Jeep Builds Make your own jeep build thread here, discuss and view jeeps here. All Jeep models are welcome here.

Mexico bound JEEP project

Old 06-14-2010, 01:14 AM
  #1  
Seasoned Member
Thread Starter
 
duffman5001's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NW Montana
Posts: 361
Year: 88
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default Mexico bound JEEP project

So this is my first post of my build. A little background- my grandpa gave me this 88 xj. It has the crappy 5 speed in it so I bought another 88 donor with an auto plus roof rack, light bar, custom bumper, bushwackers,3"skyjacker lift, dvd... lots of goodies to transfer. I started about a week ago. I switched out the seats for gray leather, I swapped the fender flares, tires, roof rack and light bar. right now i have the doors off to swap them out also. I have coming in mail new 4:56 gears plus master install kit, aussie lockers front and back, new carriers,and an 8.8 conversion kit. I have an 8.8 sitting outside ready to be fabricated. HERE WE GO!
Attached Images    
duffman5001 is offline  
Old 06-14-2010, 01:21 AM
  #2  
Seasoned Member
Thread Starter
 
duffman5001's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NW Montana
Posts: 361
Year: 88
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

So next on my list is getting a few friends over to swap the tranny and the lift. Then its off to the shop for gearing and locker install
Attached Images   
duffman5001 is offline  
Old 06-14-2010, 08:17 AM
  #3  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Chambersburg, PA
Posts: 80
Year: 1990
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0L
Default

Why do you think the AX-15 is crappy? I like it better then the AW4.
etaucher is offline  
Old 06-14-2010, 11:14 AM
  #4  
Seasoned Member
Thread Starter
 
duffman5001's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NW Montana
Posts: 361
Year: 88
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

I wish I had the AX-15. But thats not what I have- I have the BA 10.. it was made by peugeot and very much a piece of garbage. If I had the ax-15 i wouldnt change it. And if it was a simple swp I would swap it too- but it is actually a lot of work- conversion kits etc..
duffman5001 is offline  
Old 06-14-2010, 11:22 AM
  #5  
Junior Member
 
bodybagged's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mesa AZ
Posts: 60
Year: 1984
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 2.5
Default

and then your going to Mexico?
bodybagged is offline  
Old 06-14-2010, 11:34 AM
  #6  
Seasoned Member
Thread Starter
 
duffman5001's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NW Montana
Posts: 361
Year: 88
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

Yeah thats my plan not permanently or anything- just to explore around a bit.. I have friends down by acapulco and that area to see and my wife's family has a house in san felipe (in the baja) where we can stay.. hopefully by november we can just pack up and head out for a month or more!!
duffman5001 is offline  
Old 06-14-2010, 01:12 PM
  #7  
Seasoned Member
Thread Starter
 
duffman5001's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NW Montana
Posts: 361
Year: 88
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

Just got my 8.8 conversion kit and diff cover from ruffstuff specialties! these are serious parts! Very good price too.
duffman5001 is offline  
Old 06-14-2010, 03:37 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Pistol-McGee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Everett, WA
Posts: 658
Year: 1992
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

mexico roads are actually pretty damn good, i drove from Seattle to Costa Rica last year and i was surprised..

GL on the jeep
Pistol-McGee is offline  
Old 06-14-2010, 06:58 PM
  #9  
Seasoned Member
Thread Starter
 
duffman5001's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NW Montana
Posts: 361
Year: 88
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

Right on! thats good to hear
duffman5001 is offline  
Old 06-15-2010, 05:04 AM
  #10  
Seasoned Member
 
SGT ABN XJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Former Tampa Fl. now Southern Indiana
Posts: 412
Year: 1990
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0 HO
Default

Nice rig, love the rack and lights. Good luck on the 8.8 install..
SGT ABN XJ is offline  
Old 06-15-2010, 11:56 AM
  #11  
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Everett, WA
Posts: 1,859
Year: 1992
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

Originally Posted by duffman5001 View Post
Just got my 8.8 conversion kit and diff cover from ruffstuff specialties! these are serious parts! Very good price too.
I used the same kit and love it. didnt care for the shock mounts though
xjoffroad is offline  
Old 06-15-2010, 01:14 PM
  #12  
CF Veteran
 
offroadnut36's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Hollidaysburg, PA
Posts: 5,603
Year: 1990
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0 lt. 242 cu.in.
Default

Sweet lookin Jeep.
offroadnut36 is offline  
Old 06-15-2010, 05:53 PM
  #13  
Seasoned Member
Thread Starter
 
duffman5001's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NW Montana
Posts: 361
Year: 88
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

Thanks for all the compliments guys! Today my front carrier came in the mail! Woo hoo now I'm waitin on gears and lockers and rear carrier.. I feel like a little kid .. ha ha
duffman5001 is offline  
Old 06-15-2010, 05:57 PM
  #14  
Member
 
zedpapa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: san diego
Posts: 205
Year: 1989
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 2002 WJ 4.0
Default

the switch to an ax-15 is not hard. no adapters needed, it should just bolt in. you do have to change the input gear on the transfer case but that's easy. i did the swap on mine in just a few hours.

zedpapa
zedpapa is offline  
Old 06-15-2010, 06:01 PM
  #15  
Senior Member
 
FlemingXJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ft. Collins, Co
Posts: 735
Year: 1998
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0L I6
Default

woah, nice rack/lightbar setup. this is mine haha

familiar?
Name:  IMG_0094.jpg
Views: 46
Size:  94.6 KB
FlemingXJ is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Mexico bound JEEP project


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: