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Considering a 98-01 Cherokee....advice??

Discussion in 'Cherokee' started by BigNuge, Jul 27, 2019.

  1. Feb 1, 2020 at 2:27 PM
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    Me thinks you thinks it was bad ass without the fenders! But to be compliant the fenders look good too!
     
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  2. Feb 1, 2020 at 3:09 PM
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    Those are Bushwacker “cut out” flares. Install wasn’t too bad, but I had to do a little trimming/cutting to get it all together.

    Now I’m ready to have some fun wheeling...
     
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  3. Feb 1, 2020 at 3:10 PM
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    It’s true, I liked it “open wheel” like it was. But the flares are nice, and the look is growing on me.
     
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  4. Feb 8, 2020 at 3:22 PM
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    Finally got to some wheeling! Got the family loaded up, some basic gear, and hit the road. Found some Class VI roads local, the XJ did great!

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  5. Feb 16, 2020 at 12:36 PM
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    Got out for some more snow wheeling...

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    Still getting some clunks under the front seats/floor area. It sounds like something BIG is loose and clunking against the floor frame on the front section of the XJ. I’ve checked everything several times, can’t find a single thing loose!



    Also, it is driving terribly on the road now. The damn thing is all over the road once in get above 45. I must look like a drunken fool by everyone driving around me, I’m surprised I wasn’t stopped and checked for drunk driving! I am going to get it back to the Jeep shop I had align it, something is out of whack, it drove like crap now....
     
  6. Feb 17, 2020 at 7:27 PM
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    Clunking....drive shaft??? Check your cv's?
    Awesome looking XJ. Nice work @BigNuge . An even awesomer looking clan you have there.
     
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  7. Feb 20, 2020 at 7:24 PM
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    Well I got the XJ scheduled to be re-checked for alignment. Like I mentioned above, it is all over the road. I’m not good with driving it on the road the way it is, and it having good drivability is a key part of this build.

    Now to figure out the clunking issue, then get back out on the trail!
     
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  8. Feb 21, 2020 at 11:30 AM
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    Great looking XJ. With the front axle off the ground, check the axle U-Joints and driveline U-Joints. If you haven't replaced them then that's the likely culprit. You can also get a lot of rattling and clunking from a bad catalytic converter (Yes, actual "Clunking" coming from the cat). Good luck.
     
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  9. Mar 1, 2020 at 3:43 PM
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    Got out for a short crawl today....I’m ready for the warm weather!

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  10. Mar 3, 2020 at 6:22 PM
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    Back to the grind...

    started on the tire carrier.

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  11. Mar 3, 2020 at 7:08 PM
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    Lookin forward to your spare tire mount. Not a fan of spares on the roof. Or snow....:facepalm:.
    XJ looks awesome dude. We're you makin the boy jog alongside your rig in that one pic. :eek:
     
  12. Mar 4, 2020 at 3:49 AM
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    Lol, no....we were out stretching our legs, he was out exploring the woods.

    Hope to get the tire off the roof soon, I’m not a fan of it up there either.
     
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  13. Mar 5, 2020 at 2:26 PM
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    More action on the tire carrier today.

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  14. Mar 8, 2020 at 5:36 PM
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    Getting close...

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  15. Mar 8, 2020 at 7:23 PM
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    WOW......You did all that welding and fab work??? I am fuckin impressed. You do some really nice work dude. When your done with your XJ. I have a job for you. No one makes a slant prerunner spare mount for a 2 door JK. :angrygirl:. My guess...You could. :thumbsup:
     
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  16. Mar 8, 2020 at 7:45 PM
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    Thanks dude, I take forever but I’m pretty particular with how I want it to come out.

    I only used 2 pre-fabbed parts for this swing build. The hinge spindle and the latch. The rest is my own design using 2x4x3/16 tubing and 2x6x1/8 tubing (and assorted other steel bits to make it all work). I am happy with it so far. I have big plans for it, it’s going to have all sorts of bracketry fabbed up on it for jerry cans, high lift, Grizzly 30 cooler, back side will have a fold down table/counter top for trail side cooking and whatnot. For now, I’ll just be happy when the fkn spare is off the roof
     
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    Ok. So what your telling me. You have no time to fab my spare carrier?? :annoyed:.
    Bustin balls dude. Awesome build. Your one of a few threads I follow here these dayz. Awesome shitz. :popcorn::thumbsup:
    Makes me wish I still had my XJ....
     
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  18. Mar 9, 2020 at 5:37 PM
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    Got out for a bit of crawling today...

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    Oh, and obviously got the base setup done on the tire carrier!

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    It’s not painted yet, but it will be in the next few days. I’m pretty happy with the base setup, more fabbing to come though...
     
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    Looks great! Should be a great deterrent for tailgaters who will get a full view of tire+steel beam.
     
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