Looks better than mine did. I'm just turning 18, got mine when i just turned 16. I've loved it every minute of the way, well, that is besides finding out all the little quirks because the owner before me had done some crazy **** to it in the past. But it's getting more and more reliable every step of the way. If you're innovative you can get a way with a lot more for your money. I paid about $150 for my lift and hardware. =) Good luck though.
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Congrats on the new "Poontank". Keep us posted on your build and progress.
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Hahaha love the name and just to let u know I'm 17 and I got my jeep when I was 15 do it right the first time and get a long arm kit that's the way to go and they are worth it!!! I wish I would have saved a little bit more and got a long arm - better ride better flex and more funn!
But once u lift and start spending money on it you won't stop
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haha great name man, nice jeep to, cant wait to see what you do to it
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Thanks guys, i've got a lot planned for it for this weekend. hopefully i'll get pictures up by then.

-(edit) actually i'll put up two little pictures that I had on my phone right now. So you can see what i've been up to.

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Alright, got some new stuff.

This is how I roll now.

-Gotta full roof size safari rack with 4 light tabs on the front (soon to be filled out with at least 2 fog lights.)
-And plans are to spraypaint (rattlecan) the sideview mirrors, door trim (towards the bottom) and the stocks rims rusto flat black.
-Set of Cabela's TrailGear seatcovers
-And a new pioneer head unit, as well as 4 new 5.5 pioneer door speakers, and a 12" Kicker ProComp Sub in the back with a 360w 2Ch. JL Amp. So basically a sweet new sound system. (being that i'm 15, this is the kind of stuff i'm into)


I'll have more pictures by tommorrow or sometime this weekend hopefully, and i'm planning on installing a 3" lift on the PoonTank this saturday, so more to come soon.
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Cherokee91: I know! it's exciting

Cherokee_ftw_5: I'm trying to be as innovative as I can, but unfortunately thats not a skill that currently possess, so i'm seeing this project more as a money pit than a budget build haha.

SGT ABN XJ: thanks man, will do.

xjeeper193: I'm considering a long arm kit, we'll see haha. but thanks for the advice!

cherokeeaddiction23: haha thanks, and i'm excited to see what it'll turn into to.
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