So I am adding this now over 2 years later! LOL! This has been way more expensive than what I thought it would be and I dont have a money tree! My plans when I started this were to refresh the motor and get a lift and bolt on some tires. Newby thoughts at the time! As I have been working on my jeep and reading jeepforum, cherokeeforum, naxja, I have learned that A lot goes into this! I have spent a lot of time and money the first two years just getting the drive train reliable. Now that I have that completed time to spend some money on it to make it trail worthy!
Rebuilt 1990 renix 4.0 bored .30 over
Rebuilt AW4 by Jaspers
Countless dollars spent on diagnosing no start issues, random dieing issues
Replaced just about every sensor a renix era Cherokee has
3 1/2 inch Tuff Country Lift with new leafs
JCR DIY front bumper and Super winch
Rustys Oil pan and transfer case skid plates
Hack and tap SYE on Np242 Transfer case
Build the HpD30 / D44 for 33" or 35" tires
Buy some 33" or 35" tires-Cant Wait!!!
Rear quarter armor
Some sort of rock rails- cant decide to build or buy
On board air
This is my Daily Driver!
My best friend took me with him this year to the Rubicon trail! What an experience. I have a couple of jeeps so its time to start building! Hope to have my XJ ready by 2013! Wish me luck!
First things first; pull a motor and start the overhaul!
I have a choice between an NP231 or an NP242 transfer case; Still undecided on wich one to use.
Here are a few pics of the engine pull!