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Old 02-14-2019, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by JeepCrazy86 View Post
I did notice the spoiler, correct me if I'm wrong but it's an orvis spoiler.
It is the SpoilerLights reproduction of the Orvis XJ spoiler.

https://www.spoilerlights.com/spoile...d-brake-light/

I believe I own the first version. There is a second version on their website. I think the brake light is different.
Found this years ago roaming around. But not many people seemed to be running it.
Then all of a sudden couple folks went for it and they did promo code thing for $150 including shipping.
So I pulled trigger.
It is part of turning my Sport into a Limited/Country/Up Country, European Orvis clone of sorts.
They also came with vary similar looking hood louvers like I have on mine. But they were ghetto stick ons.
Somebody in their build awhile back figured out how to get '98 Grand Cherokee 5.9 louvers on an XJ.
Those are functional. Drip trays and all. Liked the look so much just had to have them. LOL.
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Ralph77 View Post
It is the SpoilerLights reproduction of the Orvis XJ spoiler.

https://www.spoilerlights.com/spoile...d-brake-light/

I believe I own the first version. There is a second version on their website. I think the brake light is different.
Found this years ago roaming around. But not many people seemed to be running it.
Then all of a sudden couple folks went for it and they did promo code thing for $150 including shipping.
So I pulled trigger.
It is part of turning my Sport into a Limited/Country/Up Country, European Orvis clone of sorts.
They also came with vary similar looking hood louvers like I have on mine. But they were ghetto stick ons.
Somebody in their build awhile back figured out how to get '98 Grand Cherokee 5.9 louvers on an XJ.
Those are functional. Drip trays and all. Liked the look so much just had to have them. LOL.
I didn't know there even was an orvis till I saw a video about it on YouTube. I will have to do some more research on it. I am also considering turning my sport in a classic or limited as well.
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:25 AM
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I didn't know there even was an orvis till I saw a video about it on YouTube. I will have to do some more research on it. I am also considering turning my sport in a classic or limited as well.
You would be amazed at how much is plug and play.
My Sport came with power windows, power door locks with the remote, power heated mirrors, and a rear defogger.
It also came with the CD Enclosure and 6 CD changer in the back with a wired and wireless remote.
I believe that to be a dealer installed option.
I have added cruise, the overhead, replaced the one piece bucket manual seats with removable headrest power bases on both side seats.
They were in so so condition so that is why you see the seat covers.
Trying to figure out how to get factory heated, or at least looking, seats in there.
Added factory looking fog lights. Using a factory switch but they are wired like aftermarket ones would be.
Found a 4 switch bezel and a Ext Idle switch which I have yet to hook up.
Swapped out all the glass for factory privacy, what we probably would refer to as tinted, glass.
Added the Infinity Tweeters in the doors. Am trying to figure out how to get the whole Infinity System in there.
The woodgrain bezel around the radio.
Took the map pockets off some Limited doors panels and put them on mine.
Probably other stuff I have done that I am forgetting or want to do.
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Old 02-14-2019, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Ralph77 View Post
You would be amazed at how much is plug and play.
My Sport came with power windows, power door locks with the remote, power heated mirrors, and a rear defogger.
It also came with the CD Enclosure and 6 CD changer in the back with a wired and wireless remote.
I believe that to be a dealer installed option.
I have added cruise, the overhead, replaced the one piece bucket manual seats with removable headrest power bases on both side seats.
They were in so so condition so that is why you see the seat covers.
Trying to figure out how to get factory heated, or at least looking, seats in there.
Added factory looking fog lights. Using a factory switch but they are wired like aftermarket ones would be.
Found a 4 switch bezel and a Ext Idle switch which I have yet to hook up.
Swapped out all the glass for factory privacy, what we probably would refer to as tinted, glass.
Added the Infinity Tweeters in the doors. Am trying to figure out how to get the whole Infinity System in there.
The woodgrain bezel around the radio.
Took the map pockets off some Limited doors panels and put them on mine.
Probably other stuff I have done that I am forgetting or want to do.
My sport came with power windows and locks. Cruise control the fog lights and rear defroster. It also has the keyless entry. I would eventually like to add the power seats heated mirrors and overhead console. How hard are they to install.
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Old 02-14-2019, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by JeepCrazy86 View Post
My sport came with power windows and locks. Cruise control the fog lights and rear defroster. It also has the keyless entry. I would eventually like to add the power seats heated mirrors and overhead console. How hard are they to install.
What year? But for the most part plug and play assuming you can source the parts.
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Old 02-14-2019, 12:51 PM
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What year? But for the most part plug and play assuming you can source the parts.
mine is a 01 last of the real Cherokee
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:03 PM
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mine is a 01 last of the real Cherokee
Heated mirrors literally plug and play.

Overhead could be plug and play if you were to get an overhead from an '00 or '01. If you get one from a '99 you will have to swap one connector on the harness from your '01 dome light harness. Also be best if you grabbed the visors from that '99 to. Which means you are going to want to get at least the visors from a Jeep with the same color interior. While fabric color can be changed remember the mirrors match the interior too. Wiring is slightly different then '00 or '01 for the lighted vanity visors. Never have seen an overhead from a '97 or '98 so I know it would not be plug and play and guessing just require swapping a connector like for '99. Also requires the headliner from the donor vehicle or cutting yours. Plus a bracket for the overhead and if you can get it the ambient temp sensor.

Power seats are also literally plug and play. You don't really need the seats you just need the base(s), appropriate wiring harness and one of the silver circuit breakers in the fuse box in the passenger footwell area.
There are two options for power seats from the factory each with their own wiring harness. Driver's side power only. And both sides power which best I can tell automatically come with the heated seats.

It takes work cause stuff does have to be taken apart but nothing that you can't find a write up for.

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Old 02-14-2019, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Ralph77 View Post
Heated mirrors literally plug and play.

Overhead could be plug and play if you were to get an overhead from an '00 or '01. If you get one from a '99 you will have to swap one connector on the harness from your '01 dome light harness. Also be best if you grabbed the visors from that '99 to. Which means you are going to want to get at least the visors from a Jeep with the same color interior. While fabric color can be changed remember the mirrors match the interior too. Wiring is slight different then '00 or '01 for the lighted vanity visors. Never have seen an overhead from a '97 or '98 so I know it would not be plug and play and guessing just require swapping a connector like for '99. Also requires the headliner from the donor vehicle or cutting yours. Plus a bracket for the overhead and if you can get it the ambient temp sensor.

Power seats are also literally plug and play. You don't really need the seats you just need the base(s), appropriate wiring harness and one of the silver circuit breakers in the fuse box in the passenger footwell area.
There are two options for power seats from the factory each with their own wiring harness. Driver's side power only. And both sides power which best I can tell automatically come with the heated seats.
I think I already have the lighted vanity visors
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by JeepCrazy86 View Post
I think I already have the lighted vanity visors
Yes and they will only be plug and play if you get an overhead from a '00 or '01. If you were to get a '99 overhead the wiring is different. Nothing that can't be overcome so you can use the '01 visors but easier if you just grab the '99 ones.

Despite how easy most of this stuff is it will still require research on your part.

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Old 03-10-2019, 07:17 AM
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my 1991 jeep cherokee XJ, clean as a whistle and runs great. I have spent the last 6 years replacing/fixing/just about everything you can think of. nut now she's my favorite car. we live in Abu Dhabi which is about 1 hour south of Dubai. lots of parts here and also a good Jeep Stealership....between the junk yards and the dealer, we got her done.



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Old 03-10-2019, 01:49 PM
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^^^ That thing is really nice. I think I saw in another thread you are bringing back to Texas when you leave there?

Here is my 95. About as clean as I can get it right now without going to a full repaint of at least the hood and roof. I'm kicking around the idea of doing that now starting with the hood.





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Old 03-11-2019, 05:36 AM
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I like your cherokee. You have done a great job on keeping it nice. And yes my jeep and I will return to Texas when we leave here. No telling what I can do to my jeep when I get it home.
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Old 03-16-2019, 05:47 PM
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What kind of paint did you use on the black trim? That looks great!
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What kind of paint did you use on the black trim? That looks great!
If you're looking to do this, I suggest AutoDip. Works great.

Before and after in gloss black here:


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