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This is easier than putting gas in your XJ!

I ordered these on 11-04 and they arrived USPS 11-08. I purchased them from Howler_GT on this board CherokeeTalk.com. I'll let him post his contact information if he wishes.

They were packed well. All the edges were smooth to the touch. No cut fingers!!! Always a plus. I was concerned that they were not going to fit well enough to get the screws in straight, but all fears went away as I screwed it down.

This is a simple and inexpensive upgrade to your XJ which I recommend!


Here is how it arrived (closed of course)


Out of the package...


Unwrapped


Factory plastic sill


Removal of factory Phillips head screws...


Slide the plastic sill out of the way...


Slide the aluminum sill in place (the screws will pull it down flush)


Use the stainless screws supplied with new sills...


Slightly different angle...


Factory rear door sill. 2 screw removal, slide out and slide in the new sill.


Driver's side complete. Again the stainless steel screws will pull down the sill.
 

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MMMMMMMM Nice
 

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cool, thanx for the write up... they look good
 

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Wow. A Technical Write-up for my sills!

Thanks, man.

Glad you like em.

Just hope when I release the Grand Cherokee units, they get the same praise.
 

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They really do look great. It's ashame they are hidden 99% of the time.

My wife takes a long look each time she gets in. So far I haven't heard the normal complaint about the Jeep (mine) getting more attention than the Mustang (hers) :bow:
 

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Yeah well, try having 2 Cherokees.
Luckily, so far, she's been rather quiet about what she WANTS when it comes to HER XJ.
 

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This write-up is too technical for me to fully understand. I think it belongs on Pirate. Could you explain it in more detail please? Can I use a power screwdriver? I prefer power tools. Do I have to measure the area? Will the part still fit if my XJ is lifted? This is all much too complicated for me & I think you owe it to the public to break it down in layman's terms.
Thank you.
 

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This write-up is too technical for me to fully understand. I think it belongs on Pirate. Could you explain it in more detail please? Can I use a power screwdriver? I prefer power tools. Do I have to measure the area? Will the part still fit if my XJ is lifted? This is all much too complicated for me & I think you owe it to the public to break it down in layman's terms.
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Technically speaking, I would recommend making a large rotating table. Place the XJ on the table, then suspend yourself, much like Tom Cruise (Katie Holmes optional) did in Mission Impossible, from above. Now lower yourself to the spinning Jeep with your trusty Phillips screwdriver and while holding it firmly insert it in the now spinning screw.

I would recommend a long shaft screwdriver, as the open door has a tendency to smack you several times. Sure it's fun but eventually you will lose consciouses.

Now to answer your questions directly.

Yes you can, I am assuming you mean to install the sill.

You can measure the area, however this is only important if your XJ has been fitted with the VTOL option.

It should fit if you XJ is lifted, however depending on the size of the lift, you may not be able to reach the sill.

Who is the "layman" you are speaking of, wait don't answer that.
 

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Wow. A Technical Write-up for my sills!

Thanks, man.

Glad you like em.

Just hope when I release the Grand Cherokee units, they get the same praise.
When I get mine in. Which I think I will be the first Grand to have them :) I will do a write up for them. I cant wait to get them.
 

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Technically speaking, I would recommend making a large rotating table. Place the XJ on the table, then suspend yourself ... from above. Now lower yourself to the spinning Jeep with your trusty Phillips screwdriver and while holding it firmly insert it in the now spinning screw.

I would recommend a long shaft screwdriver, as the open door has a tendency to smack you several times. Sure it's fun but eventually you will lose consciouses.

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It should fit if you XJ is lifted, however depending on the size of the lift, you may not be able to reach the sill.

Who is the "layman" you are speaking of, wait don't answer that.
:rofl: :rofl: Heck your reply is even funnier than my question :rofl: :rofl: Good stuff!

Howler_GT ... ummm ... yes I was.
 

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Technically speaking, I would recommend making a large rotating table. Place the XJ on the table, then suspend yourself, much like Tom Cruise (Katie Holmes optional) did in Mission Impossible, from above. Now lower yourself to the spinning Jeep with your trusty Phillips screwdriver and while holding it firmly insert it in the now spinning screw.

I would recommend a long shaft screwdriver, as the open door has a tendency to smack you several times. Sure it's fun but eventually you will lose consciouses.

Now to answer your questions directly.

Yes you can, I am assuming you mean to install the sill.

You can measure the area, however this is only important if your XJ has been fitted with the VTOL option.

It should fit if you XJ is lifted, however depending on the size of the lift, you may not be able to reach the sill.

Who is the "layman" you are speaking of, wait don't answer that.
 

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So what was the cost of those sills?ive seen those in black diamond plate also,looks really good.
 
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