Eric's '96 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Page 2 - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Grand Cherokee & Commander Forums > Grand Cherokee General Discussion > Eric's '96 Jeep Grand Cherokee

FS: Wrangler RGB Multicolor Fog Light LEDs: Awesome EffectJKS Now Available at www.baseline4x4.com, Trackbars, SkidsFS: 2007-2013 Jeep Wrangler "HALO" Angel Eye Kit

Reply
Unread 12-06-2009, 01:59 PM   #16
Technohead
Old School
 
Technohead's Avatar
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Exeter, RI
Posts: 6,586
November 2009:

Went wheeling yesterday. Everybody was riding solo so we did not get much in the way of pictures or video.

Here's my buddy trying to drive off a miniature cliff. At this point the fender and A-pillar were already dented so we winched him back up:



The easy way down:





A couple videos. The first is my buddy going up one side of a little hill and the second is me going down the back side:



So far, the Clayton suspension and new axles are working out great!


Last edited by Technohead; 02-14-2010 at 05:47 PM..
Technohead is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-06-2009, 02:00 PM   #17
Technohead
Old School
 
Technohead's Avatar
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Exeter, RI
Posts: 6,586
November 2009:

Some footage from a recent wheeling trip.









Videos of my rig on some of the more challenging parts of the trail:








My buddies XJ going through one of the deeper water holes:


Last edited by Technohead; 02-14-2010 at 05:45 PM..
Technohead is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-06-2009, 02:02 PM   #18
Technohead
Old School
 
Technohead's Avatar
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Exeter, RI
Posts: 6,586
November 2009:

A group of us from Ocean State Jeepsters wheeled Gretchen's on Sunday. Gretchen's is private land that is open to member clubs of the NEA4WD and is about the closest thing to wheeling utopia that I have ever seen. Trails range from "easy" to "extreme". There is an easy/moderate loop trail with difficult and extreme trails branching off. Its a really nice set up for groups with vehicles ranging from nearly stock to highly modified since everybody can pretty much hang together. My friend Brian is an OSJ prospect and brought his new JK out for the club initiation. I convinced him to get some sliders but the vehicle was completely stock otherwise. He was doing OK for a while; the factory limited slips were actually working very nicely, at least until the front differential grenaded! Welcome to the club Brian!! And good thing you are under warranty. On to the pictures:











Somehow managed to get through here without any body damage. At one point there was only 1/4" of clearance between the tree and door handle. That stump is what saved me; once the front tire hit the stump it pushed me away from the tree:



This is one of the extreme sections. Photo is taken from the main trail. You can see places where buggies riding 44's scraped on the rocks:





This is where Brian smoked his front differential:



Took quite a bit of heavy lifting to get him back out to the field in 2wd. In this photo we had just winched him over an obstacle on the "easy" trail and a big rock (visible under passenger door) decided to come along for the ride:




A few videos:









The snow should start flying soon so this could be the last wheeling trip until spring.

Last edited by Technohead; 02-14-2010 at 05:33 PM..
Technohead is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-06-2009, 02:11 PM   #19
biggoofy
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Troy, NC Uwharrie
Posts: 4,183
nice build man i cant wait to have mine looking similar
__________________
[CENTER]Zack

96 ZJ HP44 / 9"
90 XJ on 33s
RIP Troy aka BigBlueZJ94

FroBot Fab FTW

[URL="http://www.mallcrawlin.com/forum/showthread.php?22776-Biggoofy-s-96-ZJ-build!-**Building-axles**"]My Build[/URL]


Need quality parts call Andy at Ironman4x4fab!!!!!
[url]http://ironman4x4fab.com/index.html[/url]
[/CENTER]
biggoofy is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-06-2009, 04:09 PM   #20
250psd
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Oley
Posts: 118
Awesome build! You can send the beer to Reading PA. I'll find it!
250psd is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-07-2009, 10:21 PM   #21
sadass
Web Wheeler
 
sadass's Avatar
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Hopeless Juction, NY
Posts: 2,451
Nice Build, And If I ever make up your way Ill take you up on the beer you owe Me!
__________________
Military Jeepers.Com.
Jeep Forum member since 2/2002
5Nine=No replacement for Displacement
sadass is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-08-2009, 12:39 AM   #22
Greengc4x4
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 4,001
I read the whole thing. I really like your Jeep man.
Greengc4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-08-2009, 04:04 AM   #23
sadass
Web Wheeler
 
sadass's Avatar
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Hopeless Juction, NY
Posts: 2,451
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greengc4x4 View Post
I read the whole thing. I really like your Jeep man.
You forgot to mention theBEER
__________________
Military Jeepers.Com.
Jeep Forum member since 2/2002
5Nine=No replacement for Displacement
sadass is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-08-2009, 03:34 PM   #24
Mike97ZJ
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Newport, RI
Posts: 1,228
Good thread! I really like your Jeep, I just love those bumpers. I had read most of it at the OSJ board, but didn't see the updated part about the long arms and axle swaps.

Great videos, too.
Mike97ZJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-12-2009, 07:54 AM   #25
ZJPunk98
Registered User
2002 WJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Posts: 2,065
Nice build Eric, I read the whole thing. I'll collect that beer when we go riding. infact, since i'm the only one local to you, i'll collect for everyone who read the whole thread.
__________________
Erik

98 ZJ 5.2L JGC Limited Sold
02 4.7L HO JGC Overland
ZJPunk98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-15-2009, 11:14 PM   #26
indredsnake99
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: wakefield, massachusetts
Posts: 1,447
your jeep is amazing it is everything i want to do to mine and saving up to do


and i will take that beer since i read the entire thread
__________________
Wayne
1997 formerly GREEN now rustoleum bed lined zj 4.0 np242 bought 9/25/2008 MY 97 4.0 BUILD THREAD gone
1998 5.9l platnium zj np249 k&n sct bought 4/6/2010 MY NINER BUILD
2007 sahara 2 door wrangler stock bought 02/08/2011



Western Mass 4x4 KEVIN'S OFF ROAD IRON ROCK OFFROAD

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZJones View Post
You'll learn a lot. I didn't know anything when I first joined this site either. (not sure if that's changed at all :laugh:)
indredsnake99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-16-2009, 07:34 PM   #27
mcount2010
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 41
Hey man, i have a stock 98' grand Cherokee Laredo, straight 6, auto. this is my first car and i have had it fora little over a year had some major problems when i bought it, cracked radiator, front bumper stuff like that. but right now im thinking of christmas presents for my self and you seem like you really no what your doing. first of all your jeep is awesome looking. ok so for me i want some chunkie tires lol but i dont know if im going to need new rims or not i dont no what size or brand i should tell my mom. i dont want her to spend too much money but i want them to last and want them to look good also give my jeep a little lift. thanks i admire your jeep and what you did to it.
mcount2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-17-2009, 01:12 PM   #28
KHoff90
Registered User
2001  
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: , California via Maryland
Posts: 964
Sweet build man. I'm 19 so I can't drink that beer (legally lol).. Are you selling your sliders? I noticed after the Claytons and new axles were put on the sliders were gone, unless I missed some reading..
__________________
1997 ZJ 4.0 - IRO 3.5" Lift. 31x10.5x15 M/Ts - Sold January 2011 :(

PSN: KHoff128
KHoff90 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-17-2009, 06:51 PM   #29
Technohead
Old School
 
Technohead's Avatar
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Exeter, RI
Posts: 6,586
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcount2010 View Post
. . . ok so for me i want some chunkie tires lol but i dont know if im going to need new rims or not i dont no what size or brand i should tell my mom. . . .
I'd recommend All-Terrains instead of Mud-Terrains since they will last longer. The BFG AT's are a great mid-priced tire that wear like steel. General Grabber AT2's are also good and the price is right. Sizes 235/75R15 (28.8" tall) or 30x9.5x15 will fit nicely on your stock wheels. The 30's are about as big as you can go without a lift.


Quote:
Originally Posted by bball128 View Post
Sweet build man. I'm 19 so I can't drink that beer (legally lol).. Are you selling your sliders? I noticed after the Claytons and new axles were put on the sliders were gone, unless I missed some reading..
I had to remove the sliders because the mounting plates interferred with the control arm brackets. I never really liked sliders anyways because they reduce clearance. My plan is to cut out the rockers and replace them with "built-in" sliders. Probably I will cut the tubing of the Stage II sliders, weld it onto the new rockers, and then sell them as Stage I sliders.
Technohead is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-17-2009, 06:59 PM   #30
mcount2010
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 41
one more question would you recommend i get new wheels like rims will that do anything or not really?
mcount2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.