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Old 08-18-2015, 06:20 PM
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Hey just bought my first jeep, my dad has had a grand wagoner forever and I always liked it and my mom drove the Cherokees for a long time and my brother has one so I had to jump on the band wagon and bought this white Cherokee
Already had a 4.5in pro come lift and new 33in herculy trail ripper, a/c works great and mechanical was good except the header was cracked so I have already taken that off and have a pacesetter on the way. I'll post pics when I figure out how.
Lol, my plan for this is just a weekend trail rig
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Old 08-18-2015, 08:19 PM
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Old 08-19-2015, 05:51 AM
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Lol thanks
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That's where I mounted the light bar switch because when I got it it was laying in the console hooked to wires go all the way to the bar lol
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Old 08-20-2015, 06:11 PM
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Well started the u joints and only had about an hour and everything was a little crusty so I didn't mess with the axle nut to much and went straight to the hub bolts. Used my beater ratchet and a 4 foot pipe to brake me loose and they all came out and have the joints soaking in PB right now becuase they were pretty stuck in there. The joints were broken and had no needles left in them. I'll post pictures of them tommrow. Here's the pipe lolName:  8DFFB58C-C793-4CC9-A9BE-6BBBFF6818D3_zps2wvgbfav.jpg
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Well got the knuckles cleaned up and painted,motor mounts cuz old was cracked and got the U joints in the axles and installed and header and intake bolted back up. Only issue I had with the pacesetter header was that the bolt hole in the top middle doesn't line up just right and you have to file it out a little. And also the down pipe is not lining up correctly with the pipe they sent that uses tranny mount and hooks to cat. But I'll get it hooked up Sunday. But cranked it up with just the header and downpipe and seems to be good to go. Pics
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Old 08-21-2015, 08:27 PM
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Welcome to CF. Good project you got. Where ya from, looks like FL.
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Welcome to CF. Good project you got. Where ya from, looks like FL.
Yea central Florida, thanks!
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Old 08-22-2015, 06:50 PM
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Got the downpipe and short pipe before cat hooked up and just slid the muffle onto it. I'm deleting the cat. I'm going to have to tack weld some stuff to make sure it won't wiggle around and fall off and get a new shorter muffler, but I got it rigged for a test drive to see how my 4x4 works and sounds now with the new joints. PERFECT. Those joints make a hell of a difference haha. The old ones were so bad I couldn't believe it wen I had the axles out. You could grab the stub shaft and the axles haft and rotate almost quarter turn. All seems well now. Might have a slight vaccine leak because in park at idle it's a little rough, in drive it's smooth, gonna check that out tommrow maybe. When I got it it was kind of hard to start when it was warm it would stutter a little bit not anymore. Flex pics
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Old 08-22-2015, 06:56 PM
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Nice. Do you ever ride with any of the FL4x4 or CJK members? Majority of them are up in Central FL.
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Nice. Do you ever ride with any of the FL4x4 or CJK members? Majority of them are up in Central FL.
No but I'll be looking for people and places to ride with because I just got into the jeep, I've had a dodge that I take to holopaw a lot but want to get into more of the trail riding
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No but I'll be looking for people and places to ride with because I just got into the jeep, I've had a dodge that I take to holopaw a lot but want to get into more of the trail riding
Our club comes up to Holopaw often and The Compound in Palm Bay. If you have fb, I'll send you a link to their page so you can meet up with some of them.
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Our club comes up to Holopaw often and The Compound in Palm Bay. If you have fb, I'll send you a link to their page so you can meet up with some of them.

Yea sure man, I have Facebook it's Garrison Denton, never heard of Palm Bay how is it?
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Yea sure man, I have Facebook it's Garrison Denton, never heard of Palm Bay how is it?
Large area with a few small trails and various mud holes. Was supposed to be a large housing complex but went bankrupt and owner uses it as off road complex now.
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Large area with a few small trails and various mud holes. Was supposed to be a large housing complex but went bankrupt and owner uses it as off road complex now.
Cool I'd be glad to be able to go out there sometime,
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