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post #16 of 21 Old 09-05-2012, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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So now she's sporting 5.5" rustys springs front and rear. Dana 30 High pinion with truetrack up front, and the 35 with chromo shafts and full detroit rear.

Also had the winch plate fab'd into the front bumper and picked up a smitty built X20 winch that will be going on very soon after I have the stinger finished up on the bumper.






1995 Grand Cherokee Laredo, V8, 242 T-case swap, custom driveshafts, bumpers/rock sliders, X20 8000# winch, Rough country long arm kit w/5.5" rustys springs, full Detroit rear locker, HP D30/trutrack, 4:11 gears 32x11.5x15 Maxxis MT's
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post #17 of 21 Old 03-09-2013, 05:23 PM
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updates?

BUILD THREAD 97 ZJ V8
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/1997-jeep-grand-cherokee-build-1423502/
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post #18 of 21 Old 08-21-2013, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry for the lack of updates. Haven't been able to get much done for quite awhile but here goes:

I've completed the long arm install, upgraded the steering with rusty's hd offset steering setup, finished the stinger, and now I just need to finish the exhaust.

First off, the rough country long arm kit is NOT a weekend driveway bolt on kit. In the end, I welded the rear long arm mounts (and will weld the transfer case mount when I get time) and rented a plasma cutter because trying to sawzall the rear control arm mounts is just comical.





The steering was hitting the swaybar mounts after installing the 5.5" springs and long arm so I went with the rusty's hd offset setup.






The stinger is all finished, just need time to wire the lights and winch.



Here it is with everything mocked up


Here is some flex I did to test clearances after the front long arm was installed but not the rear.



Lastly, here is the damaged upper control arm mount that necessitated the long arm kit to begin with. (Let this be a lesson to all you short arm guys running 6" of lift, its only a matter of time before this happens to you)


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post #19 of 21 Old 08-22-2013, 08:17 AM
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Looking good man keep it up!

my dual sport build http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/project-bumptastic-947070/
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post #20 of 21 Old 08-22-2013, 08:57 AM
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Lookin good, i like that bumper. How you liking the trutrac? Get to use it yet?
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post #21 of 21 Old 08-22-2013, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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Lookin good, i like that bumper. How you liking the trutrac? Get to use it yet?
I don't even notice the trutrac, the full Detroit on the other hand is VERY noticeable. You really have to "coast" around corners so it doesn't tear up your tires.

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