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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-24-2005, 12:03 AM
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Jeep Cherokee ...new & clueless

Ok guys is goes like this:

I would really appreciate any advise as far as off road and accesories for a Jeep Cherokee 1992, 4X4, plain white whitout accesories. My brother owns a ford bronco all ready to go and looks really nice I have a couple of friends with off road SUV's and I see a lot of potential on this Cherokee and I DO NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT ENGINES.I'm an office dude so where should I start, engine, wheels, bumpers, lights ...I'm afraid to get overcharged,I'm kind of have the idea on my mind of how do I want it to look like, there is not many heights in Florida so climbing is not a big issue I wanna take this as a hobby, something to put my mind on.....but like I said any input would be really helpful. Thanks.
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Welcome to the club but you are better off on the Jeep mid-size board where all the XJ owners hang out. Cherokee board
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Here's some XJ info on the mid-size board
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Re: Jeep Cherokee ...new & clueless

I started where you are. I spent most of my adult life working with pc's, ink/paper, etc. I figured I did what I did so I could pay mechanics/fabricators to do what they do.
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I'm an office dude so where should I start....

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Slacks>>>>>Jeans
Button down>>>>>T-shirt/flannel
Loafers>>>>>Work Boots
Tie>>>>>Shop rag
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I wanna take this as a hobby, something to put my mind on

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"Put my mind on">>>>>"Put my hands on"

You said you had a brother/friends already into this sport, so spend time with them in their garages. Ask the "stupid" questions, take the ribbing but get an answer. Spend a LOT of time on this board. Read everything you can and search for more info on what you don't understand. Find a club in your area and hang out with them.
Once you do the above things, what you want/need to do to your Jeep will come to you.
Enjoy it, and welcome to the board.
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Re: Jeep Cherokee ...new & clueless

What Tater said.

And don't be thinking about big modifications for a while. Put a good set of tires on it and you'll be amazed at what it can do. Except for that, don't throw money around until you know what it NEEDS to do what it won't do now.
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Ditto on what Mob, Rad, Tater and Jim said.....
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Just go next door *Mid Size Jeeps" and start reading.
Just so you know, you actually have a good year. You have the newer fuel injection and re-designed cooling system....hence, you won't be needing to make any upgrades in that area.

About the only thing you might want to do under the hood is upgrade your brake booster to the 96-97 flavor....as soon as you put on larger tires, you will see why.

I would suggest that you fill in the rest of your profile.....helps us help you...
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Re: Jeep Cherokee ...new & clueless

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Ok guys is goes like this:

I would really appreciate any advise as far as off road and accesories for a Jeep Cherokee 1992, 4X4, plain white whitout accesories.

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What everyone else said and, pull up the carpet and check it out. I bought a 1994 XJ that from the exterior was in excellent shape. Not even surface rust. Pulled up the carpet and all the floor boards are toast, even the cargo area. But at 150,000 miles and running good and strong, and for $400, I think I got a decent deal no matter what shape the body is in.
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