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 Post subject: My '89 XJ Build
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:43 pm 
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This is what my 1989 XJ Pioneer looked like the day I got it. I paid $450 for it. It has 251k on it. The 4.0 is out of a 96 Grand Cherokee. One front coil spring was busted in a couple different spots, and on the rear leaf springs, only one eyelet was good, the other 3 were broke, so I'm not sure how the rear end never let loose.

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I had some rims off my old '93 ZJ, and the tires had better tread and actually held air so I got rid of the rims that came with the XJ.

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I replaced the leaf springs with a set of stock springs off an '01 XJ (which I bought from XJTrey, & he told me about this website). Then I took it out to my grandpa's woods and fought my way through the mud.

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**SOLD** 1989 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4x4. 251k, unknown miles on '96 4.0 ZJ motor. Black Steel 15x10 Rims with 32x11.50x15 Firestone Firehawk RMT tires. Skyjacker 3" lift coil springs up front and Chevy K1500 add-a-leaf bastard pack in the rear. 2007 JK shocks all around. It's still a work in progress **SOLD**

1999 Chevy Silverado Z71. 5.3L. Magnaflow Cats, Cat-back dual exhaust, el conquistador Super Duty snowplow

2005 Pontiac G6 GT 4 Dr., 3.5L, bone stock

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I bought some used 3" Skyjacker lift coil springs off of Ebay. You can also see I removed the fender flares

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This is with the front lift, and no rear lift.

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This is with the front lift, and the rear bastard pack lift

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**SOLD** 1989 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4x4. 251k, unknown miles on '96 4.0 ZJ motor. Black Steel 15x10 Rims with 32x11.50x15 Firestone Firehawk RMT tires. Skyjacker 3" lift coil springs up front and Chevy K1500 add-a-leaf bastard pack in the rear. 2007 JK shocks all around. It's still a work in progress **SOLD**

1999 Chevy Silverado Z71. 5.3L. Magnaflow Cats, Cat-back dual exhaust, el conquistador Super Duty snowplow

2005 Pontiac G6 GT 4 Dr., 3.5L, bone stock

2006 Honda TRX450ER quad, bone stock


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 Post subject: Re: My '89 XJ Build
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I bought a set of used Firestone Firehawk RMT 32x11.50x15s and mounted them on the '93 ZJ rims

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**SOLD** 1989 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4x4. 251k, unknown miles on '96 4.0 ZJ motor. Black Steel 15x10 Rims with 32x11.50x15 Firestone Firehawk RMT tires. Skyjacker 3" lift coil springs up front and Chevy K1500 add-a-leaf bastard pack in the rear. 2007 JK shocks all around. It's still a work in progress **SOLD**

1999 Chevy Silverado Z71. 5.3L. Magnaflow Cats, Cat-back dual exhaust, el conquistador Super Duty snowplow

2005 Pontiac G6 GT 4 Dr., 3.5L, bone stock

2006 Honda TRX450ER quad, bone stock


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 Post subject: Re: My '89 XJ Build
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The Jeep made it's first trip to Haspin. We were going up this hill and couldn't see over the hood until we fell into the roots going the other direction. A lift WJ gave me just enough of a tug to get my front tires to grab

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I busted my hood release cable and made my own hood pins and had to remove the front end just to install them.

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Trimmed the bottom of front fender

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Installed new temp gauge

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**SOLD** 1989 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4x4. 251k, unknown miles on '96 4.0 ZJ motor. Black Steel 15x10 Rims with 32x11.50x15 Firestone Firehawk RMT tires. Skyjacker 3" lift coil springs up front and Chevy K1500 add-a-leaf bastard pack in the rear. 2007 JK shocks all around. It's still a work in progress **SOLD**

1999 Chevy Silverado Z71. 5.3L. Magnaflow Cats, Cat-back dual exhaust, el conquistador Super Duty snowplow

2005 Pontiac G6 GT 4 Dr., 3.5L, bone stock

2006 Honda TRX450ER quad, bone stock


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 Post subject: Re: My '89 XJ Build
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Did some more trimming

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Trimmed what was left of rockers

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Bought some used rims front Sparky and mounted my dirty tires on them

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**SOLD** 1989 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4x4. 251k, unknown miles on '96 4.0 ZJ motor. Black Steel 15x10 Rims with 32x11.50x15 Firestone Firehawk RMT tires. Skyjacker 3" lift coil springs up front and Chevy K1500 add-a-leaf bastard pack in the rear. 2007 JK shocks all around. It's still a work in progress **SOLD**

1999 Chevy Silverado Z71. 5.3L. Magnaflow Cats, Cat-back dual exhaust, el conquistador Super Duty snowplow

2005 Pontiac G6 GT 4 Dr., 3.5L, bone stock

2006 Honda TRX450ER quad, bone stock


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 Post subject: Re: My '89 XJ Build
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Homemade cold air intake, now with emissions hooked up

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Built a front bumper. It cost me nothing, just time

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Rear bumper. Same deal, cost nothing but time
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**SOLD** 1989 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4x4. 251k, unknown miles on '96 4.0 ZJ motor. Black Steel 15x10 Rims with 32x11.50x15 Firestone Firehawk RMT tires. Skyjacker 3" lift coil springs up front and Chevy K1500 add-a-leaf bastard pack in the rear. 2007 JK shocks all around. It's still a work in progress **SOLD**

1999 Chevy Silverado Z71. 5.3L. Magnaflow Cats, Cat-back dual exhaust, el conquistador Super Duty snowplow

2005 Pontiac G6 GT 4 Dr., 3.5L, bone stock

2006 Honda TRX450ER quad, bone stock


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 Post subject: Re: My '89 XJ Build
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:00 pm 
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Once upon a time when i hosed the mud off and it was slightly clean

I bought a set of used '07 JK X shocks, and they were just right for my lift. My rear lift consisted of using some leafs out of a set of 1990 Chevy K1500 leafs. I used maybe one or two out of the Chevy pack and used all of the XJ pack. It worked out great. The rear sits a little bit higher I think. I may someday add a coil spring spacer in the front to level it out. I am yet to build my rocker panel/rock sliders but someday. I have some floor patching to do and also add some recovery points. The thing runs awesome. I need to fix the exhaust between manifold and where the cat converter used to be, because the pipe is rusted on the top and blows out the top and heats the floorboard up quick.

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**SOLD** 1989 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4x4. 251k, unknown miles on '96 4.0 ZJ motor. Black Steel 15x10 Rims with 32x11.50x15 Firestone Firehawk RMT tires. Skyjacker 3" lift coil springs up front and Chevy K1500 add-a-leaf bastard pack in the rear. 2007 JK shocks all around. It's still a work in progress **SOLD**

1999 Chevy Silverado Z71. 5.3L. Magnaflow Cats, Cat-back dual exhaust, el conquistador Super Duty snowplow

2005 Pontiac G6 GT 4 Dr., 3.5L, bone stock

2006 Honda TRX450ER quad, bone stock


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 Post subject: Re: My '89 XJ Build
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nice rig

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 Post subject: Re: My '89 XJ Build
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As of right now, I just have $800 in it plus some time. I've been thinking of giving it a cheap cheap paint job, flat black. I had some people suggest even stripping it with yellow then, make it my lil bubble bee Jeep.

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**SOLD** 1989 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4x4. 251k, unknown miles on '96 4.0 ZJ motor. Black Steel 15x10 Rims with 32x11.50x15 Firestone Firehawk RMT tires. Skyjacker 3" lift coil springs up front and Chevy K1500 add-a-leaf bastard pack in the rear. 2007 JK shocks all around. It's still a work in progress **SOLD**

1999 Chevy Silverado Z71. 5.3L. Magnaflow Cats, Cat-back dual exhaust, el conquistador Super Duty snowplow

2005 Pontiac G6 GT 4 Dr., 3.5L, bone stock

2006 Honda TRX450ER quad, bone stock


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 Post subject: Re: My '89 XJ Build
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i agree, nice job. The only thing i might move is the air filter, get that up as high as possible for water crossings and deep mud. AutoZone makes a ricer air intake crossover gismo that i think works well on the 4.0. Nice looking cherokee for $800!!! good work!

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 Post subject: Re: My '89 XJ Build
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:50 pm 
Gotta love wheelin for cheap :) I have $1000 more in my junk,but I still have no problem beating the snot out of it.It's a cherokee thing!It's hard to buy,lift,and be ready to wheel a wrangler for the money most of us spend on our cherocars :tu2:


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 Post subject: Re: My '89 XJ Build
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When I got it something was messed up with the ignition and you had to touch a wire to the battery to start it, so i wired a toggle switch in.....turn key on and flip the switch to crank, once running, turn switch back off. The toggle switch was cheaper than a push button switch. I wired up the electric fan through a relay. The windshield washer fluid switch is broke (just the plastic piece, but the arm is still there for turn signals) so I bought a switch to wire that up, but haven't gotten there yet.

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**SOLD** 1989 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4x4. 251k, unknown miles on '96 4.0 ZJ motor. Black Steel 15x10 Rims with 32x11.50x15 Firestone Firehawk RMT tires. Skyjacker 3" lift coil springs up front and Chevy K1500 add-a-leaf bastard pack in the rear. 2007 JK shocks all around. It's still a work in progress **SOLD**

1999 Chevy Silverado Z71. 5.3L. Magnaflow Cats, Cat-back dual exhaust, el conquistador Super Duty snowplow

2005 Pontiac G6 GT 4 Dr., 3.5L, bone stock

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 Post subject: Re: My '89 XJ Build
 Post Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:32 pm 
Sweet! I agree though, youll definitely wanna move that intake. Cherokees are notorious for sucking in water cuz of the air inlet, and your filter is sittin down there pretty far just like stock. I was riding with Andre when he hydrolocked his. We had been through the puddle several times, but it just took hitting it just right to get all that water into the intake.

Looks good though!


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 Post subject: Re: My '89 XJ Build
 Post Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:48 pm 
nobarrierz wrote:
Sweet! I agree though, youll definitely wanna move that intake. Cherokees are notorious for sucking in water cuz of the air inlet, and your filter is sittin down there pretty far just like stock. I was riding with Andre when he hydrolocked his. We had been through the puddle several times, but it just took hitting it just right to get all that water into the intake.

Looks good though!


I agree with that dick :tu2: I have gone through like three or four air filters and a little down time on the trail since I've had my jeep from sucking in water.I don't care for the looks of a home brew snorkel and a safari is like $300 or better.I was thinking of running a tube from the exsisting stock air intake back and up by the cowl or fire wall under the hood.Then I thought of all the hot air flowing into the intake :doh: I guess a home brew snorkel is the only to go on a budget build.Time to go to lowes.


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i agree with the low intake and through my own dumb ass experiences..maybe i should just out pontoons on my jeep :? :)


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 Post subject: Re: My '89 XJ Build
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I was going to put a homebrewed snorkel on it but decided against it. So far I haven't been big into mud & water so in theory I'm never gonna put that front corner down in jepeordy. I was also getting tired of removing the stock box to get to the shock when I was having issues with the shock upper mounting nut stripping and falling off causing shock to pop out.

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**SOLD** 1989 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4x4. 251k, unknown miles on '96 4.0 ZJ motor. Black Steel 15x10 Rims with 32x11.50x15 Firestone Firehawk RMT tires. Skyjacker 3" lift coil springs up front and Chevy K1500 add-a-leaf bastard pack in the rear. 2007 JK shocks all around. It's still a work in progress **SOLD**

1999 Chevy Silverado Z71. 5.3L. Magnaflow Cats, Cat-back dual exhaust, el conquistador Super Duty snowplow

2005 Pontiac G6 GT 4 Dr., 3.5L, bone stock

2006 Honda TRX450ER quad, bone stock


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 Post subject: Re: My '89 XJ Build
 Post Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:33 pm 
GoodfellazXJ wrote:
nobarrierz wrote:
Sweet! I agree though, youll definitely wanna move that intake. Cherokees are notorious for sucking in water cuz of the air inlet, and your filter is sittin down there pretty far just like stock. I was riding with Andre when he hydrolocked his. We had been through the puddle several times, but it just took hitting it just right to get all that water into the intake.

Looks good though!


I agree with that dick :tu2: I have gone through like three or four air filters and a little down time on the trail since I've had my jeep from sucking in water.I don't care for the looks of a home brew snorkel and a safari is like $300 or better.I was thinking of running a tube from the exsisting stock air intake back and up by the cowl or fire wall under the hood.Then I thought of all the hot air flowing into the intake :doh: I guess a home brew snorkel is the only to go on a budget build.Time to go to lowes.


The only problem a lot of people have with snorkels is they hang off the side and tend to get smashed up and broken on trees. I was gonna do one, but that stopped me. I think im gonna run my intake into my cowl, but i think on a YJ its a bit different than an XJ. Not sure if you guys can really do that easily, ill have to look at Chrissys XJ and see. Even if you just run a ricer intake on top like ive got on mine right now, thats still a lot better. I wouldnt worry about pulling in hot air too much. Its not a racecar and the power difference your gonna get by finding cool air arent really enough to matter, or make it worth risking a hydrolock.

Oh, and with a home made snorkel, normally made out of PVC, if you smash it and break it, and it pulls pieces of plastic in, youll be in trouble depending on where youve placed your filter. Plastic in the motor doesnt do so good lol

And, unfortunately it doesnt take much water to do the job. When andre did it, it wasnt much at all, it just splashed just right.


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And, unfortunately it doesnt take much water to do the job. When andre did it, it wasnt much at all, it just splashed just right.

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 Post Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:36 am 
Wonder if ya could have tubing bent to make one from steel but what would that be like a 3" tube? Wouldn't have to wory about trees and stuff. Just a thought....


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Wonder if ya could have tubing bent to make one from steel but what would that be like a 3" tube? Wouldn't have to wory about trees and stuff. Just a thought....

exhaust tubing

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'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
'14 Chebby Silverado, 4x4
'88 GMC S15 Trail Gypsy
A sweet lawn mower
Motorcycles: '14 HD FLHTCU, '92 HD FXRS, '26 HD JD, '02 Suzuki DRZ400, '56 Cushman Eagle, '48 Simplex ServiCycle, '72 Honda MiniTrail50, '81 Yamaha YR250, Probably some other stuff
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pull that factory air box. put a 20 dollar autozone conical filter on the end of the tube that runs from the intake and you'll be good for 99% of everything you'll put that xj through.

i ran an arb snorkel on the xjbuggypopcan and while it looked good, the way that the air was routed was simply not good, because when the tire flexed it go into the way the plastic flex tube ran.

that conical filter up high in the engine compartment has been the way that i have run both the xjpopcanbuggy and the baby jeep now for several years and even couple weekends ago on the baby jeep with water up to my waste in the cab, i never had an issue with water in the motor.

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Last week, I went out to play in the snow and things were going just fine. Then I put it in 2WD and drove to the back of the field, and when I started to struggle, I went for 4WD. That was unsuccessful and after watching underneath, my front driveshaft was spinning but no front wheels engaging. I determined the standard actuator issue, so today I tore it off, used some washer to space the fork over and now the axle is always connected. After getting my 4x4 fixed, I went out a played a lil bit.

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I then backed up and hit the pile harder trying to make it through, but unsuccessfully. I pulled it out by myself with my Chevy.
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**SOLD** 1989 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4x4. 251k, unknown miles on '96 4.0 ZJ motor. Black Steel 15x10 Rims with 32x11.50x15 Firestone Firehawk RMT tires. Skyjacker 3" lift coil springs up front and Chevy K1500 add-a-leaf bastard pack in the rear. 2007 JK shocks all around. It's still a work in progress **SOLD**

1999 Chevy Silverado Z71. 5.3L. Magnaflow Cats, Cat-back dual exhaust, el conquistador Super Duty snowplow

2005 Pontiac G6 GT 4 Dr., 3.5L, bone stock

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 Post Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:50 pm 
Nice!Me and fatbags have been doing a little snow push wheelin ourselves at work.Before I had a jeep I thought it was stupid to park on the snow,but that all changes when you like to see the axles twisted up :) Put the chevy in 4lo the other day with fatbags in it.We crawled to the top without spinning the tires at all.I climbed a snow covered hill in ossian with the chevy last weekend like it was on pavement.The sad part is it does it better than the six jeeps I have seen climb it.We all need at least one locker :acclaim:


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Took the Jeep out to my Grandpa's tonight, thought I would do a quick run since I work the next 3 days and won't get to play til Monday....well it was deeper than on Saturday and I had less gas in it this time. In the attempt to rock myself, I ran out of gas. Thank goodness my tractor started (hasn't been started in over a month) without being plugged in. Had to pull it backwards to go where needed and had strap hooked on tractor and it came unhooked, flipped around in the air and the hook came down and smacked my windshield right about the passenger wiper, spider webbing it. Finally did get it out and towed back to the farm
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**SOLD** 1989 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4x4. 251k, unknown miles on '96 4.0 ZJ motor. Black Steel 15x10 Rims with 32x11.50x15 Firestone Firehawk RMT tires. Skyjacker 3" lift coil springs up front and Chevy K1500 add-a-leaf bastard pack in the rear. 2007 JK shocks all around. It's still a work in progress **SOLD**

1999 Chevy Silverado Z71. 5.3L. Magnaflow Cats, Cat-back dual exhaust, el conquistador Super Duty snowplow

2005 Pontiac G6 GT 4 Dr., 3.5L, bone stock

2006 Honda TRX450ER quad, bone stock


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strap ... came unhooked, flipped around in the air and the hook came down and smacked my windshield right about the passenger wiper, spider webbing it.


One more reason why you should NEVER use straps with hooks. Jus think if it would have came off the jeep and hit you on the tractor... t

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'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
'14 Chebby Silverado, 4x4
'88 GMC S15 Trail Gypsy
A sweet lawn mower
Motorcycles: '14 HD FLHTCU, '92 HD FXRS, '26 HD JD, '02 Suzuki DRZ400, '56 Cushman Eagle, '48 Simplex ServiCycle, '72 Honda MiniTrail50, '81 Yamaha YR250, Probably some other stuff
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That's why most of us say not to use straps with hooks, glad no one got hurt. I think there needs to be a safety class held again in the spring like we did a few years back at toppers. And maybe film it all and post it up.

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kennedy wrote:
One more reason why you should NEVER use straps with hooks. Jus think if it would have came off the jeep and hit you on the tractor... t


That strap would have had to go thru a rear window on the tractor. I ended up using the 3-point hitch to lift the jeep up and push it out of the holes I had dug. I had plenty of power with the tractor, just didn't want to break more straps at that time

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1999 Chevy Silverado Z71. 5.3L. Magnaflow Cats, Cat-back dual exhaust, el conquistador Super Duty snowplow

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trust me, the energy stored in that strap when it's stretched is more than enough to go through a window to get to you.

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 Post Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:15 pm 
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when i use my winch to pull something out other than myself i usually flip the hood up. it does blind me but if it would ever break it hits the hood before my window and anyone inside it plus i usualy throw coats or towels or something over the cable to damper it

metal shit flying is to dam scary

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 Post subject: Re: My '89 XJ Build
 Post Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:47 pm 
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I've been thinking about fixing the Jeep up some more to maybe make it road worthy. I'm up to $900 invested right now. It's going to take at least $400 to do repairs, and another 300-500 if I want some better tires. It needs full exhaust, track bar, fuel pump & probably full tune up, mirrors, floor patched, and some other misc parts. I would prefer moving up to a '97+ XJ, but I also don't want to spend more than...1500-2000, because I'm cheap and can't see wheeling something worth more than that. A couple weeks back I found an '00 that had been wrecked but it got the computer, bags and core support and while it only sold for 910, by the time it was fixed I would have had over 2500 or more including lifting it.

The reason I'm thinking about fixing it is because I feel I would have more interest in my Jeep if I could drive it. Right now it just sits in the barn awaiting play time.

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**SOLD** 1989 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4x4. 251k, unknown miles on '96 4.0 ZJ motor. Black Steel 15x10 Rims with 32x11.50x15 Firestone Firehawk RMT tires. Skyjacker 3" lift coil springs up front and Chevy K1500 add-a-leaf bastard pack in the rear. 2007 JK shocks all around. It's still a work in progress **SOLD**

1999 Chevy Silverado Z71. 5.3L. Magnaflow Cats, Cat-back dual exhaust, el conquistador Super Duty snowplow

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 Post subject: Re: My '89 XJ Build
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:43 pm 
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Folded back the carpet in the rear of the Jeep today to determine the current state of cancer...

Driver side
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Passenger side - last fall when I did my fender trimming, I actually had to weld in a small section since part of the floor was rusted away
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**SOLD** 1989 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4x4. 251k, unknown miles on '96 4.0 ZJ motor. Black Steel 15x10 Rims with 32x11.50x15 Firestone Firehawk RMT tires. Skyjacker 3" lift coil springs up front and Chevy K1500 add-a-leaf bastard pack in the rear. 2007 JK shocks all around. It's still a work in progress **SOLD**

1999 Chevy Silverado Z71. 5.3L. Magnaflow Cats, Cat-back dual exhaust, el conquistador Super Duty snowplow

2005 Pontiac G6 GT 4 Dr., 3.5L, bone stock

2006 Honda TRX450ER quad, bone stock


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 Post subject: Re: My '89 XJ Build
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Used the skid steer loader to try out my articulation since the fender trimming
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The front tire just about hits. I quit lifting when the rear tire came off the ground and the Jeep started rolling forward.

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**SOLD** 1989 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4x4. 251k, unknown miles on '96 4.0 ZJ motor. Black Steel 15x10 Rims with 32x11.50x15 Firestone Firehawk RMT tires. Skyjacker 3" lift coil springs up front and Chevy K1500 add-a-leaf bastard pack in the rear. 2007 JK shocks all around. It's still a work in progress **SOLD**

1999 Chevy Silverado Z71. 5.3L. Magnaflow Cats, Cat-back dual exhaust, el conquistador Super Duty snowplow

2005 Pontiac G6 GT 4 Dr., 3.5L, bone stock

2006 Honda TRX450ER quad, bone stock


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 Post subject: Re: My '89 XJ Build
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man thats not fair...i want a skid loader! :crybaby2:

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 Post subject: Re: My '89 XJ Build
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It does come in handy when needed and then other times it's like why do we have it

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**SOLD** 1989 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4x4. 251k, unknown miles on '96 4.0 ZJ motor. Black Steel 15x10 Rims with 32x11.50x15 Firestone Firehawk RMT tires. Skyjacker 3" lift coil springs up front and Chevy K1500 add-a-leaf bastard pack in the rear. 2007 JK shocks all around. It's still a work in progress **SOLD**

1999 Chevy Silverado Z71. 5.3L. Magnaflow Cats, Cat-back dual exhaust, el conquistador Super Duty snowplow

2005 Pontiac G6 GT 4 Dr., 3.5L, bone stock

2006 Honda TRX450ER quad, bone stock


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 Post subject: Re: My '89 XJ Build
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PapsOldDually wrote:
man thats not fair...i want a skid loader! :crybaby2:

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 Post subject: Re: My '89 XJ Build
 Post Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:46 pm 
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I painted the front and rear bumpers
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Back in August I went to a Jeep Fest and did a little bit of playing

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Did a little flex test on the small logs laynig in the yard
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I started taking off all emblems and door moldings

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I decided that I wanted both fenders to look the same so I recut the front fenders...and to cut some more of the rust off

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**SOLD** 1989 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4x4. 251k, unknown miles on '96 4.0 ZJ motor. Black Steel 15x10 Rims with 32x11.50x15 Firestone Firehawk RMT tires. Skyjacker 3" lift coil springs up front and Chevy K1500 add-a-leaf bastard pack in the rear. 2007 JK shocks all around. It's still a work in progress **SOLD**

1999 Chevy Silverado Z71. 5.3L. Magnaflow Cats, Cat-back dual exhaust, el conquistador Super Duty snowplow

2005 Pontiac G6 GT 4 Dr., 3.5L, bone stock

2006 Honda TRX450ER quad, bone stock


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 Post subject: Re: My '89 XJ Build
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I had to test out the improved wheel clearance after trimming more
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**SOLD** 1989 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4x4. 251k, unknown miles on '96 4.0 ZJ motor. Black Steel 15x10 Rims with 32x11.50x15 Firestone Firehawk RMT tires. Skyjacker 3" lift coil springs up front and Chevy K1500 add-a-leaf bastard pack in the rear. 2007 JK shocks all around. It's still a work in progress **SOLD**

1999 Chevy Silverado Z71. 5.3L. Magnaflow Cats, Cat-back dual exhaust, el conquistador Super Duty snowplow

2005 Pontiac G6 GT 4 Dr., 3.5L, bone stock

2006 Honda TRX450ER quad, bone stock


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 Post subject: Re: My '89 XJ Build
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Well, do to my lack of time because of work over the past year, I decided to sell the Jeep. It took about 2 weeks but someone came and bought it last night. Sometime in the future, I wish to buy a 97+ XJ or a 96+ ZJ Limited w/5.2, but as of right now, I couldn't justify the Jeep being in the way as I only got to wheel it one afternoon this year.

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**SOLD** 1989 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4x4. 251k, unknown miles on '96 4.0 ZJ motor. Black Steel 15x10 Rims with 32x11.50x15 Firestone Firehawk RMT tires. Skyjacker 3" lift coil springs up front and Chevy K1500 add-a-leaf bastard pack in the rear. 2007 JK shocks all around. It's still a work in progress **SOLD**

1999 Chevy Silverado Z71. 5.3L. Magnaflow Cats, Cat-back dual exhaust, el conquistador Super Duty snowplow

2005 Pontiac G6 GT 4 Dr., 3.5L, bone stock

2006 Honda TRX450ER quad, bone stock


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