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Old 04-13-2010, 09:47 AM
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started a thread in another forum so instead of redoing all of it in here you can just go to my link

https://www.cherokeeforum.com/f33/pr...l-width-40201/
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Old 04-17-2010, 11:50 PM
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front is done except steering! here is how she sits
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:07 AM
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updated picture. look in build thread posted at top for more details
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some more recent pictures. gonna take it out on the trails tomorow. will post pics after.

as she sits now. hydraulic assist steering and plated frame rails with sliders welded on
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I gotta say, that's one bad *** Cherokee!!!
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why did you go with the front leaf setup in the front? not questioning your knowledge, just whats the pros/cons of doing it?
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Old 07-10-2010, 01:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Bimmer_2002 View Post
I gotta say, that's one bad *** Cherokee!!!
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why did you go with the front leaf setup in the front? not questioning your knowledge, just whats the pros/cons of doing it?
well there are a lot of people who like to argue that subject. im not saying leafs are better its just prefference. i PERSONALLY chose to do leaf springs up front because of a couple different reasons. putting leafs in the front makes axle swaps a lot easier, only have to worry about 4 total bushings in the front end, the cost difference, and its just something different. i was tired of bushings always going out in my control arms and i hated how many different bars were in the front end. i dont think leafs are as bad as everyone thinks they are. so far they ride smoother than my Rubicon express coils did, i flex much more than with links, and there isnt really any axle wrap up front. and i wanted to just be different. so far i am loving the front springs. setting it up for leafs was really easy to and im glad with the route i took on the project
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That is a BA cherokee man!!!

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I like it!

Leaf springs work great, I always wondered how easy that would be to switch.

Also love the sub-frame connectors. I'll be doing that to mine when I eventually do the lift.
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thanks guys
here are the only pictures i got from wheelin today. i will get the rest from my buddy soon
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well since i last posted i have done some work to the jeep. i had the front axle cut down 6 inches and i threw some alloy usa xjoints in the front. i just recently got it done and this last weekend i took it out for a run. the jeep ran awesome and had no issues with any obstacle. it was only evans creek so it wasnt anything too difficult. here are some pictures and videos

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Looks good. How are the front leafs doing? It looks like the leafs are inverting on full flex.

Why was the hood popped? Overheating?
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how r those tires, iv been lookin into them but im kinda stuck on superswamper ltbs just cuz they r so much cheaper
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