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Jeep Cherokee xj w/1 tons and 40's

Discussion in 'Cherokee Builds' started by acerwin, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. Nov 5, 2017 at 7:49 PM
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    Well I'm from Tacoma world and started a jeep build over on that site so I figured I'll make one here also. Sold my 2015 Toyota Tacoma and bought a stock 2001 jeep Cherokee xj to tow around to different off road parks. First of all I gotta build it. So here we go.


    List of parts:
    • Dana 60 front
      • Yukon Grizzly locker
      • Yukon hub kit
      • Weaver Fab high steer kit
      • Weaver Fab knuckle savers
      • Spicer ball joints
      • Artec low profile axle truss
      • Ruff stuff diff cover
    • Sterling 10.50 rear
      • Yukon Grizzly locker
      • Ruff stuff diff cover
      • Ruff stuff +2 perch kit for rear axle
    • 14" Fox 2.0 air shocks (front)
    • Fox standard shocks (rear)
    • West Texas off-road aka (redneck ram) hydro assist kit
    • (2) 7/8" to 7/8" rod end set for the 3 link
    • (3) 1.25" rod end set 1.5" tube ID for the 3 link
    • 3/4" alignment spacers
    • Pro comp Steel wheels
    • (4) 40x13.50r17 Gladiator x comp tires
    • Corbeau 5 point harness seats (still deciding)
    • Ruff stuff front frame reinforcement plate kit
    • Ruff stuff chassis channel reinforcement
    • Tuff country rear 3.5" lift leaf springs
    • Advance Adapters Slip Yoke Eliminator kit
    • Dirt bound front and rear bumper
    • Custom rear bumper
    • Custom cross member for the 3 link
    • Custom rocker square tube sliders
    • Custom exo cage

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  2. Nov 5, 2017 at 8:15 PM
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    Welcome! Awesome list of goodies for an Ultimate XJ
     
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  3. Nov 5, 2017 at 11:30 PM
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    Progress pics:IMG_1786.jpg IMG_2020.jpg IMG_2025.jpg IMG_2069.jpg IMG_2075.jpg IMG_2195.jpg IMG_2226.jpg IMG_2230.jpg IMG_2233.jpg IMG_2287.jpg IMG_2291.jpg IMG_2295.jpg
     
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  4. Nov 6, 2017 at 5:56 AM
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    Welcome, looks like a good build you have going on.
     
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  5. Nov 6, 2017 at 7:52 AM
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    Thanks everyone. Hopefully it'll get done sooner than later.
     
  6. Nov 6, 2017 at 8:37 AM
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    Got the +2 perch in from ruff stuff. Great quality. This should do the trick to move the rear axle back about 2" and get rid of the u bolts also. IMG_2335.jpg
     
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  7. Nov 7, 2017 at 4:56 PM
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    Cut everything off the driver side and got the front driver side stiffeners on today. Tomorrow the passenger side mid stiffeners go on. It’s a lot of grinding to get these mofos on. The cuts on the fenders will be cleaner once I get the axle on and tires mounted. This weekend will also be a busy one. Going to fab up a custom cross member to get it ready for the 3 link.
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  8. Nov 11, 2017 at 1:26 PM
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    Well thats definitely sturdier84663FAA-5072-4498-81DE-501A14ABA009.jpg
     
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  9. Nov 12, 2017 at 3:17 PM
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    Got some more work done this weekend. Jeep is sitting at ~5” of loft which may be the ride height. Got the frame fully stiffened and square tubing on driver side installed. Starting to look more like I want it now. D60B3D33-0770-4664-825F-C95D9A869B93.jpg 707EEF01-5464-4965-8D3A-7F43F2040D21.jpg 54605E37-1E7C-4EC0-8BAC-BDE6616686DA.jpg
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  10. Dec 9, 2017 at 4:09 PM
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    Going to be ordering psc full hydro kit in the next week or so. Also gonna get some new front seats. Thinking about these
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  11. Dec 10, 2017 at 6:42 PM
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    Well changed my mind getting the Baja style seats. They’re suppose to be very comfy off-road.
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  12. Dec 10, 2017 at 6:47 PM
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    Come on dude. Make up my mind. Lol. I like'em both.
     
  13. Dec 10, 2017 at 6:51 PM
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    I like their look, but they look like theyre made for skinny people. haha. Counts me out. I have been considering seats as well.
     
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  14. Dec 11, 2017 at 8:12 AM
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    They’re for 36”-38” waist. I’m only a 32” but I like to have the extra room
     
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    I guess I'd fit, but it would be snug. A good winter seat. Maybe they make a wide. I'll look into it.
     
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    Build looks great!!
     
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    Getting there buddy. Well have to wheel here soon when it’s all done.
     
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    Thanks buddy
     
  20. Dec 11, 2017 at 6:15 PM
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    I'm looking forward to seeing this one. Love the 40s on an XJ. :curls:
     
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