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Old September 30th, 2011, 07:45 AM   #21
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Garage is nearing the finish line so I ordered some parts from RuffStuff Specailties!






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MILD?????

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subscribed looks really good, I am just getting done with mine, its about 5" lift on 35's, hp 30 with lock right 4:88's and a 8.8 with LSD and 4:88's. Have been thinking about cutting the inner fender like you did. pretty straight forward.
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Old September 30th, 2011, 08:04 AM   #22
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nice job man! let me know when you go to the mounds next if you don't mind another cherokee tagging along. keep up the good work.
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Old September 30th, 2011, 09:58 AM   #23
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nice job man! let me know when you go to the mounds next if you don't mind another cherokee tagging along. keep up the good work.
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Old September 30th, 2011, 03:08 PM   #24
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MILD?????

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subscribed looks really good, I am just getting done with mine, its about 5" lift on 35's, hp 30 with lock right 4:88's and a 8.8 with LSD and 4:88's. Have been thinking about cutting the inner fender like you did. pretty straight forward.
Thanks! The inner fenders were so easy to do, that I don't know why I never did it on any of my other XJ's. Just remember, unless you have an Optima or of the like, you will need to relocate the battery to inside of the Jeep. I also recommend buying the spot weld cutter from Harbor Freight ($5) It made removing the old ones very easy.

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nice job man! let me know when you go to the mounds next if you don't mind another cherokee tagging along. keep up the good work.
Thanks! I hope to get some good winter wheeling in this year, I'll send ya a PM next time we go.
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Old October 2nd, 2011, 05:01 PM   #25
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Well, did a little last minute wheelin trip to the Mounds. Last minute runs never go well with me .



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Old October 2nd, 2011, 06:16 PM   #26
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well they dont just go bang like you thought they did lol
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Old October 2nd, 2011, 06:37 PM   #27
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i cant believe it held up haha
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Old October 2nd, 2011, 07:02 PM   #28
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well they dont just go bang like you thought they did lol
Guess I proved myself wrong.

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i cant believe it held up haha
I thought for sure if those were broken I'd be stuck with 2wd. Still not sure how they broke.
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 06:16 AM   #29
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Old October 11th, 2011, 04:53 PM   #30
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Got my long arm parts in from Ruff Stuff Specialties.

2) 3/4x3/4 Heims, 5/8s bore. (uppers)
2) 7/8x7/8 Heims, 3/4 bore. (lowers)
2) Sleeved bushings (lowers)
1) 6' piece of 1.75x.25 DOM tube. (lowers)
1) 3' piece of 1.5x.25 DOM tube. (uppers)

I have enough rod ends to build a 4 link, but only enough tube to build a 3 link. Still debating on what I want. After some research, I went with some smaller tube and heim joints over the traditional 1.25 heims and 2x.25 DOM. My arms will be fairly short and I'm not running 1 tons and 40s on this so I don't think I will have a problem. They will save a little weight and not look as bulky under the rig.

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Old October 30th, 2011, 08:20 PM   #31
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Got a good deal on a new rear axle. 4.10 gears, LSD and disc brakes. Now I'm looking for a HPD30 with 4.10s.

Once I get the D30 I'll be building full length trusses on top of both of them. Rear will have integrated leaf perches and shock mounts, and the front will have integrated coil mounts and control arm mounts.




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Old October 30th, 2011, 08:52 PM   #32
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Got a great deal on a new rear axle
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Old March 18th, 2012, 10:47 AM   #33
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Haven't updated in a long time, so here's a little update.

I finally had time to build my 3-link front suspension, and so far it works great. I don't have any pictures of it right now though.

Mostly I've been wheeling it, and neglecting maintenance. Here are some photos from the last wheeling trip that shows the Jeeps current condition.






I hope to steadily post updates of the rebuild of this Jeep. Which will be starting with new fenders, hood, header panel, rear hatch, new rockers, and paint. Also the interior will be getting a scrubbing.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 10:47 AM   #34
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Also finishing the front bumper, and building a rear bumper.
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Old May 7th, 2012, 09:16 PM   #35
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tube bending and gear installs pm me for info! gears installed for $150 and up per axle.
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 07:43 PM   #36
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Added some side protection to the bumper. I will add some gussets later when I get some motivation to put more effort into the Jeep. Also cleaned up the inner fenders and painted those. Bumper got some new bolts also.



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Old May 23rd, 2012, 12:06 AM   #37
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Took long enough!
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 05:39 AM   #38
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You might wanna look in to putting a piece of tube to triangular the ends of the bumper...........or if u hit something on the corner it will smash your fender again
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You might wanna look in to putting a piece of tube to triangular the ends of the bumper...........or if u hit something on the corner it will smash your fender again
I will be. I just lost interest in working on the bumper for now
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Old June 6th, 2012, 08:50 PM   #40
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Ordered up some Poly bump stops. Plan to build new front and rear bumps. Not sure how I will like these small-ish poly bumps, but they were cheap enough for me to try them out.


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