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Old 08-13-2012, 10:10 PM
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so I'm jake and I bought my '96 XJ Sport bout a month ago. Good News is that I only paid $2500 for the bad news is that the floor pans are rusted out or rusting out so thats on my long list of things to do. When I got I noticed that the drums were locking up and the passenger caliper was locked up. So far I've replaced the passenger drum and everything inside it and both calipers. Next is to replace the rotors and the driver side drum and do a tune up, any suggestions where I can get a decent set of spark plug wires?
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:00 PM
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Here are some more pictures...you can see it has low miles...
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:08 PM
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looks pretty clean! minus the floors haha but for the spark plug wires i normally just go to advance auto or autozone. what are your plans for it? if there anything like my plans youll need alot of money haha
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:17 PM
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well its gonna be my daily driver for a little while but in a couple weeks or so tires and wheels...me and my dad are going to build front and rear bumpers and replace the floor pans and being in the marines its kinda hard to get all that done especially since he's in Georgia and I'm in North Carolina but I'm really considering stoking it and maybe an axle swap front a rear
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:19 PM
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Accel makes a nice wireset my floorpans are rusty too :/
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:22 PM
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the carpet has already fell through on the drivers side...i bought mine from a guy in Ohio and i figured it was from all the salt on the roads in the winter time...but $2500 i couldnt pass it up
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:34 PM
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Mines that bad but I paid 300 for it
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:07 PM
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did you DIY or pay someone?
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Well changing a bad brake rotor, replacing the guts of the driver side drum, and new Bosch Platinum +4 spark plugs, BWD cap and rotor....also ordered the turn signal lens cover for the broken passenger side marker... probably goin to be a long night...also found a thread for building a roof rack without welding {link below} prolly goin to start on that pretty soon

https://www.cherokeeforum.com/f58/ho...welding-91566/
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:33 PM
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so i put new shoes and all new hardware on the drivers side drum and got the new spark plugs, cap and rotor installed..also put on the new brake rotor on the passenger side...next is

1. Driver side brake drum
2. driver side brake rotor
3. Spark plug wires and oil pressure sending unit
4. New shocks all around
5. Sway bar links and bushing
6. Power Steering pump and serpentine belt and tensioner pulley
7. Differential fluid change and U-Joints and much more after that
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today I'm tinting my brake lights....products used

1. VHT Nite Shades
2. Krylon Clear Coat for Plastics
3. 3M Scuff Pad
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well I got the tail lights smoked out...all thats left is buff them out..I put them back on to get some pictures
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I like looks like a sweet tail light
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so i got some u-joints from advance auto parts and they gave me to wrong one its too big for the rear shaft so gotta take them back and exchange them
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got the u-joints changed and i repainted the grill and headlight bezels semigloss...tinted the side turn signals..it looks way better in my opinion also painted the JEEP on the front black
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