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Old 05-20-2014, 06:33 PM
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Default Clean and Capable 2001 DD/Hunting and Fishing Rig

Hey guys this is my first build. It's a very clean 2001 and I purchased it from an old man back in 2011 with 80,000 miles. It currently has 94,000 so I'm trying to get it close to finished before she rolls 100,000 miles. This is my DD and hunting rig that will not be doing any rock crawling. All the off-road driving I do a stock XJ can do just fine but I'm wanting a more aggressive look and plus my stock suspension is shot and in need of replacement. I'll try to post as many pictures as possible.


MY PLANS FOR NOW:


Replace Radiator(small leak) COMPLETE
Hood Vents COMPLETE
Floor Liners COMPLETE
Rebuild Front Drive Shaft COMPLETE
Replace front axle u-joints and hubs COMPLETE
RE 3.5 inch Super Ride Lift with Mono-tubes COMPLETE
SYE and Drive Shaft COMPLETE
31x10.50r15 Duratracs COMPLETE
15x8 Black Mamba MR1X Alloy Wheels (Smaller Rubicon Replicas) COMPLETE
Add more lighting
Front and Rear Bumpers (undecided on brand or style)
Add Storage for hunting and fishing supplies
Detroit Truetracs front and rear

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Old 05-20-2014, 06:36 PM
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This is when I first got her and had a buddy detail her and give it a nice shine after I removed the door molding.



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Old 05-20-2014, 06:55 PM
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Here is my hunting buddy (Turbo) during squirrel season. He's a machine and treed his first squirrel at 4 months old. He's almost a year old and we're both looking forward to next season. I plan to make arrange the rear cargo area with a kennel and some storage for hunting supplies.
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:41 PM
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One day I started to smell coolant and about crapped myself thinking it was the dreaded cracked 0331 head. After a closer look I located a small crack in the top left corner of the radiator. I installed a CSF Radiator and replaced all the hoses. Sorry no pics. I was also getting some heat soaking and throwing a CEL code for a mis-fire so after the install of the radiator I decided to help get rid of some under the hood heat and installed some Run Cool Hood Vents. They were pricey but I want a clean look and they did it for me. No install pics but it was easy and had no problems.
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:51 PM
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Nothing special but I received my build sheet. I was hoping to have a LSD but I don't. Might end up putting in a front and rear Detroit TrueTruc at some point. I originally wanted lockers but decided I didn't really need them.




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VIN 1J4FF48S31L530172
Vehicle Description JEEP CHEROKEE SPORT 4X4 SPORT UTILITY 4-DR
Model Year 2001
Body Model XJ J H 74
Color PS5- Silverstone Metallic Clear Coat
ISD 03/09/2001 Original Owner No
Last Reported Date 08/13/2002 Repurchased No
Last Reported Mileage 19709 M Restrictions No
Owner Name RAYMOND BRUNER
Engine ERH- 4.0L I6 Power Tech Engine
Transmission DGS- 4-Speed Automatic AW4 Transmission
Selling Dealer 26451
Warranty Covg. Code 336

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M5 Prem Cloth Hi-Back Bucket Seats
-AZ Agate
AA4 Sport Value Group
ADAP Light Group
APAS Monotone Paint
AWHP Power Equipment Group
AWS Smoker's Group
A20P 4.0L Engine(ERH)/4Sp Auto Trans(DGS
BASS 124 Amp Alternator
BCDS 500 Amp Maintenance Free Battery
BGAS Power Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
CADP High Back Bucket Seats
CBWS Highline Door Trim Panel
CDBS Reclining Front Seats
CFMS Rear Fold w/Removable Cushion Seat
CF4S Child Seat Upper Tether Anchorages
CGGS Traveling Inboard Seat Belt Buckle
CGWS Next Generation Front Air Bags
CKAS Carpets - Floor and Cargo Area
CKNS Cargo Compartment Carpet
CKTS Cargo Tie Down Loops
CKXS Plastic Liftgate Trim Panel
CLEP Front & Rear Floor Mats
CSAS Spare Tire Cover
CSRS Passenger Assist Handles
CSSS Lift Gate Assist Handle
CUFS Full Length Floor Console
CUXP Front & Rear Ash Trays
DGBS All 4-Speed Automatic Transmissions
DGS 4-Speed Automatic AW4 Transmission
DHAP Lock-Up Torque Converter
DHNS Command-Trac Part Time 4WD System
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DJKS Dana 30/181MM Front Axle
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DRAS Corporate 8.25 Rear Axle
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GCBS Front Door Tinted Glass
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GNAS Rear View Day/Night Mirror
GNCP Sun Visors w/Illum Vanity Mirrors
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GVBC All Vehicles W/Power Mirrors
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HAAP Air Conditioning
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I25S Route 25 - NS, Winston-Salem, NC
JAYS Instrument Cluster w/Tach
JBFS Instrument Panel Black Bezel
JCDS 100 MPH Primary Speedometer
JHAS Var Intermittent Windshield Wipers
JHBP Rear Window Wiper/Washer
JJAP Cigar Lighter
JJBS Dual Note Electric Horns
JJJS 12V Auxiliary Power Outlet
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KDPS RADIANT SILVER MET. C/C - BADGE - CH
KGPS RADIANT SILVER MET. C/C - BADGE - JE
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KTPS RADIANT SILVER MET. C/C - JEEP
KVPS RADIANT SILVER MET. C/C - BADGE - SP
KYPP RADIANT SILVER MET. C/C - 4.0L
K2ZS BLACK - MOLDING - BODYSIDE
K3LS SILVERSTONE MET C/C - FENDER FLARES
LAJS Headlamps On Warning Chimes
LBBP Courtesy Lamps
LCDP Map/Dome Reading Lamps
LDAP Underhood Lamp
LDBP Cargo Compartment Lamp
LHDP Headlamp Off Time Delay
LMAS Halogen Headlamps
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MMGS Belt Moldings
MMKS Body Color Drip Trough Molding
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MNNS Body Color License Plate Brow
MWGP Roof Rack
NAS 50 State Emissions
NBKS EVAP Control System
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TBCS Compact Spare Tire
TBLS Inside Mounted Spare Tire
TRLS P225/75R15 Wrangler RT/S AT Tires
TZAP Goodyear Brand Tires
WJ5S 15X7.0 Full-Face Steel Wheels
WLYC All Steel Wheels
XCYS Upgraded OBD-II Connectors
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:15 PM
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I love those silver 2001s man! good luck with the build
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:43 PM
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Silver 2001's are awesome, not like I'm biased or anything lol
Keep the silverstone metallic looking good, it's hard to find touch up paint unless you go to the dealer. Sounds like some solid plans my friend, subbed!!!
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Old 05-21-2014, 06:28 AM
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I then added some LED lights to my interior. These things are awesome. I got them from (Snajo) who was very good on price IMO and quick delivery. Here's his link: https://www.cherokeeforum.com/f73/in...d-sets-188996/ This picture was during the daytime in a garage and they're still bright. I have a wire hanging under the drivers side so it's blocking half of the bulb and I'm too lazy to fix it. As you can see I also added Quadratec floor mats. I got front, rear, and cargo area.
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Old 05-21-2014, 04:52 PM
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I've been having some low level rotational sound coming from somewhere in the front but I can't pin point it. I've had it on a lift in 4wd and it doesn't do it. I wouldn't think it's tires since I can hear it going 10mph but I guess it's possible. I figured before I lift it I want to make sure everything is in great condition so I ordered a pair of Spicer U-joints for the front axles and a pair of Timken wheel hubs. Hopefully it cures it and if not then I guess it could be the tires.
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Welcome.. good luck with the build.
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Received some goodies in the mail so now I have to find some time to install them. Hopefully this will clear up whatever sound I'm hearing.
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:38 AM
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Look at what was waiting for me on the front porch when I got home from work Friday. I can't wait to get my lift put on so I can see how these will look.
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Originally Posted by rayray0918 View Post
Look at what was waiting for me on the front porch when I got home from work Friday. I can't wait to get my lift put on so I can see how these will look.
That makes two of us. Keep us posted on your progress.
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Well, I've got just about everything ordered for the lift. I also have the 31x10.50 Duratracs ordered but I might not get them for a couple of weeks because it appears they're on a huge back order . Anyways, as originally planned I ordered the 3.5 RE Super Ride with Monotube shocks. I also ordered a JKS Adjustable track bar, SYE, RE drive shaft, steering stabilizer, and SS brake lines. I'll probably wait until I get the tires before I install the lift so hopefully they'll come quickly.

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Old 05-27-2014, 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by McGuinness View Post
I love those silver 2001s man! good luck with the build

Thanks man. I'm looking forward to seeing how she turns out. Hopefully everything goes smoothly but I doubt it.
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