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View Poll Results: To lengthen or not to lengthen and how to go about it?
Leave it be with rear axle 6" wider 2 8.33%
Add 2" adapters to the front making the difference only 2" total 7 29.17%
Add 3" adapters to the front making the axles the same length 2 8.33%
You have no business owning this Cherokee. Drive it off of a cliff immediately! 9 37.50%
Other - please specify 4 16.67%
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Unread 03-06-2013, 07:11 AM   #76
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37x12.5 interco trxxus m/ts on a 16in rim. I love em they're the best deep snow tires I've had. But i bought them used for 800 because they're too damn expensive

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Unread 03-06-2013, 07:15 AM   #77
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$800 WITH rims and all? See. . . I can handle that price. Guess I need to save up and then keep my eyes glued to the forum classifieds and CL. First I need to buy a rear bumper, SYE, and a few other small things though. Maybe tires by next winter.
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Unread 03-06-2013, 07:17 AM   #78
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$800 WITH rims and all? See. . . I can handle that price. Guess I need to save up and then keep my eyes glued to the forum classifieds and CL. First I need to buy a rear bumper, SYE, and a few other small things though. Maybe tires by next winter.
Nooo that was just for tires lol

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Unread 03-06-2013, 09:53 AM   #79
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Since when do f 250s use 5 lugs?

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that should be a 150. they are 5 lug.
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Unread 03-06-2013, 03:22 PM   #80
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Ok, this might be ridiculous, but thought I'd throw it out there to see what you guys think.

I already have my 33's mounted on the different bolt pattern wheels. 6 lug front (Waggy) and 5 lug rear (Ford). If running 2" spacers would be better than the 2" 2-piece adapters I could pick up spacers for the front instead. Then I wouldn't have to get the front wheels remounted on the 5 lug wheels. I could get a spare and have it mounted on a 6 lug wheel (already have 2 extra 5 and 6 lug wheels). Then I could buy ONE of the 5 to 6 lug 2-piece adapters and use it if I get a flat in the rear. The only thing this would not allow me to do is rotate my tires.

I don't know..... the thought just popped into my head driving to work and thought I would put it out there to see if it was a valid option or just ridiculous.
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Unread 03-06-2013, 05:21 PM   #81
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Ok, this might be ridiculous, but thought I'd throw it out there to see what you guys think.

I already have my 33's mounted on the different bolt pattern wheels. 6 lug front (Waggy) and 5 lug rear (Ford). If running 2" spacers would be better than the 2" 2-piece adapters I could pick up spacers for the front instead. Then I wouldn't have to get the front wheels remounted on the 5 lug wheels. I could get a spare and have it mounted on a 6 lug wheel (already have 2 extra 5 and 6 lug wheels). Then I could buy ONE of the 5 to 6 lug 2-piece adapters and use it if I get a flat in the rear. The only thing this would not allow me to do is rotate my tires.

I don't know..... the thought just popped into my head driving to work and thought I would put it out there to see if it was a valid option or just ridiculous.
There's one thing wrong with your solution. Spare should be for the rear, longer axle(no spacer!!), if you put the adapter/spacer on one side of your rear axle you're gonna dog-track your way home.
You're really gonna have a lot of jacked up problems with two lengths of axles and two bolt patterns. I know you don't wanna hear it, but the F150 front would be an awesome fix to the whole problem. You could possibly just trade the waggy 44 straight across.
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Unread 03-06-2013, 05:24 PM   #82
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FACK! I know.... another guy on pirate that I bought my steering off of suggested I swap my 9" 3rd member into a shorter 9". That sounds like a good plan to me, but just don't feel like dealing with it right now.
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Unread 03-06-2013, 06:28 PM   #83
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I'd be swapping an axle just so I wouldn't have to type that mess again let alone actually deal with it.
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Unread 03-06-2013, 07:06 PM   #84
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I'd be swapping an axle just so I wouldn't have to type that mess again let alone actually deal with it.
eh, I'm bored at work. I have time to waste on useless long-winded posts.

Think I'm still rolling with the 2" 2-piece adapters on the front. **** it....
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Unread 03-09-2013, 11:31 AM   #85
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hahahahaha.... I like that I'm up to 6 votes informing me that I have no business owning my XJ and that I should just drive it off of a cliff.

FYI.... I ordered the 2" adapters from Motosport-Tech (pirate 4x4 member) last week.
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Unread 03-09-2013, 05:42 PM   #86
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When are we driving this thing off a cliff??

I got rear wheel spacers from the same guys and they've held up fine for the last 2 years. Just use a torque wrench and re torque them after the intial install. I would have gotten a different front housing(j10 44 or hpf250 and buy gears) or cut down the rear but thats just me.
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Unread 03-09-2013, 05:46 PM   #87
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When are we driving this thing off a cliff??

I got rear wheel spacers from the same guys and they've held up fine for the last 2 years. Just use a torque wrench and re torque them after the intial install. I woul
Who knows.... maybe the first time I take it to Rausch Creek to wheel

If not then....maybe after I get its replacement and get all my aftermarket parts swapped over.
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