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Old 08-08-2014, 04:00 AM
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Well, After a long time of lurking this fourm, I decided to finaly join up.

I have a 98 XJ Classic. Which over the last 8 months i have gone from bone stock to somewhat wild.
I figure this is a great place to keep my build documented, And as useful as this fourm has been to me preveously for troubleshooting.
I hope now to make some wicked friends, Give advice, Receive advice and keep on wheelin!

Glad to be here.
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98 Cherokee Classic
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Auto w/ NP242
Rough Country 6.5" Long arm lift.
33x12.50x15 GT Radial Adventuro MT
OMC Offroad 50" Lightbar mounts
UE Lighting 50" 2R Series projected lightbar
Cut fenders ( for extra flex )
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First day i owned it, November 2013.


The first mod i made, The day after i bought my xj was the Rough Country winch bumper, Which to this day, I absolutely love (& abuse!)


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Ran into a little bit of snow.. Recently moved up north, In British Columbia, Canada. First time encountering this much snow. But man is snow wheeling ever fun!

10K HID's & Projector headlights installed.


We welded some square tubing up to the RC bumper, For the 20" UE Lighting 2R Series lightbar.
The end product came out great.
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Ended up feeling like the bumper was too bare, I purchased the RC stinger.
I was not sure how much this would actually help me, And to be honest at the time i really was not sure what the actual perpose of a stinger was for. But it sure saved my life while doing 110KMH down the highway and nailing a deer! no front end damage.




Painted the wheels as well, Was a little bare.
As well as "angry eyes" on the headlights, WOW!
What a difference those little touches made to my rig, I was actually blown away in the change of appearance.


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Woke up in the morning, The Delivery guy had left all of my lift sitting infront of my door.
It was like being a kid on christmas morning again.
Rough Country 6.5" Long Arm full kit.




Got the rear in the first night! Couldnt wait to get it all done!
Who else has had to cut out the bolts in the front of your unibody to get the leaf bolts out?
Man that was a pain to do!



Then on to the front! which was not a pain to install what so ever! Rough Countrys kit was very dialed in.


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Two weeks after my lift had been finished, I had announed to the "Jeep Owners of Prince George" Club that i was new to the area, They were GREAT! They organized a coffee meet at Tim Hortons for the group to get together and welcome myself to the group, To this day, They are still some of my best friends.
Jeeple are the best!
( i also had no tires on yet, and had the biggest Hero in the group!)


A few months after, I decided to order tires from Discount Tire Direct, On my last rig i had 33" GT Radial Adventuro's. They had never failed me, And put up to some serious abuse in all aspects of wheeling from crawling at low pressure to mudding, They clean out very well.
I highly reccomend these tires!
I also ordered some black keystone 15" wheels from Justjeeps.com.

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Well, That made a little bit of a difference adding 33"s to it!
They actually added up to be a little larger at full tread than a regular 33" tire.



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Well, I had completely mangled my fenders from new tires, So i decided to get the cutting wheel out and go all out!



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Oops! Forgot to post these Pre-Cut photos!
"Jeep Owners of Prince George" Held a pretty good sized jeep meet & wheeling trip... But of course, Naturally the cherokees wandered off by themselves for photos and more flexy wheeling.




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Looking good. Did you re-gear? Hours it like the 33's
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Lookin good man. Any plans on getting the winch since you have the bumper for it?
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Well, That made a little bit of a difference adding 33"s to it!
They actually added up to be a little larger at full tread than a regular 33" tire.




Awesome pics! That's some beautiful country and well done with the Jeep so far!
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Looking good. Did you re-gear? Hours it like the 33's
I actually have not re-geared yet, It really is not as bad as i would have thought . It loves being left in 3rd (auto trans), Out crawling i can not tell a difference in gearing.. But then again im always in low. When you get on the highway upwards of 100km/h thats where you feel the lag of power, But then again i live in the back country, and its only been driven out of town on the highway twice since tires... Ill be posting much more, Its already progessed a ton! laying out my build plan up to the current status. & thanks for the complement!
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Lookin good man. Any plans on getting the winch since you have the bumper for it?
It's in! right now im just posting my build from where i started.. all the way to its current build status! keep checking in, Im updating every day after work. I should have it completely up to par tonight!
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Originally Posted by 2000JeepCherokee View Post
Awesome pics! That's some beautiful country and well done with the Jeep so far!
Thank you sir! I love living up here, Getting out of the city was such a nice change, I will never go back.
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