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Old 01-23-2010, 10:03 AM
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i have a 89 cherokee with a 4.0.
plans:
*either 3 or 4.5 inch lift.
*id like 33s.
*new front and rear bumpers.
*roof rack.but the bumpers and rack i can build my self just need ideas
*is it possible to put chevy 1 tons under it?
*and id like to build rock sliders under all if it thats needed.but again i need ideas of whaat all can be done
*and one last thing,what material should i use to be build the bumpers and sliders.
*oh and when i start my jeep,when its idling it knoccks really bad until it gets up into high rpm's,what could be wrong with it?timing?not sure but id like some help with all this.
thanks,nick
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Old 01-23-2010, 03:03 PM
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first of all how many miles are on it. and I dont get what else you need help with other than money
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dude first off posting multiple threads about the exact same thing dosent help. it sounds like u got a good idea of what u want to do. like i previously suggested check out the fab section and lookk at other peoples builds. there are plenty of build threads in there. that will give u some ideas as to what u like and what u dont like.u can also see what materials people are using. anything is doable as long as u have the time and tools
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Old 01-23-2010, 09:38 PM
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man all im askin is some simple questions i need help with.and that was befor is everyone gonna hold this on me for the hole time im on here? and i dont care about the bumper thing now.thats settled.i have other questions like the chevy one ton axel one.just need some info.thats all.
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Originally Posted by jeepdude104 View Post
first of all how many miles are on it. and I dont get what else you need help with other than money
and its gott 260000 on it.lots o miles.but a jeep can handle it as you no.haha
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well duh the motors probably shot. thats what the noise is. wear and tear. and work on getting a job before you plan out all this
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the ticking could most likely be something with oil or the pump or..
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also look underneath it at the rocker panels and the floor. also the U body (subframe) look at. these are the main areas that tend to rot out and are undetected. if cracked,rotted, or anything else then that has to be the number one priority before any build.
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i got a job.actually i have two so im fine with jobs.and i dont no if its shot.but its not the oil or the pump or anything.but if its shot ma dad said he will help me do the fab of a 350.so it will be bad *****.
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QUOTE from shawnmf- the ticking could most likely be something with oil or the pump or..


a time bomb

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it does not have a speck of rotting any where.no rust no nothing.and what d you mean a time bomb?haha
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Originally Posted by ProjectCherokee89 View Post
it does not have a speck of rotting any where.no rust no nothing.and what d you mean a time bomb?haha
meaning if your oil pump fails completely your engine will be dead.
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before you go pouring money into lifts and tires and aftermarket anything i'd spend my money on getting that knocking motor fixed. yes what he means is a ticking time bomb meaningits going to die. and most likley not in your front yard. so put your build plans off and get that fixed or if your dad will help you switch in a 350 go for it. it most likley wont last as long as a nother 4.0 (witch will bolt right up)
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well thanks for bringing that up cause that was aanother question i had.if you run a fuel injected engine out of gas is it true you can start it again?
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Originally Posted by ProjectCherokee89 View Post
well thanks for bringing that up cause that was aanother question i had.if you run a fuel injected engine out of gas is it true you can start it again?
can or can't?

there's no reason you can't unless you fry the fuel pump from it running without any gas in the tank
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