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getgnar 03-12-2011 08:53 AM

John's 97' Cherokee Build
 
Well, this is my 3rd cherokee. Had to get rid of the 96.
It's a 97xj 4x4 5 speed with 142K. My plans are to regear front and rear to 4:10 gears and run 33s.
Right when I brought it home.
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/IMG_0112.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/DSCN3449.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/DSCN3446.jpg

Got a Chrysler 8.25 rear axle with 4:10 gears from the junkyard, its from a 98 2wd 2.5L cherokee. Already painted and ready to put in.
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/DSCN3441.jpg

Pulled the front axle out, gonna send it to the shop to have 4:10 gears put in it.
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/DSCN3445.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/DSCN3444.jpg

3.5" RE leaf springs painted along with adj track bar, diff cover, and control arms
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/DSCN3443.jpg

zach_oh_mi 03-12-2011 10:32 AM

Looks like a good start. Cant wait to see how it turns out.

getgnar 03-12-2011 07:04 PM

Thanks. I plan on taking the D30 to get 4:10 gears put in monday. Eventually will have a front locker, but don't have the money right now. I hope the lift and axle swap are in by this coming up week.

ArrizX 03-12-2011 07:09 PM

Pretty sweet. Way to dive into it.

getgnar 03-14-2011 09:12 PM

Took the dana 30 to East coast gear supply today. I'll pick it up in a couple of days. should have the front done this week, then onto the rear axle.

karlo 03-14-2011 09:20 PM

Loos like a great start. I think replacing the front bumper would be nice.

getgnar 03-15-2011 07:16 PM

The 4:10 Chrysler 8.25
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/DSCN3452.jpg
RTV
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/DSCN3453.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/DSCN3456.jpg

getgnar 03-16-2011 09:58 PM

Did some more work to the xj today.
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/DSCN3459.jpg
Rear axle dropped.
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/DSCN3462.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/DSCN3463.jpg
4:10
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/DSCN3468.jpg
The stock 8.25 with 3:07 gears is out.
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/DSCN3470.jpg
Didn't break any shock bolts!
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/DSCN3472.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/DSCN3474.jpg

getgnar 03-19-2011 05:11 PM

The cherokee is off jack stands and almost done. Just need a new drag link, because the ball joint went bad. I'll post photos soon.

getgnar 03-19-2011 07:40 PM

Got the rear axle in with 4:10 gears along with new RE leaf springs and shocks
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/IMG_0347.jpg
Also got the D30 back from east coast gear supply. they put 4:10 gear in it for me. painted it
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/IMG_0350.jpg

getgnar 03-19-2011 07:42 PM

got some spacers to level out the front.
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/IMG_0351.jpg
sitting on jack stands
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/IMG_0357.jpg

getgnar 03-19-2011 07:49 PM

The upper and lower control arms were tough to get in
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/IMG_0368.jpg
Got it.
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/IMG_0371.jpg
got some longer brake lines from 4wheelparts
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/IMG_0382.jpg
shocks are in
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/IMG_0384.jpg

getgnar 03-19-2011 07:58 PM

got the tires on and off the jack stands!
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/IMG_0392.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/IMG_0394.jpg
I've gotta get a new draglink cause the ball joint just spins in place now. Also gotta put the rear brake lines in and do a 1" transfer case drop for now, until I get a SYE.

getgnar 03-31-2011 10:16 AM

had to get a new drag link
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/IMG_0411.jpg
Brake line are done
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/IMG_0414.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/IMG_0416.jpg
Took the cherokee too carolina beach
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/DSCN3486.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/DSCN3491.jpg

getgnar 04-09-2011 10:59 AM

Picked up some parts at the junkyard. hitch, tcase skid, and gas tank skid
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/DSCN3492.jpg
me and one of my buddies cherokees
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/DSCN3495.jpg
Me putting on the transfer case skid
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/DSCN3498.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...9/DSCN3501.jpg


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