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Old December 1st, 2016, 10:56
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Stubbys Build Thread

Well Long time Lurker, Finally got a new to me 2000 jeep Cherokee. Figure i would start a build thread to document my progress!

Here she is the day i brought her home 2 Weeks ago.

2000 Jeep Cherokee, 108,000 Original Miles
4.5" RE Lift
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Old December 1st, 2016, 10:59
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Upgraded all of the Main power and ground wires with 4 and 6 gauge wire.



Picked up an overhead console with wiring harness and bracket from facebook.

Recovered it from Tan to black and installed my Siren and Lightbar Controllers.

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Old December 1st, 2016, 11:04
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New Shoes. 285/75-16 Kenda MT.





Learned the hard way that if you buy a used vehicle from someone and they installed keyed lug nuts to make sure you get the key from them!
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Old December 1st, 2016, 11:04
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Some Black Friday Goodies. Also Have IRO Bar Pin eliminators for the New Shocks.

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Old December 1st, 2016, 11:06
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Little Light Modding Last night. Got my Streamlight Box light mounted, Small Axe and my Tool Box.



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Old December 1st, 2016, 11:47
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Welcome to , and thanks for supporting the club by going red!

I see you have a JCR center console bracket. I went with Dirtbound's. Either way, it doesn't do much for offroad performance but it's still a nice little upgrade. Good luck with the build.
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Old December 1st, 2016, 16:23
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Hooligan Off Road Light Bar Brackets. These Things are Beefy. install was good. A little weary about drilling holes in the A Post for the Nutzerts!



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Old December 1st, 2016, 16:27
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Got the Rear Shocks Swapped out and the Bar pin Eliminators Installed. What a PITA. Rear bolts broke off previously ( I know common issue) so had to get a wrench on the back side to hold the bolts that were there. Decided to upgrade to grade 8 5/16 hardware to replace the rusty 1/4" stuff that was there before!






Got to cold out to do the fronts tonight. Hopefully i can get them finished tomorrow along with a few other projects before Shift on Saturday!
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Old December 2nd, 2016, 04:55
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Looking good man.
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Old December 2nd, 2016, 06:25
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Good start! It looks like we had similar starting points. Keep at it.
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Old December 6th, 2016, 21:26
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Finally Got the Front Shocks installed along with the IRO BPE's after a long weekend running lead on our local Fire School. Just in time before the Snow in Colorado Rolls this way!





Also Added a few new stickers to the Back. Thanks to for the right, the Wife for the one on the Left! These things add like 10 HP and 10" of flex right?




And as she sits right now. Do need to add the weather stripping to the 50" lightbar to get rid of the whistling!

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Old December 7th, 2016, 08:21
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There a write up anywhere for this or a part number? My right rear keeps slipping the bolts and the OEM bolts were replaced at some point before I got the Cherokee.


Edit: Just realized it's the bar pin eliminator. Disregard my dumbness.
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Old December 7th, 2016, 11:23
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I will say if you dothis. I found it real easy to attach a small 18 gauge wire to the bolt, fish the wire through the hole and pull the bolt into place! I tried using long needle nose and fought with those awhile before i did the wire trick!
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Old December 8th, 2016, 12:56
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Welcome to the forums! Also great start to the build!
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Old December 8th, 2016, 19:48
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I will say if you dothis. I found it real easy to attach a small 18 gauge wire to the bolt, fish the wire through the hole and pull the bolt into place! I tried using long needle nose and fought with those awhile before i did the wire trick!
Good trick. When I replace my shocks I was able to get the bolt in the hole with my fingers. Perhaps it was my 20 years as an aircraft mechanic and fishing things through small and areas, but it wasn't too difficult to get them in. Yes, I used an air hammer and got rid of the captive nuts. The heads of the bolts are where the captive nuts used to be.
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