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I started off with a 1996 Jeep Cherokee Sport. I bought it back in april of 2008. 4.0L, np231, dana 30 front, chrysler 8.25 rear.

I then herculined the lower part of the doors and the rockers getting rid of the red stripes.



Then I decided to go with a Rough Country 4.5" lift kit with full leafs, nitro shock upgrade, sway bar disconnects. I bought some black wheels, then decided to go with 31"x10.5"x15" General Grabber AT2 because they are almost identical to the BFG AT's.


I started doing the lift, started with the front end.




Then I moved to the rear.


I ran into problem after problem during the whole lift process. First, rough country sent me a bad ad. trac bar. Then I needed to replace the front brakes, rotors and pads. Found out one of my front u-joints were bad so I replaced those. Then I sheared of all four rear shocks bolts going up into the unibody. Then one of the rear passenger lugs sheared off. WOW. Then to top it off I found out that RC also sent me a bad rear shock.

I mounted some bar pin eliminators to relocate the shock bolts in the rear. Rough country sent me the new parts. replaced everything that I needed to and hears how it turned out.









Future shopping list for the JEEP:
Surco Roof rack, ARB Bull Bar or TNT front bumper. JCR rear tire Bumper, rocker guards, skid plates, have to install my CB, want to figure out a rear storage shelf for my tools, snorkel, new exhaust-probably magnaflow. I just need to get more money haha.

so i found a used arb bull bar like i wanted for $440 on craigslist, then i realized it was like 10 min. away so i picked it up. shouldnt of spent the money but i couldnt pass it up. put the new rear shock on and the bumper today.:head:
 

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I just went on the GreatLake XJ's Fall Crawl with them this weekend. It was a great time. Right before I left I quick placed the CB in my jeep. I put on a short whip. I had no great place to put a shorty so I used one of the Bull Bar Light tabs haha. it worked great. I also got to check out my quick discos for the first time. Those things work great as well. I also got to finally climb some steep hill climbs and some rocks. The tires worked better then I could imagine. I will post some of the Trail Run pics up later.



 

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haha o future plans. i have so many. i really need to start getting some armor. i have been up in the air with building my own rock rails and diff guards.

but on the way eventually:
diff guards. - thinking about bad apple's
rock sliders - probably jcr
roof rack - not sure yet, surco
on board air
snorkel - air flow
homemade rear bumper, hopefully this month, if money is there.

i am going cross country in this thing next may for a month so i want to do everything wisely and make sure i have enough money for the trip.
 

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Tons of fun stuff this weekend.

This weekend jeepcomj helped me get a bunch of stuff done. First we took out my cb and antenna so i can remount it differently later. What a perfect weekend to. The weather is so nice out for no reason in February. It was like 50* today.

Then we installed my Rockcrusher Diff. Covers which look awesome!






Then we fab-ed up some rear shock mounts because I sheared off the bolts into the unibody when I installed the lift. But either way no more bar pins!:thumbsup: The pictures look a little weird but I didnt care because I was tired haha.

 

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The stuff I have acquired in the last two weeks.
Hood Vents, Steering Box Brace and a fuse box cover.



just mocked up:



I will hopefully be putting the vents in as well as the brace within two weeks. I just wont be able to go home this weekend to do it. The one picture shows how closely color matched the vents are. I believe they are out of a pontiac grand prix but im not 100%. They did also come with drain pans though:thumbsup:. Also, the fuse box cover didnt work. Must be a different model. The one I have in now has a huge burn whole in it from previous owner.
 

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Are you planning on making a write up for the vents? That would be wicked.
 
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