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XJAbuzer 05-20-2009 02:03 PM

Abuzed 2000 Cherokee...black -n- blue build
 
I have been at this site for quite some time now but I have never created a rig thread, so here we are.


I bought the Jeep in 2006 bone stock with the exception of a power sunroof. 4.0l, AW4, 29 spline 8.25....

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The first mod I did to it was some JKS discos...

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Next, I trimmed the fenders and managed to stuff some 31s under it that were purchased for $150 from a co-worker...

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...followed shortly by some Herculiner across the lower portion....

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Fast forward to September of 2007, when I purchased my RE6130 and installed it at my friends shop....gotta love access to a mechanics lift.

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Around a month later, I got a C4x4 winch bumper and rear bumper...

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XJAbuzer 05-20-2009 02:06 PM

February of 2008 I purchased some TrXus MTs 31x10.50

Fast forward again to August of 2008. After many miles of abuse, the 4.0 developed a knock. It was rebuild time. Since it is my daily driver, I needed a motor I could build on while I still used my Jeep to get back and forth to work. I bought a H.O. motor that came out of a 1993 with 160,000 miles on it.

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Machined crank .010 over

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020 over bore

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Double timing chain set

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gapless rings and cerami-coated pistons (I only have a pic of the pistons...taken at the machine shop that I purchased them from....got them cheaper that way)

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Head decked .010 and rebuilt by the machine shop

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Hesco #HESSPRSS6 4.0L Performance Valve Springs & Retainers

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It also has Hesco #RVOB6 4.0-4.2L Camshaft & Lifters (not pictured) and Hesco #PR-301 72-76 Stamped Rocker Push Rods 9.594" Length.




Getting ready to tear out the dead dog...

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Oh....whats this in number 5 intake port?!?!?!?

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The oil/water mix was like paste..

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Number 5 piston was laying in the bottom of the pan...

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You can see all the way to the bottom of the head....

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Yup, this block is toast....

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I found out as I was back washing the injectors to put them on the new motor that number 5 injector was stuck open. I have a feeling that's what caused this.


On to the new motor.

Painted it Mopar blue and purchased a cheap header and had it cerami-coated.

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Got it in the Jeep...sitting on Brown Dog Offroad motor mounts.

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With the motor install came a 2.5 inch exhaust with a Thrush muffler made of 301 stainless fully welded. It has a nice sound to it.

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XJAbuzer 05-20-2009 02:18 PM

A few months ago I got a DPG offroad belly skid and an Aussie Locker in the 8.25


Now on to some action....

Here I had a friends wife riding with me.

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Here I bent a rim at the end of the video.

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Some more when I was playing around at our local spot...

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That is all for now. More updates will be posted as they come around. I am currently gathering parts and money to properly move up to 35s.

XJAbuzer 06-28-2009 07:28 AM

Rubicons "great product" after 2 years and they refused to replace the springs under warranty so I replaced them with BDS 5inch packs.

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these pics was taken with the axle unbolted from the spring...this is merely the weight of the spring
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Rubicon Express do not stand behind their products. Even Bob Supplee from Supplees Offroad thought they should have replaced them.


Here is my 2 year old 4.5" Rubicon Express leaf pack compared to the BDS 5" leaf pack


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I bought some American Racing Series 185 for her and some ACOS to level her up. Once I get back from my Colorado trip in August, I will be making the transition to 35s.

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I know this is "just another XJ on 31s" but any feedback on it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

TYphoonXJ 06-28-2009 10:11 AM

This isnt "just another" XJ. This thing is freaking sweet! I love it!

JeepStreet 06-28-2009 10:43 AM

Rubicon springs huh!? <- that sucks they didnt back up thier product. I have ran BDS on 2 YJs so far and find them to be way to stiff, but a good product. They had asked no questions when I had some shocks warranteed, impressive I thought.

Looks great, what kind of performance are you getting out of that motor? One heck of a job you are doin.

Your XJ is like a nice set of boobies! Like a B cup.

XJAbuzer 06-28-2009 10:48 AM

Thanks guys.


I havent dynoed the motor but I noticed a huge difference from the original one (when it ran good). It seems to really shine around 2500 RPM.

-Shoey- 06-28-2009 10:49 AM

Awesome rig!

XJAbuzer 08-03-2009 05:21 PM

I added KC lights to the cowl Saturday. Tomorrow I am installing my CB.

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This payday, I am going to buy the IronRock long arm upgrade.

99XJon 08-03-2009 10:45 PM

nice looking XJ ya got there buddy :)

XJAbuzer 08-05-2009 12:11 PM

Thanks.


I installed the CB yesterday. The antenna cable I purchased turned out to be too short. I will buy another one this weekend and get it installed.


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Pic of the mounting...working with the self tappers that I had on hand....who says bolts have to match...lol

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nwiTJdave 08-05-2009 12:40 PM

looks good keep it up

XJ_Renegade 08-05-2009 02:51 PM

Lookin' pretty freakin' amazing if you ask me. Keep up the good work, man.

bigdaddyh 08-18-2009 04:01 PM

pm sent to OKJT

like the trail rig.

Which CB did you get. Just got my Midland hand held installed.

xWhite420wIDOWx 08-18-2009 04:09 PM

Simply awesome.=-)


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