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dfm_13 07-28-2011 09:22 PM

2001 cherokee....needs name ideas
 
so right now this is my dd but i am getting a new ram in about two months so i am going to start modding my jeep more. right now i am at 4.5 with 33's but i am gonna go 6.5 here soon. i am going to make new bumpers and sliders, thinking 8.8 swap but i have an 8.25 so idk. i have a roof rack, bedlined rockers, grill gaurd, rear bumper. (was a swing down but now my tire is on the roof rack. not in pic) this may start slow but should get going quick once it starts. i will be buying front and rear fender skins and making fenders of some sort....let me know what you think of her so far and give me a few suggestions please:help: lol
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/h...NE/bigjeep.jpg
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/h...0727112011.jpg

dfm_13 07-28-2011 09:23 PM

here is the roof rack i made befor i put it on

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/h...0327111908.jpg

dfm_13 08-01-2011 10:56 PM

well today i added some shackles, i had full 4.5 inch packs and stock shackles. i went to the auto store and got 2 inch chevy lowering and with a little modifactaion to them im now at 6.5 in the rear. just need to find time to do the front cause i am leaving for rocks and vallys on Friday morning.

dfm_13 08-01-2011 10:57 PM

pics when its done

Jeep95 08-01-2011 11:20 PM

Sounds like a decent plan I wouldn't worry about upgrading your rear axle to the 8.8. If I'd do it I go 44's front and rear. I wouldn't mess with the 8.8 rear. But good luck with your build! Jeep looks good!

dfm_13 08-01-2011 11:41 PM

thanks! yea axles will be quite a ways off from now but just kinda throwing ideas out there. i need to make a front bumper and new rear bumper, that is probably next on the list. i start my first semester of college in about four weeks,so depending on how that goes will determine how fast the build goes.

Xjtim 08-02-2011 02:57 PM


Originally Posted by dfm_13
well today i added some shackles, i had full 4.5 inch packs and stock shackles. i went to the auto store and got 2 inch chevy lowering and with a little modifactaion to them im now at 6.5 in the rear. just need to find time to do the front cause i am leaving for rocks and vallys on Friday morning.

Did you get the shackles from Autozone? I've heard they are decent and strong too. Nice jeep, I'll be reading....

dfm_13 08-02-2011 05:24 PM

i got them from o'rileys. yea they are 3/16's seem well built, all you need to do it grind the metal bushing down about 1/8 inch and put some some washers on the leaf side. took me about 20 mins from the time i jacked it up until i set in on the ground.

dfm_13 08-08-2011 07:35 PM

ok well i got the lift done the other day and i started to make a steering box brace.
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/h...0808112016.jpg

TenECXJ 08-08-2011 08:13 PM

Good looking jeep. Let us know how the steering brace works.

KennethXJ 08-08-2011 08:21 PM

Very clean rig! I agree with Jeep 95 on the 8.25. If its 29spline.

dfm_13 08-08-2011 08:25 PM

thanks, and yea it is a 29 spline. looks alot dirtier in the pics than it is, i just washed it but have a limestone driveway so it gets all that white marks on it the first time you move it.

KennethXJ 08-08-2011 08:35 PM

That sucks. 8.25 is one spline away from a 44. Very strong axle. I just did a swap from a D30 to a 8.25 a friend gave me. Check out my build. The only bad thing i have found so far is there is not a lot of aftermarket parts for the 8.25.

farmerjohnson 08-08-2011 08:39 PM

i have a 8.25 in my 2wd and i romp on it all the time, no problems

dfm_13 08-08-2011 08:42 PM

they are stronger than people give them credit for


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