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Old 04-26-2013, 11:36 PM
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So this is my first jeep and first vehicle ever. It's a 98 Sport, It's a slow build process cause I'm only 16 and need to save money. But most of it ends up going to the jeep anyway So ill make a list of some things that the jeep has so far
4" Trail Master lift
31" Goodyear Wranglers
Doug Thorely Headers
Airaid Cold Air Intake
Blue Ox Tow Bar
Rear Sway Bar Removed
Stock Axles (sadly)

Things I hope to do starting with what will be done first:
Front Winch Bumper (which I started taking measurments today, its going to be a stinger)
JCR Quick Discos for the front
Dana 44 front and rear or hopefully 44/6 combo
Warn Winch or Smittybilt
New lift, RE 5.5" or Rustys 6.5" long arm of course
And other Misc. stuff Here is some pictures of how it sits now, Except on the second one you just have to imagine no flares
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:38 PM
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Oh, and right now I have no idea how it got stripped so bad but my Transfer case fill plug is stripped to the max, so I have to go get that removed. Ill take a pic of the plug tommorow in the light.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:44 PM
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:20 AM
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what tires do you plan on running? a 44/9 combo isnt really needed unless you're running 37's+... what rear axle do you have? If it's a d35 i would just do a 29 spl 8.25/8.8/d44 swap. depending on the rear you might already have a HP d30.
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I'm gunna try and cut and fold my fenders but for you that have already done it what did you do with your splash guard? Just take the good ol' box cutter to it or what?
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what tires do you plan on running? a 44/9 combo isnt really needed unless you're running 37's+... what rear axle do you have? If it's a d35 i would just do a 29 spl 8.25/8.8/d44 swap. depending on the rear you might already have a HP d30.
Whoops I meant to say 44/6 not 9 but I may have found a pair of 44's. I have the dana 30 front and 35 rear
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So if any of you want to know what a stripped transfer case fill plug looks like, let me show you.
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Did a little wheeling today, got stuck, I was backing up and went on to a mound of dirt and one of the rear tires went straight into the wheel well and jammed itself in there. not even 4Low would get it unjammed. So I had to get pulled out. Things got even better when I got home. I started taking off my rear fender flares and getting ready to trim them but when I took off the piece between the rear bumper and the fender flare the body was smashed in and rusted. So my rustless XJ status is now gone. Anyone have any tips? Ill get pictures of the rust tomorrow...Oh and before I went wheeling I was downhilling on my bike I blew my suspension. So it was a pretty fun day.
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As of right now I have one wheel well cut and folded, and although I love the clearance I hate the hack job I did so I'll be ordering protekto trim asap!
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Here are some fender trimming pics Front, Rear and Full Jeep Cherokee coverage. Sorry they're sideways, if you didnt notice yet.
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Well I finally got tired of the popping noise that happens when I turn. So it's been decided that the next paycheck I recieve will be going to a new Tie Rod with new ends from Iron Rock Offroad. Sorry bumper metal, your gunna have to wait
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Looks good man. You should get rid of the door moulding too while your at it!
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Looks good man. You should get rid of the door moulding too while your at it!
Yeah to bad I'm lazy haha. it does look better without it though
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So here is a close up with my fenders cut and painted. I also hit some trails today. I didn't get any pictures of that but I did get my poser at the end
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