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Old 09-03-2012, 09:48 PM
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Ok kids, so the time has finally come, my 95' Cherokee 5 speed is going upwards.

I have started ordering the majority of my parts, so I will share my build list.

The plan is for about 5" of lift with 33X10.50 KM2's on 15X8 with 4" bs.

I already have IRO upper & lower control arms installed and I have an SYE in the garage waiting to be installed.

I have to change out my front axle before I can order tires since my front pinion bearing is toast.

I plan to buy a Dana 30 w/ 4.10 gears and I will just leave the front driveshaft disconnected until I can afford a Ford 8.8 with 4.10s to go in the rear.

Order on 9/1 from Clayton Offroad
  • 4.5" Lift Coils
Order on 9/2 from Iron Rock Offroad
  • Bilstein 5100 Series Shocks
  • JKS Quicker Disconnects
  • XJ /ZJ Adjustable Double Shear Track Bar Kit
  • XJ Leaf Spring Degree Shims with centering pins
  • XJ / ZJ Coil Spring Isolator, pair
  • Heavy Duty Coil Spring Retainer for XJ, ZJ, TJ
  • XJ Front Extended Length Bumpstops
  • XJ Rear Extended Bumpstop
  • XJ, ZJ, TJ Extended Length Stainless Steel Braided Brake Hose Kit
Planned orders for the near future include:
  • JKS 1" lift shackles
  • Early 90's S10 leaf springs for a bastard pack.
  • V8 ZJ Tie Rod
  • V8 ZJ Front Driveshaft for my rear driveshaft.
  • Possibly a shackle relocation kit?
Planned orders for the new year include:
  • Ford 8.8 axle w/ 4.10s and all necessary hardware
  • 5X 33X10.50 BFG KM2s
  • 1 Cragar Soft 8 15X8
  • ARB Front Bumper
  • Warn winch
  • Either a tire carrier or roof rack or some kind.
Parts I already have:
  • IRO Upper and Lower control arms (Installed)
  • AA SYE kit (Uninstalled)
  • 4 Cragar soft 8's 15X8 (Uninstalled)
Stay tuned, the near future is going to be fun.

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Old 09-03-2012, 10:29 PM
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sweet plans! post some before pictures
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About D*** Time!
What the F*** is taking so long? LOL

Good luck w/your build
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:51 PM
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Get some pics up! I'm originally from Missoula
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:35 AM
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Just gotta say that I love the customer service @ Iron Rock Offroad. I ordered this stuff on the weekend and as of 9 AM this morning I have an invoice in my email. Pretty dang good for the day after a holiday.
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:39 AM
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I'll get some pics up soon, I've got school in a little bit but I will snap some pics and go over the good and the bad of my XJ after I get home.
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Alright, so, as promised here are a few before pics, along with a few details of the good, the bad, and the ugly.

So some of the good include that the Jeep is still running very strong with 180K on it.
I recently replaced the control arms with IRO uppers and lowers.
I just replace the wheel bearings ( they will be coming off and going onto a newer dana 30).

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The bad includes things like, lots of rattles, especially in the flip out windows and in the dash, though I'm sure some of that is due to it needing an alignment.
The gas mileage for a stock cherokee is not great. I'm getting around 13mpg after doing a tune up within the last 6 months (leads me to think that maybe I need to replace my O2 sensors).

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The ugly: The ride...sucks. I'm talking "wum wum wum wum" and then the occasional bone jarring "bang" when I hit any sort of bump.

My shocks, shot.

My leaf spring bushings, shot.

My pinion bearing in the dana 30, shot.

My tie rod ends are actually not terrible.

My brakes, shot.

There are a lot of things I will be fixing on this sucker to get her running happy again.

Until next time, here's a little **** of one of my first projects I did to the jeep.

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Old 09-06-2012, 11:39 PM
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Box number 1 came today!!! Bilstein shocks and some quick disconnects.

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Well, box #2 is here from IRO and let me tell you, their track bar is beefy. I can't say that I'm all too surprised though cuz I have their control arms as well and they are just as comparable.
I'm headed on a road trip to my brothers wedding tonight so I will upload the pic I took of box #2 when I get there.
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Those apartments look familiar... SW Higgins & Hillview?
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:19 PM
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Oleary st... Right behind home depot
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:00 AM
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Alright well here is box #2. Pretty stoked to finally be doing all of this.

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Came home from work this morning and took a nap, and found these guys on my porch when I woke up. Thank you Clayton Offroad.

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Also** I have a 1996 Dana 30 w/ 4.10s being shipped up to my cousins house.

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Probably gonna take a trip to the junkyard this weekend to pick up some leaf packs, a driveshaft and a tie rod... and whatever else I might find when I get there
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sweet! i bet getting all this stuff feels good. i cant wait to start recieving parts like you
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