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Old 02-16-2013, 12:37 AM
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So far i have found limited info on lifted RHD cherokee's, i have now a 96' xj with a 6.5' lift. I just bought an 01' RHD xj 2wd, its my friends mom's old postal jeep. It currently has 75k on it and is in mint cond. i plan to swap my lift, trans+T-case, rims and tires onto this jeep. so far the only trouble i have run into is the trac bar mounts on opp. sides of the jeep body and axle. seeing that the front axle on the rhd is 2wd it wont work for me. after lots of thought i have come up with, A cut said mount off each axle and reweld on fixing issue or B buy new RHD trac bar/ steering stab. mount and weld on 4x4 front axle. the problem with B is i cant find the RHD axle mount, plus the trac bar itself im hoping just to put my LHD one in backwards also its a rusty's aftermarket tracbar , if that makes a difference to anyone. Just really looking for input ect... building a brain trust here, but this project starts the 22 ends the 25 of feb. also its my daily driver so has to be done... lmk what ya think.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:42 PM
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Ok.... so 98 views later noone has anything to add? Well no worrys i will post some pics soon, so far it looks like im not swapping my axle into the front of the rhd because my axle is rusted and busted missin half the left side coil perch, and shock mount fell off. So this means i will just hang my trans and t case and will work on pickin up anoher axle to mod for rhd. Since im using the 2wd axle it allows me to filp my tracbar around at least saving me money for now on ordering the one that clears the diff. Swap still on for fri-sun.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:29 PM
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Good luck. I imagine being a 96 sucks to get some parts. Also RHD on top of that. I'd leave it stock and be a unique XJ as is. Plus pics are important on builds.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:54 PM
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I do apologize about the lack of pics, promise they will be up soon. Not to bad to get parts for just pricey. The RHD is an 01 my current lifted jeep is the 96
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:12 PM
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:30 PM
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:37 PM
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Will post more pics tomorrow, just figured out how
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:10 PM
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Oops I miss read that, my bad. Anyway RHD is still unique.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:15 PM
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Thanks, yea i have not found any real info or other lifted rhd jeeps, been searchin for about 2 weeks now. I think i have all the bugs worked out with the swap but i guess we will see.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:22 PM
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:55 PM
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:57 PM
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:10 PM
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WooHoo got some time to upload some pics, still lots going on with the jeep (not going as fast as i wanted). Driving it around is fun, still dealing with the tranny leak from the 2wd trans, i need to sell my 4.0L from the old jeep so i have money to buy a 4x4 trans for the 01' go figure the 96 wouldnt work... my buddy's telling me my T-case should tho? just bolt it on to newer trans. I only lifted the rear 4" due to the fact that any higher and my driveshaft was going to fall out again just waiting to get the 4x4 trans so i can finish this build. also note to self drop pitmans are important, i cannot make left u-turns unless i have 3ish free lanes. found out you can use the LHD trac bar on the RHD as long as it has a 2wd axle, the difference is the RHD has a large bend that is needed to clear the pumpkin on the front axle. which leads me to my next big expense. all for now will update soon...
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