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Old 03-18-2013, 05:24 PM
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Hi JEEPERS:
This is my first post i just registered to this forum. About a week ago i bough my first jeep a 2000 Cherokee XJ i dont know much about jeeps but i got this one with the intention of turn it into a SURVIVAL VEHICLE , dont know yet if i will go with the "military survival style" or a "zombie survival style" i just ordered a 4.5" rough country lift, a set of five 15x8 cragar wheels and some other parts for the start of the project ... wish me luck, i will be posting pictures of the progress
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:49 PM
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Nice lets see some more pics!
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Welcome to the site. I'm going with the same theme you are but at stock height. If you lean toward "zombie survival" check out the Zombie Response Jeep group and Zombie Tactics thread. Zombies are pretty common talk on this site lol.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:28 AM
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Am waiting for the UPS truck who is loaded with 11 boxes of goodies for my jeep hehehe....I even took the day off at my job
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:18 PM
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HI am posting some pics of some painting job i just did to the Rough Country 4,5" suspension lift i didn't like the gray color, tell me what you guys think
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:22 PM
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i painted the front springs in black (bed liner) and shocks, steering stabilizer and arms in green
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:32 PM
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Well i'll list all what i have already to start working in my jeep, am just waiting for a friend who have a nice garage and a better weather ....


--- Rough Country 4.5" Suspension Lift
--- Rough Country Control Arms Drop Kit
--- Set of stainless steel brake hoses
--- 5 Cragar 15x8 rims (black)
--- Set of wheel nuts (black)
--- Set of wheel centre caps (black) pic below
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:51 PM
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I like how the springs look. I'm guessing that's spray on bedliner. Personally the green is too bright for my taste. Think it would have looked better with an od green. But it's your Jeep, as long as you like it.
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Originally Posted by rmoore1031 View Post
I like how the springs look. I'm guessing that's spray on bedliner. Personally the green is too bright for my taste. Think it would have looked better with an od green. But it's your Jeep, as long as you like it.

Am going with a combination of that green and black cuz in the future i gonna paint the car in that tone of green too , i also have black boots for those springs so actually when installed the green will look like highlights under the car the predominant color will be the black.... after all, what is a zombie car without a zombie green color ....hehehehe
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I have no idea how zombie green started to get popular. I'm doing my jeep in OD green when the weather gets better.
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I have no idea how zombie green started to get popular. I'm doing my jeep in OD green when the weather gets better.

nice, OD green was also one of my choices, "zombie green" start getting popular since "zombie theorist" stated that zombie green is the one zombies cant distinguish because their "dead eyes".... i read about it somewhere... lol.... thats no my reason i just like the color lol
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nice colors cant wait to see on jeep ! good luck with your build ! keep us posted !
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nice colors cant wait to see on jeep ! good luck with your build ! keep us posted !

Thank you xjjay , hopefully the next weekend i can use my friend driveway to install all that ....i can't wait
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Well people i have new updates about my XJ project, what i expected to be an 8 hours job turned already in 3 days and counting i started installing the lift, and even admitting i dont have the 100% right tools every single bolt and nut that i had to remove either broken or took 2 hours to give up and get loose ... so, at this point i almost finish the lift installation only left one of the rear shocks and the front brake hoses and then bleed the brakes hopefully by this Saturday she will be at the streets again... here are some pics
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