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Old 03-22-2016, 01:03 AM
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since my newly acquired xj seems to fit the name, figured it would make a good title for my rebuild thread lol

if you may not have seen it yet i posted about it in the intro section.

https://www.cherokeeforum.com/f8/new-guy-az-222894/

apparently this jeeps been tossed around the frat, and the last bro added the finishing touches of douche before it made its way to my driveway. 20's, huge annoying (somewhat offending) stickers, "eyelid" paint on the headlights, over-spray bomb job even my 9 month old would cringe at, you name it it was done. but there is some good stuff, ill list the current specs:

96 xj 2 door

6 point cage
comp cut rear

4.7 stroker with bolt ons (according to PO. im not sure on the size stroker, but its got 24# ford injectors has PLENTY of ***** to roast 37s)
brown dog motor mounts
tripple electric fans with a brand new champion aluminium rad (done by me)
ax15 and np231 with sye
boostwerks t case linkage (done by me)
hand throttle made from a bicycle brake lol
heim draglink and i think a stock f350 tie rod?
89 ford kingpin dana 60 front axle, 4.10 gears, welded diff, warn locking hubs, stock 30 spline shafts
72 dodge dana 60 rear, 4.10s, also welded (assuming stock shafts)
full rubicon 7.5 extreme duty long arm kit
RE shocks
the RE coil springs replaced with rustys 8.5-9 inchers

super worn 37x12.5r20 km2s on brodawg 20s

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before the de-broification began

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removed most of the stickers and wrenched on it for a good month. repaired/replaced all the hack job wiring. almost every bolt you wouldnt want loose, was or was stripped. replaced the dizzy since someone had torqued the bolt down on the locating tab vs the hold down clamp... replaced the radiator and missing 3rd electric fan. put all the fans on relays vs STRAIGHT OFF THE BATTERY.. cleaned up a lot of other odds and ends

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finally had a chance to take it out. didnt do an serious wheeling, just a fun cruise though the desert with the chick. overall it went well and i found out itll cruise at 80 on the freeway with no problems

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turns out the water crossing wasnt such a good idea. got home and the dreaded milkshake was oozing from the pass side axle tube.

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sorta looks like semigloss paint lol so here it sits. gotta pull the hubs, shafts, and carrier to get to the seals. hope to have that done this week while im off.

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future plans:

pro comp 40x13.5r17 mt2s on 17" steelies so i can weld beadlocks to em.
wheels and tires should be here within the next week
bilstien or fox shocks, still undecided
smaller springs to get teh COG down, or look into stertching the wheelbase. its squirly. then bump stop accordingly
ballistic fab 7/8" steering kit and high steer
needs a muffler lol and stereo
further sticker removal
suspension seats and harenesses
truck-lite leds
ive got some rigid cubes to mount just not sure where
new tank filler neck

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Old 03-22-2016, 06:58 AM
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Very nice job lol. I like the title. Ha keep it up
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Old 03-22-2016, 07:22 AM
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Sounds like a solid plan, looking forward to updates. I like the title too, no more mall duty for this rig!!
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Old 03-22-2016, 07:25 AM
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I was going to say that you just need to lower it 4 inches and toss on some bigger tires.
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:22 AM
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You're doing God's work, son...LMAO

I approve. Thanks for saving that abomination, and giving it a good home.
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Originally Posted by wheelsaz08 View Post

turns out the water crossing wasnt such a good idea. got home and the dreaded milkshake was oozing from the pass side axle tube.


That carrier looks like an abused sorority girl. The "Bros" did a number on it.
Is that daylight coming through from the pinion?
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Old 03-25-2016, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Alpha 1-4 View Post
That carrier looks like an abused sorority girl. The "Bros" did a number on it.
Is that daylight coming through from the pinion?
yeah the pinion and carrier were real "close" friends at one time. the shiny spot is part of the completely flattened crush sleeve

thanks for all the replies everyone! progress probably wont be as quick as id like but heres the broific update

as you can see, the front axle was full of brosomeness. the pinion ground its way into the carrier, the crush sleeve is well, crushed flat lol and turns out its just got stock dana/spicer 4.10s!!! i could have sworn the gearing felt a lot deeper than that.. oh well now im definitely thinking its got a stroker and just means i get to upgrade. either 5.13 or 5.38 to help get the 40s turnin. oh and the shafts are stock 30 splines so we'll see how long those hold up as well

the spindles, kingpins, u joints, and all bearings checked out ok so for the time being i just cleaned everything up, put new axle seals in and slapped the used and abused carrier back in. probably wasnt the best idea, but this jeeps full of that already

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chewy chewy
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thats where the rest of the carrier went
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pass side bad seal

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driver seal

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rear gears with brotastic over spray

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warn hubs cleaned up

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random engine bay shots and interior pic (need to fab up a battery tie down)

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still need to put the diff covers back on and fill em up with fluid. then wait for my 40s and high steer to show up

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I like how it's comp cut, but then lifted so freakin high there is no way the tire even gets close to the original fender location, much less the newly clearanced comp fender. Get that thing down a good 4 inches at least.

I approve of your efforts to save this one from going the way of the brodo bird!
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Old 03-25-2016, 10:15 AM
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thats the plan along with stretching the rear a good 4-5 inches. just waiting on time and money lol

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Old 03-29-2016, 09:11 PM
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well, i was bored after topping off the diffs so did some more un-broing. i painted the covers black, scrapped as much of the paint off the headlights as i could, and ditched the front bumper. and then 40s showed up.

mmmeats

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and some more parts

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ballistic fab 2 inch spacers, high steer arms and hardware, 7/8 rod ends, 3/4 misalignment spacers, and a koozie! the tubing for the steering linkages will be here later this week.

i couldnt help but throw the wheels and tires on

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40s all the way around (pre spacers) also ignore the lines i drew on the rear of the fender lol but i am thinking of cutting the front more

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rear before spacers

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after spacers

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and one from a distance

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not the best pics but i already feel like the tire/wheel combo made a HUGE difference lol but definitely not done yet.

picked up some RE1345 (5.5") springs today for the front. hope to have the high steer built and on this weekend, then hit the junkyard to look for longer rear springs. thinking of either a 53'' chevy or 60" dodge main spring to move the axle back. then mix springs around till i find a height/rate i like. then relocate the tank, build rear shock towers, etc... then flex to measure for shocks. also going to start saving all the spare pennies up for hydro assist lol

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Old 03-29-2016, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by wheelsaz08 View Post
well, i was bored after topping off the diffs so did some more un-broing. i painted the covers black, scrapped as much of the paint off the headlights as i could, and ditched the front bumper. and then 40s showed up.

mmmeats



and some more parts

beef



ballistic fab 2 inch spacers, high steer arms and hardware, 7/8 rod ends, 3/4 misalignment spacers, and a koozie! the tubing for the steering linkages will be here later this week.

i couldnt help but throw the wheels and tires on

fronts, 40s make the trashed 37s look tiny





40s all the way around (pre spacers) also ignore the lines i drew on the rear of the fender lol but i am thinking of cutting the front more



rear before spacers





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and one from a distance




not the best pics but i already feel like the tire/wheel combo made a HUGE difference lol but definitely not done yet.

picked up some RE1345 (5.5") springs today for the front. hope to have the high steer built and on this weekend, then hit the junkyard to look for longer rear springs. thinking of either a 53'' chevy or 60" dodge spring to move the axle back. then mix springs around till i find a height/rate i like. then relocate the tank, build rear shock towers, etc... then flex to measure for shocks. also going to start saving all the spare pennies up for hydro assist lol
Those wheels and tires look MUCH better...The smaller rim and bigger meats just look better.

Keep the low pro stuff for the rice crowd, LOL
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Old 03-30-2016, 01:12 AM
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thanks man. read through your build, looks like fun!

trying to get the rear running lights working now. everything up front works, rear turns and hazards work, just no rear running lights...
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Very cool, HUGE improvement already.
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Old 03-30-2016, 04:28 AM
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thanks!

figured out the lights. whoever wired them had the rear running lights wired to the green wire in the harness, not the blue with red tracer
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looking way better already
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