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Old 05-27-2014, 08:26 AM
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Well this is my second cherokee i had one as my first vehicle when i was 16 but it was totaled by a on coming wheel that fell off a car going south bound while i was going north bound and the wheel bounced over the median and hit me. i then got a powerstroke started working in the oil feild and ended up with my new Tundra but i felt like i was missing something in life..

Found this bad boy in San Antonio for $1200 wasnt supposed to make it home as the guy had no confidence in it but $1000 later i was putting air in the tires and filling it up with gas and a $100 battery i was down the road back home. Made it home no problems ran great when warmed up. stutters a little when cold but i can fix it.. 1997 Cherokee 218,000 miles Clear is fadding diff leaking runs a little rough on start up. Interior trim cracked and broken seat trim broken missing dome light, roof interior sagging typical.. carpet gross seats stained.. but hey im happy



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I have already ordered a 4.5 lift 16 D-CUT rockcrowler rims and NITTO TERRA GRAPPLERS 265/75/16

Changed out the cluster Guages to where i would have a tach oil pressure guage and etc got some sending units off of a Grand cherokee and they worked. Also ordered all new LED Cluster lights will post pictures tonight once i install them.

found passenger side seat trim but no luck at the pic and pull for door interior trim..

have a extra cluster gauge out of a 98 and up cherokee if anyone needs one. i hated the dummy lights.

sun visors found out at the local pick and pull 15 bucks for the pair cant beat that look almost new..

well i will take some more pics when i get home and more of the lift and tires when they come in.


Thanks to all that have posted in the build thread great work and awesome ideas!
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Old 05-27-2014, 10:21 AM
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nice looking XJ...body looks rust free which IMO is key. Everything else is easy to fix Good luck with it
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Originally Posted by Whiplash View Post
nice looking XJ...body looks rust free which IMO is key. Everything else is easy to fix Good luck with it


Surprisingly there isnt any rust! only on the seat brackets and where a bolt was broke off! kinda scared to pull up the carpet but we will see what happens! And thanks man!
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Kawarace44 View Post
kinda scared to pull up the carpet but we will see what happens!
You know you're gonna have to do it sooner or later...and best done while the weather is warm

Looking forward to your build, me thinks you're gonna do it proper
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Old 05-29-2014, 01:13 PM
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Update: just got my tires in at work today 265/75/16 Nitto Terra Grapplers

Also 4.5 coil springs and new lower control arms and wow they are beefy

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Old 05-29-2014, 05:53 PM
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4.5 in coils are here with the lower control arms.

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Got 2 wheels mounted and balanced today.

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2 to do tomorrow plus my dads camaro wheels I powder coated.

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Will update when more parts get here.

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Old 05-30-2014, 11:13 PM
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Few more pictures

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Old 05-31-2014, 04:14 PM
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Nice rig can't wait to see the tires and lift on it! Enjoy it!
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:42 PM
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Nice rig can't wait to see the tires and lift on it! Enjoy it!
I'm putting the front on tomorrow will take pictures.
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Cool build , I moved from Corpus in 08 . Get in 3rd coast jeepers look fir them on face book . I have a 2001 xj . Ill be watching your build .
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Originally Posted by BigSquirrly89 View Post
Nice rig can't wait to see the tires and lift on it! Enjoy it!

Thanks man! shocks should show up here at work in a bit! leafs also! will have pictures to come!
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:12 AM
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Cool build , I moved from Corpus in 08 . Get in 3rd coast jeepers look fir them on face book . I have a 2001 xj . Ill be watching your build .

Ahh man whyd you have to leave? i had my first cherokee in 08 but i was 16 then.. wow where did the time go?!

and i have seen those guys cruising around Port A and some other places they seem pretty cool.
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got the front lift installed minus the shocks turned out pretty good.

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will put the shocks on today!

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Lift almost complete just need to add to the sway bar links and put the rear shocks on. Let me know what you think.

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