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Ok , on January 2008 I bought this 1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L HO, bc I needed a work suv and a mech project so I can get my inner auto mechanic going. I bought if for 2k, I think is a fair price for the shape it is. Here is a pic when new.


First mod I did was swapping a new starter bc the original one froze and well I needed one. Then I got a lil creative, I did a homemade roof rack and I had a roof mounted spare tire, but many people told me that that could hurt my mpg so I put the spare back in the back. You can see it on the top pic.

Then I got an exhaust job, put in a 2.5”HF catalytic converter and trash the muffler and put a cherry bomb style in. But after 4 month with that I got sick of it, it was too damn loud. So I swap the cherry bomb for a magnaflow turbo muffler.




and the old one


I also change the fuel filter, you can see that on the last exhaust pic,,

Then after some reading I did my airbox mod, here is the link for that. http://www.cherokeeforum.com/showthread.php?t=887

I then got a gift from a friend of mine, a 1” TB spacer, installed,


Also I bed line the bottom quarter panel of the xj, removing all the trimming.

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I then remove the sides of the bush guard and kept the middle.

Ok now the epic part, I had tranny problems, so I got frustrated and decided to sell the jeep, but my dad convinced me to keep it and fix it, so I took it to my local jeep shop and it turned out to be that the tranny needed a complete rebuild, after that they found out my electrical connections are bad, and that caused the computer to die. So now its all good as new.

Since Its all good now, Ive decide to give it a good tune up, so I made my list witch you can see at this link.. http://www.cherokeeforum.com/showthread.php?t=2987 and well on Thursday I took out the plastic thingy connecting the front fenders below the front bumper and also trim the fenders to bumper height. I also decide to take the front skid plate out and clean it up and paint it.. here are some pics of the finished product…


Ill keep up updating the thread as I go, this will be a slow but steady build. Ill appreciate all the support guys..
 

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ok I have the pics, not of the engine stuff thing bc well we all know how that looks, but of the rear cargo area part..

took the carpet out. BAMM! rust





they I scuff the hell out of it,, and primer the surface. with some rust off paint/primer..




then I got a lil bored while the paint was drying so I took the cargo net of my cobalt and install it on the XJ


 

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ok so today I fixed the rust holes with some fiberglass and re primer the needed areas and went to the local autopart and bought some spray on bedliner and some disc brakes (needed new ones)

here the disc brakes PROSTOP $33 each



and here are the photos of the fixed and primerd holes,




and now some pics of my bedliner work





I could not finish it today bc the spray nozzle broke inside at least there was lil left,, tomorrow I will buy a new can and finish the first coat and hopefully Ill give it a 2nd coat

I will install the disc brakes as soon as I learn how to.. lol :thumbsup:
 

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here is the pic of the finished cargo area



pic of the new fogs (Ill have to add a new front pic bc after taking a few looks to the xj I really like it better without the bar.. so I took it off and install the fogs directly to the bumper)



and the pic of the upper rear quarter panels with the strange color..:confused::dunno:




on the last pic you can see the discoloration better but the first pic it has the problem an all the painted area..:(
 

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here are some action shots, at work





^^ thats what payed for the xj and its what is paying for college and all my stuff.:thumbsup:

here is a pic of the new fogs with no bush guard



and a pic of my new parking spot at my house

 

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front lift pics

here are some action shots, at work





^^ thats what payed for the xj and its what is paying for college and all my stuff.:thumbsup:

here is a pic of the new fogs with no bush guard



and a pic of my new parking spot at my house

 

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rear lift




let me know what you think..
 

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some home made flexing






also, I know my leafs are flat,, im working on some money to fix that
 

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How much are the shirts. ;)

On the rust you really should have cut out as much of it as you could. That stuff is a disease.


Nice job on it though.
 

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yeah,, on the rust part, I patched up the holes. and all but its coming back threw the paint,, so im planing on cutting out and putting new metal in,, Ill try to see if my mom could get me a discount on her work for a 5x5 sheet of stainless steel (she works on construction materials)
 

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ahh and the shirts.. I sell them $30 :D
 

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Your jeep looks good. I like the look. It just needs some mudders. :)
 

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yeah,, when its time to change tires,, im going with some 30x 9.5x 15 ones...
 

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well here in PR I have to get what is availabel,, the only 30" Ive seen are some Dacotas.. or Dakotas.. IDK at Pep Boys
 

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well here in PR I have to get what is availabel,, the only 30" Ive seen are some Dacotas.. or Dakotas.. IDK at Pep Boys
Those are decent mudders that work well. Someone over at CF ran them. I forget who though. I think it was that red jeep with two black tubes on the roof rack. but anywayas, i ran their older version about 5 years ago and loved them. They took me everywhere but the sidewalls got all ripped up. Never went flat though. :thumbsup:
 

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yeah, I remember that guy,, what do you mean the sidewalls got all ripped up?
 

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painted my wheels black today






the pics dont make them justice
 
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