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Old 11-11-2012, 09:36 PM
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I started my build about a year and a half ago. Here's some old/new photos of my cherokee. I bought it with 142k. Plan was to put swap 4.10 geared axles out of a 4 cylinder cherokee.
Day I brought it home.
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Pulled the front axle out
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Springs, LCA's, and Trac-bar from my old xj (96')
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Heres the rear axle all painted and ready to install. With 4.10's.
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Dropped the old rear axle. (3.07 Gears)
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Luckily I did not break any shock bolts!
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New rear Chrysler 8.25 installed. I did cut the u-bolts down.
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I had East Coast Gear Supply regear the front D30 with 4.10's.. All Painted ready to put it.
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Some Daystar spacers to level out the front.
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Dana 30 in
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Rear extended brake line.
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Took a while but finally got it off jack stands.
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New Drag link
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First time out on the beach at Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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Old photo of my xj, and my buddys xj.
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First trip to Uwharrie, NC
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:59 PM
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Picked up a Lock Right and a Solid d30 cover.
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All Finished.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:05 PM
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Brand new 33x12.5x15 BFG Km2's
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New Solid Rear diff cover for the Chrysler 8.25
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Another Uwharrie trip, this time I ripped off a couple of fender flares. So I decided it was time to trim the fenders.
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Cut and Roll.
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Craigslist buy. Homemade winch bumper. Got a pretty good deal on it.
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Doesn't rub anymore
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:08 PM
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Bought these sliders off NC4x4. I think they're JP Products...
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New Rusty's transfer case skid.
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Out at Fort Fisher, North Carolina
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:14 PM
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Trimmed the front fenders a little more.
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Picked up a smittybilt XRC8 winch.
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Had to use a Harbor Freight universal winch plate to make it work on my bumper. I didn't have a place to bolt the fairlead.
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All mounted
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:09 AM
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Shot of the XJ with new winch
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:51 AM
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Nice looking Jeep, keep up the good work!
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:49 AM
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nice jeep bud
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:33 AM
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Looking great!
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:49 AM
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how many inches of lift do you have?
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:30 PM
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looks like you got a lot of wheel wights on them rims/tires you should look into equal because those weights like to fall/break/get ripped off in the woods...also nice to see another 5-speed
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:38 AM
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Just ordered a new iron rock off road track bar. My pro comp one blew out.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:51 PM
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New Iron Rock Off Road track bar and lower adjustable control arms
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:59 PM
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nice ride. i really like beach pics.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:45 PM
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Finished the Durango steering box swap. Brand new from Carquest. Along with a JCR spacer, and a M.O.R.E. brace. The steering is a lot more responsive and tighter.
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