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Old 01-06-2019, 06:55 PM
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Found my old account. So I am restarting.I named this Cherokee the yeti. I posted on a ton of forums looking for a low mileage 2 door that wasn’t beat. Everyone said I will never find one, so I should stop looking. They said I would have a better chance finding a Bigfoot. The next week I had one. So I named it yeti because it was suppose to be hard to buy one, let alone see one in captivity. It is a 1994 2dr with a 2001 front clip. It had 35s and 4 inch lift. So the rear quarters where beat from tire rubbing. It was originally owned by Washington state forestry. It has 110,00 miles. The only thing I forgot to check was the radiator before I bought it. When I got it home and looked at the water it was dark brown. So I flushed it out. Then I attempted an oil change and the filter was so tight. It took me and two friends 4 hours to get it off. Here are some pics of the first day
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:15 PM
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Pic of what it look from the last owner before he put the lift, 35s and the 2001 front end
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New American racing Ansen rims, 31” tires, and snorkel
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Almost a year has passed and I did a ton of mods

Smittybilt front and rear bumper, smittybilt winch, off road light and metal taillights
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Bushwacker flat fenders and warrior rack with custom led light mount
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:15 PM
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Crown aluminum valve cover, Davis plug wires. My idea on the notorious air bubble issue on the upper radiator hose and I needed to add an electric thermostat for the electric fans
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Electric triple fan conversion. I bought the first radiator from amazon, what a pile of junk, the lower oil cooler fitting that goes to the transmission was made of brass and wouldn’t tighten down right to the radiator that came with the kit. I returned it and bought a champion radiator, with triple fans,shroud and fittings. From ebay for $335.Fit good, but was a little wider then the stock or amazon radiator, so I had to mod the bolt in upper radiator panel and cut around the radiator cap. I wired one fan to the air conditioner and the other two to a dual 185 on electric fan thermostat kit I got from summit racing
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I have owned three Cherokees and have hated the brakes on all three. I switch over to a 1994 Ford Exploder 8.8 disc brake rear end. Put on drilled slotted rotors with ceramics pads. Brake still sucked, removed abs and brakes still sucked. Then I switch to a summit racing double booster and cast corvette style master cylinder and ssbc adjustable proportion valve. Brakes where better but still sucked. Then I desided to convert to hydroboost. I have seen a couple conversion kits on eBay for like $800. I did mine for about $300. I bought hydroboost for a 1994 Chevy Astro van, use one of my existing power steering lines, and one Astro van hydroboost line. The only thing I had to do was to make a longer rod that goes between the hydroboost and master cylinder. With a large all thread and nut. Now it stops like a porshe
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Added body cadding, sprayed bed liner on the front fenders, quarters and hood stripes. The I paint matched the 2001 front fenders to the 1994 white. Also shovel, axle and high lift jack roof rack mounted. Also couldn’t stand the 31” tires. I only put about 15 miles on them. The tires looked to small. So I went to to discount tires and and exchanged them. I just had to pay for dismounting and mounting. But it looks a lot better.

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I swapped out the 1994 interior and added 2001 interior. The drivers side has power track and the passenger has a 2001 2 door cherokee forward flip track. have dealing with cloth base on the drivers seat. So I had it covered vinyl. It does match it just has bad lighting. Installed a 2001 center console and a factory speaker rear headliner mounted speaker pod.

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White gauge stickers and carbon fiber stick on dash insert
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