Current specs: Year & Model
2001 XJ Cherokee Engine
4.0 I-6 Transmission
AW4 Transfer Case
NP231 w/RE Hack 'n' Tap, CV shaft Front Axle
99' XJ HP D30, Spicer 5-760x u-joints, Big Daddy Monster tierod w/Moog ends Rear Axle
Dana 44, welded tubes, Under Cover Fab truss system with diff cover, TNT Customs 1.5" U-bolt eliminators, Rubicon front air locker, Ford Explorer rear disc brakes using EBC Green Stuff pads and ZJ Centric rotors, 30 spline Superior Evolution shafts Gear Ratio
3.55 f/3.54 r Suspension
Procomp 3.5" leafs on top of TNT Customs 1.5" U-bolt eliminators, RC 4.5" coils, shocks, and X-Flex LCAs, RE SF UCA's, HD track bar, track bar brace, and control arm drop brackets, JKS Quicker disconnects Tires
31x10.5 BFGoodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM's Wheels
15x8 American Racing D-Windows, 4" b/s Recovery
25 ft tow strap, D rings up front, Reese Hitch w/d ring out back Armor
OR-Fab Rockslider front bumper w/grill hoop, Mopar gas tank skid, TNT Customs HD Belly pan Accessories
KC bumper lights, Manaflow cat, Super44 offroad muffler, Chrysler Laser turbo hood vent, TNT Customs Unibody stiffeners, JKS Cross-over rear shock mount
Things waiting to go on:
06 SRT10 Viper power steering pump w/PSC Power steering pulley
Hayden power steering cooler
THOR Cowl intake - Ordered
Shackle relocation brackets
Poly Performance Jeep XJ Rear Spring Hanger Brackets
Old Man Emu XJ 3" Medium Load Leaf Springs
Detroit for the HP Dana 30
Front axle/suspension Front HP Dana 44
Under Cover Fab Dana 44 front truss system(not yet available, debating on just going for BTF truss) Link bracket / coil spring / shock mount combo - Done Dana 44 Inner Knuckle Gusset Set (Inner C's) - Ordered
Superior 5.13 gears
Chevy flat top knuckles w/Moog ball joints - Done, Chevy small bearing spindles - Ordered, 81-87 Chevy 1/2 ton calipers - Done, EBC Yellow Stuff pads, Wagner hubs and rotors(76-92 Ford 1/2 ton - 11.75") - Done, Warn Premium Lockouts - Done
79 Chevy outer axle shafts - Done
79 Ford inner axle shafts - Done Dana/Spicer 5-760X u-joints with full circle clips.
NP231J - Done
NP231HD donor for wide chain sprockets, and 6 pinion planetary - Done
New replacement wide chain(Cloyes P/N 10022)
JB Conversions Super short SYE
231 rebuild kit
Tera 2Lo conversion
Ford HP44 - Done
Ford 9" rear axle
37"x12.5"R17 Goodyear MT/R w/Kevlar
Crawl Fab Weld on Bead locks on 17x9 Black Rock Type D wheels - 5-5.5", 4.5" B/S
Custom 3 link
Strange Engineering Pro Nodular 9" 3rd member, Detroit, 35 spline alloy shafts.
Possibly fix the damage from getting t-boned and cover it in armor. Eventually building a Hybrid rear/exo front to complement the rear armor
Inspiration for the Hybrid cage:
Inspiration for the Front Exo:
Some where I'd like to do a rear 4 link possibly using a few TNT components. Like the rest of the belly pan and rear cross member from their 4 link kit(all the yellow stuff in the pic minus the arms), and building my own arms.
Three years on the 14th, and the Jeeps B-Day is 10/10/00 according to what the dealership told me when they ran my VIN. Goal is next weekend to try and get the new LCA brackets, belly pan, and frame stiffeners on, and at least start work again on the new 44.
But as you can tell, it's considerably more bulky than any of the ones shown above, the whole back half plan is also because aside from rocker damage, all the off-road damage I take is behind the c-pillar. Both drip rails, d-pillars, and quarter panels have taken hits, as well as the rear hatch a few times. It's definitely a problem area, that would need to be armored up, and exo'd. Also as 4dr XJs get bigger, the back door frame becomes an issue as you can only trim so fare before you get into the door, and we are forced to stretch the rear to make room for bigger tires, opening up that can of worms. And last but not least, The Explorer mod, the damage is border line bad enough, that I'd almost need to cut out that entire section of the jeep and weld one from a donor Jeep, because the time and work needed to get it back to normal.
I think you can see where I'm going with all this.
No frame stiffeners, belly pan, and LCA brackets this weekend UPS apparently lost the order somewhere, TNT sent me another set yesterday. I'm not really sure when all of the goodies are going on. Though, me and James are going back up to my Dads today to start cleaning the frame rails for the stiffeners, and I'll try and get the new ds rebuilt. Probably going to work on his corner guards too, to get them closer to being ready for paint.
The 14th is Wednesday, I might be able to get the LCA brackets in by then, I'll at least try and wash and wax the Jeep to let it know I love it.
UPS tried to deliver the stiffeners yesterday but no one was home, and will redeliver today. Going to try to get with Robert tomorrow and get some progress going here, then it's back to work on the Pumpkinator this weekend after drill.
I think I'm going to go wash the Jeep, I want to do something nice for it today.