Jeep Cherokee Forum

Go Back   Jeep Cherokee Forum > Technical Discussion > Jeep Builds
Register Forgot Password?
Search

Welcome to Cherokee Forum!
Welcome to Cherokee Forum,

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
submit to reddit
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-28-2009, 11:18 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 98

View dja410's Photo Album My Photos
91 Wagoneer
Default I putt 8 lug axles in my xj

Click pics to enlarge.[ATTACH]I putt 8 lug axles in my xj-xjs-129.jpg[/ATTACH][ATTACH]Name:  dkjdhjgd.jpg
Views: 800
Size:  42.7 KB[/ATTACH]
Attached Thumbnails
I putt 8 lug axles in my xj-merry-christmas-09-010.jpg   I putt 8 lug axles in my xj-merry-christmas-09-008.jpg  
dja410 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2009, 11:23 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 98

View dja410's Photo Album My Photos
91 Wagoneer
Default

It was a big *** job and required alot od different parts i started last tuesday and got it done today so it took me 7 days. I used a 14 bolt rear with a spool and a ford 44 front with a power lock. I built the long arm with dom tube and trail gear creeper joints. I put all chevy outers on it to keep the same width front and rear and machined and drilled and tapped my passenger side knuckle and used a sky high steer arm for cross over steering but plan on doing full high steer. I built a beefy crossmember and atatched the long arms to it. mpre pics to come.
dja410 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2009, 08:58 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 119

View tburda's Photo Album My Photos
Cherokee
Default

Nice i like it.
tburda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2009, 01:43 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
chrisdm4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Telford PA
Posts: 671

View chrisdm4's Photo Album My Photos
1997 Grand Cherokee
Send a message via AIM to chrisdm4
Default

Put a 60 in it up front. I do not know what you are planing to do with it as of rocks or mud (hoping rocks) and if that is so that 44 will hold up for sometime. Trust me just put a 60 in. My cousin had a 44 in his xj. Blow u-joints like it was its job. Same with the some of the CJs. I do not know what size tire that is but anything over 35 for a 44 is brake zone if you wheel it hard. Just my two cents.
__________________
01 WJ......97 ZJ......75 CJ5
Route 63 motorsports #248

Never run when you can walk, never walk when you can stand, never stand when you can sit, never sit when you can lay down, never lay down when you can sleep, and NEVER pass a supply of clean water.
chrisdm4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2009, 09:11 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Patterson Louisiana
Posts: 123

View itsajeepthang's Photo Album My Photos
1989 Cherokee
Default

looks really good man
itsajeepthang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2009, 09:53 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 98

View dja410's Photo Album My Photos
91 Wagoneer
Default

Well i live in washington so i wheele in all teraines rocks mud sand etc. I have ran an 8 lug 44 in two cruisers and three jeeps all on 39.5s and had decent luck ive broke about 6 shafts but for 10 bucks at the wrecking yard i can get shafts for the 44s. Those are only 35s and i plan on putting either chromo shafts or uprgading to that new bobby long birfield kit. And i plan on going to a 36 12.5 tire so not going very big. A 44 holds up to a 36 pretty well.
dja410 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2009, 10:35 PM   #7
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 24

View xclusive's Photo Album My Photos
1993 Cherokee
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dja410 View Post
Well i live in washington so i wheele in all teraines rocks mud sand etc. I have ran an 8 lug 44 in two cruisers and three jeeps all on 39.5s and had decent luck ive broke about 6 shafts but for 10 bucks at the wrecking yard i can get shafts for the 44s. Those are only 35s and i plan on putting either chromo shafts or uprgading to that new bobby long birfield kit. And i plan on going to a 36 12.5 tire so not going very big. A 44 holds up to a 36 pretty well.
thats a bad lookin rig man nice work..
i must have got the best set of stock xjaxles ever.. i have the 30 and 8.25 with lockers and 36 inch iroks..i beat the poor thing every weekend and ive only lost one shaft.. i was planning an 8.8 and 44 front but its so tuff i havent done it yet..
xclusive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2009, 11:42 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 98

View dja410's Photo Album My Photos
91 Wagoneer
Default

Yeah if you know what breaks on ur rig and what it takes to do it then dont do those things. If you get ur tires in a bind while their fully turned then dont romp on it. And if your going up a climb and it starts hoping real hard let off tell it stops and then get back on it. Its simple little things like that that keep you from snaping things. I also am a firm beleiver in priemptive maintnance if it has a zirk greese it if its a bolt tighten it change ur diff fluids regalurly and do all of these thing befor you take it out every time and you wouldnt beleive how much longer it will go without breaking stuff.
dja410 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2009, 08:59 AM   #9
CF Veteran
 
caged's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Northern Ontario, Canada
Posts: 6,105

View caged's Photo Album My Photos
1990, 1999, 2000 Cherokee
Default

well, considering dana 44 uses a 5-297x u-joint, they are the same size joint as any later year cherokee with the dana 30, and older xj's with anti-lock brakes.

you can upgrade the joints to 5-760x to gain a little more strength. but going with chromo shafts and utm joints will get you up to about d60 strength.

but you want a weak link in there, u-joints are easier to pack along with you than shafts. that's if you're lucky enough not to take out the ears when the joint snaps.

i know a guy that ran 39.5 pit bulls on his chromo d44 tj rubi axles for a few years. and he wheels the tough trails. now he has d60 rock crusher/custom 609 axles on 35x9.5 boggers.

either way, he hasn't even had to replace a u-joint.
__________________
1990 xj 8 inch Staang's Fab long arms
1999 xj. build coming soon
2000 xj 4.5 inch rubicon express, 33 timberlines
1997 tj 2 inch bb, 33 trxus, trailhead customs tube fenders, titan 10k winch
1999 tj 2 inch bb, 2 inch bl, 33 mtr
1949 cj3a
all plated, insured and driven

OF4WD #3875
caged is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2009, 11:19 AM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 98

View dja410's Photo Album My Photos
91 Wagoneer
Default

Im not saying that i dont want a 60 cause i do. But i am building a 48 ****** and it has a 60 front and 14 bolt rear and all my high dallor items go into it. I built the cherokee to have a cheap wheeler that will keep me in the woods while i putt my ****** together so i cant really spend a ton of money on both rigs. I am running 410 gears in the cherokee so if i do upgrade shafts ill still have a decent size ring and pinion.
dja410 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2010, 06:03 PM   #11
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 98

View dja410's Photo Album My Photos
91 Wagoneer
Default

Ok so the 14 bolt rear end prooved to be a little to heavy for my rear spring hangers and tore them apart. I am trying to decide wether to link the rear or build new hangers. My question is have any of you linked the back of an xj? and what different rear leef springs are you guys running i ran stock rears but toasted to many of them so i went to chevy 3/4 ton rears and they seem to work good but im still open to new ideas.
dja410 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2010, 09:05 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
jeepman13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 783

View jeepman13's Photo Album My Photos
1999 Cherokee
Default

looks real good man!!
__________________
R.I.P. Brian "96_Xj" Perrine
Patrick
'99 cherokee sport. 3" rough country
CBW member #13
Why buy what you can build?
Check out my build thread..Bat Jeep
http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f46/my-...69/#post605445
jeepman13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2010, 11:52 PM   #13
CF Veteran
 
N20jeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 6,436

View N20jeep's Photo Album My Photos
92 Cherokee
Default

how do you like the trail gear joints?
__________________
-Happy Trails 4x4 LLC-
Jacksonville, Fl
92 XJ....2dr, 5spd, np231, 4.5", 37's, locked, 4.10's,d44/ 8.8, rear 4-link, front 3 link, WARN 8k winch, bumpers, Sliders, some bedliner, and some other stuff...
-"Simply because you can breathe, doesn't mean you're alive"-
"Project Florida Crawler"
http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f46/pro...crawler-74408/

R.I.P. Brian (96_xj) you will be missed
N20jeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2010, 11:52 PM
 
 
 
submit to reddit
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
tj axles under an xj? jonnyb78 OEM Cherokee Tech 2 09-20-2009 08:59 PM
Axles The Black OEM Cherokee Tech 3 09-13-2009 05:12 PM
What axles? JakeWI OEM Cherokee Tech 14 07-05-2009 01:54 PM
axles snowmonsterdude OEM Cherokee Tech 7 05-17-2009 09:04 PM
axles tedrick92 OEM Cherokee Tech 20 03-28-2009 11:55 PM

Go Back   Jeep Cherokee Forum > Technical Discussion > Jeep Builds



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:49 PM.


This site is in no way affiliated with Jeep or Chrysler.

Emails Backup