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Old 09-06-2015, 10:32 PM
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I have decided that the local offroad shop should probably look at it. So will have them do it when I get my alignment done. After looking around I believe that I am going to buy the nut inserts for the steering knuckles instead of reaming them out. Also I notice that smittybilt started selling a stinger for there bumpers so I may eventually end up with one of them.
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Old 09-26-2015, 05:39 PM
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Steering is installed and it goes in and out of 4wd. There is a lot of bump steer so that is another thing to fix. But I did a local trail and it did really well.







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Have not updated in a while because not a lot of work has been done.





Got a Cherokee forum sticker





Did a headlight upgrade, the rampage headlight kit from quadratec. Way better than stock





Just a photo of the one ton steering





Wrapped the steering wheel in paracord





Made door panels, was never happy with how the factory ones looked. Also installed fatmat mega may sound deadener to help quiet things down.





Built a new storage box because I wanted more bass then I was getting from the alpine type r 8 I had. This is a Jl 12 in a ported box and it is louder than the two 12s I had before on the same amp. Also I think the storage box looks better.





Also made it so I can haul my bike on the roof with a fork mount using Yakima blockhead mounts.

The next thing I would like to do is fix the door gaps. the weather stripping does not touch the door and that causes a lot of wind noise at highway speeds.
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Old 11-01-2015, 04:17 AM
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Looking good. I think you have inspired me to paint my whole jeep. Its two toned now cuz I don't care for all tan cherokees but yours looks good so I think I may paint the rest of mine
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Old 11-02-2015, 05:58 AM
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Originally Posted by 93_xjcherokee View Post
Looking good. I think you have inspired me to paint my whole jeep. Its two toned now cuz I don't care for all tan cherokees but yours looks good so I think I may paint the rest of mine
Thanks, yes the first thing people notice is the paint, after someone saw I painted there yj like it. And I have a friend that wants to paint his bronco the same way.
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Old 12-22-2015, 12:10 PM
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A few things have been done and a few things are going to happen. I have been looking for a parts jeep 1997 and up to take the axles out and build them and installed them with lockers, regear and iron Rock offroad trusses.

I would also like the doors but need to find a jeep with roll up windows so the swap is do able. And I would like to take the center console so I can cup holders and a e brake. But this is what I have done and have bought.




Painted the roof black





Installed a 10 inch light bar for the rear of the rack. It is the quadratec 10 inch flood bar. Very bright good price and I like the single row





Installed a rear camera off of a garmin navigator





Order this winch





This is a flip up license plate bracket for the winch.





Offroad winch kit and it came with a free shovel.





This is a 20 inch light bar same one as the rear but it is a combo bar instead of a flood.





And iron rock offroad frame stiffeners.
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Old 12-22-2015, 12:47 PM
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Still having steering issues? Might be because you have an OTK steering with a UTK track bar. They should be as close to parallel as possible, your angles are off.
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Still having steering issues? Might be because you have an OTK steering with a UTK track bar. They should be as close to parallel as possible, your angles are off.
Yea it has a bit of bump steer, what is a otk track bar.
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Originally Posted by by921 View Post
Yea it has a bit of bump steer, what is a otk track bar.
Most of the time when going OTK (Over The Knuckle) with the steering, you have to relocate the track bar to go higher as well. You want the steering drag link and track bar to be parallel. Here is a picture of Serious Offroad's OTK steering, you can see the new track bar mount above the factory one. I'll also include a JCR OTK steering with the relocated track bar.




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Originally Posted by unidentifiedbomb View Post
Most of the time when going OTK (Over The Knuckle) with the steering, you have to relocate the track bar to go higher as well. You want the steering drag link and track bar to be parallel. Here is a picture of Serious Offroad's OTK steering, you can see the new track bar mount above the factory one. I'll also include a JCR OTK steering with the relocated track bar.




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So all it is the mount moved up higher and not a new track bar?
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Might need one, depending on how much adjustment you have. If it is raised two inches then you need to shorten it roughly two inches. I edited a picture your steering picture to illustrate what I'm describing to help. The yellow is your current setup, and the orange is the correct angle and where the track bar would be with a higher mount. The mounts aren't hard to find.
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Originally Posted by unidentifiedbomb View Post
Might need one, depending on how much adjustment you have. If it is raised two inches then you need to shorten it roughly two inches. I edited a picture your steering picture to illustrate what I'm describing to help. The yellow is your current setup, and the orange is the correct angle and where the track bar would be with a higher mount. The mounts aren't hard to find.
In order to get it correct I would most likely need a new track bar. But if there are no downsides having them in parrell then having bump steer I will live with it until I get a front axle to build
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In order to get it correct I would most likely need a new track bar. But if there are no downsides having them in parrell then having bump steer I will live with it until I get a front axle to build
Sounds good. But at least you know what you have to do when you build the axle. Looking forward to seeing how this build goes, it's come a long way from almost a piece of scrap.
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I have gotten the winch and the light bar installed and works well but I did have to do an oil pan gasket and while I had it apart I did a rear main seal and cause a new problem. Before when it got hot it would leak oil out of the pan on to the exhaust and make it smoke a lot. Know it doesn't leak from the pan but leaks from the rear main seal when I turn the jeep off so now it needs done again. Also I still have not installed the frame siffeners yet. Anyway here are photos of the light and winch.



The license plate mount I ordered didn't work so I had to order the smittybilt one instead. It is very tuff as I ran it to something with it and it didn't even fall of





I had to make a bracket because the light was too big for the bull bar





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Are you worried about over heating at all haha ?? You blocked a good 70% of your grill!! Looks real good though!!

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I have gotten the winch and the light bar installed and works well but I did have to do an oil pan gasket and while I had it apart I did a rear main seal and cause a new problem. Before when it got hot it would leak oil out of the pan on to the exhaust and make it smoke a lot. Know it doesn't leak from the pan but leaks from the rear main seal when I turn the jeep off so now it needs done again. Also I still have not installed the frame siffeners yet. Anyway here are photos of the light and winch.



The license plate mount I ordered didn't work so I had to order the smittybilt one instead. It is very tuff as I ran it to something with it and it didn't even fall of





I had to make a bracket because the light was too big for the bull bar





High beams





Light bar
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