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    BT: 98 Cherokee My Wife Stole It Mini Build

    History:

    I purchased this vehicle from a member here back in the spring of 2011 for a fantastic deal. The Jeep had the typical cancer on an XJ around the roof but nothing anywhere else major. There was a drivetrain issue as well but for the price he was asking it was more then fair.

    Also here are some before pics of the Cherokee.




    First weekend I rebuilt the rear diff and replaced the t-case with the help of a friend.

    The following weekend I spent grinding away the rust on the roof corners and then prepped for Herculiner. I removed everything on the roof and then spent the day rolling on the product. Turned out great and I never have to worry about scratching the roof when carrying things on the roof rack.

    Next up was to take care of the pieced together lift. I was told that it was comprised of S10 springs in the rear and 2" spacers in the front. I didn't like the ride quality of this setup so I switched out the front for the Procomp 3" kit. Ah so much better!

    Now moving on to the most current stage. JJ's has sold so many Goodyear Duratracs I figured I should put some on my own truck. I have used them on our race teams tow vehicles with great success and a lot of our customers run them as well so I decided according to Procomp that a set of 31's would be best on my set-up. Now since I was installing tires the wife requested we go to an all black wheel which we decided on the Mickey Thompson Sidebiters. So install day comes and I slap the tires on go to put the Jeep on the ground and boom....they rub...doh!

    Well thank god Bushwacker USA was kind enough to send me a set of their new Cherokee Flat Fender flares to try out back in the spring that I had been delaying installing them due to the amount of effort required. So 8 hours later of cutting, grinding and lastly painting and sealing this is the end product. Wish i had done them so much sooner and other then being time consuming they really were not all that hard to do after all.

    Specs:
    • 98 Jeep Cherokee (Currently 195,000km)
    • Auto, NP231, D30 Front CHY 8.25 Rear
    • Rugged Ridge HD Steering
    • Rugged Ridge HD Trac Bar
    • Procomp 3" Lift Front W/ES3000 Shocks
    • Chevy S10 Rear Springs W/Skyjacker Hydros
    • Herculined Roof
    • Mickey Thompson 15x8 Sidebiter Rims
    • Goodyear Duratrac 31x10.50R15 Tires
    • Bushwacker Flat Fender Flares
    • Autoventshade Vent Visors
    • Rugged Ridge HD Cargo Liner


    Future Plans:

    1. Warn Wireless Off-road Lights
    2. Front Winch Bumper
    3. Warn M8000
    4. Rear Recovery Bumper
    5. Re-Gear









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    Damn you Adrian ..... It's coming along nicely. Hope to see it in the flesh next time I roll in. Maybe even take it for a quick test drive
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    Wifey seems pretty cool. What happened to you? jk

    Looks mint
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    Quote Originally Posted by trotter3333 View Post
    Damn you Adrian ..... It's coming along nicely. Hope to see it in the flesh next time I roll in. Maybe even take it for a quick test drive
    HAHAHA if I ever get to drive it...

    Quote Originally Posted by Curt's_97 View Post
    Wifey seems pretty cool. What happened to you? jk

    Looks mint
    lol....you got me I have no good response

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    I like that you kept the "rock on" decal on it

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    ^the little dancing Dave Matthews guy is still there too!

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    Yeah Yeah Yeah

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    ^thanks Brad got the before pics!

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    Update !!!:

    Gotta love receiving shipments it's like Christmas everyday! So today I picked up a set of Warn W650D Driving Lights for those dark winter nights. For anyone not familiar with these new Warn lights they are wireless. Yup you heard that right wireless no wires at all well not quite they just don't require wiring in the cab since they use a key fob to turn them on an off. Installed pics coming soon with a detailed review!

    PS Just Jeeps stocks them cause they are pimp.




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