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Old June 5th, 2012, 11:32 PM   #1
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Default (Something Different) Long Travel Twin I-Beam Cherokee

This will be a thread documenting the build of my dad's Jeep.

Before someone says it...yes, I realize it's not four wheel drive. Get over it I bought the Cherokee and never had the time to do what I wanted with it so I gave it to my dad. He wanted to put it on 1 ton axles up until I bought my Prerunner. So the plan changed again and it's getting custom twin I-beams and radius arms up front as well as rear four link. It's behind schedule so Ryan is going all out this week and he is delivering it across the state to us Saturday

Basics are:
King remote resi coilovers front and rear
600 HP 7500RPM small block
2 speed powerglide
Ford 9" with 4.56s and a spool
33" General Grabbers
18-20" of travel up front
24-26" of travel in the rear
Corbeau seats
Full cage of course

Here's some pics of the progress:





Ryan asked my dad "Do you realize what this thing is going to do?"
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Old June 6th, 2012, 04:51 AM   #2
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Well, this is something you rarely see. Have a boatload of pics ready because people like to see works in progress. Different from what you normally see here.

Different is good.
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Old June 6th, 2012, 05:54 AM   #3
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Yes different is good!!! But more pics is a must!!!
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Old June 6th, 2012, 12:23 PM   #4
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Here's some closer pics of the beam mounts.



Travel.

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Old June 6th, 2012, 12:47 PM   #5
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Neat. How is the steering going to be worked? Never really paid attention to one of these rigs before.

Very good work keep posting
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Old June 6th, 2012, 01:50 PM   #6
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very curious to see how this all works. keep posting pix.
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Old June 6th, 2012, 02:02 PM   #7
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subscribed!!!!
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my dream Cherokee right here!
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Old June 6th, 2012, 02:43 PM   #9
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It's called swing set steering. It's going to look like this.

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THAT'S different. Must be a nightmare figuring out the geometry.
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Subscribed. That steering looks interesting.
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Not getting how this steering works? Is this just a mock up idea or is it functional?
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Old June 6th, 2012, 10:34 PM   #14
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Not getting how this steering works? Is this just a mock up idea or is it functional?
I'm guessing those blue mounting brackets swivel....that would make since to me but this is very cool
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Not getting how this steering works? Is this just a mock up idea or is it functional?
The part that the rod ends mount to swings= swing set steering.
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I was thinking the same thing. Just hard to tell from the pic. yea it is very cool! who would of thought twin i beam would really be good for something! Keep the pics coming i want to see this thing in action!
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That pic was an example pic but yes the blue parts pivot on the frame.
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Old June 6th, 2012, 10:55 PM   #18
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nice work.good to see people on the east coast catching on to west coast tech.i love long travel rigs.
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Found this on NAXJA, very similar minus as much power. I've always wanted to do something like this to an XJ.

http://ns2.naxja.org/forum/showthrea...1025558&page=8
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Bad ass start. Going to keep track of this build for sure.
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