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Old 09-05-2017, 09:37 PM
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Well it's that time of the year again.

1999 Black 4DR Jeep Cherokee XJ

4.0 Liters
99+ intake manifold
784 injectors
60mm bored throttle body
MeanLemons 2 gauge battery cables
Cowl snorkel
MeanLemons Engine Mounts

Aisin-Warner 4 speed 30-43LE
Auxiliary transmission cooler
DIY crossmember
WIX filter
Temperature gauge
MeanLemons Transmission mount.

New Process Gear 231-J
Advance Adapters SYE
Morse chain
Shortened driveshaft in front and regular in rear.

Wagoneer Dana 44 up front, trussed, 4.88,
Yukon zip locker.
DIY 3/8 thick cover.
Slugs in the hubs.
1973 Chevy knuckles tapped for high steer

Wagoneer Dana 44 in rear,
4.88 and Spartan locker.
DIY 3/8 thick cover

Procomp black steelies 6x5.5 lug pattern 35x12.50R15 Hankook Dynapro MT

High steer arms
DIY 3/4 heim steering
Boostwerks ultimate steering brace
JCR Offroad steering box spacer.

RockKrawler 3 link long arms
DIY DOM panhard bar
DIY shackle relocation brackets
Teraflex 1.5" shackles
OME 3" leaf packs
Rubicon Express 4.5 coils
Rough Country 2.0 shocks
DIY rear shock crossmember
Extended stainless steel brake lines

Ares Fab quarter armor
DIY sliders
DIY front bumper
DIY unibody tie-ins
HD OFF-ROAD middle and rear stiffeners
AC OBA conversion
Custom center switch panel

Current project is building a 231/300 doubler.

Plenty of dents and dings. More to come.
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Old 09-07-2017, 08:35 AM
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Jeep "Dragoneer" - Full Airbrush Custom XJ

I have had this old Jeep for over 10 years and bought it stock. Me and this ol' Jeep have been through everything together. I have had her offroading and mudding in all sorts of places in Southern Illinois, Missouri, and Wisconsin (I rather trail and climb than mud though).

I had just started airbrushing last spring and was tired of airbrushing on paper so I decide to practice on that old rattle can blue Jeep of mine. So I brought the header panel in the house and played around with it. I like it so next the hood came in. After that I spent 2 months in the back yard under a pop up canopy airbrushing this Jeep. Now I gotta get it performing as good as it looks..... so along came all these upgrades below. Hubby helped me swap the axles, lift, tires, etc this spring.

- 1998 Cherokee Sport
- 176K miles
- AW4 transmission
- NP231 transfer case

Custom Paint Job:
• Sanded and primered with White primer
• Base coated with Autoborne Sealers
• Airbrushed with Createx Colors – Wicked Colors
• Napa Semi-Glossy Clear Coat

Drivetrain Modifications:
• Ford 8.8 rear axle with Limited Slip & Disc brakes
• 4:88 Gearing both front and rear.
• Solid brand diff covers
• Slip Yoke Eliminator & Custom driveshaft.

Suspension & Steering Modifications:
• Rough Country 6.5 long arm lift kit
• Rough Country Quick Disconnect Uplinks
• Rough Country Adjustable track bar
• Extended brake lines
• Dodge Durango Steering box, new pump & hoses
Ordered CavFab Crossover steering and hope to have it on by the time of voting (will update)

Wheels & Tires:
• 35x12.50x15 MasterCraft Courser MXT Tires
• ION Alloy Rims

Mechanical Upgrades:
• 4 Core aluminum radiator
• 3 Electric fans with aluminum shroud
• 165 degree thermostat
• 129 AMP alternator
• Optima Dual batteries with solenoid & cutoff switching
• K&N Filter
• New sensors and new (and programmed) CPM
• New water pump

Exterior Upgrades:
• Tuff Stuff 4x4 Front Bumper
• Badlands 12,000 Lb winch
• Snorkel
• Stainless hood vents
• KC HiLites – Daylighters
• RGB 3” round LED lights with halos
• Blue LEDs behind front grill
• Roof rack with Jerry Can, Hi-Lift Jack, and shovel
• Removable front doors

Interior Upgrades:
• CB & Antenna
• Newer interior panels
• Leather seats
• Removed head liner and painted ceiling (easy cleaning)
• Removed carpet and cut custom mats and added aftermarket mats.
• Military Molle system packs & MVPs on back of front seats
o Holds: recovery gear, tools, straps, netting, bug sprays, sun screen,
rain coats, etc.
• Wood Ammo crate & ammo box to house tools and chains.
• Fire extinguisher

YouTube Channel ~ check out what we have been up to!

Baraboo News Republic - Front page:

JPFreek Adventure Magazine - Fall 2016 Freek Feature (Page 98){"page":98,"issue_id":360 649}

stock Jeep 2007

Stock color - 35's and 4.5 lift

Rattle can blue - 33's and 4.5 lift.

Welding winch plate on with hubbys help!

1st layer of blue over white basecoat - Autoborne Sealer

Photo by Jason Sanders Studio

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Old 09-18-2017, 02:53 PM
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Over 300,000 miles and still running like a Jeep-ster
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Old 10-09-2017, 11:04 AM
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Sorry, been on vacation.

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Old 10-09-2017, 12:57 PM
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Voted...locked axles are where it's at ...And I'm stealing that roof art work idea
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:24 PM
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Sorry Neal, couldn't resist
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Sorry Neal, couldn't resist
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Old 10-11-2017, 11:24 AM
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Geee thanks. Lol
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