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Old February 22nd, 2009, 23:11
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Trucks Builds project "Cheap Cherokee" (full episodes)

A couple weeks back i noticed trucks was building a XJ called "cheap Cherokee". It was good info for a noob like myself so i figured i would post this for others to enjoy or kill time.

The build consists of a beat up 88 XJ. They install a ford 8.8 rear, 33" tires, 3" lift, cheap paint job, 97+ front end... blah blah blah...

here is the link. Enjoy!

http://www.jeepstrokers.com/cheepjeep/
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 23:31
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Re: Trucks Builds project "Cheap Cherokee" (full episodes)

I caught the first episode and could have sworn they were building my XJ.
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 23:43
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I caught the first episode and could have sworn they were building my XJ.
well, now you can watch the other 3. Mind you that the 2nd one isnt very informative. the 3rda nd 4th are more detailed.
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 13:20
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Re: Trucks Builds project "Cheap Cherokee" (full episodes)

Now if only they knew what they were building. That misinformed announcer girl keep calling it a ZJ.
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 14:03
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Now if only they knew what they were building. That misinformed announcer girl keep calling it a ZJ.
That is ok, courtney can screwup her announcements anytime
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 15:28
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Re: Trucks Builds project "Cheap Cherokee" (full episodes)

Thanks for posting the link, very informative.
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 15:36
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Thanks for posting the link, very informative.

yeah, its a cool build for sure. especially since i cant afford to dump tons of cash into the XJ. im sure if i spent around 3k i could get it to where i want it. now i want 33"s lol so i take it a 4.5 inch lift should clear those right?
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 16:42
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Now if only they knew what they were building. That misinformed announcer girl keep calling it a ZJ.
I watched them all where was the girl?
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 16:47
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I caught the first episode and could have sworn they were building my XJ.
But their axle seals didn't leak
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 17:39
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Re: Trucks Builds project "Cheap Cherokee" (full episodes)

hang on...they got the xj for free, and with 6000 all they could do was a 3" lift and 33s? wow. I've done better than that and I paid 2700 for my heep.
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 17:58
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Re: Trucks Builds project "Cheap Cherokee" (full episodes)

I dont know if you any of you guys remember but I built my last Jeep for under 1k... Including the Jeep.
4.5 RE Springs
S-10 Leafs
on 31s

3k and It wouldve been on 35s!
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 18:23
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hang on...they got the xj for free, and with 6000 all they could do was a 3" lift and 33s? wow. I've done better than that and I paid 2700 for my heep.
Yea they could have done it for cheaper. A paint job and BW fender flares?? C'mon who needs that?
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 18:34
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Re: Trucks Builds project "Cheap Cherokee" (full episodes)

Well they could have done it cheaper it does add up fast.

Here is my breakdown:

Jeep $550
Fixing trans $220
Paint $320
Lift $900
SYE $500
Misc $400

total $2890

I still have to finish out the interior but I have all that, Bumpers I also already have.
But lets say $1000 for interior and bumpers if i needed to get them.
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 19:49
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Well they could have done it cheaper it does add up fast.

Here is my breakdown:

Jeep $550
Fixing trans $220
Paint $320
Lift $900
SYE $500
Misc $400

total $2890

I still have to finish out the interior but I have all that, Bumpers I also already have.
But lets say $1000 for interior and bumpers if i needed to get them.
Jeez, thats good

My build:
2700 heep
700 rustys 4.5" lift
420 33"bfg mtrs & crawler 15x8 rims (Yea, 420, amazing right)
220 RCX sliders
80 RCX diff guard
440 JCR winch bumper
FREE warn winch
FREE JKS quicker disconnects
40 CB radio & antenna
20 rear hitch D ring insert
300 New cooling system & brakes
total 4920
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 20:36
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Re: Trucks Builds project "Cheap Cherokee" (full episodes)

hey i got almost a grand in mine and still have to spend another grand and it should be at the first stage of done, lol. cause they are never done...
those trails where kinda nice with the trees and green stuff, but im going out to scotts house in his backyard for testing purposes...garantee i break something the first time out....dohhhhh
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