Hello from Tucson

Old 01-16-2019, 05:16 PM
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Hello fellow jeepers,

Moved to Arizona from Florida couple years ago and have been itching to grab a Jeep.

Just bought a 2000 Cherokee, had previously owned a 94 and 01.

Paid a premium? These things are getting expensive and hard to find apparently.

Grabbed this guy from the border, which meant worked was done on the other side of the line, which means I am currently redoing all the bs work they ďtriedĒ doing, starting with an SYE.

Lifted to 3-3.5Ē with 32Ē tires on some garbage springs and blocks. I honestly should have haggled the guy more but it was clean and mileage was low, ~130k.

Anyways, hello and will be seeing you guys around, hopefully on the trails soon!

thanks guys


hopefully I didnít butcher the picture sizing...sorry mods.

Ps, anyone know where I can get a transmission dipstick tube for an AW4? They are discontinued through the dealer...
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:48 PM
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Welcome to the Forum JGravey !

Nice looking XJ The wheels look good on it!
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Old 01-16-2019, 11:28 PM
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Thanks Ronnie, she looks good, just needs some TLC underneath. I couldnít go past 45-50 on a 75mph highway, felt like the rear axle was going to rip off. Hopefully the SYE and new driveshaft will aleviate the vibration. Looked like the tip of the snout is mere mm from flying off the output shaft. Haha
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You stated it has blocks what does the pinion angle look like?
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:32 AM
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Blocks are slightly tapered, I measured the pinion at 4.5 deg. While the output shaft was measured at 12. The subframe has no spacers, it looked like they tried to drop it but stopped when one bolt broke. Iíve been drilling this bolt out a little for the past two days after work, only have a couple minutes after work before the wife gets home, I played around with dropping the trans about an inch with a jack to see what it would look like and the angles matched at 9. It was really quick, so I could have measured wrong, but currently itís sitting within a degree. At the same time I found a dent in the rear drive shaft that wasnít very deep but big enough to throw off the balance that I didnít see at first, and another small dent luckily not bigger than a dime. So all in all, I just decided to go through converting to a non slip yoke and new drive shaft to call it a day. hopefully the suspension will hold up for a few months, until I decide to replace it with a quality lift.
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