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Old 07-06-2015, 04:50 AM
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Started with a 92 Cherokee that I bought for $500.. 5 speed Manual was bone stock, but have tons of ideas and plans
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Pieced together a temporary lift comprised of the budget boost 2" coil spacers blocks and drop shackles, then trimmed and trimmed more to stuff 35s
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Old 07-06-2015, 04:54 AM
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Started paint, added a snorkel, made custom tail lights because well I like lights and specifically LED
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How she currently sits. Awaiting a motor swap, but she does still runs and drives fine, just leaks oil like a sieve from the crankshaft continually eating rear mains. Btw sorry for a pic per post lol trying to get caught up a bit and the phone only lets me upload 1 pic per post
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Are your front tires over inflated or just alignment issues?
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Are your front tires over inflated or just alignment issues?
All are sitting at 35 psi. Needs an alignment, but since I plan on adding a 4.5-5.5" long arm lift on top of the existing lift I'm holding off on an alignment til after, as to not have to do it twice..
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Reason I ask is I see uneven dirt on them. Dirt in the center and not on the sides of the tread I mean
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Reason I ask is I see uneven dirt on them. Dirt in the center and not on the sides of the tread I mean
Totally understandable! They were already uneven from coming off my truggy, but the alignment on this is off so it doesn't help them out any haha... Might try and tweak it a lil bit until after the lift so I can take it in for a professional alignment
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Threw in some hood vents to help keep that 4.0 cool while out wheeling





Added in a fire extinguisher just in case





Thought replacing the oil pan and gasket would help fix the leak I have, but some research has lead me to believe it's easier to just swap in a newer motor than attempt to fix it
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I installed hood vents as well and bypassed my heater valve. My jeep runs cooler now
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I installed hood vents as well and bypassed my heater valve. My jeep runs cooler now
Noticed a big difference after driving it today, on an unusually warm day in Alaska. Definitely gave all that hot air a place to go and kept the motor from running hot while stuck at lights and what not
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Not the biggest around, but here's a size comparison of mine next to my buddies before we brought his back up 2"
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What taillights are those?
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What taillights are those?
The ones on mine are custom made from lights off my old truck


Most of this truck was parted into the Cherokee after the trans blew, as to where I got the not sure, but Amazon and places that sell trailer lighting might have em
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Sweet. I'm jealous of the mud. It rained 3 inches just east if me yesterday but I have yet to see a drop of rain this monsoon season
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