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Old 01-19-2010, 09:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Soccer Mom to Weekend Wheeler XJ

After much searching and agony, I finally found the perfect Jeep for me. This 1999 Cherokee Limited. Fully loaded, all the goodies including leather interior. It has 140,xxx miles, but runs very strong. There are few minor things that are less than perfect, (cracked windshield, a couple rust spots, blown front speakers, permantly "on" window lock) but lets face it, for 4 Grand, this is a pretty sweet ride.

Next week comes a 3 1/2" Rubicon Lift, wheels, 31" tires, front/rear bumpers, roof rack, stereo if i have time. And one more thing..... there's gotta be something else.... what am I forgetting?

Oh yeah, some VisionX Lights
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what am I forgetting?
Bacon?
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Bacon?
Chocolate covered bacon.
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Bacon?
Bacon wraped in bacon coated with bacon greese wrapped around a 20oz Ribeye !!!
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Bacon wraped in bacon coated with bacon greese wrapped around a 20oz Ribeye !!!
yum yum ^
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man.. tuesday sure did bring 'em out of the woodwork.
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moved to non-hardcore, read the mission statement in cherokee.
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moved to non-hardcore, read the mission statement in cherokee.

Oops, sorry. Thanks for moving me.

here is a sneak peak
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Went and got new Radiator hoses, coolant and a few other little things to fix. When I went to install the new hoses, I noticed a little "Rusty Water" leaking below the tranny coolant line. Well, a few hundred $$ later and a new radiator....
Oh well, at least it will run cooler and not blow up on me at KOH.

Stay tuned, going in Thursday for Lift and Wheels.
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3 1/2" Rubicon Express Superflex system with add a leaf
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Pro Comp Teflon 15x8 Rims, Pro Comp Xterrains 31"
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Just couldn't keep it clean
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Maybe I should have got the full spring pack instead of the Add-A-Leaf. Rear tire bumped the fender flre and popped it off.
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Still to come:
Winch Bumper
Roof Rack
Lights
VisionX Graphics
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Hey, quick question, what brand of lights do you use?
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Hey, quick question, what brand of lights do you use?
Is this a trick question?
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Pretty clean looking XJ for 140k miles, and $4k.

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Some more updates. I first added VisionX 5x7 (VX-575 $65pr.)Sealed Beam Headlight replacement lenses. These have a multi surface reflector for maximum efficiency. Then added VisionX high watt H4 bulbs (VX-HH4 $31.99pr). Very simple swap for under $100, and way more light than old sealed beams. Then I bought a set of Clear turn signals and corner lights off ebay for about $40 for an updated look. I did have to buy amber 1156 running lights since the stock amber lenses run clear bulbs. Wanna stay away from the PO-PO.
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A few more pics after lift, wheels and tires. Also added custom made roof rack and a 20" VisionX Reflex LED light bar on the front bumper.
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First trip out.... 2010 King of the Hammers!! Official VisionX vehicle, official light of Griffin King of the Hammers Race!!!

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whats the price on that front light bar on the bumper (since you listed the prices of all the others)

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Looking good man! My XJ looked like that once upon a time...



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whats the price on that front light bar on the bumper (since you listed the prices of all the others)

I didn't want to scare anybody, but it is $849. However, when you use coupon code "piratex" on my website, you do get free shipping and 10% discount, making this light available for the low, low price of $764 shipped
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I didn't want to scare anybody, but it is $849. However, when you use coupon code "piratex" on my website, you do get free shipping and 10% discount, making this light available for the low, low price of $764 shipped
good lord! is it lined with gold !!

those led light bars have been growing on me lately, but not for that price. are they all around that price wise (led light bars)?
thats the first actual price i have gotten on one
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Well, it really depends on what size you get. They start at $119 for the small 2" single, then go up from there all the way to $1900 for the 52". The great thing about these LED bars is they have low power draw, light is instantly on, no waiting for HID to warm up and you can scale to the size you are trying to fit. This 22" bar is equivelant to about 3-HID's in output, but in a much smaller package. The 12" bar is around $500, 9" under $400. Anything smaller, you would need to add in pairs. click on my link to see all the variations, look for "Reflex" on the home page.
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